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How Bernie Sanders Has Built A Multi-Racial Anti-Austerity Campaign


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How Bernie Sanders Has Built A Multi-Racial Anti-Austerity Campaign

Kevin Gosztola

Bernie Sanders won a huge upset in Michigan last week. It helped position him to potentially win some of the states with primaries this week, particularly Ohio, Missouri, and even Illinois. Results also showed that he had convinced a higher percentage of black voters to vote for him than in previous states. It showed the multi-racial coalition of people, who are supporting his campaign.


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Of all candidates, Bernie Sanders offers the most diverse "tent."

Check this out:

http://www.democracynow.org/2016/3/11/linda_sarsour_sanders_michigan_win_sent


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I think that the indigenous peoples of this continent were the first victims in this white supremacist society and look at their fate now.


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I notice that a number of posters are pushing this anti-Jewish item. I have to question it.

What I love about the video clip I offered was Mr. Sanders' beautiful embrace of the Muslim community and their reciprocal embrace of him.

Why you turned that into a discussion of Southern Black voters and their alleged anti-Semitism is odd, to say the least. It's precisely these types of boilerplate memes repeated by "a number" of posters that lead me to the conclusion that some are indeed paid to influence message in threads of this nature.

How about commenting on how radical it really is to see a man of Jewish background embrace Muslims? I love when that happens between Palestinians and Jews in Israel.

And these types of bridge-building prove my point that generalizations that place all persons into very rigid camps do Truth a disservice while pushing existing prejudices. They make alternatives invisible...


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" . . . the Sanders campaign is just a campaign for angry white men."

Ah, yes, the tens - scores - of millions of "angry white men" who make up the democratic socialist camp.


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Anyone who supports Sanders shows caring for the community--as a whole. They are less interested in demonizing others and making war for no sensible cause. They believe that government should serve its constituents, not the rich.

There are enlightened white men... perhaps not enough of them.

Trump attracts the more self-righteous, self-centered, selfish, and boasting for a fight types.


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"...a powerful campaign for economic justice and human rights for poor and lower class Americans..." Sure. What's the agenda? Sen. Sanders used to speak out powerfully about US poverty and the need for legit poverty relief programs, based on our own 20th Century history. This doesn't sell to campaign donors today, so he dropped the issue. Regardless of what he thinks, all he can offer in response to our poverty crisis is another eight years of trickle-down economics. Way too little, too late.

In real life, not everyone can work (health, etc.) and there aren't jobs for all. The US shipped out a massive share of our jobs since the 1980s, ended actual welfare in the 1990s. What is economic justice for all those who are left out? Be realistic. You can't buy a loaf of bread with promises of eventual jobs. You can't get a job when you no longer have a home address, phone, bus fare, etc. You're out.


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With all due respect, when was the last time you heard liberals call for restoring the most basic human rights -- food and shelter -- to our desperately poor?


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The topic is Sanders and he cares about the working poor. You seem tone-deaf to this and far more interested in sliming Liberals and/or pushing the Koch Brothers' meme that "the middle class hates the poor."

You one trick ponies are a study in inert thinking.