Bernie Sanders and Barbara Lee want to tax Wall Street transactions. Corporate America’s lobbyists are fighting them tooth and nail. A new report explains why the sector so rarely has to swallow its own political defeat.
Source: How Wall Street Gets Its Way
The senator joined a growing chorus of global political leaders alarmed by the escalating violence and settler colonialism in the region.
Source: Sanders Says US Must Call for Cease-Fire and End to ‘Provocative and Illegal Settlement Activity’ by Israel | Common Dreams News
The problem for the left is not primarily to win people over to its policies, but to convince people the policies are worth fighting for.
Source: When the Party’s Over | Brendan O’Connor
Biden is under intense pressure to choose people over pharmaceutical profits as COVID outbreaks continue globally.
Source: Sanders and Warren Call on Biden to Reverse Trump Era Vaccine Apartheid
Bernie Sanders was never the most all-American of presidential candidates. The Brooklyn-born socialist senator from Vermont has an overpowering New York accent. Lecturing America relentlessly on its ills, he presented as a cross between Scrooge and the Grim Reaper, seemingly as likely to appeal to American voters as Leon Trotsky, with whom he appeared to share a hair stylist. He did not slap backs, could not tell jokes and spouted policy prescriptions that sounded right out of “Das Kapital.”
Source: Country Catching Up to Bernie Sanders’ Way of Thinking | Portside
Bernie Sanders is pushing to lower the eligibility age for Medicare and boost its coverage by adding dental, hearing, and vision benefits. Bernie’s plan would be a huge step toward Medicare for All.
Source: Bernie Is Right. We Should Immediately Expand and Improve Medicare.
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Wednesday urged President Joe Biden to support an India and South Africa-led effort at the World Trade Organization to temporarily suspend coronavirus vaccine-related intellectual property rights in order to facilitate speedy global production and distribution of the life-saving shots—a proposal backed by nearly 70% of U.S. adults and more than 100 nations worldwide.
Source: ‘We Need a People’s Vaccine, Not a Profit Vaccine’: Sanders Urges Biden to Support Push to Suspend Pharma Patents | Portside