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Bernie Sanders Keynotes 'The Gathering'

Hundreds of international progressive leaders traveled to Burlington, Vermont for a gathering hosted by the Sanders Institute. Introduction by Harvard professor Cornel West.

Tidbits - December 28, 2017 - Reader Comments: Poverty in the U.S.; Refugees; Coates and West; Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers; AI Jobs; Russia and Korea; Catalonia and Spain; Chicago and HUAC; and more...

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Reader Comments: Poverty - Running thru the U.S.; Refugees; Ta-Nehisi Coates and Cornel West; Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers; AI Jobs Revolution and nature of work and workers; Russia and Korea; Catalonia and Spain; Portside's New Look; Subversive Involvement: Chicago and HUAC - Tribute to Dr. Quentin Young - Chicago - January 12

Ta-Nehisi Coates & Cornel West: Black Academics and Activists Give Their Verdict

Ta-Nehisi Coates and Cornel Wes Ta-Nehisi Coates and Cornel West. ‘We cannot simply abandon debate when it has become intense.’ Composite: Andre Chung/WashintMelvin Rogers, Patrisse Cullors, Carol Anderson, Shailja Patel The Guardian
Commentators Melvin Rogers, Patrisse Cullors, Carol Anderson and Shailja Patel discuss the impact of the debate and struggle for racial equality.

Coates and West in Jackson

Robin D. G. Kelley Boston Review
For my part, I see value in putting Coates’s and West’s perspectives in dialogue. To be clear, I am not interested in repeating or endorsing West’s critique here, and Coates needs no one to defend him, certainly not me. I believe that the reconciliation of their respective insights might open new directions.

Bernie Cranks Up the Heat in DC

Ben Jealous gives a fiery introduction to Bernie Sanders at a rally at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC before the final primary on Tuesday.

Tidbits - September 3, 2015 - Unions and BDS; Farm worker Rebellion; Cornel West; Solidarity Confinement Victory; Drones in Dakota; lots of announcements...

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Reader Comments: U.S. Trade Union Support for BDS; Pacific Coast Farm Worker Rebellion; Cornel West - Sanders, Trump and BLM; Selma - Site of National Dumping; North Dakota Legalizes Drone Strikes; Solidarity Confinement Victory in California; Israel, Iran; Sex Trade, Sex Workers and Amnesty International; Announcements: - New App for Worker Rights; Charleston, Chicago, Brooklyn, Bay Area, New York

Cornel West Talks Sanders, Trump and Black Lives Matter

Zeeshan Aleem policy.mic
"Bernie Sanders and other progressive politicians need to hit issues of police murder and police terror... But it's very important never to downplay the critique of Wall Street domination or downplay the critique of capitalism as a whole. In that sense, indeed, Bernie Sanders is a prophetic politician."
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