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Jill Stein Arrested at Presidential Debate, Handcuffed to Chair for 8 Hours. Officer: "Watch Flag."

Amy Goodman's Democracy Now captures a surreal scene. Stein contention is that there should be a return to League of Women Voters criteria that "anyone who does the work to be on the ballot in enough states to win electoral vote" should be allowed to debate. As the arrest is taking place, the arresting officer can be heard professing concern for the flag Dr. Stein and her VP Cheryl Honkala are holding, and that no one step on it by accident.

This video clearly shows that Jill Stein is one gutsy and classy lady.



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This is despicable

What thugs that run the country! I have to say that this gentle women has class.

12 big cops standing around while she and Cheryl are handcuffed

to chairs for 8 hours. I wounder what their mothers would think.

Release the Sandy Hook video.

Why doesn't Johnson have the cajones to join Stein in an ACTION

like this? Sorry, but Jill Stein rocks.

Release the Sandy Hook video.


It's sad. Reminded me of this song by Leonard Cohen.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

what to do--

this is--

*no words*

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

I'm glad she has guts and drawing attention to the duopoly

But it is too bad she has such a poor understanding of economics.

She was previously arrested during a sit-in protest of the millions of dollars made by developers and financiers during the housing bubble on the backs of tax-payers because of government, but her plan as president is to increase taxes to fund a 'Green New Deal' that will basically result in a green infrastructure bubble.

I'm all for protesting, but at least protest for less government, not more. Sheesh.

She would not raise taxes, she would end Bush-era

tax-breaks for the rich and finance her Green New Deal by getting our bail-out money back. I don't think a Green New Deal is all bad, but if you applied all that "trickle up" money back to the debt I think it would have equal or more job-creation potential.

Release the Sandy Hook video.

Bump for awareness


"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

Watching her being treated this way makes me cry.

These goons with fifth-grade educations manhandle this well-spoken and accomplished woman (she's a physician) like she is nothing. Shame on this country. Shame on Obama.

What is remarkable is how composed and dignified she remains. She is some lady.

Release the Sandy Hook video.

Yes, I like her too. She is

Yes, I like her too. She is a free person and does not have an inferiority complex. It is so difficult to remember the value an individual has when our culture has lost so much respect for the individual. Take notice. You can live free, it is a choice, do not give in and think less of yourself or lose self-respect. We ought to respect ourselves and others.