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Claudia Ellquist, RIP

Claudia Ellquist, RIP

The Green Party of the United States was saddened to hear of the recent death of Claudia Ellquist. A long-time member of the Arizona Green Party and the National Women’s Caucus (NWC), her dedication to building a better world was an inspiration to many Greens from around the country.   Jody Grage, national secretary and a member of the Green Party of Washington states “I have saved a good many of Claudia’s posts. Her words of wisdom will continue to…

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Green Party Mourns Death of David McReynolds

Green Party Mourns Death of David McReynolds

The Green Party of New York State today mourned the passing of David McReynolds at the age of 88, long-time anti-war activist, editor of the journal Liberation, Socialist Party USA presidential candidate in 1980 and 2000, and former Green candidate for US Senate in 2004. He was a longtime member of the War Resisters League, and helped organize one of the earliest draft-card burning protests against the Vietnam War. Party officials said McReynolds was an inspiring and dedicated advocate for…

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Statement on the Death of 2016 Mayoral Candidate Emanuel McCray

Statement on the Death of 2016 Mayoral Candidate Emanuel McCray

Remembering Green Party Mayoral Candidate Who Was Committed to a Baltimore with Fair Development Yesterday, after a long fight with cancer, 2016 Green Party Mayoral candidate Emanuel McCray passed away. McCray, attended Milford Mill High School, was an active labor organizer and ran for mayor on a platform of fair development, with 5 core issues: quality jobs, permanently affordable housing, dependable public services, quality public schools, and community control of the police. McCray was 39 years old and leaves behind…

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Morgen Victoria D’Arc

Morgen Victoria D’Arc

PORTLAND, ME –  Morgen Victoria D’Arc passed away July 24, 2018, at the Barron Center in Portland, following a prolonged illness. Morgen was born in Philadelphia to Solomon Meyer Berman and Lilly Gottlieb Berman and was one of seven siblings. Morgen was an avid swimmer, biker and walker. Morgen was an unforgettable member of our human family with a wide variety of interests and talents. A passionate seeker and creator, she dug deeply into many aspects of the human puzzle to…

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Ann Eagan

Ann Eagan

Our beloved comrade, Ann Eagan, passed away at the age of 83 after her health deteriorated recently. For years she had lived in an unregulated apartment in a private house in Sunnyside, Queens. She became a victim of gentrification as the rent went up beyond her abuility to pay. She moved to senior subsidized housing on West 87th Street. While in Queens she was a community activist and organized a Green Parrty local there. After moving to Manhattan, she became…

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Richard Walton 1928 – 2012

Richard Walton 1928 – 2012

Richard Walton died last week. He is an important part of our history as a party. He was always, from the getgo of our party and before, deeply wanting there to be a strong third party in the United States. As part of this, he ran for Vice President for the Citizens Party in 1984, a precursor of the Green Party. Sonia Johnson was the party’s presidential candidate that year. He helped found the Rhode Island Green Party several years…

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Charlie Green

Charlie Green

We are sad to relay this belated announcement that Charlie Green passed away on September 15, 2012. He had been ill for some time, and passed away in mid-September. Many of you knew him as an NC delegate from Colorado, and *all* of us relied upon him as the main administrator for the voting page, which he became shortly after its inception in 2003. One of the nicest aspect of my involvement with the Green Party was the opportunity to…

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2010 Maine “Green of the Year” to be honored posthumously

2010 Maine “Green of the Year” to be honored posthumously

Jack Harrington, 1946 – 2010 An honoree for his efforts in the Maine Green Party, John T. (Jack) Harrington passed away Thursday, April 22, 2010, after a brief illness. The Green Party has been a big part of his life. Jack served his state by sitting on multiple committees for the Maine Green Independent Party, was a delegate to the National Committee of the Green Party of the United States, and was to be honored as the 2010 Maine “Green…

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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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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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