Category Archives: Green Party

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Ralph Nader: Can Progressives Learn from Eric Cantor’s Defeat?

Ralph Nader at, posted Jue 13:

The stunning upset defeat of House Majority Leader, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) by Professor David Brat, an economist from Randolph-Macon College, in Tuesday’s Republican Primary has several takeaways for progressives besides envy and shame over why they do not directly take on the corporate Democrats.… Read more ...

The State: American Party, Petition Candidates Take Political Stage in SC

By Cassie Cope:

The Americans hope to rise, the Greens say they are refocusing and two petition candidates have millions to throw into their own campaigns.

Thus far in 2014, that is the story of the wild card candidates — the third-party and petition hopefuls — who will be on November’s ballot, where one third party will disappear from statewide races, another is making its debut and two candidates with personal fortunes hope to make waves in the races for governor and the U.S.… Read more ...

Happening now: Green Party annual national meeting livestream

A livestream of the Green Party’s annual national meeting in St. Paul, MN is being broadcast at, and there is a chat box as well as archived videos of portions of the meeting which have already concluded. See also Green Party National Convention This Weekend in St. Paul, MN for schedule details and background information.… Read more ...

Illinois Green Party “Binder Check” Process Starts in Springfield

From Ballot Access News:

On July 24, the “binder check” process started for the Illinois Green Party. Because the party’s petition for statewide office is being challenged, the party must supply twelve individuals who will spend all day, during weekdays, sitting in a State Elections Board office and poring over each signature that has been challenged.… Read more ...

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Ralph Nader: Governor Jerry Brown – “Standing” for the Presidency

By Ralph Nader at

Most candidates run for the presidency, Governor Jerry Brown of California, however, is standing for President in 2016. Already having run unsuccessfully for President in three primaries – 1976 and 1980 when Jimmy Carter won and in 1992 when Bill Clinton won – the always interesting Brown has no intention of slogging it through the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries on this go-around.… Read more ...

Green Party National Convention This Weekend in St. Paul, MN

The Green Party of the United States is holding its Annual National Meeting at Macalester College, Friday through Sunday. From the convention website:

2014 will be the 30th anniversary of the first national get-together of Greens which was held in St. Paul at Macalester College. The first national Green organization was founded at that meeting, the decentralized Green Committees of Correspondence, which had the goal of organizing local groups and to work towards a Green political organization.… Read more ...

WRVO Public Media: Green Party Gubernatorial Candidate Wants to Debate Cuomo, Astorino

By Tom Magnarelli

Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for governor, called for a series of debates with Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republican candidate Rob Astorino on a range of issues Wednesday, including job creation. Hawkins was critical of both Republican and Democratic economic policies.

“We have the most unequal distribution of income in the 50 states,” Hawkins said.… Read more ...

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Ralph Nader: ‘Hillary’s Haughty Hyperbole!’

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Last Sunday’s New York Times Book Review section featured a one page interview with Hillary Clinton, author of the just released Hard Choices which brought her a $14 million advance from Viacom’s Simon and Schuster.

My first reaction was “Can anybody believe this?” I’m referring to the replies by Mrs.… Read more ...

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Ralph Nader: Two November Chances for Progressives

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With the Tea Partiers giving the establishment Republican incumbents much ferment in the primaries (or retirement, as in the case of David Brat defeating powerhouse Congressman Eric Cantor in Virginia), what are progressives doing to their corporate-indentured incumbent Democrats? Not much. There are few electoral challengers or pressures directly pushing progressive redirections for our declining political economy, beset with rising poverty and plutocracy.… Read more ...