Tag Archives: progressive politics

LI, NY: Local Green Party candidate gets coverage for himself and third party members throughout Long Island

A high profile, Election Day article at Long Island Press, features Green Party candidate Cesar Malaga. The article goes on to put Malaga in a context, with a list of past and present third party candidates and elected officials in Suffolk County.

(Excerpt from) Long Island Press
Green Party Hopeful Vies for Suffolk Legislature
by Timothy Bolger on November 8th, 2011

Cesar Malaga is a 73-year-old retired engineer from West Babylon and candidate for Suffolk County Legislature vying to become the first Green Party nominee to win a seat on Long Island, where only a handful of other third party hopefuls have done the same in the past.

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Green Party and US Conference of Mayors: “Bring the War Dollars Home”

Repost from my co-blogger at onthewilderside:

Green Party of Suffolk Adopts US Conference of Mayors’ “Bring the War Dollars Home” Resolution and Challenges the County, Towns, and Villages to Also Adopt It

The Green Party of Suffolk, Suffolk County’s largest peace organization, has adopted the US Conference of Mayors’ resolution “Calling on Congress to Redirect Military Spending to Domestic Priorities.” The Green Party of Suffolk calls on our villages, towns and the county government to also pass the US Conference of Mayors’ resolution.… Read more ...

Nader: Apply the standard of patriotism to the U.S. multinational corporations

from Nader.org:

Stripmining America-Unpatriotically
by Ralph Nader / 4-22-11

It is time to apply the standard of patriotism to the U.S. multinational corporations and demand that they pledge allegiance to the United States and “the Republic for which is stands…. with liberty and justice for all.” This July 4, 2011 would be  good day for Americans to demand such a corporate commitment.

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Ralph Nader on CSPAN about possible 2012 run: If you’re never willing to lose, you’re never going to win

Via Punk Patriot: Ralph Nader on CSPAN:

In regards to a possible 2012 presidential run, Nader says he is looking for another progressive candidate to get behind, but has not yet decided whether he will run himself again if he can’t find one that is willing and suitable. He brings up the unfairness of debate exclusion and ballot access barriers, and says he has a new “debate strategy” which he does not elaborate on.… Read more ...

PSL: Defend birthright citizenship!

Party for Socialism and Liberation editorial:

On Jan. 5., anti-immigrant lawmakers from across the country held a press conference in Washington, D.C., announcing new legislation in 14 states aimed at undermining birthright citizenship.

The same racist Arizona lawmakers who authored SB 1070 are introducing a bill that would issue a different type of birth certificate to the children of undocumented immigrants.… Read more ...

Peter LaVenia, co-chair of NY State Green Party: ‘Let a thousand Wikileaks bloom’

From Dissident Voice (read the full thing here):

Wikileaks is the most important thing to happen to the cause of democratic rule since the multitude of grassroots uprisings in 1968. Even sympathetic commentators miss the fundamentally radical threat to the existence of the bureaucratic state it represents; Wikileaks is most powerful contemporary weapon in the arsenal of radical, grassroots transparency advocates and democrats.

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Chris Hedges: “We owe Ralph Nader, Cynthia McKinney and the Green Party an apology”

Thanks to Ian Wilder at onthewilderside for the tip.

(excerpts from)  Truth Dig
Nader Was Right: Liberals are Going Nowhere With Obama
Chris Hedges

…We owe Ralph Nader, Cynthia McKinney and the Green Party an apology. They were right. If a few million of us had had the temerity to stand behind our ideals rather than our illusions and the empty slogans peddled by the Obama campaign we would have a platform.

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