Tag Archives: Green Papers

Green Party: Time to democratize the Electoral College

 

Greens’ Civil Actions to Democratize the Electoral College Revives a Lost Motive behind the March on Washington

September 17 | Posted by admin | Electoral CollegeGreen Party

by Asa Gordon
Executive Director, Douglass Institute of Government
Chair, DC Statehood Green Party Electoral College Taskforce

Jonathan Yardley’s book review “The Lost motive behind the march” (The Washington Post, Sunday, August 25, 2013, B8) of ‘The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights ‘ by William P.

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Why I Ran: Reflections Of A Green Alderman

Posted on the Green Papers website (an official organ of the Green Party): 

August 13 | Posted by admin | DemocracyGreen Party

by John Halle
Former Green Party Alderman
New Haven, CT

first published by The Progressive Review

John Halle

John Halle

While many of us will shy away from the conversation, a lot of us would probably acknowledge that there needs to be discussion on the effectiveness of the strategies associated with anti-corporate politics.

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Cecile Lawrence: The “I”- Word, the Media and Health Care Reform

Published on the Green Papers, the official organ of the Green Party, on May 28th. 

OpEd News
by Cecile Lawrence

Last Thursday (May 23, 2013), the politically-focused media outlet The Hill reported that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had made the statement that undocumented immigrants who become U.S. citizens under immigration reform will not have access to “Obamacare” or Medicaid [1].… Read more ...

Sasha Brookner: ‘From Blue to Green: Why I Left the Democratic Party’

The Huffington Post
March 21, 2013
by Sasha Brookner

“Of two evils, choose neither.” ~ Charles Spurgeon

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In the 16th century, the Eastern Orthodox Christians had a unique aphorism: “Better the turban than the mitre.” They were referring to the preferable conquer of the Balkans by the Ottoman Turks rather than the Western Roman Catholic empire.… Read more ...

“We Are Far From Having Any Kind Of Democracy In This Country”: An Interview With Cheri Honkala

Published by Green Papers, the official source of articles and press releases from the Green Party, on March 18th.  Cheri Honkala was the 2012 Green Party vice-presidential nominee.

 

An Interview With Cheri Honkala
by Lee Ballinger

Originally published by CounterPunch

Cheri Honkala

Cheri Honkala was born into poverty in Minneapolis in 1963.Read more ...

23 Presidential candidates are on the ballot in at least one state

Ballot Access News reports

This year, 23 presidential candidates are on the ballot in at least one state. That is the highest in U.S. history except for 1992, when there were also 23. Generally there are more such candidates in periods of great public unhappiness.

Here is a list, with the predominant party label for each, and the percentage of the voters that will see their names on the ballot:

Barack Obama, Democratic, 100.0%
John McCain, Republican, 100.0%
Bob Barr, Libertarian, 94.5%
Ralph Nader, independent, 85.2%
Cynthia McKinney, Green, 70.5%
Chuck Baldwin, Constitution, 59.8%
Gloria La Riva, Socialism and Liberation, 26.8%
Roger Calero or his stand-in James Harris, Socialist Workers, 25.0%
Brian Moore, Socialist, 21.5%
Alan Keyes, America’s Independent Party, 18.1%
Charles Jay, Boston Tea, 10.0%
Gene Amondson, Prohibition, 9.6%
Thomas Robert Stevens, Objectivist, 8.0%
Richard Duncan, independent, 4.6%
John Joseph Polachek, New, 4.3%
Jeffrey Boss, Vote Here, 3.0%
Jeffrey Wamboldt, We the People, 2.5%
Ron Paul, Taxpayers/Constitution, 2.0%
Jonathan E.

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