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Bernie spoke to The World Transformed conference via Zoom today. Here’s a clip from it.
"We are now taking on everybody:
The billionaire class
The healthcare industry
The fossil fuel industry
The drug companies
— People for Bernie (@People4Bernie) September 25, 2021
This is from the Mirror UK. There is a little bit of reporting but not much.
Bernie Sanders urged Keir Starmer to follow Joe Biden’s example of embracing the left of his party.
The US Senator spoke to former Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell via video link at The World Transformed festival, on the fringe of Labour Party Conference in Brighton.
Mr McDonnell asked Senator Sanders, a prominent socialist on the left of the Democratic Party, how he’d managed to build a relationship with a “centrist leader” and convince the President to adopt a “radical programme”.
“I want to let you into a secret,” Mr McDonnell said. “We have a centrist leader as well, but we’re having problems in ensuring that we have a working relationship from the left with that relationship.”
Senator Sanders, who campaigned against President Biden for the Democratic Presidential Nomination, said Mr Biden had embraced the passionate youth movement the left had energised in the US.
“You’re quite right,” Senator Sanders said.
“[Biden’s] history is one of being a moderate centrist, but he is a very decent human being.
“I know him quite well and I say that without hesitation. He does not like to see suffering, racism or sexism around him.”
He said: “To his credit, and I think he deserves enormous credit, he looked around him and he saw the kind of movement that we helped develop … and the excitement of young people in wanting transformative change.”
He added: “We still have differences, but to his credit he was prepared to think big not small – and he understood that the only way that we bring people into the political process is by talking about the pain that they are now experiencing.”
The World Transformed is a festival organised by the Jeremy Corbyn-backing Momentum campaign group to coincide with Labour Party Conference.
Speaking at the end of the session, Mr McDonnell told the audience that when Mr Starmer was elected, he and Mr Corbyn “took the view that we wouldn’t support doing to him what they did to us – which was every day the personal attacks and abuse.”
He said the pair had been “providing a critique of the mistakes and errors that have been going on at the moment – but we’ve not done that through personal attacks…we’ve done it through political analysis.”
“It’s not the left that are undermining Starmer,” he said.
“It’s Starmer that is undermining Starmer.”
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The recall offered Republicans their best chance in more than a decade to take the helm of the largest state in the union. But the effort was undercut when Newsom and the nation’s leading Democrats, aided by visits to California by President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, portrayed the campaign to oust the governor as a “life and death” battle against “Trumpism” and far-right anti-vaccine activists.
Conservative talk show host Larry Elder led the 46 candidates on the second question on the ballot hoping to become governor, but that became meaningless after a majority of California voters decided to keep Newsom in office.
Moments after national television networks called the election for Newsom, the governor walked into the California Democratic Headquarters in Sacramento to talk with reporters, forgoing a victory celebration as is commonplace in traditional campaigns.
Appearing resolute, Newsom cast the rejection of the recall as a vote in support “of all those things we hold dear as Californians.” His victory, he said, was a victory for science-based COVID-19 vaccines to end the pandemic and abortion rights for women, as well as economic and racial justice.
“I’m humbled and grateful to the millions and millions of Californians that exercised their fundamental right to vote and express themselves so overwhelmingly by rejecting the division, by rejecting the cynicism, rejecting so much of the negativity that’s defined our politics in this country over the course of so many years,” Newsom said.
“California has outperformed Florida, Texas, Indiana, the United States as a whole in not only health outcomes, but economic outcomes,” Newsom told reporters. “Our economy contracted at a more modest rate than those states.”
Newsom also criticized both Elder and former President Trump for saying Tuesday’s election was rigged, calling those unfounded allegations a threat to democracy and continuation of the “big lie” that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Trump.
“This election fraud stuff is a crock; it’s shameful. And when I say that, I mean that,” he said.
The mood inside Larry Elder’s official election night party at the Costa Mesa Hilton remained defiant, even after nearly every major news outlet had declared the recall effort dead.
“Let’s be gracious in defeat,” Elder told his supporters a little more than two hours after polls closed. “We may have lost the battle but we are going to win the war.”
At times, Elder’s address resembled his stump speeches with a focus on crime, homelessness, housing and education — and ample shots at Newsom. He ended his speech with a teaser about his plans for California’s 2022 gubernatorial election.
“As a former radio host, let me just say this: Stay tuned,” Elder said.
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It’s early so far, but it appears to be looking as bleak as we thought it would.
Good news: looks like a Dem won the State SCOW race:
Judge Jill Karofsky’s statement on tonight’s election results: pic.twitter.com/IbVNAboEmB
— Judge Jill Karofsky (@judgekarofsky) April 13, 2020
I feel like I got some kind of head cold but actually I’m fine. This whole election is far crazier than 2016 or 2008.
What this campaign did was put together a grassroots movement unlike anything in American politics. Thank you to all of our supporters for being part of that. pic.twitter.com/3PAj5FOvho
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 13, 2020
— Michelle Boley 🌹✊🔥 (@RogueKite) April 13, 2020
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