Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Party split: Sanders supporters reject Clinton

Pat Macpherson, CC Liu, Ashley Wells, Wisdom Quarterly; AP; Jen Sorensen; Anon News
"Hill no! We won't vote for Hillary" even if Sen. Sanders has caved in to pressure (AP).
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(DN!) Delegates Walk off DNC Floor in Protest of "Rigged" Primary Elections The DNC is full of protests. Hundreds of Bernie delegates walked out of the convention soon after Clinton stole the nomination. "They did not listen to the people," explained Felicia Teter, a NH delegate:

We reject the corrupt RepubloCrats!
"Bernie supporters are staging a walkout at the DNC because we were never welcome here. We were never wanted here.

"And no matter what we have said and what we have shown, and what the media has said and what the media has shown, and what WikiLeaks has said and what WikiLeaks has shown, still the people’s voices are not being heard. And still the people’s votes are not being counted.

Felicia Teter and other protesters (DN)
"And so we are going to show the Democratic Party that if they will not have us and they will not welcome us into their party then we will leave, and they will lose to Trump.

"And it will not be our fault. It will be their fault because they did not listen to the people. They did not listen to the person who came from the bottom and got to the top. They simply ignored us. They shut us down. They did not just ignore us, but they fought against us. So now we are leaving. And they will have to beat Trump by themselves."
- Felicia Teeter, NH Sanders delegate at the DNC, speaking for us and others

Sanders fans warn of party split after Clinton steals nomination
Silencing dissent at the DNC, taking away our voice. No to Hillary! No to TPP! (AP)
PHILADELPHIA - Sanders loyalists warned that the Democratic Party could rupture over the [stolen] nomination of Hillary Clinton after a volatile night that saw a large group of Sanders delegates and supporters exit the party's national convention to [protest] at a nearby media tent.

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They rejected Sanders' call for unity even after the Vermont senator took the symbolic step of [prematurely] declaring Clinton the winner of the state-by-state delegate count inside the convention in Philadelphia.

Protest at RNC: Say no to Trump! (AP)
"I suspect we are witnessing an event that will fundamentally change American politics," said Cory James, 22, a college student from Flint, Michigan, who expects the Democratic Party to break apart over Clinton's victory.
Thousands of activists have taken to the streets during the convention this week to voice support for [a revolution behind] Sanders, a liberal U.S. senator, and his progressive agenda.

"Bernie was cheated" and so were we (AP).
The "Bernie or bust" brigades that have marched across the sun-warped city threatened to disrupt Clinton's moment as the first woman to be nominated for president by a major U.S. political party.
"We all have this unrealistic dream that democracy is alive in America," said Debra Dilks, of Boonville, Missouri, who spoke as a protest broke up near Philadelphia's City Hall. She said she wasn't sure she would even vote in November.

I'll run this country like Kissinger.
"Hillary didn't get the nomination. The nomination was stolen," Dilks said. At the media tent protest, some had their mouths taped shut, while a few others spontaneously sang, "This land is our land." They said they were holding a peaceful protest to complain about being shut out by the Democratic Party.
Feel the burn I promised: vote for Hillary.
On the streets outside, Sanders supporters who had spent the day protesting began facing off with police. They started scaling 8-foot walls that blocked off the secure zone around the arena parking lot.

Police and the Secret Service immediately arrested four protesters, who will be charged with entering a restricted area. They're scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

I support war, Israel, fracking, big banks...
Protests continued into the night as Sanders supporters and an anti-police brutality group joined together. Later, another protester set an Israeli flag on fire as people chanted, "long live the intifada [uprising for freedom]."

Others then came together for a candlelight vigil. Earlier in the day, activists held a midday rally at City Hall, and then made their way down Broad Street to the convention site.

Vote for REAL change:
By early evening, a large crowd had formed outside the subway station closest to the arena. The crowd consisted of an assortment of protesters espousing a variety of causes, but mostly Sanders supporters and other Clinton foes on the left.
"I think people were hoping we could sway the delegates and show that there really is a movement here," said... More

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