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    Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? eBook

    Reflections on Occupy Wall Street, with photos, fun, and good wishes for the future. eBook, Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? (Only $.99 !) In the eBook, the Occupy movement is explored through original reporting, photographs, cartoons, poetry, essays, and reviews.The collection of essays and blog posts records the unfolding of Occupy into the culture from September 2011 to the present.  Authors Kimberly Wilder and Ian Wilder were early supporters of Occupy, using their internet platforms to communicate the changes being created by the American Autumn.

    The eBook is currently available on Amazon for Kindle;  Barnes & Noble Nook ; Smashwords independent eBook seller; and a Kobo for 99 cents and anyone can read it using their Kindle/Nook Reader, smart phone, or computer.

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Guv cand Rich Whitney, LeAlan Jones & IL Green Party Sue WTTW over Debate Exclusion

    The Illinois Green Party and candidates Rich Whitney and LeAlan Jones filed suit in federal court late yesterday against public television station WTTW, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Public Broadcasting Service and President and CEO of WTTW Daniel J. Schmidt. Gubernatorial candidate Whitney and Senatorial candidate Jones were both excluded from debates […]

New Touch Screen Problems, Absentee Ballot Mess Further Evidence that Voters Need to Green Party

On the heels of “Whiteygate”, new problems have been reported with touch-screen voting machines in Chicago. This, coupled with a major voting rights issue involving absentee ballots, point to the need for serious electoral reform that won’t happen with Democratic officeholders, say Green Party leaders. The Illinois Green Party has received two detailed complaints about […]

Green Party candidate supports parent/student/community struggle in Illinois

From a Rich Whitney for Governor 2010 press release, October 19, 2010: Rich Whitney to visit parents occupying Whittier Field House Carbondale, IL—Green Party candidate Rich Whitney will be visiting the field house at the Whittier Elementary School in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood this evening in a show of solidarity and support for the parents, students […]

On the Heels of Whiteygate, Whitney is shut out of Chicago Debates

Just days after Rich Whitney‘s name was found to be misspelled on voting machine throughout Chicago, the Green Party candidate for governor is now finding himself locked out of three Chicago debates, including one going on tonight at Elmhurst College, 8 p.m. Tonight’s debate, along with the League of Women Voters on Oct 20 and […]

Green Party candidates across US win debates, while others battle exclusion

In Illinois race for the US Senate, Green Party candidate LeAlan Jones wins a debate from which he was excluded: SC Green Tom Clements challenges Sen. Jim DeMint’s refusal to debate; Calif. Green Laura Wells arrested for entering the gubernatorial debate site On Tuesday, California Green Party governor candidate Laura Wells wasn’t only barred from […]

Green Party Watch: The League of Women Voters and the debate issue

The League of Women Voters ran presidential debates until 1988, when the Democratic and Republican parties, unhappy with the LWV’s inclusion of independent candidates like John Anderson, formed the Commission on Presidential Debates to seize control of the debates. The LWV issued a statement to announce its withdrawal of sponsorship for the debates: The League […]

Guv cand Whitney (G-IL) Trumps Competitors in Tribune Debate and Proves Why He Should Be Included in Future Debates

Rich Whitney, the Illinois Green Party governor candidate, participated in a debate with all four of the other ballot-qualified competitors for governor today before the Chicago Tribune editorial board. The spirited and at time rancorous debate pointed out significant differences between all five candidates. Before an audience of 42 people, topics such as the budget […]

Poverty Gains in US, Guv cand Whitney (G-IL) Calls on Illinois Programs to Stay in Force

Illinois Green Party governor candidate Rich Whitney called on Illinois anti-poverty programs to stay in place to provide essential assistance to low-income people in the state. Whitney explained that “fighting poverty and assisting people without access to health care, food or even basic subsistence income is an essential function of state government.” Whitney’s statement comes just as […]

Guv cand Whitney (G-IL) Expected Increased Bond Debt

Illinois Green Party governor candidate Rich Whitney reacted with very little surprise to The Civic Federation’s latest financial analysis of the state of Illinois.  The study concluded that due to its declining bond rating, Illinois will have to pay as much as $551 million extra to pay off the bonds it issued between September 2009 […]

Guv cand Whitney (G-IL) Blasts Brady’s Tax Proposal

Green Party governor candidate Rich Whitney blasted the latest proposal by his Republican challenger State Senator Bill Brady. In one of the few times that he has given any insight into his budget plan, Brady suggested that if elected governor, he would press for greater tax cuts for businesses. Whitney commented: Brady is now trying […]

Guv cand Whitney Criticizes Quinn’s Education Funding Proposal

Illinois Green Party governor candidate Rich Whitney blasted both his Republican and Democratic opponents after Governor Pat Quinn outlined his latest proposal to increase education funding. Quinn’s suggestion is to raise the income tax with the caveat that schools would then have to lower their property tax levies in order to receive the funds. Whitney […]

Guv cand Guv cand Whitney (G-IL) on Quinn’s Firings and Ethics

Green Party governor candidate Rich Whitney (IL) reacted with suspicion to the recent staff changes in Governor Pat Quinn’s administration. On August 13,  Quinn terminated the employment of Executive Inspector General James Wright. On Sunday, August 22, Quinn’s Chief of Staff Jerry Stermer resigned after using his state email address for campaign correspondence. Whitney remarked: […]

Guv cand Rich Whitney (G-IL) on the Blagojevich Verdict

Green Party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney reacted to the outcome of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s trial by calling for reform of the Illinois political system. For Whitney, the actions of Blagojevich are a result of a corrupt political system that fosters such behavior. He explained that Rod Blagojevich’s conduct is a symptom of a […]

Guv cand Whitney (G-IL) with Move to Amend 8/23/10

Green Party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney will hold two events this Monday, August 23rd, with representatives from the organization Move to Amend in Springfield. Move to Amend is a consortium of over fifty organizations that are rallying against the creation of the classification of corporate personhood. The day will begin with a meet and greet […]