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There are times that one wishes one was smarter than one is so that when one looks out at the world and sees the problems one wishes one knew the answers and I don\'t know the answers. I think sometimes one wishes one was dumber than one is so one doesn\'t have to look out into the world and see the pain that\'s out there and the horrible situations that are out there, and not know what to do - Bernie Sanders http://www.democraticunderground.com/128040277

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I don'y know if they did (I don't watch the MSM). RT covered it

it was extensively planned for and talked about through grassroots channels. The next one is on Monday. The right wing is in full attack mode over this. Fox covered it to sneer at & their minions are all over social media attacking.

CBS reported on it too

CBS News Verified account ‏@CBSNews 19h19 hours ago

#MillionStudentMarch demonstrations happening at schools from Massachusetts to Hawaii

November 12, 2015, 5:11 PM
Campus marches over student debt held around the country

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Students at more than a hundred colleges and universities are staging marches in support of free tuition, a $15 minimum wage for campus workers and the cancellation of debt from student loans.

Hunter college students call to fight budget cuts and liberate CUNY #MillionStudentMarch pic.twitter.com/pITA1lmXxy
— Alexandra Rosenmann (@alexpreditor) November 12, 2015

Known as the Million Student March, the demonstrations happening Thursday at schools from Massachusetts to Hawaii were inspired by remarks Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders made in June.

The Democratic presidential candidate said Republicans in Congress would be forced to tackle the student debt problem if a million young people marched on Washington.

Hey hey, hi ho, student debt has got to go #MillionStudentMarch pic.twitter.com/BsdhjS3s1r
— Charles Idelson (@cidelson) November 12, 2015

Most of the events were planned at public universities and colleges, although a few private colleges organized rallies to show support.

CBS Philadelphia reports that in Philly, students from Drexel, the University of Pennsylvania, Temple, the Community College of Philadelphia and area high schools were marching from their respective school to City Hall on Thursday.



Read how Bernie Sanders inspired the #MillionStudentMarch

Dani Douglas-Gabriel @DaniDougPost

Read how @SenSanders inspired #MillionStudentMarch wpo.st/1lvm0


Million Student March fights for debt-free college
By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel November 12 at 4:16 PM

Erika Civitarese, a junior at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, rallies students at the campus’ Million Student March on Nov. 12, 2015. (Photo by Olivia Servaes)

Students at 110 college campuses across the country planned to walk out of class Thursday to march for an affordable education.

The aptly named Million Student March has been months in the making, inspired by national campaigns to boost minimum wages, explained Beth Huang, a coordinator for the Student Labor Action Project (SLAP), an initiative of a labor union and foundation-funded group called Jobs with Justice.


White House hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has been one of the most vocal advocates for lowering the cost of college on the campaign trail, proposing a cost-share agreement in which states would pony up $1 for every $2 the federal government invests in higher education.

Something Sanders said — about how to bring student debt to an end — was what gave organizers the idea for the march.


Although Sanders inspired the movement, organizers say they’re not backing him — or any other candidate — because they want to encourage a broad coalition. They created a Facebook page and Web site, calling students across the country to action. Axelbank said the response was overwhelming. The group launched a central organizing committee to flesh out the demands and plan the day of action.




And now Netanyahu wants $50 Billion for his efforts

at a rate of $5 billion per year instead of the normal $2 Billion:
Netanyahu asks Obama for $50b in military aid

LMAO, there's your free college taxpayers. There are your homeless on the streets.

And Hillary can't suck up to him fast enough.

Livestream: #Fightfor15 at GOP Debate: "When I say Trump, you say chump!"

Chants at #GOPDebate protest: "When I say Trump, you say chump!" "Heyhey, hoho, $7.25 has got to go!" #FightFor15


In the rain, Sen. Bernie Sanders rallies Capitol workers over pay

In the rain, Sen. Bernie Sanders rallies Capitol workers over pay:

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. joins low-wage workers, some who... Read more

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is rallying for an increase in pay for low-wage workers at his day-job workplace — the Senate.


Some of the protesters work in the Senate and were taking the day to strike. One woman who works in a Senate cafeteria spoke in Spanish about not having enough money to buy medicine for her sick child.

Sanders, the Vermont independent, said the workers should make at least $15 an hour and have the right to unionize.

"There are a number of senators who get served by people right here," Sanders told the wet, cheering crowd. "They should know that if you are serving them, they have got to start serving you."

Warner Massey, an employee of a Senate contractor who cleans entranceways and bathrooms in the Capitol complex, said he makes $13.50 an hour but wants to make at least $15. Others he works with make less.

"This is really crazy because of the simple fact that we work for millionaires," Massey said. "These guys are millionaires, they make the laws, they make the rules and regulations. So why is it so hard for us to get just $15 and be part of a union?"



and an insult to the workers who are out in force today demaning Bernie's $15

LA right now

I noticed the majority of those hating on Bernie did the same to OWS

weird that.

#Fightfor15 going STRONG all over the US today

People are out in force.

Bernie is speaking at the #Fightfor15 rally in Washington, DC

Twitter is going strong for him, for racial justice, for economic justice, for immigrant justice.

Hillary's absence is much noted. So are her past record and current records though she did send out a lame tweet that caused much mockery.

And best of all for me as an activist, Bernie supporters are everywhere wearing their Bernie pins and reaching out to a very receptive and enthusiastic crowd.

It's a very good day for Bernie.

I won't be posting much today due to #Fightfor15 but it's a great Bernie kind of day!


Harlem, NYC. "Racial justice = economic justice = immigrant justice"

Fast Food Forward

Happening now on 125th St in Harlem, NYC. Racial justice = economic justice = immigrant justice. #FightFor15

8:15 AM - 10 Nov 2015


"We're also here to demand racial & economic justice because we can't have 1 w/o the other"

Fight For 15 Chicago @chifightfor15

"We're also here to demand racial & economic justice because we can't have 1 w/o the other" #BlackWorkMatters


Today is a beautiful day out in the real world!
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