Tag Archives: Bloomberg

Green Party NYS: Gov’s State-of-State does little for 99% of New Yorkers

Repost from onthewilderside, based on a post at GPNYS/Green Party of New York State:

Governor Cuomo’s agenda for 2012 is designed to maintain the power and wealth of the 1%, promoting austerity rather than prosperity for the vast majority of New Yorkers.

“We need a Green New Deal, financed through progressive taxes.… Read more ...

Bronx Greens: Green Party teachers to apply for Cathie Black’s position at Hearst Magazines

posted at The Green Light
Green Party Teachers to Apply for Cathie Black’s Position as Chair of Hearst Magazines
November 27, 2010

Greens Oppose Black’s Nomination, Launches Campaign to Restore Community Control of Schools

What: Teachers to Apply for Cathie Black’s job at Heart Magazine; Greens Launch Campaign to Restore Community Control of Public Education

Who: Green Party, teachers and ex-teachers and their supporters

When: Tuesday, November 30th, 11:00 am

Where: In front of Hearst Tower, 300 West 57th St.

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Washington Post Columnist Calls for Centrist Third Party Movement

From Matt Miller at the Washington Post via Third Party and Independent Daily:

I’m a Clinton White House alum who had hoped President Obama could usher in the debate we need. It’s hardly all his fault that we’re not there, but I’m convinced the parties’ interest groups and “thought police” make real progress impossible without a new force that shakes things up.

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Mike Bloomberg: “Independent President Would Be More Effective than Democrat or Republican”

From the Washington Post via TPID:

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an independent who has considered running for president, declared Monday that an independent has a better chance at succeeding in the White House than a Republican or a Democrat . . . at Harvard University on Monday he endorsed the idea of an independent in the White House.… Read more ...

Rev. Billy prophetic: Reports say Bloomberg spent $102 million dollars

As posted at: onthewilderside.com:
On election day, November 3, 2009, a whimsical post appeared at the Reverend Billy for Mayor of NYC website. Reverend Billy’s campaign claimed that, since he had just won $100 million dollars in the lottery, Reverend Billy now had a fair chance to beat Mayor Bloomberg for Mayor.… Read more ...

Link and early returns for NYC Mayor’s race

Both NBC and the NY Times have called the 2009 NYC Mayor race for Bloomberg. Though, there is not a big percentage of polling results in. And, as of 11 minutes ago, the AP says that Bloomberg and Thompson are in a close race. At NY1 there is a chart with numbers for all the third party candidates in races including Mayor, Comptroller, Public Advocate, all the way to City Council members.… Read more ...

Reverend Billy fights back the “Zombergs”

The video is at Vimeo: here.

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Underdog group within the UFT union proposes interesting voting strategy

In New York City, the United Federation of Teachers union declined to endorse a candidate for Mayor. Though, a group within the UFT, called ICE, has made an interesting endorsement: They ask members to vote for anybody on the ballot, except incumbent Mayor Bloomberg. Because there are 8 candidates on the ballot — including 5 running solely on a third party line — that endorsement should help the numbers for third parties.… Read more ...

Village Voice does three-page, home-stretch interview with Rev. Billy for Mayor

(excerpt from) Village Voice
Home Stretch Interview with Reverend Billy, Candidate for Mayor of New York

by Roy Edroso in Conversations, Featured, Mayoral Race 2009 / Tuesday, Oct. 27 2009  6:18PM

…[Reverend Billy Talen says] I believe the local rights movement will continue — after 16 years of Giuliani and Bloomberg, all over the five boroughs people have battled with the city and the city’s business partners, the landlord-developers.

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Freedom Socialist Party letter on the 2009 NYC elections

Freedom Socialist Party Open Letter on the 2009 New York City Elections

October 22, 2009

Dear friends,

Tuesday, November 3, is Election Day. Another mayoral campaign is upon us. For the third time it looks like Mike Bloomberg will buy his way into City Hall. On his watch, we witnessed the thugs of Wall Street demand and get the largest transfer in human history of public funds to private hands.

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NYC: Candidate contributions are campaign expenditures

In New York State, there is “fusion”, where a candidate can be on a major party ballot line, as well as on a third party ballot line. This new decision, made by the New York City Campaign Finance Board, will most likely affect how third parties interact with candidates in New York City races.… Read more ...

Third Parties rise up at NYC Mayor debate: Rev. Billy heckles; report says Villar supporters ejected

Billy Talen, an activist and performance artist who uses the name “Reverend Billy” is running for Mayor of New York City on the Green Party line.  Reverend Billy and other third party candidates were excluded from the October 13th Mayoral debate. Reverend Billy attended, heckled, and was escorted out of the venue.… Read more ...