Fred Linck is a 30 year old activist and member of Socialist Action. At 17 he joined the Marine Corps and fought in the war in Iraq. Fred's experience in Iraq lead him to question the U.S. motivations for going to war and the capitalist system that breeds war, racism, homophobia, and sexism. He is active in the climate justice group 350 CT and works in the solar industry. Fred is currently running for US Senate in the state of Connecticut as an independent socialist candidate. Linck believes that Socialist election campaigns can be used to build mass movements in the streets and educate broadly about socialism.