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Democrats and Republicans are controlled by banks, oil giants, insurance companies and war profiteers, says Green Party presidential candidate, Dr. Jill Stein. Her party, she claims, gets no money from corporations and has liberty to really address problems.
As the two major US political parties have officially selected their nominees for president, Chris Hedges, host of RT's On Contact program, discussed with the Green Party candidate for president, Dr. Jill Stein, what could be an alternative way forward.
According to Dr Stein, in the current presidential race, the American public is "clamoring for something else at unprecedented levels."
"People have rejected not only both of these parties, which are minority parties by actual polling...Their candidates are running at record levels, all time highest for people disliking the Democratic and Republican candidates," she said.
"The American people and the people all over the world are being thrown under the bus by this political system...in which both parties are basically funded by and controlled by predatory banks, by fossil-fuel giants, by war-profiteers, the health insurance industry -- the usual suspects who are calling the shots from behind the closed doors," Stein says.
Stein says that since her campaign and the Green Party "are the only candidates and party" that do not take money from corporations and lobbyists, and do not have super PACs, they have "the liberty to address the crises" that the US people are facing."What Trump says has already been done by Clinton"
Speaking about the frontrunners, the Green Party candidate noted that if you "look at the track record, the terrible things that Donald Trump says -- which are truly reprehensible and horrific -- have actually been done by Hillary Clinton."
For example, she said, "on immigrants, xenophobia and hate mongering, we've learned that Trump and the Republicans are the party of hate and fear." But, Stein went on, "the Democrats are the party of deportation, detentions, and night raids."
And the night-raiding is carried out against the women and children "who are feeling the violence that Hillary Clinton herself gave the thumbs up to with this horrific corporate coup in Honduras."
US policies very much promoted by "Clinton herself are generating these refugees, which she then, and the Democrats, are criminalizing when they get here and sending them back," says Stein.
Speaking about security issues -- "finger on nuclear button," as she put it, the Green Party candidate noted that Trump makes "irresponsible statements" and Clinton advocates the enforcing of a no-fly zone over Syria "against a nuclear armed country that is Russia."
Clinton has already been antagonizing Russia by surrounding it with missile bases and soldiers, Stein said. "How would we feel if Russian troops were amassing on the border of Mexico and Canada?" she added.Trump -- product of economic misery created by Clintons
Dr Stein has called Donald Trump "a product" of economic misery, which created vulnerability, fear, and sense of dread on behalf of the American worker and middle class, "to whom adversity is somewhat new."