Category Archives: Green Party

Green Party Places a Statewide Judicial Nominee on Pennsylvania 2017 Ballot

Ballot Access News:

Pennsylvania holds statewide partisan elections for judicial offices on November 7, 2017. Voters will be asked to vote for four candidates for Superior Court, which is a statewide office. The Green Party petitioned for Jules Mermelstein for that office, and submitted 4,300 signatures. The requirement for that office for general election petitions is 2,500.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: ‘The 16 Year War in Afghanistan – Headlines Tell the Story’

Ralph Nader at blog.nader.org:

Since 2001 the US has been at War in Afghanistan – the longest war in US history. Headlines concisely tell the story of this cruel boomeranging quagmire of human violence and misery. Below are some newspaper headlines from 2010 to the present to show that a militarized foreign policy without Congress exercising its Constitutional duties and steadfast public engagement will drift on, costing our soldiers’ lives and limbs, nearly three-quarters of a trillion taxpayer dollars, hundreds of thousands of Afghani lives and millions of refugees, with no end in sight.… Read more ...

Green Party: International law prohibits preemptive U.S. military action against North Korea and other countries

WASHINGTON, D.C.Green Party leaders said today that threats of preemptive strikes and military intervention are placing the U.S. in the role of aggressor nation and undermining any chance of maintaining peace and international security.

North Korea, Iran, and Venezuela have been the targets of recent belligerent threats from the Trump administration.… Read more ...

Philadelphia Magazine Story on Upcoming Trial on Green-Republican Lawsuit

Ballot Access News:

Philadelphia Magazine and WURD radio have this story about the upcoming trial in Little v Vasquez, the lawsuit over the March 2017 special election for state representative in Philadelphia’s 197th state house district. The case is in federal court and has a trial on September 13 at 2 p.m.… Read more ...

Green Party urges prosecution of white supremacist groups for domestic terrorism in the wake of racist violence in Charlottesville

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WASHINGTON, D.C.The Green Party of the United States is calling for vigorous prosecution of white supremacist groups responsible for the violence, injuries, and deaths that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, August 12.

Greens said that the violence inflicted on anti-racist counter-protesters, including a car driven into a crowd that killed one person and injured more than two dozen others, was a deliberate act of domestic terrorism.… Read more ...

Ohio Green Party responds to Charlottesville

GP.org:

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The Ohio Green Party unequivocally condemns the attack on anti-racist and anti-fascist protesters yesterday in Charlottesville, Virginia and are saddened by the death and injuries. The Green Party is an anti-racist organization continually working to create a just and fair society for all. The Green Party fully supports the fundamental right of counter-protesters to free speech, freedom of assembly and redress of grievances.… Read more ...

IPR owner Warren Redlich to run for President in 2020?

Commenting at The Jack News article on prospective 2020 LP candidates for POTUS IPR owner Warren Redlich writes:

You left me out. The “Stop Wasting Money” campaign is coming. 🙂

I haven’t asked Mr. Redlich whether he was serious, but the entire series is highly speculative so in covering this series of articles at The Jack News for IPR I have decided to expand the series, as a bonus to our readers.… Read more ...

Green Party of New York Publishes Open Letter to Schumer and Gillibrand Opposing Israel Anti-Boycott Act – S.72

Green Party of New York State
http://www.gpny.org

Dear Senator,

As co-chairs of the Green Party of New York, we write today in opposition to S.720, the Anti-Israel Boycott Act. The Green Party is committed to defending the civil right of freedom of speech, including the right to protest. We are also advocates of a foreign policy based on self-determination and human rights for all oppressed peoples.… Read more ...

Nationwide Libertarian voter registration now above 500,000

Ballot Access News:

The new national registration totals for the United States, in the 32 jurisdictions in which the voter registration form asks the applicant to choose a party, are:

Democratic 44,706,349 (40.30%)
Republican 32,807,417 (29.57%)
independent & misc. 30,818,334 (27.78%)
Libertarian 511,277 (.46%)
Green 258,683 (.23%)
Constitution 97,893 (.09%)
Working Families 52,748 (.05%)
Reform 5,204 (.00+%)
other parties 1,684,317 (1.52%)

The number of registered voters in the 32 jurisdictions with partisan registration is 110,942,222.

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Utah Green Party Hosts Dr. Stein; Elects New Officers

Newly elected Utah Green Party officers and Dr. Stein.  From left to right: Jessica Bronson (co-secretary), Kimberly Bain (co-secretary), Dr. Stein, Brendan Hobbz-Phillips (past co-Chair), Ashlee Phillips (co-Chair), Edward Bodily (co-Chair), Dee Lynn,  Jeremy Wolf (co-treasurer), Matt Styles (co-treasurer).

Using the following Range Voting System, the Green Party of Utah elected a new slate of officers to one-year terms.… Read more ...

Bitcoin Bifurcation, Third Parties, and Legal Issues

Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies are surging in value, at least for the moment. That is also causing a surge in attention.

Governments are wary of cryptocurrencies for the same reasons that libertarians love them. As Wikipedia puts it:

In centralized banking and economic systems such as the Federal Reserve System, corporate boards or governments control the supply of currency by printing units of fiat money or demanding additions to digital banking ledgers.

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Ralph Nader: ‘Schooling for Myths and Powerlessness’

Ralph Nader at the Nader Page (blog.nader.org):

All over America, school children are completing another academic year before their summer vacation. This invites the questions, what did they learn and what did they do with what they learned?

I’m not talking about their test scores, nor the latest fads in rebranding education, like the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) curriculum that de-emphasizes the first two thirds of the old mantra – reading, writing and arithmetic.… Read more ...