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Friday Nite Videos | July 12, 2019

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The Problem With America's College Entrance Exam. Bernie Sanders Sits Down With Rachel Maddow. Feelings for Reasons | Baba Brinkman. Mitch McConnell's Challenger Mimics Joe Manchin. Sheryl Crow - Everything Is Broken (Audio) ft. Jason Isbell.

Bernie Sanders Sits Down With Rachel Maddow

Senator Bernie Sanders talks with Rachel Maddow about the overwhelming audiences for his campaign events, the exhausting pace of the campaign, and spontaneous generation of as many as 200,000 grassroots volunteers nationwide helping spread the word

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Don't Mourn, Organize: Statement of the UE National Officers on the Election of Donald Trump

UE National Officers UE
With neoliberalism discredited and the political establishments of both parties defeated, we must offer real solutions on employment, economic inequality, and labor rights by organizing a grass roots, democratic rank-and-file movement, larger and more powerful than Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. It’s time to build broader, unite stronger, and fight harder than we’ve ever done before.

Defeat Trump: Developing Latino Voter Outreach Campaigns

Dolores Delgado Campbell and Duane Campbell Democratic Left
Of Latino voters, Mexican and Mexican American voters are particularly strident in opposition to Trump because this campaign has targeted them and members of their families and has fostered the growth of right-wing and militia groups, particularly in border states. This kind of populist right-wing white nationalism is what passed California Proposition 187 in 1994, Arizona bill 1070 in 2010, and similar anti-immigrant legislation around the nation.

Sanders’ Campaign in the Balance

Victor Wallis spectrezine
How – and how far – the “political revolution” will continue remains to be seen. What has already occurred is a surge of support for the Green party. Many of Sanders’ delegates will be pressing the campaign’s radical demands within the Convention. This activity will draw its participants beyond what they could hope to achieve within the constraints of Sanders’ candidacy. Yet it was the vast reach of that candidacy which made possible these steps to go beyond it.

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Unions Split as Bitter U.S. Campaign Exposes Divergent Agendas

Tim Jones and Mark Niquette Bloomberg
The split amid an unexpectedly contentious Democratic primary season has exposed contrasting agendas in organized labor. Trade unionists are exercised by international deals, which they blame for the loss of hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs. Service workers less affected by globalization advocate collective-bargaining rights and wage protection.

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Will Labor Back Bernie?

Elizabeth Mahony and Rand Wilson Jacobin
The movement for labor to endorse Bernie Sanders is part of an effort to bring political decision-making back to the rank-and-file.

How “Brother” Bernie Is Making Labor’s Day

Steve Early Portside
Whether he wins or loses, Sanders is already helpfully tapping into rank-and-file discontent about who gets to decide what in our unions. While other big union endorsements of Clinton may soon be announced, the Labor Day buzz—at the grassroots, in early primary states—is largely about Bernie.
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