Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Dr. Jill Stein featured in Colorado Green Party event
25 jan 12 @ 8:03 am est
Dr. Jill Stein Green Party to visit Norwood, Telluride, Colorado seeking Green Presidential
Virtual viewing and live discussion
By Norwood Post Staff
The San Miguel Greens, a local chapter of the Colorado Green Party, will this week host Green Party
presidential candidate Jill Stein in virtual viewings and public live discussions in Norwood and Telluride.
Wednesday, Stein, of Massachusetts, will give her “People’s State of the Union message.” In an email from
her office on Tuesday, Stein said she’ll talk about “a Green New Deal for America,” and will show what the
White House could be doing to end unemployment, create democracy, and move to a new economy. Stein’s talk can be viewed
live on her website,http://www.jillstein.org/peoples_state_of_the_union
, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Art Goodtimes, San Miguel County Green Party County Commissioner, will host two showings
and public discussions later in the week — one in Norwood and one in Telluride.
On Thursday, join Goodtimes
at the home of Rick and Marty Hollinbeck in Norwood at 6:30 p.m. for a potluck and to view and discuss the speech.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Mexican Green Party conservatives looking strong in 2012 elections
23 jan 12 @ 10:11 pm est
Party in strong position for 2012 elections
A Scholarly Review of Mexico and U.S.-Mexico Relations in 2012
Monday. January 23, 2012
A Scholarly Review of Mexico and U.S.-Mexico Relations in
By Andrew Selee 
1. What Will Happen in Mexico's 2012 Elections?
2. Will Organized Crime-Related Violence Increase in 2012?
3. How Will Mexico's Economy Perform in 2012?
4. Will Migration
from Mexico Continue to Decrease in 2012?
5. What Issues will be on the
U.S.-Mexico Policy Agenda in 2012?
1. What Will Happen in Mexico's 2012 Elections?
Mexicans go to the polls on July 1 to
select a new president, congress, mayor of Mexico City, and five governors. Elections in democratic societies have a way of confounding even the most seasoned political
analysts, so there is no way of knowing how this one will turn out. The most recent polls suggest that the PRI is far
ahead in the presidential and congressional race. However, the incumbent National Action Party (PAN) won't select its
presidential candidate until February and the general election campaign won't really start until then, according to Mexico's
electoral rules, so anything can happen.
The PRI has some clear advantages. Enrique Peña Nieto is ahead by 20 points or more in most current polls, and it remains the
largest party in Mexico, with more than half the governorships, effective control of the lower house, and by far the largest
public campaign financing (in coalition with the Green Party, PVEM, and New Alliance Party, PANAL). However, the PAN's
likely candidate, Josefina Vázquez Mota, is a highly popular former cabinet secretary and congresswoman known for her charisma
and public appeal, and the PAN has the advantage (and disadvantage) of being the party in power. Meanwhile, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the candidate of the left-of-center Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) and two
smaller parties (Workers' Party, PT, and Citizens' Movement, PMC), is a talented and popular politician who nearly won the
2006 election and has spent the past five years building a support base in each one of Mexico's municipalities, a base that
has yet to be tested but could prove formidable if effective. It would be unwise to discount any of the three parties,
although the early advantage is clearly with the PRI.
Pekka Haavisto, Finland Green Party presidential candidate into 2nd round
23 jan 12 @ 10:04 pm est
Green Party Presidential Candidate moves to 2nd round!
Finnish voters snub anti-euro far-right
Finland's nationalist anti-immigration Finns Party suffered a heavy setback in this weekend's presidential election, as many
of its anti-euro voters fled to the equally eurosceptic Centre Party, observers said Monday.
Finns Party soared in popularity in last April's legislative elections, becoming the third-biggest political formation with
19 percent of votes as its vehemently anti-EU rhetoric drew voters away from the Centre Party, which struggled to convey its
But in Sunday's first round of presidential voting, the Finns Party candidate
and leader, the charismatic and popular Timo Soini, managed to scrape up just 9.4 percent despite a campaign that focused
heavily on Finland's role in the eurozone.
The Centre Party's candidate Paavo Vaeyrynen, representing
the clean-cut, urban image of euroscepticism, meanwhile won 17.5 percent of the vote.
supporters of the Centre Party defected to Soini during the parliamentary elections, but not permanently," Helsinki university
political science professor Tuomo Martikainen told AFP.
The two big winners on Sunday, who will meet in a run-off on February 5, were in fact both pro-Europeans:
Sauli Niinistoe, the conservative National Coalition favourite going into the poll, took 37 percent of votes.
The Green Party's Pekka Haavisto
won 18.8 percent.
Green Party of Canada Parody Commercial
23 jan 12 @ 8:00 pm est
Green Bond Bankers From Japan to Sweden Beat U.S. to $7 Billion
23 jan 12 @ 7:58 pm est
Green Bond Bankers From Japan to
Sweden Beat U.S. to $7 Billion
(Bloomberg) -- Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB and Daiwa Securities Group Inc. have underwritten the most green bonds since
the securities were first issued in 2007, indicating the dominance of Swedish and Japanese banks in the market.
Five of the 10 top underwriters on about $7 billion
of the bonds issued by international finance institutions were drawn from the two countries, according to a ranking by Bloomberg
New Energy Finance released today. London-based HSBC Bank Plc and JPMorgan Chase & Co. of New York took third and fourth
reflect government incentives pushing investment for environmental projects in Scandinavia and Japan and the credit crunch
across the U.S. and Europe that restrained bank's appetite there for taking on additional risk.
countries have always been very tuned into environmental themes,” James Cameron, executive vice chairman of the U.K.
investment manager Climate Change Capital Ltd., said in an interview. “There's something about the culture that recognizes
the value of conservation in economic terms.”
Anthony Prowell Green Party of Arizona candidate for Congress
23 jan 12 @ 7:56 pm est
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Greens are the least ideological party in Australian politics
22 jan 12 @ 6:01 pm est
Green Party the least ideological
party in Australian politics
by Chris Dickinson
In reading online discussions
about green issues, I frequently come across claims that the Greens are doing this or that thing due to "Green ideology".
I've always found that a very curious statement. What do they mean by ideology?
It seems to me that ideology is what you have when you can't
prove what you say. It is the assertion of belief beyond mere facts. It is the refuge of those who know in their hearts that
they cannot win an honest argument.
Non-ideological statements are those that are backed by facts and reasoning,
as accepted by the great majority of informed people in the field. In contrast, ideological statements are assertions based
on belief. They may "feel right" to the people who make them, and their repetition provides a comforting sense of
certainty, but they are essentially illusions. They provide comfort not by removing doubt, but by papering over it.
Here are some examples of non-ideological statements: that the earth revolves around the sun; that it
is a sphere with a finite surface area and resources; that its climate is principally governed by the composition of gases
in its atmosphere; that all species living on it, including humans, are reliant on healthy ecosystems if they are to survive.
Here are some examples of ideological statements: that markets will always distribute resources more efficiently
and appropriately than other mechanisms; that the less regulation those markets have, the better they will work; that government
supply of goods and services is always inferior to private enterprise; that the smaller the government is, the better; that
growth can continue forever on a finite world.
Given the above, I'd like to make a daring
proposition – that the Greens are the least ideological party in Australian politics, by far.
The Greens do not have much in the way of ideology, because we do not need to. On every issue I can
think of, we have strived to have facts on our side. To paraphrase Stephen Colbert, we don't need ideology, because reality
has a well known Green bias.
Taiwan Chinese Green Party for reforms
22 jan 12 @ 5:58 pm est
Tiawan Green Party for China reforms
Green Party and civic groups yesterday called for amendments to the Constitution and reform of the electoral system in a bid
to ensure fair political participation and competition.
Representatives from the Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU), the Green Party Taiwan, the New Party, the
People First Party (PFP), the Taiwan Association for Human Rights and Citizen’s Congress Watch attended a joint press
conference in Taipei.
Green Party presidential hopeful meets Occupy protesters Dr. Jill Stein is trying to get on ballots of about 45 states
22 jan 12 @ 5:43 pm est
Party presidential hopeful meets Occupy protesters
Dr. Jill Stein is trying to get on ballots of about 45 states
-- Dr. Jill Stein, who is seeking the Green Party's nomination for president, stopped at Wilmington's Spencer
Plaza Thursday and met with a crowd of about 20 people -- mostly Occupy Delaware protesters.
"There is a rising up, a welling up if you will, of democracy and justices all over this country right
now, and we see it most of all at the Occupy sites, where people are coming together sort of like old-fashioned democracy,"
said Stein, a Lexington, Mass., physician. "Like the old-fashioned town meeting where ordinary people just got together
and just talked about their needs, their visions, their concerns."
Occupy Delaware, made up of local supporters of the Occupy Wall Street movement, has been protesting against
a number of issues, including social and economic inequality, corporate greed and government inaction.
Texas Green Party victory
22 jan 12 @ 5:41 pm est
Texas Green Party wins Ballot Suit Victory
an attorney for the Texas Green Party, confirmed that the suit ended in settlement, but said it was largely between the two
other parties involved. “We didn’t actively engage,” he said. “The Green Party is happy to be released
from all the claims in this lawsuit.”
the president and founder of Chicago-based Free and Equal, confirmed the settlement; she signed it, and said its confidentiality
agreement prohibits her from revealing details. But she said her petitioning firm got “caught in the middle of the war”
between other parties in Texas, and called the lawsuit “just a soap opera between the parties.”
“We were hired and given money to put the Green Party on the ballot,” she
said. “We didn’t do any favors for the Green Party.”
U.S. South Green Party success
22 jan 12 @ 5:35 pm est
Arkansas News Bureau
LITTLE ROCK — The Green Party of Arkansas turned in enough signatures to be able to place candidates on the ballot
this year, Secretary of State Mark Martin said today.
State law requires
political parties to submit at least 10,000 signatures of registered Arkansas voters to gain full ballot access. The requirement
does not apply to parties that received at least 3 percent of the vote in the last gubernatorial or presidential race.
The Green Party submitted its signatures on Dec. 20. Martin said Thursday his
office verified that the signatures were sufficient.
The party must hold a nominating convention by May 22, the date of the
state’s primary election.
Finnish Green Party near 15 per cent in Presidential election
22 jan 12 @ 5:33 pm est
Finnland Green Party strong in Presidential election
The Finns are about to vote for a pro-euro president. The two front runners are in the pro-euro camp and, if they get through a vote on Sunday, will agree on this
point in a run-off on 5 February.
Why are a majority of Finns in favour? According to second placed Green party candidate
Pekka Haavisto: "This election is a competition between those who are in favour of a closed Finland and want to go back to our old national currency Markka, and those who are in favour of more international cooperation
and… a more active role in the EU but also in the wider world."
But it's possible there is a whiff of economic self interest about
the vote. The euro pact under discussion and due to be decided on 30 January will protect the rich north from the indebted
south with a framework of strict rules. Reuters is reporting that Berlin has ordered the draft rules be toughened up to prevent
any thought of deviation.
Green Party looks to Conservatives for alliance to govern
22 jan 12 @ 5:29 pm est
Green Party moves center right with Merkel as old certainties fade in a changed Germany
GERMANY’S OPPOSITION Green Party would be “stupid”
not to enter coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel if the opportunity presented itself, according to party leader Cem Özdemir.
His assertion, to foreign correspondents in Berlin, reflects
a cold reality of German politics in 2012: no old certainties apply.
The opposition have failed to capitalise on the two-year crisis, while Dr Merkel’s Christian Democrat (CDU)-led
government has extracted no political profit from Germany’s boom.
Perplexed political leaders, running the poll numbers ahead of next year’s general election, increasingly acknowledge
that the once staid world of German politics is now a swinger party, where nearly everyone is open to new couplings.
Green Party, for instance, has seen it's support as high as 32 per cent mark in the last year and elected a conservative catholic
Green Party Governor.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Green Party Strong Occupy Congress leadership
17 jan 12 @ 9:13 pm est
Green Party Occupy Congress
Leading Greens at today's called for a full slate
of 435 Green Party U.S. House of Representative candidates in 2012, and 33 Green Party U.S. Senate candidates.
Dr. Jill Stein impressive, positive, inclusive
Green Party Occupies Congress
17 jan 12 @ 9:03 pm est
Monday, January 16, 2012
Al Jazeera Profiles Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein
16 jan 12 @ 11:31 am est
Al Jazeera Profiles Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein
"I joined [the Green Party] in 2000 ... I had not been a member of a party
or really politically active until that time."
was one of those people who was just off-put by political parties in general, and I didn't really come to see them as a necessary
thing essential for political and economic change. It took me ten years of participating in the policy process to understand
why we need political parties.
"Our hope is to qualify
in enough states to give [the Green Party] access to 90 per cent or more of the Electoral College. That means at least 40
states ... We currently have access in something like 17 states ... and can relatively easily get enough to bring us up to
a total of 30 or 35.
"I'm campaigning through largely
the below-the-radar grassroots campaign techniques, using everything that we can possibly get our hands on. A lot of it is
social media, alternative media, the blogs. We're definitely out there, [but] the typical electoral discussion is very closed
to challengers, to alternatives, and more closed with every passing year.
"The Green New Deal is basically an emergency programme of jobs creation. It is modelled on the New
Deal that helped get us out of the Great Depression in the 1930s ... Specifically, it would be creating jobs in small businesses
and cooperatives at the local level in key areas of the green economy ... clean manufacturing, local organic agricultures,
public transportation, and sustainable, clean renewable energy. That simultaneously goes a long way to solve the issues of
national security and would begin to make wars for oil obsolete.
"In the era of Citizens United, we are swimming in money - as if we weren't even before Citizens United. This is a sort of influence-peddling on steroids.
"But we have seen some pushback against that. [Money] is
not determinative, but it certainly tilts the playing field. In the recent elections, with the defeat, for example, of some
of the worst anti-immigrant and anti-women's reproductive rights referendums - it's not a done deal just because they have
the money on their side ... The playing field is tilted, but it always has been, and we've known that.
"In my own political career, which has entailed running for elections, my vote
counts have largely gone down as the system has become more rigged. So I really don't look to vote counts to be an indicator
of success or failure. At the same time that our vote counts have gone down in Massachusetts, our party has grown much stronger
... Whether two per cent or 52 per cent [of the vote], it's a win ... The goal here is bigger and longer-term."
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Green Party's Dr. Jill Stein Embraces Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Call
15 jan 12 @ 11:05 am est
Stein Embraces Dr. Kings’ Call to make
Health Care a Right, Promote Economic Justice and End War
Dr. Jill Stein, running for president as a Green Party candidate, said if elected she
would honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’ s legacy by not only embracing his call for civil rights and racial equality
but continuing his struggle for peace, economic justice and universal health care.
Dr. Stein reflect the message of Green Party founder Petra Kelly.
Dr. Stein, a graduate of Harvard Medical School, said she would make health care a right and enact a single
payer, expanded and Improved Medicare for All. In 1968, Dr. King said that “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice
in health care is the most shocking and inhumane. ”
“All Americans are entitled to quality health care. We need to also control the excessive costs of health care,
starting with eliminating the expensive and wasteful practice of health insurance, where profits are increased by denying
access to health care. It is a scandal that President Obama, who has long admitted that single payer is the best solution,
instead copied Milt Romney and mandated that all Americans buy health insurance,” stated Stein.
The last major speech Dr. King delivered, “Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution”, was
on poverty. Speaking at the National Cathedral in Washington D. C., King talked about how the poor were invisible in America.
When he was killed in Memphis four days later, while supporting the striking garbage workers, King was organizing a massive
march in D. C. to launch a new campaign to end poverty.
for “a campaign for jobs and income, because… the economic question was the most crucial that black people and
poor people, generally, were confronting.”
“There is nothing
new about poverty. What is new is that we now have the techniques and the resources to get rid of poverty. The real question
is whether we have the will,” added King.
Strikingly, a recent
report has included that nearly 50% of Americans live in conditions of actual poverty, meaning that they are not self-sufficient
and cannot afford food, transportation, and shelter, or are just one paycheck away from that falling into that condition.
Income inequality in America is worse than it has been since 1927. The richest 1% own 40% of the nation’s wealth and
get 24% of the income.
“We need economic policies
that seek income equality. We need to guarantee access to the fundamentals of life, these being quality housing, food, transportation,
education, and health care. We need a progressive tax system that requires the wealthy and Wall Street speculators to pay
a higher share of the tax burden. We need to focus on providing a decent life for the 99%, not excessive wealth for the 1%,”
Dr. King had concluded that a guaranteed annual income was
needed as the prime step to ending poverty in our country. “I am now convinced that the simplest approach will prove
to be the most effective — the solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a now widely discussed measure: the
guaranteed income.” Surprisingly, this was actually proposed a number of years later by President Nixon as a replacement
for welfare, but Congress rejected it.
Stein said that she
agreed with King on the need to end war and reinvest the military budget to fund domestic needs. Stein said she would also
use the peace dividend to fund a Green New Deal to provide jobs while curbing climate change.
“I will bring our troops home not only from Afghanistan and Iraq and Africa and South America, but
from the more than one hundred countries where we have bases. The best way to protect the security of Americans is to rebuild
our economy and stop using our military and economic might to exploit other countries and enrich corporate war profiteers,”
King ended his speech at the Washington Cathederal four days
before he was murdered with a day with a call for America to end the Vietnam War, a call for a peace dividend. “Every
time we kill [a Vietcong soldier] we spend about five hundred thousand dollars while we spend only fifty-three dollars a year
for every person characterized as poverty-stricken in the so-called poverty program, which is not even a good skirmish against
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. also stated, “A nation that
continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual
For more about Jill Stein for President visit jillstein.org
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Dr. Jill Stein headed to Washington D.C. Tuesday for Occupy Congress
14 jan 12 @ 3:50 pm est
Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein to Washington D.C. Tuesday for "Occupy Congress"..
Announced on facebook page.
On facebook over 1,000 people have committed to participate.
American workers need and deserve real increases in their take-home wages, not
anti-union legislation, according to Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. She called the shift toward so-called
“Right to Work” legislation in Indiana and elsewhere just the latest blows to the earning power of working people:
Huffington Post suggest Gingrich as Green Party candidate
14 jan 12 @ 3:47 pm est
Really? Gingrich as Green Party candidate...So says the Huffington Post.
And Newt Gingrich has been playing up his eco credentials so much that
he might be best served by dropping out, running as the Green Party's standard-bearer and naming Meg Whitman as his running
mate. Just think about it, Newt: Callista could totally rock a green head scarf.
Green Party's Caroline Lucas article in The Independent
14 jan 12 @ 3:29 pm est
Green Party Conservatives:
Traditional Green Party Conservatism
Caroline Lucas, Green Party legislator, with a review of a new book on Green Party Conservatism
With the Conservative
Unitied Kingdom leadership distancing itself from the environmental agenda it had courted so keenly before the last election,
and the Coalition government dangerously divided over green policies, philosopher Roger Scruton's thoughtful study on environmentalism
in the conservative tradition arrives at a timely moment. Acknowledging that the environment is the most urgent political
problem of our age – an intellectual step that already takes him beyond most Conservatives – the author, who is
both a conservative and a conservationist, seeks to reclaim it from the clutches of the left.
Given the severe economic and environmental crises we currently face, the line he quotes from the Green Party's 1989
manifesto, rallying against the "false gods of markets, greed and consumption and growth", actually strikes me as
pretty close to the mark. But I suppose that makes me one of those who have yet to learn "how to think seriously about
Focusing on the local
and national levels, Scruton champions the "conservative" values of personal responsibility and local sovereignty,
while lamenting the "decline in volunteers" to care of our natural heritage. He is scathing about state solutions
to environmental challenges and the "grand schemes" promoted by "unaccountable" NGOs, instead preferring
Edmund Burke's "little platoons" as a way of creating a sense of stewardship over our habitat, and encouraging greater
shared knowledge and respect.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Green Party's David Cobb at Occupy Peoria
13 jan 12 @ 9:59 pm est
* I spoke with Dave Cobb, spokesman with Move to Amend— the grass-roots organization similar to the Occupy movement with the aim at pushing a constitutional amendment in
favor of repealing the “corporate personhood” ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United vs. FCC’s
2010 decision. He said one of the things local affiliates want to do is focus on generating grass-roots interest in advisory
referendums. The referendums would basically ask if the voter supports a push to reverse a ruling that states corporations
are legal people with First Amendment rights.
* While not as well-known as Ralph Nader, Cobb was was the 2004 presidential candidate of the Green Party.
Latvia Green Party organize protest
13 jan 12 @ 9:51 pm est
“Greens” organize protest
against Latvia's involvement in Visaginas NPP project
The Green Party of Latvia will organize a
protest against Latvia's involvement in the Visaginas Nuclear Power Plant project at the Cabinet of Ministers building today,
the protest will continue from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., as the party informed LETA.
The Green Party of
Latvia is strong. The Greens in Latvia elected in prior years the head of the government.
Howard Switzer fights for Tennessee Green Party ballot access
13 jan 12 @ 9:25 pm est
boils, Green Party's Howard Switzer fights, as state defends ballot restrictions
U.S. District Judge
William J. Haynes Jr. openly bristled Monday at a deputy attorney general’s attempts to defend restrictions on ballot
access in Tennessee — restrictions similar to those Haynes threw out as unconstitutional less than 16 months ago.
While his annoyance was clear, Haynes did not rule on the Green and Constitution parties’ request
for summary judgment in their favor after 90 minutes of oral arguments, choosing instead to take the matter under advisement.
The alternative political parties sued the state in July and argue that state laws make it unconstitutionally hard for third
parties to get their names on the ballot in Tennessee.
They also argue that the state largely ignored Haynes’ September
2010 ruling in a similar lawsuit filed in 2008 by the Libertarian, Green and Constitution parties. That lawsuit challenged
laws that required a minor party to collect signatures from 2.5 percent of the state’s voters, who had to say they were
members of the party, in order to have the party name listed next to its candidates on the ballot.
Eva Joly Green Party candidate for President in France calls for Jewish and muslim national holidays
13 jan 12 @ 9:21 pm est
Eva Joly Green Party presidential candidate
in France " Make Yom Kippur and Eid al Adha national holiday", French presidential candidate says
PARIS (JTA) -- The Green Party candidate for the French presidency has
called for national holidays on Yom Kippur and the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.
Green Party leader Eva Joly said in a speech Wednesday that she wanted, "Jews and Muslims to be able to
celebrate Yom Kippur and Eid al-Adha during a day off," so that "every religion is treated equally in the public
Though national holidays are customary for Christian
celebrations, the call made waves in France, where religion is expected to be kept private in a strictly secular society intended
to be blind to race and religion.
"That is one way to look at secularism," quipped the French daily Le Figaro in its regular news coverage
of the story. Reader on-line reactions also expressed shock at the idea, and political opponents on the right and left
defended the country's Christian-only holidays out of an "old tradition."
Turkish and Georgian Green Party warn of Eco disaster
13 jan 12 @ 9:01 pm est
Green Party warns of ecological catastrophe
TBILISI, DFWatch – The
Green Party claims a hydroelectric project in Turkey will divert too much water from Mtkvari, possibly creating serious environmental
A low water level in the river
Mtkvari may lead to epidemics, because sewage water from Tbilisi and Rustavi will then make up the main mass of water, the
Turkey is planning to build the Beshik Haya cascade
reservoirs in Turkey’s Ardagani district. The Green Party claims this will redirect much of the water in the Mtkvari
into the Black Sea instead of the Caspian Sea, where it runs today. This will lead to an ecological and economic catastrophe,
according to leader Giorgi Gachechiladze.
The Green Party appeals
to authorities of Georgia, Turkey and Azerbaijan, which also may become the victim of the project, not to let this project
be implementated, because ‘an artificially created water deficit might cause tension between the states.’
Green Party's David W. Steinman to challenge Henry Waxman
13 jan 12 @ 8:55 pm est
Green Party Candidacy by David Steinman taking on Waxman.Topanga resident David W. Steinman has announced his candidacy for congress as the Green Party candidate
for 2012 in the redistricted 33rd District, which stretches from Malibu to Palos Verdes. The Green Party's David Steinman, a consumer advocate, author and magazine publisher,
has taken on the nation’s most powerful corporate interests. Most recently, David Steinman forced Procter & Gamble to remove or sharply reduce
levels of a carcinogen called dioxane and has taken on many other corporations as well, requiring them to reformulate their
of the Green Party served more than two years at the National Academy of Sciences where he represented the public interest. David Steinman's study on the human health consequences of pollution in the Santa Monica Bay and
expert testimony at a congressional hearing provided strong impetus to clean up Santa Monica Bay. The Green Party candidate for congress, Steinman is the author
of “Diet for a Poisoned Planet” and “The Safe Shopper’s Bible.” His media company, The Freedom
Press, based in Topanga, publishes the popular health magazine, Healthy Living. The Freedom Press employs more than 20 full-time,
part-time and freelance workers
“I am running for Congress as a Green
Party candidate because I believe in the fundamental principles of the party and because both parties have betrayed our interests
as Americans and have hurt Main Street businesses,” says Steinman, who will be challenging Rep. Henry Waxman.
Israel Green Party sets sights on Knesset
13 jan 12 @ 8:01 am est
Israel’s Green Party champion sets his sights on Knesset
by sue fishkoff, j. staff
no hyperbole to describe Alon Tal as the father of Israel’s environmental movement.
At 29, the North Carolina native founded Adam Teva V’din–Israel Union for Environmental
Defense, which has won countless legal battles in defense of the country’s land and resources.
At 36, he founded the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies on Kibbutz Ketura, which
has become the Mideast’s premier cross-border training ground for environmentalists.
He’s represented Israel in global forums, served as a delegate to the World Zionist Congress
and snagged a seat on the international board of the Jewish National Fund just a few years after suing them. He’s a
professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, a prolific writer, author of several books and an activist who in 2008 won
a life achievement award from Israel’s Ministry of Environmental Protection.Now, at 51, Tal has embarked on a new career: politics.
a founder and co-chair of the Israel Green Movement, the newly reorganized green party — its former leader was indicted
for fraud and corruption — he aims to give political muscle to the environmental imperative he’s been instrumental
in articulating for more than two decades.
he finishes his newest book, which he’s writing this year on sabbatical at Stanford University.
This is not a guy who dreams small.
Tal will outline his party’s “new deal” — a green agenda for Israel’s future — at
a luncheon Thursday, Jan. 19 in San Francisco hosted by Hazon and co-sponsored by UpStart Bay Area and the Israel Center,
a program of the S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation.
been on a speaking tour organized by the U.S.-based Green Zionist Alliance, the first organization dedicated to promoting
a sustainable future for Israel. And yes, he co-founded that group, too.
Green Party's Dr. Jill Stein succeeds on ballot in Washington D.C. presidential primary
13 jan 12 @ 7:28 am est
Ballot Access News brings us the Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party success story. Dr. Stein succeeded in getting on the presidential ballot
in Washington D.C.
Santorum has completely failed to get on the ballot in Washington D.C., repeating the failure of Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry
in neighboring Virginia. The threshold for getting on the DC ballot is quite low, raising new questions about the wherewithal
of the Santorum for President organization.
Green Party wins prominent new party member in L.A.
12 jan 12 @ 11:20 pm est
Thanks Ballot Access News.
Mass presidential primary puts 3 Green Party candidates on ballot for President
12 jan 12 @ 11:17 pm est
Nevada Green Party puts Dr. Jill Stein and Dr. Kent Mesplay on presidential primary ballot
12 jan 12 @ 11:14 pm est
Many Green Party candidates make presidential primary ballot in Arizonia
12 jan 12 @ 11:11 pm est
Arizona Green Party puts 6 Greens on Presidential Primary ballot.
Green Party candidates include Richard
Grayson, Gerard Allen Davis, Michael Oatman, Jill Stein and Gary Swing. It is not clear if Dr. Kent Mesplay of California
made the Arizona Green Party ballot for President. More at this link.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Winslow Wheeler rips the military spending waste of tax dollars
11 jan 12 @ 11:40 pm est
Want to cut wasteful spending? Start with U.S. military.
An American hero, Winslow Wheeler, has a rip roaring slap down story out tonight. Winslow, you might recall,
wrote the "Wastrels of Defense". Mr. Wheeler is the former chief of staff of the Chairman of the U.S. Senate
Appropriations committee, John Stennis. Winslow Wheeler has lived this. Winslow knows his stuff. Winslow
Wheeler has long been a welcome featured speaker at Green Party events in the U.S. Winslow is a conservative. A real
one. Well here you go. Read this. At the Public Intelligence Blog.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Ohio Green Party has a U.S. Senate candidate
11 jan 12 @ 10:42 pm est
Joseph DeMare Green Party
Candidate for U.S. Senate Achieves Write-In Ballot Status
by Carey Chet Campbell
Joseph DeMare, a machinist living in Bowling Green, has been certified as a write-in candidate for U.S. Senator on the
Green Party line by the Ohio Secretary of State.
This is some mighty fine news for
Buckeye voters. Joseph DeMare, Green Party, has made a very clever move here under arcane ballot access
law. Joseph DeMare, and we all know the twists and turns of getting on the ballot can be, and are mighty rough and
tumble. It takes a quick, clever mind, and or months of endless days and nights gathering petition signatures on the
The Green Party's Joseph DeMare appears to have found a way on the ballot
in November. The Green Party has ballot status in Ohio. But to get on the ballot in the primary can require a
prohibitive number of signatures.
Joseph DeMare has found a way around the obstacle.
Qualify as a write-in candidate in the primary. Then accept the nomination after receiving the most write-in votes on
Hats off to Joseph DeMare. Greens across the U.S. would be
wise to do the same. Here's the rest of the tale from the Jackson County Times Journal. Oh, yes. Like Joseph
DeMare, my father was also a machinist. A proud profession. Thanks for your courage and wit Joseph
At least 500 voters must write in JOSEPH DeMare in the March 6th primary,
then his name will appear on the fall ballot.
Former Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb (2004) speaking tour
11 jan 12 @ 10:32 pm est
Green Party 2004 presidential nominee David Cobb to speak
by Carey Chet Campbell
David Cobb is a famous name for
U.S. Green Party members. Not only was Cobb the Green Party nominee for President in 2004. He ran as the Green Party's
candidate for Lt. Governor in Texas years before that. Cobb inspired many Greens with his ability to recruit new Green
Party candidates. Then David Cobb has the special gift to organize, and get the signatures to be on the ballot.
Few states are as brutal as Texas, when it comes to getting on the ballot. Right now we are in that harsh,
hard, difficult petition gathering time in the Lone Star state. These are the times that try our petition gathering souls.
The Green Party's David Cobb has passed that brutal test again and again.
Cobb is a southerner. He grew to a man deep in the bible belt. His speeches have the sound, and cadence of a Southern
Baptist preacher. Cobb is known as a dynamite fundraiser.
To the great disappointment
of many Greens, and a loss for the electorate, and body politic at large, David Cobb hasn't run for office again since 2004.
That Green Party presidential baptism by fire seems to have kept Cobb not only off the ballot. David Cobb has
largely stayed out of the limelight. Cobb has avoided any Green Party leadership role. Not in state Green Parties. Nor
even in local Green Party committees. Cobb's charisma, his lawyer smarts, his organizing talents have been missed by
the Green Party.
Running for President as a Green Party nominee proved to be a very hard
row to go for David Cobb. After the election there was that fight for Ohio that continued in the courts led by David
Cobb, and Pat LaMarche. Proud and true David, Pat, and many other Greens led the charge. They exposed woeful corruption.
Proven in the courts of law. Ignored by the mainstream press. Forgotten by to many.
for David Cobb once more into the breach. Cobb is on a talking tour. Speaking tour, if you will. Aaron Mueler has the
rest of that story over at the Niles Daily Star. See the link below.
New Hampshire voters get campaign swing from Green Party's Dr. Jill Stein
11 jan 12 @ 10:12 pm est
New Hampshire primary goes Green
Green Party campaign of Dr. Jill Stein beats the competition once again. On election day in New Hampshire Dr. Stein
was visiting the Occupy movement in the state, and reaching out to voters. Dr. Stein's strong leadership is showing how to
build the United States Green Party into America's third major party.
Monday, January 9, 2012
A Green Party winner from the start: Dr. Jill Stein runs for president
9 jan 12 @ 8:55 pm est
Dr. Jill Stein Green Party winning start for presidential campaign.
Carey Chet Campbell
Dr. Jill Stein's Green Party presidential campaign
is off to a winning start. Attractive. Optimistic. Smart. Dr. Jill Stein is hitting just the right U.S. Green
Party political notes.
Attendance at state Green Party meetings has gone up since Dr. Stein launched her
campaign. Her quest for the Green Party presidential nomination started in October 2011. Since that Stein kick
off rally, in her native Boston, Mass Greens across the country have been pleased by her professionalism, and charm. Dr.
Stein's charisma is growing the Green Party. More new, and former Green Party members have joined, and are stepping
forward as candidates for U.S. House of Representatives, and the U.S. Senate. Some Greens are so encouraged by Dr. Jill
Stein's positive, constructive, Green Party building campaign they see the potential for a record number of Greens on the
ballot in 2012. A full state of 435 Green Party candidates on the ballot for every U.S. House seat, and 33 for each
U.S. Senate seat is at least discussed as possible.
Friendly, collaborative, and intelligent is how the Harvard medical
school magna cum laude graduate Dr. Jill Stein describes her approach. Dr. Stein is a wife, and mother. She is
an experienced, elected and re-elected Green Party local politician. Dr. Stein's experience as a candidate serves her,
and the Green Party well. Dr. Stein has run for the state legislature, and statewide three times. Twice Dr. Jill Stein
ran widely praised, high profile campaigns for Governor. Even critics granted Dr. Jill Stein performed with grace and
intelligence in the TV debates.
The Green New Deal, and the rest of
the article at link below
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Hollywood fundraiser for Green Party Presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein success
8 jan 12 @ 12:14 pm est
Green Party of Turkey pro green business legislation
8 jan 12 @ 12:11 pm est
Party's Mahmut Boynudelik, editor of the book “Ecological Constitution,” describes pro green business legislation
In comments to Sunday’s newspaper Zaman, the turkish Green Party leader and author stressed
that there is another equally critical issue facing the republic that does not garner nearly the same level of attention --
the environment. “Another subject that is at least as important as the Kurdish issue is an ecological constitution.
We are all affected by natural disasters, regardless of ethnicity,” the environmental journalist explained.
a compilation of notes from various conferences organized in recent months by Turkey's Green Party-led Initiative for an Ecological
Constitution (IEC), is a proposal for just that -- an ecologically based set of fundamental principles to guide Turkey's environmental
laws. The IEC, made up of activists, scientists and politicians from all over Turkey, presented to the Constitutional Reconciliation
Commission last Wednesday a series of articles it demands be included in the new constitution.
Green Party member and Green Gazette columnist
Boynudelik joined the IEC delegation, which also included Buğday (Wheat) Association for Supporting Ecological Living
Member Oya Ayman, environmental rights lawyer Mehmet Horuş and Republican People's Party (CHP) deputy Melda Onur, last
week in proposing that the following clause be added to the text of the new constitution: “The Republic of Turkey is
a democratic, secular, ecological and social constitutional state that is based on human rights, which are a part of Nature.”
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Green Party woman possible nominee for President in Germany
7 jan 12 @ 8:58 am est
Monday, January 2, 2012
Green Party Press Conference Jan 3rd on Defense Authorization Act
2 jan 12 @ 10:12 pm est
Green Party, and Council on American-Islamic
Schedule joint news conference objecting to new NDAA law
CAIR, the Green Party, and the Libertarian Party, are
scheduled to hold a news conference on Jan 3 in Iowa, to express their opposition to the new National Defence Authorization
Act. CAIR is deeply troubled by the new law.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has issued a press release saying it
is "deeply troubled" by the new National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) attack on civil rights, habeas corpus,
and due process.
CAIR's statement says
"It is deeply troubling that the NDAA became law with the detention provisions intact. We believe it is unconstitutional
for our military to become a police force that would hold American citizens indefinitely without the right to trial or even
to hear the charges brought against them."The Green Party and CAIR news conference is scheduled to take place at Des Moines Marriott Downtown at 11 a.m.
Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/317133#ixzz1iMS36aTu
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Egypt Green Party
1 jan 12 @ 5:40 pm est
green environmental party was founded 25 years ago for green and social change – long before the Arab Spring. The Green
Party is working to show Egyptians and the Arab world the connection between their issues and the environment.
The year 2011 will probably be remembered as the year of the Arab Spring. And while the whole world focuses on Islamists no attention goes to the emerging Green parties in this region. That’s
why we met with the new president of the oldest Green party in the region, Mr. Hisham Zayed from Egypt.
He was already there twenty-five
years ago, barely 17 years old, when the Egyptian Green Party was founded. “In 1986 the German greens warned us that
Laban Nido, Egypt’s national baby-milk brand, contained fall-out of the Chernobyl disaster. Instantly we decided to
set up an initiative to warn Egyptian society about this,” Zayed tells Green Prophet.
This generated a new way of thinking, which
made them decided to set up the Egyptian Green Party. In 1987, a first attempt to have the party established was refused by
the government. But after going to court, they were finally allowed. Because, and these are the words of judiciary: “the
party would be a step forward for the political life in Egypt, as they would contribute to the country’s future in an