( By Wake Up and Russia Today)
AMSTERDAM-NOIR-Voting day should be a national holiday, while the US should stop acting like a predator across the planet and work to address the challenge of climate change. These were just some of the arguments advanced at the RT-hosted Green Party presidential debate.
Three out of five candidates for the party’s presidential nomination – Jill Stein, Kent Mesplay and Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry – joined RT America’s Tyrel Ventura, Tabetha Wallace and Sean Stone to make their case. The debate was broadcast live using a 360-degree camera.In the candidates’ opening remarks, Moyowasifza Curry argued that America’s problems started back before the founding of the US, and said she would teach “truth, love and honesty” to heal the nation’s wounds.Mesplay said he wanted to give a voice for the indigenous people worldwide, mistreated by the nations that surround them. Stein, a physician who was the party’s candidate in 2012, said her goal was to apply medicine to politics, “the mother of all illnesses.”
Appealing to the middle(Video)
As the Green Party becomes more visible, it will become more viable in a general election, Mespley argued. “We get away from lesser-evilism by growing the Green Party early,” he said.Moyowasifza Curry said that she was reaching out to people in person, explaining that “We could win the White House and paint it Green.”The candidacies of ‘War Mongol Hillary Clinton’ and ‘Mad Dog Donald Trump’ have created the “perfect storm for independent politics we need,”Stein argued, describing Clinton as the candidate of fear and Trump as the candidate of hate. “Hate and fear are not what democracy needs.”