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Tue Jan 24, 2023, 11:30 PM

Bernie Sanders Book Launch (Brooklyn)

Senator Bernie Sanders In conversation with Dr. Cornel West
Launch of Itís OK to Be Angry About Capitalism
Co-presented by BAM and Greenlight Bookstore

Mon, Feb 20 at 8pm

$40, includes a hardcover copy of Itís OK to Be Angry About Capitalism, to be picked up at the event
ON-SALE DATES
BAM Members and Patrons: Tue, Jan 24 at 12pm
General Public: Thu, Jan 26 at 12pm

Join Senator Bernie Sanders to celebrate the launch of his new book Itís OK to Be Angry About Capitalism. Sanders is joined by Dr. Cornel West to discusses the tough questions he believes the American people must ask in these turbulent times, presenting his vision for democracy and what could be possible if the political revolution took place.

https://www.bam.org/talks/2023/senator-bernie-sanders

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 01:46 AM

1. Kicking for Bernie (and for Brooklyn!)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 10:49 AM

2. Cornel West, who encouraged people not to vote for Hillary in 2016, and contributed to trump

getting elected

It is curious that Sanders hired Cornell West, Nina Turner, David Sirota, and Brihana Joy Gray for his 2016 campaign for president, and all those people encouraged others NOT to vote for Hillary in the general election in 2016

It is interesting that someone so concerned about capitalism has multiple homes. For most people, one house would be more than sufficient

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Response to JohnSJ (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 11:34 AM

3. My thought exactly. For someone who's "angry about capitalism,"

he's been outstandingly helpful to the RW kleptocracy. He, and all the others whose actions show they're far more "angry" about DEMOCRATS, knew who they were helping. For why, check with the political scientists who study them.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 11:37 AM

4. Great quote

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Response to JohnSJ (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 11:59 AM

5. :) Awfully big, though. I was going to replace it with this one.



No one who refused to vote for Democrats prioritized the lives they kept us from bettering.

Post-2016, people still trying to survive and even feed children on a minimum wage of $7.25 are now entering YEAR SEVEN that they're not earning $15/hour, with inflation increases.

2017 $7.25
2018 $7.25
2019 $7.25
2020 $7.25
2021 $7.25
2022 $7.25
2023

Yes, well meaning people who care SHOULD be angry!

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 02:05 PM

9. +++

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Response to JohnSJ (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 02:08 PM

10. Someone has certainly surrounded himself with some very unsavory characters

who are very antagonistic to the Democratic Party and the values of liberal democracy.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 12:10 PM

6. Sanders brings awareness to a lot of people

and he's galvanized many young people

Unfortunately he can't (or won't) use that influence and his movement to bring about change. Apparently he's old school and still believes in the current system.

But if bringing awareness to people is as far as he can go, let him do it!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 12:12 PM

7. Why is this book $40?

Most books are in the $20 to $25 range, it seems.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 01:33 PM

8. The book sells for $22.

You're also paying to rent the hall for the book launch.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 04:41 PM

11. "Gouging: Outrage as publisher marks up publicly-funded book price by 8000%" -- Common Dreams

Isn't it outrageous that a book that costs only about 50 cents to print is being sold for $40? When you consider that Penguin Random House, one of the world's largest publishers, earned over $4 billion in revenue last year. Not only that, the author of this book is being paid by taxpayers to write this, but the public isn't going to get a cent of the sales. When people are struggling to make ends meet, for our tax dollars to be used to enrich the already wealthy and big book sellers is unconscionable.

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Response to BlueCheeseAgain (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 04:45 PM

12. The public isn't paying Sanders a penny to write this book.

There's nothing in his responsibility as a Senator or his campaign goals that calls for writing a book.

This is why I tend to discount Common Dreams' opinions.

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