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

truthdig By Kevin Zeese October 26. 2016 Editor’s note: Kevin Zeese is co-director of Popular Resistance and a senior adviser to the Green Party’s Jill Stein-Ajamu Baraka campaign. Donald Trump is campaigning to win 40 percent of the vote for president—and he’s close, with recent polls showing him in the high 30s. But his final performance will not help. Trump is focusing on topics that will prevent him from broadening his base, such as the women he accuses of lying about his alleged sexual assaults, and what he calls the rigged election. He is fighting with other Republicans, like Paul…


I’m voting for Jill Stein. It’s a moral choice. It reflects who I am as a person

Vox By Shawn Schossow October 19, 2016 Both major party candidates in this election are unusually unpopular. Young people in particular are unenthusiastic about Trump and Clinton — polling earlier in the election suggested that somewhere between 15 and 44 percent of millennials were planning to vote for a third-party candidate. We wanted to hear from these young voters who are dissatisfied with both Trump and Clinton and have decided to vote third party. Here is a 21-year-old explaining why he’s voting for the Green Party’s Jill Stein. You can also check out our story from a 21-year-old Libertarian voter….


Evil of the Two Lessers

OpEd News By Chris Robinson Permit me to offer a brief history lesson, which might convince some to see the world from a different perspective. The first election campaign I volunteered in was that of President Lyndon Baines Johnson in 1964. I was then a student at Dickinson College, but I was not yet old enough to vote. During the half century since then, I have been an active participant in politics, and I have learned two interesting lessons, which I plan to share with you if you keep reading. I can see now that I was a young fool…


on Robert Naiman’s attacks on Jill Stein (on behalf of Hillary Clinton)

To Robert Naiman, of JustForeignPolicy: Good to know what kind of person you really are — a disgusting, underhanded, partisan Democrat who will stoop to low levels to support the most aggressive pro-war candidate the Democrats have produced. How can you call yourself a peace activist? What are your ties to the Clinton campaign? Are they paying you to do this dirty work for them? Are you an insider given this information as part of the Clinton campaign’s effort to slander Jill Stein with falsehoods? Thank you for exposing the campaign against Stein by the Clinton team — we will…


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The 1 Percent’s Useful Idiots

truthdig By Chris Hedges July 26, 2016 PHILADELPHIA—The parade of useful idiots, the bankrupt liberal class that long ago sold its soul to corporate power, is now led by Sen. Bernie Sanders. His final capitulation, symbolized by his pathetic motion to suspend the roll call, giving Hillary Clinton the Democratic nomination by acclamation, is an abject betrayal of millions of his supporters and his call for a political revolution. No doubt the Democrats will continue to let Sanders be a member of the Democratic Caucus. No doubt the Democrats will continue to agree not to run a serious candidate against…