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Green Party Presidential Forum May 12

Posted in Presidential Campaign on May 7th, 2012 by Ronald Hardy – Comments Off

(Distributed by the Green Party of the United States)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Green Party of California

Media Contact: Laura Wells, 510-504-4254, info@laurawells.org

Co-Sponsored by the League of Women Voters; KALW-FM’s Rose Aguilar Will Moderate

SAN FRANCISCO–Presidential candidates Roseanne Barr, Kent Mesplay and Jill Stein will face-off the evening of May 12 as Greens all across California are getting ready to go to the polls and vote.

Joining them on stage at the Victoria Theatre will be Rose Aguilar, Host of “Your Call” on KALW-FM and author of “Red Highways, A Liberal’s Journey Through the Heartland.”

Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of San Francisco, the forum is scheduled to coincide with a Green Party of California plenary May 12 and 13, also in San Francisco.

California Greens will have the largest delegation heading into the Green Party’s Presidential Nominating Convention in Baltimore, Maryland, July 12-15.

Details on the Presidential Forum:

Time: 7:30-9:30 PM

Cost: $10 – 20 sliding scale; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Tickets available here

Free seats will be set aside for media covering the forum. Contact June Brashares at 415-425-3733 to reserve your place.

The forum will be livestreamed at http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus

See more about the Green Party’s presidential candidates here

For information about Rose Aguilar and her KALW-FM program “Your Call,” visit yourcallradio.org

League of Women Voters of San Francisco lwvsf.org

Roseanne Barr Supports May Day Strike

Posted in Presidential Campaign on May 3rd, 2012 by Ronald Hardy – Comments Off

From the Roseanne Barr Campaign:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ROSEANNE FOR PRESIDENT 2012
May 1, 2012

Green Party Presidential Candidate, Roseanne Barr supports Occupy Wall Street’s call for a Nationwide Strike on May 1.

The Occupy Movement has called for No Work, No School, No Banking, No Shopping, No Chores and Taking to the Streets for a full day of Direct Actions.

On September 17th, 2011, Ms. Barr visited Occupy Wall Street during their first day of Direct Action and addressed the crowd there.


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Green Party candidates and activists prepare for ‘Occupy May Day’ General Strike

Posted in Press Release, Social & Economic Justice on April 30th, 2012 by Dave Schwab – 1 Comment

From the Green Party of the United States:

WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party members will participate in the May 1 General Strike organized by the Occupy Movement and the May 1 Coalition and will join thousands of union members, students, immigrants, and others across the US in the first national strike in the nation’s history, with simultaneous strikes in other countries.

Rallies, marches, and picket lines are planned for over 115 cities to assert the rights of working people and democracy, in the face of growing power of financial elites over government and the lives of the “99 percent” and the threat this represents to the future of the US.

“The Occupy Movement is nonpartisan and is not affiliated with any political party, including the Green Party. But the presence of Greens in Occupy protests, including the May Day strike, is a reminder that the demands of the Occupy Movement will be represented on the ballot on Election Day. They won’t be represented by the Wall Street candidates — Republicans and Democrats — but by Green candidates, who accept no money from corporate PACs,” said Ursula Rozum, peace activist and organizer in Syracuse, NY, and Green Party candidate for Congress in New York’s 24th Congressional district (http://www.ursulaforcongress.com).

Green candidates running for office at every level, from city council to Congress and the White House, are basing their campaigns on the Green New Deal (http://www.greenpartywatch.org/2010/08/11/62-green-candidates-endorse-green-new-deal) and calling for the following: read more »

Epic Politics Interview With Roseanne Barr (Video)

Posted in Presidential Campaign on April 24th, 2012 by Ronald Hardy – 1 Comment

On Current TV, this interview with Roseanne Barr:

4/20 – Roseanne Barr calls for legalization of Marijuana

Posted in Presidential Campaign on April 20th, 2012 by Gregg Jocoy – 2 Comments

Roseanne Barr for President campaign announced her support for the immediate legalization of marijuana. The controversial candidate points in part to her endorsement by The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws and to the disproportionate number of Black men who are jailed under the current prohibition.

PRESS RELEASE: ON 4/20 GREEN PARTY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ROSEANNE FOR PRESIDENT 2012
4/20 Legalization of Marijuana
4/20/12

Green Party Presidential Candidate Roseanne Barr is the first and only candidate that endorses the immediate legalization of Marijuana. Her campaign has already been endorsed by NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws). In a Barr administration, non-violent offenders of Marijuana arrests would be released from incarceration immediately.

“The legalization of marijuana is number one – the end of all Drug Wars,” Candidate Roseanne Barr on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, February 2012. read more »

Third Party Candidate Forum Saturday April 21

Posted in Presidential Campaign on April 20th, 2012 by Ronald Hardy – 4 Comments

The Maggie Phair Institute is hosting an American Third Party Presidential Debate tomorrow (Saturday) April 21 in Los Angeles, CA.

Confirmed Presidential Candidates appearing at the event include the Green Party’s Jill Stein, Roseanne Barr, & Kent Mesplay; Socialist Stewart Alexander; Rocky Anderson (Justice Party); Stephen Durham (Freedom Socialist); Peta Lindsay (Socialism & Liberation) & James Ogle (Libertarian).

This Presidential Debate will be recorded, distributed and broadcast by Pacifica Radio. Current TV and other media are expected to provide television and print coverage of this event.

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2012


Time: 2:00pm until 5:00pm
 (Pacific Time)
Where: Echo Park United Methodist Church in Los Angeles, CA

North Carolina Greens Meet Next Weekend

Posted in State Party News on April 20th, 2012 by Ronald Hardy – Comments Off

The North Carolina Green Party is holding their Spring Gathering & Convention next weekend, featuring Presidential Candidate Jill Stein in person and Presidential Candidates Roseanne Barr & Kent Mesplay via Skype. North Carolina will also be selecting their Delegates to the Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention. North Carolina has four Delegates.

From the NCGP:

The NC Green Party invites you to the semi-annual gathering of statewide Greens Friday April 27th and Saturday April 28th.

Friday April 27th at 7:00 p.m, national Green Party Presidential Candidate JILL STEIN will be speaking at the home of our own Jan Martell. Ms. Stein will then do a meet and greet/Q&A with our attendees. This will be a POTLUCK EVENT + BYOB, but if you can’t bring anything, bring yourself! All Greens in NC are invited!

Saturday April 28th from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. we will hold our Spring Gathering/Convention. As part of this event, our other two presidential candidates, ROSEANNE BARR and KENT MESPLAY will be making seperate appearances to our members via Skype at the Dan Pollitt Conference Center in Pittsboro. Both will be speaking and taking questions of our membership.

Details:
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Green Party Presidential Candidate Roseanne Barr is aligned with the Green Party Platform on Israel and Palestine

Posted in Presidential Campaign, Press Release on April 19th, 2012 by Ronald Hardy – 1 Comment

From the Roseanne Barr Campaign:

Achieving Peace in Israel and Palestine
Roseanne for President 2012
April 17, 2012

Roseanne’s solutions for Peace in Israel and Palestine are deeply rooted in her own spiritual traditions, common sense thinking, alignment with the Green Party platform and a sincere desire to see equitable and humane resolutions for the benefit of all the people that live in the region.

Since 1948 each American president has “guaranteed security” for Israel by giving them a blank check for American dollars and military hardware. Congressmen and Senators fall all over themselves to offer more money and weapons.

“I hold to nothing but envisioning international peace and utopia. We all have many more things in common than not. I’ve tried to get to the very bottom of the whole subject, and I say it’s the entire world’s fault, not just Israel’s and not just the Jews for allowing the terrible crimes against humanity, the ethnic cleansing that is happening in Gaza right now. No government in the Middle East is innocent. Wars make the stock market go up, so no one in America is innocent either, nor anyone anywhere where capitalism reigns.” Roseanne Barr on NoLiesRadio in 2010. See: http://noliesradio.org/archives/22098

Foreign policy, wars, cease-fires, assassinations, conflicts, bombings, peace talks, walls, settlements, land grabs, flotillas, piracy and hijackings at sea, and “which side are you on” have been discussed and debated for decades regarding peace in between Israel and Palestine. The information has been read about on the front pages of every newspaper, been rotated on every news website, and viewed on the evening news programs.

After getting the presidential nomination in 2008 the first speech Barack Obama gave was to AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) where he pledged his continued support for the apartheid regime. See: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=91150432

Currently the blockade situation for the people of Gaza has become dire. The people that live there are incarcerated in an open air prison. There is little sanitation, dirty water, no safe food, no medicine, little medical care, continued attacks by land and by air, few necessary supplies being smuggled in and few people going out. These are crimes against humanity and this is apartheid.

In the most recent news, Israel has severed tied with the UN’s Human Rights Council. See: http://www.eurasiareview.com/14042012-israel-palestine-and-the-human-rights-council-oped/

Peace in Israel and Palestine will happen when there is self determination for all and a “right of return” for the Palestinians who have had their land stolen from them. When the US government stops funding the Israeli war machine, when the Wall comes down, and when the people living there organize their own discussion of how to govern themselves they will be able to work out their differences. Their land is small, the resources scarce and a one state solution, with real democracy and justice for all seems the best approach towards a true and lasting peace.

“Peace starts in the Middle East with people speaking to each other intelligently about solutions.” Roseanne Barr on the Wise Women Media Radio Show, March 2012.

See more about the Green Party’s Platform at http://www.gp.org

Connect with the campaign: http://www.roseanneforpresident2012.org

No Holds Barr: The Co-opting of the Green Party?

Posted in Editorials, Presidential Campaign on April 18th, 2012 by Ronald Hardy – 95 Comments

The following article was sent to us by Lauren Windsor, a self described civil libertarian and registered member of the California Green Party, and author of the website Lady Libertine. We are publishing it in its entirety, without editing. Green Party Watch does not necessarily share the views expressed by authors of articles we share here.

No Holds Barr:  The Co-opting of the Green Party?

Firebrand comedian and aspiring politico Roseanne Barr is running for the Green Party’s nomination for president of the United States in a move characterized by many as a publicity stunt à la Donald Trump. But with Barr the situation is not entirely as it seems. Yes, she sought to be recognized as an official candidate just as NBC picked up her comedy pilot “Downwardly Mobile,” but Barr has been talking about running for POTUS — and also for prime minister of Israel — since at least 2010. Her progressive persona is no act: Her 1988-’97 “Roseanne” sitcom examined working-class socioeconomic issues, as will her new show, and she has been a vocal supporter of Occupy, having addressed the Zuccotti Park assembly on the day of the movement’s inception. No one questions her progressive bona fides, but many question her motives.

At contention is whether rules were innocently skirted — or intentionally broken — to allow Barr to be officially recognized by the Green Party of the United States (GPUS) in time for an important California ballot deadline. With 65 delegates out of a convention of 400 and a majority of state parties with fewer than ten delegates, the California primary is an important win for Green candidates. Also at issue are apparent conflicts of interest for voting members of the national party’s Steering Committee, whose duties include the oversight and coordination of other GPUS groups like the Presidential Campaign Support Committee. Note that the national and state parties are different entities under the same Green umbrella.

On Barr’s presidential campaign and personal websites, she advocates the “Green Tea Party” and enjoins viewers to “Occupy the Green Party.” This language irks many party members, who feel that they are complicit in a ploy for comeback publicity, rather than part of a serious campaign; they are wary of being co-opted. Nationally, Greens are divided. On one hand, a celebrity like Barr gets people talking again about the Green Party, which suffered when Ralph Nader’s campaign was widely blamed for Al Gore’s loss in 2000. On the other hand, many feel that front-runner Jill Stein is doing the bulk of the heavy lifting in rebuilding the party, and that Barr’s charged rhetoric may ultimately damage the party’s credibility with independents and progressives.
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Roseanne Barr: For the Youth

Posted in Presidential Campaign on April 17th, 2012 by Ronald Hardy – 1 Comment

From the Roseanne Barr Campaign:

“As POTUS I will forgive all student loans and ALL HOMEOWNER DEBT AND ALL CREDIT CARD DEBT,” Green Party Presidential Candidate Tweeted shortly after her candidacy was announced. She would do this by ending the wars.

On April 1st, Roseanne Barr, the Green Party Candidate for President in 2012 announced via YouTube that she is “for the youth” and that she would never betray them. Roseanne is speaking out to the next generations. She has put her own children through college and was a job creator with her production company and award winning show, therefore helping others put their own kids through college. That was important to her, one of her priorities and a way for her to help others.

But that was then and this is now.

As millions of American families struggle to cope with foreclosures, loss of jobs, medical costs and other economic calamities, school loans are rising at twice the rate of inflation and this system encourages widespread borrowing — often with little regard to a student’s credit or ability to pay. This leaves the average college graduate with tens of thousands of dollars in student loan debt. Anyone attending college right now can count on spending anywhere from $80,000 to $100,000 and even more in order to achieve a 4 year degree.
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Jill Stein Wins 66% of the DC Green Vote in Primary

Posted in Local Elections, Presidential Campaign on April 3rd, 2012 by Ronald Hardy – Comments Off

With all precincts reporting, Jill Stein won 66% of the DC Statehood Green Party Primary vote. She withstood a write-in campaign by Roseanne Barr, who ran robo-calls to DC voters yesterday. Jill Stein was the only Green Party candidate to collect the required petition signatures to get on the DC primary ballot. Kent Mesplay and Harley Mikkelson are also running for the Green Party nomination, but like Roseanne Barr, did not petition to get on the DC ballot.

According to the DC Board of Elections as of 11 p.m. with all precincts reporting, of the votes cast for a candidate:

  • Jill Stein – 199 – 66.77%
  • Write-in – 99 – 33.22%

The DC Statehood Green Party has been allotted 4 delegates to the Presidential Nominating Convention of the Green Party in Baltimore in July. The details of the names written in on the ballot should be made public by the DC Board of Elections in the near future.

Also on the DC Statehood Green Party primary ballot, Ann Wilcox defeated G. Lee Aiken 208-80 and will advance to the general election for At-Large member of the DC City Council. She will face Democrat Vincent Orange and Republican Mary Brooks Beatty in November. Lino Stracuzzi running for Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives ran unopposed and will advance to the general election in November against Democrat Eleanor Holmes Norton. There is no Republican in that race.

Roseanne Barr Campaign Videos

Posted in Presidential Campaign on April 3rd, 2012 by Ronald Hardy – Comments Off

“American Citizen”

“For the Youth”

Georgia Greens Welcome Barr’s Commitment to 50 State Ballot Lines

Posted in Ballot Access, Press Release on April 3rd, 2012 by Ronald Hardy – 1 Comment

In a press release from the Georgia Green Party, they note that the Green Party has never been able to achieve more than 44 state party lines in the same year. Georgia is one of the worst states in terms of ballot access for third parties, and the Georgia Green Party is clearly frustrated with this. Given the potential success that a Cynthia McKinney campaign for Congress could have, and McKinney’s support for Roseanne Barr, this is an interesting statement.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

For further information, contact:
Bruce Dixon, 678-298-9463 x3
bdixon@GeorgiaGreenParty.org
Press Secretary, Georgia Green Party

Greens Welcome Candidates’ Commitment to Ballot Access
Barr’s commitment to 50 State Ballot Lines unprecedented

“We welcome Roseanne Barr’s commitment to running on fifty ballot
lines,” said Adam Shapiro, chairman of the Georgia Green Party. “We
invite all Greens and others concerned with creating a just and
sustainable future to rally to our ballot access efforts so we can
offer Georgia voters a meaningful way to cast their ballot this
November.”

After election cycles of being ignored as unobtainable, the Georgia
Green Party leaders welcomed a statement made this weekend by Roseanne
Barr, a candidate for the Green Party Presidential Nomination, in her
address to an Assembly of the DC Statehood Green Party. Following up on
a question about her support for DC Statehood, Ms. Barr told the
Statehood Green Party event, ” . . . part of why I am involved in
running as President, running as a nominee for the Green Party
candidate for the Presidency is for more ballot access, all across the
board, in all fifty states.”
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Barr & Stein Address DC Statehood Meeting

Posted in Presidential Campaign on April 2nd, 2012 by Ronald Hardy – Comments Off

Both candidates skyped into a meeting of the Washington DC Statehood Party this weekend:


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Green Party Black Caucus Endorses Roseanne Barr for President

Posted in Presidential Campaign on March 30th, 2012 by Dave Schwab – 3 Comments
Roseanne Barr, candidate for President of the United States

Roseanne Barr, candidate for President of the United States

The Redding News Review reports:

The following letter of support was issued today in support of Roseanne Barr by black Green Party members to run for president of the United States.

“We are pleased to announce that the Green Party Black Caucus is strongly endorsing Roseanne Barr as the best nominee to represent our party in the run for president of the United States. read more »