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Green Party’s Jill Stein Sues Wisconsin Over Recount Method

The former presidential nominee, who launched a recount effort last week, also sued Pennsylvania to force a recount in that state.

Posted on Nov 29, 2016 READ MORE


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Recount! Recount!

I doubt if the election was hacked, but I don’t know for sure. That’s why it’s important to support a growing campaign for a recount.

Posted on Nov 24, 2016 READ MORE



Jill Stein and Legal and Computing Experts Question Election Results, Call for Action

A number of sources, including a team of computer scientists and Green Party presidential nominee Stein, are claiming that the results of the Nov. 8 election were affected by tampering tactics of various kinds.

Posted on Nov 23, 2016 READ MORE


‘Hold Fast to the Causes of the Oppressed’: Chris Hedges Speaks at Jill Stein Rally in Philadelphia

The columnist’s speech Saturday was part of a final campaign event for the Green Party presidential candidate.

Posted on Nov 8, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Jill Stein: ‘Voters Being Intimidated Into Voting for a Corruption Queen or a Proto-Fascist’ (Video)

Just days before Tuesday’s election, the Green Party presidential nominee expresses her solidarity with an angry electorate looking for alternatives to the failing two-party system at this crucial point in United States history.

Posted on Nov 7, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Defying the Politics of Fear

The major political parties offer us nothing but continued corruption and oppression. A simple act of citizen defiance can be a first step on a road to profound change.

Posted on Nov 6, 2016 READ MORE



What’s on Your Ballot? Truthdig’s Voter Guide

Choosing the next president isn’t the only important decision the American electorate has to make in the 2016 election. In this article members of the Truthdig team share their opinions on other key issues.

Posted on Nov 6, 2016 READ MORE



How the Left Should Approach Life After the Election, With Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in Charge

No matter who wins the presidency, the work of the electorate doesn’t end after voting. Leftists must continue to build strong social movements and engage in the day-to-day, bottom-up politics beyond the major-party carnival.

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 READ MORE



Mainstream Presidential Polls Fuel Illusion That Voters Are Stuck With Only Two Choices

A voter revolt could be happening right under our noses, but the establishment and its pollster apparatchiks show bias against independent, young and third-party supporters.

Posted on Nov 1, 2016 READ MORE



Chris Hedges and Tavis Smiley Discuss Popular Resistance and the Failure of Mainstream Media

The talk show host asks Hedges about the current election and about what is in store for the United States after Nov. 8.

Posted on Nov 1, 2016 READ MORE



Eco-Activist and Filmmaker Josh Fox Opposes a Political Revolution Against the Corporate Parties

In a recent recorded interview with Truthdig, Fox exposed his failure to grasp that a third-party presidential campaign is a way to raise funds and awareness for the issues and candidates he says he supports.

Posted on Oct 28, 2016 READ MORE



The Green Party’s Radical Common Sense

Reforms like ranked-choice voting and proportional representation, which gave European countries their multiparty legislatures, are considered radical in the U.S.—even though they give voters greater power and more options.

Posted on Oct 28, 2016 READ MORE



The ‘Two-Party Racket’ Is Incapable of Dealing With Our Present Crises

“The Green New Deal is a vision of how we can improve the lives of millions of people and rescue the planet from climate chaos,” writes Green Party media coordinator Scott McLarty.

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 READ MORE



The Best Ballot Plan Now? ‘Strategic’ Voting for the Stein-Baraka Green Party Ticket

You no longer need to vote Democratic just to block Donald Trump—because he cannot win the presidential election. It’s time to organize to stop Hillary Clinton’s worst instincts.

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 READ MORE


Ajamu Baraka Discusses the Green Party’s Future

By Emma Niles

The vice presidential nominee recently met with the Truthdig team for a conversation on the current election, in which he discussed the struggles and successes of his party—as well as how it will move forward after Nov. 8.

Posted on Oct 24, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Chris Hedges, Eddie Glaude’s Democracy Now! Debate: Which Candidate Should Win Progressives’ Votes?

Should progressive voters adopt different strategies in swing states versus, say, blue states? Princeton University’s Eddie Glaude makes room for that possibility in this Democracy Now! debate with Chris Hedges, while Hedges decisively does not.

Posted on Oct 23, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Final Presidential Debate Showed That the 2016 Election Is a Low Point for American Democracy

Based on what was said Wednesday night and what was left unaddressed, the two major-party candidates’ last faceoff was far removed from many Americans’ actual concerns and interests.

Posted on Oct 20, 2016 READ MORE


The Green Party’s Ajamu Baraka: This Is a Campaign Meant to ‘Establish Real Power’ (Video)

Truthdig journalists met with Green Party vice presidential nominee Ajamu Baraka on Thursday to discuss the election and the party’s future.

Posted on Oct 20, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Jill Stein Says Hollywood Attacks Her Because the Industry Is ‘Frightened of Change’

The Green Party presidential nominee updates audiences on her arrest warrant in North Dakota, attacks by “Saturday Night Live” and Samantha Bee, and the need for ranked-choice voting.

Posted on Oct 20, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Final Debate Leaves Us Wanting More Options for President

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took the stage in Las Vegas for their last showdown before Nov. 8. The overall performance will not be remembered as a shining moment in American history.

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 READ MORE



Jill Stein: Democrats Govern by Fear—That Alone Should Cost Them Your Vote

Only privileged people with some attachment to the system believe the major-party candidates are the best the United States can offer, says the Green Party nominee. The disenfranchised—immigrants, people of color and young people locked into debt—are demanding real change.

Posted on Oct 18, 2016 READ MORE



John Oliver Treats Jill Stein and Gary Johnson Like What They Are: Presidential Candidates (Video)

The “Last Week Tonight” host dismissed the idea that the third-party candidates are “spoilers” and expressed his understanding of the American public’s desire for alternatives to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Posted on Oct 18, 2016 READ MORE



WikiLeaks Should Be Applauded for Removing the Mask of U.S. Power

The Clinton campaign and Democratic Party want to bury inconvenient truths. But by choosing to demonize journalistic organizations and deflecting blame to Russia, they are doing a disservice to America.

Posted on Oct 13, 2016 READ MORE


Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein ‘Debates’ Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

Democracy Now! gave Stein the opportunity to respond to the same questions put to Clinton and Trump in what Politico described as “the ugliest debate in American history.”

Posted on Oct 10, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Green Party Vice Presidential Candidate Ajamu Baraka ‘Debates’ Mike Pence and Tim Kaine

Democracy Now! gave Baraka a chance to respond in real time to questions put to the Republican and Democratic nominees’ running mates during their face-off this week.

Posted on Oct 7, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Third-Party Vice Presidential Nominees, Left Out of the Debate, Turn to Social Media

By Emma Niles

The Green Party and the Libertarian Party, largely ignored by the mainstream media and barred from the debate stage, use Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and other internet platforms.

Posted on Oct 4, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



For Latinos, the Problem Isn’t Just Trump—It’s ‘Trumpismo’

What did Latinos get for their vote for Barack Obama? Racist, anti-immigrant policies that terrorize entire communities, destroy families and deport millions. This time, they can vote Green for real change.

Posted on Sep 28, 2016 READ MORE


Third-Party Candidates, Excluded From the Debates, Participate Via Social Media

By Emma Niles

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein and Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson took to Twitter and utilized Facebook’s live-streaming service to share their reactions to the first of the presidential debates.

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Lester Holt’s Big Lie About the Commission on Presidential Debates Is a Problem in U.S. Politics

The most egregious falsehood in the first 2016 presidential debate was from the moderator. The CPD is not nonpartisan, and this fact is helping to kill our democracy. Here’s what can be done about the problem.

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 READ MORE



Voters Shouldn’t Have to Feel as If Choosing Third-Party Candidates Will Lead to Doomsday

Reforming the American electoral system in a number of ways would allow people to vote for their first choice, not the lesser of two evils; a California bill allows civilians to break windows to release overheating dogs from cars; meanwhile, breakthroughs in vertical farming could feed the globe. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 READ MORE



Keep Calm and Vote Green: Fascism Is Not Coming

The Trump phenomenon is terrible, but now is no time for lesser-evil voting. A dictatorship is not knocking at the door in the United States.

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 READ MORE



Green Party’s Jill Stein Ramps Up Criticism of Opponents

In the past few days, the party’s presidential nominee has asserted that Donald Trump has cognitive problems and argued that a Clinton presidency poses a greater threat to America than a Trump presidency.

Posted on Sep 20, 2016 READ MORE



Jill Stein: ‘If Elected President I Will Immediately Pardon Edward Snowden’

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is promising, if she is elected, to pardon the NSA whistleblower, whose revelation of secret government spying ruled illegal by federal judges “was among the most important in US history.”

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 READ MORE



Kor Element, Creator of Jill Stein’s Rap Anthem: We Need to Wake Up to the Possibility of Peace

In an exclusive interview with Truthdig, the poet, rapper and musician talks about “Christ consciousness,” his faith in the Green Party presidential nominee and the “political revolution” underway in the United States.

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 READ MORE



VotePact Provides a Path to Electoral Revolution With Do-It-Yourself Voting Reform

Instead of voting for the lesser of two evils, voters can select the candidate they most want and build up those challengers. All you need is an agreement with someone else in order to pair up against the duopoly.

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 READ MORE


Arrest Warrants Issued for Green Party’s Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka (Multimedia)

The presidential nominee and her running mate spent much of the week in North Dakota protesting the Dakota Access pipeline. Now they face misdemeanor charges for acts committed during the protests.

Posted on Sep 9, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Comments of the Week: Everybody Likes a Comeback

This edition features reader feedback about two big comebacks to the site: Chris Hedges, who resumed his weekly column after a summer break, and Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein, who paid her second visit to our headquarters for another episode of “Live at Truthdig.”

Posted on Sep 7, 2016 READ MORE



Tribes Secure Limited Victory With Partial, Temporary Halt on Dakota Access Pipeline (Video)

An emergency request for a restraining order was filed in response to the holiday weekend desecration of sacred sites.

Posted on Sep 6, 2016 READ MORE


Jill Stein Doesn’t Want to ‘Whitewash Our Dialogue’ When It Comes to Race (Video)

Her running mate, Ajamu Baraka, recently caused controversy when he labeled President Obama an “Uncle Tom” president. In a conversation with Truthdig, the Green Party presidential nominee addresses the often-uncomfortable conversation about race relations in America.

Posted on Sep 3, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Jill Stein Has a New Political Rap Anthem Called ‘Power to the People’

Kor Element, a self-described “hip-hop healer,” unveiled his new song for the Green Party presidential candidate at a rally in Los Angeles.

Posted on Sep 2, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Jill Stein Won’t Apologize for Her Running Mate’s ‘Uncle Tom’ Comment on Obama

The Green Party presidential nominee is also coming under fire for her own rhetoric on race after trying to explain vice presidential pick Ajamu Baraka’s inflammatory statement.

Posted on Aug 31, 2016 READ MORE


Did PBS Censor Jill Stein’s Comments on Hillary Clinton and the TPP?

In a recent video compilation, YouTube commentator Matt Orfalea added parts of an answer the Green Party presidential candidate recently gave on PBS’ “NewsHour,” arguing that the portions left out on the air are crucial to Stein’s arguments against Clinton.

Posted on Aug 31, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Jill Stein Speaks With Victims of Louisiana’s Catastrophic Flood—and Those Trying to Help Them

“It’s a crisis like this that really brings out the strength of a community. And we’re here to help enlarge that community,” the Green Party presidential nominee said.

Posted on Aug 22, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka Urge Trump and Clinton to Back Open Debates With Greens, Libertarians

“The US electorate is changing rapidly and is no longer limited to Republicans and Democrats,” the members of the Green Party ticket say in a letter to the major-party nominees.

Posted on Aug 21, 2016 READ MORE



These Blue-Collar College Students Vote for the United States

Interviews at one “working-class” school turn up distaste for both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump but hope for the future. That optimism, however, is challenged by the poisonous campaign being fought for the presidency.

Posted on Aug 19, 2016 READ MORE


Green Party Ticket Lays Out Its Programs, Denounces ‘Murdering From the Sky’ (Audio)

In a new radio interview, Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein and running mate Ajamu Baraka discuss the mainstream media, student debt and foreign policy.

Posted on Aug 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Jill Stein Makes History as First Green Party Candidate to Hold Town Hall on Prime-Time TV (Video)

The presidential nominee and her running mate addressed voters on CNN on Wednesday night in an hour-long meeting in which they outlined their “Green New Deal.” Stein also told the public she would “have trouble sleeping at night if either Trump or Clinton is elected” and reiterated her goal to build on Bernie Sanders’ “political revolution.”

Posted on Aug 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Jill Stein: ‘There Should Have Been a Full Investigation’ of Clinton’s Email Server (Video)

In a recent interview, the Green Party presidential nominee discusses the FBI’s scrutiny and calls for a new congressional investigation of the former secretary of state.

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Trumpism: Made in the United States by Republican Hate and Democratic Hypocrisy

Mainstream Democrats have exaggerated the extent of white working-class support for Donald Trump. They also fail to understand the sources of the white proletarian Trumpism that do exist.

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 READ MORE



Bill Clinton, Jill Stein, Gary Johnson and Sean Reyes Make History in Las Vegas

The Democratic, Green, Libertarian and Republican presidential campaigns all were represented at the same event—the Asian American Pacific Islander Presidential Election Forum—for the first time in this election cycle.

Posted on Aug 12, 2016 READ MORE


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