The November election is not a battle between Republicans and Democrats. It is not a battle between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. It is a battle between the corporate state and us. And if we do not immediately engage in this battle we are finished, as climate scientists have made clear.… Read more ...
The following letter was forwarded by Jill Stein, Green Party nominee for President.
URGENT! PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY!
FROM: David Swanson, Medea Benjamin, Leah Bolger, Bruce Gagnon, Chris Hedges, George Martin and Kevin Zeese
Dear Friends in the Peace Movement,
We can’t afford to let this opportunity slip by. By taking action over the next five days the peace community has a chance to inject a compelling and courageous peace advocate into the 2012 presidential campaign, to have a voice in the national debate over war, militarism, and military spending.… Read more ...
Kimberly Wilder writes: I am following the Occupy Wall Street protests closely at my other blog, onthewilderside.com, where it is more on topic. Though, of course, when there is a big demonstration, political issues arise. So, wanted to share some third party allusions which have been made.
“We have got to attempt to tell the truth, and that truth is painful,” [Professor Cornel West] says. “It is a truth that is against the thick lies of the mainstream. In telling that truth we become so maladjusted to the prevailing injustice that the Democratic Party, more and more, is not just milquetoast and spineless, as it was before, but thoroughly complicitous with some of the worst things in the American empire.
Nader believes that Theodore Dreiser put it very well many years ago, when he said that “the corporations are the government”.
“Knowing they [corporations] can’t be out front because people don’t like a lot of these big corporations, they are ripped off by the banks and credit card companies, they camouflage and their camouflage is that they give the Tea Parties certain deceptive information and focus on certain politicians, and therefore they continue their work behind the scenes.
On Truthdig, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges recently wrote an opinion piece advocating that people join the Green Party. Read the full thing here.
We owe Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney an apology. They were right about Barack Obama. They were right about the corporate state. They had the courage of their convictions and they stood fast despite wholesale defections and ridicule by liberals and progressives…
A shift to the Green Party, McKinney and Nader, along with genuine grass-roots movements, will not be a quick fix.
…We owe Ralph Nader, Cynthia McKinney and the Green Party an apology. They were right. If a few million of us had had the temerity to stand behind our ideals rather than our illusions and the empty slogans peddled by the Obama campaign we would have a platform.
An excerpt of an article written by Chris Hedges, formerly of the New York Times:
Tomorrow I will go to a polling station in Princeton, N.J., and vote for Ralph Nader. I know the tired arguments against a Nader vote. He can’t win. A vote for Nader is a vote for McCain.… Read more ...
Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader has received the endorsement of Chris Hedges, a journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize when writing for the New York Times.Â Hedges has previously said that he would vote for Nader because neither Obama nor McCain are unequivocally against continuing the war in Iraq.
Today, Hedges stated, “I place no hope in Obama or the Democratic Party.… Read more ...