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Green Party releases newsletter for August 2016


The Green Party of Minnesota released its August 2016 newsletter, the Sunflower Seed, on August 24th, 2016 (via ATPR):

Welcome to the August 2016 issue of the Sunflower Seed! In this issue you will find out how to become a sustaining donor, get a report from the Green Party National Convention, read more about Jill Stein making ballot access and her visit to Minnesota, more on local candidates, and how to get involved at the Minnesota State Fair!… Read more ...

Green Party calls for a cutoff of aid to Saudi Arabia, citing carnage inflicted on Yemen with U.S. arms


Press release from the Green Party, August 29th, 2016:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Green Party is calling for an immediate cutoff of aid to Saudi Arabia and for intense diplomatic pressure to halt the Saudis’ war in Yemen.

“Saudi Arabia is using weapons purchased from the U.S. in a campaign of indiscriminate killing in Yemen, with mass civilian casualties, including children, and attacks on medical facilities,” said Robin Laverne Wilson, New York Green candidate for the U.S.… Read more ...

Mint Press News: Jill Stein -The Term Spoiler Means We Are a Threat to the Establishment

Jill Stein speaking at the Green Party Presidential Candidate Town Hall hosted by the Green Party of Arizona in Mesa, Arizona. March 12, 2016. (Flickr / Gage Skidmore)

Posted to Mint Press News
August 24, 2016

With public opinion showing that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the two most unpopular presidential nominees ever to be nominated by their respective parties, this could be the year of the third party.… Read more ...

Green Party candidate: “A bullet should cost as much as a cigarette”


Scott Summers

The Green Party of Illinois’ U.S. Senate candidate, Scott Summers, posted the following statement on his campaign website on August 15th, 2016:

A bullet should cost as much as a cigarette

The tobacco settlement some years back was based on the premise that smokers, and not U.S. taxpayers as a whole, should be the ones responsible for healthcare costs associated with smoking.… Read more ...

Jill Stein calls for halt to Dakota pipeline construction


Photo: NPR (via Jill2016.com)

Jill Stein press release, August 24th, 2016:

Stein and Baraka call for halt to Dakota Access Pipeline construction, say US must honor treaties with Native Americans

Dr. Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka, Green Party Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates, joined the call for an immediate halt to construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would violate US treaties by endangering the drinking water and sacred sites of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.… Read more ...

Green VP Ajamu Baraka Decries “Intolerable Neglect of Flood Victims in Louisiana”


Ajamu Baraka

From GP.org, August 21st, 2016:

Green Party VP Candidate Ajamu Baraka Decries Intolerable Neglect of Flood Victims in Louisiana

Crucial Context: The Floods in Louisiana

When Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast 11 years ago, the entire world bore witness as the homes of the primarily poor and black residents of the region washed away.… Read more ...

Darcy Richardson: “I believe Jill Stein could be the third place finisher this year”

Darcy Richardson, a political historian and IPR contributor who recently sought the Reform Party’s presidential nomination, was interviewed by the Ric Bratton of TWIA (This Week in America) regarding third party influence in this year’s presidential election. Richardson mentioned that he believes there is a possibility Jill Stein will earn a vote total ten times higher than she received during her 2012 run and possibly even eclipse Gary Johnson for the coveted third place spot this year.… Read more ...

Live stream of Green Party CNN presidential town hall

The CNN town hall featuring Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka starts at 8 PM CST- live stream below:

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Federico Garcia: Why I have not felt the Bern – Reflections on perspectives for the American left


Jill Stein addressing the “Bernie or Bust” crowd outside the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (photo: philly.com)

Federico Garcia is a blogger living in Italy who is interested in American third party politics. He published the following article at the American Third Party Report on August 10th:

The Democratic National Convention of Philadelphia is now in the history, but the most iconic event of the entire meeting has been the Bernie Sanders’ endorsement of Hillary Clinton against all the odds, even after the scandal of DNC leaked emails.… Read more ...

GreenDemSoc: Cornel West’s Epic Speech at the Green Party Convention

By GreenDemSoc, published earlier today at American Third Party Report (the author provides some quotes from Cornel West’s speech to the Green Party’s convention:

“Anytime I can be around freedom fighters who are willing to sacrifice, serve, cut against the grain, and change the world, that’s where I want to be.”

“We understand the difference between a neofascist catastrophe and a neoliberal disaster.”

“….if you’re committed to truth…and the condition of truth is always to allow suffering to speak…and it has to be the suffering of everybody, no matter what corner of the globe, no matter what neighborhood or hood you’re from. Read more ...

Jill Stein wins the Green Party’s presidential nomination


Jill Stein officially won the Green Party’s presidential nomination today at the party’s national convention in Houston, Texas by a landslide. Stein appeared with her VP choice, Ajamu Baraka, on the stage, but the final result was not listed on the screen. This editor compiled a state by state breakdown of the roll call vote and will post it below, in the comments section.… Read more ...

Live stream for the Green Party’s convention

Here is the live stream for the Green Party’s convention proceedings today. The roll call vote for the presidential nomination begins in just a few minutes at 2:15 PM CST, according to the Green Party’s website. From the Green Party’s YouTube channel:

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