Tag Archives: Ben Manski

Green Shadow Cabinet mobilizes against White House Cabinet on Syria

Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Jill Stein speaks out for non-violent U.S. role in Syria

As the White House seeks authorization from Congress for illegal, aggressive war by the United States, polling continues to show that the majority of the American people oppose the use of our military to “punish” the Syrian government. Meanwhile, members of the Green Shadow Cabinet are working in concert with others in the peace movement to turn public opinion into political consequences.

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Green Shadow Cabinet Now Hiring for Green Action USA

Thursday, July 11, 2013
Ben Manski, White House Chief of Staff

Green Action USA and the Green Shadow Cabinet seek dedicated, personable, experienced, and skillful social change agents to manage Green Action, Inc., d/b/a Green Action USA, a new 501(c)4 organization promoting practices that lead to a more ecological, just, peaceful, and democratic society and to carry forward the Green Shadow Cabinet, a project of Green Action USA.

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Green Shadow Cabinet: Obama’s misuse of AUMF is unconstitutional, unconscionable

Published on the Green Shadow Cabinet’s website: http://greenshadowcabinet.us/.

May 21, 2013
Leah Bolger & Ben Manski

The following is a joint statement of Green Shadow Cabinet officers Leah Bolger, Secretary of Defense, and Ben Manski, Chief of Staff, regarding the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (2001 AUMF):

This past Thursday, Obama administration officials testifying before the U.S.… Read more ...

Videos From Green Campaign Schools Now Up

From a Green Party Watch post May 2nd: 

From Jill Stein for President:

Our spring wave of Green Campaign Schools are done, and thanks to you, nearly 500 people took part in our regional trainings across the country, in Minnesota and Massachusetts, Oregon and Texas, New York and California. Thanks to Craig Seeman, we have videos of a number of the sessions at the New York City campaign school, and have provided those for viewing and showing on our website.… Read more ...

Green Shadow Cabinet resists drones in Empire State

RELEASE: Green Shadow Cabinet resists drones in Empire State 
Thursday, April 25, 2013


(SYRAC– USE) Members of the newly formed Green Shadow Cabinet, an independent voice in U.S. politics representing the views of super majorities of the American people that are ignored by the corporate duopoly, will be participating in this weekend’s anti-drones convergence in Syracuse NY called “Resisting Drones, Global War and Empire,” April 26th – 28th.

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Green Party Releases New Website Design And Announces Formation of Green “Shadow Cabinet”

Green Party has released its brand new website design:


On Earth Day “Another Government is Possible”

(Distributed by the Green Party of the United States, http://www.gp.org)

Monday, April 22, 2013

Green Shadow Cabinet Begins Operations This Week
Green Shadow Cabinet: http://www.greenshadowcabinet.us

Dr. Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala, the 2012 Green Party presidential and vice-presidential nominees, marked the beginning of Earth Week by announcing a new Green Shadow Cabinet that will serve as an independent voice in U.S.… Read more ...

Jill Stein Joins Liberty Tree Foundation To Help Fight For Election Reform

— Forwarded message ———-
From: “Dr. Jill Stein” <HQ@jillstein.org>
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:22:34 +0000
Subject: I’m on board. Let’s change the game.

I’m happy to let you know that the next chapter in life includes
joining the board of the Liberty Tree Foundation, an extremely
exciting and effective 501©3 not-for-profit founded by my campaign
manager, Ben Manski, in 2004.  … Read more ...

Labor and student activists join Jill Stein’s campaign for the Green Party nomination as Associate Campaign Manager and National Field Director

From Jill Stein’s website:

Jill Stein for President is extremely pleased to welcome Anthony Prince and Erika Wolf to Jill Stein’s 2012 Green Party presidential campaign staff.

Prince, a lifelong labor organizer and labor attorney will serve as Associate Campaign Manager, and will have primary oversight of the campaign’s ballot access drive.… Read more ...

Chris Rickert: A good time to consider third-party alternatives

From Madison.com:

Ben Manski, the Green Party candidate who lost his bid for a West Side Madison Assembly seat to Democrat Brett Hulsey last year, has great ideas for opening up the political system and correctly identifies the existing redistricting process as “an incumbency protection racket.”

But on the collective bargaining issue, Democrats are on his side, and the current conflict should not be about “building any party at the expense of progress,” he said.

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Update from Richmond, CA: Green mayor helps uphold ban on chain restaurants, encourages constitutional amendment, and more

Richmond, CA is the largest city in the United States with a Green mayor.  Her name is Gayle McLaughlin, she was reelected recently, and Richmond Confidential has an update on a few recent votes that she was involved in (read the full story here):

After voting last month to approve a moratorium on chain restaurants in Point Richmond, city council members voted 5-0 last night to deny a permit to open a Subway restaurant in Point Richmond, saying that it was not compatible with the quaint and historic nature of the neighborhood, which is protected in the city’s General Plan…

Later in the evening, the council turned its focus from the issues facing one neighborhood to the national stage, and adopted a resolution “to free democracy from corporate control.”

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Wisconsin Green Ben Manski on CNBC advocates taxing the rich, keeping tuition low, among other things

Below, starting at about 6:30, is a video of Green activist and 2010 candidate for State Assembly in Madison Ben Manski debating a Republican State Assemblyman about the budget and union issues in Wisconsin. It aired on CNBC today. H/T to Green Party Watch, who said,

CNBC has a talking head segment featuring Green Ben Manski in Madison Wisconsin against State Assembly Rep Scott Suder.

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Green Ben Manski on democratic reforms, attacks on Wisconsin unions, and tomorrow’s primaries

Ben Manski, a strong 2010 Green candidate for state representative in Madison, Wisconsin, sent the following message to his supporters:

Many of you have asked me what I’ve been up to since the 2010 elections. Others have asked me who I am supporting in tomorrow’s Wisconsin primary elections. I thought I’d share my answers with all of you, in case you’re curious.… Read more ...