Jill Stein: After US Airstrikes kill 73 in Syria, Time to End Military Assaults that Breed Terrorism

Once again our hearts are breaking - this time, with the tragic news of the deaths of at least 73 civilians, including 35 children, as a result of US airstrikes on the village of Tokkhar in Syria. This horrific attack, the deadliest assault on civilians in the military campaign against ISIS to date, happened because our military admittedly made a “mistake” in identifying these men, women, and children as Islamic State combatants. This latest accidental atrocity in Syria ought to be America’s last. How long will it take before our government learns that bombs do not settle problems? How many more innocent civilians must die before our Commander-In-Chief finally realizes these “mistakes” are only making the problem worse? How many more hospitals will be destroyed and medical personnel and patients killed? How many more women and children must be maimed or killed by Hellfire missiles before the US grounds the drones in Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Syria? Continue reading

Stein campaign goes viral, overwhelms Facebook, breaks Google blackout

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Wednesday July 20, 2016Contact: Meleiza Figueroa, Press Director: press@jill2016.com Jill Stein for President campaign goes viral for days after Sanders’ Clinton endorsement, overwhelms Facebook, breaks Google blackoutBoston - After Senator Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton at 11:29am on Tuesday July 12 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Jill Stein’s Green Party Presidential campaign began experiencing an immediate surge in online traffic, with a huge spike in social media interest that made Jill Stein a trending topic on both Facebook and Twitter several times throughout the week.Stein’s online growth following Sanders’ endorsement was so strong that by Saturday, the campaign had succeeded in an appeal to be added to Google’s top search results for “Presidential candidates”, and by Sunday the campaign was receiving widespread reports from followers that Facebook was preventing them from inviting more friends to like Stein’s page. Continue reading

Arizona Green Party Wins Legal Challenge and a Place on the November Ballot

Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan has agreed to give electors for Green Party presumptive nominee Jill Stein a place on the November 8 general election ballot, ending a month-long legal battle in federal court. State officials had previously ruled that the Green Party had missed a deadline to name its presidential electors by June 1st - even though the Green Party has not yet held its Presidential nominating convention - and therefore the name of presumptive nominee Jill Stein would be struck from the November ballot. Continue reading

Jill Stein's Statement on the Tragedy in Nice, France

Our hearts are breaking once again for victims of violence: this time, the eighty-four dead and several more injured in the horrific attack on Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France. This despicable assault, as well as others in the Middle East, Africa, and in our own country, must lead us to redouble our efforts to put the world on a path of nonviolence even as we try to intercept those planning to commit such heinous crimes. Both our nations, as well as many others around the world, are caught in a deadly spiral of polarized, random, often racialized violence that is terrorizing our nations from the inside. We are caught in the middle of escalating responses from terrorists and demagogues who wish to fan the flames of hatred, and governments who are quick to sacrifice liberty for security. But the truth is that no amount of walls, watch lists, checkpoints, or racial profiling will put an end to attacks like the one in Nice, or the recent spate of similar lone-wolf attacks that have brought the fear and terror of war and violence into our daily lives. Continue reading

Jill Stein welcomes Dr. Cornel West’s support for Green Party Presidential campaign

Boston, MA - Jill Stein, presumptive Green Party Presidential nominee, welcomed the support of Dr. Cornel West, American philosopher, academic, social activist, author, public intellectual, and prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America. In an article published by The Guardian with the title “Obama has failed victims of racism and police brutality”, West publicly expressed his support for Stein, writing: “This November, we need change. Yet we are tied in a choice between Trump, who would be a neo-fascist catastrophe, and Clinton, a neo-liberal disaster. That’s why I am supporting Jill Stein. I am with her – the only progressive woman in the race – because we’ve got to get beyond this lock-jaw situation.” Continue reading

Jill Stein's response to Sanders' endorsement of Clinton

For Immediate Release:July 12, 2016 Contact: Meleiza Figueroa | Press Director[e] press@jill2016.com Gloria Mattera | Campaign Co-Chair[c] 917.886.4538[e] press@jill2016.com Additional resources for Media: jill2016.com/press Jill Stein, Green Party Presidential candidate, released the following statement in response to Senator Bernie Sanders' endorsement of Hillary Clinton today. (Dr. Stein will host a livestream broadcast on her Facebook page on Tuesday July 12th at 8pm Eastern time on the subject "What's next for our revolution?") Continue reading

Jill Stein's statement clarifying Sanders offer

We have repeatedly asked to meet with Senator Sanders to discuss the possibilities for collaboration to continue to build a progressive revolution in the US. Continue reading

Jill Stein Calls for Truth, De-Militarization, and Reconciliation After Gut-Wrenching Week of Racism and Violence

In shock and grief, America is in an unprecedented moment of reflection. The gut wrenching events of Baton Rouge, St. Paul and Dallas are beyond heartbreaking. The graphic video details of the executions of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile add agony to the latest tragedies in an endless series of police violence episodes. The lone veteran sniper in Dallas adds police assassinations to the distressing list of mass shootings. Continue reading

Justice for Alton Sterling

Hearing of the killing of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, our hearts are breaking once again with this latest apparent case of unprovoked police assault and murder. Freddie Gray, Eric Garner, Walter Scott, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, and on and on. Continue reading

Stein: Prosecute Clinton for Reckless Abuses of National Security

Jill Stein made the following statement about the FBI decision regarding Hillary Clinton's violations of national security laws as Secretary of State. Continue reading