April 15, 2016, Boston, MA – Jill Stein, who is seeking the Green Party nomination for President, said today that she was pleased that Senator Sanders yesterday echoed her repeated call for a more just approach by the U.S. in the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Continue reading
April 14, 2016 Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for President, released the following statement today in support of striking Verizon workers: “We stand in solidarity with the 40,000 Verizon workers who are challenging corporate greed. Too many American companies have joined in the global race to drive workers’ wages and living standards to the bottom. As President, I will strengthen the right of workers to unionize and to stand up to corporate greed,” said Stein. Stein pointed out that it was time for workers and unions to support independent politics, rather than blindly supporting Democratic Party politicians even when they support anti-worker initiatives such as NAFTA and the TPP, or fail to follow through on their promises to workers as Obama did after the 2008 election. Continue reading
Real News Network, April 3, 2016 The Empire Files: Abby Martin with Dr. Jill Stein: A Sick Society Jill Stein spoke with Abby Martin of teleSUR’s The Empire Files about her career in medicine and her stances on U.S. foreign policy, among other issues.
Jill Stein recently spoke with Michael Enright of CBC Radio's Sunday Edition about her campaign. The complete 27-minute interview is available online.
MintPress News, March 30, 2016 Anonymous to America: You Have More than Two Political Parties -- Start Acting Like It by Jake Anderson “[Jill Stein] has not only been censored and ignored by the mainstream media, by google and by Twitter. She was even arrested and held in a black site during the 2012 election for trying to attend a debate. In the interest of avoiding mainstream media’s bias against third party candidates, we endorse the suggestion for a #OpJillStein.” A new Anonymous video strongly encourages voters to support 3rd-party candidate Jill Stein. While the hacktivist collective has typically remained neutral when it comes to politics, in the past few years they have waged attempts to dismantle and expose the agendas of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Drumpf. Now, it appears, the decentralized group wants to facilitate the rise of third-party candidates in American elections. Continue reading
Stein praises pipeline protesters defending wetlands, climate and land rights against illegal assault in Pennsylvania
Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein spoke out today in support of protestors fighting the encroachment of Sunoco Logistics Partners' planned Mariner East 2 pipelines in a sensitive wetland area of rural Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. “The abuse of eminent domain seizures as a legal strategy to violate the rights of land owners and trample environmental regulations has left citizens no choice but civil disobedience to make their voices heard,” said Stein on Friday. Continue reading
The Hindu’s Frontline, March 30, 2016 “The power to create a new world is…in our hands” Interview with Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for the U.S. presidency. by Vijay Prashad DR JILL STEIN IS RUNNING FOR THE UNITED States presidency on the Green Party ticket. This will not be her first attempt. In 2012, Jill Stein’s Green Party ticket -- with Cheri Honkala, the advocate for the homeless -- won half a million votes. But running on a “third party” ticket in the U.S. is not easy. The two major parties, Democratic and Republican, keep a firm hold on the political process. It is hard to get on the ballot in all 50 States of the U.S., and it is impossible to join the candidates of the two major parties at their presidential debates. In fact, when Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala tried to enter the debate venue in New York during the 2012 election, they were both arrested. But arrests are not unusual for Jill Stein. During the 2012 election, she was arrested at a Philadelphia sit-in against home foreclosures and she was arrested while offering support to environmental activists in Texas who had camped out against the Keystone XL pipeline. Activism is the measure of Jill Stein’s politics. The 2016 election for the U.S. presidency will likely be between the Republican front runner Donald Drumpf and the Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton. Both are steeped in the culture of Wall Street, and neither would be prepared to draw down the massive U.S. military presence across the planet. Jill Stein’s message is utterly at odds with those of these two candidates and their parties. But her views are rarely heard in the U.S. largely because of the media blackout of the American Left, in particular, and all “third parties”, in general. Here, Jill Stein speaks to Frontline about this election and her hopes for the American Left. Continue reading
Stein deplores slaughter of Honduran environmentalists under US-supported coup government, calls for safe release of Gustavo Castro
Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party Presidential candidate, released the following statement today regarding the recent murder of prominent Honduran activist Berta Cáceres and the ongoing danger to a fellow activist who witnessed her murder, Gustavo Castro: "On March 3, Berta Cáceres, Honduran environmental and indigenous rights activist, was assassinated in her home in La Esperanza, Honduras. This is the latest in a series of murders that has made Honduras the most dangerous country in the world for environmental organizers. I join the international human rights community in calling for the safe passage of Gustavo Castro, a Mexican environmental leader who was with Cáceres at the time of the assassination, from the Mexican ambassador's residence in Honduras to his home in Mexico. Continue reading
NBCNews.com, March 26, 2016 Meet Jill Stein, the Green Party Candidate for President by Corky Siemaszko Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate for president, has proposed a “Green New Deal” that would create 20 million living wage jobs, wants to drive big money out of politics, and wants the U.S. to immediately stop sending weapons to the Middle East. She’s also feeling the Bern -- so much so that Stein has offered “to establish a collaboration” with Bernie Sanders as he fights Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party nomination. “Many of my supporters are also his supporters,” Stein told NBC News. “I’m asked all the time if there could be a Bernie Sanders collaboration and my answer to that has always been yes. The Green Party has long sought to establish a collaboration with Bernie Sanders.” But, Stein said, “that phone call has not been returned and I don’t expect that this will happen.” Continue reading
With 85% of precincts reporting, Jill Stein has easily won the Arizona Green Party presidential primary, receiving 567 votes, or 82% of the total, to Kent Mesplay’s 125 (18%). Stein and Mesplay were the only candidates on the Green primary ballot.