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On January 24, 2016 The Fresno Green Party wrote:
Bernie Sanders Doesn't Support Reparations. Why Is That So Surprising?
[It is the spokespersons and candidates of the Green Party the United States that initially publically advocated for much and more than what Bernie Snders now says that brings crowds to his rallys.  Whereas the media and both major partys have excluded Greens and any other independent/anti-establishment advocates for many decades the success of Bernie Sanders is based on those who built the bed of freedom.  How long can he lay on this bed and ignore the uncomfortable parts that were buillt by those who died reaching out for freedom?  How long can he fool enough people?]

To get a better sense of who Bernie Sanders is, it's helpful to look at who he isn't.

Bernie Sanders is not a Green Party candidate.

That would be Jill Stein, the [2012]presidential nominee for the fourth-largest political party in the U.S., which advocates for many of the same issues Sanders has championed, with a number of key differences. Here's what the Green Party?s platform says about reparations:

The community of people of African ancestry whose family members were held in chattel slavery in what is now the United States of America have legitimate claims to reparations including monetary compensation for centuries of human rights violations, including the Transatlantic slave trade now recognized by the United Nations as a "crime against humanity."

The Green Party would also end all federal aid to any nation whose laws enable imprisonment or persecution on the basis of gender identity or expression. The party also wants to legalize marijuana possession and begin decriminalizing all drugs in the U.S. -- just a few of the positions that go significantly beyond what Sanders has proposed.

My comments are in the [] and italicized. Whereas much of this article was inspired by Nancy Allen of the Huffington Post.

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