This program is read by the author and Mark Ruffalo, an award-winning actor, director, producer, and social activist.
When Bernie Sanders began his race for the presidency, it was considered by the political establishment and the media to be a "fringe" campaign, something not to be taken seriously. After all, he was just an independent senator from a small state with little name recognition. His campaign had no money, no political organization, and it was taking on the entire Democratic Party establishment.
By the time Sanders' campaign came to a close, however, it was clear that the pundits had gotten it wrong. Bernie had run one of the most consequential campaigns in the modern history of the country. He had received more than 13 million votes in primaries and caucuses throughout the country and won 22 states, and more than 1.4 million people had attended his public meetings. Most important, he showed that the American people were prepared to take on the greed and irresponsibility of corporate America and the 1 percent.
In Our Revolution, Sanders shares his personal experiences from the campaign trail, recounting the details of his historic primary fight and the people who made it possible. And for the millions looking to continue the political revolution, he outlines a progressive economic, environmental, racial, and social justice agenda that will create jobs, raise wages, protect the environment, and provide health care for all - and ultimately transform our country and our world for the better. For him, the political revolution has just started. The campaign may be over, but the struggle goes on.
Bernie Sanders ran as a Democratic candidate for president of the United States in 2015 and 2016. He served as mayor of Burlington, Vermont's largest city, for eight years before becoming the sole congressperson for the state in 1990. He was elected to the Senate in 2006 and is now the longest-serving Independent in the history of the Congress. He lives in Burlington, Vermont, with his wife, Jane, and has four children and seven grandchildren.
Mark Ruffalo is an award-winning actor, director, producer, and social activist. Known for high-profile roles in movies such as The Kids Are All Right (2010), The Normal Heart (2014), Foxcatcher (2015), and Spotlight (2015) as well as blockbusters like The Avengers (2012) and The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), he made his directorial debut with Sympathy for Delicious at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010. He was an ardent supporter of Senator Bernie Sanders' bid for the Democratic nomination for president.
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"Such an important book!"
Bernie Sanders lays out the facts of American life, and real solutions to fix problems that we face. I feel it is a must read for anyone who wants to improve our system for everyone, not just for the wealthy few.
eye opening journal of the man, his campaign and ideas! I was appalled and encoraged by Bernie's account of our nation and the choice of directions that are ahead.
I loved the book and I'm very proud of what Bernie had achieved and will continue to support him
"It's our future."
I worked on the Bernie Sanders campaign and this man has become by biggest inspiration in politics. This book is extremely personal. You learn of Bernie's life growing up, his experiences on the campaign trail and the future he believes the Democratic party should embrace. In the wake of Trump's win last week, this book gives me so much hope for our future. Let's continue to Feel The Bern.
"Inspiring and Hits the Heart"
To know what we could have had, and what we unfortunately lost, is a devastating to many Americans that deserve so much and get so little. Bernie Sanders was the first politician to truly open my eyes, to become invested in our nation and to care about the goings-on outside of my daily life. Our Revolution is an emotional experience to listen through, simply because of knowing that such a decent, kind-hearted human being (that truly cares about our country and its people) was so utterly set up for failure by the broken democratic system. Bernie, you are my hero, you are everything I aspire to be. As you say, change comes from the bottom up, and I hope to be part of the new wave of individuals that can repair this country and mold it to what it can become.
Highly recommend this book to anyone, not just Sanders supporters. It is eye-opening and inspiring to all.
"I highly recommend the audio version"
I highly recommend the audio version as you get to hear real recordings of speeches, etc.
"Chap. 21 pls. open source for everyone to read!"
Great book, most important chapter is #21 at the end. Democrats need to get back to economic focus. It's not sexy but affects everyone. Too bad America wants reality politics. Sad. Rise of corporate media will destroy our Democracy if it hasn't already. wish more of book was narrated by Bernie himself.
"Can't recommend enough!"
Bernie is an American hero, and a true inspiration. But this book is about so much more than him - it's about how we overcome the challenges we face, to make a better America for ALL Americans. I experienced so many emotions listening to this - joy, rage, dissapointment, fear, curiosity, and so much more. All so worth it! I can't recommend this book enough!
"Bernie explains it all"
During the 2016 election did you wonder how Bernie Sanders was going to pay for the things he promised? Well, this book will tell you exactly how. I can't say the numbers are accurate but at least they are known.
This book lists Mark Ruffalo as co-narrator and usually that means the actual author doesn't do much narration at all. Not this time. Sanders does about half of the narration. And Ruffalo does a good job except that sometimes he adds a little laugh that I don't think Sanders would do.
I do kind of wish this book had come out a couple of years earlier.
Every politically involved person needs to read this, whether they agree with Sanders or not.
Too often people demonize him as a radical socialist when this book clearly explains his ideology and grievances with the country, and shows just how far government has been radicalised to the right that his relatively modest, left leaning, reasonable proposals are dismissed out of hand.
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