Tag Archives: David Cobb

Green Shadow Cabinet: Warning: Your health, food, safety, sovereignty, and economic wellbeing are threatened

On June 17th, the Green Shadow Cabinet joined the national resistance to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Each day of this week, Cabinet members are sharing in specific detail why they, and people they represent, oppose the TPP. Please see below for statements by Ronnie Cummins, Kevin Zeese, Leah Bolger, David Cobb, Brian Tokar, Mark Dunlea, Jim Goodman, Ray Rogers, Rev.Read more ...

Punk Patriot Interviews David Cobb

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Update on Candidates for the Green Party Presidential Nomination

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 ...

David Cobb Takes Stance Against Corporate Personhood

In an interesting article regarding the various methods by which citizens are seeking to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision and, more broadly, corporate personhood, Steven Rosenfeld at Salon.com compares different approaches.  Among activists focusing on passing local ordinances with an environmental focus, legal scholars working on constitutional amendments, and others, 2004 Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb speaks representing those trying to build a large movement to revoke corporate personhood and approach the matter in a broad way.  … Read more ...

Independents and Third Parties Move Against Corporate Personhood in VT

Corporate personhood is an issue that is not much discussed at major party debates and does not present itself in the platforms of either the Republicans or Democrats. However, amongst many third party activists and candidates, corporate personhood is a headlining issue. This article highlights how the issue has become an important one in Vermont with many third party figures and independents leading the charge.… Read more ...

Green Party’s 2011 Annual National Meeting will feature Green candidates from New York and other states, as well as anti-hydrofracking leaders and other Green activists

A press release from the Green Party of the United States, including a list of 2011 candidates who will be at the event:

The meeting will take place August 5-7 at Green Fest in Alfred, western New York; Greens will begin planning for the 2012 elections, including the presidential race; Elizabeth May, Canadian Green member of Parliament, and economist David C.Read more ...

In endorsement letter, 2004 Green presidential candidate David Cobb calls Honkala for Sheriff campaign ‘the “signature” national electoral campaign for progressives of all stripes’

The letter of endorsement, as posted on the campaign website of Cheri Honkala for Sheriff of Philadelphia:

Dear Fellow Green Party members,

Remember the excitement of the Nader/LaDuke 2000 campaign?  How about the enthusiasm generated when Matt Gonzalez ran for Mayor of San Francisco as a Green and damned near won?… Read more ...

David Cobb To Visit Macalester College

David Cobb will be speaking at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota on April 6th at 7:30 PM. The discussion will focus upon finding ways to reverse ‘corporate personhood’, with a focus on the recent Supreme Court case Citizens United v FEC.

Multiple organizations are c0-sponsoring the event, including Common Cause Minnesota,  Macalester Public Interest Research Group [MPIRG], Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota, and the Minnesota Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Alliance [MUUSJA].… Read more ...

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.”

Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, who proposed the resolution, said the bill called for state and federal constitutional amendments to reject corporate personhood—that is,  the idea that corporations deserve the same rights and protections afforded individuals in the constitution—and corporations’ ability to spend freely in elections. 

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Green Change: Ben Manski running a “breakthrough campaign” for Wisconsin legislature

Email from Marnie Glickman at Green Change:

Dear Paulie,

Ben Manski’s campaign for state representative in Wisconsin is exceptional. Ben is a bold, experienced Green leader. He is running a stellar grassroots campaign. He can win.

His opponent is a corporate lobbyist who was paid $192,000 to lobby for the coal industry.… Read more ...

Fmr. Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb interviewed about role in ‘Move to Amend’

The interview also includes some of Cobb’s thoughts on the Green Party and a referendum in Florida.  From Creativing Loafing (the unedited interview can be read here):

CL: Tell us about the push to get a constitutional amendment passed to address the issue of corporations.

David Cobb: Let’s begin by acknowledging that people from across the political spectrum, from the left to the right to the center, all agree that corporations have way too much power.

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Green Party 2004 Presidential Candidate David Cobb gives anti-corporate personhood presentation in Arizona

Posted at Green Party Watch by Dave Schwab.

http://www.greenpartywatch.org/2010/04/21/david-cobb-gives-anti-corporate-personhood-presentation-in-arizona/

David Cobb, the Green Party’s 2004 candidate for president, has been active recently as a leader of Move To Amend,

http://movetoamend.org/

a coalition working for a Constitutional Amendment to establish that constitutional rights are for humans, not corporations. The Arizona Daily Wildcat recently covered Cobb’s presentation at the University of Arizona in Tucson:

David Cobb, the 2004 Green Party presidential candidate, gave a presentation at the UA Law School on April 13 describing why citizens should be working towards amending the Constitution.

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