Abby Martin and Rosa Clemente: Electoral Politics Never Saved Anyone

Abby Martin and Rosa Clemente: Electoral Politics Never Saved Anyone

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Oct 11, 2017

Renowned Afro-Latinx activist and scholar Rosa Clemente sits down with Abby Martin to discuss her experiences running for Vice President, organizing under Obama versus under Trump, advice for new activists, identity politics and more.

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Chris Hedges: Resistance in the Age of Trump

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Mar 4, 2017

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses successful strategies for resistance in the age of Trump with activist and attorney, Kevin Zeese. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at how Republican lawmakers are attempting to quell demonstrations across the US.

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Who Voted and Who Couldn’t–Don’t Blame Jill Stein by Drew Robert Winter

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Updated: November 16, 2016

by Drew Robert Winter
socialistworker.org
November 15, 2016

IN THE wake of Donald Trump’s presidential victory, Hillary Clinton’s campaign and many of its supporters seem intent on blaming their loss on everybody but themselves and their candidate.

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Ralph Nader: The Two Party System Brought Us the Corrupt Political System That is Driving Our Country to the Ground

The Trump & Clinton Show

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teleSUR English on Oct 14, 2016

Laura Flanders meets up with Ralph Nader to talk elections and breaking through power. We also talk to some unexpected Trump supporters on the road.

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Ralph Nader on Two-Party Tyranny, Trump Cheating, Bernie Sanders, and Corporations Kill

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Democracy Now! on Sep 19, 2016

http://democracynow.org – It’s official: When the first presidential debate takes place next Monday, a week from today, it will exclude third-party candidates from the debate stage. The Commission on Presidential Debates announced Friday that both Dr. Jill Stein of the Green Party and Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party failed to qualify by polling at 15 percent or higher. This comes as polls show Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are among the least popular major-party candidates to ever run for the White House. We get reaction from four-time presidential candidate Ralph Nader, who has previously been excluded from debates. He has a new book titled “Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier Than We Think.”

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The Presidency: Character Matters by William John Cox

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by William John Cox
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williamjohncox.com
September 8, 2016

From its creation, the citizens of the United States have had a special relationship with the person they choose to lead their republic. Given extraordinary powers by the Constitution, the President is expected to not only be a wise and effective administrator, but to possess the moral compass established by George Washington, the Nation’s first president.

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Jill Stein: American People are in Revolt, Rejecting the Two Dominant Parties

Republican, Democrat...same difference

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with Jill Stein

RT America on Aug 23, 2016

Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein joins RT America’s Lindsay France in the FishTank for an in-depth discussion on Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, the pay-to-play atmosphere in Washington, and why Americans are fed up with the two major parties. Dr. Stein tells France that the “American people are being thrown under bus by political parties.”

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Ralph Nader: Dispelling the Myth of the 2000 Election (repost)

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Originally posted on Dec. 20, 2013

with Ralph Nader

TheRealNews on Dec 20, 2013

Ralph Nader and Paul Jay discuss Ralph’s decision to stay in the Florida race and what an electoral strategy could be now.

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Chris Hedges and Kshama Sawant: How to Counter Establishment Politics

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jun 20, 2016

In this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges explores how to counter establishment politics with Kshama Sawant, the only socialist on the Seattle City Council. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil reports on the obstacles third party candidates face in trying to enter the race for the White House.

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Chris Hedges and Margaret Flowers: Confronting Corporate Power’s Influence in the U.S. Two-Party System

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with Chris Hedges

teleSUR English on Apr 11, 2016

In this episode of Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges interviews Dr. Margaret Flowers, activist and Green Party candidate for the Senate in the state of Maryland. They confront corporate power’s influence in the U.S. two-party electoral system, and detail the forms of resistance that can transcend it.

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Abby Martin and Jill Stein: This Is A Multi-Organ Failure

Jill Stein Addressing the March

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English  on Apr 4, 2016

Part of the way the U.S. Empire’s elections are rigged is the corporate media’s censorship of third-party candidates, despite their nationwide campaign efforts.

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Chris Hedges: Bernie Sanders Is Not a Socialist + The Stimulator: #BernedOut

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Feb 11, 2016

TRNN’s Paul Jay and journalist Chris Hedges debate the significance of Bernie Sanders’ campaign in the 2016 presidential race.

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Jill Stein: US Pursuing Regime Change in Iraq, Syria, Aiming For Iran

Jill Stein Addressing the March

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RT America on Dec 28, 2015

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.

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Chris Hedges and Ralph Nader: The Death of Electoral Politics

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with Chris Hedges and Ralph Nader

teleSUR English on Nov. 9, 2015

In this episode of Days of Revolt, host Chris Hedges speaks with former presidential candidate Ralph Nader. Together they analyze the historic role of third parties in the US, and trace how such political alternatives have been shut out by a corporatized, dictatorial two-party system. Nader and Hedges also discuss Bernie Sanders’ campaign, and his capitulation to the Democratic establishment. teleSUR

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The Nader Challenge and What It Means Today by Todd Chretien

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by Todd Chretien
socialistworker.org
October 1, 2015

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.

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