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The State We’re In: What is Democratic Socialism? | Connecting Point | June 22, 2018

The State We’re In: What is Democratic Socialism? | Connecting Point | June 22, 2018

>>DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM WAS A PHRASE BATTED AROUND IN THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN? FOR AN ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION, I SPOKE TO THREE PEOPLE FROM THIS REGION WHO CALL THEMSELVES DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS. MEGHAN LEMAN, EDWARD COLLINS JR AND DAVE LAR-TEEG.>>GOT ALARMED TOWARDS THE END OF THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN. NOT JUST AT THE OUTCOME BUT WHAT WAS LEADING UP TO IT. A LOT OF PEOPLE FELT THAT THERE WAS NOT AN ADEQUATE ALTERNATIVE TO CAPITALISM GOING…

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Controversial Puerto Rican nationalist saluted in Holyoke

Controversial Puerto Rican nationalist saluted in Holyoke

10- YEAR-OLD BOY, WHEN A FLOATING LOG STRUCK AND KILLLED HIM BARRY: HUNDREDS OF HOLYOKE RESIDENTS SHOWED UP TODAY TO LISTEN TO OSCAR LOPEZ RIVERA SPEAK AT A PUERTO RICAN FLAG RAISING CEREMONY. LOPEZ RIVERA WAS ARRESTED IN 1981 AND TRIED BY THE U-S GOVERNMENT FOR SEDITIOUS CONSPIRACY, RELATED TO HIS INVOLVEMENT IN A PUERTO RICAN NATIONALIST GROUP. HE ADMITTED TO CRIMES.. INCLUDING PLANNING TO TRANSPORT EXPLOSIVES WITH INTENT TO DESTROY GOVERNMENT PROPERTY.. AND DECLARED HIMSELF A POLITICAL PRISONER. HE…

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