Thursday, February 28, 2013
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on Feb. 28 in Lexington.
1. An Evening With Jill Stein: At 7 p.m. tonight at the Lexington Depot, Lexington Community Education will present "Rescuing Our Economy, Climate & Democracy: An Evening with Green Party Candidate Jill Stein." A Lexington resident and Green Party presidential candidate, Stein will discuss her proposal for a Green New Deal that would end unemployment while greening the economy. Costs $10; preregister using a MasterCard or VISA by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781-862-8043. 2. Our Stories: Exploring the Immigrant Experience: At 7 p.m. tonight, Cary Memorial Library invites you to hear representatives of the immigrant community in Lexington share their family stories. Special guest speakers will be Yefim Somin (Soviet Union), …
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…
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Video by Hofstra's student-run LI Report shows the Green Party candidate calling the event a 'mockery of democracy.'
While President Barack Obama and his challenger Mitt Romney had the red carpets rolled out for them at Hofstra University last night, Green Party candidate Jill Stein got a far chillier reception when she and her running mate were arrested near the debate site. A video posted by LI Report, a Hofstra student news website, shows Stein being blocked by police from entering the debate. On camera, Stein called the debate itself a "mockery of Democracy." According to the article, Stein and her running mate, Cheri Honkala, were blocked from entering because they did not have credentials. Security at Hofstra has been even tighter than it was for the 2008 debate, given a sitting president will be on campus. In the video, officers warn Stein and …
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.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The free quiz takes an in-depth look at your stance on a range of issues, then compares them to candidates' responses.
Just a day before the first big presidential debate and still on the fence about which candidate you'd like to vote for? Try iSideWith.com, an online political tool that matches your stance on various issues with those of Mitt Romney, Barack Obama or those running on other lines such as Lexington's own Jill Stein, presidential candidate for the Green Party. The site was launched earlier this year to help voters match up with their ideal candidate, and it's quickly gaining popularity through social media channels. In fact, according to iSideWith.com's homepage, more than a million people have taken the free quiz to determine their ideal candidate since it went live in March. The quiz covers everything from social issues to foreign policy. …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Online quiz helps voters find the candidate whose views most closely match their own.
With all the news discussion on different policies, tax plans and social issues, it can be difficult to decide which candidate for president matches your own views the best. An online quiz on ISideWith.com is trying to help voters decide. The quiz asked voters to select their stances on foreign and domestic issues and the results are then compared with the policy positions of the candidates in order to show quiz takers which candidate has the most similar views. The quiz only takes a couple of minutes to complete. A look at the quiz results for Massachusetts shows residents of the Commonwealth side most with President Obama (61 percent) and least with GOP candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (29 percent). Between the two are…
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 …