Stein and Honkala Arrested During Occupy Event in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein and her running mate have been arrested at a sit-in at a Philadelphia bank over housing foreclosures.

The arrests came after about 50 party supporters staged a protest Wednesday against Fannie Mae,the government-sponsoredmortgage lender.

Some tried to reach Fannie Mae’s downtown office through the adjacent bank. They staged a sit-in when they were denied access to the office building.

Stein and her running mate, Philadelphia activist Cheri Honkala (HAHN’-kah-lah), are among five people arrested. Police say they will face charges of defiant trespassing.

The demonstrators included several city residentsstruggling to keep their homes. Two met with Fannie Mae officials.

Stein is a Harvard-educated physician. Her “Green New Deal” platform aims to create sustainable local economies and reduce corporate power in politics.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/08/01/4683395/green-party-nominee-arrested-in.html#storylink=cpy



  1. Courage. Such Courage. Great American Patriots. On a day when 40,000 Pennsylvania Green Party signatures offered proof of our cause. These brave women stood strong for regular folk. It honors us all. It honors Green Party founder Petra Kelly. These brave Green Party deeds of Dr. Stein, and Ms Honkala honor our nation, our republic. It is a noble and fine thing. As the Germans put, nur weiter so….Keep going!

    • Well said, these are the times we need heroes and heroic acts from our leaders and public servants.
      Stein/Honkala 2012!

  2. I wasn’t a green party member (republican/libertarian all my life), buy after listening to Jill’s message and witnessing her willingness to speak truth to those who have corrupted our political system, hijackedour economy, and still have the nerve to call us “free” no matter the cost, I just registered green. A corporate state is not a free state. Corporate capitalism isn’t capitalism. Bless you Jill Stein and god speed you to the White House! Stein/Honkala2012!! I hope Washington hears me: I’m Green and I vote!

  3. What can one add to the above comments? I have been a GP member since 2005 and I have never been prouder than seeing these admirable Women carrying the Green Standard. This is what voting your Dreams not your fears looks like.

  4. Cheri Honkala is an inspiration. Oprah inspires young children to take life’s challenges with success.

    Other than Oprah only sports celebrates are paraded in front us school kids sometimes inspiring then into risking a concussion.

    Something exciting is happening in Cheri Honkala’s Kennsington neighborhood, let’s spread the word to inspire across the country,


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