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Enacting a single-payer health care program will boost the ailing US economy, say Greens

Enacting a single-payer health care program will boost the ailing US economy, say Greens

Green Party of the United States Media Release Enacting a single-payer health care program will boost the ailing US economy, say Greens Single-payer plan would remove the expensive burden of employer-based health coverage Greens see danger that progressive groups, unions will acquiesce to the Obama’s ‘life-support for insurance industry’ plan WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party leaders urged Americans to take up President-elect Barack Obama’s call for discussion on health care and demand a single-payer national health care program, also called…

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Libertarian Party and Green Party of Pennsylvania denounce court decision

Libertarian Party and Green Party of Pennsylvania denounce court decision

Published at rauterkus.blogspot.com Commonwealth Court holds that state indictments of illegal activity are not grounds for overturning earlier judgment against Ralph Nader Harrisburg, PA ñ The Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania and the Green Party of Pennsylvania denounce the recent Commonwealth Court decision against 2004 independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader and his vice presidential candidate Peter Camejo (Mr. Camejo recently passed away after a battle with cancer). A grand jury report, which led to the indictment of state House Whip Mike…

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Mass. Green-Rainbow Party seeks probe of FBI targeting of Turner, calls for charges to be dropped

Mass. Green-Rainbow Party seeks probe of FBI targeting of Turner, calls for charges to be dropped

Posted on On The Wilder Side The Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party has filed a formal request with the Department of Justice for an investigation into the process by which the FBI targeted Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner in its recent FBI sting operation. The letter states that known facts about the investigation ìraise serious questions regarding whether the Turner action was a legitimate law enforcement activity.î The letter states that biases in FBI targeting may ìconstitute infringement upon the civil and…

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Green Party contender talks like a candidate ó but is not one yet

Green Party contender talks like a candidate ó but is not one yet

Published at St. Louis Dispatch “Political Fix” The Green Partyís Elston K.McCowan, a preacher and union official, was the first mayoral hopeful to declare his intention to challenge incumbent Francis Slay. And while he has been stumping for weeks, McCowan is yet to officially file. Last week, McCowan lead a rally with individuals concerned about lead paint in public schools. On Monday, he was slated to headline an event demanding no further closings of St. Louis schools. Still, filing began…

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CT Green party sues over dirty Clean Election Law

CT Green party sues over dirty Clean Election Law

Source:† On the Wilder Side Clean Elections On Trial: Day 1 Notes from the federal trial challenging Connecticutís historic campaign finance reform law. Hartford Advocate For more than seven grueling hours in the wood-paneled courtroom, Lopez laid out a numbers-laden case to prove the law screws third parties and protects the ones in power. Lopez had one day to make his case to Underhill before the defendant state Elections Enforcement Commission and intervening defendants ñ New York Universityís Brennan Center…

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Cynthia McKinney: Dispatch from an International Conference Being Held in Cuba

Cynthia McKinney: Dispatch from an International Conference Being Held in Cuba

Source:† On the Wilder Side On the morning of December 10, 2008, Cindy Sheehan, Nelson Valdes, Saul Landau, and I signed a declaration as the U.S. delegates to an international conference assessing sixty years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights sponsored by the Network of Networks in Defense of Humanity.† Here is our declaration: We celebrate sixty years of failure.† Human rights have been converted from a noble goal into an instrument of foreign policy used by rich and…

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GPNY Calls the Appointment of Sen. Clinton as Secretary of State “Four More Years Without Change!”

GPNY Calls the Appointment of Sen. Clinton as Secretary of State “Four More Years Without Change!”

Distributed by the Green Party of the United States The Green Party of New York State strongly condemns the decision of President-elect Barack Obama to appoint New York Senator Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State in his incoming administration. By choosing Clinton, Obama either has failed to understand or, more likely, has simply decided to ignore the will of his constituents, who overwhelmingly oppose the war. In every respect, this appointment, as well as the fact that not one Senator…

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Greens offer six big steps for economic recovery

Greens offer six big steps for economic recovery

Press release issued by the Green Party of the United States Greens support workers occupying a factory in Chicago after layoff: bailout money isn’t being used to help working Americans WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party leaders said today that the incoming Obama Administration and Congress should take six major steps to reverse the financial meltdown and restore financial security for Americans. The steps include a Green public works program, aid for state and muncipal governments, expansion of mass transit, Single-Payer…

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Former Green Party Gubernatorial Candidate Rich Whitney on the arrest and criminal charges against Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich

Former Green Party Gubernatorial Candidate Rich Whitney on the arrest and criminal charges against Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich

Published in the Independent Political Report Carbondale civil rights attorney and 2006 Green Party candidate for Governor Rich Whitney has issued the following statement today on the arrest and criminal charges against Governor Rod Blagojevich. Whitney has not formally announced himself as a candidate for governor in 2010 but has publicly acknowledged he is making preparations for such a run: Weíve all heard the expression, ìI hate to tell you but I told you so.î But in this case, I…

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Maine Green party chairwoman to run for governor

Maine Green party chairwoman to run for governor

Published in the Bangor Dailey News BAR HARBOR, Maine ó An attorney who has championed numerous environmental and human rights causes in Maine has announced that she intends to run for governor in 2010. Lynne Williams, 58, is state chairman of the Maine Green Independent Party and serves on the planning board in Bar Harbor. She has lived in Maine for 10 years, first in Augusta and then in Rockland before moving to Bar Harbor four years ago. In 2004,…

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