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On the Stein/Honkala Campaign Trail

On the Stein/Honkala Campaign Trail

“This has been such an easy campaign. It’s like giving out candy,” said Jill Stein, 2012 Green Party presidential candidate, who was recently nominated at the Green National Con­ven­tion in July. “There is a rebellion going on out here and we [Stein/Honkala campaign] are the political platform for that rebellion. It is absolutely breathtaking.” Stein said the troubled condition of the country and the lack of democratic politics is giving her Green agenda a rousing welcome from the public. With…

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About Cheri Honkala

About Cheri Honkala

  Activist goes political running for vice president on the Green Party line In 2011, Cheri Honkala ran for Phila­del­phia sheriff on the Green Party ticket. Her platform wasn’t about enforcing foreclosures, but rather as sheriff she planned to refuse to evict people from their homes. As Honkala has dedicated the past 25 years to protecting the poor and homeless, it became clear to her that running for sheriff seemed the thing to do to stop foreclosures, particularly as big…

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Is the Green Party evolving through its presidential campaign?

Is the Green Party evolving through its presidential campaign?

An editorial by David McCorquodale, Green Party of Delaware I have been stunned by the strength and successes of the Stein-Honkala ticket! Re­gardless of the electoral outcome, make no mistake about it: this campaign is an improvement over our past presidential campaigns. Here’s a brief review. In 1996 and 2000 Ralph Nader was the party’s standard-bearer. At neither time was Nader chosen through a primary pro­cess. Rather, he was an endorsed candidate. His candidacy showed both the benefits and the…

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Greens show solidarity with Occupy

Greens show solidarity with Occupy

The party offers a way to take back the government by Wendy Kenin @greendoula, Green Party of California photos: Wendy Kenin Greens are participants and supporters of the Occupy movement, from local to national to international spheres. From party members to elected officials to presidential candidates, Greens are bringing years of hard work to the movement that mirrors the Ten Key Values. Decades of Green activism have set the stage for a new government that represents the interests of its…

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How Occupy Wall Street Brought Me Here

How Occupy Wall Street Brought Me Here

Commentary by @Kevin_Seal When I began watching the Global Revolution Livestream channel this past September, I experienced a rush of feelings that I hadn’t felt in years: optimism for the possibility of real social change, acceptance of controversial opinions, joy in learning I wasn’t alone in my frustration, and strength in numbers. Those people in Zuccotti Park—mostly younger than me, and more technologically savvy—were giving exposure to concerns seldom seen on TV or in most newspapers. They refused to accept…

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