IL GP congratulates congressional primary winner Matt Reichel

The Illinois Green Party congratulates Matt Reichel, who earned 34% of the vote to win yesterday’s Special Primary in the 5th Congressional District.  Runners up include Deb Gordils (32%), Mark Fredrickson (14%), Alan Auguston (13%) and Simon Ribeiro (1%). The outcome of the primary had been uncertain until this afternoon, when the Chicago Board of […]

Like Pelosi’s Congress with Bush Impeachment, Obama White House Declares Single-Payer Universal Healthcare “Off the Table”

Green Party urges widespread protest over President Obama’s exclusion of Single-Payer/Medicare For All advocates from the March 5 health care reform summit at the White House Two protests scheduled: in front of the White House on Thursday, March 5, organized by Physicians for a National Health Program and other single-payer groups; “Burn Your Health Insurance […]

Results from 3/3/09 Illinois Congressional primary

Election results from primary for Congress in Illinois: Democrat. Republican. Green Party.

In Illinois Congressional race today: 23 candidates vie for Rep. Emmanuel’s seat (Dem, Rep, Green)

KW: An interesting primary. It is unusual for a third party to have 5 candidates in their primary, as the Green Party does in this race. The winner of the three primaries will run against each other in a special election on April 7th 2009. Check back here this evening for results and analysis. The […]

NY Governor hits historic low rating (Good news for third parties!)

Thoughts on the Governor’s race in New York for 2010 in light of Governor Paterson’s low approval rating. List of third parties who may be interested in running a candidate for NY Governor.

Cynthia McKinney: Ruminations on President Obama’s Tenure Thus Far and “Acceptable Punditry” 3/2/09

I have played around with this idea for hours now, on whether or not to write this piece.  But the events of the last few hours, I believe, mandate that I raise my voice once again. I have read and re-read President Obama’s Joint Congressional Address.  All of the “acceptable punditry” have spoken and given […]

Live streaming of Capitol anti-coal demo (plus global warming)

Link to live streaming of the Capitol Climate Action rally and civil disobedience in D.C. Comments on speech by Vandana Shiva. Thoughts on global warming, climate change, and energy.

President of Guinea-Bissau assasinated:President Joao Bernado “Nino” Vieira

(excerpt from) China view Guinea-Bissau president reportedly killed after army chief slain DAKAR, March 2 (Xinhua) — Guinea-Bissau President Joao Bernardo Vieira was reportedly killed by soldiers early Monday after a bomb attack in which the country’s military chief was slain, according to reports from the tiny West African country of 1.5 million population. Reuters […]

Shouldn’t MoveOn Oppose Obama on Afghanistan?

The opinion piece: Shouldn’t MoveOn Oppose Obama on Afghanistan? (Initially posted using ShareThis) An opinion piece in The Nation, written by John Nichols. Excerpt: …Democratic leaders in Congress might have been willing to compromise with the Bush administration on Iraq back in 2002. But MoveOn said “no.” And MoveOn was right. Now, more than ever, […]

Rev. Billy: Green Party candidate NYC Mayor

A letter from Reverend Billy Sunday, March 1, 2009 Dear New York City friends, Today I am launching a campaign for Mayor of New York City. It’s time for all of us to rise up and reclaim our wonderful city from Starbucks and the other awful chain stores, from real estate speculators and the predators […]

Chuck D on D.L. Hughley: Cynthia, Rosa, and the Green Party

from David A. Kirschenbaum, Boog City publisher and NYC Green Party member i’m up late, surprise, and on d.l. hughley breaks the news, his cnn show, he has on chuck d and michael steele, new rnc head, and chuck d talked about race in republican party not being prevalent, feeling excluded, then he says (and […]

Sunday: Some thoughts on the Power Shift conference in DC

So, I am observing from afar the Power Shift conference in DC with hopefulness and some healthy skepticism. I am thankful that 12,ooo or so young people cared enough about something political and environmental to show up. (So many times, among my progressive colleagues, we find ourselves saying “Where are the young people?”.) I am […]

SOA Watch founder Fr. Bourgeois on Long Island 4/1 -4/4/09

Please note that Fr. Roy Bourgeois, founder of SOA Watch, will be here on LI April 1 to April 4. During this time he will present at Stony Brook University on April 1, during the regular student activity period, (12 noon till 2 pm) and on Friday April 3, he will be at the Cinema […]

Large percentage of Long Islanders have experienced hate crime

New polls show statistics for people in Long Island who worry about hate crime, and also a large percentage of people in Long Island (both Suffolk County and Nassau County) who say they have been a victim of hate crime. The article points out that racism is a continuing problem.

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