Real News Network, April 3, 2016
The Empire Files: Abby Martin with Dr. Jill Stein: A Sick Society
Jill Stein spoke with Abby Martin of teleSUR’s The Empire Files about her career in medicine and her stances on U.S. foreign policy, among other issues.
Jill Stein recently spoke with Michael Enright of CBC Radio's Sunday Edition about her campaign. The complete 27-minute interview is available online.
MintPress News, March 30, 2016
Anonymous to America: You Have More than Two Political Parties -- Start Acting Like It
by Jake Anderson
“[Jill Stein] has not only been censored and ignored by the mainstream media, by google and by Twitter. She was even arrested and held in a black site during the 2012 election for trying to attend a debate. In the interest of avoiding mainstream media’s bias against third party candidates, we endorse the suggestion for a #OpJillStein.”
A new Anonymous video strongly encourages voters to support 3rd-party candidate Jill Stein.
While the hacktivist collective has typically remained neutral when it comes to politics, in the past few years they have waged attempts to dismantle and expose the agendas of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Now, it appears, the decentralized group wants to facilitate the rise of third-party candidates in American elections.
Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein spoke out today in support of protestors fighting the encroachment of Sunoco Logistics Partners' planned Mariner East 2 pipelines in a sensitive wetland area of rural Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. “The abuse of eminent domain seizures as a legal strategy to violate the rights of land owners and trample environmental regulations has left citizens no choice but civil disobedience to make their voices heard,” said Stein on Friday.
The Hindu’s Frontline, March 30, 2016
“The power to create a new world is…in our hands”
Interview with Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for the U.S. presidency.
by Vijay Prashad
DR JILL STEIN IS RUNNING FOR THE UNITED States presidency on the Green Party ticket. This will not be her first attempt. In 2012, Jill Stein’s Green Party ticket -- with Cheri Honkala, the advocate for the homeless -- won half a million votes. But running on a “third party” ticket in the U.S. is not easy. The two major parties, Democratic and Republican, keep a firm hold on the political process. It is hard to get on the ballot in all 50 States of the U.S., and it is impossible to join the candidates of the two major parties at their presidential debates. In fact, when Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala tried to enter the debate venue in New York during the 2012 election, they were both arrested. But arrests are not unusual for Jill Stein. During the 2012 election, she was arrested at a Philadelphia sit-in against home foreclosures and she was arrested while offering support to environmental activists in Texas who had camped out against the Keystone XL pipeline. Activism is the measure of Jill Stein’s politics.
The 2016 election for the U.S. presidency will likely be between the Republican front runner Donald Trump and the Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton. Both are steeped in the culture of Wall Street, and neither would be prepared to draw down the massive U.S. military presence across the planet. Jill Stein’s message is utterly at odds with those of these two candidates and their parties. But her views are rarely heard in the U.S. largely because of the media blackout of the American Left, in particular, and all “third parties”, in general. Here, Jill Stein speaks to Frontline about this election and her hopes for the American Left.
Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party Presidential candidate, released the following statement today regarding the recent murder of prominent Honduran activist Berta Cáceres and the ongoing danger to a fellow activist who witnessed her murder, Gustavo Castro:
"On March 3, Berta Cáceres, Honduran environmental and indigenous rights activist, was assassinated in her home in La Esperanza, Honduras.
This is the latest in a series of murders that has made Honduras the most dangerous country in the world for environmental organizers.
I join the international human rights community in calling for the safe passage of Gustavo Castro, a Mexican environmental leader who was with Cáceres at the time of the assassination, from the Mexican ambassador's residence in Honduras to his home in Mexico.
NBCNews.com, March 26, 2016
Meet Jill Stein, the Green Party Candidate for President
by Corky Siemaszko
Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate for president, has proposed a “Green New Deal” that would create 20 million living wage jobs, wants to drive big money out of politics, and wants the U.S. to immediately stop sending weapons to the Middle East.
She’s also feeling the Bern -- so much so that Stein has offered “to establish a collaboration” with Bernie Sanders as he fights Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party nomination.
“Many of my supporters are also his supporters,” Stein told NBC News. “I’m asked all the time if there could be a Bernie Sanders collaboration and my answer to that has always been yes. The Green Party has long sought to establish a collaboration with Bernie Sanders.”
But, Stein said, “that phone call has not been returned and I don’t expect that this will happen.”
With 85% of precincts reporting, Jill Stein has easily won the Arizona Green Party presidential primary, receiving 567 votes, or 82% of the total, to Kent Mesplay’s 125 (18%). Stein and Mesplay were the only candidates on the Green primary ballot.
Putting People First: A Day with Dr. Jill Stein
by James Jordan
Just before we entered Bisbee, Arizona, Dr. Jill Stein, candidate for the Green Party presidential nomination, was on the phone scheduling an interview. She was excited because it would be with a Tucson television station. She told us these local market exposures were so important because they are best able to get her message out to new ears beyond her more typical audience. The interview was set for 3 p.m., which should be easy to make just so long as we stuck with the itinerary we had planned for the day.
We were on our way across the border to Cananea, Sonora, a three-hour drive from our starting point of Tucson. We were going to meet with striking miners at the Buena Vista Copper Mine, and with families negatively affected by a huge chemical spill from the mine. After the interview was done, I would drive Jill to Phoenix for a 6:30 p.m. dinner. It was a tight itinerary, but not too tight, and we should be able to fit everything in.
Jill was in Arizona for a series of events in preparation for the state’s primary elections. The race is contested, and she was there to win votes. (Jill is running against Kent Mesplay, who her field director Adrián Boutureira described as a good man and a brother in the struggle. It’s kind of refreshing to hear that kind of talk given the polarities so prominent elsewhere in this campaign season!)
I join the world in condemning the horrific acts of violence and devastating loss of innocent lives today in Brussels. Likewise we deplore the recent civilian slaughter in Turkey as well as the Middle East and Africa. In the first three months of 2016 alone, there have been over 100 acts of terrorism that have killed or injured innocent civilians.
All life is precious. Every person killed is a tragedy for their loved ones that touches their communities and the broader world.