Dr. Jill Stein is the leading presidential candidate for the Green Party for 2012. In this wide-ranging interview, she makes a strong impression as a smart, well-informed progressive.
Stein has an MD from Harvard Medical School, and has been active in progressive politics for many years. Read her bio here. We talk about many of Obama's disappointing moves, from the recent draconian language in the Defense bill to his refusal to investigate and prosecute war criminals and corporate fraudsters. Stein displays deep knowledge of the issues, an alignment with the Occupy message, and a determination to fight military adventurism, the domestic police state, and corporate control. We also talk about Obama's retreat on climate change, while giving in to opponents on nuclear power plants, offshore drilling and the lie of "clean coal".
At 53:35, Gary Chew offers mini-reviews of four films in theaters during the holidays.