Tag Archives: green

Joel Schlosberg: You Can’t Have the State Highway Your Way

The Empire Center’s James Hanley tells readers of The Wall Street Journal that “anyone who wants to pay more to go green should have that choice”  (“Congratulations, You’ve Won a Higher Electric Bill!,” January 31). The subject of Hanley’s op-ed, the residents of Yonkers in upstate New York, did have the freedom to choose between two energy plans, with a higher electric bill for the renewable-sourced one.… Read more ...

Prohibition Party National Chairman Calls for Third Parties to Join Together in the Fight for Better Ballot Access Laws

In the latest issue of the National Prohibitionist, Prohibition Party National Chairman Rick Knox made statements on the issue of unequal ballot access laws and called for third parties and members of the public to join together in the effort of improving ballot access laws.

Here are some excerpts of his statements

“Thanks to the two-party duopoly, many citizens are denied the right to vote their consciences because preferential ballot-access laws prescribe different criteria for major party and minor party candidates.… Read more ...

Interview with Green Party VP nominee Cheri Honkala

Cheri Honkala, Green Party Vice Presidential nominee was interviewed by Randy LoBasso of Philadelphia Weekly. She joined the Green Party in 2011 and ran for Sheriff, and garnered 6% in that election. An excerpt from the interview is below.

Last time we spoke about this race, before you were picked to be vice president, you mentioned you were a Jill Stein supporter.

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Green Party of Georgia: End Torture in Prisons Now

The Green Party of Georgia has been making noise regarding the solitary confinement of 37 non-violent prison workers in 11 prisons across the state. Members of the Green Party have pledged to begin a hunger strike July 2nd if their demands have not been met.

On December 17th, 2010, in a meeting with representatives of over a dozen advocacy and community groups in Georgia, Timothy Ward, Facilities Director with the Department of Corrections acknowledged that 37 inmates had been subjected to ‘protective custody’ on suspicion of having served as instigators of the December 2010 strike, based on evidence that contraband cell phones had been confiscated from their personal property.

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Jill Stein: Romneycare and Obamacare are class warfare and failures

Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein didn’t have too many good things to say about the recent Supreme Court decision on Obamacare. Despite Stein’s support of medicare for all, she clearly does not support the health care measures pursued by Romney or by President Obama.

Dr. Stein is not only the presumptive Green Party presidential nominee, she is a Harvard-trained physician and a leading advocate for single-payer Medicare for All who twice ran against Romney in Massachusetts.

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ROOT: Why Obama’s ‘New Math’ is a Jobs Killer


President Obama’s math skills leave something to be desired. As a matter of fact, based on Mr. Obama’s recent interview on “60 Minutes,” the president deserves a grade of F in math. When confronted by the reporter with the reality that his economic stimulus package failed, he decided to lie to the American people.… Read more ...

California Greening: 3D Politics – ‘Political Compass’ and Beyond

Alex Walker at California Greening:

Dear Green Friends,

Scott McLarty, Green Party U.S. Media Coordinator, posted a Facebook link to an interactive web site known as Political Compass. According to Scott, the site returned these scores based on his reply to a battery of multiple choice questions: “Economic Left/Right: -7.12; Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -8.05, which places me in the lower left corner of the chart (slightly more libertarian than left).”… Read more ...

Georgia Greens: Save taxpayer dollars by cutting jail costs

Via Gregg Jocoy at Green Party Watch

(Distributed by the Green Party of the United States)

Georgia Green Party



Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

For further information, contact:
Bruce Dixon, 678-298-9463 x3
Press Secretary, Georgia Green Party

Greens Demand Real Reductions in Incarceration Costs Reject Deal Reforms which Fail to Challenge Racist Impact

After last week praising Governor Deal’s expressed concern for the wasted lives, drained treasury and depleted workforce left in the wake of the nation’s war on drugs, Georgia Green Party leaders today rejected Deal’s specific proposals.… Read more ...

Green Party leaders challenge the new Congress to restore the rule of law after a decade of constitutional violations and abuses of power by Presidents and other officials

Press release:

WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party leaders challenged Democrats and Republicans in the 112th Congress, as well as President Obama, to end a decade of reckless violations of the U.S. Constitution, international agreements, and other laws by the U.S. government and begin a new era of respect for the rule of law.… Read more ...

Illinois Green Party Treasurer Candidate Suggests Public Law School Closings

Illinois Treasurer Candidate Scott Summers made headlines on Wednesday in the Daily Herald, a newspaper centered on the suburbs of Chicago. He is the nominated candidate for the Green Party, which made Major Party status in 2006.

In it, Summers makes suggestions about trimming education costs.

A former McHenry County College trustee, now a Green Party candidate for Illinois treasurer, has proposed eliminating two of the state’s three public law schools to save cash.

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New national political party: The Humane Party

Thanks to Ballot Access News for the tip.

from the Humane Party web-site:

Five Things that Make Us Unique

The Humane Party is a new political party in the United States of America.  We are the first American political party committed to the rights of all animals, not just the human kind.… Read more ...