Friday, September 29, 2006

Torture Bill Haiku

The Constitution
Was cast aside by Congress.
Hideous corpus!

-- Mad Kane

Campbell Accepts 3 TV Debates with rivals | Douglas Campbell for Governor

Green Candidate Looks Forward to Facing Four Rivals

Douglas Campbell, two-time candidate for governor of the Green Party of Michigan (GPMI), has accepted the schedule of three televised debates in the governor’s race: a no-rules open discussion among the candidates Monday, October 2 at WKAR in Lansing; a more formal debate at WOOD-TV 8 in Grand Rapids on Tuesday, October 10; and a town-hall forum Monday, October 16 at WDIV-TV in Southfield.

read the full press release here.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Teach-In on US-Israeli War Against the Middle-East

Leilani Dowell, Recently Returned From Lebanon on a Fact-finding Mission, Will Speak at MECAWI Teach-In on the Middle-East at WSU, Sept. 30

Event: Teach-In on US-Israeli War Against the Middle-East
Saturday, September 30, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Kresge Auditorium, Purdy-Kresge Library First Floor Wayne State University,
Detroit, MI

Leilani Dowell, a member of the fact-finding delegation to Lebanon, will be a featured speaker at an upcoming Teach-In at Wayne State University in Detroit. Dowell, a nationally known youth activist, witnessed first hand the results of the US-financed Israeli aggression against Lebanon during the recent 34-day war that was sanctioned by the United States Congress. Despite the ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah in August , the Israeli regime has continued to violate the terms of the agreement as well as escalating attacks against the Palestinian people. Meanwhile, the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan continue to further destabilize these nations with the Bush administration growing more desperate in their attempts to occupy the peoples of the Muslim world.

On September 30, the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice will host a Teach-In at Wayne State University's Kresge Auditorium that features a variety of activists and experts on the historical conflict in the Middle-East and its implications for the region, North America and the global community. The keynote speaker will be Joyce Chediac, a Lebanese-American journalist based in New York, who is a contributor to Workers World newspaper. Other speakers will include: Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire and a co-founder of MECAWI; Hasan Newash, co-founder of the Palestine Office of Michigan; Atty. Jerome Goldberg of MECAWI; Andrea Hackett of MECAWI, whose daughter served two terms in Iraq with the National Guard; Sandra Hines, an organizer for the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality; David Sole, U.S. Senate candidate on the "Stop the War Slate" for the Green Party; Kevin Carey, "Stop the War Slate" candidate for State Board of Education and others.

Topics include: Topics: History of Imperialism and Zionism; Lebanon-Palestine Resistance; Criminal Role of Corporate Media; US Genocide Against the Iraqi People; Israel, Apartheid & Domestic Racism

This event is free and open to the general public. Everyone is welcome to come out to learn and discuss the history and present situation in the Middle-East and its impact on the United States and the world.For more information contact MECAWI at or call (313) 831-0750.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Greens Form Senate Campaign Committee

In this press release on the creation of a Senate Campaign Committee, David Sole, GPMI US Senate candidate is quoted: "The war on Iraq is a crime of historic proportions. With each new day we see more evidence of the greed and corruption that led to the decision to engage in this barbaric war for oil and geo-strategic control. America needs Senators who will stand firm against an administration bent on using lies and fear to lead the nation into such a devastating direction. "

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Support Our Candidates. Part 2. Governor | Green Commons

The second in the series covers the Green Party's candidates in 14 Governors races, including our own Doug Campbell.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Politics1 poll includes GPMI candidates

Our elections director, John Anthony La Pietra, points us to these polling results putting the Green Party of Michigan candidates, David Sole (US Senate) and Doug Campbell (Governor) at 2%. We have our work cut out for us.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Support Our Candidates! Part 1: Senate | Chlorophyll

One of the leading green political blogs (along with this one, of course) Chlorophyll, is trying to build some buzz around the GPUS candidates. This post lists the 14 US Senate candidates, an all time high for the GPUS.

Actually, it looks like it started at Green Commmons, the other leading green political blog (of the three, of course).

Friday, September 15, 2006

Stephanie Loveless admitted to Green Party National Womens Caucus

Between the Lines, Michigan's GLBT newspaper, covers the story of Stephanie Loveless', formerly known as Tom Ness, struggle to gain membership to the GP National Women's Caucus. Stephanie, who was instrumental in getting the Green Party of Michigan on the ballot in 2000, is also profiled in this weeks issue of the Metro Times.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Bill Opalicky for State Senate

Bill Opalicky, an Oakland County Green and founding member of the Green Outreach local, is running for State Senate in the 14th District.