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Jill Stein, Luis Rodriguez, Ellen Brown, Rosa Clemente to join Public Enemy & more at free LA festival

p Jill SteinThe United We Stand festival in Los Angeles on Saturday May 10th will include 2012 Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, 2008 Green VP candidate Rosa Clemente, 2014 CA Governor candidate Luis Rodriguez, and 2014 CA Treasurer candidate Ellen Brown, along with a lineup including Public Enemy, Immortal Technique, and Dennis Kucinich. From Free and Equal:

Free & Equal will host the “United We Stand” Festival Tour kicking off on May 10th, 2014. The UWS Festival tour will showcase music as well as panels of musicians, actors, writers, journalists, and other speakers discussing key issues such as:

The Patriot Act, NDAA, NSA, war on drugs, drones, foreign policy/war, GMO, Internet freedom, election reform, honest media/music/art, central banks, corporatism, education/student leadership, the environment, spirituality/oneness, and more. The events will be recorded and broadcast globally. Continue Reading

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Luis Rodriguez announces Green campaign for Governor of California

p luis rodriguezLos Angeles author and activist vies for Governor’s office as Green Party candidate

LOS ANGELES, CA – Nationally renowned author Luis J. Rodriguez has announced his intention in running for California Governor under the Green Party in 2014. The Green Party of California will nominate its June 2014 Gubernatorial candidate this November at its bi-annual statewide General Assembly. As a newly registered Green Party member of California and the 2012 Vice-Presidential Nominee for the Justice Party alongside running-mate and former mayor of Salt Lake City Rocky Anderson, Luis’s plan is for a campaign aimed at the wellbeing of all Californians – for meaningful and livable jobs; education/training into the new digitally driven technology; green, clean and healthy neighborhoods for everyone; and peace and safety through restorative, transformative and healing urban peace models.

“I’m for a vision of a new California – one that takes care of all its hard working residents, including those that now find themselves without work and even homes, and that strives for the long-range sustainability that is possible in the wealthiest and most resourceful state in the country,” says Mr. Rodriguez. “I am inviting all progressives, labor leaders, community organizers, and, of course, regular folk – across the political spectrum – to unite around a broad movement for a California worthy of each of us. We need to make sure everyone is included in the immense possibilities inherent in people’s imaginations, in their labor, in the technology, and with respectful relationship to our bountiful earth.” Continue Reading

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Roseanne Barr’s first public campaign appearance this Friday

In a press release issued yesterday, the Roseanne Barr for President campaign announced plans for Barr’s first public campaign appearance. The appearance will help promote LA area Greens and Green congressional candidates Michael Powelson, David Steinman and Anthony Vierya.

The event is scheduled for Friday, March 23rd at 7pm at the Mayflower Club, located at 11110 Victory Blvd. (just west of
Vineland) in North Hollywood.

Admission is $20, with free parking and a cash bar.

Call 818-912-4017 or email to sfvgreens@gmail.com to RSVP for the event as seating is limited.

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Green Party Pres. candidate Cynthia Mckinney national speaking tour

-Mckinney to speak in Los Angeles on Saturday June 18th!!

EYEWITNESS LIBYA: CYNTHIA MCKINNEY REPORTS BACK ON THE MASSIVE BOMBIMG OF TRIPOLI
-Mckinney to speak in Los Angeles on Saturday June 18th!!

-Cynthia Mckinney was the 2008 Green Party Presidential candidate along with Vice Presidential Candidate Rosa Clemente.

The ANSWER Coalition is sponsoring a nationwide speaking tour featuring former Congressional representative and presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney, who is currently in Libya on her second fact-finding mission. McKinney will offer an eyewitness report exposing the truth that has been concealed by the western corporate media.

Also speaking on the tour will be Akbar Muhammad of the Nation of Islam, former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark and Brian Becker, National Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition.

McKinney and the other speakers will shed light on the devastating impact of the U.S./NATO bombing of Libya and the extensive civilian casualties that the White House, Pentagon and the media have persistently denied. McKinney is currently on her second trip to Libya during the NATO bombing. During her time there, she has visited several hospitals, and has conducted video interviews with doctors and the wounded.

Under the guise of humanitarian intervention and protecting civilians, NATO has carried out a massive bombing of Africa’s largest oil producer. McKinney’s report shows how devastating the bombing has been for civilians in Tripoli and elsewhere.

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Green Change: 8 Young Greens to Watch

From GreenChange.org:

Introducing 8 Young Greens to Watch: 8 young candidates who are running hard to bring our values into the halls of power. With your help, 2010 can be a breakthrough year for the Green movement from Maine to California.

At Green Change we’re committed to connecting you with candidates who share your Green values. And we’re passionate about inspiring young people to get active in the Green movement to transform politics in America.

Read about these 8 young Greens to watch, then spread the word!

LeAlan Jones gained international acclaim at age 13 for his work on the documentary “Ghetto Life 101″, a portrayal of life on Chicago’s south side. LeAlan is running for US Senate to work for single-payer health care, quality universal education, an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, public campaign financing, green jobs and transportation, and much more.

Hugh Giordano is an award-winning union organizer in Philadelphia with a Master’s degree in Legal and Ethical Studies. Hugh is running for Pennsylvania State House to work for green jobs, quality education, single-payer health care, workers’ rights and more.

Cynthia Santiago of Los Angeles is a law student and an activist for environmental justice for low-income communities. Cynthia is running for California State Assembly to work for environmental justice, youth violence prevention, sustainable development and investing in education instead of incarceration.

Dan Craigie of Minneapolis served four years as a Navy technician before working his way to a Master’s degree in public policy. Dan is running for Minnesota State House to work for renewable energy, single-payer health care, environmental protection, equal rights and more.

Anna Trevorrow was elected in 2009 to serve on the City Charter Commission in Portland, Maine, where she advocated instant runoff voting and other reforms. Anna is running for Maine State House to work for progressive tax reforms, living wage, single-payer health care, greater transportation choice and more.

Alberto Bocanegra
is a Chicago community organizer who has been active in efforts for immigration reform and affordable housing. Alberto is running for Alderman to fight Chicago’s notorious corruption and ensure equal rights for underprivileged communities.

Erin Cianchette is a music teacher, peace and environmental activist, and graduate student in public policy and non-profit management from Cumberland, Maine. Erin is running for Maine State House to work for renewable energy, green job creation, single-payer health care, equal rights for all, and more.

Jeremy Karpen of Chicago is an anti-violence counselor and therapist for troubled youth. Jeremy is running for Illinois State House to work for single-payer health care, mass transit, affordable housing, quality public education, and political reforms to clean up Illinois’ notoriously corrupt politics.

You can help these young Greens build momentum by giving them a contribution and sharing this page with your friends and family.

Read and share the original post at GreenChange.org.

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Green Party holiday parties in San Francisco and Los Angeles

If you’re in Los Angeles or San Francisco this week, share some holiday cheer with your local Green Party:

12/16: Party with the LA Greens at our annual Holiday Potluck (Vegetarian) Party on Wed, Dec. 16, 7pm at the Peace Center, with the political comedy of LA Green Derek Iversen.

12/17: San Francisco Green Party Holiday Party on Thu, Dec. 17, 6pm. We’re gettin’ it goin’ at Madrone with mucho mingling, dangerously delightful drinks, and exceptionally enjoyable entertainment!

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Green for Greens: Michael McCue, LA City Council

Michael McCue, Los Angeles Green and elected member of the Studio City Neighborhood Council, is running for the District 2 seat of the Los Angeles City Council in an upcoming special election. 10 candidates are vying for the seat, which will go to a runoff if no one receives more than 50% of the vote on Sept. 22. McCue, who serves on the environmental affairs and governmental affairs committees of his Neighborhood Council, is the only Green currently running in Democratic machine-dominated Los Angeles.

In a video statement, Michael McCue says “I know from speaking with thousands of you that Valley residents have had it up to here with the continuing culture of corruption at City Hall… Right now, the voters are frustrated. They know that we can’t keep sending the mayor’s friends, the machine politicians, to City Hall and then expect them to behave differently… Vote Green, not machine!”

Michael McCue has experience in grassroots organizing and in serving on a local government body that functions much like the city council. In his coverage of the 10-way debates, blogger Phil Jennerjahn of Mayor Sam’s Sister City has had this to say about McCue:

Michael McCue was the surprise of the evening. He had a large number of good, solid answers. In fact, he sounded like the only candidate who had predicted the questions and knew his answers ahead of time… Good forum. I thought that McCue was the winner here tonight.

Several close observers credited Michael McCue, a Studio City Neighborhood Council member, with being the most impressive.

Michael McCue was again the most powerful, and most dramatic, speaker of the evening.

Michael McCue is running a spirited grassroots campaign in an area with great potential for future Green success. Donate to his campaign today and help us elect the first Green to Los Angeles City Council!

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Jack Lindblad, California Greens, call Democrats and Republicans out

In a press release issued in early June, the California Green Party and State Assembly candidate Jack Lindblad called out both the Democratic and Republican parties for their positions on Proposition 8, which changed the state constitution to outlaw same sex marriage.

The press release also goes into detail about California’s tax system, proposed early release of drug offenders, and property taxes. The full press release can be read by clicking this article’s headline.

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