Bernie Sanders

Top 10 Reasons to Continue Donations to Bernie Sanders…

 

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From Common Dreams

For all of us who donated so much energy and sweat equity to the campaign, let’s continue to welcome him as an integral part of what comes next

Don’t mourn, organize.

That testament by labor troubadour, organizer, agitator Joe Hill, from his Utah jail cell to Industrial Workers of the World leader Bill Haywood can inspire us again today.

The phenomenal Bernie Sanders campaign for President has ended. But the legacy of the stunning achievements lives on.

Try as they might, Wall Street, K Street, the corporate CEOs, and all their servants in Washington, state capitols, and the rest of the political establishment, cannot put this political revolution back in the bottle.

The imprint of the issues Bernie, and all of us, raised, income and wealth inequality, guaranteed healthcare/Medicare for all, comprehensive criminal justice and immigration reform, real action on the climate crisis, a living wage, free public college tuition, holding Wall Street accountable, opposition to regime change wars, are now firmly embedded in the political discourse. We won’t let that go.

“Try as they might, Wall Street, K Street, the corporate CEOs, and all their servants in Washington, state capitols, and the rest of the political establishment, cannot put this political revolution back in the bottle.”

Taking the long view, the campaign was always a powerful moment in our movement, a shining spotlight of populist upsurge that has been organizing at the grassroots for years.

Bernie has signaled his full intent to remain a part of our movement. For all of us who donated so much energy and sweat equity to the campaign, let’s continue to welcome him as an integral part of what comes next.

So, while we grow our movement, let’s also rededicate our support for his ongoing work with us. Here’s 10 reasons to continue donations to Bernie’s work:

  1. The movement is about more than an election. As Bernie himself tweeted, moments after his convention speech in Philadelphia, “elections come and go. But political revolutions that attempt to transform our society never end.”

Puerto Rico: Capitalism Kills…

 


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Who Do You Want In Power?

 

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Go Bernie!

 

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Bernie’s Coming To Cloverdale Today, Friday, June 3rd, 2016…

 

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Cloverdale Airport 7:30 pm…

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TODD WALTON: Voting For Bernie

 

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I March in the Parade of Liberty painting by Nolan Winkler

From TODD WALTON
Under The Table
Mendocino

Today I filled out my absentee ballot and voted for Bernie Sanders to become the Democratic Party’s nominee for President of the United States, and I felt great about casting my vote for him. Then I tried to remember the last time I felt this good voting for someone who might end up the leader of our country, and I realized I have never felt this way before. When I voted for George McGovern and Ralph Nader, I knew they wouldn’t win, so I felt kind of wistful about voting for them. And you might say, “But Bernie can’t win either. You’re deluding yourself to think so.”

Well, I don’t believe the oligarchy’s media, and for once in my life I voted for a possible President of the United States representing what I want for America, someone who, in my current perception of reality, has a chance to win, regardless of what the lying distorting mass media tells us; and that makes this voting experience unique in my life. That got me thinking about other unexpected Firsts in my life that came later than sooner, and for which I am grateful.

When I moved to Mendocino from Berkeley ten years ago, there was something palpably different and better about living here than anywhere else I’ve ever lived. Having lived in a small town in Oregon, I knew the different feeling was not related to city life versus country life, and I had also lived in coastal towns, so I knew the different feeling was not proximity to the ocean. Still, it took me three years to figure out what the difference was—something I’d been missing since childhood.

Why Bernie Sanders Is Our Best Chance to Beat Donald Trump…

 

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 From Common Dreams

Make no mistake, the values that we say we stand for will be compromised by a Clinton nomination…

Hand-wringing over party unity misses the point. No one cares about your precious parties.

As Hillary Clinton joylessly stumbles her way to the Democratic nomination, calls have increased for Bernie Sanders to either drop out of the race altogether or, at least, to stop fighting so darn hard. We’re told that Bernie should drop out for the good of the party. Bernie should drop out so that Hillary can make her general election “pivot” (which presumably means she can be free of the burden of pretending to be a liberal). Bernie should drop out so that Hillary can focus on Trump. According to this logic, Bernie and his band of loyalists need to get pragmatic, face the music, have a reality check. Hogwash. Doesn’t anyone see what I see? Bernie Sanders is our best chance to beat Donald Trump and to prove to the young voters backing him that the Democratic party actually stands for something.

Our Right to Democratic Socialism…

 

In the run-up to the Second World War, the United States had suffered through the Great Depression, following the Wall Street Crash of 1929. Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s election at the end of 1932 was based on a commitment to reform the economy and society through a “New Deal” program. The first indication of a commitment to government guarantees of social and economic rights came in an Address to the Commonwealth Club on 23 September 1932, during his campaign. This speech was written with AA Berle, a professor of corporate law at Columbia University, and a key passage read,

As I see it, the task of government in its relation to business is to assist the development of an economic declaration of rights, an economic constitutional order. This is the common task of statesman and business man. It is the minimum requirement of a more permanently safe order of things.

Throughout Roosevelt’s presidency, he returned to the same theme continually over the course of the New Deal. Also, in the Atlantic Charter, an international commitment was made as the Allies thought about how to “win the peace” following victory in World War Two.

“The Economic Bill of Rights”

In Sweden, we no longer have religion because we took away the reasons people still believe…

 

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From Reddit

[When we are educated, secure, and free, we no longer want or need a god, or gods, and religion disappears… ds]

I am a soon to be 40 years old Swedish game developer. This is my try to explain how Sweden cured religion.

I’m living in a totally non-believing world. I’m using the word world because it is my world. This is not strictly true for every single Swedish person, we have older people voting for the Christian party (about 4%) and we have a bunch of young people believing in (in Sweden) almost harmless new age stuff.

First off, so you don’t fall into the pit of denying all I have to say on a notion that I’m hiding something. It wasn’t so long ago you were born into the Swedish church, I had to actively file a form to officially leave it and not until after that was I relived from paying church tax. This is not the case anymore but no matter that is not what I mean when I’m talking about that we are secular. We have been “unbelievers” for a long time, most of my parents’ generation do not believe in a god even though my parent’s parents did.