Jill Stein announces her 2016 Green Party presidential candidacy

www.jill2016.com

Key points of the Power to the Peo­ple Plan:

A Green New Deal:

Cre­ate mil­lions of jobs by tran­si­tion­ing to 100% clean renew­able energy by 2030, and invest­ing in pub­lic tran­sit, sus­tain­able agri­cul­ture, and conservation.

Jobs as a Right:

Cre­ate living-wage jobs for every Amer­i­can who needs work, replac­ing unem­ploy­ment offices with employ­ment offices. Advance work­ers rights to form unions, achieve work­place democ­racy, and keep a fair share of the wealth they create.

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein announces the formation of an exploratory committee to seek the Green Party's presidential nomination again in 2016. during an event at the National Press Club February 6, 2015 in Washington, DC. Photo by Olivier Douliery/Sipa USA

Green Party pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee Jill Stein announces the for­ma­tion of an exploratory com­mit­tee to seek the Green Party’s pres­i­den­tial nom­i­na­tion again in 2016. dur­ing an event at the National Press Club Feb­ru­ary 6, 2015 in Wash­ing­ton, DC. Photo by Olivier Douliery/Sipa USA

End Poverty:

Guar­an­tee eco­nomic human rights, includ­ing access to food, water, hous­ing, and util­i­ties, with effec­tive anti-poverty pro­grams to ensure every Amer­i­can a life of dignity.

Health Care as a Right:

Estab­lish an improved “Medicare For All” single-payer pub­lic health insur­ance pro­gram to pro­vide every­one with qual­ity health care, at huge savings.

Edu­ca­tion as a Right:

Abol­ish stu­dent debt to free a gen­er­a­tion of Amer­i­cans from debt servi­tude. Guar­an­tee tuition-free, world-class pub­lic edu­ca­tion from pre-school through uni­ver­sity. End high stakes test­ing and pub­lic school privatization.

A Just Economy:

Set a $15/hour fed­eral min­i­mum wage. Break up “too-big-to-fail” banks and democ­ra­tize the Fed­eral Reserve. Reject gen­tri­fi­ca­tion as a model of eco­nomic devel­op­ment. Sup­port devel­op­ment of worker and com­mu­nity coop­er­a­tives and small busi­nesses. Make Wall Street, big cor­po­ra­tions, and the rich pay their fair share of taxes. Cre­ate demo­c­ra­t­i­cally run pub­lic banks and util­i­ties. Replace cor­po­rate trade agree­ments with fair trade agreements.

Pro­tect Mother Earth:

Lead on a global treaty to halt cli­mate change. End destruc­tive energy extrac­tion: frack­ing, tar sands, off­shore drilling, oil trains, moun­tain­top removal, and ura­nium mines. Pro­tect our pub­lic lands, water sup­plies, bio­log­i­cal diver­sity, parks, and pol­li­na­tors. Label GMOs, and put a mora­to­rium on GMOs and pes­ti­cides until they are proven safe. Pro­tect the rights of future generations.

Free­dom and Equality:

End police bru­tal­ity, mass incar­cer­a­tion and insti­tu­tional racism within our jus­tice sys­tem. Expand women’s rights, pro­tect LGBT peo­ple from dis­crim­i­na­tion, defend indige­nous rights and lands, and cre­ate a wel­com­ing path to cit­i­zen­ship for immi­grants. Pro­tect the free Inter­net, replace drug pro­hi­bi­tion with harm reduc­tion, and legal­ize marijuana/hemp.

Jus­tice for All:

Restore our Con­sti­tu­tional rights, ter­mi­nate uncon­sti­tu­tional sur­veil­lance and unwar­ranted spy­ing, end per­se­cu­tion of gov­ern­ment and media whistle­blow­ers, close Guan­tanamo, abol­ish secret kill lists, and repeal indef­i­nite deten­tion with­out charge or trial.

Peace and Human Rights:

Estab­lish a for­eign pol­icy based on diplo­macy, inter­na­tional law, and human rights. End the wars and drone attacks, cut mil­i­tary spend­ing by at least 50% and close the 700+ for­eign mil­i­tary bases that are turn­ing our repub­lic into a bank­rupt empire. Stop U.S. sup­port and arms sales to human rights abusers, and lead on global nuclear disarmament.

Empower the People:

Abol­ish cor­po­rate per­son­hood. Pro­tect vot­ers’ rights by estab­lish­ing a con­sti­tu­tional right to vote.  Enact elec­toral reforms that break the big money stran­gle­hold and cre­ate truly rep­re­sen­ta­tive democ­racy: pub­lic cam­paign financ­ing, ranked-choice vot­ing, pro­por­tional rep­re­sen­ta­tion, and open debates.

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Robert A. Heinlien — Two quotes worth of liberty, please.

Robert A. Hein­lein, 1907–1988:

Secrecy is the key­stone to all tyranny. Not force, but secrecy and cen­sor­ship. When any gov­ern­ment or church for that mat­ter, under­takes to say to its sub­jects, “This you may not read, this you must not know,” the end result is tyranny and oppres­sion, no mat­ter how holy the motives.

Mighty lit­tle force is needed to con­trol a man who has been hood­winked in this fash­ion; con­trari­wise, no amount of force can con­trol a free man, whose mind is free. No, not the rack nor the atomic bomb, not any­thing. You can’t con­quer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.”

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Polit­i­cal tags — such as roy­al­ist, com­mu­nist, demo­c­rat, pop­ulist, fas­cist, lib­eral, con­ser­v­a­tive, and so forth — are never basic cri­te­ria. The human race divides polit­i­cally into those who want peo­ple to be con­trolled and those who have no such desire.”

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My time in Morongo Basin: 1995 — 2015

When in 2009, Ms. Lori Her­bel, the mayor of Yucca Val­ley had me beaten in the street like a dog I thought it was over. But then, in 2012, after one then a sec­ond vio­lent attempt on my life failed to fin­ish the job I real­ized they were not going to quit and I bet­ter find out who was involved and why, before they try again.

That’s when I filed my first police report with the sheriff’s depart­ment only to dis­cover that they’re just stooges, thugs who enforce the rules and inter­ests of the local white mafioso: its mayor, its coun­cils, cham­bers and pulpits. That’s who they serve and obey.

They oper­ate like wild dogs with guns and badges. They’ll gang beat any­one they can to death and give “macho points” to whomever gets away with the tor­ture and mur­der of inmates in their custody. Everyone I know, espe­cially chil­dren are ter­ri­fied of them, their pres­ence, their demeanor and actions.

As peace offi­cers I doubt any one of them have ever had a peace­ful day in their lives, or would even know what to do with them­selves should they ever suf­fer a peace­ful moment. There is no evi­dence that their acad­emy ever taught them to respect the law, just how to apply vio­lence and get away with it.

And that’s the whole answer to the rid­dle of jus­tice in America. When cops and judges begin to show respect for law, then cit­i­zens will have a chance to do the same.

Now you have it, the whole town hierarchy—all good, nor­mal Anglo-Americans who attend church, go to meet­ings, make war on the world, fuck up everyone’s envi­ron­ment and screw each other’s wives, hus­bands and children.

The so-called lib­er­als in the area are a com­plete waste, just wolves in sheep’s cloth­ing who let the right-wingers do all their dirty work for them and pre­tend to escape respon­si­bil­ity through what they attempt to sell as “transcendence.”

Be care­ful around them, they are pris­on­ers of ego who spe­cial­ize in lies, delu­sions, spir­i­tual quack­ery and  back-stabbing.

Yet, what makes them par­tic­u­larly laugh­able is how hyp­no­tized they are by their own apa­thy. It is some­thing they hold “sacred” as if it were a mys­ti­cal, or reli­gious expe­ri­ence. My advice, step over them to avoid the stench.

Finally, I took my story to the news­pa­per only to be shocked to have found them to be co-conspirators in my assault. They, cer­tainly its edi­tor, were there as part of the assault team to quash, I sup­pose, any and all wit­ness tes­ti­mony. They had a stake in see­ing me hurt and out of the pic­ture, but why?

There had to be some sort of pruri­ent  plea­sure in it for them too, some­thing sadis­tic in itself, oth­er­wise why would any­one do that to another human being? Very strange and lurid people.

So here’s the head­line: It’s not a “news­pa­per.” It is sim­ply a pool of stenog­ra­phers who write what they are told at a penny-saver they like to call “news.” They were “in on it.”

But all that was not why I decided to begin this blog when I did, back in 2012. The rea­son I decided to begin this blog was to dis­pel the laugh­ter of my assailants. They put me on my back for five full sleep­less, anguish filled years for which I am still tak­ing med­ica­tion to help relieve.

And the crazy thing is, I don’t even know any of the sev­eral peo­ple involved in my assault and bat­tery, nor the ass­holes who have attempted to mur­der me. I don’t know them, but they seem to know me and it is really very spooky. I see them around town, they all live in nice houses. They all drive shinny new cars, take vaca­tions and really “get a kick” out of know­ing what they did to me.

I know that because when they spot me around town they hold their tum­mies and laugh, laugh, laugh, laugh because they know that they have the right to walk up to me any­where, any­place, any­time and get away with it again and again and again. There­fore, I never go out into pub­lic any­more for fear of my very life.

I sup­pose those are the priv­i­leges that come with class, race, and wealth and they are in the per­fect place for it. We all know that they can beat my skull into pulp or empty a pis­tol into my face right in the lobby of Star­bucks and nobody will see or hear a thing. That’s who these peo­ple are. It’s what they are. And they will defend it with their lives.

And that’s why I began to write, not for the sake of jus­tice. I under­stand that can’t hap­pen here, its too white for justice. They wouldn’t know what it was, or what to do with it other than shoot it, beat it, kill it, sell it, or screw it. It’s who they are.

I did it for the kids. To let them know that they are not alone, nor are they the only ones who know what big fuck­ing idiot ass­holes their par­ents really are and to never give up, hang in there and when you’ve got the chance…make change happen!

Next: Names, addresses, pho­tos and descrip­tions of all my assailants. May they all eat shit, drop dead and go to hell.

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Bernie Sanders issues bill to make 4-year colleges tuition-free

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) running  on Democratic ticket-2016

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) run­ning on Demo­c­ra­tic ticket-2016

Full story here: www.usatoday.com/story/…/05/25/bernie-sanders

Sen­a­tor Bernie Sanders has offi­cially intro­duced a bill that would elim­i­nate under­grad­u­ate tuition. Titled the “Col­lege for All Act,” the bill would elim­i­nate the $70 bil­lion dol­lar tuition costs at all 4-year pub­lic col­leges and universities…

Under the plan, the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment would cover 67% — $47 bil­lion dol­lars each year — of the costs.

States would be required to pro­duce the remain­ing 33% of the costs, or 23 bil­lion dollars…

The bill plans to cover these costs by ini­ti­at­ing a Robin Hood Tax on Wall Street. A .5% spec­u­la­tion fee will be charged on invest­ment houses, hedge funds, and other stock trades. Addi­tion­ally, a .1% fee will be charged on bonds, and a .005% fee will be charged on derivatives.”

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After Pat’s [Tillman] Birthday

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/after_pats_birthday_20150524Posted on May 24, 2015

Pat and Kevin Tillman

Cour­tesy of the Till­man Family

By Kevin Till­man

This Memo­r­ial Day week­end, Truthdig com­mem­o­rates the legacy of deceased U.S. infantry­man Pat Till­man by repub­lish­ing our most pop­u­lar piece, “After Pat’s Birth­day,” writ­ten by his brother, Kevin Till­man (pic­tured with his arm around Pat), and orig­i­nally posted on Truthdig on Oct. 19, 2006.

It is Pat’s birth­day on Novem­ber 6, and elec­tions are the day after.  It gets me think­ing about a con­ver­sa­tion I had with Pat before we joined the mil­i­tary.  He spoke about the risks with sign­ing the papers.  How once we com­mit­ted, we were at the mercy of the Amer­i­can lead­er­ship and the Amer­i­can peo­ple.  How we could be thrown in a direc­tion not of our voli­tion.  How fight­ing as a sol­dier would leave us with­out a voice… until we got out.

Much has hap­pened since we handed over our voice:

Some­how we were sent to invade a nation because it was a direct threat to the Amer­i­can peo­ple, or to the world, or har­bored ter­ror­ists, or was involved in the Sep­tem­ber 11 attacks, or received weapons-grade ura­nium from Niger, or had mobile weapons labs, or WMD, or had a need to be lib­er­ated, or we needed to estab­lish a democ­racy, or stop an insur­gency, or stop a civil war we cre­ated that can’t be called a civil war even though it is.  Some­thing like that.

Some­how our elected lead­ers were sub­vert­ing inter­na­tional law and human­ity by set­ting up secret pris­ons around the world, secretly kid­nap­ping peo­ple, secretly hold­ing them indef­i­nitely, secretly not charg­ing them with any­thing, secretly tor­tur­ing them.  Some­how that overt pol­icy of tor­ture became the fault of a few “bad apples” in the military.

Some­how back at home, sup­port for the sol­diers meant hav­ing a five-year-old kinder­gartener scrib­ble a pic­ture with crayons and send it over­seas, or slap­ping stick­ers on cars, or lob­by­ing Con­gress for an extra pad in a helmet.

Full story: http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/after_pats_birthday_20150524

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American Justice, Robert H. Jackson demands and gets death penalty for those who planned and waged war of aggression.

The charges in the indict­ment that the defen­dants planned and waged aggres­sive war are charges of the utmost grav­ity. War is essen­tially an evil thing. Its con­se­quences are not con­fined to the bel­liger­ent states alone, but affect the whole world. To ini­ti­ate a war of aggres­sion, there­fore, is not only an inter­na­tional crime; it is the supreme inter­na­tional crime, dif­fer­ing only from other crimes in that it con­tains within itself the accu­mu­lated evil of the whole.”

Jus­tice Robert H. Jack­son
Pros­e­cu­tor at the Trial of the Major Ger­man War Crim­i­nals
Nurem­berg, Ger­many
Octo­ber 1, 1946

*******

Yo kids,

Those “last cen­tury” war crim­i­nals are of the same men­tal makeup as  the ones who killed Lin­coln, killed Kennedy, killed MLK…the same ones who lied us into Viet­nam, who lied us into Reaganomics, who stole the elec­tion of 2001, who  lied us into Iraq.

These are law­less, crim­i­nal peo­ple by virtue of their inhu­man­ity, deep seated igno­rance and vir­u­lent hatreds. They are racist, Judeo-Christian, right-wing, and killers. They despise edu­ca­tion, arts, artists, writ­ers and any­one with any respect for the nation. They will throw the world away with their anti-life stance on the envi­ron­ment, health­care, human and par­tic­u­larly women’s rights. They have no con­nec­tion to human­ity, the world, the nation, or life itself. It is what makes them devoid of empa­thy, inca­pable of jus­tice, and hence, sub-human.

They are anti-reason, anti-science, anti-modernity, anti-life, anti-love, anti-peace and always pro-lynching, pro-bombing, pro-starvation, pro-slavery, pro-political mur­der, pro-war crimes, pro-segregation and pro-corruption. They have no polit­i­cal aims or ambi­tion other than utter and com­plete polit­i­cal, phys­i­cal and emo­tional dom­i­na­tion. They are fas­cist, mil­i­tant, mur­der­ous, lying pig-shit, the women as well as the men.

This is the same group who had me pub­licly beaten and who con­spired and con­tinue to attempt to mur­der me…everyone knows who they are…from the supe­rior court jus­tice to just last week’s lat­est pig-shit who spit in my food. And it’s all good with them.

They are the domes­tic enemy within…and very reli­gious. So, be alert and remem­ber, any­one who will lie to you will, given the chance…murder you too.

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