- I'd rather have him running than not. But …
- Part 1: Invest in Activism, Not Bernie Sanders
- Part 2: The Problem with Bernie Sanders
- Why the 99 Percent Keeps Losing
- From the Archives | Let's Not Be Fooled By Bernie Sanders & Elizabeth Warren
Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
Part 1: Invest in Activism, Not Bernie Sanders
Please do not give (Bernie) … or any other candidate a dime or a moment of your life. Instead, join the movement that’s … struggling to create fair elections through steps like automatic registration in Oregon, and pushing legislation to provide free media, match small donors, give each voter a tax credit to contribute, or take the power to establish plutocracy away from the Supreme Court.
David Swanson, Let’s Try Democracy
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May 5, 2015 | Yes, Bernie Sanders would be a far superior president to Hillary Clinton.
That requires a bit of elaboration. Something I just scraped off my shoe would be a far superior president to Hillary Clinton, but Sanders would actually be good in a whole lot of ways. He has numerous imperfections, but the contrast with Clinton is like day to night.
I’d rather have him running than not.
David Swanson is an American activist, blogger and author of "When the World Outlawed War," "War Is A Lie" and "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union."
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Part 2: The Problem with Bernie Sanders
We need to win the new left born out of Occupy, public-sector union struggles and the Black Lives Matter movement to breaking with the Democratic Party and building an electoral alternative as a complement to struggle from below. Bernie Sanders’ campaign inside the Democratic Party is an obstacle to that project.
Ashley Smith, socialistworker.org
The upcoming presidential contest was shaping up to be one of the most underwhelming in electoral history. An heir to the Bush dynasty, real estate magnate Jeb, looked like the safest bet to become the Republican presidential nominee, and challenge the anointed frontrunner from the Democrats’ leading dynasty, corporate drone Hilary Clinton.
Few people on the left or even among liberals could manage any excitement or conviction about getting “Ready for Hillary Clinton,” the former Walmart board member, regardless of the populist veneer she is trying to put forward as her campaign gets underway.
Ashley Smith is a member of the editorial board of the International Socialist Review, to which he is a frequent contributor. His writing has also appeared on ZNet, Dissident Voice, CounterPunch and Socialist Worker. He helped found the Burlington Anti-War Coalition and is a member of the National Writers Union.
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Why the 99 Percent Keeps Losing, Robert Kuttner, Huffington Post / Common Dreams
- Without a potent movement on the ground, mainstream electoral politics is likely to remain stuck with remedies too weak either to rouse public imagination and participation, or to provide more than token relief for today's extreme inequality.
- I'm not Ready for Bernie Sanders, May 6, 2015
- America's Economic Crisis: Week Ending April 11, 2015
From the Archives | Let's Not Be Fooled By Bernie Sanders & Elizabeth Warren, Thomas Scott Tucker, Popular Resistance
- Let’s not be fooled by “progressives” who can’t find their spines when the colonial regime in Israel bombs the crowded ghetto of Gaza.
- Special Project | The Dumbing Down of American Politics, Week Ending August 17, 2014