"[Marijuana] is dangerous on account of being illegal. It is not illegal on account of being dangerous."
Jill Stein, Green Party Presidential Candidate (via delusional-sunset)
"I want to pass the amendment that says money is not speech and corporations are not people, because in stealing our rights of personhood, corporations have done exactly that. They have gotten our rights of personhood and have basically taken away our rights of personhood. So corporations can fight and stop and block the laws that we need to protect our air, our water, our climate, worker safety, public health, and campaign finance."
Jill Stein, Green Party candidate.  (via the-mad-curator)
"…It’s as if there’s collective amnesia here, as if we didn’t just go through a decade, $5 trillion and thousands of U.S. soldiers whose lives have been sacrificed, and far more civilians whose lives have been lost, in an attempted military resolution to these civil and religious strife. And we see that in spite of putting the full force of the United States military and NATO and trillions of dollars in a decade, we have not, with all the power of that force, been able to resolve these conflicts on the ground in Iraq and in Afghanistan."
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"Money is not speech, and corporations are not people."
Jill Stein, Green Party Presidential Candidate 2012 (via altliviaa)


Cheri Honkala Acceptance speech for Vice President at Green Party Convention 2012

Cheri Honkala was born into poverty in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She grew up watching her mother suffer from domestic violence that she quietly endured for fear of losing her kids. At the age of 17 her 19 year old brother Mark, who suffered from mental health issues committed suicide. He was uninsured and could not afford to get the help he needed. At the time of Mark’s suicide Cheri was a teenage mother living out of her car and going to high school. Despite her difficult upbringing she graduated high school.

Cheri and her son Mark (named after her brother) lived in and out of places eventually becoming homeless after the car they had been living in at the time was demolished by a drunk driver. Mark was 9 years old and Cheri could not find a shelter that would allow them to remain together that winter so in order to keep from freezing Cheri decided to move into an abandoned HUD home. She then began working to help other poor families and became a pioneer in the modern housing takeover movement. For the past 25 years Cheri Honkala has been a leading advocate for poor and homeless in America. She co-founded the Kensington Welfare Rights Union and the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign. She has organized tens of thousands holding marches, demonstrations and setting up tent cities.


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"The Federal government should stop pushing corporatization of education in the guise of “reform”. Competition for funding is being used to mask overall budget cuts that harm students. Let’s help our kids’ schools, rather than penalizing them when they are struggling. We will educate the whole child for lifelong learning and independence - not simply do job-training for the short-term benefit of corporations. We will stop attacking teachers and focus on the real obstacles to learning, including poverty, nutrition, and health."


Nation’s leading anti-poverty advocate Cheri Honkala to be Green Party VP candidate

“It’s immoral that children are hungry and homeless in the richest country in the world.  It’s time for the 99% to stand united to serve our collective human needs instead of selfish, corporate greed. The Green Party is the only one standing up to Wall Street, and Jill Stein’s Green New Deal is the best plan for saving this sinking ship. I’m honored to fight beside her.”

Honkala is National Coordinator for the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, one of the country’s largest multi-racial, inter-generational movements led by the poor and homeless. Compelled by her own experience as a homeless, single mom, Honkala has spent nearly three decades working directly alongside the poor to build the movement to end poverty, and has organized tens of thousands of people to take action via marches, demonstrations and tent cities.

Cheri and Guermillo about to hit the road!


“How do we fund a Green New Deal?” … or … “How public and private investment can be targeted at the green economy, and so provide a sustainable path out of our economic and environmental crisis.”


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