HAWTHORNE, NJ - Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer prize winning journalist, visiting lecturer at Princeton, and briefly a Congressional candidate in New Jersey's 12th district, has released an endorsement of the New Jersey Green Party candidates, which include Hawthorne Ward 3 candidate Craig Cayetano, according to a statement.
The Green Party ticket also includes Howie Hawkins for President of the United States, Angela Walker for Vice President of the United States, and Madelyn Hoffman for the United States Senate.
"These candidates embody Green Party values," Hedges said. "They know that the mainstream political parties have not, and will not, invest in people rather than corporations. They will never reform the systems of social control embodied in the police, the war industry, and prisons."
Hedges blasted the Democratic and Republican parties, saying, "Our enemy is the tiny cabal of corporate oligarchs who have seized control of the two ruling parties, the three branches of government, the media, academia, our health services, and the economy. They have usurped our rights to exclusively serve corporate profit. This is especially true in New Jersey, which has one of the most corrupt Democratic Party machines in the nation."
Those wishing to sign petitions for Cayetano must live in the Third Ward of Hawthorne.
"The Green Party and its candidates stand unequivocally with those in the streets fighting institutionalized racism and those organizing strikes and work stoppages among frontline workers," Hedges said. "The party seeks to express and honor the aspirations of those leading the current generational and class revolt shaking the foundations of New Jersey, the nation, and the world."
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