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The Democratic debate in Brooklyn last night took an unusual turn when a grumpy old Jewish American upbraided a slightly younger Illinois Methodist for not respecting the dignity of the Palestinian people.

The Indypendent and The Occupied Wall Street Journal have teamed up to publish a special issue one week before New York’s pivotal Democratic primary contest between Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

 

I attended the Bernie Sanders rally in Midwood, Brooklyn, on April 8. The rally was held on the block Bernie grew up on, but this is not why I found it moving.

Sat APR 9

4 pm

FRI APR 8

7-9pm · $10/$15/$20

Late afternoon, on a chilly but sunny day in Flatbush, Brooklyn, I set out to do door-to-door canvassing for Bernie.  About 10 people, mixed in age, met our contact person from Communications Workers of America at the Dunkin Donuts on Church and Nostrand Avenues. It was a quick in and out without much orientation or conversation.  We were there to work.

The Indypendent has a new audio platform!

Every week we will share our interviews to activists, artists and journalists including contributing writers at the Indy.

Listen to our lastest interview to Eli Smith, co-founder of the Brooklyn Folk Festival which will be held from April 8th to the 10th at St. Ann's Church, 157 Montague Street.

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I am a 42-year-old, hard-working single mama with a daughter who is 13. I agree with Bernie Sanders’s stances on many issues. However, the big carrot for me is his call for establishing a universal single payer healthcare system like the ones that exist in almost every other industrialized nation on Earth.