While more evidence continues to pile up against Hillary Clinton, this time exposing pay to play schemes between the State Department and the Clinton Foundation (while her strategists call for open assassinations), and as Mr. Trump relentlessly hones his carnival barking skills, the Green Party is moving forward after nominating Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka as candidates for President and Vice President. Here are some highlights from the convention that took place last week in Houston:
“Look past this moment. Build pressure. [That] checks the abuses of government,” Julian Assange told the group of Green Party delegates, who had cheered him on with cries of “Wikileaks! Wikileaks!”
“It’s not a revolution to watch a president drop a mic then drop a bunch of bombs on people,” YahNe Ndgo told the audience. Ndgo was a Bernie-or-Bust activist until she threw her support behind our campaign.
“A vote is only wasted when you vote against your conscience,” said Martina Salinas, Green Party candidate for Texas Railroad Commissioner.
“We understand the difference between a neofascist catastrophe and a neoliberal disaster,” said scholar and activist Dr. Cornel West. “But we reject both.”
Indigenous rights activist Rodolfo Muñoz said, “The system is rigged. My people have known that for a long time.” Muñoz is a Green Party candidate for Texas Supreme Court.
Cheri Honkala quoted African-American poet Langston Hughes before introducing Vice Presidential nominee Ajamu Baraka: “Let America be America again!”
“I’ve been committed to independent politics all my life,” Ajamu said as he accepted the Vice Presidential nomination. “The electoral process is a way that we build power for the people.”