Author Archives: Ross Levin

Minneapolis Green City Councilor Cam Gordon working to lessen impact of police racial profiling

Photo credit: Tony Webster

As reported by the Daily Minnesotan, Cam Gordon, the Green City Councilor representing District 2 in Minneapolis, has introduced a bill to repeal “lurking” and “spitting” as arrestable crimes.  Gordon is also working to obtain data from the city’s police force on the racial dynamics of policing in Minneapolis.… Read more ...

Green Party of New York State calls for end to ‘LLC loophole’ allowing $150,000 political donations

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From the Green Party of New York State:

Albany – The New York State Green Party said today that the Commissioners of the New York State Board of Elections should move immediately to close the infamous “LLC Loophole” that allows limited liability corporations to skirt corporate campaign finance laws and donate $150,000 a year to candidates.… Read more ...

Dennis Trainor, Jr. of Acronym TV hired as Jill Stein for President communications director

Dennis Trainor, Jr. interviewing Dr. Jill Stein on Acronym TV, which aired on Free Speech TV and online

Yesterday Dennis Trainor, Jr. sent out the following email to subscribers of Acronym TV:

Friends:

Acronym TV, which had been on hiatus, is officially shutting down production.

I have been offered, and have proudly accepted, the job of Communications Director for Jill Stein for President.… Read more ...

2012 Green VP candidate Cheri Honkala challenges standardized testing in Philadelphia schools

2012 Green VP candidate and PPEHRC National Coordinator Cheri Honkala shared this photo on her Facebook page recently.

In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Green Party’s 2012 Vice Presidential candidate is taking a leading role in public school parents’ challenges to high stakes standardized testing.  Cheri Honkala, the parent of a child in the Philadelphia public school system, is also the national coordinator of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign.… Read more ...

Portland, ME Green Party announces ballot initiative campaign for $15/hour minimum wage

Greens campaign for $15/hour minimum wage in Portland, ME.

From the Portland Press Herald:

Portland Greens, meanwhile, are “dismayed” that Brennan’s proposed minimum wage would still make it difficult for people to afford to live in Portland, according to a press release.

The Greens are seeking to establish a so-called living wage of $15 an hour through a citywide referendum.

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Freedom Socialist Party: ‘No Justice Without Radical Change’


The death of Michael Brown fueled protests against racist cops in Ferguson, Mo., including this one on Aug. 22, 2014. Scott Olson / Getty Images

 

Read the full article at the Freedom Socialist Party website.

February-March 2015 – Volume 36, No. 1

No justice without radical change

Monica Hill
February 2015

“No Justice, No Peace!” This ringing slogan is close to the hearts of protesters marching against police abuse in Black and Latino communities in the USA.

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Constitution Party of Wisconsin opposes gaming on Menominee Native American reservation

In the midst of a legal battle over a new casino in Wisconsin, the state’s Constitution Party issued a short but forceful statement opposing the casino.  This places the Party on the side of Governor Scott Walker, who this past week refused to approve the casino, and against the Menominee tribe’s efforts to open the casino.  … Read more ...

Lt. Gov. candidate Brian Jones on 2014 Green campaign in NY: ‘Building a strong, independent political movement is the hard work that lies before us’

Brian Jones was the Green Party candidate for Lieutenant Governor in New York in 2014.  Together with gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins, Jones received almost 5 percent of the vote, in one of the most well-organized and visible Green Party campaigns in 2014.  In a post on the leftist website The Jacobin, Jones reflects on running an openly socialist campaign that sought to create an independent, working class alternative to the two major parties.… Read more ...

Green for Governor in NY Howie Hawkins nearly triples 2010 vote, places well ahead of Working Families Party

One of the Green Party’s most active and visible campaigns in 2014 was Howie Hawkins’ Green campaign for Governor of New York (with anti-school-privatization activist Brian Jones as his Lt. Governor candidate).  With the results nearly entirely in, he has received about five percent of the vote with almost 175,000 votes. … Read more ...

2012 Green VP Candidate Arrested Protesting Philadelphia School Budget Cuts

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Photo Credit: Harvey Finkle

Earlier this month, during a protest against school budget cuts Philadelphia police arrested Cheri Honkala, the Green Party’s 2012 Green Party Vice Presidential Candidate and National Coordinator of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign.  Honkala’s son attended the Moffett Elementary School, a Philadelphia elementary school that is scheduled to be closed, and was joined by a group of parents, students, and school district staff. … Read more ...

Jill Stein announces Cheri Honkala as her choice for VP

CBS News is reporting, in an interview with her, that Green Party presumptive presidential nominee Jill Stein has announced her choice for the party’s vice presidential candidate, to be approved at this week’s convention in Baltimore.  Cheri Honkala is the Stein campaign’s choice, a poor people’s advocate based in Philadelphia and the national coordinator of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign.… Read more ...

Philadelphia newspaper covers recent ballot access, and related corruption, history in PA

Philadelphia Weekly, a paper which has not been unkind in its coverage of the Green Party of Philadelphia, recently published a piece covering Democratic primary ballot access, ballot access for third parties, ballot access reform efforts, and convictions of Democratic lawmakers related to keeping Ralph Nader off the ballot in 2004, among other things.  … Read more ...