On June 4, 2018 Stephanie Gomez and Erin Hagood of the Platypus Affiliated Society conducted an interview with David McReynolds. The interview was broadcast on an episode of “Radical Minds” on WHPK 88.5-FM Chicago. David McReynolds was a key figure in the Socialist and Pacifist movements in the United States throughout his life. He passed shortly after this interview was conducted in his apartment in New York. What follows is an edited transcript of the interview.
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David McReynolds was prominent American socialist and anti-war activist whose career with the War Resisters League spanned 40 years. McReynolds twice ran for President of the United States (1980, 2000) atop the Socialist Party USA ticket, and was America's first openly gay presidential candidate.
The interview took place June 8th, 2018 on Radical Minds (WHPK 88.5 FM Chicago). McReynolds passed away shortly after this interview on August 17th. He was 88 years old.
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