Category Archives: Green Party

Ralph Nader: ‘Dick Gregory deserves serious biographers and a civic institution to further his work and inspire posterity’

Ralph Nader at blog.nader.org:

The loss of justice-fighter, satirist Dick Gregory, at age 84 was received with cries from his friends that “he was one of a kind.” No one showed up, here and abroad where people in severe crises needed empathy and support, more than Dick Gregory. He fasted to dangerous personal levels to attract attention to those deprived and oppressed who were striving for justice.

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Brian Irving: ‘A Radical Solution to the Redistricting Farce’

Brian Irving at Liberty Point. Irving is the past chair of the Libertarian Party of North Carolina.

The first speaker at yesterday’s redistricting hearings accused the Republicans of “acting like Nazis” and later speakers called them white supremacists. Fortunately, most of the other speakers, while passionate in the opposition, were more rational.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: ‘Barack Obama: What’s He Waiting For?’

Ralph Nader at blog.nader.org:

The most popular Democratic leader by far is still former President Barack Obama. Despite this popularity, many of the signature accomplishments of his modest legacy are being brutishly unraveled – being repealed , suspended or slated for extinction – by the Trumpsters. Donald Trump seems to revel in the destruction of consumer, investor, environmental, work and public land protections and standards.… Read more ...

Sacramento Bee Covers Proposed Initiative to Repeal California Top-Two

Angela Hart in the Sacramento Bee (H/T Ballot Access News):

Frustrated that Democrats dominate elective office in California, a Republican eyeing a 2018 run against Sen. Dianne Feinstein wants to repeal the state’s top-two primary system that he says shuts out Republicans and disproportionately propels left-wing Democrats into office.… Read more ...

Green Party of Philadelphia Calls for Removal of Frank Rizzo Statue

GP.org:

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – Earlier this month, white supremacists protested against the removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, VA, where they killed Heather Heyer and injured dozens of others. These events highlight the urgent need to examine and eradicate racism in our culture and institutions.… Read more ...

Kaper-Dale Campaign Protests NJ Water Crisis

On Wednesday, August 16th, the Kaper-Dale for Governor campaign announced that Milltown and Newark, two New Jersey cities, has equal to or higher water lead toxicity levels than Flint, Michigan. The event where this announcement was made was held at the NJ Department of Environmental Protection in Trenton, New Jersey. Workers and passersby stopped to witness and join the rally.… Read more ...

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 ...