Not all of Bernie Sanders’ high-profile supporters are backing Hillary Clinton.

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In a sharply worded op-ed article in the Guardian, Cornel West, an influential scholar and civil rights activist who was a staunch supporter of Sanders in the Democratic presidential primaries, endorsed Green Party candidate Jill Stein, calling her the “only progressive woman in the race.”

“This November, we need change. Yet we are tied in a choice between Trump, who would be a neo-fascist catastrophe, and Clinton, a neo-liberal disaster,” wrote West. “That’s why I am supporting Jill Stein. I am with her – the only progressive woman in the race.”

Cornel West told PJM that Hillary Clinton is “much more of a hawk” than GOP nominee Donald Trump and warned that her presidency “could lead to World War III.”

“When it comes to foreign policy, Hillary is of course much more of a hawk than he is. There’s no doubt about it. So both of them, I think, are very dangerous. It’s just that when you specify certain zones, she’s better in certain zones and he’s better in certain zones – but he is still fascist, which is in the end very, very frightening,” West said at the Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland, which held a social action forum titled “Impact 2016” on the third day of the Republican National Convention.

“Sister Hillary is much better in terms of social issues – keeping track of our precious gay and lesbian brothers and sisters and bisexual and transgender folk. She’s much better in terms of at least wanting to address some issues of racism.  There’s no doubt about that. In terms of economic issues, they are both tied to Wall Street. Trump’s an independent money man but he still has a Wall Street mentality. It’s big money – big banks,” he added.

Throughout the primaries, Sanders, along with many liberals such as West, consistently assailed Clinton for, among other things, her vote in support of the Iraq war.

In his op-ed, West, who has also been a vocal critic of President Obama, hit Clinton for her support of anti-crime legislation signed by her husband, former president Bill Clinton, in the 1990s. Critics say the measure helped contribute to the trend of greater levels of incarceration for black men. She has since said she believes that the legislation is flawed.

“Clinton policies of the 1990s generated inequality, mass incarceration, privatization of schools,” West wrote. 



Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center nearly emptied as Bernie Sanders Delegates walked out of the Democratic National Convention. Via Josh Fox live.


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