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Two views of the Green Party

Ross Levin offers a diary of goings on in the Green Party in the Philadelphia area. Titled “Keepin busy with the Philly Greens – a march, a dinner, a meeting, and a concert”, Levin details upcoming events in the area, including a concert by Tom Neilson, a march to end foreclosures and an upcoming membership meeting.

In another article at OpEdNews, writer Joe Giambrone writes about his frustrations at what he sees as the failure of the Green Party to make itself available to those who are interested in getting involved. The article, titled “An open letter to a broken Green Party”, details his frustrations at websites that are not updated, emails left unanswered, and party registration that did not result in his being contacted by the state party.

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Green Party news round-up

The Chicago Tribune has endorsed a candidate in the Republican primary to replace President Obama’s Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. In the reporting of that endorsement the Tribune said that they reached out to all the Green Party candidates, interviewed two of them, and declined to make an endorsement in that primary.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported on the same, very crowded race. They gave the following quote to one of the five candidates seeking the Green Party nomination, Green party peace activist Matt Reichel.

“This district has been miss-served by the Democratic machine over the last several decades. Since they redrew the map after the 1990 census, we’ve had Rostenkowski, Blagojevich, and Emanuel – two criminals and another guy who stood up for the interest of Wall Street over the working majority of the district.”

Chris Lugo, Tennessee Green Party candidate for US Senate, has written an article at OpEdNews titled Four Days with the Marines.

Southern Illinoisan reports on a public forum on torture and Guantanamo Bay, including several quotes from Green Party Gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney.

Madison.com reports that Green Party Superintendent of Public Instruction candidate Todd Price will “probably” endorse a candidate in the runoff between the top two. They report that Price’s endorsement would mean a lot as he has a base of activist support.

News Radio WBBM reports on a forum focused on immigration issues, and includes quotes at the end of the article frrom several of the candidates seeking the Green Party nod for the Rahm Emanuel seat.

The Californian reports that Monterey Peninsula College will host Cynthia McKinney Tuesday March 10th at 1 p.m. in Lecture Forum 103, Monterey Peninsula College, 980 Fremont St., Monterey.

Information: Julie Osborne, (831) 646-4192, or josborne@mpc.edu.

Finally, Deadspin.com reports that Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun was annoyed when a Green Party activist, with press credentials, asked the coach to justify his 1.2 million dollar salary when the state was in dire financial straits. Ken Krayeske, the questioner, was reportedly the Green Party candidate for Governor in 2006.