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Ralph Nader, Cynthia McKinney confirm 'A Presidential Debate That Matters' in SF This Sunday; Cindy Sheehan will moderate

SAN FRANCISCO - Progressives will hold their own Presidential debate here Sunday when former presidential candidate Ralph Nader, Democrat-turned-Green Rep. Cynthia McKinney and others on the Green Party Presidential ballot Feb. 5 will participate in what is being billed as "A Presidential Debate That Matters." The debate will be held Sunday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m. at the Herbst Theater/Veterans Memorial Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue. Continue reading

Six Presidential Candidates On The DC Statehood Green Ballot In The February 12 Primary Election

The 2008 Green presidential candidate may come in second in DC, ahead of the Republican, say Statehood Greens The candidates: Jared Ball, Jesse Johnson, Cynthia McKinney, Kent Mesplay, Ralph Nader (represented by Howie Hawkins), Kat Swift WASHINGTON, DC -- The DC Statehood Green Party will have six presidential candidates on the ballot when DC voters go to the polls on February 12 for the primary election. The six candidates are seeking the nomination of the Green Party in the 2008 race for the White House. The nomination will be decided by about 800 delegates from state parties who will gather at the Green Party's national convention in Chicago, Illinois, July 10-13. The DC Statehood Green Party has qualified for 28 delegates to participate in the nominating process. Continue reading

The Benning Library Lawsuit: A Victory for Ward 7 ANC Commissioners - But How Will the City Respond?

On December 20, 2007, Superior Court ordered defendants of the Benning Library lawsuit, Tingling-Clemmons et al v. Fenty et al, to comply with the Advisory Commission Act, D.C. Code §§ 1-207.38, 1-309.10 and the Real Property Disposition Economic Analysis Amendment Act, D.C. Code § 10-801 with respect to the process of planning a new library for the Benning community. Defendants include, among others, Mayor Adrian Fenty, DCPL Chief Librarian Ginnie Cooper, and President of the DC Public Library Board of Trustees, John Hill. Continue reading

January 5th Green Presidential Candidate Forum and Campaign Fair

GPMN Winter Membership Meeting Start: Jan 5 2008 - 9:00am End: Jan 5 2008 - 4:00pm Please join together with Greens to talk, find out what is happening across the state and learn more at green workshops. Location: Hamline University, 1536 Hewitt Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55104, 651-523-2800; http://www.hamline. edu/ Continue reading

Greens announce Presidential Debate Jan. 13 in San Francisco; Racially diverse ballot includes ex-congressperson, consumer icon, professor, engineer

SAN FRANCISCO - The first, and only, live debate between candidates on the Green Party's California ballot for President of the United States - featuring a former Democratic Party member of Congress, consumer protection icon, professor and environmental engineer - is scheduled here January 13, said John Morton of the Green Party Presidential Debate Committee. The debate will be held Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the Herbst Theater/Veterans Memorial Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue. Continue reading

Duncan Gives Spitzer Failing Grade On 25 Green Party Challenges For His First Year In Office, Saying He Failed To "Work Well With Others"

NEW YORK, NY - Alison Duncan, the Green Party of New York State's 2006 candidate for Lieutenant Governor, gave Governor Eliot Spitzer a failing grade of "F" today on 25 Green Party challenges issued last January for his first year in office. Duncan added an additional challenge for Spitzer: to "work well with others." The challenges will be reissued for 2008. Continue reading

In the spirit of the season: Amnesty should be given to military who refused to fight the 'unjust' war in Iraq, urges Green Party of California

SACRAMENTO (Dec. 21, 2007) - Military personnel who have refused to fight in an "unjust" war in Iraq should be given an immediate grant of amnesty - because it would be right, and in keeping with spirit of the season, said the Green Party of California today. In a resolution approved by the GPCA's General Assembly, the Greens noted that the war was "created from lies and deception. Our (troops) should not be punished for refusing to fight an unjust war and speaking the truth about the injustice inflicted on our soldiers, the citizens of the United States, and the citizens of Iraq." Continue reading

DC Statehood Greens mourn, remember Hilda Mason (1916-2007)

Former DC School Board and Council member, activist for DC statehood and social justice, public school teacher and principal, founding member of the DC Statehood Party, "Grandmother of the World" WASHINGTON, DC -- The DC Statehood Green Party noted the passing of Hilda Howland Minnis Mason at the age of 91 on Sunday with sadness and remembrance. Continue reading

A 'Green' Year in Review: Green Party of California marks 2007 electoral gains, separates from 'major' parties by positions solidly against war, for impeachment, workers & planet

SACRAMENTO (December 28, 2007)- The Green Party of California - noting its 2007 record cements its position as the state's solid anti-war, pro-healthcare and environmental political party – said today it is poised for big gains in 2008 local, state and national races as voters become even more dissatisfied with the Republican and Democratic parties. As of November of this year, more Greens were in office than in 2006, with 55 elected offices in the state, numbering 16 mayors and city council members, including the mayor of Richmond (Gayle McLaughlin) and a San Francisco supervisor (Ross Mirkarimi). Greens hold majorities or near-majorities on city councils in several cities. At least 13 Greens are on boards of education. Continue reading