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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

BDS deal breaker for Stein

On the 5CD Green Party Facebook page, I asked if Jill Stein supports boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights. According to Sarah Younus, "Stein has stayed silent, and has been questioned several times, through emails and publicly." As I recall, Richard Klatte was cruising to the GPMN 2010 gubernatorial nomination until he referred to Israel as an ally of the United States. It seems this is a serious blocking concern to the Stein campaign, and I wouldn't be surprised if she loses all support immediately in MN. If Stein does win, I'm afraid the real reason will be stuffiness. What Klatte and Barr have in common is they are both comic TV personalities, which doesn't fit the rigid preconceptions of some Greens. The real irony is these Greens think they are putting substance before style, when the BDS issue proves they are putting style before substance.


At Fri May 18, 01:26:00 PM CDT, Blogger Tom Cleland said...

Stein's May 15 statement: http://www.jillstein.org/palestine_israel_statement

Barr's April 17 statement:


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