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Barry Commoner, environmental scientist and former third party candidate, dies at 95

(excerpt from) The Huffington Post
Barry Commoner, Pioneering Environmental Scientist and Activist, Dies at 95

Barry Commoner, a pioneering environmental scientist and activist, died Sunday (9/30/2102) at age 95…

…Many Americans embraced Commoner’s ideas about workplace hazards, nuclear power plants, and recycling. But he grew frustrated by the influence of corporate America over both political parties and by the failure of the mainstream environmental movement to join forces with other progressive movements to heed his warnings and challenge the basic tenets of the free-market system.

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Third Party political report back from D. Eris, including notes on incident at Air and Space Museum

D. Eris’s full story, with videos, is very worth reading. Go to it at Poli-Tea: here.

(excerpt from)
Occupation Protest in Washington DC Continues, Demonstrators Pepper Sprayed inside Air and Space Museum

from Poli-Tea

Demonstrations inspired by the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protest took place in cities across the country on Saturday.… Read more ...

Wangari Maathai, Kenyan Green Party founder and Nobel Peace Prize winner, passes away at age 71

Wangari Muta Maathai (1940-2011)

It is with great sadness that the family of Professor Wangari Maathai announces her passing away on 25th September, 2011, at the Nairobi Hospital, after a prolonged and bravely borne struggle with cancer. Her loved ones were with her at the time.

Professor Maathai’s departure is untimely and a very great loss to all who knew her—as a mother, relative, co-worker, colleague, role model, and heroine; or who admired her determination to make the world a more peaceful, healthier, and better place.… Read more ...

Elizabeth May becomes first Green elected as MP in Canada

from Green Party Watch
In May 2 Federal Elections in Canada, Elizabeth May became the first Green Party candidate elected as a Member of Parliament

Elizabeth May, 56, has been the leader of the Green Party of Canada since 2006, vowing to raise the Green Party’s profile in Canada, particularly in the nationally televised debates.

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