Greens support public housing residents facing New Orleans Council demolition, condemn police brutality against protesters

WASHINGTON, DC -- Green Party leaders strongly condemned the actions of New Orleans police against protesters who opposed the New Orleans City Council's vote to demolish public housing. Police used pepper spray and extremely dangerous stun guns against those attempting to enter Council chamber on Thursday, December 20. The Council is acting in cooperation with plans by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to replace the public housing units with new mixed-income housing, which would result in the eviction of tenants, nearly all of them African American, from their homes without any further plan to house most of them. Continue reading

Green Party Of Pa Demands Investigation Of General Assembly

Asks for expansion of investigation to 2006 records as well Last night, the Green Party of Pennsylvania's Steering Committee voted to demand an investigation of the Democratic and Republican Party's activities since 2004. In a letter to State Attorney General Tom Corbett, the Green Party called for an immediate probe into the bonuses paid to legislative staffers for their work on behalf of candidates and for legal charges to be filed, if warranted. They also asked that the investigation cover 2006 activities, which did not initially seem to be the subject of concern. Continue reading

Seven Candidates For The 2008 Green Nomination Will Be On State Ballots For The Primaries

The candidates: Jared Ball, Elaine Brown, Jesse Johnson, Cynthia McKinney, Kent Mesplay, Ralph Nader, Kat Swift WASHINGTON, DC -- The Green Party will have up to seven candidates for the party's presidential nomination on state ballots for the primary elections in 2008. "The Green Party, in most states where Greens have ballot status, participate in the primaries just as Democrats and Republicans do," said Jim Coplen, co-chair of the Green Party of the United States. "Green voters will vote in the primaries the same way registered Democrats and Republicans vote." Continue reading

Cynthia McKinney Announces Presidential Campaign

Cynthia McKinney announces she's seeking the Green Party nomination for President. Video of her official announcement links below. Cynthia McKinney, a former six-term Congresswoman and an outspoken opponent of the war in Iraq, today officially launched her campaign as a Green Party candidate for President. In a video news release, McKinney says "the Republicans have deceived us; the Democrats have failed us. It is time for a new beginning: A time for hope to rise from the ashes of despair." Continue reading

Greens Urge Public Support For Nader And Romanelli Lawsuits Alleging Legal Abuse Of Elections By Democrats

Lawsuits undertaken by Ralph Nader and US Senate candidate Carl Romanelli show evidence of Democratic Party abuse of the legal system, intimidation, and rigging of elections comparable to Republican election abuses in 2000 and 2004 Romanelli, 2006 Green candidate for US Senate, seeks appeal on punitive expenses levied by a Pennsylvania court meant to threaten third party and independent candidates with financial ruin for running for office; the court's decision also intimidates lawyers from representing such candidates WASHINGTON, DC -- Green Party leaders urged national attention and support for legal efforts by Ralph Nader and Carl Romanelli to ensure fair elections in the face of patently unfair election rules and underhanded tactics by Democratic Party operatives to block Green, other third party, and independent candidates. "The vicious tactics used by Democrats against Greens and independents in Pennsylvania and other states are comparable to the Republican manipulation of national elections that we witnessed in 2000 and 2004," said Liz Arnone, co-chair of the Green Party of the United States. "In all these cases, Democrats and Republicans alike have betrayed an exclusive sense of entitlement that led them to rig the vote." Continue reading