Posts Tagged ‘Jill Stein’
Yesterday Dennis Trainor, Jr. sent out the following email to subscribers of Acronym TV:
Acronym TV, which had been on hiatus, is officially shutting down production.
I have been offered, and have proudly accepted, the job of Communications Director for Jill Stein for President.
More on that in a moment.
First I need to say thank you- it has been an amazing ride and none of it would have been possible without the amazing crowd-sourcing of support you have showered upon me.
It is not many people who are lucky enough to find a supportive audience for their work – and for these past many years, I have been blown away by the support you have shown me.
In addition to all those who donated and shared the work on social media, I need to extend a very special thank you to Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. As prime movers behind Popular Resistance, Margaret and Kevin were able to extend partial underwriting to Acronym TV for all of 2013 and much of 2014.
It was Margaret and Kevin who trusted me to serve as one of the core organizers in the pre-Occupy movement lead up to the occupation of Freedom Plaza. Their trust in me- a guy with a camera that they did not know from Adam- & just wanted to make some videos for the movement –opened the door for many opportunities and experiences that are among some of my proudest moments as a human being.
As I shut the door on Acronym TV- I can say I’m proud of where I was able to take the project and humbled that you helped me do it.
Acronym TV and it’s previous iterations have generated well over 35 million views on YouTube, held down a regular 30-minute slot on Cable TV (Thank you Free Speech TV) and produced two documentaries – American Autumn and Legalize Democracy – to wide acclaim.
Pretty cool, considering it all started with a viral video a few years ago as the part ranting/ part performance art stylings of the The Hermit with Davis Fleetwood (anyone remember that?) – made in my basement with a $200 camera, a few $15 clip lights, and a nom de plume.
More recently, as production values increased, expenses far outpaced income. I lost more money than I care to count in trying to keep Acronym TV producing content out of a full service TV studio last year.
I paid myself, and the expenses of producing Acronym TV, through a generous loan extended by a longtime supporter – and through donations from people like you.
In spite of the debt, I have no regrets- only gratitude.
So what is next for me?
After spending the first few months of this year working on freelance projects and trying to strike a deal that would allow me to continue producing Acronym TV at the same high standards we set in 2014 – an unexpected thing happened: I was offered, and have proudly accepted, the job of Communications Director for Jill Stein for President.
In closing down this chapter of my career, I enter into a wild new adventure that presents the opportunity to do meaningful work around ideas that I am passionate about.
Jill won me over with her commitment to make the campaign about bringing the struggles of front-line communities into the front lines of Presidential debate.
It will be my job to help craft and deliver that message, and I hope to have your support while doing so.
Keep standing for something.
With great appreciation and thanks,
MSNBC’s Greenhouse with Tony Dokoupil recently hosted Green Party US Co-chair Karen Young to talk about the Green Party, the growing influence of Green ideas, and potential 2016 presidential candidate Jill Stein.
2012 Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein (who recently launched an exploratory campaign for the 2016 presidential race) was the subject of an in-depth interview on the Real New Network’s Reality Asserts Itself.
While some supporters may be familiar with Jill Stein’s transformation from a medical doctor to a practitioner of “political medicine”, Paul Jay’s interview delves deeper than normal into Dr. Stein’s personal history and evolution from the daughter of a middle-class Chicago Jewish family growing up in the 1950s to the candidate and movement leader who a growing number of Americans are getting to know today.
Watch Part 1 of the interview here or on the Real News Network (with transcript):
Friday February 6, 2015 – Today Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party’s 2012 candidate for President of the United States, announced that she has formed an exploratory committee for a potential 2016 presidential campaign.
Full details are at the web site http://www.jill2016.com/ including a C-SPAN video of Dr. Stein’s Washington press conference.
A statement from the website reads:
It’s time to declare our independence from the failed bipartisan establishment, and build a people’s movement for real democracy and real solutions. Together we can do this —it’s in our hands.
— Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) February 6, 2015
News that Dr. Stein was exploring a 2016 run broke this morning with an ABC/Yahoo News exclusive interview titled “Meet the woman trying to turn the White House Green”.
Go to Jill2016.com for more information, including the press conference video, Jill Stein’s full remarks, and more.
From Green Party US:
Obama’s promotion of trade deals during his State of the Union undermines effort to curb climate change
Greens stress the need for a “Green New Deal”
View and download Green Party responses to the 2015 State of the Union: http://tinyurl.com/greenplaylist-2015sotu
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Green Party leaders urged Congress to reject President Obama’s call for fast-track authority for passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The President urged Congress to grant him such power when he delivered his 2015 State of the Union address on January 20. The Green Party opposes both agreements.
“President Obama’s claim during his speech that his administration is commited to fighting climate change was undermined and contradicted by his support for new trade agreements and request for ‘trade promotion authority.’ The President didn’t mention that he wants this authority so he can get the TPP and TTIP passed without scrutiny by Congress or the public,” said Audrey Clement, co-chair of the Green Party of the United States. read more »
Green Party hosts People’s State of the Union livestream with Jill Stein, Howie Hawkins, Immortal Technique, Medea Benjamin, morePosted in National Greens on January 20th, 2015 by Dave Schwab – 2 Comments
Watch TONIGHT! 2012 Green presidential nominee Jill Stein and running mate Cheri Honkala, 2014 New York gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins, Hip Hop artists Shamako Noble and Immortal Technique, Medea Benjamin of CODEPINK, physician and activist Margaret Flowers, and co-chair of the Denver Green Party and activist, Andrea Mérida, will join the Green Party’s “People’s State of the Union” Tonight, January 20 at 9pm ET on the Green Party’s Livestream channel (http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus).
The guests will comment on President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union speech and offer Green ideas and visions for the state of the country, the economy, jobs and wages, the climate crisis, and the future. Viewers are invited to participate in an online chat on the Livestream web page during the broadcast.
President Obama’s State of the Union address, which begins at 9:00 pm ET, will be aired on our Livestream page. A chat box for discussion will be on the screen next to the live State of the Union video. After the President’s speech, Jill Stein will offer a brief overview before introducing the guests, each of whom will address the “State of the Union” from an area of key concern.
Viewers are encouraged to contribute questions via live chat that will be presented to the speakers in the last portion of the program, after their remarks.
Press Advisory: http://www.gp.org/newsroom/press-releases/details/4/768
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/633022323486873/
From Green Party US:
The People’s State of the Union: The Green Party will host a Livestream broadcast of President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address with Green guest commentary, Tuesday, Jan. 20
Viewers can participate in the chat and phone in questions during the broadcast
When: Tuesday, Jan. 20, 9:00 pm ET, 6:00 pm PT
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/633022323486873/
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Green Party of the United States invites members and the public to tune into “The People’s State of the Union” and participate in an online chat during President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union speech on Tuesday, January 20, on the Green Party’s Livestream channel (http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus). read more »
From Green Party US:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Green Party of the United States is calling for the defeat of proposed tar-sands pipelines when the U.S. Senate votes on the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday and opposes alternative plans, including “Energy East,” that would route Canadian oil into the U.S. by pipeline or tanker.
Green Party leaders are encouraging the public to call on Senators to vote nay. If the Senate approves the pipeline, Greens urge President Obama to exercise his veto power.
The Green Parties of Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, and New Jersey have banded together against a proposed fossil-fuel pipeline through the region, calling themselves the Green Alliance to Stop the Pipelines, or GASP (https://www.facebook.com/StopThePipelines).
GASP opposes a plan by the six New England governors to spend $6 billion on the Kinder Morgan gas transmission pipeline, which would bring fracked natural gas to export terminals in Maine and Canada.
Greens criticized Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s decision to hold the vote on Tuesday to allow pro-pipeline Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) to participate. Republicans in the Senate are determined to approve the pipeline, regardless of Democrats’ positions. (See “Green Shadow Cabinet: Alert: Resist the Dems’ KXL Sneak Attack!” http://www.greenpartywatch.org/2014/11/14/green-shadow-cabinet-alert-resist-the-dems-kxl-sneak-attack/)
“Green Parties across the nation are battling plans for massive investments in fossil fuel infrastructure that, if approved, would sabotage efforts to avert the looming catastrophe of climate change,” said Jill Stein, 2012 Green presidential nominee and a member of the Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party. read more »
From the Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party:
Please join us in Worcester on November 15th for the Green-Rainbow Party State Convention. You’ll have the chance to meet your Green-Rainbow Party candidates, hear our guest speakers John Rensenbrink and Jim Cutler, as well as 2012 Green presidential candidate Jill Stein, and vote for your party officers for the next year.
Read on for details:
Happy Election Day! Make sure to vote, and vote Green. Countless activists have worked tirelessly to give you a real choice outside the broken two-party system, and every Green vote strengthens our movement for peace, justice, democracy and ecology.
Tune in to Green Party Watch tonight – and the Green Party US Livestream with special guest Jill Stein – for breaking Green Party election results and some Election Night camaraderie. No red state vs. blue state theater here, just timely results on how and where the Green movement is growing. See you tonight!
The show will be broadcast on GP-TV, the Green Party’s Livestream channel (http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus) and will feature live election reports and interviews with Green candidates, officeholders, and party leaders from across the U.S.
Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party’s 2012 nominee for president, will be a guest on the show.
The show will also host a “Meetup” in the chat room next to the video feed for viewers to participate in a discussion of Election Day news and offer questions for the show’s guests. Viewers are encouraged to set up their own Livestream account, but an account isn’t necessary to watch the show or join the chat room. read more »
RIGHT NOW Koch brother ally, Stanley Hubbard, owner of tv station KSTP, is locking Andy out of the sole televised debate on November 1st.
It’s time to bombard KSTP with phone calls to Let Andy Debate! You can make all the difference by calling 651-642-4455 with that simple message. Share, and let’s make this fight for democracy go viral. read more »
Free and Equal recently held a gubernatorial debate in Colorado, with all ballot-qualified candidates invited. Green candidate Harry Hempy joined Libertarian Matthew Hess and Libertarian Mike Dunafon on the stage; the Democratic incumbent and the Republican candidate declined to attend. Jill Stein, former US Representative Dennis Kucinich, and Professor Griff of Public Enemy also made appearances.
Watch the video from Free and Equal TV:
Happy Indigenous People’s Day!
The Green Shadow Cabinet supports renouncing Columbus Day and replacing it with Indigenous People’s Day.
Christopher Columbus is an important historical figure. He should be studied as part of our colonial history, a tragic era of plunder, pillage, empire, genocide and slavery that’s been largely omitted from mainstream history books. Establishing Indigenous People’s Day is an important step in setting the record straight, and ending the celebration of a man representing one of the most brutal chapters in recorded history.
Indigenous People’s Day celebrates the pre-Columbus nations, as well as the ongoing contribution of Indigenous Peoples to American culture and society. The survival of a people and their culture – despite brutal attempts to destroy both – is an inspiring and instructive story which deserves dedicated discussion in both U.S. school curriculum, and broader public discourse. read more »