01 Oct 2015

Bernie Sanders & Jill Stein’s College Plans Treat Education As A Human Right

Though Clinton promises to make college affordable, both Stein and Sanders rolled out bold plans to slash student debt and make education accessible to all.

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Protesters gather outside of GEO Group's immigration detention center in Aurora, Colorado (Justin Valas on Flickr)
24 Sep 2015

Grijalva Rails Against Contracts Permitted In His Own Prison Reform Bill

Progressive Arizona congressman Raúl Grijalva expressed dismay that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) signed an $11 million contract with GEO Care because its parent company, GEO Group, profits off detaining women and children in horrific conditions. Yet, remarkably, Grijalva is the sponsor of a bill, which contains specific exemptions allowing companies

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21 Sep 2015

Bernie Sanders’ Private Prison Reform Bill Would Leave Opportunities For Industry To Grow

Democratic presidential candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), has introduced legislation to abolish aspects of the prison industrial-complex. However, despite being touted as a private prison abolition bill, it would still leave some areas of corrections open to contractors. On September 17, Sanders joined Representatives Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Keith Ellison (D-Minn.)

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.”

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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.”

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