'Austerity Kills': Tens of Thousands March in London Against Brutal Cuts

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Nation-wide rally demands an 'alternative to austerity and to policies that only benefit those at the top'

Published on Saturday, June 20, 2015 by Common Dreams by Sarah Lazare, staff writer

From across the United Kingdom, tens of thousands of people took to the streets of London Saturday to demand an end to brutal—and deadly—austerity measures.

The mass march, still ongoing at the time of publication, comes just over a month after the Conservative (Tory) Party's election wins.

The independent anti-austerity forum, the People's Assembly, declared ahead of the march that protesters aim to send a "clear message to the Tory government; we demand an alternative to austerity and to policies that only benefit those at the top."

"We'll be assembling the demonstration in the heart of the City of London right on the doorstep of the very people who created the crisis in the first place, and marching to the doorstep of Parliament," said the assembly.

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Massive turnout is latest sign the Vermont senator is gaining on Hillary Clinton

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Massive turnout is latest sign the Vermont senator is gaining on Hillary Clinton

Published on Sunday, June 21, 2015 by Common Dreams by Sarah Lazare, staff writer

At least 5,500 Coloradans crammed into a Denver gymnasium, an adjacent atrium, and lacrosse field Saturday night to hear presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders speak, in what is being reported as one of the biggest political rallies so far in the 2016 election cycle.

Addressing the crowd at the University of Denver, Sanders said: "What we are doing tonight is we are sending a message to the billionaire class and that is: You can't have it all!"

"This campaign is not about me," he continued. "It is not about Hillary Clinton or any other candidate. This campaign is about you, your kids and your parents. It is about creating a political movement of millions of people who stand up and loudly proclaim that this nation belongs to all of us and not just a handful of billionaires."

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Catching Clinton, Sanders Surges

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Published on June 17, 2015 in Common Dreams byJon Queally, staff writer

Several polls now show Sen. Bernie Sanders closing the gap between himself and frontrunner Hillary Clinton

Several new polls from the early battleground state of New Hampshire indicate that the progressive message of Sen. Bernie Sanders—who has been busy talking about the troubling supremacy of Wall Street banks, vast economic inequality, the crisis of money in politics, and the imperative to address the climate crisis—is resonating with prospective voters in the early battleground state as he rapidly closes the gap with Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

According to a Suffolk University poll released Tuesday, Sanders garnered the support of 31 percent of likely Democratic primary voters compared to Clinton who received 41 percent. With just ten points now separating the candidates, Sanders' increase in popularity is happening much faster than many political observers say they expected.

In late May, a University of New Hampshire pollshowed that only 13 percent of likely New Hampshire voters would vote for Sanders.

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