Written By: - Date published: 12:43 pm, July 28th, 2016 - 109 comments
Categories: democratic participation, feminism, Left, political alternatives, social democracy, uncategorized, us politics - Tags: green politics, jill stein, US Presidential Election
Thanks to commenters on the Standard posting links I’ve been able to spend the last couple of days of the Democratic National Convention coverage instead watching videos of US Green Party leader and presidential candidate Jill Stein. She’s good, very good. There are a lot of interesting dynamics going on with the US political scene currently with Bernie Sanders having endorsed Hilary Clinton, the mass walkout of delegates from the DNC, and Sanders supporters looking around for where they can put their energy and passion now. And into that mix there is Jill Stein, who has a strong, radical voice that speaks with heart and intelligence to so many of the issues that lefties there and here are longing for. She is also a beacon for healthy politics beyond the left/right establishment divide.
So here’s a thread dedicated to looking at what is happening in the US from the margins (where all the important change comes from). I’m hoping that the Standardistas who know a lot more about US politics and what’s going on on the fringe can add to the discussion in the comments. Links to videos of Stein speaking would be good too.
Meanwhile here’s Stein on fire being interviewed by a handful of Fox News people (you might want to prepare yourself for the Fox approach).
Please keep on topic. Discussions about Clinton and Trump should happen elsewhere unless it’s directly related to the post.