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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


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Justice for Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden

A radical defense of the human and political rights of Manning and Snowden should not be limited to only the known views and statements of such whistleblowers.

Posted on Sep 22, 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



Cast Your Vote: Should President Obama Pardon Whistleblowers?

The current presidential candidates have expressed opinions about the punishment of whistleblowers, with ideas ranging from execution to full pardons. In light of renewed debate over the cases of Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning, we want to hear what you think.

Posted on Sep 19, 2016 READ MORE


Ralph Nader: Calling a Third-Party Candidate a Spoiler Is the Same as Saying ‘Shut Up’

People from outside the major parties who are pursuing elected office are exercising their First Amendment rights. Calling them spoilers is “political bigotry” that Americans should never tolerate, the activist says.

Posted on Sep 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Discouraging Protest Votes, Bernie Sanders Says: Elect Hillary Clinton—Then Mobilize

By Lauren McCauley / Common Dreams

The former presidential candidate reiterated his argument that the only way the progressive agenda has a shot at being implemented is with Clinton at the helm and the grass-roots force as her guide.

Posted on Sep 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Wall Street Is Prepared to Destroy Sacred Burial Grounds of the Sioux

The lineup of Dakota Access pipeline investors reads like a who’s who of the world’s big banksters. Their contributions continue a ruthless American tradition of racism, fascism and corporatism toward indigenous people and their land.

Posted on Sep 16, 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



Comments of the Week: Taking Aim at Goliath

Many articles posted on Truthdig point out the myriad pressing issues needing the public’s attention at any given moment, and we frequently hear feedback to the tune of “Right, so now what?”

Posted on Sep 14, 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



The Problem With Samantha Bee

By turning Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein into a nonperson, comedian Samantha Bee encourages her audience to choose only from the mainstream parties, Democratic and Republican.

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 READ MORE



Glenn Greenwald Calls Out Facebook for Working With Israeli Government on Censorship Plan

The investigative journalist made his case on The Intercept about the social media giant’s collaboration with Israeli officials to block content that government finds objectionable.

Posted on Sep 13, 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



Cast Your Vote: Which Topic Most Needs to Be Addressed in the First Presidential Debate?

This week gave Americans a sneak peek at the upcoming presidential debate, and Truthdig wants to know what you think is being left out of the political dialogue.

Posted on Sep 10, 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



Cast Your Vote: Do You Find Ajamu Baraka’s ‘Uncle Tom’ Comment Inappropriate?

This week, race relations were at the forefront of the political discussion, and the Green Party vice presidential nominee continued to face criticism for his racially charged remark. Truthdig invites you to weigh in on the issue.

Posted on Sep 3, 2016 READ MORE


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: ‘The Experience of Democracy’ Is More Important Than Being a Career Politician

The Green Party presidential nominee met with Truthdig staff to talk about how the mainstream media has (and hasn’t) covered her campaign, her qualifications for the nation’s highest office and the controversy over her running mate’s “Uncle Tom” comment aimed at President Obama. Transcript added.

Posted on Sep 1, 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



Green Party’s Jill Stein Praises WikiLeaks, Calls Julian Assange a Hero

In an aggressive op-ed published by The Hill on Tuesday, the party’s presidential nominee argues that the organization known for publishing secret information from anonymous sources provides a valuable service by exposing “corruption and wrongdoing.”

Posted on Aug 23, 2016 READ MORE


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



Who Is Your Choice for President?

Truthdig presents a roundup of the week’s top political news and invites you to tell us whom you are rooting for in November.

Posted on Aug 20, 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



Glenn Greenwald: How Democrats Use ‘Russia Sympathizer’ to Smear Rivals

The Intercept journalist points out that Clinton loyalists have given Jill Stein, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and even Julian Assange a “turn in the Kremlin seat” and puts this form of “Red-baiting” into historical context.

Posted on Aug 14, 2016 READ MORE



Where the Presidential Candidates Stand on Their Tax Returns

Hillary Clinton and Jill Stein released their personal tax returns this week, putting pressure on rivals Gary Johnson and Donald Trump to release theirs.

Posted on Aug 13, 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


Jill Stein Accepting Green Party Presidential Nomination: ‘We Are Saying No to the Lesser Evil’

On the final day of the Green Party’s convention in Houston last weekend, Jill Stein spoke on the power of the greater good in the face of two undesirable candidates.

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Live at Truthdig: What Does It Mean to Be a Powerful Woman in 2016?

Truthdig sat down with special guest Sonali Kolhatkar to discuss women, politics and social activism in the 2016 election season.

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Comments of the Week: Getting Down to Business

The national mood is charged with tension and anticipation, and this latest roundup of notable and quotable comments certainly picked up on it.

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 READ MORE



Green Party’s Jill Stein Wants to Assume Mantle of Bernie Sanders’ Revolution (Video)

“Democracy needs a moral compass,” says the party’s presidential nominee. “We must be that moral compass.”

Posted on Aug 7, 2016 READ MORE



Beyond Clinton vs. Trump: Green Party Convention Kicks Off

“It’s kind of funny that big politicians think ... that [they] are entitled to our vote,” said Jill Stein, the Greens’ presidential nominee. “I don’t think the American voters think that way.”

Posted on Aug 4, 2016 READ MORE



Can Jill Stein Carry Sanders’ Baton? A Look at the Green Candidate’s Radical Funding Solution

Pointing to the massive sums the Fed produced out of the blue to bail out Wall Street in 2008, the Green Party presidential candidate says the same resources that saved the perpetrators of the financial crisis could be made available to its Main Street victims.

Posted on Aug 3, 2016 READ MORE



Cornel West: Donald Trump Would Be a Neofascist Catastrophe, Hillary Clinton a Neoliberal Disaster

Progressive activist Dr. Cornel West is ready to turn his back on the Democratic Party.

Posted on Aug 3, 2016 READ MORE



Don’t Fall for It: The Nader Myth and Your 2016 Vote

Once again, fear is being ramped up to manipulate progressives into voting for someone they do not want—Hillary Clinton—instead of someone who represents their values.

Posted on Aug 2, 2016 READ MORE


‘On Contact With Chris Hedges’: Jill Stein on How, and Where, Revolution Can Actually Happen

Green Party candidate Jill Stein sits down with Hedges at a crucial moment in the 2016 election cycle to talk about the many emergencies that the two major-party nominees will be categorically unable to confront, much less solve. 

Posted on Jul 31, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



A Party of Lemmings Led by a Zombie: Why We Need to Keep Bernie Sanders’ Vision Alive

Truthdig contributor and KPFK Program Director Alan Minsky argues that Democratic Party loyalists who are following Hillary Clinton’s lead are doing so at their peril.

Posted on Jul 31, 2016 READ MORE


Libertarian Gary Johnson Keeps Fighting to Join the Presidential Debates (Video)

Johnson says a “mathematical possibility” of winning the presidency should be enough to put him—and the Green Party’s Jill Stein—on the big stage with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Posted on Jul 30, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Hillary Channels Bernie to End Democratic Corporate Charade (Multimedia)

The Democratic presidential nominee has been known as a polarizing figure for most of her public life. She took a step toward being a uniter to close the convention.

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 READ MORE


A Lens on the Democratic Convention, Day 3: Neoliberals vs. Progressives (Multimedia)

By Michael Nigro

It’s a tug of war. Bernie Sanders let go of the rope. Elizabeth Warren, too.  And yet the “I’m With Her” crowd cannot believe that anyone on the left is not voting for Hillary Clinton. 

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Chris Hedges and Jill Stein Speak at Socialist Convergence During Democratic Convention (Video)

What should progressive-minded citizens do after everyone leaves Philadelphia? Our Truthdig columnist and the Green Party presidential candidate share their thoughts.

Posted on Jul 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


A Lens on the Democratic Convention, Day 2: Legitimate Anger in Philadelphia (Multimedia)

By Michael Nigro

The protests on the streets are far more organized, populated and energized than anything we saw in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention.

Posted on Jul 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Jill Stein: ‘The Floodgates Opened Into Our Campaign’ After Sanders Endorsed Clinton (Video)

On Tuesday, Truthdig’s Sonali Kolhatkar caught up with the Green Party’s presumptive presidential nominee, who managed to gain entry to the Democratic National Convention—and gain a significant security detail—on Day 2 of the political confab in Philadelphia.

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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