STANDING AS A THIRD PARTY candidate for the US presidency is the Green Party's Jill Stein.
A physician and environmental-health advocate, Jill Stein was also the Green Party's presidential candidate in 2012. She says she's in the Green Party because the other two parties are “under the thumb of war profiteers, predatory banks and fossil fuel pirates.”
Unlike the New Zealand Green Party and its defence of so-called 'green capitalism', Jill Stein says that capitalism is killing the planet. The US Green Party's 'Power To the People' plan advocates 'deep system change, moving from the greed and exploitation of corporate capitalism to a human centred economy that puts people, planet and peace over profit."
In this new episode of The Empire Files , Abby Martin talks with Dr. Stein about how her career in medicine helped her diagnose America's "multi-organ failure," and why her ideas pose such a threat to Empire.