Jill Stein Campaign & Building a Movement-Type Party

Tom Harrison, author of “The Left Should Declare Its Independence from the Democrats,” and “Breaking Through by Breaking Free” in the collection of essays in the new book Empowering Third Parties, discusses the necessity, beginning with the Jill Stein campaign, of building “a movement-type party filled with activists and democratically controlled by its membership,” which “should campaign systematically for its views through demonstrations, literature, speakers’ bureaus, and forums of all kinds—not just campaigns for elective office." The party’s purpose would be “to fight for the interests of working people (including women, minorities, and LGBT people,” and it would be controlled by them.