“I consider myself a democratic socialist. I’m certainly far more radical than the Democratic Party. But I’m a member of the Democratic Party simply so I can vote in primaries. That is the only reason my name is associated with them.” – Michael Stipe
Read Jacobin Magazine’s interview with Michael and find out about his longtime support for progressive causes including South African anti-apartheid organizing, R.E.M.’s activism, and why Michael supported Bernie Sanders. Check it out here.