Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate for president, thinks progressives should vote for her even if it means Donald Trump would defeat Hillary Clinton as a result.
"Sometimes you have to lose elections to build your power," Stein told RI Future in a wide-ranging, 35-minute interview Wednesday. "Because we don't get out of this hole unless we build our power. We don't change this system unless we challenge it. In the words of Frederick Douglass power concedes nothing without a demand.' It never has, it never will. We've been doing this lesser evil thing for quite a while right now and this politics of fear has brought us everything we are afraid of. All those things we didn't want we've gotten by the droves because the lesser evil essentially silences us." read more
Protesters in Philadelphia have found a glimmer of hope: Dr. Jill Stein.
Though Stein has been running as the Green Party's presumptive presidential candidate for 13 months now, here in the City of Brotherly Love she's had something of a bump in public opinion.
At a protest with a few hundred people today near City Hall, there were several rounds of chants for "Jill Not Hill" and signs lining Stein up with Sanders as the progressive alternative to Clinton.
"Bernie was the opening act and now we're going to enter the main event," said Ben Nettwiss, who was selling Stein buttons at the protest. read more
After a lengthy debate and a deal between supporters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the Democratic Party's rules committee voted to created a "unity commission" that would dramatically limit the role of convention "superdelegates," binding roughly two-thirds of them to the results of state primaries and caucuses. "The Commission shall make specific recommendations providing that Members of Congress, Governors, and distinguished party leaders remain unpledged and free to support their nominee of choice," reads the new rules language, "but that remaining unpledged delegates be required to cast their vote at the Convention for candidates in proportion to the vote received for each candidate in their state." read more
Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor for Bill Clinton, has furiously demanded that Hillary Clinton fire Democratic Party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz after WikiLeaks released emails suggesting that Wasserman Schultz and her DNC staff were biased against Bernie Sanders.
The damning leaks by Guccifer 2.0 exposed emails that featured DNC staff eager to combat and suppress the Bernie Sanders campaign in support of Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primaries.
"Hillary should fire Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Now. Don't wait until next week to replace her," Reich began in a Facebook post Saturday.
Saying the emails "confirm what most of us already knew," Reich gave multiple examples of the DNC forgoing impartiality in favor of Clinton. read more
n the wake of a deadly US-led airstrike that killed scores of civilians in Syria, children in the war-torn nation are appealing to players of the widely popular Pokémon Go smartphone game, hoping to attract international attention to their plight.
Syrian children holding Pokemon photos in hopes the world will find them and save them pic.twitter.com/pjnSMwSdTn
-- Teymour (@Teymour_Ashkan) July 21, 2016
I am from #Syria come to save me!!! pic.twitter.com/lRbSlGsWrB
-- إعلام قوى الثورة (@RFS_mediaoffice) July 20, 2016 read more