REUTERS/Dominick Reuter - Vermont Senator and U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign town hall in Manchester, New Hampshire, August 1, 2015.

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Bernie Sanders, black lives matter, and the political wisdom of holding allies accountable

August 13, 2015, Vanessa Williamson

Last Saturday, Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator running for the Democratic presidential nomination, was confronted at a rally in Seattle by members of the Black Lives Matter movement. In this post, Vanessa Williamson explores the relationship between activists and candidates in presidential politics. 

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