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‘US accelerating in wrong direction’ – Jill Stein in exclusive interview

The Voice of Russia January 19, 2013 Just days away from the inauguration of President Barack Obama, Capitol Affairs takes a look with the help of Jill Stein, former presidential candidate for the Green Party, at the state of politics, the state of the country and what the re-election of Obama means for the country. The entire interview will be aired on Monday, inauguration day, but here is the first part. Dr. Jill Stein is a Doctor of Internal Medicine having obtained her degree from Harvard Medical School. She is the member of the Green Party and ran for a…


Bipartisan fiscal scam lays groundwork for austerity

jillstein.org by Jill Stein As daylight begins to shine on the fiscal cliff deal just passed by Congress, it’s clear the expected bipartisan betrayal has occurred. And even worse, it lays the groundwork for much more to come. In brief, the deal protects wealthy households earning up to $450,000 annually from tax increases, as it makes Bush tax cuts permanent for 98.5% of Americans. With this provision, Obama broke his promise to raise taxes on those earning over $250,000 per year. The deal also ended the payroll tax holiday, hitting vulnerable working and middle class families with significant tax increases…


Morian gets 31.7% for Florida House 12

by Jeff Roby Green Party of Florida December 30, 2012   Running against Republican Lake Gross Ray III, Green Party candidate Karen Morian racked up 20,496 votes in her Jacksonville race for District 12 rep to the Florida House, an impressive 31.7% of the vote. With the Democrats failing to field a candidate, Morian had the progressive field to herself in this supposedly Republican district, and made the most of it, as her supporters included the Florida Education Association, Florida Planned Parenthood, the Duval County Democrats, Equality Florida, the Jacksonville Area Coalition of Black Trade Unions (AFL-CIO), Jacksonville Young Democrats,…


The Lack of Progress on Gun Control

  by Mark Dunlea Pointing out in 1982 that John Lennon probably would still be alive if he had lived in his home country of England or his wife’s nation of Japan generated the most media coverage I received in my race for Congress. The NRA repeated the normal mantra that people, not guns, kill people. So we have spent thirty years not getting guns off the street but enacting tougher laws to punish people after they do bad things with guns. The end result – more guns are used to kill more people. There was some brief flurry around…


Climate Change and Rebuilding NYC Post-Sandy

by Mark Dunlea The rebuilding of the NYC, Long Island and NJ coastal areas post Hurricane Sandy is a critical opportunity to impact how America responds to climate change. When I suggested this at a recent 350.org meeting in NYC, most people thought that rebuilding is about adaptation – and that our focus should be mitigation. I think that this moment in NYC presents critical opportunities for both. Shaping the rebuild conversation to center on a realistic assessment of how bad climate change is going to be in the future (well beyond Sandy’s footprint) and how we must adapt to…