Bernie Sanders shocked the political establishment by winning 13 million votes and a majority of young voters in the 2016 Democratic primary. Since that upset, repeated polls have judged this democratic socialist to be the most popular politician in the United States. What lessons can be drawn from his surprising insurgent campaign?
A conversation with Heather Gautney, Adolph Reed, and Cornel West.
Federal appeals court orders halt to work on Atlantic Coast Pipeline A federal appeals court has ordered a halt to construction of Dominion Energy’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline, finding that restrictions against harming wildlife are inadequate for the controversial 600-mile natural gas project. Three judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit said in a ruling issued late Tuesday that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had failed to set clear limits for impact on threatened or endangered species. The judges said that “the limits set by the agency are so indeterminate that they undermine . . . the enforcement …Continue reading →
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) ripped White House security adviser John Bolton over his role in US going to war in Iraq while criticizing President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the US from the Iran nuclear deal.
Louisiana State Court Declares Bayou Bridge Pipeline Permit Illegal A Louisiana judge recently ruled that the state regulators violated guidelines when it issued Energy Transfer Partners’ controversial Bayou Bridge pipeline a coastal use permit. The permit was issued for the last 18-mile stretch of the fracked oil pipeline that would have run through the riverside town of St. James Parish, where dozens of refineries and industrial facilities are already fueling a public health crisis in the mostly African-American community. The proposed 162-mile Bayou Bridge pipeline would connect the contentious Dakota Access Pipeline to the Gulf of Mexico. As noted by …Continue reading →
With public support for unions at 61 percent, the highest in 15 years, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and their colleagues in the Senate and House are introducing legislation that would strengthen the middle class by restoring workers’ rights to bargain for better wages, benefits and working conditions. The legislation has been endorsed by virtually every major union in America.
Video of the Criminal justice reform roundtable with Senator Bernie Sanders, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, Premal Dharia, director of litigation at Civil Rights Corps, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, assistant professor of African-American Studies at Princeton University.
The discussion was moderated by Daniel Denvir, host of The Dig, a podcast from Jacobin Magazine.
Tuesday, April 26 U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders received the Public Citizen’s Golden Boot Award in recognition of his career long commitment to fighting corporate power and holding government accountable.