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Jill Stein Has Chosen Her Running Mate | The Young Turks

If you feel radical reform is long overdue, you’ll probably like Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s pick for VP: human rights activist Ajamu Baraka. In the video below, John Iadarola and Ana Kasparian from The Young Turks discuss Stein’s selection.

“Jill Stein has selected human rights activist Ajamu Baraka as her running mate, the Green Party presumptive nominee’s campaign announced Monday.

Baraka was the founding executive director of the U.S. Human Rights Network and coordinator of the Black Left Unity Network’s Committee on International Affairs. He has also served on the boards of Amnesty International and the National Center for Human Rights Education.

‘Ajamu Baraka is a powerful, eloquent spokesperson for the transformative, radical agenda whose time has come — an agenda of economic, social, racial, gender, climate, indigenous and immigrant justice.’ Stein said in the statement that Ajamu’s life’s work has embodied the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’

Stein said she had considered former Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner, a Bernie Sanders surrogate, but that the ‘conditions were not right for a combined run.’

She also spoke with author Chris Hedges, Green Party Senate candidate Margaret Flowers, activist Kevin Zeese of PopularResistance.org, and former Black Panther Party leader Aaron Dixon.”

~ The Young Turks

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