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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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JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends--with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.

6 Comments

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Thanks for the input, although I can’t fault him for believing war causes terrorism. TYT shared Baraka’s February remarks against Bernie Sanders, which I did not like — not even close to reality. Maybe he’s a guy who OVER-states everything he says.

      • @pplswar

        Do you have a link? I barely know who this guy is much less what he said about Bernie.

      • JoAnn Chateau

        Remark about Bernie? It’s in the TYT video in this post.

      • @pplswar

        As you can see, I didn’t watch the vid. 🙁

  1. swo8

    Isn’t that interesting!
    Leslie

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