1/8 With a new wave of progressive candidates gaining popularity, some people are claiming the left doesn’t have a viable foreign policy. We do – but if we want one that works, it’ll have to come from movements first – here’s some ideas. A thread:
2/8 Movements for #Medicareforall and #collegeforall struggle to answer “where’s the money gonna come from?” Easy -slash the 53 cents of every discretionary federal dollar that now goes to the military for wars that don’t keep us safe and kill people of color around the world.
3/8 A progressive foreign policy means rejecting US military AND economic domination. That doesn’t mean isolationism, but a strategy of diplomatic engagement rather than -- not as political cover for -- destructive U.S. military interventions.