Archive for September, 2008

Rosa Clemente at the RNC videos

First Rosa Clemente speaking out at the RNC protests in Minneapolis. Not sure who shot this video but it was posted by Chris Lugo on YouTube. Good stuff, but it was kind of distracting when the stage hands were trying to get her off the stage after 3 minutes:

Then this interview with Rosa in the midst of the street marches, where she goes off on the cops and continues her unrehearsed, straight from the heart style, posted by John’s Doe Main:

I’ve heard from some Greens that Rosa is too much activist and not enough politician. In my opinion, she’s awesome. Rosa Clemente, Vice Presidential candidate with the Green Party.

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Cynthia McKinney asks: How in the world can you spend trillions of dollars on the military and intelligence and have them fail four times in one day?

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New Dollar to hit the streets tomorrow

New Dollar

Apparently only Wachovia and Washington Mutual will have these early in the morning, but they should be in all the banks by noon.

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New Poll

As the nation faces what we are told is an eminent economic collapse, we here at Green Party Watch would like to know what you think the next move should be. Of course these are not the only options, so please feel free to add ideas here in the comments and we’ll add them to the list.

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How did your congressperson vote on the bail out?

To find out, visit this site.

Many of these congresspeople face Green Party challengers, and this issue may well have an impact in November.

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Arizona Greens take a stand

In a post at their blog, the Arizona Greens take stands on a number of propositions before their voters this November.

Proposal 100 would apparently forbid local governments from passing a fee payable by home builders on new construction. The AZGP opposes that proposal.

Proposal 101 would apparently allow Arizonans choices in health care…but all the choices are bad according to the AZGP, so they oppose it.

Proposal 102 apparently falls into the “Defense of Marriage” rubric, and the AZGP believes that the government has no legitimate role to play in saying who marries whom. They oppose Proposal 102.

Proposal 105 would apparently make it close to impossible for the voters to pass legislation or rule changes on their own, requiring that any such changes must pass by a majority of all voters, not just a majority of those participating. The AZGP opposes that proposal as well.

Proposal 200 would “reform” pay-day lending, but the proposal was written by the pay-day loan business interests themselves, so the AZGP opposes this fox-guarding-the-hen-house proposal too.

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Wall Street bail-out from a D, R, L and G perspective

Filmed by Ian Wilder, this video includes comments by representatives of the Democratic, Republican, Libertarian and Green parties.

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Will NOW recognize and support the McKinney-Clemente ticket?

The Green Party National Women’s Caucus would like to know.

The National Women’s Caucus has issued an open letter to the National Organization of Women urging support for the Green Party ticket of Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente:

The letter cites Green nominee Cynthia McKinney’s six terms in Congress and her unmatched dedication to the principles of equality and human rights championed by NOW. The National Women’s Caucus emphasizes the historical role that alternative parties have played in the struggle for women’s suffrage and rights, and notes that NOW has failed even to recognize the significance of America’s first national campaign by two women of African descent: Ms. McKinney is African American and running mate Rosa Clemente is Black Puerto Rican.

OPEN LETTER TO NOW, THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN

National Women’s Caucus of the Green Party of the United States

http://greens.org/gp-uswomen/

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Dear National Organization for Women leadership and members:

The National Women’s Caucus of the Green Party of the United States is dismayed that your recent endorsement of Senator Barack Obama for President of the United States did not acknowledge the first all-female ticket in recent U.S. history. Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente are running for President and Vice President, respectively, on the Green Party ballot line.
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Will the 2008 elections be stolen like 2004 & 2000?

The Green Party thinks so:

WASHINGTON, DC — The 2008 election is in danger of being compromised by vote manipulation and obstruction of voters, say Green candidates and party leaders.

“We’re likely to see a repeat of the kinds of election irregularities that were uncovered in 2000 in Florida and in 2004 in Ohio and New Mexico,” said Sanda Everette, co-chair of the Green Party of the United States.

“The weaknesses in voting infrastructure that allowed the theft of the last two elections have not been corrected. Counties and precincts with a high percentage of African American voters, student voters, and poor voters will probably be targeted again,” Ms. Everette added.

Green nominee Cynthia McKinney and running mate Rosa Clemente have made election integrity a major theme of their presidential campaign. Greens listed several serious threats to fair elections in 2008:
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Matt Gonzalez debate reaction video

From Real Time.

I wish there was a video like this from McKinney or Clemente.

I have always liked Matt Gonzalez. Some may have felt “betrayed” when he joined Ralph Nader’s ticket, but personally I think that it was a good move for Gonzalez and I look forward to him returning to the Green Party in the future.

ht/Independent Political Report

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McKinney wins Debate, Nader close second

The Presidential Debate tonight was exceptionally eye opening and informative to the American People, who got to hear not 2 views but 6 visions for America and the Presidency. Including all six candidates that are on enough ballots to win a majority of the electoral college, the American People witnessed a lively and rich panoply of ideas and were offered a true spectrum of political options to consider.

I know that not all will agree with me, but in my opinion, Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney was the most effective at offering true change this election, followed closely by Mr. Nader. If I had to rank the rest, I would put Senator Obama in third, Senator McCain in fourth, followed by Congressman Barr and Mr. Baldwin.

In the first part of the debate, I felt that McKinney’s 14 point plan to address the fiscal crisis facing America right now was right on target. In regards to Nader, I think America understands quite clearly that if Nader were the Chief Executive, like McKinney, government would be working for the people and not the corporations.

On Iraq, McKinney, Nader, Barr and Baldwin were all adamant about bringing the troops home immediately. Obama gets some props for opposing the war ‘before’ it began, but he couldn’t justify his continued funding for it or his urge for the transfer of troops to Afghanistan. McCain was the only one that claimed that we were winning the war in Iraq.

All in all, the debate between all six candidates for President that met the minimal requirements of being on enough ballots to be able to win a majority of the electoral college (sorry, Socialists, I would have loved to have seen you included), was invigorating, entertaining, and lively. America is a better informed democracy (small ‘d’) than it was before it took place.

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McKinney on KPFA now!

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Wondering why Greens are not pro-Obama?

Could be that he supports:

Nuclear Power

Offshore Oil Drilling

‘Clean Coal’

’nuff said.

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Cynthia McKinney to Join Debates via Blog

GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES

http://www.gp.org

For Immediate Release:

Friday, September 26, 2008

Contacts:

Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, cell 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org McKinney/Clemente campaign: 202-584-1021, press-secretary@runcynthiarin.org (web site: http://votetruth08.com)

Green presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney will ‘join the debate’ via VoterWatch.com blog Friday evening

• Web site: http://www.bloggingthedebates.com

• “A Fraud on the American Voter”: Greens protest the exclusion of McKinney and other qualified candidates from the debate, control of the debates by the Democratic and Republican parties and corporate sponsors; Greens insist on voters’ right to know about all presidential candidates

WASHINGTON, DC — Green presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney will be blogging live at the web site of the 2008 Presidential Debates Project (http://www.bloggingthedebates.com), a project of VoterWatch.com, during the debate between Barack Obama and John McCain in Oxford, Mississippi on Friday, September 26.

On Wednesday, Cynthia McKinney said she is ready to step in for John McCain at the debate, after Mr. McCain called for postponement of the event Read the rest of this entry »

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Rock the Trail: Green VP Rosa Clemente Video

From CurrentTV

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