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October 20, 2016

Moving Forward: Karen Bernal on the Bernie Sanders Campaign and the way forward

The recording is in two parts; on the linked page above click either of the two playback icons:
BERNAL 1:  45:33 -- this is the opening presentation
BERNAL 2:  1:01:17 -- this is the question an answer session.

Karen Bernal has contributed to the labor and political movements in California for many years. Her latest efforts have been in the formation of the Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party. Her twelve years with the party has promoted important platform changes: Single Payer Health Care; a Statement of Principles which includes UN Declaration of Human Rights; anti-war policies; repeal of the Death Penalty; and many other Progressive ideas.

Co-chair of California's Bernie Sanders delegates to the 2016 Democratic Convention, Karen explains the difficulties of any grassroots group having an effect on Democratic Party politics. In the Q&A session, she outlines a project being undertaken by some of the returning delegates to mount an independent challenge for control of the Party.

In addition, there is a 114 page PDF copy of Michael Glennon's 2014 paper, National Security and Double Government. Glennon is a professor of International Law at Tufts University, Medford, MA. Bernal mentions Glennon's paper/book in her lecture.