Green Party Black Caucus Endorses Roseanne Barr for President

Roseanne Barr, candidate for President of the United States

Roseanne Barr, candidate for President of the United States

The Redding News Review reports:

The following letter of support was issued today in support of Roseanne Barr by black Green Party members to run for president of the United States.

“We are pleased to announce that the Green Party Black Caucus is strongly endorsing Roseanne Barr as the best nominee to represent our party in the run for president of the United States. Continue Reading


David Steinman for Congress (Video)

David Steinman is a Green Party candidate for the House of Representatives in California’s 33rd CD. He is the author of Diet for a Poisoned Planet (1990, 2007), The Safe Shopper’s Bible (1995), Living Healthy in a Toxic World (1996), and Safe Trip to Eden: Ten Steps to Save the Planet Earth from the Global Warming Meltdown (2007). He hosts the web talk radio program “Green Patriot Radio”.

He has this piece running on cable right now:


Center for Media and Democracy interviews Jill Stein

Harriet Rowan of the Center for Media and Democracy recently published an interview with Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein. From the interview:

That’s why we need this party, this election, at this time. We are at a breaking point on the economy, on jobs, on wages, on the right to organize, on student debt, on public institutions, even on private ones that have become increasingly out of reach to ordinary mortals. The price that students pay for the debt, which is the norm and not the exception, is staggering and shameful. It provides an image of a society that’s devouring its youth. In our campaign we talk about generational justice because it’s young people that are bearing the burden of a very unjust education system, an unjust economy and the climate crisis as well as the debt we’ve inflicted on students. This didn’t happen by accident, it’s because students are another defenseless constituency in a political establishment that serves its corporate funders who employ lobbyists. They are on the receiving end of a system of exploitation, an economy and a political establishment that is all about exploitation of the many on behalf of the few.

Read the full article at the Center for Media and Democracy’s PR Watch.


DC’s ‘Second Party’ to hold its pre-primary convention on Saturday, March 31, featuring DC Statehood Green candidates and Green Party presidential candidates

From the DC Statehood Green Party:

WASHINGTON, DC — Local DC Statehood Green Party candidates and Green Party presidential candidates will be featured at the Statehood Green Party’s 2012 convention on Saturday, March 31 in Washington, DC. The convention will begin at 10:30 am and conclude at 3 pm and will take place at Earth Things 4 U, 1324 Florida Avenue NE.

The candidates will participate in the April 3 primary election in the District of Columbia. The two Green presidential contenders are Jill Stein, who will be on the primary ballot, and Roseanne Barr, who announced her campaign after the deadline to get on the ballot and will be a write-in candidate. Dr. Stein and Ms. Barr are competing for the Green Party’s nomination, which will be decided at the 2012 Green National Convention in Baltimore, Md., July 12-15 (http://www.gpconvention2012.com).

The presidential candidates will address the DC Statehood Green convention remotely via Skype. The convention will be broadcast online on the Green Party’s Livestream Channel (http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus). Continue Reading


Jill Stein & Rosa Clemente Speakers at Pioneer Valley Green Rainbow Convention

Presidential Candidate Jill Stein & 2008 Vice Presidential Candidate Rosa Clemente are two of the featured speakers at the Pioneer Valley Green Rainbow Party Convention this Sunday in Amherst, Massachusetts.

This Sunday, April 1st, the Pioneer Valley Green-Rainbow Party will be holding its regional convention in room 101 of the UMass Amherst Campus Center from 12:30-3:30. The convention will feature a host of speakers including, but not limited to: Jill Stein, Green Party presidential nominee; Peter Vickery, attorney, political consultant and former Governor’s Councilor for Western Massachusetts, Nat Fortune, Smith College’s Chair of Environmental Science Department and former candidate for MA State Auditor; Rosa Clemente, community organizer and former Green Party Vice Presidential Candidate and Paki Wieland, a local Green member who has just returned from Bahrain. Each speaker will be allotted fifteen minutes, followed by a 5-10 minute Q&A. There will also be a host of local Green-Rainbow Party members presenting during the open panel section.

Dr. Stein has recently been endorsed by Noam Chomsky and will be discussing, amongst various topics, her “Green New Deal” that is the cornerstone of her 2012 campaign. According to her website, Stein favors a number of financial reforms and the creation of jobs through a clean energy economy. These include breaking up banks that are “too big to fail” and ending taxpayer-funded bailouts.

Activist Paki Wieland, a Northampton local, will speak about how her activism locally and internationally models the Green Party Ten Principles through participatory action. She is locally involved on campaigns such as “Witness Bahrain,” Stop Vermont Yankee,” and the Peace and Justice Movement.

Rosa Clemente is a community organizer, journalist, Hip Hop activist and the 2008 Vice-Presidential candidate with the Green Party. She is currently pursuing a PhD degree in W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro American Studies at UMass Amherst.

Political consultant Peter Vickery served as the campaign manager for Mark Miller’s 2011 bid for State Representative. He will be focusing primarily on how, when and why Greens win elections. Locally, Peter spearheads the Beyond Coal campaign.

Other County Conventions scheduled this month in Massachusetts include:


Colia Clark Wins NY Green Party Nomination for US Senate

From the New York Green Party:

Colia Clark won  the unanimous vote of the Green Party State Committee to run for US Senate at a  meeting held in Manhattan.

Clark, a long  time civil rights, peace and women activist, was a Green Party nominee for U.S.  Senate in 2010 for the seat presently held by Chuck  Schumer. (Watch the video of her 2010 announcement) Clark, a  resident of Manhattan, is a chair of Grandmothers for the Release of Mumia Abu  Jamal. During the Civil Rights era, Clark was a Special Assistant to Medgar W.  Evers, field Secretary for the NAACP. Clark later joined the Mississippi Student  Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) doing voter registration work. She was  the founder  and Coordinator for Poor Women Against  Vietnam War, and the former coordinator of the Social Justice Center in  Albany.

Announcement of  Candidacy of Colia L. Clark for the United States Senate from New York  State: Continue Reading


Glen Ford: Why Barack Obama is the more effective evil

Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report gave a talk at the Left Forum entitled “Why Barack Obama is the more effective evil”. Here is a short excerpt from the talk, in which Ford also mentions the Green Party:

The prevailing assumption on the Left is that Obama has good intentions. He intends to the Right Thing – or, at least, he intends to do better than the Republicans intend to do. It’s all supposed to be about intentions. Let’s be clear: There is absolutely no factual basis to believe he intends to do anything other than the same thing he has already done, whether Democrats control Congress or not, which is to serve Wall Street’s most fundamental interests. But, the whole idea of debating Obama’s intentions is ridiculous. It’s psycho-babble, not analysis. No real Left would engage in it.

Read the full text of the talk at Black Agenda Report.