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Fed up with decades of two-party rule, hundreds of thousands of Americans tuned in for the People’s Convention, where they voted to form a new political alternative unbeholden to corporate power or the military-industrial complex.
more than 5 hours of speeches that culminated in a vote to create a “major new corporate-free political party in America.”
Among the speakers at the convention were several disgruntled Democrats, ... former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, comedian Jimmy Dore, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges
It ended with a vote to create the People’s Party in 2021, in which some 99 percent of its 400,000 viewers took part.
The group has set a lofty goal for the new anti-corporate outfit, hoping it will be “poised to sweep Congress and the White House” by the next election cycle in 2024.
Only one thing matters to the oligarchs, it is not democracy, it is not truth, it is not the consent of the governed, it is not income inequality, it is not the surveillance state, it is not endless war… it is the primacy of corporate power, which has extinguished our democracy and left most of the working class and the working poor in misery.
Among the speakers at the convention were several disgruntled Democrats, from Sen. Bernie Sanders’s 2020 national co-chair Nina Turner to a candidate in this year’s primaries, Marianne Williamson.
Turner told the convention that “we are in a fight for our lives and for future generations,” adding “We don’t believe in the lies and the bribes and the contentment in a lousy peace,” quoting from a 1938 poem by Langston Hughs.
“How can we have peace in moments like this, when over 90 million of our sisters and brothers are either uninsured or underinsured?” Turner asked. “How can we have peace when on the streets of America right now, black lives have been reaching out, calling out the racism and the white supremacy and the bigotry of a system that was created for black lives to languish.”
Harvard professor and social critic Dr. Cornel West also addressed the event, calling to “transform the American empire into a more democratic space,” while dubbing the two major parties the “neo-fascist” and “neo-liberal” wings of the “ruling class.”
in a vote to create a new political party that is not influenced or controlled by big corporations, big pharma, the military industrial complex, etc
originally posted by: dragonridr
a reply to: trollz
Well its success would depend on how much money they can raise in 4 years. But i truly think the two-party system needs to end there is no reason we should only have 2 choices for president. Wait is Kanye still running?
originally posted by: galaga
Remember this. Bill Clinton won with less than 50%. Why? Because of Ross Perot.