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Donkees's Journal
Donkees's Journal
March 1, 2019

Senator Bernie Sanders Says It's Awkward Running Against His Colleagues

Published on Mar 1, 2019
Senator Bernie Sanders talks about his second run at the presidency and what it's like competing for office with his friends and colleagues.
March 1, 2019

Bernie Sanders - Seth Meyers

Published on Feb 28, 2019
Full interview recorded on 3/1/2019
February 28, 2019

Bernie Sanders isn't as radical as critics think, says the Delaware Supreme Court's chief justice.

The majority of America's largest companies are incorporated in Delaware, and its Supreme Court chief justice, Leo E. Strine, Jr., is a highly influential and outspoken voice on corporate law.

Strine said at a recent CEO conference that those who dismiss presidential candidate Bernie Sanders as a communist are ignorant of the markets and history.

He likened Sanders' policies to those in FDR's New Deal, and said New Deal democracy is the model that allowed the US and its allies to thrive in the 20th century.

This article is part of Business Insider's ongoing series on Better Capitalism.

Feb 28, 2019


At the recent CECP CEO Investor Forum in New York, which focused on CEOs moving beyond toxic "short-termism," Strine said that growth is largely captured by the country's wealthiest. He explained that this can only be changed on a structural level if Republicans and centrist Democrats start supporting significant changes, and look to the past.

He pointed to the way some Americans talk about Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is running as a Democratic presidential candidate. "When people talk Bernie Sanders as if he's a communist, they show a profound ignorance" of the market and of history, Strine said. He added that while he doesn't agree with all of Sanders' proposals, they're not actually radical from a historical or global perspective. Per Strine, Sanders is actually a centrist by the standards of some of our closest and most prosperous European allies.

"There is profound economic insecurity. That is the sort of thing that happened in the late '20s and 1930s and that we overcame with New Deal democracy, which became a role model for market dynamism that was tempered by fairness for everybody," Strine said.

Sanders' ideology is not far removed from Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal vision, and Strine suggested Americans need to shed the Cold War mindset that intensified alongside the rise of neoliberalism in the late 1970s.

February 28, 2019

🔥 UPDATED LINK - Kickoff Rally at Brooklyn College with Bernie Sanders

Scheduled for Mar 2, 2019
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February 28, 2019

We recently sat down with @mrdannyglover, and he told us why he's backing @BernieSanders.


⬇️ Full Interview - Portion about Bernie Sanders starts after 18:00 mark

Speaking Truth: A Conversation with Danny Glover

Published on Feb 27, 2019
In this impromptu interview with Our Revolution's President, Nina Turner, Danny Glover speaks candidly about being raised with love during the Civil Rights Movement, his activism, labor movements, solidarity, and what brought him to support Sen. Bernie Sanders.

February 27, 2019

Bernie Sanders Is Making a National Issue of This Strike

Democrats and progressives need to focus on what the United Electrical union calls the “first major US manufacturing strike of the Trump era.”

By John Nichols YESTERDAY 4:52 PM


When 1,700 members of United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America Locals 506 and 618 struck at the sprawling Wabtec locomotive plant in Erie, Pennsylvania, Tuesday morning, they got an immediate show of solidarity from one of the most prominent political figures in the United States.

Sanders promised to “provide my full support and solidarity to the workers at this plant to ensure that they achieve a fair and equitable collective bargaining agreement.” And he has done just that, using his considerable social-media presence and public appearances (including a CNN Town Hall event Monday night) to focus attention on what he has described as a struggle that has meaning for “working Americans everywhere.”

Democrats once went out of their way to align with labor, following the lead of Franklin Roosevelt, who declared two years into his presidency that “It is now beyond partisan controversy that it is a fundamental individual right of a worker to associate himself with other workers and to bargain collectively with his employer.” As the years passed, however, the party’s presidential contenders grew more cautious about throwing in aggressively and consistently with unions as had FDR and the Democrats of the past.

The example that Sanders is setting is vital, not just for his 2020 campaign but for all the Democrats who are contending for the nomination. Union struggles are essential, not just for Democrats but for the fight for economic justice in a country where the gaps between CEO pay and worker salaries, and between rich and poor, has reached epic proportions. As Sanders says, “We will not have a decent standard of living for our people and the political strength that we need unless we build and grow the trade union movement in this country.”


Bernie Sanders joins striking federal contract workers during a rally in Washington, DC. (AP / Sipa / Olivier Douliery)

February 27, 2019

Sanders had hoped for Vermont kickoff, but weather sent him to New York

By Xander Landen and Kit Norton
Feb 26 2019, 2:10 PM

Sen. Bernie Sanders had been planning to hold a rally to kick off his 2020 presidential campaign in Burlington this weekend — but a forecast for continued icy conditions has forced a change in plans. His campaign called off the Burlington launch after deciding that difficult winter weather could make holding the event challenging, according to city documents obtained in a public records request.

Emails between Sanders’ campaign and the Burlington Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Department show that since the day Sanders announced his campaign, Feb. 19, the senator’s staff had been trying to plan a rally on or near the city’s waterfront. But after being told by city officials that icy conditions might make it difficult to hold the rally, the campaign decided to postpone the Burlington event until a later date.

“Given the forecast I can’t guarantee a safe walkable surface for the event over the entirety of the site,” said Deryk Roach, superintendent of park operations. “With the warmup over this week and the weekend, along with rain the early part of the week, there is no way we can achieve what you’re asking for.”

“We had been hoping that last week’s rain would have melted some of the ice out there but it didn’t. It’s Vermont in the winter,” Jackson said. “It was the right call.”

“Jane and the senator are very enthusiastic about the Burlington event and it will be happening soon,” Jackson added.


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