The US presidential elections are just around the corner, the great fight for the seat of power. However, while Democrats and Republicans are all over the mainstream media, there are still those candidates who are forced out of the debate. The so-called “third parties” – what do they have to propose for the American people? Why is their agenda so scary for the Dems and GOPs that they try hard not to let their voice be heard? Today, we ask the US presidential candidate from the Green Party. Jill Stein is on Sophie&Co.
VERMONT SEN. Bernie Sanders’s campaign for the presidency and his platform in favor of raising the minimum wage, defending Social Security, reducing student debt and establishing a single-payer health care system have energized millions of people who want an alternative to the status quo political system.
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, Libertarian Gary Johnson (former New Mexico governor), the Justice Party’s Rocky Anderson (former mayor of Salt Lake City) and Virgil Goode, the Democrat-turned-Republican-turned Constitution Party.
I remember sitting in the large impersonal lecture hall in my American History 101 class feeling a bit forlorn and overwhelmed. I’m a freshman at the University of South Carolina. It’s 1968, the Vietnam War is raging, Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King have been assassinated, riots erupted in several U.S. cities, the antiwar movement, woman’s movement and civil rights movement are in full swing, my father’s currently serving in Military Intelligence, Saigon and my mom’s hospitalized after suffering 3rd degree burns because she’s having a nervous breakdown trying to deal with my father being at war leaving her responsible for raising 4 kids ranging in ages from 5 and 18. I feel like I’m hanging on by my fingernails.
Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson all squared off Tuesday night from Chicago, Illinois as RT hosted the 2012 Third-Party Presidential Debate. Thom Hartmann, host of RT’s The Big Picture, weighed in on the event live from the scene and interviewed the evening’s stars while Breaking the Set host Abby Martin and RT America producer Adriana Usero shared their thoughts about why third parties need a platform before Election Day with Liz Wahl.
This evening’s show will be an Enlightened, Evolutionary Politics Roundtable, dedicated to ideas about transforming the current political zeitgeist in the U.S.
To help bring forth first an understanding of what it’s really like to serve in Congress, then enlightening ideas about its transformation, is Representative Dennis Kucinich, Congressman from Ohio, former, two-term Mayor of Salt Lake City, Rocky Anderson, now running for President in the Justice Party and former Vice-Presidential candidate, social philosopher Barbara Marx Hubbard, each of whom has been a guest a few times on A Better World Radio &/or TV.
We have last-minute word that former Presidential candidate Ralph Nader may be joining us as well.
Roseanne Barr and Jill Stein Green Party Presidential Forum, discuss the issues as presented by Rose Aguilar from NPR affiliate KALW San Francisco. Jello Biafra, Green Party member and former lead singer for The Dead Kennedys also steps up to ask questions. EXCELLENT DISCUSSION. Intelligent Green thought. May 12 2012 Victoria Theater San Francisco California.
From http://JillStein.org — In this first video message from Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential candidate addresses the White House’s recent agreements to violate the 6th, 7th, and 8th Amendments to the Constitution, to speed up the timetable on the Keystone Pipeline, and to eliminate the national health care standard. In the message, Dr. Stein says that, “I’m taking about real hope for deep change — the kind that’s breaking out all over.
Last month, Big Business interests shamelessly dealt our already depleted democracy a devastating blow by misleading California voters into approving Proposition 14, without their opponents being able to reach the people with rebuttals. This voter initiative provides that the November elections in that state for members of Congress and state elective offices are reserved only for the top two vote-garnering candidates in the June primary.
There are no longer any party primaries per se, only one open primary. Voters can vote for any candidate on the ballot for any office. Presidential candidates are still under the old system.