Is Bernie Sanders Making A “Political Revolution”? by Todd Chretien

PROGRESSIVE ACTIVISTS VOICE

BERNIE SANDERS’ bid to unseat Hillary Clinton as the Democratic Party’s heir apparent to the White House has shaken up election season and given a voice to millions of people who have had it with a political system wholly owned by the 1 Percent.It is very important for the left that Sanders has injected the question of socialism into the mainstream political discussion. His run also raises questions that the left needs to discuss and confront, including the main contradiction of his campaign: The independent senator from Vermont is running for the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party, which is also owned by the 1 Percent–and he has repeatedly promised to support whoever the party’s nominee is, even Clinton, rather than an independent left-wing campaign for president.Sanders’ popularity has been one of the main political stories of the summer. More than 100,000 people have crammed into rallies from Portland, Maine…

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