[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
Our America Initiative Will Sue Commission on Presidential Debates Originally published on TruthoutWASHINGTON, DC - The Our America Initiative has just released a powerful video exposing the fraud of the privately-owned Commission on Presidential Debates, the organization that unjustly took over hosting the main presidential debates after the League of Women Voters permanently dropped their support. The video chronicles one of the greatest social movements of our time, that is rallying alternative parties and independents throughout the nation towards a common goal. Lack of representation or adequate choice during presidential elections is no coincidence. It is the product of tyranny and corruption at the highest levels of our government, that has unjustly stripped the prestige and integrity from the electoral process. Continue reading
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.