Yeah, the casino owners are happy, but is it
a win for the people of Detroit? What do you think?
Saturday, April 30, 2005
Monday, April 25, 2005
Germany's Green Foreign Minister is embroiled in a scandal around relaxing requirements for tourist visas. While Joschka Fischer says he will not resign, his former deputy denies responsibilty for the 'Volmer Decree'. It looks a lot like the Willie Horton scandal used to attack Democratic candidate Dukakis.
Posted by Lou Novak at 6:36 AM
Sunday, April 24, 2005
The Democrats are providing a forum to allow citizen input into the proposed Water Legacy Act. Not only should Greens urge the legislature to consider the law, they should also call for stricter controls over diversions. Republican Senate Majority Leader Ken Sikkema's delay in considering the Act is a threat to our greatest resource, the Great Lakes.
Posted by Lou Novak at 10:46 AM
Saturday, April 23, 2005
Here's a service being provided by a Green Party local in Iowa, a report card on Air Quality, Water Quality, Energy & Conservation and Recycling. They have been doing this report card for 5 years now. Way to go Greens!
Posted by Lou Novak at 7:46 AM
Friday, April 22, 2005
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Monday, April 18, 2005
Sunday, April 17, 2005
As we read of the tightening of bankruptcy laws without any corresponding additional controls on the credit industry, this article points out the Democratic Party and our own Debbie Stabenow's role in the debacle. (Oh yeah, she's not up for re-election next year.)
Even our own Mayor, who is up for re-election this year, wants to balance the budget on the backs of the people. His proposed tax increase is on fast food!
Posted by Lou Novak at 10:06 AM
Saturday, April 16, 2005
Buried in this GPUS press release is the telling of the Democratic Party's strategy on local GP candidates: automated phoning and a negative direct-mail campaign suggested that an "ultra-liberal" political party was about to "seize control". As the Democrats have lost control at the national level and are increasingly marginalized, we can expect more of this kind of treatment in the future.
Posted by Lou Novak at 8:12 AM
Wednesday, April 13, 2005
This exchange illustrates much of the negative aspects of the two tendencies in GPUS. Here we find Cobb's campaign contributors held against him, much as was done with Nader's Republican doners. The original article buries its salient points in overblown rhetoric. Sad, but true, the saying goes.
Posted by Lou Novak at 7:20 AM
Tuesday, April 12, 2005
As Mayor Kilpatrick prepares to announce further privatization and reduction of city services, city unions prepare to resist.
The AFSCME City of Detroit Presidents are calling on all city workers, city residents and supporters of public services to rally on April 12 at 4:00 p.m. at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center (Woodward entrance)
Posted by Lou Novak at 6:47 AM
Thursday, April 07, 2005
Wednesday, April 06, 2005
Peter Camejo, who was the vice-presidential candidate on the Nader ticket in last years presidential race, is leading the effort to address what he describes as the crisis in the Green Party. Many are dismissing those of us in Greens for Democracy and Independence as Nader/Camejo supporters who are unable to accept our lose at the Milwaukee nominating convention and while I might admit many of us are motivated by that event, it does not diminish the criticisms.
Posted by Lou Novak at 10:32 AM
After losing ballot status in a poor showing in last years elections, Nebraskan Greens get back on the horse.
Posted by Lou Novak at 8:08 AM