Physician and 2012 Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein came to the Capitol on Tuesday to press for a broad platform of progressive causes, with one in particular: calling on the state Department of Environment Conservation to declare rail shipments of crude oil to be an “imminent threat” and “clear and present danger,” thereby shutting them down. “These are essentially weapons of mass destruction that have been regularly detonating every seven to 14 weeks,” she said of the shipments coursing through the state from western oil fields. Using the term “bomb trains,” Stein said it was “astonishing … a disgrace” that federal action hadn’t followed in the wake of the 2013 Lac Megantic disaster in Quebec that killed 47 people. Continue reading
"We don't have to persuade people, we don't have to change people's minds. All we have to do is flick that switch in our own minds from powerlessness to powerfulness," (Stein) said. "The minute we do that, the future is in our hands." Continue reading
I just returned from a weeklong trip to Texas, and I wanted to let you know - It’s unbelievably exciting how ready people are for a campaign that gives voice to what they believe and care about. In Texas I met so many people doing inspiring work that it’s impossible to cover them all, but I wanted to share just a few highlights with you… Continue reading
On Reality Asserts Itself, former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein tells Paul Jay that as a doctor/activist, she realized that the two party political system will not tolerate reform from within. Part 1 is above and parts 2 and 3 appear after the flip… Continue reading
ABC News interviews Jill about in an exclusive just before the launch of her exploratory committee. Continue reading
Jill's appearance on Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp.