Saturday, August 13, 2016

Embodied by Sanders and Corbyn, Resistance to Neoliberalism Won't Melt Away

Neither movement is just about one man. They’re a reflection of millions of people wanting to move beyond neoliberalism

by Diane Abbott

I spent last week at the Democratic national convention in Philadelphia. In the early hours of the first day of the convention, there was a spectacular thunderstorm with flashes of lightning and crashing thunder. If you were a Bernie Sanders supporter and of a religious bent, you might well have wondered whether it was God herself making clear her displeasure at the prospect of the Democratic party making Hillary Clinton its presidential nominee.

Just one subject was on most people’s lips – the Sanders delegates and how they could be controlled. Many of the people I met were interested in Jeremy Corbyn, who they saw as Britain’s answer to Sanders.

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