Cornel West: “We need change – that’s why I’m supporting Jill Stein”

From Green presidential candidate Jill Stein’s campaign website, July 14th, 2016:

In an article published in The Guardian today entitled “Obama has failed victims of racism and police brutality”, Dr. Cornel West, American philosopher, academic, social activist, author, public intellectual, and prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America, publicly expressed his support for Green Party Presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein:

“This November, we need change. Yet we are tied in a choice between Trump, who would be a neo-fascist catastrophe, and Clinton, a neo-liberal disaster. That’s why I am supporting Jill Stein. I am with her – the only progressive woman in the race – because we’ve got to get beyond this lock-jaw situation. I have a deep love for my brother Bernie Sanders, but I disagree with him on Hillary Clinton. I don’t think she would be an “outstanding president”. Her militarism makes the world a less safe place.

Clinton policies of the 1990s generated inequality, mass incarceration, privatization of schools and Wall Street domination. There is also a sense that the Clinton policies helped produce the right-wing populism that we’re seeing now in the country. And we think she’s going to come to the rescue? That’s not going to happen.”

Read Cornel West’s full article here. 

 

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