Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Green Party's Jill Stein Shares Her "Plan B" for Bernie Sanders Supporters: A Green New Deal — Candice Bernd interviews Jill Stein

As Bernie Sanders' voters begin facing the question of whether or not to support Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton if she becomes the party's nominee, many of his supporters have pledged never to support her. In fact, voters in both major parties are seeking alternatives in this year's presidential election -- and third-party candidates are seeing an explosion in social media interest in their campaigns.
Jill Stein is the presumptive nominee of the Green Party in 2016. The main planks of her presidential platform include a "Green New Deal," ending mass incarceration and police brutality, ending wars and drone attacks, a $15 per hour federal minimum wage, a single-payer health care system, universal public education and the abolition of student debt, breaking up big banks and nationalizing the Federal Reserve, initiating a global treaty to reverse climate change and ending extreme forms of extraction.
Truthout spoke with Stein before she headed out to Seattle as part of her ongoing "listening tour" of frontline communities struggling for justice. The following interview has been edited for length and clarity.
Sounds good to me.

Not clear on the financing but she mentions QE. May be thinking of overt money financing?

Green Party's Jill Stein Shares Her "Plan B" for Bernie Sanders Supporters: A Green New Deal
Candice Bernd interviews Jill Stein


MRW said...

She’s a loser.

Kaivey said...

But we don't like the winners much either, Hilary or Trump. What a choice? One a psychopath and the other a narcissist. Being nice doesn't make a person a loser. They kept voting in Margaret Thatcher in the UK because she was brutal, and look at the amount of damage she did. George W Bush was a wimp who pretended to be tough. His childishness and stupid jokes were embarrassing. I like the softly spoken Putin, he's tough, but not aggressive.

Ryan Harris said...

Jill Stein won the Green party nomination, and Gary Johnson the libertarian party. But outside parties in the US are like outside parties in China, they are allowed and exist but they are prevented from winning and are persecuted if they do too well. Hood ornaments to prove the two-party government isn't an authoritarian regime.

Ryan Harris said...

Actually, I don't think Gary Johnson has won, yet. But he is likely to.

Ignacio said...

Two parties seems to be the optimal equilibrium for oligarchies to function with the appearance of democracy ;)

Bob said...

In Canada we prefer three.

Bob said...

I hope Bernie reads that interview.