Christina Tobin interviews Jill Stein

Christina Tobin interviews Jill Stein, 2012 Green Party Presidential Candidate

Background: Jill Stein was the Green Party nominee for President during the 2012 elections. Before that, she was a candidate for Governor of Massachusetts in 2002 and 2010. She has consistently advocated for the people, peace and the planet.In this podcast interview, Christina Tobin, Founder and President of Free & Equal, talks with Jill Stein, 2012 Green Party Presidential candidate about ballot access, running as a third party candidate, and the path to peace and prosperity for all.Jill Stein also shares her own story about being forced out of the presidential debates during the 2012 elections. In fact, Jill Stein was arrested for walking onto the campus where the Commission on Presidential Debate was hosting the 2012 debates. As she puts it, she was locked up for threatening to disrupt “the incredibly boring experience of Obama and Romney agreeing with each other.”
Jill and Christina also discuss the Green Shadow Cabinet (, which provides a look at the policies that a Green Party President and staff would enact.

Finally, Jill Stein reminds us that “we could actually have it all. There is a system that works, and it starts with democracy and respecting our civil liberties.”

Click HERE to hear the podcast!

“The biggest way people give up power is by not knowing they have it to start with.”
– Alice Walker

The Black Budget

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The Black Budget

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The existence of a secret U.S. budget, amounting to a well-financed shadow government, used to spy on American citizens and monitor their daily activities, was always derisively consigned to insane conspiracy theorists. However, recent revelations by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden have exposed details of the secret budgets used by the intelligence community, known as the “Black Budget.”



Flush the TPP

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Greetings ~

         We are in crunch time to stop Congress from granting Fast Track to the President. Fast Track would mean that he could sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement before Congress sees it and would prevent transparency and a democratic review of the TPP in Congress.

         The Constitution gives Congress the responsibility to negotiate trade. If Congress gives this responsibility up, then we will not know what is in the text of the TPP and will not have hearings or debate on it.

Flush the TPP         It is likely that Congress will vote on Fast Track in both the House and Senate in late September. We must move quickly to tell Congress to say “No!” to Fast Track and to demand transparency and a democratic process for the largest and most wide-reaching trade agreement in history.

         As part of the Flush the TPP Coalition, the Green Shadow Cabinet has issued over a dozen detailed statements on the likely impacts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on education, jobs, nature, poverty, law, health care, and more (click here to read them).   

         If you can be in Washington D.C. on any of the days between September 20-25, there are plenty of important events in which you can take part (click here).

         And all of us can take part in a fun “thank or spank” action that will take place across the U.S.A. tomorrow, September 17: Constitution Day . . . 

  1. Ask your member of Congress to make a commitment to vote “No” on Fast Track. Use or to find contact information for your member. Contact them via phone and email and social media. But even better, grab a couple friends and go to their local office! 
  2. If your member promises to vote “No” on Fast Track, then thank them publicly (this must be a solid promise, remember that politicians are clever). Make it fun. Invite their staff to celebrate with you. Send out a press release or write letters to the editor in your local paper to let everyone know that your representative is standing with the people. See the toolkit for help with this.
  3. If your member waffles, won’t commit or supports Fast Track , then ‘spank’ them publicly for siding with the corporations. Here is a list of the corporations that support the TPP. And you can find out which corporations are controlling your member of Congress through the Sunlight Foundation. Use the search function in the Influence Explorer section. Be creative in your actions. Make them highly visible to have an effect.
  4. Then share your results – their responses, your photos, videos and write-ups – with your local media and with Remember to be the media too and share on local blogs and social media outlets.

Help mobilize for pe​ace​

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As Obama lobbies Congress for war, we must mobilize the American people for peace.

The polls shows that public opinion is against war and remains against war. But Congress has a bad habit of ignoring the public and listening instead to the Pentagon and the paid pundits. Our job is to turn public opinion for peace into an unstoppable force for peace.
Jill Stein on Boston Common for peace 
The Green Shadow Cabinet is an important part of making that happen.  Please donate now. 
On Saturday, I spoke to hundreds gathered on the Boston Common. Other members of the Green Shadow Cabinet were rallying the peace movement in dozens of other cities.
This Cabinet is a part of the peace movement, just as it is a part of the movements for racial equality, ecology, social and economic justice, and democracy. The role of the Green Shadow Cabinet is to show the American people — and those in power — that another government is possible. 
This Cabinet has consistently opposed warmaking by the Obama administration. You can read our most recent statement here: Don’t attack Syria.
And a listing of our many previous statements on Syria can be read by clicking here (click and then scroll to bottom).
It is time for the Green Shadow Cabinet to move from speaking to acting. We are joining with other supporters of a non-violent approach to ending the Syrian civil war in organizing rallies and actions across the country. To do this, it is critical that we have your support right now. Please donate now. 
It is true, as Frederick Douglass said, that “Power concedes nothing without a demand.” We are that demand. And our demand is that much stronger because we are directly challenging those in power.
Thank you for the People, Peace & Planet,
Dr. Jill Stein

 The Green Shadow Cabinet of the United States of America is a vehicle for authentic political opposition. The Green Party has only one thing of value to add–to SERVE the Movement: nominate activists & their supporters to the BALLOT at EVERY LEVEL. YOU need to think NOW about 2014.

Final push for the passing of the NDO.

Because equality and dignity are seldom just given. “We come from all colors, all classes, all races, all time periods. Our role is to link people with each other… [We] have always been at the forefront (although sometimes in the closet) of all liberation struggles in this country; have suffered more injustices and have survived them despite all odds.”- Gloria Anzaldúa

Your presence and voice is needed at the following events!!

Civil Rights Leaders Speak Back! Press Conference
in support of NDO WED, SEPT 4 12pm NOON @ front steps of City Hall
100 Military Plaza
Rally + Final Citizens to be Heard

Rally – 5pm @ Main Plaza
— then–Citizens to be Heard – 6pm @ City Council Chambers
online speaker registration info– arrive by 3pm to make sure you can get inside —

City Council
“A” Session – – NDO Council Vote – – THURS, SEPT 5 @9:00am @ City Council Chambers, 114 W. Commerce