For the anti-war movement, McCain was “the lesser evil” in 2008.

IW:  I was engaging in one of those Facebook discussions I just can’t keep myself from diving into, about who to support for President.  It was one of those only-on-Facebook discussions that take place with a group of people I went to school with decades ago.  One discussant was proffering the lesser evil excuse for […]

Chris Hedges: ‘There is no major difference between a McCain administration, a Bush and an Obama administration’

There is no major difference between a McCain administration, a Bush and an Obama administration. Obama, in fact, is in many ways worse. McCain, like Bush, exposes the naked face of corporate power. Obama, who professes to support core liberal values while carrying out policies that mock these values, mutes and disempowers liberals, progressives and […]

U.S. to Extend Afghan Pullout Deadline to 2014

The U.S. reportedly intends to extend a deadline for withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan by an additional three years. According to McClatchy Newspapers, the Obama administration will formally call for the withdrawal of the U.S.-led occupation force in 2014 instead of the current date of July 2011. The plan will be unveiled at a NATO […]

GP-US: Stimulus bill falls short as a real stimulus, as compromises sacrifice public works creation of new jobs

Green Party leaders said today that the $789 billion compromise stimulus bill falls drastically short of providing what’s needed to end the deepening recession, and urged the Obama Administration to renegotiate the bill to restore and expand funding to create jobs and to provide a real safety net for every American. The US economy needs […]

Cindy Sheehan on how the Anti-Republican-War movement is destroying the Peace Movement

Peace is not an absence of war: it’s an absence of preparing for war or an absence of using violence… If the USA had a national Peace Movement, Obama would not be our President-Elect right now. Dennis Kucinich (D-Oh) would have been the nominee for the Democrats and Ron Paul (R-Tx) would have been nominated […]

Presidential Race: Final, certified results from NY State

If the specific links do not work, try going to the main NYS BOE web-page here and click on the 2008 General Election Results next to the yellow “new” blurb. Here is the link list of 2008 Election Results for various races: http://www.elections.state.ny.us/2008ElectionResults.html The pdf should be here (though pdf links are trickier): http://www.elections.state.ny.us/NYSBOE/elections/2008/General/PresidentVicePresident08.pdf In […]

If You Have Hope For Real Change, Then Vote Green Party On Election Day 11/4/08

The Green Party candidates for president and vice president, Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente, are an historic ticket. These two women of color, a former six term Democratic Congresswoman from Georgia and a journalist and founder of the National Hip Hop Caucus have teamed up to bring a message of peace, democracy, justice and ecological […]

Heart Wrenching Video! – Cynthia McKinney – supports family facing an execution

Compelling and heart wrenching video of Cynthia McKinney supporting the family of Gregory Wright during his execution in Huntsville Texas. He was executed shortly after 6PM on October 30. There’s evidence that he may have been wrongly convicted of murder. McKinney speaks out against the death penalty. Note that Obama supports the death penalty.  Video […]

Another Reason to Vote for McKinney instead of Obama or McCain in NY

The statistics below from http://blogs.cqpolitics.com/polltracker/2008/10/latest-statebystate-general-el-79.html show that a vote for mcCain or Obama in New York is a wasted vote.  Vote for a candidate instead who represents what you believe so that who ever is president they know there is a constituency to answer to.  Candidates only care about votes and dollars, sending them petitions, […]

LWV & Peace Action compares Cynthia McKinney to other Prez candidate

Other comparisons of the candidates are at the bottom of this post. Peace Action created a Peace Voter ’08 candidate guide that opens as a pdf. Ian’s Notes: The position on “BELIEVES THE US SHOULD PROHIBIT TORTURE AND OBEY LAWS AND TREATIES ON THE HUMANE TREATMENT OF PRISONERS.” does not take into account that neither […]

Republican Bean Counter Strategy

During a phone conversation with a friend, it dawned on us. The Republicans don’t care how they get votes. Many citizens don’t care about politics enough to study a subject or apply political judgment. So, you never know what formula the Republican political machine will apply to winning over undecided voters. Maybe they realized, that […]

This is the first day of the Obama administration, and it looks like

a McCain administration.  Think there are vast differences between the two?  Add to the 9 times they agreed on their debate, 700,000,000,000 more things they agree on.  The progressives inside, and outside, the Democratic Party opposed the bailout, yes bailout not rescue plan, as Obama following John McCain’s lead started calling it.  This bailout stunk […]

Green, Republican, & Democratic views of Offshore Drilling

3/30/10 IW: The post below was from 2008.  It was pretty prescient. With Obama opening up the Atlantic to drilling, it has become even more useless to try to differentiate the Republican and Democratic positions.  Its either the corporate parties or the Green Party.  Your choice. Were you sickened as we were by the chants […]

NY 2008 Presidential Election Ballot with FAQ

2012 Prez Update: 2012 Presidential Candidates(in New York) for 2012 are listed and discussed at our new post: here The ballot will not be set in New York State for the November 2012 general elections until: October 2nd. _________________________________________ 2010 Update: NY Governor Race 2010 Certified ballot for 2010 New York Governor race is at […]

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