Time To Reject The 'Lesser Evil' & Stand Up For The Greater Good

Americans are growing weary of the status-quo: choosing between a duopoly of Wall-Street owned parties. MintPress editor in chief Mnar Muhawesh interviews Green Party Presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein on how alternative voices during elections are purposely excluded because of their anti-corporation and anti-war stance on politics. Continue reading

The Climate Change Pledge Hillary Refuses To Sign

To break the carbon barons’ grip over America’s response to this crisis, The Nation calls upon all 2016 presidential and congressional candidates to make and honor the following pledge: In the name of protecting our country and the world from the growing dangers of climate change, I will neither solicit nor accept campaign contributions from any oil, gas, or coal company. The Nation asked each of the major declared presidential candidates in the Democratic, Republican, and Green parties if he or she would make and honor this pledge. Only two have responded affirmatively: Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders and Green candidate Jill Stein. Two other Democratic candidates, Martin O’Malley and Lincoln Chafee, said they supported strong climate action but would not sign the pledge. Hillary Clinton, like the 14 Republican candidates contacted, did not reply.Read the full article from the Nation below. Continue reading

Official Launch Video

  The Official Launch video for the Jill 2016 Campaign. Continue reading

An Age of the Statistically Unlikely": An Interview With Presidential Candidate Jill Stein

Candace Bernd, TruthoutGreen Party candidate Jill Stein officially announced she is running in the 2016 presidential race on June 22, during an interview on Democracy Now!. She held a campaign kickoff event the following day at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, where antiwar activist Medea Benjamin and racial justice activist Marsha Coleman-Adebayo introduced and endorsed her campaign. The main planks of Stein's presidential platform include a "Green New Deal," ending mass incarceration and police brutality, a $15 per hour federal minimum wage, a single-payer health-care system, universal public education and the abolition of student debt, breaking up big banks and nationalizing the Federal Reserve, initiating a global treaty to reverse climate change and ending extreme forms of extraction. Continue reading

Common Dreams: Green Jill Stein is Fighting For Open Debates and Real Democracy

[from John Nichols, posted at Common Dreams]  Dr. Jill Stein has some great ideas about how to create “deep system change, moving from the greed and exploitation of corporate capitalism to a human-centered economy that puts people, planet and peace over profit.” If the 2012 Green Party presidential nominee and contender for the party’s 2016 nod gets a hearing, those ideas will expand and improve the national debate. They could also strike a chord with the millions of Americans who are ready for a plan to “end unemployment and poverty; avert climate catastrophe; build a sustainable, just economy; and recognize the dignity and human rights of everyone in our society and our world.” Continue reading

Exclusive: Green Party’s Jill Stein Announces She Is Running for President on Democracy Now!

[from Democracy Now!)In a Democracy Now! exclusive, Dr. Jill Stein officially launches her campaign as a Green Party candidate for the 2016 presidential race. "I have a people-powered campaign," Stein notes. "I am running with the only national party that does not take corporate funding." Stein, a physician and activist who first ran in 2012, outlines her platform. She joins the fray as the race for the Democratic Party nomination heats up. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, a self-proclaimed democratic socialist, has emerged as Hillary Clinton’s main rival for the party’s nomination, as his poll ratings have surged in recent weeks. "Hillary is the Wal-Mart candidate. She has been a member of the Wal-Mart board. On jobs, on trade, on healthcare, on banks, on foreign policy, it is hard to find where we are similar."     Continue reading