What’s happening in politics? (For those of us ready, or at least curious, about politics now that Christmas is over…)

Three places with interesting updates on grassroots, third party, and independent politics: Ballot Access News is always valuable to check out. Richard Winger is a ballot access expert who constantly studies and comments on electoral justice, ballot access law, third party building, independent and third party candidates, and petition drives. Independent Political Report strives to […]

State Green Parties sponsor No Nukes Tour 10/3 -10/8/11

Green Parties in several states are co-sponsoring and hosting a ‘No Nukes Tour’ of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida from Monday, October 3, to Saturday, October 8. The No Nukes Tour, with the slogan “Organize the South!”, will feature Green activist and candidate Howie Hawkins.  Mr. Hawkins has been an organizer in […]

US Senate cand Clements (SC-G) addresses nuke safety after Virginia earthquake

In an article published at The Hill.com, South Carolina Green Party candidate for US Senate Tom Clements addressed the risks exposed by the earthquake in Virginia. “This event affirms that reactors located outside active earthquake zones are also at risk and that increased steps to protect against earthquakes must be implemented at all sites. It […]

Lax Safety, Poor Procedures At Darlington Nuke Plant (via South Carolina Green Party)

The Union of Concerned Scientists released a damning report on the nuclear power plant operated in Darlington, SC by Progress Energy, known as HB Robinson. The same company operates the Southport plant near Wilmington, NC. The entire report is worth reading as it reveals the plethora of problems which exists in operational plants.  None of […]

WI Green Party Stands With Public Workers (via South Carolina Green Party)

Statement from the Wisconsin Green Party on the protests by public workers in that state: Supporters and Wisconsin public sector workers listen to a speech by Phil Neuenfeldt, President of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO in the state capitol.  Flickr photo by wisaflcio, reproduced under Creative Commons License. Green Party Stands With Public Workers Thursday, 02/17/2011 […]

Straight-Ticket Distorts Democracy In State Elections (via South Carolina Green Party)

How is it possible that former Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Alvin Greene could go from 25% of the vote in a statewide contest to 1% of the vote running in his own hometown?  Alvin Greene attained 28% of the vote for U.S. Senate in 2010, yet he obtained only 40 votes in the Democratic […]

End of the Democratic Leadership Committee follows its success over Democratic Party (via South Carolina Green Party)

Politco and other online political blogs reported Wednesday that the Democratic Leadership Committee, which swung the Democratic Party decisively into the center in the 80s, is closing it’s doors. The DLC led a move by Democrats to compete with the GOP for donations from big business.  The new tactic proved successful, as the Democrats succeeded […]

Clements Keynote Speaker at USC Environmental and Social Justice Activism in South Carolina Conference (via South Carolina Green Party)

From today’s University of South Carolina Daily Gamecock: Tom Clements, South Carolina’s 2010 Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate, wants today’s students to think of themselves as activists. “Challenge authority and question authority,” Clements said. “We need you guys here in South Carolina to be involved on campus.” Clements was the keynote speaker at the […]

Webcast of SRS Nuclear Waste Preprocessing and Storage Hearing, January 7. (via South Carolina Green Party)

The Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future is streaming today’s hearing at the Augusta Marriott Hotel and Suites on nuclear waste reprocessing and storage at the Savannah River Site. A link to site of stream is here: http://webcast.streamlogics.com/audience/index.asp?eventid=14194887 The stream is apparently in Windows Media or Real Player. Although the audio appears to be […]

Nuclear Dumping Hearing In Augusta Tomorrow, Jan 7. Clements, Others To Speak (via South Carolina Green Party)

Tomorrow, January 7, the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future (www.brc.gov) will meet in Augusta, Georgia from 8 AM to 3 PM at the at the Augusta Marriott Hotel and Suites, Two Tenth Street, Augusta, GA 30901 [map]. The meeting will “hear from regional representatives about the nation’s nuclear waste policy. The Commission will […]

SC NAACP: A Call for Unity: Don’t Celebrate Slavery and Terrorism (via South Carolina Green Party)

The Sons of Confederate Veterans are celebrating the 150th anniversary of South Carolina‘s secession from the Union and the start of the Civil War by holding a $100-a-ticket “Secession Ball”. The NAACP will publicly protest this event by holding a candlelight vigil followed by a Mass Meeting. The protest is themed “A Call for Unity: […]

Sen cand Clements (G-SC) releases magical new web video

  Republican Senator Jim DeMint’s PAC the Senate Conservatives fund has funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars into Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell’s magical quest for the Senate while South Carolinians have heard next to nothing from their junior Senator this election year. Today, the Clements for Senate campaign has released a web video challenging […]

Green Party candidates win key labor endorsements

While Dems take labor support for granted and cave in to corporate lobbies, Greens fight for working people; Green Party candidates say “We don’t have a shortage of work ethic in America, we have a shortage of work” Green Party candidates for Congress and other public offices have drawn important endorsements from unions and labor […]

Pick Clements (G-SC) for U.S. Senate (via Progressive Pundit)

[This is my letter to the editor that was published today, Saturday September 4th in The Greenville News.] There has been extensive coverage of Democrat Alvin Greene, whose constant gaffes and suspicious past make him easy pickings for media ratings. In fact, Greene has garnered more media attention than most other Congressiona … Read More […]

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