Category Archives: Green Party

Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader: ‘Mainstream Media: Who Gets On and Who Does Not’

Ralph Nader at blog.nader.org:

Over the years, discussions about whom the mainstream media gives voice to and whom it excludes are far too general. Editors bristle at the notion that they are anything but fair and objective. Sure, they concede that reporters miss stories, but appearances of bias or censorship, they say, are more likely due to laziness.… Read more ...

Green Party: Obama’s Trade Deal Promotion Undermines Fight Against Climate Change

From the Green Party website:

Green Party leaders urged Congress to reject President Obama’s call for fast-track authority for passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The President urged Congress to grant him such power when he delivered his 2015 State of the Union address on January 20.… Read more ...

UK Greens congratulate Syriza on victory in Greek election

greenparty.org.uk via Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

GREEN Party MEPs Keith Taylor and Molly Scott Cato have issued a joint statement this morning after Syriza won yesterday’s General Election in Greece.

The Greek Ecologist Green Party, part of the European Green Party, took part in a joint election campaign with Syriza, which now sees them join a left coalition government in Greece.… Read more ...

Chicago Green Party Hosts Mayoral Forum

From DNAinfo Chicago:

Mayoral candidates vowed to get Chicago back on track during the Green Party’s mayoral forum at the Second Unitarian Church in Lakeview Saturday.

Ald. Robert Fioretti (2nd),William “Dock” Walls and Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia tackled education, tax-increment financing reform and environmental issues during the forum at the church, 656 W.… Read more ...

Wisconsin Greens Call for Moratorium on Tar Sands Expansion

From the Wisconsin Green Party website:

Enbridge Energy, the corporation responsible for the largest inland oil spill in American history (dumping an estimated 1 million gallons of tar sands sludge into the Kalamazoo River system), is attempting to expand its pipeline system in Wisconsin to carry more tar sands than the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.… Read more ...

George F. Will Column on Possible Independent Run by Bernie Sanders

George Will

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

George F. Will has this column about U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, and the possibility that he will run for president outside the two major parties. Will says Sanders has said he might have trouble getting on ballots, and then chides Sanders, saying George Wallace got on in 1968 in all states even though Wallace had a “miniscule” budget.… Read more ...

Maryland Green Party Supports Senate Bill 29, Calls For State-Wide Fracking Ban

From the Maryland Green Party website:

The Maryland Green Party supports Senate Bill 29 and calls for a state-wide ban on the practice of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) for natural gas.

The Green Party supports the idea – as Senate Bill 29 states – that “a person may not engage in the hydraulic fracturing of a well for the exploration or production of natural gas in the state” of Maryland.… Read more ...

Ballot Access News: Newspaper Article Illustrates Some Quirks of Massachusetts Election Law

united-independentFrom Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

This article about the ballot-qualified United Independent Party contains some interesting details about Massachusetts election law. It says that individuals can only give $1,500 to an unqualified party, but that an individual can give $15,000 to a qualified political party.

It also says that if the United Independent Party can increase its registration to 1% of the state total by the end of 2015, then the party’s qualified status will continue into 2018.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader: Obama’s State of the Union—Swings and Misses

Ralph Nader at blog.nader.org:

The President’s State of the Union Addresses are rarely focused. They are written by numerous speechwriters and put through many drafts, each reflecting the urgings by interested parties to have their issues mentioned. Often, this makes the speech sound like a grab bag of lists.

But once up on the teleprompter before a joint session of Congress and a thousand reporters and commentators, the speech becomes a signaling presentation by what the President says, how the President says it and what the President does not say.… Read more ...

Green Party of New York State: Sheldon Silver Should Resign

From the Green Party of New York State website:

The Green Party of NY State (GPNYS) said today that the arrest of Sheldon Silver on corruption charges was just the latest in an Albany “tradition” of lawmakers leaving the State Legislature in handcuffs and not election night losses. “Speaker Silver should resign immediately both because of the long and egregious nature of his behavior and his part in compromising the work of the Moreland Commission as its investigations came closer to his secret deals” said Ramon Jimenez, 2014 Green Party Attorney General candidate.… Read more ...

Green Party Responses to State of the Union Online for Viewing, Downloading

Jill Stein

Press release from the Green Party website:

Comments by guests aired during the Green Party’s response to President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address have been placed online in video and audio format and may be viewed and downloaded.

Videos of the eight guests are posted here: http://tinyurl.com/greenplaylist-2015sotu

The Green Party of the United States broadcast its “People’s State of the Union” on Tuesday, January 20 on the party’s Livestream channel (http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus).… Read more ...

Green Shadow Cabinet: Republicans Change Rules, Democrats Change Stripes

From Jack Rasmus at the Green Shadow Cabinet:

Originally posted at teleSUR

As Republicans in Congress successfully change the rules, Obama and Democrats will try to change their stripes.

This week President Obama will make another ‘State of the Union’ (SOTU) annual address to Congress. In his SOTU addresses in recent years his comments were typically cautious, careful not to convey or promise too much in terms of new initiatives that would benefit those left behind in the so-called US economic recovery.… Read more ...