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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:

South Carolina Greens Vote for Jill Stein

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.

Connecticut Greens Vote for Jill Stein

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”

Green Party candidates and activists prepare for ‘Occupy May Day’ General Strike

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.

Jill Stein Campaigns Through Southeast This (Past -p) Weekend

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.

Arkansas Student to Run for Congress on Green Party Ticket

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.

Laugenour Launches State Rep Bid in Massachusetts

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]

Jill Stein Would Pardon Bradley Manning (Video)

CA-18: Carol Brouillet Campaign Kickoff This Weekend

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.

Ralph Nader, Rocky Anderson, & Jill Stein

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.

Jill Stein Calls for Legalization of Marijuana at 420 Rally

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.

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  1. Green Party Presidential Candidate: Public College Education Should be Free
    05/02/2012 Reported By: Susan Sharon
    One presidential candidate has made it part of her campaign platform to erase student debt and make college more affordable. In fact, Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein would make enrollment in a public college or university free. It’s all part of what she calls her Green New Deal. Stein was in Maine today for a campaign swing through Portland just two days before the Maine Greens hold their party convention.

  2. Green Party of Maine Annual Convention
    Green Party Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein will address the Annual Convention of the Maine Green-Independent Party at 11:00am on May 5, 2012 live via Skype. For further details, please see:

    Maine Green-Independent Party Annual Convention

    May 05, 2012 at 11:00 AM
    Maine Historical Society
    489 Congress St
    Portland, ME 04101
    Google map and directions
    Nate Shea · 207-284-3358

  3. Green Party Voter Green Party Voter May 1, 2012

    The Green Party in Dr. Jill Stein has it’s best presidential candidate every.

    Dr. Stein has run a “collaborative, intelligent, friendly” campaign. Dr. Stein has pulled new people to the Green Party. Old Greens have returned.

    Rosanne Barr running an intelligent, creative, and also collaborative campaign has broken the national media blackout of the Green Party.

    Rosanne Barr may well assist the Green Party in Georgia. The Green Party could be on the ballot for the first time in Georgia, if Rosanne or friends of Rosanne were to finance a petition drive.

    If Rosanne assists Cynthia Mckinney in getting on the ballot for U.S. Congress – McKinney could become the first Green Party candidate elected to U.S. Congress.

    It’s already a great year for the Green Party.

    And there are new Green Party candidates running for Congress and U.S. Senate across the nation.

    Here’s Dr. Stein on video.

  4. Nick Nick May 1, 2012

    The Green Party, like Constitution and Libertarian, are one of the largest of the third parties. I hope they can do something to further their organization this year.

  5. paulie paulie May 1, 2012

    So you think on the issues Rocky is to the left of Jill Stein?

  6. Deran Deran April 30, 2012

    The article abt Nader and Anderson is utter rubish. Ralph Nader long ago realized he made a terrible strategic error by trying to build an indepedent radical progressive political party via the Green Party. It is the Greens that have never gotten over the disaster of 2004 and 2008.

    Rocky Anderson doesn’t want to be be tainted with the failure and lameness.

    To sugges that the Green Party is in anyway similar to the Left Party or the Left Front is rediculous. In Rutope the Greens are a seperatecentrist conservationist movement hat allies with the neoliberal social democrats. The Left Party et al does not.

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