Daily Archives: August 10, 2009

Green Party Watch update

A selection of recent articles on Green Party Watch:

Help Billy get on the ballot! Posted by Dave Schwab

The Reverend Billy Talen for Mayor of NYC petition drive is entering its final week. Billy’s team has gathered the 7,500 signatures they officially need to put him on the ballot as the Green Party’s candidate, but they are still short of the 20,000 signatures that will protect Billy from being kicked off the ballot by a challenge.

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Global Green campaign to draft Amazon champion Marina Silva Posted by Dave Schwab

The Green Party of Brazil is asking Greens around the globe to write letters urging Marina Silva, former environmental minister and potential presidential candidate, to join the Global Green family. A native Amazonian, union organizer and globally-recognized protector of the Amazon rainforest, Marina Silva’s many honors include being named a “Champion of the Earth” by the United Nations Environment Program. According to the Brazilian Greens, they have met with Silva and she is “very interested” in their proposal.

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Ohio Greens Endorse Local Candidates and National Issues at Statewide Meeting on Saturday Posted by Dennis Spisak

The Ohio Green Party met this past Saturday in Zanesville and had a very productive state-wide meeting and potluck lunch.

4 candidates for local 2009 elections were endorsed…..candidates for Cleveland City Council, Mill Township Trustee in Tuscarawas County, Cincinnati Schools Board of Education, and Struthers City Schools Board of Education.

The Ohio Green Party also endorsed the Mass March on the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh, Pa. on Friday, September 25th.

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Pete Karas Raising Hell In Racine Posted by Ronald Hardy

Pete Karas, who ran as a Green Party candidate in this spring’s special election for Mayor of Racine, is making headlines (front page headlines) today for filing charges with the District Attorney accusing the current Mayor and Council of violating open meetings laws over a hastily posted closed “executive committee” meeting regarding the new city manager’s contract.

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Illinois Greens Begin Statewide Petitioning Effort Posted by [read more]

Chris Hedges: “We owe Ralph Nader, Cynthia McKinney and the Green Party an apology”

At Truthdig, Chris Hedges explains that progressives owe an apology to Ralph Nader, Cynthia McKinney and the Green Party. There is commentary on how political parties address issues and become engines for social reform. And, Ralph Nader explains the current public apathy. [read more]

Nader comments on financial sector: Economists listen

Ralph Nader released commentary on the financial sector titled, “Faulty Forecasting.” The piece discusses large banks, financial forecasters and regulators. Nader’s piece was also part of a discussion on the list-serve of the group TOES (The Other Economic Summit). [read more]