01 Aug 2012

Stein & Honkala arrested at a Fannie Mae sit-in over foreclosures

August 1, 2012: Green Party vice presidential nominee Cheri Honkala hugs her son as she’s taken away by police after being arrested at a sit-in Wednesday in downtown Philadelphia. Matt Moore, © AP The criminalization of protest continues. On the same day that their campaign overcame insurmountable odds and qualified for

29 Jul 2012

Rocky Anderson & Barbara Ehrenreich try to talk sense to an idiot on poverty

    Gawd, I hate stupidity. I would do a write up, but it would piss me off even more than I am now. If you can’t stomach it, I can understand. FWIW, Cornel West was interviewed in the first part of the show, and was excellent as usual.

19 Jul 2012

Jill Stein on Current TV & petition for debate access

She was recently on “The War Room with Jennifer Granholm” :  Jill Stein says Green New Deal creates jobs, represents progressive ideals (The video can’t be embedded, so please click the link, she did pretty well) “In many ways people consider the Greens the real Democratic Party that it used to be.

18 Jul 2012

Luis Rodriguez Joins Rocky Anderson’s 2012 Campaign As Vice Presidential Running Mate

Luis Rodriguez Joins Rocky Anderson’s 2012 Campaign As Vice Presidential Running Mate Another major update from the Justice Party campaign: Luis Rodriguez, a leading Chicano writer, speaker, gang expert and interventionist, and activist for justice in urban peace, the arts, labor, and human rights, has joined Rocky Anderson’s 2012 presidential

14 Jul 2012

GPUS 2012 Presidential Convention Re-Cap

(Crossposted on oldelmtree.com) The convention is in my neck of the woods this year, so I went. I doubt it’s going to get much coverage, so I thought some Firedogs here would be interested on the goings on. The only outlets that were providing quarter-way decent coverage were Indecision2012 (which

05 Jul 2012

Obama Is So Conservative The Main Difference Between Him and Bush The Elder Is That Bush Raised Taxes In a Recession

No, I’m not being sarcastic. If anything, I’m being charitable. Let’s go through the evidence, comparing and contrasting the two men. The similarities are striking, but also the differences. Shall we?   Drugs: George H. W. Bush, Sr. supported the War on Drugs. Barack H. Obama supports the War on Drugs.

02 Jul 2012

Rocky Anderson Updates and Interview with Ralph Nader & Dennis Kucinich

PRN’s A Better World Discussion: Our Way Forward with Rocky Anderson, Ralph Nader, Dennis Kucinich, & Barbara Marx Hubbard Last night Rocky joined host Mitchell Rabin in a discussion with Ralph Nader, Dennis Kucinich, and Barbara Marx Hubbard. It was a rich program full of straight-forward discussion about the current

30 Jun 2012

UPDATE: FL, NC, VA all qualified for Stein in ONE DAY, after CO, OH, NM, & TX! CT, AZ, & DC are closing in to seal the deal tonight! Midnight is the deadline; thanks to all the donors!!

It’s been a dramatic past few days, as thousands & thousands have been raised to support Dr. Stein in just a few days. http://www.jillstein.org/funding There are currently 19 states that have qualified for funds, but at least one more is needed for victory. Chances are the FEC may disqualify some

29 Jun 2012

In just a day, three surging states have qualified – Colorado, New Mexico, and Ohio – for Stein’s federal matching funds! Single payer advocates are now calling for supporters to donate to the campaign; tomorrow is the last day to join & qualify!

Yesterday was a momentous day for the campaign, as thousands of dollars were raised in a single day by word of mouth and grassroots activists. Dr. Stein’s campaign is on the verge of history becoming the first Green to qualify for matching funds. Even if your state has qualified, your

28 Jun 2012

Michigan and Oregon qualify for matching funds for Jill Stein; Activists Chris Hedges, David Swanson, and Medea Benjamin urgently call on progressives to donate to the campaign within the next 2 days

The campaign has officially hit crunch time! Progress has been made in securing the federal match in clean federal campaign donations, which Obama notoriously opted out for in 2008, preferring dirty donations (we know how that worked out). There are only two days left for your $250 donations to be