Tag Archives: pittsburgh

Prohibition Party Now to Receive Full Pennock Trust Income

According to the National Prohibitionist, the entirety of the George L. Pennock Trust has been restored to the Prohibition Party after half was withheld due to a 2007 settlement with longtime chairman and five-time presidential nominee Earl Dodge.  Dodge died in late 2007, but the PNC Bank of Pittsburgh continued to give half of the trust to his defunct organization — until now.… Read more ...

Green Party lauds Pittsburgh City Council Decision to ban fracking in city limits

A press release from the Green Party of Pennsylvania, which supports banning hydraulic fracturing (aka fracking) for natural gas and organized statewide protests against the practice on Earth Day:

Last week, Pittsburgh City Council voted to ban hydrofracturing, or
“fracking” within city limits.  Fracking is a controversial method of
natural gas extraction from the Marcellus Shale formation that uses large
volumes of water and severely pollutes it in the process. … Read more ...

Green Party of Pennsylvania pre-election press release

From the Green Party of Pennsylvania:


Green Party offers viable alternatives in tomorrow’s election

As the exchange of missives between the two large corporate-dominated
parties intensifies while the campaign season for the November 2010 general
election winds down, the Green Party of Pennsylvania continues to offer a
viable alternative that puts people before profits, and forwards a prospect
of real change instead of the tiresome rhetoric and empty promises of the
status quo.… Read more ...

News from Ed Bortz, Pittsburgh Green for US House

Pennsylvania Green Party candidate for US House in PA’s 14th District Ed Bortz has been very active recently. On September 13th, Bortz spoke out against hydrofracking at a Pittsburgh City Council meeting, which earned him a mention in at least one news outlet.

Bortz has received the endorsement of the Gertrude Stein Political Club of Greater Pittsburgh for his strong advocacy of the rights of people in the GLBT community.… Read more ...

Green Party of PA holding convention this weekend

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

The Green Party of Pennsylvania will hold its convention in Monroeville this weekend to nominate candidates for local, state and federal offices.

The convention keynote speaker at a dinner Saturday evening is Mel Packer, a well-known peace activist and union organizer who participated in organizing resistance to the G20 Summit held in Pittsburgh last fall.

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On Tuesday, Pittsburgh mayor faces independent opponents

The Democratic mayor of Pittsburgh is facing two major independent challengers in tomorrow’s election, Franco Harris and Kevin Acklin.

Our own Darcy G. Richardson commented at Ballot Access News:

An “Immaculate Election,” as Jim Riley so delightfully put it, is not beyond the realm of possibility. Harris’s uphill campaign continues to pick up steam as evidenced by yesterday’s enthusiastic endorsement from the Iron Workers Union, representing 1,300 members in western Pennsylvania.

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist: ‘Nader deserves more respect than he gets’

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist Tony Norman offers a mea culpa for his previous Nader-bashing and some great compliments for the man.  Read the full thing here.

For the last decade, Mr. Nader has been portrayed as a pill by the popular press — a humorless, Quixotic figure doomed to eternal political isolation thanks to his uncompromising devotion to principle.

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Rev. Billy: Thinking About The G20 Meeting In Pittsburgh

By NYC Green Party mayoral candidate Billy Talen, Huffington Post by way of On The Wilder Side:

The nation-states act like adolescents. Every diplomatic vowel that comes from an open mouth has the shout of peace in it, but the leaders can’t hear this. Are the ministers jealous of peace? Are they angry that it sustains us every day, more than any weapon or corporation?… Read more ...

High profile media coverage (and mixed blessings) for Rev Billy Talen

(excerpt from) The Indy Channel / AP Story
G-20 Opponents, Police Clash In Pittsburgh
Officers Fire Pepper Spray, Tear Gas

Daniel Lovering, Associated Press Writers/ 2:41 pm EDT September 24, 2009

PITTSBURGH — Police threw canisters of pepper spray and smoke at anarchists protesting the Group of 20 summit Thursday after the marchers responded to calls to disperse by rolling trash bins and throwing rocks.

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Green Party of Pennsylvania to protest G-20 conference, attend environmental conventions, plus related news

A press release from the Green Party of Pennsylvania:

Green Party at two big September events
Party calls for green solutions to economic and environmental crises

• Three Rivers Climate Convergence Sept. 20-25

• Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Festival Sept. 18-20

The Green Party of Pennsylvania is mobilizing for two important events in September.  … Read more ...

Allegheny Greens of PA organize for G-20 protest

from Green Party Watch
Allegheny Greens Organize for Pittsburgh Protest

July 28th, 2009

The Green Party of Allegheny County in Pennsylvania has announced that it is working with other progressive organizations to organize a demonstration and other activities in response to a meeting of the G-20 that will take place in Pittsburgh on September 24th and 25th this year.

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