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Stein speaks at New York campaign fundraiser

Craig Seeman of the Green Party of New York State has posted multiple videos of presidential candidate Jill Stein speaking at a recent New York fundraiser for her campaign.

Other speakers included CODEPINK’s Medea Benjamin, hip-hop artist Immortal Technique, New York Green Party U.S. Senate candidate Robin Laverne Wilson, and veteran Green Party activist Howie Hawkins.

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Green Party hosts People’s State of the Union livestream with Jill Stein, Howie Hawkins, Immortal Technique, Medea Benjamin, more

p peoples state of the union 2015From Green Party US:

Watch TONIGHT! 2012 Green presidential nominee Jill Stein and running mate Cheri Honkala, 2014 New York gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins, Hip Hop artists Shamako Noble and Immortal Technique, Medea Benjamin of CODEPINK, physician and activist Margaret Flowers, and co-chair of the Denver Green Party and activist, Andrea Mérida, will join the Green Party’s “People’s State of the Union” Tonight, January 20 at 9pm ET on the Green Party’s Livestream channel (http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus).

The guests will comment on President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union speech and offer Green ideas and visions for the state of the country, the economy, jobs and wages, the climate crisis, and the future. Viewers are invited to participate in an online chat on the Livestream web page during the broadcast.

President Obama’s State of the Union address, which begins at 9:00 pm ET, will be aired on our Livestream page. A chat box for discussion will be on the screen next to the live State of the Union video. After the President’s speech, Jill Stein will offer a brief overview before introducing the guests, each of whom will address the “State of the Union” from an area of key concern.

Viewers are encouraged to contribute questions via live chat that will be presented to the speakers in the last portion of the program, after their remarks.

Press Advisory: http://www.gp.org/newsroom/press-releases/details/4/768
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/633022323486873/
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People’s State of the Union: Green Party livestream show with guest commentary, Jan. 20

p Green Party US new logoFrom Green Party US:

The People’s State of the Union: The Green Party will host a Livestream broadcast of President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address with Green guest commentary, Tuesday, Jan. 20

Viewers can participate in the chat and phone in questions during the broadcast

When: Tuesday, Jan. 20, 9:00 pm ET, 6:00 pm PT

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

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/633022323486873/

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Green Party of the United States invites members and the public to tune into “The People’s State of the Union” and participate in an online chat during President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union speech on Tuesday, January 20, on the Green Party’s Livestream channel (http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus). Continue Reading

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Leading peace advocates issue urgent call to support Jill Stein matching funds drive

From an email sent out by Jill Stein for President:

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URGENT!  PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY!

FROM: David Swanson, Medea Benjamin, Leah Bolger, Bruce Gagnon, Chris Hedges, George Martin and Kevin Zeese

Dear Friends in the Peace Movement,

We can’t afford to let this opportunity slip by. By taking action over the next five days the peace community has a chance to inject a compelling and courageous peace advocate into the 2012 presidential campaign, to have a voice in the national debate over war, militarism, and military spending.

You know what is going to happen if we leave this election up to the two major party candidates. President Obama will defend his troop surges, his excessive Pentagon budgets, his preparations for war with Iran,  his escalation of the drone wars, his crackdowns on whistleblowers, his indefinite detention policy, and his new role as manager of the White House assassination list. Mitt Romney will not question these policies, but will promise to pursue them with even more enthusiasm. In debates and interviews, the American people will have the Big Lie drilled into their consciousness: that our nation must accept escalating military engagement and must visit worldwide violence against all who defy the U.S. government. Continue Reading

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Jill Stein Rallies Movement to “Occupy the Courts”

From Jill Stein for President:

Tens of thousands of Americans in over 130 cities gather today at federal courthouses and in public squares, nearly the two-year anniversary of Citizens United v. FEC, to reject the doctrines of corporate personhood and money is speech. Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party presidential candidate, is a lead speaker today in Washington, D.C., where she joins protestors on the steps of the court building of the Supreme Court of the United States. Dr. Stein joins leading members of the Move to Amend coalition, as well as Thom Hartmann, Medea Benjamin, and others in this role.

“Since 1996, the Green Party has called for a constitutional amendment to abolish the doctrine of corporate personhood,” said Stein. “Greens have been ahead of the curve, but today, the curve has caught up with us, and now this movement for a constitution that serves we, the people, has gathered a historic momentum.” Continue Reading

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Medea Benjamin: “Instead of Bombing Dictators, Stop Selling Them Bombs”

Gene Berkman at Independent Political Report:

Medea Benjamin was The Green Party candidate for U.S. Senator from California in 2000. Challenging Sen. Diane Feinstein’s record of support for bombing Serbia, and her earlier support for Bush Sr’s war in Iraq, Ms Benjamiin received 327,000 votes, over 3% and coming in third.


When all you have is bombs, everything starts to look like a target. And so after years of providing Libya’s dictator with the weapons he’s been using against the people, all the international community – France, Britain and the United States – has to offer the people of Libya is more bombs, this time dropped from the sky rather than delivered in a box to Muammar Gadhafi’s palace.

If the bitter lesson of Iraq and Afghanistan has taught us anything, though, it’s that wars of liberation exact a deadly toll on those they purportedly liberate – and that democracy doesn’t come on the back of a Tomahawk missile.

President Barack Obama announced his latest peace-through-bombs initiative last week — joining ongoing U.S. conflicts and proxy wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia — by declaring he could not “stand idly by when a tyrant tells his people that there will be no mercy, and … where innocent men and women face brutality and death at the hands of their own government.”

read the full commentary, co-authored with Charles Davis @ http://original.antiwar.com/medea-benjamin-davis/2011/03/23/instead-of-bombing-dictators-stop-selling-them-bombs/

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Latest news from Ben Manski campaign for WI Assembly

From Wisconsin Green Party candidate for 77th District State Representative Ben Manski:

What do Fire Fighters, Fred Wade, & Medea Benjamin have in common?

. . . among other things, they all support Ben Manski!

The latest endorsements are in, and Manski for Wisconsin is proud to announce that Fire Fighters Local 311 joined former Democratic State Assembly candidate Fred Wade in announcing their support for Manski’s election to the Assembly. In doing so, the fire fighters joined their sisters and brothers in Madison teachers, and Fred Wade joined fellow candidate Doug Zwank, as well as fellow leading Democrats Ed Garvey, Peg Lautenschlager, and Doug La Follette.

Read all about it here: http://votemanski.com/fire_fighters_fred_wade Continue Reading

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Reverend Billy at Busboys and Poets in DC, Sept. 29

From VoteRevBilly.org:

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 8:00pm

Reverend Billy and the Life After Bloomberg Gospel Choir

Busboys and Poets: 5th and K Street, Washington DC
Tuesday Sept 29, 8 PM

Medea Benjamin, Code Pink co-founder, hosts the fundraising part of the evening.
Rev Billy Talen is the Green Party candidate for mayor.

Admission is free — we appreciate your on-site donations to support our campaign!

http://www.busboysandpoets.com/about_5th.php Continue Reading

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Dems on Afghanistan and Medea on Dems

Did anyone notice that the 16 month “draw down” of troops in Iraq proposed by Obama includes a similar increase in troop strength in Afghanistan?

Code Pink did. Medea Benjamin as re-published by Common Dreams:

Now we have the two major presidential contenders — Barack Obama and John McCain — advocating the exact same “solution”: Send more troops. But more troops will only mean more violence, more suffering, more killing of innocents, and more recruits for the Taliban. This war will drag on and on, for there is no way to conquer tribal forces in a vast, rugged, thinly populated country like Afghanistan and the tribal areas of Pakistan. Just ask the Russians. With nearly twice as many troops as the U.S./NATO forces and with three times the number of Afghan soldiers, they left defeated after 9 years of fighting and 15,000 dead.

Waiting for the punchline… here it comes… Oh! McKinney the peace candidate, the former Congresswoman who voted against EVERY War Appropriation bill she saw and opposed both the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq while in Congress, failed to come up this time. Next one I’m sure. After all, I don’t think there is a more seasoned opponent to these wars on the ballot in any state than Cynthia McKinney, running on the Green Party ticket….