Cornel West endorses Green Party’s Jill Stein, calls Trump “neo-fascist catastrophe,” Clinton “neoliberal disaster” – Salon.com

“This November, we need change. Yet we are tied in a choice between Trump, who would be a neo-fascist catastrophe, and Clinton, a neo-liberal disaster. That’s why I am supporting Jill Stein.”

 

West, the renowned scholar and revolutionary, published an op-ed in The Guardian on Thursday in which he slammed the presidential candidates from both major parties, Hillary Clinton and , and instead endorsed Jill Stein, the presidential candidate for the .

 

Hillary staunchly supported and lobbied for President Bill Clinton’s initiatives to axe welfare, pass tough-on-crime laws, pave the pathway for the privatization of prisons, implement the neoliberal trade deal NAFTA and deregulate Wall Street.

 

“There is also a sense that the Clinton policies helped produce the right-wing populism that we’re seeing now in the country,” West added. “And we think she’s going to come to the rescue? That’s not going to happen.”

 

 

 

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