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Florida faces nuclear threat

Florida faces nuclear threat

Florida faces nuclear threat Greens play key role in growing anti-nuke movement by Michael Canney;†Green Party of Florida Nuclear expansion threatens residents of the “Sunshine State,” but resistance is growing. Two utility giants – Progress Energy Florida (PEF) and Florida Power and Light (FPL) – are moving ahead with ambitious plans for a nuclear expansion that would double the number of nuclear power plants in the state. Florida Greens have been active in efforts to stop this looming threat to…

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Arizona Greens triumph in federal court

Arizona Greens triumph in federal court

Arizona Greens triumph in federal court Win to have extra ballot access restrictions prohibited by Claudia Ellquist, Arizona Green Party Co-chair The Arizona Green Party (AzGP) prevailed this month in federal court in a lawsuit for a preliminary injunction against threatened barriers towards the Green campaign for ballot access in 2010. With focused determination for gaining ballot access, Arizona Greens were recently able to get added restrictions relinquished on petition deadlines and who could gather signatures. Though these restrictions were…

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Robert “Bob” Long, Green Pioneer (1917-2010)

Robert “Bob” Long, Green Pioneer (1917-2010)

By Mike Feinstein, Green Party of California Long-time Green organizer Bob Long passed away on January 27, 2010 at the age of 92. Especially active in the early years of the U.S. Green movement, Long played two particularly critical roles in its development. His calm manner, steady demeanor and personal stature provided a stable foundation and touchstone for formative Green organizing in the 1980s and early 1990s, especially in Southern California where he lived at the time. His commitment to…

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Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission follows Ten Key Values

Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission follows Ten Key Values

Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission follows Ten Key Values With strong Green presence, commission active in advising city council by Bob Meola, Green Party of California Greens are influencing the City of Berkeley not just through elected officials, but also with appointed advisors. The Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission is one of over forty boards and commissions that comprise part of the government of Berkeley, California. Over the years, there have been many party members appointed to the commission, with…

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Cynthia McKinney receives international peace award

Cynthia McKinney receives international peace award

Greens speak out! Hear it all! Find out what Greens across the country are saying about: the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, nuclear weapons and power, single payer health care and health care reform, education, racial diversity, and many more topics. Find out more at the Green Party Speakers Bureau. Cynthia McKinney receives international peace award from the office of the Green Party of the United States Cynthia McKinney, 2008 Green Party candidate for President, was given the ìPeace through…

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Poetic obituary for Dennis Brutus

Poetic obituary for Dennis Brutus

On December 26, Dennis Brutus – internationally renowned South African poet and human rights activist – died at the age of 85. Brutus spent time with Nelson Mandela in Robben Island prison and years in exile from his native land because of his opposition to the Apartheid regime. The following poem was written to celebrate Brutusí eightieth birthday. Stone Hammered to Gravel by Martin Espada The office workers did not know, plodding through 1963 and Marshall Square station in Johannesburg,…

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Poetry Corner

Poetry Corner

Overtime by Jackie Sheeler The Feldsteins have a colic baby: she cries all night, can’t eat, can’t sleep except in snatches – (Mrs. Feldstein breast- feeds and the wheat she boils for breakfast sickens her infant. But this is not the point.) Baby dropped to sleep just ten minutes ago. Mrs. F, pale with her all-day/all-night walks and the incessant machinery of rocking, sprawls on her brown velvet La-Z Boy, goes out like a light. Minutes later, you lean on…

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