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Monday, November 28, 2011

Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party candidate - Occupy the White House

Occupy the White House

By Kris Kitto 11/28/11 07:52 PM ET
“I would not [say I’m an Occupy Wall Street candidate], because I think they have to decide who their candidate is,” Stein says in a phone interview from Boston, her hometown.


But in the same breath, she highlights the seamlessness between her candidacy and the Occupy Wall Street movement, describing the warm reception she received when she stopped by the Occupy Chicago base during a recent campaign trip through Illinois.

“I would say, when I went and showed up in Chicago, there were people who came up to me who said, ‘Oh, you’re Jill Stein — I’m so glad you’re here. I’m so grateful for what you’re doing,’ ” she says.

Occupy Wall Street candidate or not, Stein is embracing the movement — and also taking the nation’s college students under her wing — in launching a long-shot bid for the White House as another in a long line of third-party candidates who have experienced various levels of success in shaking up presidential campaigns of the recent past. 
28 nov 11 @ 10:57 pm est          Comments

Saturday, November 26, 2011

New Zealand Green Party elects most ever candidates

'Great night to be a Green'

video here:

The Greens, "The nicest people in parliment... Greens stayed disciplined and on message.." 

A beaming Russel Norman and a giggling Metiria Turei received a rapturous welcome as they arrived at their election night party in Auckland having steered their party to an historic increase in their vote which will bring at least 13 Green MPs to Parliament up from nine three years ago.

With 98 per cent of the vote counted, the Greens have captured 11 per cent. They were targeting 10 per cent.

Special votes, which have been kind to the Greens in the past offer them the real prospect of adding another MP to Parliament which would take their tally to 14.

"Isn't it a great night to be a Green'?', Dr Norman asked joyously raucous crowd of at least three hundred gathered at St Kevin's Arcade on Karangahape Road.

"This is an historic night for the Green Party, this is an historic night for New Zealand, and an historic night for the Green movement in Aotearoa and around the planet." 

26 nov 11 @ 10:04 am est          Comments

Friday, November 25, 2011

George Papandreo at German Green Party convention in Kiel

German Green Party

Convention in Kiel

Former Greek Prime Minister Papandreo speaks to Green Party convention.  


Dany Cohn-Bendit also attends.  

Video here:

and here:

Green Party pictures past & present 

More Papandreo video at Green Party Convention in Kiel

25 nov 11 @ 8:18 pm est          Comments

Spain Green Party doubles elected members of parliment

Green Party success in Spain

25 nov 11 @ 8:08 pm est          Comments

Green Party elects city council woman

Adriane Carr prepares to bring Green party voice to Vancouver city council

Adriane Carr calls her win in the Vancouver civic election last weekend a “victory for democracy”.

On a budget of about $15,000, the Green candidate managed to secure a city council seat, narrowly beating out COPE councillor Ellen Woodsworth by 91 votes. The win marks the first city council spot for the Green party in Vancouver.

“We did not have a big campaign budget nor a huge machine like the other parties,” Carr told the Straight in a phone interview today (November 24).

“It’s exciting to me to think that you don’t need to have that kind of budget to win.”

Carr also concedes that her win was the culmination of seven previous election campaigns at various political levels, including her latest bid in the federal election in March. 

24 nov 11 @ 11:03 pm est          Comments

Thursday, November 24, 2011

New Zealand Green Party up in polls

Greens in New Zealand polling record numbers

See Green Party candidates here: 

24 nov 11 @ 2:14 pm est          Comments

Sunday, November 20, 2011

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20 nov 11 @ 10:11 am est          Comments

Indy Green leaders look to 2012 at state meeting

Great year for Greens 2012

 "2012 could be our best year ever." So says the Indy Greens Janet Murphy.   The Indy Greens had a full slate of endorsee/nominee candidates in 2010 for U.S. House, a candidate in each of the 11 Virginia districts.    Indy Greens concluded at their Saturday state meeting 2012 looks even more promising.  

At the state party meeting well known Indy Green leaders (retired Navy Captain Ron Fisher, businesswoman Janet Murphy, Indy Green conservative Craig Ennis, Dianne Blais IG leader in Centreville, and writer Michael Bindner discussed possible runs for U.S. House of Representatives in 2012.  

Janet Murphy, spokesperson for the Independent Green Party of Virginia expressed excitement and optimism after state meeting November 19, 2011 in a Green Party minute video.

Independent Greens hope to put a full slate of candidates on the ballot in Virginia in 2012.  

At this meeting Michael Bindner was elected Chairman of the Alexandria Independent Greens. 

Indy Greens are dedicated to "More Candidates, Less Apathy",
"More Trains, Less Traffic"
"Fiscally Conservative, Socially Responsible"

The Independent Greens of Virginia celebrate 10 years as a recognized state party. Indy Greens are known as Virginia's common sense conservative Greens. 

Their conservative advocacy for a Green New Deal means jobs for Virginia.

Green jobs in wind, geothermal, and solar, more solar, and more revenue. Grow jobs in renewable energy. 

Indy Greens advocate creating jobs connecting economy, ecology, energy.

 click here to see video 

20 nov 11 @ 9:32 am est          Comments

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Indy Greens State meeting

Independent Greens to hold state meeting Saturday November 19, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Indy Greens look ahead to 2012 at state meeting this Saturday.  Virginia's conservative Independent Greens are recruiting candidates for all 11 districts, and for U.S. Senate.  Also on the agenda discussing 2012 Indy Green presidential possibilities.

 For more info call 703-351-1235



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Monday, November 14, 2011

2012 Green Party convention in Baltimore

Greens to hold national convention in Baltimore

 The party’s national committee is voting this week to select a city to host its presidential nominating convention, but Baltimore is the only option still in the running after Sacramento dropped its bid Friday. The event, which the party expects to draw hundreds of delegates, will take place at the University of Baltimore from July 12-15.

“We think that 2012 is going to be a big year when the Green Party can really break through,” said Brian Bittner, co-chair of the state party. “In Baltimore, we want to be the place where everyone can come from around the country.”

14 nov 11 @ 7:30 pm est          Comments

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Virginia Green Chairs: Campbell & Clement meet

Green leaders in Virginia working together

Independent Green Party Chairman Carey Campbell, and Green Party of Virginia co-chair Dr. Audrey Clement optimistic about 2012.

Both Campbell and Clement were candidates for local board of Supervisors in 2011.  As an Independent, Campbell ran for Braddock District Supervisor in Fairfax County. Dr. Clement ran for Arlington County board of supervisors.  Campbell is a U.S. Air Force veteran, and accountant.  Clement has a Phd in political science, she is one of 7 national co-chairs of the Green Party, and is a member of the presidential candidate selection committee. The two Green leaders met for over three hours on Veterans day (Friday), November 11, 2011.

2011 Green Party success in Virginia 

 In a wide ranging discussion the two Green leaders reviewed the successful 2011 election cycle.  A record number of Independent/Independent Green endorsees and nominees were on the ballot.  Former Green Party co-chair Eric Sheffield, ran as Independent for Rockbridge County board of supervisors and received almost 43 per cent of the vote. 

Clement likely running in April special election

Campbell left the meeting with Clement optimistic that Dr. Clement will run for Arlington County Board of Supervisors in the special election expected to be in April 2012.  The board incumbent was elected to State Senate, and has announced she will resign her board seat December 30th.  This means the Governor will likely call a special election in January for April 2012.  

Campbell, "Dr. Clement is a smart, serious, and dedicated patriot. The Independent Greens appreciate the opportunity to work with her. This partnership of fiscal conservative, deficit hawk Greens is positive news for the IG executive committee, and central committee, and membership"

Kevin Chisholm and IG Chairman Campbell meet next day.

The next day, Saturday November 12, 2011, Campbell met with Kevin Chisholm.  Chisholm is an engineer, Green Party member. Chisholm was the fiscally conservative Independent Green endorsee and Green Party candidate for Arlington county board in 2010.  Chisholm has been traveling across Virginia working on a 2012 run for U.S. Senate. 

13 nov 11 @ 9:27 am est          Comments

Green Party praise from the Pope in Bundestag

Green Party praise from The Pope. 

Pope Benedikt XVI  was the first Pope to give a speech in the German legislature.  The Parlamentarians gave him a standing ovation. After the speech the Pope celebrated Mass with about 70.000 people in Olympiastadion.

Praise for the Green Party from the Pope 

The Pope surpised the Legislature with praise for the Green Party.   The creation of the Green Party in the 1970s was a "cry for fresh air".   A call one could not ignore, nor push away.

 "Young people became aware. Something was wrong in our dealings with Nature ".

The Pope made clear he was not trying to campaign for the Green Party. He was, said the Pope, reminding everyone of the importance of the Ecology. " We must listen to the voice of God in nature, and answer with our actions." 

13 nov 11 @ 8:49 am est          Comments

Friday, November 11, 2011

Green Party salutes Veterans

Green Party salutes Veterans on Veterans day.

Virginia's Independent Greens are led by many veterans, like Gail for Rail Parker (USAF), Carey Campbell (USAF), Ron Fisher (USN), Jim Leslie (US Marine Corp), Kenny Golden(USN), 

Albert Burckard

(US Army), John Kelly (USAF), and many others. 

11 nov 11 @ 12:42 pm est          Comments

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Dr. Jill Stein running for Green Party Presidential nomination

Green Party's Jill Stein

Strongest Green Party candidate for President ever

Green Party's Stein Pulls 27% in Mock Presidential Election

Jill Stein, who is seeking the Green Party nomination for President, racked up a surprising 27% of the vote at the recent “Road to the White House” convention held at Western Illinois University. 

About Jill Stein

Dr. Jill Stein is a mother, housewife, physician, longtime teacher of internal medicine, and pioneering environmental-health advocate.

She is the co-author of two widely-praised reports,  In Harm's Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development, published in 2000, andEnvironmental Threats to Healthy Aging, published in 2009.  The first of these  has been translated into four languages and is used worldwide. The reports promote green local economies, sustainable agriculture, clean power, and freedom from toxic threats.

Her "Healthy People, Healthy Planet" teaching program reveals the links between human health, climate security, and green economic revitalization. This body of work has been presented at government, public health and medical conferences, and has been used to improve public policy.

Jill began to advocate for the environment as a human health issue in 1998 when she realized that politicians were simply not acting to protect children from the toxic threats emerging from current science. She offered her services to parents, teachers, community groups and a native Americans group seeking to protect their communities from toxic exposure.

Jill has testified before numerous legislative panels as well as local and state governmental bodies. She played a key role in the effort to get the Massachusetts fish advisories updated to better protect women and children from mercury contamination, which can contribute to learning disabilities and attention deficits in children. She also helped lead the successful campaign to clean up the "Filthy Five" coal plants in Massachusetts, an effort that resulted in getting coal plant regulations signed into law that were the most protective around at that time. Her testimony on the effects of mercury and dioxin contamination from the burning of waste helped preserve the Massachusetts moratorium on new trash incinerator construction in the state. 

Jill has appeared as an environmental health expert on the Today Show20/20Fox News, and other programs. She was also a member of the national and Massachusetts boards of directors of the Physicians for Social Responsibility. Her efforts to protect public health has won her several awards including: Clean Water Action's "Not in Anyone's Backyard" Award, the Children's Health Hero" Award, and the Toxic Action Center's Citizen Award.  

Having witnessed the ability of big money to stop health protective policies on Beacon Hill, Jill became an advocate for campaign finance reform, and worked to help pass the Clean Election Law. This law was approved by the voters by a 2-1 margin, but was later repealed by the Massachusetts Legislature on an unrecorded voice vote.

In 2002 ADD activists in the Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party approached Dr. Stein and asked her to run for Governor of Massachusetts. Dr. Stein accepted, and began her first foray into electoral politics. She was widely credited with being the best informed and most credible candidate in the race.

She has twice been elected to town meeting in Lexington, Massachusetts. She is the founder and past co-chair of a local recycling committee appointed by the Lexington Board of Selectmen.

In 2003, Jill co-founded the Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities, a non-profit organization that addresses a variety of issues that are important to the health and well-being of Massachusetts communities, including health care, local green economies, and grassroots democracy.

Jill represented the Green-Rainbow Party in two additional races – one for State Representative in 2004 and one for Secretary of State in 2006. In 2006 she won the votes of over 350,000 Massachusetts citizens – which represented the greatest vote total ever for a Green-Rainbow candidate.

In 2008, Jill helped formulate a "Secure Green Future" ballot initiative that called upon legislators to accelerate efforts to move the Massachusetts economy to renewable energy and make development of green jobs a priority. The measure won over 81 per cent of the vote in the 11 districts in which it was on the ballot.

Jill was born in Chicago and raised in suburban Highland Park, Illinois. She, graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1973, and from Harvard Medical School in 1979. Jill enjoys writing and performing music, and enjoys long walks with her Great Dane, Bandita. Dr. Stein lives in Lexington with her husband, Richard Rohrer, also a physician. She has two sons, Ben and Noah, who have graduated from college in the past few years. 

10 nov 11 @ 9:59 pm est          Comments

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Campbell, Conservative Independent wins Braddock Debate series
Campbell, Independent Conservative, wins Braddock District debate series.

Carey Campbell, U.S. Air Force veteran, accountant, won all 10 of the Braddock District Supervisor debate series.   Campbell displayed intelligence, broad knowledge, and experience.

Watch videos of the Braddock Debates on Independent Greens Youtube channel.

5 nov 11 @ 4:02 pm edt          Comments

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