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Category: 2009 Fall Features

The Colors of Green

The Colors of Green

A Green Pages interview with Lisa Hsu of the Green Party of California Why have you joined the Green Party? I learned about the Green Party in high school while working for Mike Feinstein, former mayor of Santa Monica, California. I would definitely say that it exposed me early on to progressive politics and influenced my academic and career choices. So when I registered to vote, I registered Green. I feel the Green Partyís Ten Key Values are the only…

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Nationwide protests calling for an end to the wars in mid-October

Nationwide protests calling for an end to the wars in mid-October

Green Party leaders, activists, and members across the U.S. plan to participate in mass rallies, marches, coordinated local and regional demonstrations, and other forms of protest to take place on and around Saturday, October 17 calling for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. The National Assembly to End the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars is coordinating the nationwide protests. October 2009 marks the eighth year of the U.S. war in Afghanistan and seven years since Congress passed a…

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A Florida Green’s charges dropped after a vigil for activist injured in Palestine

A Florida Green’s charges dropped after a vigil for activist injured in Palestine

Cara Jennings, twice elected Green for Lake Worth City Council, is spreading the word charges against her were dropped for holding a vigil for Tristan Anderson, 37, a California activist who was shot in the head with a tear gas canister by Israeli defense forces at a protest on the West Bank. In March I was arrested at a vigil for Tristan Anderson, a U.S. activist and long time friend who suffered near fatal injuries by the Israeli military while…

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Convention in Durham develops priorities for the party

Convention in Durham develops priorities for the party

by Deyva Arthur, Green Party of New York State The July 2009 Green Party annual national meeting in Durham, North Carolina, was a great success. Delegates from more than 30 states participated in brainstorming sessions to set priorities for the party and how to address the current problems facing the country. Most participants said it was a truly enjoyable event and, more importantly, it not only paid for itself ñ it made money. ìThe people from Durham were phenomenal,î said…

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Taking the lead in green trends

Taking the lead in green trends

A look a four who live following the Green Party platform by Wendy Kenin, Green Party of California As a grassroots political party, Green members tend to see their party more as a movement than a political affiliation. As a result many Greens have made being Green a lifestyle rather than just a box they check on their voter registration card. As many people around the world are just starting to follow a green trend, party members long ago built…

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Confronting the G20

Confronting the G20

Green activists speak out at summit and are met with police violence e b bortz, Pennsylvania Green Party In spite of this calamity, Greens and activists exposed the G20 policies that have led to endless war, poverty, gross injustices and inequality, and a planet deep in ecological crisis. From devastated mountaintops in West Virginia to the streets and federal court rooms in Pittsburgh, Greens and activists from across the country brought their clear, unequivocal voices to the representatives of corporate…

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