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Green Party Says Environmental Concerns Must be Priority in Sandy Cleanup and Rebuilding Effort

Environmental Wisdom
  The Green Party of New York State has called for environmental concerns to be a priority in the response to the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy. “Failure to pay adequate attention to environmental concerns for decades is a major reason why this storm was so damaging. We need to make sure that the Governor, [...]

Cong. Candidate Colin Beavan Demands a Halt to Pipelines

Campaigns & Elections
Congressional Candidate Colin Beavan (aka No Impact Man) Demands a Halt to Spectra and Rockaway pipelines Colin Beavan, star of the film No Impact Man and Green Party candidate in Brooklyn’s 8th congressional district, today demands an immediate halt to both the proposed Rockaway Lateral and the Spectra pipelines now under construction in New York City. These pipelines [...]

Green Party to Obama: Call off federal crackdowns on medical marijuana, respect state laws

Green Party of the U.S.Social & Economic Justice
  Green presidential nominee Jill Stein challenges Obama on marijuana policy. WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party leaders and candidates called on President Obama to order his Justice Department to stop overriding state laws that allow medical marijuana by raiding and prosecuting cannabis dispensaries. “The federal crackdowns show the Justice Department’s disregard and contempt for local [...]

Colia Clark Wins NY Green Party Nomination for US Senate

Anti-War  Candidate calls for Green Jobs, Hydrofracking Ban, Foreclosure Halt Colia Clark won  the unanimous vote of the Green Party State Committee to run for US Senate at a  meeting held in Manhattan. (Video of her acceptance.) Clark, a long  time civil rights, peace and women activist, was a Green Party nominee for U.S.  Senate in 2010 for the seat [...]

GP to Obama: The problem isn’t just foreign oil, it’s all fossil fuels

Green Party to Obama: Whether foreign or domestic, it’s time for America to cut oil and gas from our energy diet WASHINGTON, DC — President Obama’s energy policy shows a dangerous disconnect from the real nature of the current energy crisis, said Green Party candidates and leaders, who promoted the “Green New Deal” as a [...]

The Green Party of the United States endorses the Durban+10 Coalition

ASHINGTON, DC — The Green Party of the United States has endorsed the Durban+10 Coalition and its efforts to enact the agenda of the 2001 World Conference Against Racism, which took place in Durban, South Africa. The goal of the Durban conference was “to eradicate racial discrimination, inequity, colonialism, xenophobia and related intolerances” throughout the world.

The full text of the resolution adopted on August 28, 2011 by the National Committee of the Green Party of the United States, with supporting information, can be read here:

The 2001 Durban conference drew participation from the nations of the world, despite attempts by the Bush Administration to undermine the event and refusal by the Bush-Powell State Department to attend. The Obama-Clinton State Department has maintained a similarly dismissive position on the conference.

“In this International Year for People of African Descent proclaimed by the UN General Assembly during its 64th session held in 2009, we in the Green Party hope that public officials and politicians, including President Obama, who are celebrating the new Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial will demonstrate their dedication to Dr. King’s principles and embrace the Durban conference and its goals,” said Denice Traina, former co-chair of the Georgia Green Party (

Continue reading 2011-09-02 The Green Party of the United States endorses the Durban+10 Coalition, marking the 10th anniversary of the 2001 World Conference Against Racism

On Earth Day, Green Party Urges Cuomo to Shut Down Nukes, Ban Hydrofracking

NY Should Invest in a Green New Deal to Provide Jobs and a Carbon Free Economy State Party co-chair Peter LaVenia & Issues Chair Mark Dunlea appeared  on Capital Saturday, April 22, on YNN discussing Earth Day, hydrofraking, nuke plants and alternative energy. The appearance can be viewed on the YNN web site. The Green [...] Read more »

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