Tag Archives: Mayor Bloomberg

Green Party editorial: Andrew Cuomo Wants Your Child To Compete In The Hunger Games

An opinion piece by Michael O’Neil, Secretary of the Green Party of New York State:

Editorial: Andrew Cuomo Wants Your Child To Compete In The Hunger Games

Kids from rich and poor districts compete against each other in a high-stakes game designed to reinforce a rigid class system. The plot to Suzanne Collins’ smash hit The Hunger Games, or Governor Andrew Cuomo’s new scheme for $200 million in “competitive school grants”?… Read more ...

Green Party NYS: Gov’s State-of-State does little for 99% of New Yorkers

Repost from onthewilderside, based on a post at GPNYS/Green Party of New York State:

Governor Cuomo’s agenda for 2012 is designed to maintain the power and wealth of the 1%, promoting austerity rather than prosperity for the vast majority of New Yorkers.

“We need a Green New Deal, financed through progressive taxes.… Read more ...

Green Party says: Eviction of Wall Street Occupation Exposes Mayor’s Corporate Collusion

Note: An unofficial, but fairly authoritative link to the Occupy Wall Street happenings is www.occupywallst.org

For Immediate Release 11/15/2011

Contact:
Michael O’Neil, Green Party NYC
michael AT greenpartynyc DOT org

Peter LaVenia, Co-Chair Green Party NY State
chair2 AT gpny DOT org

Eviction of Wall Street Occupation Exposes Mayor’s Corporate Collusion, Says Green Party

NEW YORK–The Green Party continues to stand with the nationwide Occupation movement, in the face of the NYPD’s raid on the Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park during the early hours of the morning.… Read more ...

Green Party and Working Families Party to defend Occupy Wall Street from eviction

Occupy Wall Street has been occupying Liberty Square/Zucotti Park for over three weeks. Mayor Bloomberg and the owner of the park have threatened to force demonstrators to leave for a cleaning, and after the cleaning, to not allow any sleeping bags or personal items on the ground after that time. The demonstrators are basically being threatened with eviction early tomorrow morning.… Read more ...

Nader makes a list of potential presidential candidates

(excerpt from) Politico
Ralph Nader pines for Michael Bloomberg, Jim Hightower, others
By Alexander Burns | 10/11/11 12:46 PM EDT

…In a video interview, Nader said Bloomberg’s money would make it possible for him to take a stand against the two-party system…

“I’d like to see Bloomberg run. I’d like to see Jim Hightower run.

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Bronx Greens: Green Party teachers to apply for Cathie Black’s position at Hearst Magazines

posted at The Green Light
Green Party Teachers to Apply for Cathie Black’s Position as Chair of Hearst Magazines
November 27, 2010

Greens Oppose Black’s Nomination, Launches Campaign to Restore Community Control of Schools

What: Teachers to Apply for Cathie Black’s job at Heart Magazine; Greens Launch Campaign to Restore Community Control of Public Education

Who: Green Party, teachers and ex-teachers and their supporters

When: Tuesday, November 30th, 11:00 am

Where: In front of Hearst Tower, 300 West 57th St.

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Washington Post Columnist Calls for Centrist Third Party Movement

From Matt Miller at the Washington Post via Third Party and Independent Daily:

I’m a Clinton White House alum who had hoped President Obama could usher in the debate we need. It’s hardly all his fault that we’re not there, but I’m convinced the parties’ interest groups and “thought police” make real progress impossible without a new force that shakes things up.

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Mike Bloomberg: “Independent President Would Be More Effective than Democrat or Republican”

From the Washington Post via TPID:

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an independent who has considered running for president, declared Monday that an independent has a better chance at succeeding in the White House than a Republican or a Democrat . . . at Harvard University on Monday he endorsed the idea of an independent in the White House.… Read more ...

Mike’s 750G aide probed: (Bloomberg and Independence Party in NY)

(excerpt from) The NY Post
by David Seifman

A top campaign adviser to Mayor Bloomberg — who won’t explain how he spent $750,000 of the mayor’s money — is now the target of a grand-jury probe.

Sources said last night that Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. is summoning witnesses before a panel examining what John Haggerty Jr.

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NYC: Candidate contributions are campaign expenditures

In New York State, there is “fusion”, where a candidate can be on a major party ballot line, as well as on a third party ballot line. This new decision, made by the New York City Campaign Finance Board, will most likely affect how third parties interact with candidates in New York City races.… Read more ...