31 May '17, 12pm

Bernie Sanders to College Graduates: Take on the Fossil Fuel Industry, Transform Our Energy System

Sen. Bernie Sanders delivered the commencement address at Brooklyn College on Tuesday and told graduating students that entering an "oligarchic" society, like one the U.S. is fast becoming, will demand vigilance and perseverance on their parts but that it was because of determined young people that he has "enormous confidence" in the country's ultimate future. Sanders recounted learning about "oligarchic societies" when he was a high school student in Brooklyn. Described to him as "small developing countries" in which the "economic and political life of the nation were controlled by a handful of very wealthy people," Sanders admitted it "never occurred to me as a kid in Brooklyn that the United States of America, our great nation, could move in that direction." But, he added, "that is precisely ... what is happening today." While commending graduating students and their pa...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/bernie-sanders-brooklyn-college-...

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