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Saturday: Chat live with Jill Stein and Green leaders from around the globe

April 11, 2014 in International Greens

From the Green Party of the United States:

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Tomorrow –  April 12 at 8:00 PM EST  — you can chat live with Jill Stein.

Jill will be talking with you, Elizabeth May, leader of the Canadian Green Party, Christine Milne, leader of the Australian Green Party, and hundreds of other Greens across the globe.

Each leader will take questions on how our respective Green parties are advocating for our vision in their countries and around the world.

The live chat – April 12 at 8:00 PM EST – is the launch of an exciting new event:

Be Green Globally
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Global Climate Convergence vows to “Out-Organize the 1%”, launches Call to Action video

April 3, 2014 in Grassroots Democracy

From the Global Climate Convergence, endorsed by Jill Stein, Cheri Honkala, Green Party US and numerous state Green Parties:

gcc-handResponding to McCutcheon, Global Climate Convergence vows to ‘Out-Organize the 1%’, Launches Video Call to Action

The Global Climate Convergence says the US Supreme Court McCutcheon v. FEC decision allowing wealthy individuals to buy even more political power is a call to action for grassroots, progressive campaigners across all movements to unite and ‘out-organize’ the corporate elite.

The group has launched Call To Action – a video manifesto calling on movements for social, economic and environmental justice to come together for People, Planet and Peace over Profit. The Convergence starts with a wave of action this spring, from Earth Day to May Day (April 22nd – May 1st).

Watch Global Climate Convergence: Call To Action

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Jill Stein to give keynote at environmental conference in Eugene, Oregon Sun. 3/2

February 28, 2014 in Ecological Wisdom & the Environment

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Jill Stein, a physician and 2012 presidential candidate for the Green Party, will serve as one of the keynote speakers for the 2014 Public Interest Environmental Law Conference at the University of Oregon.

This year’s conference, “Running Into Running Out,” will run from Feb. 27 to March 2. Stein will speak on Sunday, March 2.

Stein, a pioneering environmental health advocate, has been on the front lines of battles for social, economic and environmental justice. She has fought to end foreclosures and student debt, and for health care and education as human rights. She has proposed an end to dangerous fossil fuel and nuclear power, and creating 25 million healthy, community-based green jobs instead. Read the rest of this entry →

Popular Resistance: The hidden potential of the Greens

February 10, 2014 in Grassroots Democracy

jill arrestedFrom Rivera Sun at PopularResistance.org:

“Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.” -Mahatma Gandhi

While interviewing Jill Stein, Green Party Presidential Candidate in 2012, for the weekly Occupy Radio show that I co-host (listen here), it seems that she, like many of us, is frustrated by traditional politics. Our conversation revolved not around upcoming election or pieces of legislation, but around building a long overdue mass movement for Peace, People, and Planet over Profit – as the slogan for the upcoming Global Climate Convergence goes. This series of marches, demonstrations, civil disobedience and direct actions being planned for Earth Day to May Day 2014 is intended to set the ground for a global strike in 2015. The time has come to move out of traditional politicking and into the arena of concentrated, coordinated, effective nonviolent struggle. Read the rest of this entry →

Occupy Radio: Jill Stein on the Global Climate Convergence

February 7, 2014 in Grassroots Democracy

Jill_Stein_432Jill Stein recently appeared on Eugene, OR-based Occupy Radio to discuss the Earth Day to May Day Global Climate Convergence.

Listen to Jill Stein’s interview on Occupy Radio.

Green Party SOTU broadcast will feature Tim DeChristopher, Ellen Brown, Jill Stein and more

January 28, 2014 in National Greens

green party earthflowerFrom the Green Party US:

Green Party candidates running in 2014, activists, and leaders, including 2012 presidential nominee Jill Stein and running mate Cheri Honkala, will comment on President Obama’s State of the Union speech in a live broadcast on Tuesday, Jan. 28 on the Green Party’s Livestream channel (http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus).

The public is invited to watch and participate in the chat and phone in questions during the broadcast

When: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 9:00 pm ET, 6:00 pm PT

Where: http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/USGreenPartyonLivestream/app_142371818162

The State of the Union broadcast, which begins at 9:00 pm ET, will be aired on the Livestream page.

A chat box for open discussion will be on the screen next to the live State of the Union video Viewers are encouraged to contribute questions for the guests, online by text chat or by phone.

After the president’s address, the guests will be on the Livestream broadcast via remote webcam. Craig Seeman and Green Party national co-chair Starlene Rankin are producing the show and will also participate on air. Mr. Seeman will host.

Confirmed guests on hand to comment on the President’s speech:

Ellen Brown, Green candidate for California Treasurer (http://ellenbrown.com/treasurer), author of “Web of Debt,” “The Public Bank Solution,” and other books (http://ellenbrown.com/author)

Tim DeChristopher, climate justice activist and co-founder of the environmental group Peaceful Uprising (http://www.peacefuluprising.org); his protest at a Bureau of Land Management oil and gas lease auction and subsequent conviction were profiled in the documentry “Bidder 70″ (http://www.bidder70film.com)

Bruce Dixon, co-chair of the Georgia Green Party (http://www.georgiagreenparty.org/Bio/Bruce_Dixon) and managing editor of Black Agenda Report (http://blackagendareport.com)

Cheri Honkala, 2012 Green vice-presidential nominee, co-founder of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign (http://economichumanrights.org)

Shamako Noble, co-founder of the Hip Hop Congress (http://hiphopcongress.com); labor and community organizer in the Bay Area, California; Hip Hop artist

David Schwartzman, DC Statehood Green Party candidate for U.S. Shadow Senator (http://www.davidschwartzman.com)

Jill Stein, 2012 Green Party presidential nominee (http://www.jillstein.org)

Laura Wells, 2014 Green candidate for Controller of California (http://www.laurawells.org / Twitter: https://twitter.com/WellsController)

Green Party to host Livestream airing of State of the Union with Green commentary Jan. 28

January 22, 2014 in National Greens

green party earthflowerFrom Green Party US:

The Green Party will host a Livestream broadcast of President Obama’s State of the Union address with Green guest commentary, Tuesday, Jan. 2Viewers can participate in the chat and phone in questions during the broadcast

When: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 9:00 pm ET, 6:00 pm PT

Where: http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/USGreenPartyonLivestream/app_142371818162

WASHINGTON, DC — The Green Party invites the public to participate in an online chat during President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union speech on Tuesday, Jan. 28, on the Green Party’s Livestream channel (http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus).

The State of the Union broadcast, which begins at 9:00 pm ET, will be aired on the Livestream page. A chat box will for the discussion will be on the screen next to the live State of the Union video.

Among the guests on hand to comment on the President’s speech:

Jill Stein, 2012 Green Party presidential nominee and co-founder of the Green Shadow Cabinet (http://greenshadowcabinet.us)

Cheri Honkala, 2012 Green vice-presidential nominee, co-founder of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign (http://greenshadowcabinet.us/member-profile/8581)

Laura Wells, 2014 Green candidate for Controller of California (http://www.laurawells.org / Twitter:https://twitter.com/WellsController) Read the rest of this entry →

Jill Stein and Margaret Flowers on Bill Moyers: The Path of Positive Resistance

January 21, 2014 in Grassroots Democracy

p Jill SteinJill Stein, 2012 Green Presidential candidate, and Margaret Flowers, Secretary of Health in the Green Shadow Cabinet, recently appeared on Moyers and Company to discuss how they went from practicing medicine to what Jill Stein refers to as “practicing political medicine.” From Moyers and Company:

Between them, doctors Jill Stein and Margaret Flowers have been arrested nine times. In the face of injustice in America, rather than look the other way and stick to practicing medicine, they decided to do something about it.

Stein and Flowers serve as president and secretary of health, respectively, for the Green Shadow Cabinet, a group of 100 prominent scientists who speak out against dysfunctional government and offer alternative policies. Each fights against political corruption and a host of grievances that that have led many people to cynicism and despair.

This week on Moyers & Company, Bill Moyers speaks with Stein and Flowers about their personal journeys, what they have learned about our political system along the way and why they continue to fight the good fight.

Jill Stein to launch Global Climate Convergence Sat. Jan. 18th in Chicago

January 16, 2014 in Grassroots Democracy

From Jill Stein and the Green Shadow Cabinet:

You’re invited to join Tim DeChristopher, Richard Monje, Cheri Honkala, Sherri Mitchell, Chris Williams, yours truly, and speakers from a broad spectrum of grassroots justice movements on Saturday, January 18, 7:30 PM in Chicago, 333 S. Ashland Ave. p global climate convergence

Help launch a groundbreaking action campaign that will take place this spring across the US and beyond: Earth Day to May Day, 10 Days to Change Course!

During these 10 days, communities across the globe will rally to support local fronts of struggle as we build a united front to push for Emergency Green Economic Transformation – a solution even bigger than the crisis barrelling down on us – including universal jobs, healthcare, education, food and housing security, economic and political democracy, demilitarization and an end to fossil fuel use by 2030.

Together we can harness the transformative power we already possess as a thousand separate movements sweeping the globe, rising up against the global assault on our shared economy, ecology, peace and democracy. Read the rest of this entry →

Louisiana Green Party to hold state convention with Jill Stein Jan. 25, 2014

January 14, 2014 in State Party News

From the Louisiana Green Party:

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Green Party of Louisiana 2014 State Convention

Saturday, January 25, 2014
2372 St Claude Ave (Room #250), New Orleans, LA 70117 (Map)

Sixty percent of Americans now say that a third party is needed to represent them.  For progressives, the Green Party is the clear choice for environmental justice, social equity, peace, and true democracy.  Greens from across Louisiana are holding a statewide convention on January 25th in New Orleans.  The keynote speaker is 2012 Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein.  The event is open to all registered Greens in Louisiana and will include issue-based discussions, workshops on running for office, and election of statewide officers.

Jill Stein on Grit TV: A party for the people

December 19, 2013 in Grassroots Democracy

From Grit TV with Laura Flanders:

It’s hard to imagine a better time to consider parties other than the Democratic and Republican. In the sixteen days that the federal government was shut down and thousands of employees were furloughed or asked to work without pay, Washington demonstrated its inability to put people first, but for the first time. Read the rest of this entry →

Green Party urges Congress to pass the “End Polluter Welfare Act of 2013″

December 18, 2013 in Ecological Wisdom & the Environment

green party earthflowerFrom the Green Party of the United States:

WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party leaders are urging support in Congress for the “End Polluter Welfare Act of 2013″ introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Bernie Sanders (Ind-Vt.) and in the U.S. House by Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.).

“The first step in ending our addictively high consumption of fossil fuel energy is ending handouts to Big Oil,” said Audrey Clement, co-chair of the Eco-Action Committee of the Green Party of the United States (http://www.gp.org/committees/ecoaction/index.php). “The passage of this bill should be accompanied by a halt on fracking, mountaintop detonation mining, and offshore drilling in U.S. coastal waters, and disapproval for proposed pipelines from Canadian tar-sands oil fields. Without these initial steps, promises of action to avert a global climate catastrophe can’t be taken seriously.” Read the rest of this entry →

Truthout: Jill Stein, social justice groups demand congress slash military budget, spend money on people, peace, planet

December 13, 2013 in National Greens

p Jill SteinFrom Truth-out.org:

In spite of heavy, wet snow falling on Capitol Hill, a coalition of peace, anti-hunger, anti-poverty, environmental and community groups came together to voice its objections to what it calls “runaway, dangerous military spending.”

In a press conference in the Cannon Office Building, speakers called on the Congressional Budgetary Committee to pass a budget resolution that re-directs military spending to domestic needs that serve “people, peace and the planet.” They then presented their proposed budget and supporting petitions to staffers of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Co-Chair of the Budgetary Committee. Read the rest of this entry →

Tuesday: Green Shadow Cabinet and allies take the People’s Budget to Washington

December 9, 2013 in National Greens

green shadow cabinetFrom the Green Shadow Cabinet:

This week social and economic justice, peace, environmental and community groups are heading to Washington DC to tell Congress: We the People demand a budget that meets our critical needs – by cutting out-of-control, dangerous military spending.

Over one hundred organizations have signed onto a letter outlining a plan to meet dire human and environmental needs by cutting the dangerous, runaway military budget by 25-50%.

Thousands of individuals have signed on to a petition calling for the same thing.

On December 10 we’re delivering it to Congress! Join us and tell Congress this is the only way to end the ongoing financial and humanitarian crisis caused by this reckless and obsolete wartime budget. Read the rest of this entry →

Green-endorsed Kshama Sawant pulls ahead of incumbent in Seattle vote count

November 15, 2013 in Local Elections

Ip kshama sawantn a much-discussed race for Seattle City Council, the Seattle Green Party and 2012 Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein endorsed Socialist Alternative candidate Kshama Sawant. As of Thursday, Sawant leads the incumbent by over 1,000 votes. From KUOW:

Kshama Sawant remains ahead of Seattle City Councilmember Richard Conlin by 1,148. On Wednesday, Sawant was ahead by 402 votes. If she maintains this lead, the race will not be eligible for a recount, although Conlin could contest the vote count and pay for a recount.   Read the rest of this entry →