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The Passing of Green Party Leader Bill Holloway

The Passing of Green Party Leader Bill Holloway

January 10, 2009 The Green Party of Texas mourns the tragic loss of Bill Holloway. Bill was a dedicated leader who was currently serving as the Co-Chair of the Travis County Green Party in Austin, TX. He will be missed as a mentor and a friend. Through his kind-hearted activism, Bill touched the lives of so many people. He was an active Green Party contributor at the local, state and national levels. Bill served on numerous committees in the Green…

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Green Party offers Paterson alternatives

Green Party offers Paterson alternatives

News Channel 13 ALBANY – New York’s Green Party is taking up the governor’s challenge to provide alternative ideas. They detailed ways to cut in to the state’s $15 billion shortfall without the many taxes and fees the governor is proposing. The governor continued to sell his program Thursday, making himself available by satellite for a statewide news conference. “I am not trying to come in and bully people,” Paterson insisted. Once again the governor pushed the three broad areas…

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Greens blast EPA lack of preparedness in handling TVA plant’s coal ash spill

Greens blast EPA lack of preparedness in handling TVA plant’s coal ash spill

The hazardous waste disaster is evidence that the US should stop using coal to generate electricity, say Greens WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party leaders strongly criticized the Environmental Protection Agency’s response to the recent spill of 5.4 million cubic yards of coal ash from the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston Fossil Plant. “The EPA has failed to follow through on its stated intention to regulate coal ash as hazardous waste,” said Frank Jeffers of the Green Party’s Eco-Action Committee (http://www.gp.org/committees/ecoaction/index.php). “Nationwide,…

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Cynthia McKinney on Gaza

Cynthia McKinney on Gaza

Read Cynthia McKinney’s Comments on Gaza, including her experience in her travels here. January 5, 2009 ñ Home With My Parents Last night I got to spend time with my parents and tell them all about what happened. I’ll make a full report to you on next steps when I’ve recovered. Thank you for all the kind messages. I read everything. It’s clear that our movement for peace and justice must not end. We all are needed and doing nothing…

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Green Party condemns Israel’s massive air attack on Gaza, calls on US to rein in Israel and seek a ceasefire

Green Party condemns Israel’s massive air attack on Gaza, calls on US to rein in Israel and seek a ceasefire

Green presidential candidate McKinney is safe after the SS Dignity, carrying relief to Gaza, is rammed by an Israeli gunboat in international waters Greens challenge Obama to press Israel to comply with international law and end the illegal occupation of Gaza and other Palestinian lands WASHINGTON, DC — The Green Party of the United States calls for an immediate end to Israel’s bombing attacks on Gaza, which in the past four days has already caused at least 364 deaths, including…

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Connecticut Green Party member elected Selectman in Windham

Connecticut Green Party member elected Selectman in Windham

Found in the† Hartford Courant When Jean de Smet was elected last year as Windham’s first selectman, she said she wanted to shake up the office by turning “town hall into a public service.” De Smet’s goal almost was overshadowed by her triumph. She was the first Green Party candidate to be elected first selectman in the largely Democratic town. Third-party candidates rarely succeed in getting elected, but de Smet got the win by rallying voters around a specific issue….

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Marina’s new mayor, one of three Green city leaders in the state, pushes an ambition agenda.

Marina’s new mayor, one of three Green city leaders in the state, pushes an ambition agenda.

Published in the Monteray County Weekly Delgado, one of three Green Party mayors in the state, wants to steer Marina in a more sustainable direction than the old guard. He expects to sign environmental accords such as the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement and pursue a Styrofoam and plastic-bag ban. He also wants to focus dense development in the downtown area and push alternative energy in the project that replaces Cypress Knolls on Fort Ord. ìWeíd like to go as…

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Post-Katrina Killings

Post-Katrina Killings

“A new magazine article documents reported killings in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, claiming a white militia formed in the days after the storm and shot nearly a dozen black people. It happened in Algiers Point, a historic community where some say what happened in the days after Katrina borrowed from a chapter in our nation’s history they would rather not relive.” WDSU ñ New Orleans [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26e4gbcPliE&hl=en&fs=1]

Tony Palmeri (Oshkosh Common Council) Running for Re-Election

Tony Palmeri (Oshkosh Common Council) Running for Re-Election

Posted by Ron Hardy at Green Party Watch Green Party member Tony Palmeri is running for re-election to the Oshkosh Common Council. Tony was first elected two years ago on a platform of greater transparency and accountability. He won 4,704 votes to come in second of six candidates, with the top three winning seats on the all at-large common council. Palmeri is a Communication Studies professor at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and a well known area media critic who…

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