Tag Archives: Democracy Now

Green Party identifies its top state and local candidates

In a press release sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com, the Green Party of the United States has identified
several candidates who are running significant campaigns at state and local levels.

The Green Party’s 2008 national nominees are Cynthia McKinney and running mate Rosa Clemente. Ms. McKinney was interviewed on BreakTheMatrix.com on Sunday evening, October 19
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Cynthia McKinney Campaign heads to Seattle

Posted by Ronald Hardy at Green Party Watch.

The Washington Power to the People Campaign is bringing Cynthia McKinney to Seattle Sunday Oct. 26 and Monday Oct. 27.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

* 3pm – 7pm
“Vote…Then What?
From The Day After The Election Onward: Strategies for Community Organizing, Greening & Reconstruction”
Umojafest Peace Center
24th Ave & E Spring St, Seattle
The public is invited to attend.

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Two Presidential candidates confirmed for debate in DC on Thursday, October 23

Free and Equal, the group that originally planned to have an alternative Presidential debate in New York City on October 19, has now confirmed Ralph Nader and Chuck Baldwin for a debate on October 23 in DC.

Contact: Christina Tobin, 312-320-4101

This morning, Christina Tobin, Director of Free and Equal, announced an Independent/Third Party Presidential Debate, which will take place on Thursday evening at 9:00pm EST on October 23 in Washington DC at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel.

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McKinney, Nader debate

Democracy Now! played some of the questions and answers from the last Presidential debate with McCain and Obama, followed by a two minute reply by Green Party nominee Cynthia McKinney and Ralph Nader The host, Amy Goodman stopped the candidates when they were headed down the way-over-two-minutes path.

Breaking the Sound Barrier: Third-Party Candidates Ralph Nader & Cynthia McKinney Respond to Final McCain-Obama Debate

Senators Barack Obama and John McCain met last night for the final debate before the November 4th presidential election, sparring over the economy, tax policy, negative campaigning, trade agreements, abortion and the educational system.… Read more ...

Another update on third party Presidential debate proposals

The following press release was sent to IPR from Free and Equal

Free & Equal Elections Coalition
230 E. Ohio St., Ste. 212
Chicago, IL 60611

Attn: Politics Editors, Campaign 2008 Editors, National Editor

Third Party Presidential Debate to Take Place on Thursday, October 23rd

Contact: Christina Tobin, 312-320-4101

The Independent/Third Party Presidential Debate to have been held in New York at Columbia University on Sunday Oct.

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Update on third party Presidential debate proposals

UPDATE @ 1706 Central Time

We received another call from Christopher Thrasher, quoted in the story below. There will not be a debate at Columbia University, and he is no longer with Free and Equal. He will be releasing a statement and providing details later.

An NY Times article quoted at

Free and Equal indicates that

Ralph Nader, who is on the ballot in 45 states as an independent candidate, has indicated he will show up (at the Free and Equal debate).

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Third Party Presidential debate: when and where, if at all?

Ballot Access News reports

The proposed Baldwin-McKinney-Nader debate that had been planned for Sunday evening, October 19, is very unlikely to happen. It seems that none of the candidates who were originally invited (including Bob Barr, and on a theoretical basis, the major party nominees) had really committed and really wanted to participate.

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Rosa Clemente and Matt Gonzalez respond to VP Debate on Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! has a joint interview with Matt Gonzalez, running mate of Independent candidate Ralph Nader, and Rosa Clemente, running mate of Cynthia McKinney of the Green Party.

Excerpt:

ROSA CLEMENTE: Well, I mean, I think both people up there last night were clear that they don’t have the majority of the American people’s interests at heart, including the majority of American people that have called, into the last week, telling the Democrats and the Republicans no bailout.

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Open Debates founder, and ‘No Debate’ author, George Farah on Democracy Now!

The founder and executive director of Open Debates – a sponsor of Thirdpartyticket.com‘s debate – and author of “No Debate: How the Republican and Democratic Parties Secretly Control the Presidential Debates” was interviewed by Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! today. You can watch the interview, or read the transcript, at Democracy Now!’s… Read more ...

Ralph Nader on Democracy Now: ‘Why is there need for a bailout?’

This morning, independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader appeared on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman. The interview was about the Wall Street bailout, and it can be viewed or read at democracynow.org. A portion of the interview can also be read below:

AMY GOODMAN: Today, the President is holding an emergency summit at the White House with both John McCain and Barack Obama, as well as top leaders for Congress.

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Rosa Clemente, Green Party VP candidate speaking in Florida, September 27

Contact: Julia Aires, 941-366-5008

Green Party VP candidate speaking at InPDUM Convention
Sat., Sept. 27 in St. Petersburg

‘We are not the alternative ; we are the imperative.’ -Rosa Clemente

St. Petersburg, FL – Rosa Clemente, vice presidential candidate for Cynthia McKinney’s Green Party presidential bid, will be a featured speaker on Sat.,… Read more ...

Bob Barr on Democracy Now! from St. Paul

Amy Goodman, recently released from jail after being questionably arrested, interviewed Bob Barr on her show today. You can view it or read the transcript here. The interview is the last segment on the show. The rest of it features, among other reports, stories about Amy Goodman’s arrest and other protestors being abused.… Read more ...