Anonymous: the 10 Reasons Why We're Endorsing Bernie

Bernie Sanders will go after big banks, says group
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2015 10:49 AM CST
Anonymous: the 10 Reasons Why We're Endorsing Bernie
Anonymous likes Bernie.   (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Well, we knew Anonymous wasn't going to come out in favor of Donald Trump. The hacktivist group's pick for president is Bernie Sanders, according to a Wednesday post, which describes 10 reasons why Sanders should get your vote. Firstly, the group says Sanders wants to break up big banks and instate a new Glass-Steagall act, enacted in 1933 and repealed in 1999, which would block commercial banks from doing any investment banking. Hillary Clinton won't reinstate Glass-Steagall; Trump wants Wall Street regulations loosened, Anonymous says. The group also likes that Sanders opposes the Trans Pacific Partnership, which it claims "would hand sweeping powers to corporations."

He's also against a war with Russia and the for-profit prison system, refuses to take money from the rich, voted against the Iraq War and the Patriot Act, and supports decriminalizing marijuana, the group claims. "The corporate mainstream media hates Bernie and censors him, attempting to make it look like he endorses Hillary. Trump gets WAY more mainstream coverage than Bernie despite both polling similarly," Anonymous adds. "If you want to choose someone who wasn't handpicked for you, then Bernie is your best best." In other Anonymous news, the group announced it was at the controls of a recent cyber attack against Turkey, alleging its government backs the Islamic State. Per local media, 400,000 domains were forced offline between Dec. 14 and 21, reports RT. (More Bernie Sanders 2016 stories.)

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