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The candidates speak

The candidates speak

By Jim Witters, Green Party of Delaware As the presidential primary season whip­ped through the nation during the winter and early spring, the Party’s candidates found themselves battling a plethora of Republican races for the attention of the media. Celebrity Roseanne Barr, of course, garnered immediate reaction when she officially announced her Green candidacy in February. But San Diego County air quality engineer Kent Mesplay and Dr. Jill Stein of Massachusetts found the battle much tougher. Stein, for her part,…

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About Roseanne Barr

About Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Barr Los Angeles, California Born Nov. 3, 1952 Roseanne Barr is an actress, comedian, writer, television producer and director. She began her career in stand-up comedy at clubs before gaining fame for her role in the television sitcom “Roseanne.” Barr also hosted a television talk show, “The Roseanne Show,” from 1998 to 2000. In 2005, she returned to stand-up comedy with a world tour. In 2011, she began starring in an unscripted TV show, “Roseanne’s Nuts,” about her life…

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About Jill Stein

About Jill Stein

Jill Stein, MD Lexington, Mass. Born 1950 JillStein.org Stein was born in Chicago and raised in suburban Highland Park, Ill. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1973, and from Harvard Medical School in 1979. She is the co-author of two widely praised reports, “In Harm’s Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development,” published in 2000, and “Envi­ronmental Threats to Healthy Aging,” published in 2009. The reports promote green local economies, sustainable agriculture, clean power, and freedom from toxic…

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About Kent Mesplay

About Kent Mesplay

Kent Mesplay, PhD San Diego, California Born July 19, 1962 Mesplay.org Mesplay spent the first 10 years of his life in New Guinea, where his parents were Lutheran missionaries. He was home-schooled for the first three years of school, later attending a British-style boarding school at Wau. At boarding school he was influenced by the international student body and by tales of World War II, as Wau had been one of the busiest airstrips in the world during the war….

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How to get and keep a Green Party presidential nomination

How to get and keep a Green Party presidential nomination

By Jim Witters, Green Party of Delaware Becoming the Green Party’s presidential nominee is not as simple as de­claring your candidacy and watching the contributions and votes start rolling in. Tom Yager, co-chair of the national par­ty’s Presidential Candidate Support Com­mittee, explains the process: When a candidate decides to seek the Green Party’s presidential nomination, the pro­spective candidate contacts the Presiden­tial Campaign Support Committee and fills out a questionnaire, which has questions about the prospective candidate’s views on what the…

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Greens show solidarity with Occupy

Greens show solidarity with Occupy

The party offers a way to take back the government by Wendy Kenin @greendoula, Green Party of California photos: Wendy Kenin Greens are participants and supporters of the Occupy movement, from local to national to international spheres. From party members to elected officials to presidential candidates, Greens are bringing years of hard work to the movement that mirrors the Ten Key Values. Decades of Green activism have set the stage for a new government that represents the interests of its…

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How Occupy Wall Street Brought Me Here

How Occupy Wall Street Brought Me Here

Commentary by @Kevin_Seal When I began watching the Global Revolution Livestream channel this past September, I experienced a rush of feelings that I hadn’t felt in years: optimism for the possibility of real social change, acceptance of controversial opinions, joy in learning I wasn’t alone in my frustration, and strength in numbers. Those people in Zuccotti Park—mostly younger than me, and more technologically savvy—were giving exposure to concerns seldom seen on TV or in most newspapers. They refused to accept…

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The Climate of Fear

The Climate of Fear

Commentary by Jennifer Sullivan, Co-Chair of the Green Party of Florida It’s never enough. The greed. The downplaying. The usual. Once again the climate of fear that the Twin Powers of Politics have created to play their ongo­ing ‘good cop bad cop’ routine has reared its ugly head: Trayvon Martin shot in cold blood. Part of the reason that the Green Party exists is to decry this ongoing injustice! The story isn’t new. It goes back to when people were…

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Nine Black Robes . . .

Nine Black Robes . . .

. . . occupied (I have been told) by human beings; we were hopeful for a while but in the end discovered: It cannot be true. The human beings, instead, remained, for the duration, standing vigil outside the prison’s gates. Nine black robes occupied by those commonly referred to as “Justices.” Yet how can this be when the human beings search for justice throughout the evening but still cannot find it? Allow me to recall a time, long ago. I…

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What a difference a Green Mayor can make

What a difference a Green Mayor can make

Greenwich Mayor shows accomplishments once in office By David Doonan, Green Mayor of Greenwich New York In the months leading up to my election as Mayor of the Village of Greenwich in upstate New York, I now realize I only had a surface-level view of the responsibilities of serving in this position. Origi­nally planning to build a local Green Party chapter once in office, the reality is that as Mayor I am just too busy. I have come to understand…

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