Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The Green Party presidential hopeful was reportedly pinched Oct. 31 in Winnsboro, Texas after delivering resupply goods to tree sitters protesting the Keystone XL pipeline.
Looks like Jill Stein's dressing as an outlaw this Halloween. The Green Party presidential candidate from Lexington has been arrested for the third time since winning the party's nomination this summer, and this time her offense was delivering resupply goods to a Keystone XL blockade in Winnsboro, Texas, according to her website. As journalists, scientists and politicians on the East Coast weighed the impact of climate change on Hurricane Sandy, the tremendous tropical storm that wreaked havoc throughout the region in the days before Halloween, Stein was in Texas adding the Tar Sands pipeline into the equation. “I’m here to connect the dots between super storm Sandy and the record heat, drought, and fire we've seen this year – and this …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
With the Nov. 6 election less than two weeks away, a meme-making Facebook app is the latest attempt to rally support for Lexington resident Jill Stein, the Green Party's presidential candidate.
While President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have been busy making hashtags out of horses and bayonets, Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential hopeful, has been busy fighting for America's attention by getting arrested and trying to go viral. Before the second presidential debate last week, Stein, a Lexington resident, and running mate Cheri Honkala unsuccessfully attempted to gain access to the debate hall at Hofstra University, ultimately getting arrested and calling the process a "mockery of Democracy." Following the arrest, Stein said, "It was painful but symbolic to be handcuffed for all those hours, because that what the Commission on Presidential Debates has essentially done to American democracy." And that…
Friday, October 12, 2012
The 'dissident feminist' says she is backing Lexington's Jill Stein for president.
Anyone who follows Camille Paglia would probably agree that her views are almost always, well, unexpected as well as provocative and articulate. Professor and author Paglia came out in support of Lexington's Jill Stein and the Green Party as her political choice this year in a new interview on Salon.com. Her most pungent line in explaining her reasons for going Green: "the creeping totalitarianism of Obamacare, which Jill Stein as a physician is rightly skeptical about." Paglia was being interviewed because she has a new book out called "Glittering Images: A Journey from Egypt to Star Wars.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Stein, a Lexington resident, and her running mate Cheri Honkala, were among five people arrested during a sit-in at a Philadelphia bank protesting housing foreclosures.
The campaign trail doesn’t always include stops in police cars and courthouses, but Jill Stein is not your typical presidential candidate. The Lexington resident and Green Party presidential nominee was arrested yesterday, Aug. 1, during a sit-in at a Philadelphia bank protesting housing foreclosures. Stein and her running mate, Cheri Honkala, were among five people arrested after about 50 party supporters staged an “Occupy Fannie Mae” protest. Watch the video posted to your right to see Jill Stein rallying the crowd before her arrest. According to an email from Stein’s campaign, the protest was originally called for by the Poor People’s Economic Rights Campaign to demand that Fannie Mae halt foreclosure proceedings against two …
Friday, July 20, 2012
The Massachusetts physician was formally nominated last weekend at the Green Party's National Convention in Baltimore. Also last week, Stein introduced anti-poverty advocate Cheri Honkala as her running-mate.
A local resident was officially nomiated as contender for President of the United States last weekend, and the candidate's name wasn't Mitt Romney. While the GOP hopeful hails from just over the line in Belmont, Lexington has a presidential candidate of its own: Jill Stein of the Green Party. A physician who once faced Romney in a race for Massachusett's governor, Stein was formally nominated last weekend at the Green Party's National Convention in Baltimore. "We are the 99 percent, and this is the year we take our country back," Stein told the convention crowd, according to the Baltimore Sun. "Voting for either Wall Street candidate gives a mandate for four more years of corporate rule." Also last week, Stein announced her running mate, …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The Green Party presidential hopeful from Lexington is her party's first candidate to do so.
Lexington's Green Party presidential hopeful Jill Stein broke new ground last week by becoming the first Green to qualify for federal matching funds. Stein, an Occupy supporter running on the promise of a Green New Deal for America, responded to that breakthrough with a video message thanking supporters and speaking about what his milestone means for the progressive movement and Green Party. “This is such and exciting moment for the Green Party,” Stein said in the address. “This is the first time in history that a member of the Green Party has actually achieved matching funds in the race for President of the United States.” Stein credited “dogged dedication” for more than doubling the number of qualifying states to get from 10 to 22 and …
Monday, June 11, 2012
With her win in the California primary last week, Lexington resident Jill Stein locked up enough "delegates" to win the Green Party's presidential nomination.
Jill Stein, the Lexington resident and Green Party presidential hopeful, has clinched her party’s nomination. Her win last week in the California primary brought Stein’s delegate tally to 194, more than the 182 necessary to win the nomination, according to reports. Stein has won 66 percent of all delegates allocated, triple that of her nearest competitor, Roseanne Barr. (Yes, that Roseanne Barr.) "Voters will not be forced to choose between two servants of Wall Street in the upcoming election,” said Stein in a statement posted on her website. “Now we know there will be a third candidate on the ballot who is a genuine champion of working people." A physician and familiar fringe candidate in her home state, Stein’s presidential platform is …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The Lexington resident and presumptive Green Party presidential candidate is looking for online input regarding her running mate, plus her Mother's Day video and reaction to President Obama support for marriage equality.
Jill Stein, the Lexington resident and prospective Green Party presidential nominee, is crowdsourcing to select a running mate in her bid to give the White House a Green makeover. Earlier this week, Stein’s campaign announced she had crossed the 50 percent threshold to winning the Green Party’s 2012 nomination and had locked up 75 percent of all delegates, with the next nearest candidate—comedienne Roseanne Barr, who’s more concerned with platforms than the presidency—14 percent. With Stein’s stronghold on presumptive nominee status, queries have turned to the topic of a Green Party veep, and her team, in turn, is looking to the interwebs for suggestions. “Many have asked about who Jill Stein will choose as her vice presidential running …
Friday, March 23, 2012
During a Super Tuesday spent at home in Lexington, the local Green Party presidential hopeful opened up to Patch about the energized youth and what victory would mean to her.
Heading into this week’s end, Lexington’s Green Party presidential hopeful, Jill Stein, is nine for nine in primaries and appears in prime position to grab the party’s nomination. And, even as she’s been frustrated at times about how difficult it can be to uncover good news about each passing primary, Stein has been equally as excited about the energy she encountered out on the campaign trail. Having hit a number of college towns and Occupy outposts over the first six months of her campaign, Stein, 61, says it’s exciting how the younger generation, as it comes of political age, is connecting with Green Party ideas and solutions. “There’s no doubt that the coming of age politically of a whole new generation is very much a part of this …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Stein's Super Tuesday at home in Lexington included friends, supporters, folk music and exactly one reporter.
A little more than an hour after the polls closed in her home state of Massachusetts, Jill Stein sat down at her kitchen table and opened a laptop. Nothing. It’s not easy being Green. But spirits were high inside Stein’s Lexington home, where the Green Party presidential hopeful awaited Super Tuesday results with a small group of friends and supporters. Homemade vegan chop suey and an applesauce cake with “Jill” written in light chocolate frosting sat on the kitchen table. Conversation around the room touched on superficial differences between major parties and lamented their lack of media coverage. And Stein joined activist folk singers Tom Neilson and Lynn Waldron in an acoustic number about business as usual in Washington. They …