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UPDATE: BernieTV Launches Today To Cover Madison Event! Counting Down to Madison Right Now!



They will be livestreaming the event.

Let's give them a hand by watching.

Their Twitter Account is here:

https://twitter.com/Bernie2016tv

Bernie2016 TV ‏@Bernie2016tv 2h2 hours ago
TY @facebook @BernieSanders Supporters! We're making NEWS! Keep it up. You can't stop Bernie cause you can't stop us! #feelthebern


Bernie2016 TV ‏@Bernie2016tv 2h2 hours ago
Bernie2016 TV retweeted WI4BernieSanders2016
Moving on up!! The @berniebriagde is growing! Watch it unfold at #Bernie2016tv. Live from Madison! @NV4Bernie2016


They have people on the ground in Madison who will try to talk to some of those attending the event!

Bernie2016 TV ‏@Bernie2016tv 2h2 hours ago
We will have people filming the speech and if possible asking people questions to see what YOU have to say, all live.
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Bernie2016 TV ‏@Bernie2016tv 2h2 hours ago
Tonight at 6:30 the Madison, Wisconsin speech will be Live streaming on Bernie2016tv YouTube! We will have people on the ground filming!


You can follow them on Twitter to keep up with what they are doing. They now have over 200 followers, the more the better.

Bernie TV is a fantastic idea and I hope that enough people know about them so their first event coverage is a huge success!

I know I'l be watching, spreading the word on Social Media and rec'ing their Utube Channel.



They are on the air! I am watching some video of Bernie right now, as they wait for the event to begin.

Adding this link for anyone who isn't aware of Bernie TV's creators: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1280&pid=16621

Editing to add the link to Bernie's site's live stream:

https://berniesanders.com/news/live-madison-wisconsin/

Powerful Union Leader Joins Bernie's Campaign Citing 'Clinton's hesitation on Fast Track'

And the backlash to the passage of fast tracking of the TPA has begun. Did they really think that there would be no consequences for that betrayal of the workers of America?

Labor Leader Joins Bernie Sanders' Campaign, Citing Clinton's 'Silence' On Fast Track



CWA President Larry Cohen

WASHINGTON -- The longtime leader of one of the country’s most powerful labor unions is joining the Democratic presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and he says presumed frontrunner Hillary Clinton made it an easy call.

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Cohen, a staunch progressive, said Clinton's handling of the trade issue helped clarify why he wanted to get behind Sanders, whose candidacy is still considered a long shot despite standing-room-only crowds he's been drawing early on the trail. Sanders has been a vocal critic of giving Obama fast-track trade authority.

“Without a candidate like Bernie, we’re going to get a repeat of the same stuff,
" Cohen said. "Bernie is movement-building, and we need a new movement. We need to get big money out of politics."


Cohen was head of the CWA for ten years. The Union has 700,000 members. He will be volunteering now to work for Bernie's campaign starting next week in Iowa.

His volunteering is not an endorsement by the Union, but how long before the Unions get on board?

"The key is him being the progressive candidate," Cohen said of Sanders. "You build the movement -- you don't just inherit it from labor or any other tent."

Cohen said Clinton's hesitation on fast track "won't be forgotten" anytime soon.

"We're not a rubber stamp for the Democratic Party," Cohen said of organized labor, "and certainly not for corporate Democrats."



Unions and Progressive orgs warned the Democratic Party not to take them for granted anymore. Now they DO have 'somewhere to go'!

The TPP is going to be a huge factor in this campaign. Like Cohen it may well have been the last straw for many working class people.

Bernie Sanders is likely to attract many of those who belong to the over 2,000 Progressive Orgs who opposed it, and every Union in the country.

So they got their secret deal through.

It's going to cause not just a Political Revolution here, but Globally, and it's about time.



Why She Supports Bernie Sanders!



Did anyone ever call Dick Cheney or Bush 'radical'?

I agree with her.

Sick and tired of honest politicians being called names, while lying, cheating, war criminals, and Wall St criminals are treated as if they were normal.

That's a primary reason why I am supporting Bernie also. He is honest!



Buckwheat Zydeco to Bobby Jindal: 'You don't Represent Us'! To Bernie Sanders: 'Tres Bien'

Buckwheat was not pleased that Jindal used his music for his WH run announcement and tweeted his displeasure calling Jindal's use of his music 'not cool'.

Buckwheat Zydeco to Gov. Bobby Jindal: Don't use my music

First Neil Young, now Buckwheat Zydeco and both are fans of Bernie Sanders:

@The_Gambit Using our music is not cool at all #BobbyJindal. @SenSanders using our "Make A Change" to make his announcement is tres bien!

— Buckwheat Zydeco (@buckwheatzydeco) June 25, 2015


Followed by another tweet:

Let us cleanse our palate of #BobbyJindal by remembering the King of Zydeco, Clifton Chenier, on his 90th birthday!

— Buckwheat Zydeco (@buckwheatzydeco) June 25, 2015




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Buckwheat Zydeco's camp said Gov. Bobby Jindal's use of his music "is not cool at all."


At Jindal’s campaign announcement rally June 24, organizers played songs by several Louisiana artists to entertain the crowd before the main event, including Buckwheat Zydeco’s 1990 cover version of the standard “Hey, Good Lookin’.”

After Gambit reported the Jindal playlist (which also included songs by Wayne Toups and Zydecajun, Garth Brooks, Montgomery Gentry and the Zac Brown Band), Buckwheat Zydeco chided the Jindal campaign in a tweet, indicating that Buck's candidate of choice is Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a registered independent who is challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination.

“Using our music is not cool at all #BobbyJindal,” the musician tweeted. “@SenSanders using our ‘Make A Change’ to make his announcement is tres bien!”


Jindal's Campaign Responded:

UPDATE: Asked for comment, Shannon Dirmann, a spokeswoman for Jindal, replied:

We licensed the music we played. But if Mr. Zydeco wants to be a good socialist like Bernie Sanders, he might need to rethink the idea of private property.


To which Zydeco's camp responded:

Buckwheat Zydeco ‏@buckwheatzydeco

They can buy a song but can't buy our approval. It's not worth it. We are not a prop. http://bit.ly/1Gvx8Cu


All I can say is I hope they keep doing it. Look at all the free advertising they are giving to Bernie 'a good Socialist" they are so in the past.

Bernie is apparently a fan of Buckwheat also. This is the great song 'Make a Change' he used in his announcement for the WH race:

Awesome! Bernie is going to have his own Media Coverage! Who needs the Corporate Media?

Bernie2016 TV - Bernie All Day

Grassroots Bernie Supporters are planning to cover his campaign and apparently can do it professionally. They are asking for help from people with journalistic experience. Social Media is the New Media, I think this is a great idea, sort of like OWS which had their own media also, anticipating the reaction of the Corporate Media.


Calling all broadcast journalists and Bernie supporters! BernieTV is going LIVE at next week's campaign stop in Madison, WI on July 1 and we need volunteer reporters on the ground for the live stream on YouTube!


A group of independent redditors and specifically not-for-profit production veterans have created BernieTV! We will be streaming LIVE video from Bernie's events and we need ANY available "reporters" on the ground starting NEXT WEEK!

We are a VERY small team currently and have the ability to serve pro production grade, live, streaming broadcasts to share any and all interesting things throughout Bernie's campaign LIVE online. Live streaming will not simply be limited to Bernie's speeches, of course. We can have local community leaders debating important issues and let the online audience decide who's feeling the bern the most and who needs to dig deeper to find some more berning mojo. We'll have live audience voting and comments on the screen. We can get university debate groups involved, local unions and leaders who support Bernie and want to be involved, or even the crazy lady (MOM!) who, "just can't stop saying nice things about that sweet man from Vermont!"

While we'd love to immediately quit our day jobs and fly around the country with Bernie like everyone else, it just simply isn't po$$ible. The lack of a constant, professional media team should not be a disadvantage in this campaign.
We are looking for ANY VOLUNTEERS who want to help bring Bernie's message to the world LIVE on YouTube 24 hours a day by providing any of the following:

STILL IMAGES of Bernie-related events you attended (and a small description of those photos you choose to share-- location, organization, etc)

NON-LIVE VIDEO you recorded at Bernie's campaign stops or local meetups or just talking about Bernie (and a small description of where the footage came from)

LIVE VIDEO from campaign events!! We are looking for ANYONE with on-air experience or at least a very sincere interest in reporting and streaming parts or all of Bernie's speeches and live events. Cell data rates may apply but do what you can. No obigations here. Volunteering efforts likely reflect changes that need to be made to the current government anyway. So let's do this.

For the live video broadcasting, you don't have to be active in front of the camera if you don't want to be. But we have a chance here, using donated time and reliable technical resources, to make this very professional and very important to Bernie's campaign. We'll cover the event like a formal Network. We can have "people on the ground" and multiple folks ready to go live in order. We can have an ongoing anchor team. And the live comments from social media will be, you guessed it, moderated liberally before hitting the screen. Bernie's for the kids, after all. We can pull LOTS of footage of Bernie that's already out there to fill gaps in between live broadcasts. But we NEED volunteers starting NEXT WEEK in Madison, Wisconsin!

Again, this is NOT FOR PROFIT. We will be streaming the video from the 99%'s cell phones directly to BernieTV in realtime. We are also prepared to send out a proper directional microphone to use at the big events and then ask that you help us get it to a post office to send it to the next city. Postage is not a large concern at this point.

We will set up Google Drive so you can upload media from your location for any non-live media.
We are not affiliated what-so-non-profity-ever with the official Bernie Sanders campaign. But that doesn't mean we can't do everything we possibly can to get Bernie's voice into the ears of our friends from the ground up.

Event details for the stop next week in Madison, Wisconsin can be found here:
https://go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/wrtj

To consider volunteering in other ways including ongoing hosting opportunities, organizing, or helping BernieTV in some other way, let us know here:
https://t.co/2FkMj6zGFA

Please comment or direct message us on here and we'll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Thank you so much for reading, please spread the word, and may the Bern be with you.


Great way to get the word out to people about his campaign. Social Media MADE the OWS movement, AND the Arab Spring, which sadly was stolen from them after they succeeded.

I think it's a great idea and it's free so won't cost Bernie's campaign anything.

Nearly Half Of Americans Would Vote For A Socialist For President! US moves into the 21st Century!

There goes the hope for those who tried to denigrate Sanders by using a word they still believe means what they think it means, that it will have any impact.

People tried to tell them so many times. But some people are so out of touch with our changing world, there is simply no persuading them that time has passed them by.



Now we have some polls showing why their attempts to smear Bernie with a word distorted during the McCarthy era has simply had no effect at all:

Nearly Half Of Americans Would Vote For A Socialist For President

Not quite half of Americans -- 47 percent-- say they would consider voting for a socialist for president, if the person were well-qualified and nominated by the voter's party, according to a new Gallup survey.

Democrats offer the most support for socialism with 59 percent saying they would vote for a socialist candidate. Independents are split down the middle, and Republicans are the least supportive with just 26 percent saying they'd vote for a socialist.

Americans ages 18 to 29 are most open to the idea of a socialist with nearly 7 in 10 stating they'd vote for one. Older generations are less inclined to do so.


It's a different world. People understand the word Socialist and associate it with countries like Norway and other European nations. The young especially have a positive attitude towards socialism, viewing countries in Europe as far more advanced re Education, eg, and Health Care than this country.

A Gallup study from April shows Americans have shifted their support toward socialist-type policies, with 52 percent of Americans now saying the government should redistribute wealth by placing higher taxes on the rich -- the greatest support for wealth redistribution that has been measured since 1940.

Of all the candidates who have entered the 2016 presidential race thus far, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is running for the Democratic nomination, is the only socialist -- more specifically, a self-described democratic socialist.


OWS was the seed that was sewn BY young people openly talking about the effects of predatory Capitalism on the American people and providing the lingo to make it easy for the average person to express their feelings about the terrible effects of the current corrupt system we are living under.

And if they were the seed Bernie is the fruit who, unlike some of his opponents, was well aware that Socialism was not a scary word to voters especially the ones he aims to attract.

So to those who told me 'no one is going to vote for a Socialist in this country' all I can say, yes they will and they HAVE.

So much for the Corporate Media's 'tactic' of always referring to Bernie as the 'Socialist'. Just keep on doing it, it seems to be helping! Lol!

You have GOT to watch this kid's video! I promise, it will make your day! I mean it!

I don't know how old he is, but damn, he knows his politics. If he were old enough, he should be running for office himself.

Our future depends on young people like this, listening to him gave me hope for that future.

It's approx 9 mins and gets better as it progresses.

Best 9 mins I 'wasted' today!

He hits every issue this campaign is about. Right on target.

You can follow him on twitter here:

https://twitter.com/newliberalera/status/611977963198767104





Edited to add his Utube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjosnmxL4IButYF8BMaURSQ

He's got some more great stuff on there.

Thanks to heda_foil for finding his Utube Account.

Vermont Teachers Union Endorses Bernie Sanders in Surprise Early Commitment to a Candidate for POTUS

I knew it. The Unions are ANGRY and as I said in another OP, that after the betrayal of Unions yesterday, Bernie is the obvious candidate they will turn to. This is unusual as according to the Vt press, the Vt NEA usually waits before endorsing any candidate:



Sanders gets early endorsement by VT teachers

Usually when presidential campaign seasons roll around, the largest union in Vermont tarries until after the primary season to make an endorsement.

This is not most years.

"We've never had Bernie running for president," said Martha Allen, president of the Vermont chapter of the National Education Association. The teachers union announced Wednesday that its board has endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in his Democratic presidential bid.


And they are now going to be campaigning for him on a National Level AND are discussing financial support for his campaign:

The union will start contacting members who live across the border in New Hampshire and encouraging them to volunteer, Allen said.

And next week, the Vermont delegation to a national NEA meeting will wear Sanders campaign T-shirts one day, she said.

Financial support for the campaign will be discussed later, said Vermont-NEA spokesman Darren Allen.

"We are not used to getting involved in presidential primaries particularly early," the spokesman said.


Emphasis mine

And it begins, the Teachers Unions have been totally betrayed so it is understandable that THIS TIME they are going with the candidate whose LONG RECORD of support for them isn't just campaign rhetoric.



GO BERNIE!

UPDATE: If the TPP Passes Bernie Sanders Will Be the Next President of the US. And Here's Why:

Congress, in an act of total betrayal of the people who elected them, and of their Constitutional DUTY to represent the people who elected them by using the power invested in them by the US Constitution to legislate on behalf of the people, will ABDICATE that duty and HAND IT OVER to the Executive Branch, tipping the balance of power that is so essential to our form of government, away from the People and into the hands of ONE PERSON.

For six years, the POTUS, who will NOT be Obama for those who say that they 'trust Obama', it will be whoever the next POTUS is, will have the power to negotiate trade deals without any input from the People's Representatives.

The entire Labor Force of the US has warned Congress that IF they pass this abomination they will make sure those who vote for it will lose their seats.


2000 Progressive Orgs who represent the People are just as vehemently opposed to it as the Labor Force. A majority of Americans are opposed to it.

2 Million Signatures were handed to Congress a couple of weeks ago from citizens who are opposed to it.

So if Congress refuses to listen to the people, hands their power to represent them over the Executive Branch, it is very likely that all those Unions and all those thousands of Orgs and the people they represent will have only ONE way to prevent the TPP from going into operation, AGAINST the American workers, in deals made in secret by the POTUS, and that is to elect the ONE Candidate who is NOT CORPORATE FUNDED and who is not likely to use those powers on behalf of the thousands of Corporations whose interests certainly do NOT include the American people.



Global Trade Watch ‏@PCGTW Jun 17



The entire US labor movement & 2,000 #progressive organizations all say #NoFastTrack for the #TPP: http://www.StopFastTrackNow.org


That's a lot of people who will be looking for someone who does NOT represent Corporations.

Expose The TPP ‏@ExposeTPP Jun 17




#TPP impacts 800 million people & 40% of global GDP! Act now so your Rep votes #NoFastTrack: http://www.StopFastTrackNow.org





So go ahead and betray the people who elected you, and WE will make sure that we no longer tolerate Wall St funded tools who are beholden to those who pay to get them elected.

Only ONE candidate has said NO to Corporate money. And it is clear how NOT being beholden to Wall St frees a candidate to speak for the PEOPLE who elected them.

He is the ONLY Candidate who has taken a firm stand WITH the Unions AGAINST the TPP.

Thank you Bernie Sanders. Thank you Alan Grayson and the other Representatives who will try to stop this. We know what you are all up against!

EDITED TO ADD: I believe Bernie is going to win anyhow! However if this abomination passes, I believe he will in a landslide AND I believe that the Unions will carry out their promise and use the money they normally give to the Dem Party to help oust all those who betrayed them.

UPDATE: Today, the Vermont Teachers Union, membership 12,000 people, endorse Bernie Sanders and will be campaigning for him in NH and Nationally: http://www.democraticunderground.com/128015861

That was fast!




'Bernie Sanders Draws More Supporters Than Every Republican Candidate'!

Bernie Sanders Draws More Supporters Than Every Republican Candidate as 4,500 Fill Rally

Actually according to Bernie's twitter acct, the number was 5,500. But regardless, he is beating Repubs everywhere he goes wrt to the enthusiasm and the crowds he is drawing.

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Bernie Sanders drew a bigger crowd than any Republican candidate, as 4,500 supporters filled his event in Denver.

According to the Sanders campaign:

Thousands of cheering and chanting Coloradans – one of the biggest crowds for any presidential candidate so far this campaign – showed up here on Saturday night to hear Bernie Sanders tell them they were sending a message to the billionaire class that “‘You can’t have it all. This is our country too.'”

He's a political Rock Star now, as Bill Maher said. But he isn't letting it go to his head:

When the crowd chanted his name, Bernie stopped them. “This campaign is not about me,” he said. “It is not about Hillary Clinton or any other candidate,” he added. “This campaign is about you, your kids and your parents. It is about creating a political movement of millions of people who stand up and loudly proclaim that this nation belongs to all of us and not just a handful of billionaires.”


NOTHING can get done in this country until the money is taken out of politics so we can get real Representatives of the people, who are beholden to the PEOPLE.

Bernie knows this. It's like building a house, first you have to lay the foundation. Up to now, we've ignored the foundation and we've been building on sand, by supporting Big Money in every campaign.

We have to go back to the source of the problems first. THEN we can start getting things done.

No more obstructionism by those who are working for Corporations.

No more 'reaching across the aisle' to shake hands with the ENEMIES of the people.

Bernie Sanders points directly at the Republicans and BLAMES them for what they are doing to this country.

Imagine if we had a real government of the people?

We can have it but it's up to us.
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