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Embrace of reparations highlights pivotal Dem contest for black voters

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

By Amie Parnes, The Hill — The most competition for black voters’ support in recent memory is set to take place among the candidates vying for the Democratic Party’s nomination to take on President Trump. African-American voters for years have been a key constituency in the Democratic race, helping to assure former President Obama’s and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s nominations in 2008 and 2016, respectively. But the fight this year…

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Sen. Bernie Sanders waves as he takes the stage at the Our Revolution Massachusetts Rally in Boston, Mass., on March 31, 2017.

Bernie Sanders Asks the Right Question on Reparations: What Does It Mean?

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

By Briahna Gray, The Intercept — AFTER SENS. KAMALA HARRIS and Cory Booker were asked about reparations for slavery in a Breakfast Club interview last week, the issue quickly became hot on the 2020 campaign trail, with candidates Elizabeth Warren and Julián Castro quickly voicing their support for the policy. Last night, the reparations question surfaced again when Sen. Bernie Sanders was asked for his position during a CNN Town Hall hosted…

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Senator Kamala Harris at Sylvia’s restaurant in Harlem on Thursday. Some Democratic presidential candidates, including Ms. Harris, have expressed support for overtly race-conscious legislation.

2020 Democrats Embrace Race-Conscious Policies, Including Reparations

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

By Astead W. Herndon, The New York Times — From the very first day of the 2020 presidential race, when Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts blamed “generations of discrimination” for black families earning far less than white households, Democratic hopefuls have broadly emphasized racial justice and closing the wealth gap in their policy platforms. But in recent weeks, some candidates have started embracing specific goals and overtly race-conscious legislation that…

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) addresses supporters in New York in June 2016 after he bowed out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. He officially entered the 2020 race on Tuesday.

The Bernie Can’t Get the Black Vote Nonsense Continues

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson, The Hutchinson Report — It was repeatedly said as fact in 2016 and it’s being said again. Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders has a big problem with black voters; namely that he can’t get many of them. Like any other political non-truism that poses as a sacred political truism it was nonsense then and it is even more nonsensical now. When Sanders won the 2016 Wisconsin…

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) addresses supporters in New York in June 2016 after he bowed out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. He officially entered the 2020 race on Tuesday.

Why Sanders’ Supporters Say He’s Still The Right Choice For 2020

By Commentaries/Opinions

No one else has the same credibility on progressive issues, say his diehard backers. By Daniel Marans, HuffPost — In 2016′s Democratic presidential race, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ identity was clear. He was the radical progressive offering a distinct alternative to Hillary Clinton, whose experience and coziness with financial elites made her a convenient foil for the rumpled democratic socialist from Burlington, Vermont. Sanders was the true believer who didn’t have…

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"We all want our children to grow up healthy, to have a good education, have decent jobs, drink clean water and breathe clean air, and to live in peace," Sanders says. "That’s what being human is about." (Photo: Bernie Sanders/Facebook)

The World’s Common Humanity and US Foreign Policy

By Editors' Choice, Video/Audio

‘A sensible and effective foreign policy recognizes that our safety and welfare is bound up with the safety and welfare of others around the world.’ By Bernie Sanders, Common Dreams — Note: The following are the prepared remarks for a speech delivered, Thursday September 21, by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) as the 58th Green Foundation Lecture at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. (Video below) Let me begin by thanking Westminster…

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Greg Palast, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rev. Jesse Jackson discuss Crosscheck

Sanders and Jackson Join Hands to Take On Trump’s Vote Thief-in-Chief

By News & Current Affairs

By Greg Palast Why would somebody say a crazy statement like that?” Bernie had his arms spread like gull wings, fingers scribbling facts in the air. “Why” was not really a question. Watch this five-minute video of Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rev. Jesse Jackson and their alliance to take on Kris Kobach, the Dr. Moriarty of vote suppression. In Jesse Jackson’s private ministry office, the Reverend and I had just…

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