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Green Party Populism

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Green Party Populism


Greens want to make America democratic.

by Stephen Lendman

Imagine a political party wanting America governed progressively. Imagine its platform stressing social justice, human and civil rights, peace, disarmament, and other populist policies America's duopoly spurns. More on this below.

On October 23, Russia Today (rt.com) and C-SPAN broadcast 90 minutes of debate by third party presidential candidates Jill Stein (Green Party), Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party), Virgil Goode (Constitution Party), and Rocky Anderson (Justice Party).

Scoundrel media coverage was scant. Broadcast and cable news networks ignored it. Chicago's Hilton and Towers served as venue. The Chicago Tribune headlined "Third-party candidates make their cases in Chicago debate," saying:

In 1960, political debates began in Chicago. Kennedy and Nixon faced-off. Tribune writer Bob Secter dismissively called Tuesday night's debate hardly up to the level of Obama/Romney. 

It's "unlikely the whole world was watching," he said. That's the cross "off-brand parties" must bear, he added. He said nothing about ideas and philosophies expressed. 

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