Michigan couple launches pro-socialist online streaming service

A couple who worked on a viral campaign ad for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezDes Moines Register endorses Elizabeth Warren as Democratic presidential nominee Sanders faces lingering questions about appeal to women voters Moore defends Sanders's reputation: 'We don't want the fake, and the phony and the fraudulent' MORE (D-N.Y.) last year are launching an online video streaming service aimed at producing pro-socialist political content.

The Detroit-based couple say that the service, pitched as a "Netflix for working-class people," would provide "pro-worker" and "anti-capitalist" shows for a monthly $10 subscription, Detroit Free Press reports.

Naomi Burton, 29, and Nick Hayes, 22, are the filmmakers behind Means TV, a company set up this year that produces pro-socialist content on social media.


Their company's website states that the two have over a thousand backers for the project, which Hayes said was born out of worry that younger Americans will face economic and other conditions that will leave them worse off than their parents' generation.

"Our future is almost guaranteed to be worse than the future of our parents (at our age), which is essentially the case now," Hayes told the newspaper.

"When I talk to young people, especially those who have come from poverty, there is no hope for a better future," he continued. "They know that the whole ‘I’m going to maybe be rich someday’ is a trap."

Burton added: “I grew up with this idea that Democrats were morally right. And after 2016, I realized that they’re all full of (expletive) — it’s not true. After eight years of Obama, nothing happened, except things got worse."

The company has seen some viral success on social media thus far: One video released last month entitled "What is Capitalism?" featuring comedian Sara June was viewed on Twitter more than 1.2 million times.

Burton and Hayes told the Free Press that they are aiming to raise a total of $500,000 to launch the streaming service by May 30. An initial year's worth of programming would then launch later this year or early 2020, the two said.