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Forum Post: Howie Hawkins on Bernie Sanders

Posted 4 years ago on May 26, 2015, 5:58 p.m. EST by turbocharger (1756)
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[-] 0 points by beautifulworld (23146) 4 years ago

"Sanders is confusing people about what socialism is. Socialism is not so much a social theory, a platform of policies or social ownership of the means of production. Socialism is, above all, the movement of the working class for their own freedom and power in a full democracy.

Sanders' policies are pretty good on working-class economic justice demands and climate action, and not so good on foreign policy and militarism. But his positions on the issues is secondary to the question of whether his politics are helping the working class act for itself or subsume itself under the big business interests in charge of the Democratic Party. By entering the Democratic primaries with the promise of supporting Clinton as the lesser evil to the Republicans, Sanders is not helping the working class to organize, speak and act for itself."

Great article, turbo! Solidarity!

[-] 0 points by gsw (3285) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 4 years ago

Let's channel a populist movement to retake democracy and get the populism of good ideas, a fairer economy.

We should spread these ideas of sanders, house to house, person to person, not run on sanders, but his ideas.

Leaflets and identify voters, non voters. Register the non voters.

This is a good post. Not the man, the ideas, the movement. Retake democracy. Rebuild the economy.