09 Aug 2015

Podcast: Bernie Sanders, Black Lives Matter & Problem of Identity Politics

Two Black Lives Matter activists interrupted a Saturday afternoon rally in Seattle, where Senator Bernie Sanders, a Democratic presidential candidate, was scheduled to speak. It was a rally held to celebrate the anniversary of Social Security and the need to expand social welfare programs. The activists took the stage and grabbed

19 Jul 2015

Disrupting Speeches, Protesters Challenge Sanders and O’Malley: Say ‘Black Lives Matter!’

Raising the profile of Black women killed by police violence, demonstration forces candidates to address racial injustice By Lauren McCauley Demanding that pervasive racial injustice and police brutality against people of color be addressed on the campaign trail, protesters with the Black Lives Matter movement interrupted speeches by Democratic candidates

28 May 2015

Team Clinton Worried Sanders Will Make Hillary ‘Look Like A Corporatist’

Hillary Clinton and her supporters fear a contest of ideas – the neoliberal ideology she and her husband are closely associated with is very unpopular.

Anti-TPP protest at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Photo by susanmelkisethian on Flickr.
07 May 2015

Bernie Sanders Hits Obama For Promoting TPP At Nike Headquarters

Bernie Sanders took President Obama to task for shilling for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) at the headquarters of Nike, Inc, demanding he cancel his trip.

Photo by Michael Vadon on Flickr.
31 Jul 2011

Bernie Sanders to Primary Obama? Don’t Make Me Laugh

Every time the Democrats do something to betray the promises of the 2008 election and bitchslap the people who believed in them, someone comes into the comments and says “will you support a primary for Obama NOW Jane?” I answered the question yesterday during the Democratic Irrelevance Senate Debt Ceiling

07 May 2010

Does the modified Audit the Fed amendment of Bernie Sanders do the job?

Ron Paul clearly does not think that Bernie Sanders modified amendment to a bill to audit the Federal Reserve does “the job.”

06 May 2010

Ron Paul Says Bernie Sanders “Sold Out,” Sided With Chris Dodd to “Gut” Audit the Fed

Ron Paul releases a statement arguing “Bernie Sanders has sold out and sided with Chris Dodd to gut Audit the Fed in the Senate.”

06 May 2010

Bernie Sanders Helps Obama Shield Fed and Too-Big-To-Fail Banks From Scrutiny

Unable to whip the votes against Audit the Fed in the Senate, the White House prevailed upon Bernie Sanders to limit the audit to only going back to 2007, and Bernie complied.  What does that mean?  Scarecrow: The key is not when they audit, it’s what the get to audit.

06 May 2010

Bernie Sanders Changes Audit the Fed Amendment, Dodd Now Cosponsor

Here’s what Bernie Sanders just said from the floor of the Senate, announcing that he is changing his amendment: SANDERS:  In other words, Mr. President, we now have 59 senators who, as part of the budget resolution, voted on this issue, 320 members of congress, the house, two u.s. courts

11 Mar 2010

Bernie Sanders to Make Sure Public Option Gets Up-or-Down Vote, Defying Reid, Durbin

Bernie Sanders indicates he’s willing to defy party leaders to ensure the public option receives an up-or-down vote in the Senate.