Mesplay, Moyowasifza-Curry, Stein debate on RT America

RT America has yet to make the full video of Monday afternoon’s live presidential debate between Green Party candidates Kent Mesplay, Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry, and Jill Stein available online beyond full video of Live In 360 coverage, but a 30-minute excerpt of the two-hour debate is now online.

RT America also covers the debate on its website, with excerpts from the candidates’ remarks as well as other, shorter video clips.

Darryl Cherney and Bill Kreml were also invited to the debate, but declined. At present, Kreml and Stein are the only candidates with formal recognition from the Green Party of the United States.


Kreml wins majority of South Carolina delegates to Green convention

kremlGreen Party presidential candidate Bill Kreml won the majority of South Carolina’s delegates to the Green Party presidential nominating convention at the state convention in Columbia Saturday. Kreml won five delegates, while Jill Stein won three.

Kreml is professor emiritus of political science at the University of South Carolina, and challenged incumbent Democrat Ernest Hollings in the Democratic U.S. Senate primary in the state in 1980, taking 8.2% of the vote in a three-way race. Kreml also ran protest campaigns in the Democratic presidential primaries in South Carolina in 1992 and 2000.

Of the 14 reported state results so far, this is the first Green contest not won by Jill Stein. Stein leads the nomination race with a total of 91 delegates, followed by Kreml at 11, Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry five, Kent Mesplay four, and Darryl Cherney two. Kreml and Stein are currently the only two candidates recognized by the Green Party of the United States. There are 14 candidates seeking the nomination in some capacity.


Wisconsin Greens hold spring meeting, hear from presidential candidates

wisconsinMadison, Wisconsin’s WKOW-TV reports on its website that the Wisconsin Green Party held its spring meeting on Saturday and “eard from the five candidates running for the Green Party’s nomination for president. Members say this could be a breakout year for the party.”

Green Party activist Dave Schwab said, “This is the best year we’ve ever seen. People are more receptive than ever. If you look at polls they reveal numbers of Americans are disenchanted with the two party system.”

WKOW lists the five candidates and says the nominee “will be chosen at the Green Party’s national convention, which is coming up in August in Houston, Texas.”


Mesplay says Roseanne Barr has agreed to be his running mate

roseanneGreen Party presidential candidate Kent Mesplay says Roseanne Barr has agreed to be his vice presidential running mate if he wins the nomination at the Houston convention in August.

Mesplay first announced the news on his campaign website on April 1, but there was some doubt in online Green Party circles given that it was April Fools Day, which Mesplay himself noted at the end of his message. However, Mesplay told Green Party Watch today, “It’s legitimate. I’ve been holding off since her recent stance on Israel is contentious. However, we can use this as a way to teach the different approaches to peace. One-state vs two-state solutions vs other approaches. It’s going to be a wild ride….got a tiger by the tail…but it will draw attention.”

Barr ran for the Green Party presidential nomination in 2012, receiving 72 votes at the convention, one-quarter of the total. Mesplay himself received 17 votes. After her defeat, Barr accepted the Peace and Freedom Party presidential nomination, and received 67,326 votes in November, finishing in sixth place nationally.

Barr has since become a controversial figure in Green circles with her comments on the Israel-Palestine conflict. She recently called American progressives “naked bigots” who engage in “garden variety anti-Semitism,” and called the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement “right-wing and fascist” and its backers “racist Jew-haters.”


Video of Saturday Green Party presidential debate

Complete video of the Green Party presidential debate hosted by the Green Party of New Mexico and Students Organizing Actions for Peace at the University of New Mexico on Saturday is now available online. The full video runs one hour and 48 minutes.


Stein wins majority of Texas convention delegates

steinoregonTexas delegates to the Green Party National Convention were selected late Saturday. Based on the certified tally of March precinct convention ballots, Jill Stein was awarded 15 delegates, Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry three, Darryl Cherney two, Kent Mesplay two, and Bill Kreml one.


Green presidential candidates to debate at University of New Mexico Saturday

candidatesThe Green Party of New Mexico and Students Organizing Actions for Peace will host a debate between the five candidates for the Green Party presidential nomination — Darryl Cherney, William Kreml, Kent Mesplay, Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry, and Jill Stein — on Saturday, April 9, at 4:00 p.m. MDT. The event will take place at the University of New Mexico Student Union Building.

Professor Jamal Martin of UNM’s Africana Studies department, director of Peace Studies at the school, will moderate the debate, which will be streamed live by Burque Media Productions.


Stein wins Ohio Green Party convention vote

ohiogreensUnofficial results of the Green Party of Ohio Presidential Nominating Convention Sunday show Jill Stein winning with 61% of the vote, followed by William Kreml 19%, Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry 12%, Darryl Cherney 5%, and Kent Mesplay 3%.

Stein is projected to have won six delegates, Kreml two, and Moyowasifza-Curry one.