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Since I don’t have time to post all these articles separately I’ll just round up the most recent article headlines …
From Green Party Watch:
The South Carolina Green Party this weekend voted to allocate 7 of their 8 Delegates to Jill Stein. The eighth Delegate was allocated to Roseanne Barr. Jill Stein has now won 11 of 11 State Green Party primaries and conventions.
The Green Party of Connecticut, which has 10 Delegates to the Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention, voted to give 8 of those to Jill Stein. The other two are “uncommitted delegates”
WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party members will participate in the May 1 General Strike organized by the Occupy Movement and the May 1 Coalition and will join thousands of union members, students, immigrants, and others across the US in the first national strike in the nation’s history, with simultaneous strikes in other countries.
Rallies, marches, and picket lines are planned for over 115 cities to assert the rights of working people and democracy, in the face of growing power of financial elites over government and the lives of the “99 percent” and the threat this represents to the future of the US.
Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein is campaigning this weekend in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida this weekend, in conjunction with State Party Conventions in the Carolinas.
The Arkansas State University Herald today reports that graduate student Jacob Holloway will be running for Congress in the 1st District. Holloway, 25, worked on Abel Tomlinson’s 2008 campaign for Congress. That year, Tomlinson won 58,000 votes (21%) in a head to head match up with Republican incumbent John Boozeman. There was no Democrat in that race. Holloway ran for Jonesboro City Council in 2010, and was involved with bringing the OWS movement to Jonesboro, AR in 2011.
Lee Scott Laugenour, who took 18% in a race for the Massachusetts State Legislature in 2010, is running again in 2012.
[There is a post about a video interview with Roseanne Barr, but the video seems to be down -p]
Green Party Congressional Candidate Carol Brouillet is holding a campaign kick-off party on Saturday, April 28 from 3 – 10pm at the Willow Park Condo clubhouse at 500 W. Middlefield Road in Mountain View. Confirmed guests include luminaries from the activist community including Cindy Sheehan, Peter Phillips, Richard Gage, Paul Rea, and Mary Ann Thomas. Music will be provided by Rebecca Cross, Vic Sadot, Jeremy Goodfeather, and Brian Wallace.
William Kaufman has an insightful article posted at Dissident Voice called “Ralph Nader, Rocky Anderson, and the Green Party: A Political Un-Love Story.”
The context of the article is Ralph Nader’s recent voice of support for Rocky Anderson’s Independent Presidential Campaign given Anderson’s centrist platform and Jill Stein’s solid progressive campaign.
In a speech to tens of thousands of marijuana reform advocates at the 420 rally in Denver, Colorado, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein took the Obama administration to task for its continuing assault on medical marijuana clinics in California, Colorado and other states.
More stories at Green Party Watch