Category Archives: Green Party

Jill Stein calls for halt to Dakota pipeline construction

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Photo: NPR (via Jill2016.com)

Jill Stein press release, August 24th, 2016:

Stein and Baraka call for halt to Dakota Access Pipeline construction, say US must honor treaties with Native Americans

Dr. Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka, Green Party Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates, joined the call for an immediate halt to construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would violate US treaties by endangering the drinking water and sacred sites of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.… Read more ...

Green VP Ajamu Baraka Decries “Intolerable Neglect of Flood Victims in Louisiana”

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From GP.org, August 21st, 2016:

Green Party VP Candidate Ajamu Baraka Decries Intolerable Neglect of Flood Victims in Louisiana

Crucial Context: The Floods in Louisiana

When Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast 11 years ago, the entire world bore witness as the homes of the primarily poor and black residents of the region washed away.… Read more ...

Darcy Richardson: “I believe Jill Stein could be the third place finisher this year”

Darcy Richardson, a political historian and IPR contributor who recently sought the Reform Party’s presidential nomination, was interviewed by the Ric Bratton of TWIA (This Week in America) regarding third party influence in this year’s presidential election. Richardson mentioned that he believes there is a possibility Jill Stein will earn a vote total ten times higher than she received during her 2012 run and possibly even eclipse Gary Johnson for the coveted third place spot this year.… Read more ...

Federico Garcia: Why I have not felt the Bern – Reflections on perspectives for the American left

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Jill Stein addressing the “Bernie or Bust” crowd outside the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (photo: philly.com)

Federico Garcia is a blogger living in Italy who is interested in American third party politics. He published the following article at the American Third Party Report on August 10th:

The Democratic National Convention of Philadelphia is now in the history, but the most iconic event of the entire meeting has been the Bernie Sanders’ endorsement of Hillary Clinton against all the odds, even after the scandal of DNC leaked emails.… Read more ...

GreenDemSoc: Cornel West’s Epic Speech at the Green Party Convention

By GreenDemSoc, published earlier today at American Third Party Report (the author provides some quotes from Cornel West’s speech to the Green Party’s convention:

“Anytime I can be around freedom fighters who are willing to sacrifice, serve, cut against the grain, and change the world, that’s where I want to be.”

“We understand the difference between a neofascist catastrophe and a neoliberal disaster.”

“….if you’re committed to truth…and the condition of truth is always to allow suffering to speak…and it has to be the suffering of everybody, no matter what corner of the globe, no matter what neighborhood or hood you’re from. Read more ...

Jill Stein wins the Green Party’s presidential nomination

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Jill Stein officially won the Green Party’s presidential nomination today at the party’s national convention in Houston, Texas by a landslide. Stein appeared with her VP choice, Ajamu Baraka, on the stage, but the final result was not listed on the screen. This editor compiled a state by state breakdown of the roll call vote and will post it below, in the comments section.… Read more ...

Sex Work Advocate: Green Party “Backward” on Prostitution

SOM  Tits and Sass blog contributor Brit Schulte, with assistance from Cathryn Berarovich, takes the Green Party to task over its anti-choice stance on prostitution in an August 4 post, and faults presumptive GP nominee Jill Stein for failing to speak out on the issue.

“Calling for increased top-down legislation, more police, and harsher sentences for sex workers and their communities puts you on the same side as those advocating for the continued expansion of the prison industrial complex, mass incarceration, and the targeting of marginalized communities for carceral punishment,” writes Schulte.… Read more ...

Videos from Day 2 of the Green Party’s national convention

Tabetha Wallace interiview with Jill Stein (RT America – 8 minutes):

ATPR: Today was the second day of the Green Party’s presidential nominating convention in Houston, Texas. The Green Party’s presidential candidate and vice presidential candidate will officially be nominated tomorrow afternoon (the proceedings will be live-streamed on the Green Party’s YouTube channel, with the roll call vote scheduled to start at 2:15 PM CST).… Read more ...

Washington Times: Court Tosses Gary Johnson’s Lawsuit Demanding Libertarians be in Presidential Debates

rigged-systemFrom the Washington Times:

Neither the Libertarian nor Green parties are guaranteed a space in this year’s presidential debates, a federal court ruled Friday, dealing a blow to their candidates, who were counting on being able to get onto the stage in order to boost their long-shot bids.

District Judge Rosemary M.… Read more ...

Jill Stein challenger, promising contested Green Party convention, says Stein has been “flagrant in violating voter rights”

The Green Party’s national convention starts tomorrow in Houston, Texas, and continues through August 7th. Jill Stein has earned enough delegates through state conventions and primaries to be declared the party’s presumptive presidential candidate, and selected her running, Ajamu Baraka, on Monday. However, she is facing four challengers (only one of whom, Bill Kreml, is officially recognized by the Green Party).… Read more ...