Which Presidential Candidate Stands With The 99 Percent?

JClifford writes at Irregular Times:

A week ago, I noted that the Occupy Boston protest was not just demanding social justice. The protesters were making social justice happen, by feeding homeless people who have been occupying the streets of Bean Town for a long, long time. That’s the kind of direct action that America needs more of. It deserves attention.

As it happens, a presidential candidate gave the Occupy Boston protest for very direct attention this weekend – by visiting the Occupy Boston encampment and talking with the protesters face to face. Who was it?

Mitt Romney lives in Massachusetts. It wasn’t him, though.

Barack Obama hasn’t visited any occupation movement protests. He sticks to friendly crowds in comfortable arenas, and to vague acknowledgement that the occupation protests are expressing “frustration”. What President Obama doesn’t seem to realize is that much of the frustration among the occupy groups is with his own anti-liberal agenda.

green party for presidentThe presidential candidate who visited Occupy Boston this weekend is, like the occupation movement itself, neither Democrat nor Republican. She was Jill Stein, a Massachusetts doctor who is expected to formally announce her candidacy for the 2012 Green Party presidential nomination on October 24.

This afternoon, Occupy Boston is joining with other local groups, including Colleges Occupy Boston and Mass Uniting for a march from the bandstand on Boston Common to Dewey Square for a rally there. The march starts at 1:30 and the rally starts at 3:00.

3 Comments

  1. Joseph said,

    October 10, 2011 @ 8:44 pm

    If the Green Party can get the message out enough, I think it can do really well in 2012. It’s basically America’s third party, and as a party that doesn’t accept corporate or lobbyist money, it’s at least a very decent start to fixing something that a growing number of people see as the major problem with the American political system: the staggering amount of corporate and special-interest money. I really hope that Green candidates across the country can sieze the moment and spread the word that they’re the only choice for people who really want to vote their ideals and say no to what ends up ruining every other candidate and party.

  2. Metapolitik.org said,

    October 10, 2011 @ 10:50 pm

    I believe that this is truly our best bet for a candidate that represents The People,
    NOT Wall Street Bankers.

    http://metapolitik.org/blog/time-for-a-green-president-draft-jill-stein-for-us-president-2012

  3. All Party System said,

    October 11, 2011 @ 5:10 pm

    The 8th USA Parliament is a coalition of Americans united for the purpose of establishing truly representative government. We’re 100 names, elected with 99% (or 1/101ths) plus 100 of the total votes cast, ballots kept as proof. Our presidential/vice presidential team are #1 and #2, and we also feature #s 3 through 100, working as an all party (and independents) team of 100.

    We’re probably more closely aligned with the Occupy Wall Street than other choices, and our voting system would be an ideal improvement for voters in US corporations, share holders, workers and directors alike.

    In fact the USA Parliament’s non profit corporate bylaws of 50+ pages were torn up in 1995, when we adopted our current set of 36 rules, which treats all US voters as equals, and guarantees mathematical perfection that hasn’t been improved since algebra and percentages were developed in the mid 1800s.

    These rules can help to improve corporations too, like in Germany where workers from various levels within, are required to hold 50% of the BoD in companies of 5000 or more.

    Our voting system serves as a bright example, and unlike Germany, the calibration of the results are calibrated up or down to be exact, there is no 5% threshold as in Genrmany’s MMP (mixed member proportional), no 2% threshold like in Israel’s D’Hondt voting system, and no single winner districts like under IRV (instant runoff voting). Only multi-winner districts of two or more are used in all USA Parliament elections, and IRV single winner districts have never been used.
    On 1/1/2012, we’re expanding to 1000 names, each elected with 99.9% (or 1/1001ths) plus 1000 of the total votes cast as proof.

    We welcome the participation of all parties, candidates, independents, voters and non voters, and we don’t put up the silly road blocks that you’re probably used to seeing in politics.

    Decisions are made using ranked choice majority and ranked choice consensus voting, as quickly as our members and Directors can rank all the multiple names and decisions with consecutive numbers beginning with the number one.

    Hon Prime Minister Roseanne Barr [Green Tea] spoke at day one of the Occupy Wall Street march, and her videos can be viewed on the October Bulletin on the usparliament.org web site:

    http://usparliament.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=471&sid=03538f17f3c87a8caaaec397357578db

    Roseanne Barr [Green Tea] is bringing star power to Green Party politics, and she’s currently circulating petitions to get her name on the ballot for US President with the Green Party of the United States. To seek consensus and conciliatory language among all parties and independents is a natural attribute of the Sainte-Lague parliament seat distribution system.

    If you want to be a voting member of the All Party System (and independents), be sure to sign up your name or avatar on the 8th USA Parliament’s web site. Your name may serve in multiple regions and multiple roles, the more the better.

    We have sixty full Cabinet Ministers, each with twelve Directors, for a total of 720 Directors positions available (non-paying) which are open to self appointment and self nomination now.

    We look forward to seeing you on our team as we get ready to launch the “8th USA Parliament Election of 2012″ on 1/1/2012.

    Please feel free to call or email the USA Parliament if you have any ideas, suggestions, questions, etc., we’re really cool people who like to work with all people in an orderly and peaceful manner, using the Sainte-Lague parliament seat distribution system as the tool since August 1st, 1995..

    Go Barr 2012!
    http://roseanneworld.com/blog/home.php

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