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Thu Apr 4, 2019, 05:41 AM Apr 2019

Bernie's biggest fans: The global left

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Bernie’s biggest fans: The global left
Sanders is viewed abroad as a potential figurehead for a worldwide movement against right-wing populism.

By HOLLY OTTERBEIN 04/04/2019 05:02 AM EDT

Bernie Sanders has a base that no other 2020 candidate can claim: left-wing politicians around the globe.

From South America to Europe to the Middle East, leftist leaders are celebrating his candidacy, viewing him as an iconic democratic socialist with the potential to lead a worldwide progressive movement at a time when right-wing populism is on the rise across the map.


Not all of Sanders’ foreign fans are so controversial. Members of Parliament in the United Kingdom’s Labour Party have argued that Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn would have a “special relationship” if the two men both rose to the top of their countries.


"Bernie Sanders’ last campaign was part of the inspiration for the way in which Labour approached the 2017 general election,” he said, “where we went to a very low position in the polls to being the biggest swing to the Labour Party in a general election since 1945.”

“I was not alone among Corbyn’s supporters in reflecting on what Labour could learn from the Sanders campaign,” he wrote in 2018. “Not only was there considerable common ground on policy, they were both ‘anti-establishment’ politicians who had the authenticity and credibility, on the one hand, to counter the right-wing populism of Donald Trump and [Brexit leader] Nigel Farage and, on the other, to inspire and mobilise young people on a scale not seen for a generation.”


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Bernie's biggest fans: The global left (Original Post) JonLP24 Apr 2019 OP
Your excerpt left out the best parts :) Donkees Apr 2019 #1
I agree JonLP24 Apr 2019 #2
This message was self-deleted by its author Donkees Apr 2019 #3
This article is spot on. PDittie Apr 2019 #4

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4. This article is spot on.
Thu Apr 4, 2019, 07:07 AM
Apr 2019

It's so aspirational to think about how quickly we could change the world if both Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn were elected.

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