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2017 Global Green conference held in Liverpool

2017 Global Green conference held in Liverpool

Members from around the world respond to far-right politics By Mike Feinstein, Green Party of California member to the GPUS International Committee The fourth Global Greens Congress was held in Liverpool, England March 30-April 2 —jointly with the Congresses of the European Green Party, the Green Party of England and Wales and the Global Young Greens —bringing together approximately 2,000 Greens from over 100 countries, including more than a dozen U.S. Greens. Although the decision to hold the Congress in…

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Pinkney released from jail this June

Pinkney released from jail this June

Green political prisoner serves nearly three years Compiled by Deyva Arthur, Green Party of New York State “I am Rev Edward Pinkney a national and community activist, who tragically became a political prisoner in the state of Michigan on December 15, 2014. I was sent to prison with absolutely no evidence a crime was ever committed.” Pinkey said this shortly after his release in mid-June having served the minimum sentence of two and half years. Pinkney is a long-time activist…

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Explaining Jill Stein’s call for recounts

Explaining Jill Stein’s call for recounts

Significant ballot discrepancies in 2016 presidential election By Bob Fitrakis, Ohio Green Party Jill Stein’s multi-state presidential recount was unprecedented. The idea originated from a group of computer scien­tists represented by attorney John Bonifaz, who after analyzing the U.S. computerized voting system found it to be vulnerable to hacking and manipulation. Social scientists and statisticians deemed some of the 2016 election results to be improbable. Election integrity volunteers and attorneys stepped up to help sort it out. Jill Stein, Green…

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Berning Green

Berning Green

Tales of Sanders supporters joining the Green Party Shortly after the Democratic Party primary that put Hilary Clinton as its presidential candidate, many outraged and disenfranchised Bernie Sanders supporters joined the Green Party, finding the Green platform and Green presidential candidate, Jill Stein, best matched their own political ideals. Taking the “Bernie or Bust” movement to heart, many “Berners” left the Democratic Party altogether, registering Green. Some, like Yahne Ndgo and Ed Higgins, did massive organizing for the Stein campaign….

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Green Party calls for an independent Puerto Rico

Green Party calls for an independent Puerto Rico

Co-chair presents to the United Nations this June By Darlene Elias, Co-chair of the Green Party of the United States Darlene Elias  was asked to present to the Decolonization Committee of the United Nations June 19, 2017. She spoke on the Green Party’s stance regarding the relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico. The platform calls for putting an end to U.S. colonization and letting Puerto Rico become a truly independent country. Also presenting for the UN committee was…

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A strong Green presence at the annual Left Forum in NYC

A strong Green presence at the annual Left Forum in NYC

By Michael O’Neil, Green Party of New York State Many Greens gathered in New York City on the weekend of June 2nd for the annual Left Forum Conference. Each spring, Left Forum convenes the largest gathering in North America of the U.S. and international Left. The conference brings together intellectuals and organizers to share perspectives, strategies, experience and vision. Some of the Green Party’s most impor­­tant contributions to Left Forum are grounded in direct experience with independent elec­toral struggle and…

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Oregon voters reject Jordan Cove protection

Oregon voters reject Jordan Cove protection

Pacific Greens unable to convince locals of environmental perils By William Huggins, Nevada Green Party For the last ten years the Pacific Green Party has been working to protect Jordan Cove, a rugged but ecologically sensitive area on Oregon’s southern coast, from fossil fuel development. The PGP gave its support to a protective ballot initiative, entitled Measure 6-162. In early May voters in Coos County soundly rejected the measure. Measure 6-162, also known as the Coos County Right to Sustainable…

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Stealing the Green ballot in New York

Stealing the Green ballot in New York

State election rules allow for other parties to take Green line By Peter LaVenia, Green Party of New York State Opportunity-to-ballot (OTB) is the most insidious in a line of electoral hassles Greens in New York face while defending the party’s ballot line. State election law allows for non-party members, especially Democrats and Republicans to circulate a petition amongst registered party members which would allow for a write-in spot during a primary election. If no actual Green members are running,…

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Meet the staff of the national office

Meet the staff of the national office

Over the past year, many of our state parties have either grown significantly or risen from the doldrums. The national staff of the Green Party has also expanded. In January 2016, the staff was composed of one full time, one half time and one quarter time employees. Since then we’ve grown to 4 full time employees and one-half time employee (web manager). Here they are. Scott McLarty, Media Director McClarty is the longest serving staff member of the Green Party,…

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Green Pages staff member receives trophy for completing marathon in all 50 states

Green Pages staff member receives trophy for completing marathon in all 50 states

Dave McCorquodale holds his trophy for completing a marathon in all 50 states. This past spring he finished his last marathon in Hawaii. Dave is a long-time Green from Delaware, where he is co-chair. He has been co-chair and editor for Green Pages for more than 10 years, as well as having served on multiple committees including the national executive committee. He ran for House of Representatives in Delaware in 2014 and 2016 where he received almost 20 percent of…

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