From Mary McIlory at the Peace and Freedom Party website:
It is understandable that so many working class people are “Feeling the Bern.” Self-described democratic socialist Bernie Sanders, the independent Senator from Vermont currently seeking the Democratic Party nomination for President, says a lot of things that resonate with us.… Read more ...
From Peter Orvetti at Green Party Watch:
In a French-language piece published at Mediapart.fr, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein criticizes the U.S. political system and the presidential campaigns of the Democratic and Republican parties.
Stein said the candidates are either backed by billionaires or are billionaires themselves, and that they are beholden to banks, arms merchants, and the oil industry.… Read more ...
PJO @ GPW:
The Young Greens Youth Caucus Steering Committee said via email that the Caucus “is looking for Young Greens to take on leadership responsibility and to serve” on the committee. Applications are being accepted through January 15 via the Young Greens website.
The purpose of the Youth Caucus is to
Educate youth about Green politics and recruit more youth to the Green Party
Give youth Greens a voice within the GPUS
Provide educational and organizational resources for Campus Greens and Young Greens groups
Provide resources to caucus members to allow greater youth representation at Green Party related events
From Peter Orvetti at Green Party Watch:
Green Party of Louisiana activist Stewart Eastman tells The New Orleans Times-Picayune, “The New Year’s resolution of the Green Party of St. Tammany is to recruit and run a candidate for Congress this year for the first time.”
Eastman said, “Last year our Green candidate got about four percent of the vote in St.… Read more ...
Press release from the Ohio Green Party:
The Ohio Green Party and the Cuyahoga County Green Party today have joined the call of activists for the resignation of Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty.
The recent acquittal of the officers involved in the death of 12 year old Tamir Rice, who was killed within seconds of officers arrival on scene in November of 2014, is a travesty of justice. … Read more ...
From the Green Party website:
The Maine Green Independent Party supports the Penobscot Nation’s effort to protect the Penobscot River waterways as their recognized territory, and condemns the ruling handed down by U.S. District Court Judge George Singal on Dec. 17. After hearing arguments in the Penobscot Nation v.… Read more ...
Posted to Green Party Watch by Peter Orvetti:
I did not intend it but my life has been a living dialectic. Raised in a family of both academic and political background, I sustained myself with academic work for a half century but interspersed that livelihood with what I felt were necessary forays into the real world of politics.… Read more ...
From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:
Jill Stein, the only presidential candidate other than Martin O’Malley who is actively working to qualify for primary season matching funds, has now met the legal requirement in 13 states. Candidates must raise at least $5,000 from each of 20 states.… Read more ...
December 29th, 2015 – from GP.org via ATPR:
Recently, my family went to watch The Big Short which is a movie about the mortgage industry. The movie showed the banking industry selling collections of mortgages without knowing what they were worth. When the banking industry got in trouble, they asked the government for money.… Read more ...
SAN DIEGO — The First 2016 Green Presidential Candidates Forum will take place in San Diego, Saturday afternoon January 23, 2016; held from 3-6 pm at the Grassroots Oasis activist space (a ten minute walk from historic Old Town San Diego.)
Hosted by the Green Party of California and co-sponsored by the Presidential Campaign Support Committee of the Green Party of the United States (GPUS), the Forum will feature four candidates seeking the Green Party of the United States presidential nomination – Darryl Cherney, William Kreml, Kent Mesplay and Jill Stein.… Read more ...
Ian Wilder at onthewilderside.com:
A New Electoral Politics is Possible
Ian Wilder and Prez Candidate Cynthia McKinney.
This article is meant to explore an alternative to what is given as a quadrennial binary choice of either attacking a progressive Democratic Presidential candidate or an imminent existential dilemma of Green Party closing shop and submitting to him.… Read more ...
PJO at GPW:
In a year-end editorial recounting some of its best editorial table interviews of 2015, Minnesota’s St. Paul Pioneer Press writes, “Among the best conversations of the campaign cycle was the one we had with Rashad Turner, the leader of the Black Lives Matter St. Paul movement. He ran with Green Party endorsement as a write-in candidate [for St.… Read more ...