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Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Hedges on Sanders



On Reality Asserts Itself, Chris Hedges and Paul Jay discuss the role of violence in revolution and the Bernie Sanders campaign.  The comments on Sanders begin at 16 minutes into the video.  Worth watching.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best article on Bernie Sanders -- though I definitely "enjoyed" your blog on his celebrity appearance in Portland -- is Sheepdogging for Hillary on Black Agenda Report. I would never vote for the Sanders as he is a war criminal (voting to approve the murder of Palestinian children). I voted for one war criminal, Bill Clinton, and it still makes me sick that I did so. I will never do it again.

I'm ambivalent about Hedges, but it is good to see someone speaking about blue-collar fascism, a term most people seem unfamiliar with. My father was a radical union organizer; the radical unions were either destroyed or assimilated into corporate unions. BIW is a perfect example -- unions supporting a senator who voted against raising the minimum wage, against equal pay for women. Mostly I feel contempt for the AFL-CIO; once upon a time the CIO stood for something better.

7/8/15, 6:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So you won't be voting at all this campaign? Or is there a candidate with better foreign policy ideals? And if there is, do you trust That candidate to deal with income inequality as well?

7/9/15, 2:37 AM  

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