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Author: Astranada Gamsey

Astranada Gamsey is one of the Holla Moms buried under work, commute, and child rearing, yet also getting the word out about Bernie, democracy, and the needs of working people.

Seeking a Raft in the Sea of Darkness

Seeking a Raft in the Sea of Darkness

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A Trump presidency looms under the Christmas tree like a life sized Chucky doll waiting to burst from it's box and murder the daft and trusting family. As soon as the box is opened, the darkness is unleashed. Also under the tree, is a box set of prophetic Dr. Seuss books: "The Lora ...
The Day I Didn’t Die

The Day I Didn’t Die

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On September 9th, 2001 my mother showed me a list of flights from Boston to Los Angeles. "You could go on the 10th or the 11th, it's the same flight" she said. I looked at the list."I'd like to stay on the Cape for another day," I replied, "but I should go on the 10th because I hav ...
My Journey With Bernie Sanders

My Journey With Bernie Sanders

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I'll start at the end... Hundreds of bedraggled, beautiful, tired, disappointed people waiting in the hot subway station late in the evening. We are craning our necks and squinting our eyes into the darkness of an endless tunnel, searching for the light. There are so many people ...
Why I am going to Philly and why you should go too

Why I am going to Philly and why you should go too

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In 1955, the Montgomery bus boycott began. It all started when a hard working woman refused to move to the back of the bus, like she had done for as long as she could recall. That seemingly insignificant refusal changed the course of history. It must have been difficult for so many bl ...
The Day Bernie Dumped Me

The Day Bernie Dumped Me

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"We all just have to unite and rally around Hillary now. To beat Trump. OK"? No. It's not okay. After an anxious morning of waiting for events to unfold, I finally got a chance to scroll the news. And those dreaded whispers, which had spooked Bernie communities everywhere the past fe ...
Realizing Wrong: An encounter with Racism

Realizing Wrong: An encounter with Racism

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My eyes are blue, my hair is blonde (as long as I continue to have enough money to color it), otherwise it's brown and lately, gray. When filling out an application, I check the box marked "Caucasian". When I was 13 years old I was playing field hockey in my hometown of Provinceto ...
Rage Against the Dying of the Light

Rage Against the Dying of the Light

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Back home, my family sure gets an earful about me being a loyal Bernie supporter. “Since when did your sister start working for Bernie Sanders?” Or, “Why is your sister so angry?” Or, “Hillary is not that bad, why doesn’t Astra like her?” My family can’t theorize what I am th ...