DNC 2016 :: After the circus of hate that was RNC 2016, AMERICAN BABYLON left Cleveland and rode hard for Philly and the Democratic National Convention 2016. This proved to be an entirely different type of experience. The parking was horrible, the logistics unpolished, and getting to the protest site at the Convention itself extremely difficult. Having said all of that, the protests downtown were lively democracy. Diversity was amped up to eleven. The photographs in the gallery were taken by AMERICAN BABYLON's own JIMI GIANNATTI - we must insist that you do not steal them. Feel free to reach out to us if you are interested in running them somewhere or another. Philly is a beautiful town full of history and gorgeous buildings and even more gorgeous people. Video of our interview with DR. CORNEL WEST and CHRIS HEDGES and JILL STEIN below the fold.
AMERICAN BABYLON talks with DR. CORNEL WEST about Bernie and the future of the movement he galvanized. We also talk with the one and only Pulitzer Prize winning author CHRIS HEDGES; he goes into some detail about what he thinks needs to happen on the left hand side of the playground and calls out Bernie Sanders: "Bernie sold us out."
AMERICAN BABYLON talks with Green Party Presidential candidate DR. JILL STEIN - We caught up Dr. Stein just after she gave a speech at a #BERNIEORBUST rally in downtown Philly. She had quite a bit to say about Bernie and the end of the beginning of something big (maybe?): "I think a revolutionary campaign requires a revolutionary party. We've seen what happens - the sabotage, the backstabbing, the back room tactics that sabotaged Bernie's campaign."