Workers and students speak on inequality, war at Sanders rally

By Toby Reese and Kevin Martinez
27 May 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made a two-day stop in San Diego last weekend, including a rally on the 21st in National City on the US-Mexico border. National City is an overwhelmingly working class and immigrant community, and some 10,000 came to see Sanders speak.

Sanders made repeated denunciations of social inequality and the top 1 percent of the population, which got a strong response from the crowd. Next to nothing was said about Obama’s foreign policy, which Sanders unambiguously supports, and the expanding wars of American imperialism that are leading to a new world war.

While Sanders is seeking to direct opposition behind the Democratic Party and the capitalist system, many of those supporting his campaign are looking for a way to oppose social inequality and war. The WSWS spoke to students and workers at the rally about the political issues surrounding the 2016 election and the fight for socialism.

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