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Third party debate tonight

KBOO will air the only 2012 Presidential debate where all top six candidates have been invited.

The debate will take place this Tuesday from six to eight pm, and will be hosted by Larry King.

Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode, and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson have all confirmed their participation in the debate.
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Jill Stein criticizes U.S. ‘slave-like mentality toward Israel’ 23.Oct.2012 16:59

By Arturo Garcia posted by Cort Greene

Jill Stein criticizes U.S. 'slave-like mentality toward Israel'


By Arturo Garcia
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 10:12 EDT




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Topics: Jill Stein ♦ mitt romney ♦ Rocky Anderson






Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein blasted both major-party candidates for having a "slave-like" mentality toward Israel during an alternative debate between herself and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson on Monday.

"This slave-like mentality toward Israel is absolutely unjustified," Stein said. "We need to start raising the bar for Israel and holding them to an equal standard for supporting human rights and international law, and ending occupations and illegal settlements and apartheid."

Stein's remarks came at the tail end of her response to a question about U.S. foreign policy regarding Iran, in which she accused both President Barack Obama and and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, of sabre-rattling.





"They're both vowing their obedience to the right-wing government in Israel, and they are both saying that they will stop at nothing, but that war will be the last resort," Stein said. "So, once again we're seeing shades of gray here between the Democratic and Republican candidates, but we're not seeing what the American people really need and what international security really needs."

Stein cited Iran's work with the Non-Aligned Movement, a group of more than 100 nations, earlier this year. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency, the group adopted the Tehran Declaration, a document calling for "establishing a zone free of nuclear weapons and mass destruction weapons in the Middle East," and urging Israel to sign on and adopt international guidelines regarding its nuclear facilities.

The New York Times also reported that the 120-nation coalition expressed unanimous support for Iran's burgeoning nuclear program, which has attracted both economic sanctions and tough talk from both Romney and Obama.

For his part, Anderson seized on a remark commonly attributed to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad about wiping Israel "off the map."

"He never said it," Anderson said. "He referred to the regime in Israel one day being 'on the dustbin of history.' It is a misinterpretation, and it is so warmongering of both of these candidates to talk about how they will basically blow Iran away. Romney wants to impose crippling sanctions. Who would he be crippling? He'd be crippling, among others, some of the hundreds of thousands of people who stood in Tehran in a candlelight vigil in sympathy for the victims of the 9-11 attacks on the United States."

Watch Anderson and Stein's remarks, posted by Democracy Now on You Tube Tuesday, below.

Raw Story ( http://s.tt/1qN8j)



DR. JILL STEIN: And here again, we're seeing the candidates very similar to each other. They're both saber-rattling about Iran. They're both vowing their obedience to the right-wing government in Israel. And they are both saying that they will stop at nothing, but that war will be the last result. So, once again, we're seeing shades of gray here between the Democratic and Republican candidates, but we're not seeing what the American people really need and what international security really needs.


In fact, Iran recently hosted the non-aligned nations. It's not just Iran. It was all the non-aligned nations with them—Brazil and Argentina and many others—that together put forward a proposal for eliminating nuclear weapons throughout the Middle East and, in fact, eliminating nuclear weapons throughout the world. That is the true solution that we should be getting behind. And in fact, I should add that—


AMY GOODMAN: Ten seconds.


DR. JILL STEIN: —this—this slave-like mentality towards Israel is absolutely unjustified. We need to start raising the bar for Israel and holding them to an equal standard for supporting human rights and international law and ending occupations and illegal settlements and apartheid.

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ROCKY ANDERSON: This is so predictable. Once again, President Obama repeats the lie that President Ahmadinejad in Iran stated that he wanted to wipe Israel off the map. He never said it. He referred to the regime in Israel one day being in the dustbin of history. It was a misinterpretation, and it is so warmongering of both of these candidates to talk about how they will basically blow Iran away.


Romney wants to impose crippling sanctions. Who would he be crippling? He'd be crippling, among others, some of the hundreds of thousands of people who stood in Tehran in a candlelight vigil in sympathy for the victims of the 9/11 attacks on the United States. And by the way, the people in the United States have stood in solidarity with the Iranian people after their last election with candlelight vigils in this country. It's time that the people of both nations express their solidarity with one another and express our disdain, our disgust with these leaders who are engaging in this conduct that is ultimately going to lead to utter tragedy for the people of Iran.


Would Mitt Romney say that we should go over and attack North Korea because they have a nuclear bomb? How about Pakistan? How about China? How about Russia? We have an obligation, number one, to start reducing the number of nuclear weapons and provide that kind of leadership, because it's the United States who has led the way for other nations to build up their nuclear armaments. And if Iran feels like they're going to be attacked—and that's all they're hearing nowadays—of course they're going to consider building a nuclear capability to deter an attack. But there is no evidence that they have any nuclear capability. And it's an utter lie, totally baseless, for Mitt Romney to say that Iran is four years closer to building a nuclear weapon.

Harold and Maude 24.Oct.2012 05:19

Battle fatigue

Jill Stein is also an a religlously observant Jew.

--- 24.Oct.2012 08:54

Battle fatigue

That's an endorsement of her beliefs by the way....

--- 24.Oct.2012 08:55

Battle fatigue

That's an endorsement of her beliefs by the way....She is the first Jewish American presidential candidate and a hardliner against Israeli occupation of Palestine.