Meet the Purple Heart War Vet with a Socialist U.S. Senate Campaign

Fred Linck is a 31-year-old Iraq war veteran running for U.S. Senate as a member of Socialist Action.

Thirty-one-year-old Iraq war veteran Fred Linck stands before New England’s sole remaining coal-fired power plant in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Linck is running for U.S. Senate as a member of Socialist Action.
Eighteen-year-old Linck in Fallujah, Iraq and the helmet that saved his life. Photo by Corporal Brian Reimers.

“I think: I’m dying. I’m in shock and I’m definitely dying.”

Linck discusses his campaign at the Puerto Rican Day Parade in Bridgeport, Connecticut on July 8th, 2018.

Per Linck’s platform, workers would collectively own the means of production, large banks and corporations would be publicly owned, and all income over $250,000 would be taxed at 100 percent. In such a world, automation would mean more leisure time instead of the looming threat of unemployment. It would mean more relaxation and more time spent on hobbies, more time with friends and loved ones.

Linck debates immigration policy with Joseph E. Hoskie at the Puerto Rican Day Parade in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Linck and his supporters hold a press conference outside the Secretary of the State’s office in Hartford, Connecticut on September 11th, 2018. Photo by Amanda Bloom.

““Nothing happens in this country without a social movement. Do you think the vote mattered in the civil rights movement? No — it was a social movement that forced the hand of the power structure to change.”

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