Truthdig, April 28, 2016
An Alternative After a Likely Bern-Out: The Green Party’s Jill Stein
by Bill Boyarsky
With Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign falling short, his followers have limited choices. Many would support Hillary Clinton. But the cadre of activists and political newcomers, including the young who have flocked to him, may not accept that choice. Perhaps they’ll retreat from the 2016 election battle. Perhaps they’ll find another candidate.
They would be welcomed by Dr. Jill Stein. The physician-activist is favored to win the Green Party presidential nomination this year after heading the party’s ticket in 2012.
“The whole reason for having an independent third party that cannot be silenced is there are 25 percent of Bernie’s voters who are not going into that dark night to vote for the No. 1 cheerleader for Wal-Mart, for Wall Street, for an endless war,” Stein said in a telephone interview this week. “They are looking for another place to hang their hat.”
Clinton, Trump, Sanders or Stein: Four different directions
April 27, 2016
US Republican presidential candidates, particularly Donald Trump, fear Bernie Sanders the most as their possible Democratic challenger, but Sanders is not revolutionary given his support for American wars of aggression, an American political analyst and activist says.
Myles Hoenig told Press TV on Wednesday that Jill Stein of the Green Party is a true revolutionary politician in the United States, not Sanders or Trump.
On Tuesday, Trump called Sanders to run as an Independent in the 2016 presidential race.
Trump made the comment after the Vermont senator complained in a Sunday's interview with NBC News channel, about his unfair treatment at the hands of the Democratic Party.
Brown Daily Herald, April 27, 2016
Scylla and Charybdis: The Case for Jill Stein and the Greens
by Glenn Yu
“If you always vote for the lesser of two evils, you will always have evil, and you will always have less.” -- Ralph Nader
In his time as a consumer advocate, Ralph Nader probably saved more American lives than any soldier or doctor in history. He is the reason why our highways have guardrails, our cars have shatterproof windshields, our meat is regulated heavily against contamination, our government enforces its own transparency, our air is safe to breathe and our workplaces are sanitary. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration he helped create has reduced the rate of deaths per mile driven by 80 percent, saving more than 3.5 million lives over the past 50 years. Nader was and is a true American hero. In 2000, Nader ran for president. As a candidate, he offered a platform similar to that of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-VT, today, arguing that there was “too much power and wealth in too few hands.”
But Nader’s campaign differed significantly from Sanders’: Nader ran as a Green party candidate. Nader did not have the support of the political machine. Throughout the election, Nader was marginalized by critics who argued that a vote for Nader was a vote wasted. When election day came, Nader received just 3 percent of the popular vote.
Salon, April 25, 2016
Jill Stein pens open letter to Bernie: Green Party presidential candidate invites Sanders to “cooperate on political revolution”
“The Democratic machine has launched an unjust attack on your campaign,” Stein writes to Sanders
By Sophia Tesfaye
While overly presumptive Republican presidential candidates rushing to announce potential vice presidential running mates, one presidential candidate is openly courting the idea of a bipartisan unity ticket.
Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate for president, wrote an open letter to Bernie Sanders, asking the Independent Vermont senator to consider ditching his attempt to win the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination for a real “revolution for people, planet and peace” alongside Stein.
Stein, who has long called on Sanders to join forces with her in the interest of their “shared goals,” wrote to Sanders over the weekend: “I invite you to join me in pushing the boundaries of that system to a place where revolution can truly take root.”
Jill Stein, who is seeking the Green Party nomination for President, said today that she had reached out to Senator Bernie Sanders following the NY primary to discuss ways they and their campaigns could work together to win a progressive political revolution in the United States.
Stein released a copy of a letter she sent yesterday to Senator Sanders.
University of Massachusetts Daily Collegian, April 21, 2016
Jill Stein calls for total divestment from fossil fuels at Divest UMass rally Wednesday
by Stuart Foster
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein spoke at a rally hosted by the University of Massachusetts Campaign for Fossil Fuel Divestment outside of the Whitmore Administration Building Wednesday.
Stein said she was honored to be present at the rally held by Divest UMass, which is demanding the divestment of UMass investments from the top 200 publically traded fossil fuel companies, and said that all institutional change emerges from social movements.
“It has always taken the younger generation to see the world as it really is,” said Stein, a physician who was the Green Party’s presidential nominee in the 2012 election. “It takes the fresh vision and vitality and unstoppable vision you have to really move us forward.”
“The best way to reign in wasteful federal spending is to slash the dangerously bloated military budget by at least 50%,” said Jill Stein, who is seeking the Green Party nomination for President.
In addition to bankrupting us financially and morally, the inflated military budget has created a trigger-happy foreign policy, leading to disastrous military interventions and regime change. In the Middle East, this has produced failed states, mass refugee migrations, and ever-worsening terrorist threats.
Stein added, “Instead of needless and destructive wars, that make us less safe not more safe, it’s time to bring our tax dollars home to rebuild America. We can build real security funding schools, creating jobs, providing universal healthcare, repairing our infrastructure and funding the transition to 100% clean renewable energy.”
CNN.com, April 15, 2016
Jill Stein: The Democratic Party "fakes left," marches right
by Eli Watkins
There’s an independent senator -- a democratic socialist, no less -- with climate change on the brain making a real play for the Democratic nomination against Hillary Clinton, who exudes establishment politics.
What’s the Green Party, which has been railing against the Democratic Party for years, to do in the year of Bernie Sanders?
For Jill Stein, 2012 Green Party presidential nominee and current candidate, the answer seems to be keep on going.
“Forward movement is a good thing, but I always include that it’s not enough, and we have to have a base where we can truly build,” Stein told CNN. “That cannot be done inside of the corporate, establishment political parties.”
April 15, 2016, Boston, MA – Jill Stein, who is seeking the Green Party nomination for President, said today that she was pleased that Senator Sanders yesterday echoed her repeated call for a more just approach by the U.S. in the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
April 14, 2016
Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for President, released the following statement today in support of striking Verizon workers:
“We stand in solidarity with the 40,000 Verizon workers who are challenging corporate greed. Too many American companies have joined in the global race to drive workers’ wages and living standards to the bottom. As President, I will strengthen the right of workers to unionize and to stand up to corporate greed,” said Stein.
Stein pointed out that it was time for workers and unions to support independent politics, rather than blindly supporting Democratic Party politicians even when they support anti-worker initiatives such as NAFTA and the TPP, or fail to follow through on their promises to workers as Obama did after the 2008 election.