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Turkish TV: The Occupy Movement In a Global Context

Turkish TV: The Occupy Movement In a Global Context
Thu, 4/21/2016
This article originally appeared on TRT World

Occupy.com editor Michael Levitin speaks on the “The Newsmakers” about the global Occupy movement, how it is resonating with the current street protests roiling Paris, and where Bernie Sanders fits in.

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As briefly as possible, the issues here all tend to revolve around/lead to the notion of socialism. Sen. Sanders has reportedly expressed support for democratic socialism (there are several forms of socialism) in the past. Today, he is running for the opportunity to represent all people, and the US overall rejects democratic socialism. Liberals seem to like the sound of it, but let's be realistic. Democratic socialism does, indeed, include a legitimate welfare system. When was the last time you heard even liberals call for restoring the basic human rights (per the UN's UDHR) of food and shelter to America's poor?

I can't say what it's like elsewhere, but in the US, people so strongly believe in the success of the corporate state that they think everyone is able to work, there are jobs for all, therefore no need for poverty relief. This indicates that progressive change is not possible in the foreseeable future.

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