The defeats for Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn point to the Left’s difficulties in overcoming old party machines. Bottom-up labor organizing may sound like an attractive alternative — but it shouldn’t ignore the power of left populism in uniting people outside the workplace.
Lewis Bassett is a PhD student and political education officer for Derby North Constituency Labour Party.
Jeremy Corbyn’s call for a “free and democratic media” promises to break the stranglehold of the established monopolies. And that also means taking on tech billionaires like Mark Zuckerberg.