Originally posted on the Liberation News Youtube channel.

The Democratic Party establishment and the major capitalist-owned media have been waging a low-intensity war against the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign for the past year. Now these attacks are escalating.

What has become crystal clear is that the Democratic Party establishment and its echo chambers in the “free press” clearly would favor four more years of Donald Trump over Sanders, a self-identified democratic socialist, in the White House. One must take a moment and ask: Why is this? What is the U.S. ruling class so afraid of? Why is the Democratic establishment trying to destroy the Sanders campaign?

As the Sanders campaign surges during a period of revived interest in socialism, how do we as socialists relate to the Sanders campaign?

Brian Becker of the Party for Socialism and Liberation speaks at a Feb. 7 forum.