Kshama Sawant, Seattle's socialist City Councilmember has launched a petition at http://movement4bernie.org/run-all-the-way which encourages Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders to do just that. She states:
This would be the Dream Team, Sen. Bernie Sanders running for President with Jill Stein as his running mate. They could do this under the aegis of the Green Party. Least anyone think that this is merely a dream, here is the text of the letter that Jill Stein sent to Bernie on April 21:
The Status Quo has once again prevailed, yet it may be a pyrrhic victory. Now that it has been shown to all that the Democratic Party is owned lock, stock and barrel by the corporate establishment: the Clintons, Obamas, and the Wasserman Schultzes - Liberals and Progressives are once again being told to fall in line. This time the result may be different…. As the Democratic Primary comes to its railroad-tracked conclusion the Democratic Party faces a train-wreck.
The TPP agreement consists of thousands of pages of text, much of it dense, and even trivial. Why was the text of this agreement kept secret from the public for so long, even as the House and Senate were forced to vote on Fast-Track for approval? It is my belief that this was done primarily to limit public feedback to their representatives.
If we want a real democracy, ideally we would need to institute a parliamentary system. Just for example, look at the progress made recently in Iceland with the newly-formed "Pirate Party":