David Goodner

David Goodner is a freelance social movement journalist and a founding member of the Iowa City Catholic Worker. Follow him twitter: @davidgoodner

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Supporters arrive to attend ahead of the Bernies Back rally in Queens, NY, on October 19, 2019. (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Why Bernie Sanders Is Winning
“I’m hearing my name mentioned a little bit tonight, I wonder why,” said Senator Bernie Sanders during the presidential candidates' debate in Charleston, South Carolina. “A lot of the issues we’ll be discussing tonight are issues that I raised four years ago.” “Raising the minimum wage to a living...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during an event to introduce the Raise The Wage Act in the Rayburn Room at the U.S. Capitol January 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. The proposed legislation, which will gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2024, is unlikely to pass in the Republican-controlled Senate. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Views
Monday, February 24, 2020
How Bernie Can Provide a Better Version of the Hope and Change Presidency of Barack Obama
Sen. Bernie Sanders’ electoral victories in the first three early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada make it much more likely that the political revolution will win the Democratic nomination for president and probably the White House . If Democrats are looking for Obama 2.0 —an...
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Sanders and Tlaib turned out 900 people to a Sunday rally in Iowa City centered on combating climate change. (Photo: Sunrise Movement Cedar Rapids) Views
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
In Iowa, Rashida Tlaib and the Sunrise Movement Push the Green New Deal—and Bernie Sanders
National progressive leader and “Squad” member Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) barnstormed through Iowa over the weekend with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), just three weeks before the state’s first-in-the-nation caucus on February 3. Together, Sanders and Tlaib turned out hundreds of people to a town...
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Friday, March 15, 2019
A President for Nationalizing Major Industries? Please Can We Have ‘76 Bernie for 2020
On the same day moderate Texas Democrat Beto O'Rourke declared his candidacy for president, CNN published an exclusive report: Bernie Sanders in the 1970s urged nationalization of most major industries . "I favor the public ownership of utilities, banks and major industries," Sen. Sanders told the...
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2020 candidates back sweeping labor reform, but will they talk about it on the stump? (Photo: Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)   Views
Thursday, March 07, 2019
Will 2020 Be the Year Presidential Candidates Actually Take Labor Issues Seriously?
Call it a sin of omission, but the historic decline of labor union power was on full display during recent CNN town hall meetings with 2020 Democratic presidential aspirants Sens. Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar. All three nationally televised forums featured questions on a range of...
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Friday, February 22, 2019
The Case for Sanders/Warren 2020: The Populist Dream Team Ticket to Win A Green New Deal
In 2014, I gave a slight nod to Senator Elizabeth Warren over Senator Bernie Sanders in a widely read column on Common Dreams that went viral and was shared on social media by more than 100,000 people. My analysis five years ago accurately predicted the impact a populist primary campaign from the...
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Saturday, December 09, 2017
Will ‘The Last Jedi’ Betray Luke Skywalker’s Turn Toward Nonviolence?
With new Star Wars movie “The Last Jedi” approaching release next week, fan theories abound about the possibility of Luke Skywalker becoming a so-called “Grey Jedi,” a knight who rejects dogmatic views about good and evil and strives to balance the Light and Dark sides of the Force. In other words...
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Monday, October 03, 2016
32 Arrested After 200 Iowa #NoDAPL Protesters Dismantle Security Fence in Bid to Disrupt Pipeline Drilling
MONTROSE, Iowa — On Saturday, October 1, more than two hundred water protectors marched from the banks of the Mississippi River through a timbered woodland lot to a Dakota Access river boring site and tore down a security fence before being repelled by the Iowa State Patrol and the Lee County...
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Monday, September 26, 2016
'Lockdown' Tactic Spreads to Iowa #NoDAPL Resistance
Montrose, Iowa— As dozens of protesters looked on , twelve activists were arrested Saturday, September 24, for civil disobedience at a Dakota Access construction site along the Mississippi River, between Sandusky and Montrose, Iowa, where they ultimately shut down construction for nearly six hours...
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Sunday, June 07, 2015
#NoTarSands Resistance March Draws Thousands in Midwest
The stories of frontline indigenous communities in the fight against Big Oil pipelines took center stage on Saturday, as more than 200 Great Lakes Indians led a crowd of nearly 3,000 (mostly white) people to the steps of the Minnesota state capitol in what is being called the largest anti-tar sands...
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