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Bernie Sanders

Reflections from Vermont

That there are good and honorable people who believe that the Democratic Party can be turned around. I don’t. Our major task is to change the entire nature of political discussion in the country. In my view that’s just not going to happen within the Democratic Party.

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Build an Independent, Democratic Socialist Left

The following is an excerpt from Bernie Sanders’ speech at a meeting of the National Committee for Independent Political Action in New York City on June 22, 1989, published under the title “Reflections from Vermont” in the December 1989 issue of Monthly Review. It seems obvious to me that there is no way that we […]

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Tax the Rich to Pay for the Bailout

The Senate approved a $700 billion Wall Street bailout on 1 October 2008.  The House voted for it on 3 October.  Senator Bernie Sanders voted against the bill.  Sanders proposed a five-year, 10 percent surtax on families with incomes of more than $1 million year and individuals earning over $500,00 to raise $300 billion to […]

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