Socialist YouTube reaches beyond the ‘converted’

Andrew Chuter explaining why preferences are precious.

Socialist Alliance candidate for Sydney Andrew Chuter has just finished his 26th short video for the election campaign.

His latest focuses on explaining why Australia can afford a decent public universal age pension instead of the inequitable, climate-destroying and failing privatised superannuation system.

Chuter is pumping out short policy and explainer videos to social media and YouTube to help introduce people to Socialist Alliance's ideas for changing the world and to engage them in politics more broadly.

“People are increasingly tuning out of what passes for politics — and for good reason. The Tweedledum and Tweedledee view from the mainstream media is a turn-off to anyone thinking about the myriad problems we face and how to solve them,” Chuter told Green Left.

“We’re a rich country but, apparently, cannot afford to provide decent housing, provide free dental care and public transport. There are solutions, like taxing the corporations, and taking our public assets back into public ownership so that they do not need to be making a buck for someone, but all those solutions will need to be fought for,” he said. “Capitalism puts profit before people and the planet and we say, based on years of evidence, that the reverse would be better by far.”

Socialist Alliance is fielding Senate tickets in four states, and is proud that Kuku Yalanji woman Pat O’Shane is running in Leichhardt, the lower house seat in Far North Queensland.

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