The Utility of the RussiaGate Conspiracy

To the shock of many, Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential elections, becoming the 45th president of the United States. Not least shocked were corporate media, and the political establishment more generally; the Princeton Election Consortium confidently predicted an over 99 percent chance of a Clinton victory, while MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow (10/17/16) said it could be a “Goldwater-style landslide.” Indeed, Hillary Clinton and her team actively attempted to secure a Trump primary victory, assured that he would be the easiest candidate to beat. The Podesta emails show that her team considered even before the primaries that associating Trump with Vladimir Putin and Russia would be a winning strategy and employed the tactic throughout 2016 and beyond. Continue reading

Martin Marietta throws peaceful protest under the bus

Martin Marietta serves six oil and gas activists with subpoenas. Part of wrongful termination suit. LAFAYETTE, Colo. -- Cliff Willmeng says he was more than a little surprised when a subpoena from Martin Marietta Materials showed up at his front door. Continue reading

US Green Party hoping to make gains in midterm elections

The Green Party in the US is hoping to capitalise on the current political impasse in November's midterm elections. The party believes it can take advantage of anger at the Trump administration and frustration with the Democratic Party. Continue reading

State Appeals Ruling That Blocks Green Party Ballot Access

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The state is appealing a judge's order to remove Montana Green Party candidates from the November ballot because they did not gather enough signatures to qualify. The notice was filed late Wednesday with the Montana Supreme Court along with a separate motion asking District Judge James Reynolds to temporarily suspend his July 9 order pending the appeal. Continue reading

Going Green: Green Party talk

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY – Behind the established political parties sit outlaying groups looking to have a voice in mainstream politics.  Each month a group called the Lackawanna County Green Party meets to discuss state and national issues and how they can help locally by voting and being active in their community.  Continue reading

Why do pollsters ignore NY Gov candidates Larry Sharpe and Howie Hawkins?

A News Growl Special Report uncovers evidence of bias against third party candidates among some of America's most respected polling organizations. On November 6th New Yorkers will choose their governor using ballots with at least four options on them. Two of those options, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins and Libertarian Larry Sharpe, are running unusually strong third party campaigns and have been doing so for months. Continue reading

Hundreds protest immigration policy in Christiansburg

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) -- More than 200 people gathered Wednesday, waving signs and chanting things like, "Families belong together," all in the hopes their message would ring clear with Congressman Morgan Griffith of Virginia's 9th District. "We're here because this is our Congressman's office, who is completely unavailable," said demonstration participant Marian Mollin. "Doesn't do town halls, doesn't speak to us, so this is our way to speak to him, and therefore, the federal government." Continue reading

'Scared': Montana Democrats sue to stop Green Party from spoiling Tester's re-election

Sen. Jon Tester of Montana was already facing a tough re-election battle in a state that Donald Trump won by a landslide — and then the Green Party made the Democrat’s job that much tougher by qualifying for the ballot. Now the Montana Democratic Party is scrambling to oust the Greens. It has asked a judge to decertify the left-wing party by declaring 180 petition signatures invalid for reasons such as bad handwriting, use of initials instead of full names and failure to write in cursive. Continue reading

Parting Thoughts: Minnesota historian and Green Party co-founder dies at 91

When Rhoda Gilman passed away earlier this month at the age of 91, she left her mark on Minnesota history in more than one way. A longtime activist, Gilman helped found the Green Party of Minnesota, and she ran for lieutenant governor on its ticket at age 75. She was also a historian who wrote about topics ranging from the state's first governor, Henry Sibley, to the history of protest in Minnesota. She said that work wasn't just about the past — it also reflected the present. Continue reading

Activist seeks Green Party nod for comptroller

Pledging to divest the state pension fund from fossil fuels, an environmental and anti-poverty activist announced on Thursday that he is running for state comptroller and seeking the Green Party ballot line. The activist, Mark Dunlea, is a co-founder of the Green Party and a town board member in Poestenkill. He says he will seek the Green Party nomination at the party's convention on Saturday in Rensselaer. Continue reading