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The Political Elite vs Bernie

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Bernie Sanders stands alone now, save for his grassroots army, and facing him are the politically elite of the Democratic Party, both black and white, Wall Street, and the corporate media. By Joseph B Atkins, Labor South — Back at the beginning of the 20th century, muckraking journalist Charles Edward Russell noticed how U.S. senators, as a political class, all seemed to look alike. “Well-fed and portly gentlemen, almost nobody…

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Actor Danny Glover speaks at a Sen. Bernie Sanders presidential campaign rally at Callaway High School in Jackson, Miss. Sunday, March 8, 2020.

Danny Glover makes pitch for Bernie Sanders in Mississippi

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By Luke Ramseth and Justin Vicory — Actor and director Danny Glover visited churches and pumped up attendees of a get-out-the-vote event in Jackson on Sunday as he rallied support for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid. “This is about a transformation,” Glover told about 30 volunteers gathered at Callaway High School in North Jackson on Sunday, discussing Sanders’ Medicare-for-all proposal, his Thurgood Marshall education plan and his pitch to eliminate college student debt. “We’re in a fight,…

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A Sobering Setback for Bernie

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By Ted Glick — There are silver linings to the February 29-March 3 political tsunami that vaulted Joe Biden ahead of Bernie Sanders, and the race is far from over, but the Super Tuesday results are disappointing for Bernie. A real bummer. What are some of the silver linings? -It looks like billionaire mogul Bloomberg is either done as a candidate or is on his way out sooner or later….

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Noted California Political Analyst Earl Ofari Hutchinson Calls Sanders The Best Choice for African-Americans.

Noted California Political Analyst Earl Hutchinson Calls Sanders The Best Choice for African-Americans

By News & Current Affairs

Los Angeles, CA — Noted columnist and political analyst, and Host of the Pacifica Radio Network Hutchinson Report, Earl Ofari Hutchinson on Saturday, February 29 called Democratic Presidential Contender Bernie Sanders “The best choice for African-Americans for President. Hutchinson is the most prominent California Black political commentator to formally endorse Sanders. The endorsement on the eve of the California Super Tuesday primary March 3 is especially important given the battle…

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Why Bernie fears the superdelegates will do him in–again

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By Earl Ofari Hutchinson — Bernie Sanders railed loud and long in 2016 that the Democratic Party’s system of superdelegates and the superdelegates themselves were stacked against him. He was right. The Democratic Party’s superdelegates unlike the GOP superdelegates are not bound by the party rules to vote for the person getting the most delegate votes. They can vote for the person they want. In 2016, there was never any…

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Barbara Smith, Isra Hirsi, Aja Monet, Kenidra Woods, and Rachel Gilmer (L-R),

Bernie Sanders Earns Support From Black Women Activists

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In this conversation, moderated by the Dream Defenders’ Rachel Gilmer, Black women activists explain their support for Sanders’s campaign. By Teen Vougue — Senator Bernie Sanders has attributed his success in the 2020 presidential campaign to his “multigenerational, multiracial coalition” of supporters. Sanders’s win in Iowa has been credited in part to his support among the minority and immigrant voters who turned out to the “satellite” caucuses set up for those who couldn’t make it to…

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Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

The Important Word in ‘Democratic Socialism’ Is ‘Democratic’

By Rev Jesse Jackson

By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson — After the Nevada caucuses, Bernie Sanders is now the front-runner in the Democratic presidential race. In South Carolina, the next primary, former Vice President Joe Biden is the favorite, buoyed by his support among African American voters. But Sanders will come into the state with real momentum, having won the popular vote in each of the first three contests. More importantly, in Nevada, Sanders…

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Entrance to the Ward 5 polling station in Keene, New Hampshire.

The Establishment Now Has Three Horses in the Race — and None Won New Hampshire

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Turns out “socialist” isn’t such a bad word anymore. By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout — Keene, New Hampshire — On Tuesday night, Bernie Sanders took another step toward securing the Democratic nomination for president, the establishment wing of the party went three ways at once, and the state of New Hampshire put on an exhibition of electoral competence that made the doomstruck Iowa Caucus look like the sorry contest it was. With most precincts having reported, Sanders pulled down…

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How Socialists Can Govern

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Many on the U.S. left fear governing power, in part because it has been so difficult to achieve. More recent optimism among socialists is a welcome development—but we need a middle ground between being cynical and naive. By Bill Fletcher Jr., Dissent — Bernie Sanders’s presidential primary run in 2016 saw 13 million people vote for a democratic socialist. Two years later, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s underdog, grassroots-driven victory against one of…

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Every state is a battleground: Howie Hawkins’ response to “An open letter to the Green Party about 2020 election strategy”.

Every state is a battleground

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By Howie Hawkins — A Response to “An Open Letter to the Green Party About 2020 Election Strategy” The Open Letter is a response to my article (The Green Party Is Not the Democrats’ Problem, December 25, 2019). The signers want the Green Party presidential campaign to adopt the “safe states strategy” of campaigning only in safe states where the outcome is a forgone conclusion. They want the Green Party…

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