Cynthia McKinney, the former Democratic congresswoman who ran for president as the Green Party nominee in 2008 and who has since joined the Libertarian Party, penned two open letters to President Donald Trump dated yesterday and today. The letters, which McKinney posted on her official website, present a path forward for President Trump to earn the support of African Americans like McKinney.… Read more ...
Former two term Senator Mike Gravel of Alaska turned 90 years old today. Gravel unsuccessfully sought the Libertarian Party’s 2008 presidential nomination, losing to former Congressman Bob Barr at the National Convention. Gravel remained with the party until 2010 when he rejoined the Democrats.
Prior to his Libertarian candidacy, Gravel ran for the Democratic Party’s 2008 presidential nomination.… Read more ...
From Libertarian Party presidential hopeful Robert David Steele in a letter to fellow IPR contributor Paulie Frankel:
I am running as a candidate for the LP nomination at the same time that Cynthia McKinney may be running for the Green nomination, with the intent of showing all small parties and the Independents how they can come together now, in 2015, to demand passage of the Electoral Reform Act of 2015 in time to elect a coalition cabinet that opens the floodgates for small party and independent candidates at all levels and especially into Congress.… Read more ...
The following was originally posted at Cody Quirk’s blog, Independent and Third Party News and Views (ITPNV).
Below is a press release from the National Green Party. Note it quotes Richard Winger regarding Georgia’s onerous ballot access requirements.
Georgia Greens Welcome McKinney’s Entry to Race
Green Party to meet in Nominating Convention June 2nd
Following weeks of rumors and media reports about her intentions,
Stone Mountain, Georgia resident Cynthia McKinney, a six term member
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Cynthia McKinney is a former Democratic Congresswoman from Georgia who switched to the Green Party and ran for President in 2008. Now, according to this article, McKinney is intent on getting back to Congress, this time as a Green.
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Since February she has made a few public appearances in her old district but stayed low key with her plans.
Full story at Green Party Watch: here.
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Cynthia McKinney Running for Congress as a Green?
by Ron Hardy/April 2, 2012
According to Atlanta Progressive News, Cynthia McKinney will be attempting to get on the ballot for the House of Representatives in her Atlanta district where she previously served 6 terms as a Democrat.
An e-mail statement from
March 31, 2012
The U.S. Tolerates Domestic Extra-Judicial Killings, Persecution, Racial Discrimination, and Genocide: Justice for Trayvon Martin Also Means Joining the International Struggle Against U.S. Lawlessness
As a mother of a young Black man whom I pray for nightly and worry daily about his life being violently ended senselessly either by someone marginalized by the unjust social structure of U.S.… Read more ...
Green Party Watch held a presidential poll with the following results:
1,792 votes cast, Jill Stein received 1,223 of them, or 68%. Roseanne Barr, who had just entered the race in the last week, picked up 526 votes, or 29%. There were 35 votes for Kent Mesplay, and 8 votes for Harley Mikkelson
GPW reports that Roseanne Barr is very active on Twitter, and had tweeted a challenge to Bill Maher, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to have both herself and Jill Stein on their programs.… Read more ...
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If one believes that the problem is out-of-control government trampling our Bill of Rights, Newt Gingrich is definitely not the solution. If one believes the problem is the lack of Christian morals among our civil magistrates, Newt Gingrich is definitely not the solution.
Cynthia McKinney was a Democratic Congressperson, and later, a candidate for President of the United States as a member of the Green Party. Last week, Cynthia McKinney was part of a panel in Montreal, which discussed 9-11 and the political aftermath.
Full story and a photo at The Link news here
A Dark Decade
Conference Examines Post-9/11 Democracy
by Jacob Roberts / September 13, 2011
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“Of course we were all afraid, and we didn’t know what had actually happened.
Kimberly Wilder writes: Below is an opinion piece I wrote for my family blog, onthewilderside. It has links to archival, third party discussion about the need to audit the Federal Reserve.
A fascinating piece at IBTimes. New information shows that in addition to the TARP funds and bank bailout that Americans know about, there were secret loans from the Federal Reserve to private banks.… Read more ...