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    UPDATE: Campaign 2008: A PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE THAT MATTERS

    Posted by Green Party Peace Network on January 8, 2008

    Two more candidates will join this debate!

     

     Cynthia McKinney~Ralph Nader~Jared Ball~Kent Mesplay

    Kat Swift~Jesse Johnson


    Hosted and moderated by

    Cindy Sheehan along with

    Aimee Allison

    Matt Gonzalez

    Gayle McLaughlin

    Ross Mirkarimi

    Mark Sanchez

     
    

    
    

     

    Sunday, January 13, 2008

    HERBST THEATER
    Veteran’s Memorial Bldg.

    401 Van Ness Ave.(opposite City Hall)
    San Francisco
    (3 blocks from Civic Center BART)

    YOURFUTUREYOURPLANETYOURPARTY
    register GREEN

    $10–25 donation (sliding scale)

     

    Sponsored by the Green
    Party of Alameda County, the San Francisco Green Party and the Sacramento
    County Green Party

    For more information:
    http://www.acgreens.org/debate
    (510) 644-2293

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    Posted in 2008 elections, activism, candidates, elections | Leave a Comment »

    Green Presidential Debate

    Posted by Green Party Peace Network on January 6, 2008

    Greens announce ‘A Presidential Debate That Matters’ Jan. 13; diverse ballot includes former Rep. Cynthia McKinney, Ralph Nader; Cindy Sheehan will co-moderate

    GREEN PARTY OF CALIFORNIA NEWS RELEASE

    SAN FRANCISCO – The first, and only, live debate between candidates on the Green Party’s California ballot for President of the United States – featuring a former Democratic Party member of Congress, consumer protection icon, professor and environmental engineer – is scheduled here January 13, said John Morton of the Green Presidential Debate Committee.

    The debate will be held Sunday, January 13 at 2 p.m. at the Herbst Theater/Veterans Memorial Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue.

    Six-time Democratic Rep. Cynthia McKinney, longtime consumer advocate Ralph Nader – who is still an undeclared candidate, university professor Jared Ball and environmental engineer Kent Mesplay will participate in ‘Campaign 2008: A Presidential Debate that Matters.’

    ‘Peace Mom’ Cindy Sheehan – a former Democrat – will co-moderate the debate, along with co-hosts San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, KPFA personality Aimee Allison and former President of SF Board of Supervisors Matt Gonzalez. Sheehan is running as an independent Congressional candidate against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in San Francisco.

    The event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $10-25. For more information go to http://www.acgreens.org/debate.

    The debate is sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County, the San Francisco Green Party, the Sacramento County Green Party and endorsed by the Green Party of San Mateo County.

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    Contacts:
    Crescenzo Vellucci, State Press Office, 916-996-1970, scramaddr(“comcast.net”,”greenparty-press”)greenparty-press@comcast.net
    Sara Amir (Los Angeles), 310-270-7106, scramaddr(“earthlink.net”,”saraamir”)saraamir@earthlink.net
    Dr. Bob Vizzard (Sacramento), 916.206 8953, scramaddr(“earthlink.net”,”thevizz”)thevizz@earthlink.net
    Susan King (San Francisco), 415-823-5524, scramaddr(“mindspring.com”,”funking”)funking@mindspring.com
    The Green Party of California
    http://www.cagreens.org
    P.O. Box 2828, Sacramento, CA 95812
    Phone: (916) 448-3437
    EMail: scramaddr(“greens.org”,”gpca”)gpca@greens.org

    Posted in 2008 elections, activism, anti-war, candidates, peace | Leave a Comment »

    California Green Party Member Joins Peace Activists To March Before Rose Parade

    Posted by Green Party Peace Network on January 1, 2008

    Los Angeles News
    Dec 30, 2007 2:29 pm US/Pacific
    Peace Activists To March Before Rose Parade
    PASADENA, Calif. (CBS) ? Peace activists said they intend to march down Colorado Boulevard two hours before the Rose Parade begins, calling for an end to the Iraq war and for the impeachment of the President Bush and Vice President Cheney.

    A group calling itself the White Rose Coalition said its members intend to march past the TV camera platforms at the Norton Simon Museum at 6 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

    Pasadena police said they had just learned of the protest and are checking on the legality of the march. An official said the police department would make an announcement on how the protest would be handled later on Sunday.

    Peter Thottam, a spokesman for the coalition, said organizers will begin demonstrating during pre-parade telecasts at 6 a.m. An Internet site operated by the Coalition says activists will unfurl a banner and demonstrate as the Port of Los Angeles float passes by the grandstands on Colorado Boulevard east of Orange Grove Boulevard, at about 9 a.m.

    “Everything we are doing is strictly within our First Amendment rights, and we do not want to interrupt anyone’s enjoyment of the parade,” he said today. “We have made it clear to every participant that we want to be respectful.”

    Thottam, a lawyer and former political candidate for the Green Party, acknowledged that “there are some people who will get out of hand, and we have no control over everyone. We are a decentralized group simply trying to get our message out through the mainstream media blockade, especially about the impeachment of the president of the United States.”

    Peace activist Cindy Sheehan is also expected to attend.

    The peace protest will take place at the same parade that will be targeted by activists protesting the human rights record of China. They have called on parade spectators to turn their backs on the Beijing Olympics float as it moves down the parade.

    Peace protest organizers said that they intend to march several blocks east down Colorado Boulevard, then branch off for a rally at the Pasadena City Hall, two blocks north of the parade. The street is closed to traffic all night, but pedestrians have in years past been allowed to walk on the parade route itself until just before the bands and floats move down the street.

    The White Rose Coalition includes members of Code Pink, a group that has dogged Sen. Hillary Clinton and other politicians they consider too hawkish on the war in Iraq. Other members include Veterans for Peace and members of the Green Party.

    The name is taken after a short-lived resistance movement to Nazi power in Munich in 1942.

    Posted in activism, anti-war, candidates, consitutional rights, impeachment, Iraq, peace | 1 Comment »

    Cynthia McKinney Announces Runfor President

    Posted by Green Party Peace Network on December 18, 2007

    Posted in 2008 elections, activism, anti-war, candidates, community, consitutional rights, human rights, Iraq, peace | Leave a Comment »

    Peace Survey for Green Party Presidential Candidates

    Posted by Green Party Peace Network on December 16, 2007

    The survey below has been sent to all the Candidates seeking the GPUS nomination for U.S. President on behalf of members of the Green Party Peace Network (GPPN). Members will distribute the answers to their state parties and they will be posted on this blog.


    GPUS Presidential Candidate Peace Issues Survey:

    1. What is your position / policy on the following Issues:

    –War and Occupation of Iraq
    –Waging war on other countries (Iran)
    –Disparity in the percentage of U.S. government revenues devoted to
    militarism vs. domestic and social needs
    –No Child Left Behind and military recruiting in schools?
    –Support of a draft or “War tax”
    –Support of a “war-profiteering” tax for those companies making
    windfall profits from this war?
    –The idea of a surtax on incomes over a certain level
    –Alternative energy sources
    –Climate change (specifically, what goals would you prioritize)

    2. What support would you hope to get from states in the GPUS?

    ——————————–

    2008 Green Party Presidential Candidates:

    Jared Ball, independent journalist; radio host (WPFW 89.3 FM Pacifica Radio in Washington, DC),
    hip-hop scholar, assistant professor of communications studies at Morgan State University
    in Baltimore, Maryland
    http://www.jaredball.comElaine Brown, 2005 Green candidate for Mayor of Brunswick, Georgia; former leader of the Black
    Panther Party; organizer of Mothers Advocating Juvenile Justice and National Alliance for
    Radical Prison Reform
    http://www.elainebrown.org

    Jesse Johnson, 2006 US Senate candidate and 2004 gubernatorial candidate for the Mountain
    Party in West Virginia (now affiliate state party of the Green Party of the United States); filmmaker
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMxgYnmdHfg

    Cynthia McKinney, former member of the US House of Representatives (Georgia), 1993 to 2003, 2005
    to 2007; former member of the Georgia House of Representatives, 1988-1992
    http://www.runcynthiarun.org

    Kent Mesplay, 2004 candidate for the Green presidential nomination; former president of
    Turtle Island Institute; environmental engineer, alternative energy activist; California Green organizer
    http://www.mesplay.org

    Kat Swift, Texas Green organizer; former Campus Greens leader; activist with Clean Money San
    Antonio and San Antonio Democracy Now
    http://www.bexargreens.org/katforprez

    Posted in 2008 elections, activism, anti-war, candidates, climate change, global warming, human rights, Iran, Iraq, military recruiting, peace | Leave a Comment »

    The Second Annual Boston Tea Party and Conference for 9/11 Truth! – Green Party Candidate for Governor will participate

    Posted by Green Party Peace Network on December 13, 2007

    See http://boston911truth.org/teaparty/ for the full story

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    Saturday Conference:
    Architects, Engineers & Educators Speak Out!
    10am to 5pm, Faneuil Hall
    Saturday Night: 9/11 Sent Them to War, 7pm, Faneuil Hall
    Sunday: Noon, Rally on Boston Common
    Sunday: 2:30, Tea Party Boston Harbor
    Sunday: 4pm to 9pm, After party– A Brew and a Brainstorm
    Hennessy’s, Upstairs, 25 Union St. (In Faneuil Hall area)

    See
    http://www.boston911truth.org/teaparty/schedule07.php
    for the full schedule

    Speakers include:
    9/11 Truth experts
    Steven Jones
    Richard Gage
    Kevin Ryan
    Joel Hirschhorn
    Robert Bowman
    Dr. Kevin Barrett
    Barbara Honegger
    Justin Martel

    9/11 Victims Advocate
    Donna Marsh O’Connor

    Peace Activists
    CINDY SHEEHAN
    RAY McGOVERN

    Civil Liberties Expert
    Nancy Murray

    Impeachment Advocate
    John Kaminski, Northeast
    Impeachment Coalition Spokesperson

    Green Party nominee for Governor:
    Grace Ross

    More…

    From the website, http://boston911truth.org/teaparty/:

    “The goal of this program is to foster harmony and cooperation between a broad spectrum of activists and organizations concerned with ending the war in Iraq, war crimes being perpetrated either by executive order or congressional mandate, the impeachment and/or removal of elected or appointed government officials engaged in criminal activity, the unlawful dismantling of constitutional rights and provisions, the neglect of rights and concerns of 9/11 and Iraq War victims and their families, and the lack of transparency in the investigation of criminal culpability in the 911 attacks. It is our hope and belief that a unified front regarding all of these issues will bring about lasting peace and a truly free and democratic society.”

    Posted in 911, activism, anti-war, candidates, consitutional rights, disasters, impeachment, peace | Leave a Comment »

    It’s not easy being Green candidate

    Posted by Green Party Peace Network on October 16, 2007

    It’s not easy being Green candidate

    C. Fraser Smith
    The Baltimore Sun, October 14, 2007

    Maria Allwine thinks Baltimoreans are hungry for change but too beaten down by generations of Democratic rule to imagine change is possible.

    The Green Party’s candidate for City Council president presses her case in the face of those who say she’s wasting her time contesting the machine.

    She goes into the general election campaign with very little on her side. She has no campaign money, rejecting funding from the well-heeled corporate interests as a matter of Green Party principle. Baltimore has even fewer registered Greens than registered Republicans – and Republicans are outnumbered 8- or 9-to-1 by Democrats.

    Still, she’s challenging that Democratic establishment to show a scintilla of understanding that current approaches to city problems have done nothing to combat crime or to
    reverse the erosion of Baltimore’s quality of life. Read the rest of this entry »

    Posted in anti-war, candidates, Iraq, peace | Leave a Comment »

    Callng 2008 Peace Candidates

    Posted by Green Party Peace Network on October 4, 2007

    Are you going to be running for office for your state party in 2008? If so, we want you!

    Please contact us for an interview. We want to interview all 2008 Green Party Candidates who will have peace in their platforms and put the interviews on this blog!

    Contact Peace Candidate Interviews

    Posted in 2008 elections, candidates, peace | Leave a Comment »