Author Archives: PJO

Stein: Social justice is part of “climate conversation”

Julie Dermansky of DeSmogBlog spoke with Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein about climate change and social justice 10 years after Hurricane Katrina.

In the four-minute segment, Stein said, “You can’t leave social justice out of the climate conversation in New Orleans or anywhere. We must meet human needs at the same time we meet ecological needs.… Read more ...

Maine Greens re-elect secretary, name Rensenbrink to national committee

MaineGreensThe Maine Green Independent Party “has re-elected Sam Chandler, who ran for the Maine House in Portland’s District 36 in 2014, as its secretary,” The Bangor Daily News reports. Chandler “co-chairs Patricia Jackson and Gil Harris, as well as treasurer Mako Bates on the party’s executive committee.”

In addition, the Greens named John Rensenbrink, “who was instrumental in founding the party, to a one-year term on the national Green Party committee and the Green Party International Committee.… Read more ...

Stein campaign criticizes Obama’s approval of Arctic drilling

SteinClimateThe campaign of Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has criticized President Obama’s approval of oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean.

In a statement, the campaign said, “As wildfires burn up and down the drought-stricken West Coast, and new science shows 10 feet of catastrophic sea level rise as soon as 50 years from now, President Obama has just done the unthinkable.… Read more ...

Green candidate submits signatures for Portland, Maine mayoral race

MacMillanMaine Green Independent Party candidate Tom MacMillan has submitted ballot access signatures for his run for mayor of Portland, Maine. The Portland Press-Herald says “he is running, in part, based on his role to place a question on the November ballot asking residents to raise the local minimum wage to $15 per hour.”… Read more ...

Stein to speak at Boston GreenFest Friday

greenfestGreen Party presidential candidate Jill Stein will appear at the 8th Annual Boston GreenFest at Boston City Hall Plaza on Friday afternoon. Stein will speak at 3:45, and will take questions from the audience at 4:30.

Her campaign said, “Come hear Dr. Jill Stein speak at a multicultural environmental music festival with the goal to inform everyone as to the many ways green living can make a positive impact on our world, city, neighborhoods and each of us.”… Read more ...

Green Davis removed from Philadelphia ballot despite court ruling

10436665_1441864652746979_7297081253872166852_nGreen Party of Philadelphia chair Glenn C. Davis has been removed from that city’s November ballot for city commissioner, Ballot Access News reports, “on the grounds that he didn’t have enough signatures.” Davis plans to appeal the ruling.

BAN says the judge “was not moved by the fact that last month, the procedure for checking signatures had been held unconstitutional as applied to Green Party nominees.… Read more ...

Columnist: Greens “after Sanders to run as their party’s nominee”

In his New York Daily News column, Denis Hamill recounts a conversation with his 16-year-old son about the 2016 presidential race.

When his son mentions that an 18-year-old friend, registered as a Green Party voter, is intrigued by the presidential candidacies of Sen. Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, Hamill writes, “The Green Party has been after Sanders to run as their party’s nominee.… Read more ...

Stein: Greens offer “only political alternative”, sees “fighting chance” to open CPD debates

Earlier this month, Occupy.com interviewed Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein “to discuss her 2016 campaign, the policies she’s labeling her Green New Deal, her take on the Black Lives Matter movement, and what’s changed for the Green Party since 2012.”

Stein discussed her strategy for getting into the general election debates if she wins the Green nomination, saying, “We’ve filed a court case against the Commission on Presidential Debates and there is actually a fighting chance that we can open up the debates because they’re breaking the law.… Read more ...

Philadelphia Green Party candidate faces petition challenge despite court ruling

Ballot Access News reports that Glenn C. Davis, Green Party candidate for Philadelphia city commissioner, is facing a petition challenge “even though on July 24, 2015, a U.S. District Court struck down Pennsylvania’s challenge procedures as applied to the Constitution, Green, and Libertarian parties.”

Davis is the chair of the Green Party of Philadelphia.… Read more ...

Webber secures funding for Honkala film “Flesh and Blood”

Actor/director Mark Webber announced Friday that he has passed the $50,000 Kickstarter funding mark for a film about his mother Cheri Honkala, who was the 2012 Green Party vice presidential nominee.

In a video message, Webber says the film will be called Flesh and Blood and will feature Honkala as well as Webber and his brother.… Read more ...

Now Age Press interviews Stein

Craig Gordon of Now Age Press interviewed Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein in a segment running 24 minutes.

Stein discusses the similarities and differences between her campaign and that of independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is seeking the Democratic nomination. Stein also discusses healthcare, the environment, economic inequality, and other issues.… Read more ...