Bernie Sanders: My Vision For Democratic Socialism in America

The following is the transcript of a speech Sen. Bernie Sanders delivered at Georgetown University on November 19th outlining what the term democratic socialism means to him, as well as his plans to deal with the national security threat posed by ISIS.

In his inaugural remarks in January 1937, in the midst of the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt looked out at the nation and this is what he saw.

He saw tens of millions of its citizens denied the basic necessities of life.

He saw millions of families trying to live on incomes so meager that the pall of family disaster hung over them day by day. read more

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Bernie Sanders on Ending Child Labor (3/00)

Most of us would be horrified to support a business that exploits children. But chances are you may have done just that on your last shopping trip.

Perhaps you splurged on a hand-crafted carpet, without knowing it was made by a seven-year old from India, where children are chained to looms for 12 hours a day. Maybe you just bought a soccer ball for your son or daughter, without realizing five-year-old hands inside a dark and silent factory in Pakistan produced your gift. Even your more mundane purchases – a leather bag, a shirt, a pair of jeans, or produce from the local grocery store – could be the product of child labor. read more