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Journalist Chris Hedges to Keynote Green Party of New Jersey State Convention

From Green Party Watch: 

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges will deliver the keynote address at the New Jersey Green Party’s 2013 convention in New Brunswick on Sunday, April 9. The meeting will be broadcast online on the Green Party US livestream channel – click here to RSVP for the livestream and invite friends.Read more ...

Chris Hedges: Why I’m Voting Green

Chris Hedges at TruthDig:

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 ...

Chris Hedges: ‘Pick Your Poison’

H/T Punk Patriot, interview with Chris Hedges at The Real News

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Jill Stein: Urgent letter from seven leading peace advocates

The following letter was forwarded by Jill Stein, Green Party nominee for President.

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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 ...

Third Party talk at Occupy Wall Street protest

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.

The group that started the demonstration is Adbusters: here.Read more ...

Cornel West: ‘We’ve got to think seriously of third-party candidates, third formations, third parties’

From Chris Hedges’ column this week at Truthdig:

“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.

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Ralph Nader: ‘Corporate socialism controls American government’

Dandelion Salad by way of On The Wilder Side:

http://rt.com

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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.

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Chris Hedges: ‘How the corporations broke Ralph Nader and America, too’

Read the full piece here.  Hedges is a journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his war reporting at the New York Times.

Ralph Nader’s descent from being one of the most respected and powerful men in the country to being a pariah illustrates the totality of the corporate coup.

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Chris Hedges advises progressives to join the Green Party

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.

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Chris Hedges: “We owe Ralph Nader, Cynthia McKinney and the Green Party an apology”

Thanks to Ian Wilder at onthewilderside for the tip.

(excerpts from)  Truth Dig
Nader Was Right: Liberals are Going Nowhere With Obama
Chris Hedges

…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.

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Pulitzer Prize winning journalist explains his vote for Nader

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 ...

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist endorses Nader

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. 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 ...