Articles by: Branko Marcetic

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Branko Marcetic is a Jacobin staff writer. He lives in Toronto, Canada.

Bernie’s First Political Revolution

In 1981, Bernie Sanders achieved the unthinkable — dethroning a deeply entrenched city establishment in Burlington, Vermont, with an upset victory in the city’s mayoral race that no one saw coming. His methods were familiar: a populist, working-class message, door-to-door grassroots organization, and a dogged refusal to bow to elite pressure.