Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Michigan Greens Endorse Maureen D. Taylor for Detroit City Council, Expand Calls to End War in Iraq at Quarterly Statewide Meeting.

Highlights of the Green Party of Michigan meeting held in East Dearborn on June 25th include, among other things:

  • Grassroots Candidate Maureen Taylor Welcomes State Party's Support; Has Worked with Greens to Help the People on Water, Utilities Issues
  • GPMI Plans Outreach to Young People on War and the Economy, Billboards and Petition Drives to "Bring the Troops Home Now"
  • Party Backs Voters' Rights, Supports Pinkney in Benton Harbor Recall Flap
  • New State Officers Elected; Preparing for GPUS Meeting in July, 2006 Elections

Friday, June 24, 2005

GP's Scott McLarty on the Downing Street Memos

Green Party spokesperson Scott McLarty appears on the Lizz Brown Show (Audio - MP3 - Scott's about 2/3 through the show) to speak on the Green Party support for impeaching President Bush.

more info at http://www.gp.org/impeachbush.shtml

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

What the 'Downing Street' memos show

'Interpretations vary.' Those folks at the Christian Science Monitor are so damn polite aren't they. While this story may not call it a smoking gun, 91.5% of CSM readers do on the attached poll. What do you think?

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Lyndon Baines Bush

Many are starting to see the similarities between our current situation in Middle East and Viet Nam but this is frightening.

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Downing Street Memo finally hits Detroit press.

Over 6 weeks after the documents were released, a Detroit Newpaper finally deigns to cover the story of evidence of Bush 's rush to war. Our own Representative, John Conyers is holding hearings on the issue and there is no mention of it in this article. Perhaps we'll look back on articles like these with the same fondness we remember stories like 'Burglars break into Watergate office of Democratic Party'

More info at http://www.downingstreetmemo.com

These are the days, folks!

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Michigan Greens Agree with National Party that Downing Street Memo Is Evidence for Bush Impeachment

The Green Party of Michigan (GPMI) joins the national Green Party of the United States (GPUS) in citing the "Downing Street memo" as further evidence of the deceit of the Bush administration in its rush to unconstitutional, unjustified, and undeclared war in Iraq -- and as reason for citizens of all parties (or none) to call for the end of the occupation and the impeachment of George W. Bush.

GPMI welcomes the efforts of Michigan's 14th District Congressman John Conyers, Jr. on these issues. Conyers has written to the White House, with the backing of 88 other House members, demanding explanations of the revelations in the memo from a top-level meeting of the British government.

With the help of a wide spectrum of citizens' groups, Conyers and others have collected almost half a million signatures on petitions supporting the demand for the truth..

[full release & contact info]

[Sign the petition]

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

By its name it shall be known: Ctheory Article on Detroit

Found this on the Real Detroit blog at LiveJournal. Interesting read or academic clap trap? You decide.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Kilpatrick's threat: No fireworks

Like the kid who would take his ball home if he couldn't get his way, out mayor is threatening to cancel the fireworks if the city council overides his budget veto. Citing security concerns and the 'safety of citizens,' this kind of heavy handed power brokering is a little over the top for an election year. Is this the end of a 46 year tradition?