Daily Archives: May 12, 2011

Winona LaDuke comments on military’s use of ‘Geronimo,’ publishes book titled ‘The Militarization of Indian Country’

Former Green Party vice presidential candidate and Native American activist Winona LaDuke recently appeared on Democracy Now! to comment on the military’s use of the codename ‘Geronimo,’ a famous Native American leader, for Osama bin Laden.  She has also written a book, The Militarization of Indian Country.

An article on the Huffington Post covers both subjects very well, and you can watch the Democracy Now!… Read more ...

In Tucson, AZ one Green enters mayoral race, another drops out to help Republican

From TusconCitizen.com:

[From a press release sent out by John McLane, the Green who dropped out:]  This humble number of registered Greens has to be accounted for. Not only for the sake of the members who have put their faith in our leadership, but for the two hundred thousand registered voters in the city of Tucson who do not believe in the Green party or our ability to create a sustainable city.

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Annapolis columnist explains how third parties are marginalized in MD

From the Annapolis Capital (read the full piece here):

If you want to have a third party in Maryland politics, here’s the deal.

You’ll be excluded from public forums. Major candidates will refuse to debate you. The media will all but ignore you.

If, as a result, you don’t garner 1 percent of voter registration or get 1 percent of the vote for governor – the standard for officially recognized political parties – you’ll be dissolved.

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Ballot Access News: Court hears Arkansas Green Party Case

from Ballot Access News
Eighth Circuit Hears Arkansas Green Party Case

May 11th, 2011

On May 10, the 8th circuit heard oral arguments in Green Party of Arkansas v Martin, 10-3106. The lawsuit challenges the Arkansas law that removes parties from the ballot whenever they go through a statewide election and fail to poll 3% of the vote for the office at the top of the ticket (Governor in midterm years, and President in presidential years).… Read more ...