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2015 Annual Meeting of the Georgia Green Party

The 2015 Annual Convention of the Georgia Green Party will convene at 1:00 pm, on Saturday, October 24th, 2015 at the Roswell Branch of the Atlanta-Fulton County Library; 115 Norcross Street; Roswell GA 30075 to conduct the business authorized by the Bylaws and Rules of the Party, including: (1) the annual election of party servants, (2) the consideration of amendments to the Platform and possibly of (3) proposed amendments to the Bylaws.  At 3:30 pm, we are hosting a public forum on High Stakes Testing and the Assault on Public Education, featuring Meg Norris of Georgia Opt-Out.  This forum intends to instigate a conversation on building a strategy to fight the privatization of our public schools.  Driving directions and details on MARTA accessibility are available at those links.  Our venue is a one block walk from a bus line serving the North Springs MARTA rail station.     

 

Chris Hedges: Calling all Rebels: The Moral Imperative to Revolt

Chris Hedges speech addresses the Green Party of Orange County, California.

Chris Hedges appears live behind the Orange Curtain for an inspirational and enlightening speech given for the Green Party of Orange County. Hedges speaks of real Socialism, Bernie Sanders and fighting against the control the oligarchy has over our political system. Also included is the Q & A session where Hedges offers even more damning information about the U.S. hegemony and how to rebel against the system.

U.S. Bombs Somehow Keep Falling in the Places Where Obama “Ended Two Wars”

by Glen Greenwald

Originally published on 9/30 at TheIntercept.Com

Whatever else one wants to say about Iraq and Afghanistan, one cannot honestly say Obama ended the wars in those countries.  The US continues to drop mbombs on both, deploys soldiers in both, kills civilians in both, and egngages in a wide range of overt and covert force, all without a shred of Congressional approval.

The Real News Network Interviews 2012 GP Presidential Candidate Jill Stein, Part 2 of 3

This is part two of a three part interview conducted by the Real News Network's Paul Jay with Jill Stein, the Green party's 2012 presidential candidate. Stein has undertaken an exploratory campaign for the 2016 election cycle.

Why Build the Green Party: The Real News Network Interviews 2012 GP Presidential Candidate Jill Stein

Jill Stein was the Green Party's 2012 candidate for President of the United States, and its current 2016 exploratory candidate. She is an organizer, physician, and pioneering environmental-health advocate. She has helped lead initiatives promoting healthy communities, local green economies and stronger democracy - including campaign finance reform, green jobs, racially-just redistricting, and the cleanup of incinerators, coal plants, and toxic-pesticides. She now helps organize the Global Climate Convergence for People, Planet and Peace over Profit, an education and direct action campaign beginning Spring 2014 with an "Earth Day to May Day" wave of action, across the US and beyond. The Convergence provides collaboration across fronts of struggle and national borders to harness the transformative power we already possess as thousands of justice movements, rising up against the global assault on our economy, ecology, peace and democracy.

Anchor Double Dealing Kills Cannibus Reform Bill, Not Activism

Last year, Cannabis law reform activists were surprised and somewhat encouraged by the uncharacteristic bipartisan support for HB-885. Seeking to avoid the controversy of reform leading to the legal ability to get high, the narrowly scoped bill did not allow for “whole plant” or any substance containing therapeutic doses of THC, excluding any relief for those suffering from cancer/chemotherapy, AIDS, glaucoma, PTSD, chronic pain, etc.

Green Party 2012 Presidential Nominee Jill Stein Announces 2016 Exploratory Committee

originally published at and excerpted from an article on yahoo.   

Follow that link to watch video of the interview or to connect with the exploratory committee see:  http://www.jill2016.com/

 

Power Players

Bottomless Cynicism and Contempt For Immigrant Communities: Obama's Long-Awaited “Executive Action” on Immigration

A Black Agenda Radio Commentary by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

President Obama's so-called "bold executive action" on immigration is not a victory for the grassroots movements in immigrant communities. It's an old bone with rotten meat, more evidence of their bottomless contempt for Democrats' so-called "base voters", especially those of color.

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Black Hole

In 2005, over 81,000 inmates were held in restricted housing. Solitary confinement is the practice of keeping prisoners in individual cells for most, if not all, hours of the day. Learn about the history of this practice, as well as its cost and the affect it has on the prisoners.

During the Zell Miller administration, the Governor sought and the Georgia Assembly appropriated funds to build three five-hundred cell facilities at existing prisons designed exclusively for solitary confinement. The Georgia-38 and many others are being held in solitary confinement by the Georgia Department of Corrections. Officers of the Georgia Green Party have received correspondence from inmates in solitary who report that some held there have been in solitary confinement for as long as nineteen years.

Multiple hunger strikes have recently been staged by inmates held in solitary across the country, including by inmates held under such conditions at the Georgia Diagnostic Center in Jackson Georgia, home to Georgia's Death Row.

Follow the link to view an info-graphic which will provide background on this important issue.

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