From the Green Shadow Cabinet:
Trayvon Martin. Edward Snowden. White House corruption. Bad economic news. Student loan rates double.
But we keep on moving forward. The Green Shadow Cabinet responded to all the difficult news with defiance and a clear direction, as well as a notice that we are hiring new staff.
- “Shameful, heartbreaking Trayvon Martin verdict calls for action,” declared Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala, President and Vice President of the Green Shadow Cabinet, in a statement they issued late Saturday night.
- Shamako Noble, the Cabinet’s newly appointed Secretary of Culture, issued a longer commentary on the case, putting it in the context of Fruitvale Station and the long history of oppression experienced by African Americans, in “Fruitvale, Trayvon Martin and the value of human life in America.“
- Edward Snowden’s continuing search for asylum demonstrates that Americans, our media, and the rest of the world are not free, writes White House Chief of Staff Ben Manski in his widely reprinted statement, “Liberty is hunted around the globe: What Snowden taught us about American freedom.“
- Secretary of Defense Leah Bolger took President Obama personally to task for obscene corruption, writing that the “President’s sale of ambassadorships is illegal, corrupt.“
- The U.S. and global economies are headed back into recession, says Federal Reserve Chair Jack Rasmus, in his “Predicting the U.S. and global economy.“
- And “Doubling student loan interest rates will turn a generation against Congress,“ warns Roshan Bliss, Assistant Secretary of Education for Higher Education. Continue Reading