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Greens Nominate McKinney and Nkromo, Endorse Traina, Prefer Barr

The Georgia Green Party met June 2nd, 2012, for their nominating convention and voted their preferences for a Presidential candidate. Georgia Greens nominated Cynthia McKinney for Georgia's 4th Congressional District and Kwabena Nkromo for the Georgia House of Representatives, District 57. Georgia Greens also endorsed Denice Traina for the Richmond County Commission race in Augusta. Georgia Greens gathered at the Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Public Library and Green business took most the day. Attendees heard from Presidential candidates Jill Stein, Roseanne Barr, and Kent Mesplay.

Bankrupt Black Leadership, Nukes and Environmental Racism

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

The same greedy corporations that have long funded white politicians now finance what used to be traditional civil rights organizations like SCLC and an entire new class of black politicians. The cutting loose of black political leaders from their constituencies has dire consequences for the entire American polity.

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Stein and Barr Layout Green Party's Program on CNN

McKinney, Nkromo and Traina Seek nod of 2012 Green Convention in Georgia

Excitement continues to build, in preparation for the Seventeenth Annual Meeting of the Georgia Green Party, scheduled for Saturday, June 2nd, 2012, with Cynthia McKinney's FEC filing for Georgia's 4th Congressional, and notices as well from Kwabena Nkromo and Denice Traina. State Party officers announced their intention to publish the legal notice necessary to permit the Party to nominate candidates in this year's partisan races for public office. With appeals to Georgia Greens with homes to share and Greens everywhere prepared to put our slate on the ballot, Georgia Greens are prepared with your help to make history in 2012.

This year's Nominating Convention will take place at the Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Public Library (5234 LaVista Road; Tucker, GA 30084), with business starting promptly at 10:00 am and adjournment anticipated for 4:30 pm Delegates will be seated consistent with the Nominating Convention Rules, on file with the Secretary of State and accessible online at: http://www.greens.org/georgia.static/pdf/GvrnDocs/GGP-NC-Rules.pdf. The Convention is empowered by the Party Rules to consider proposed amendments to the state Party Platform and bylaws, the election of internal Party officers and Delegates to the National Committee, the consideration of candidates seeking the endorsement or nomination of the Party, and other business. The public is welcome.

Barr calls Georgia a 'key state', pledging her support to ballot access in peach state

If You Love This Planet Interview with Georgia's own Glenn Carroll of Nuclear Watch South

If You Love This Planet with Dr. Helen Caldicott delivers an hour each week ofin-depth discussion about urgent planetary survival issues such as global warming, nuclear weapons, nuclear power, deforestation, toxic pollution, ozone depletion, hunger and poverty, and species extinction. Each program features one major topic, allowing for an extended conversation with our guest or guests.

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Greens demand urgent action by Upson County Sheriff

Alerted to the issue by a family member of an inmate in the Upson County Jail near Thomaston Georgia, Green Party activists have called for urgent action to investigate a possible outbreak of a highly contagious flesh eating bacteria, MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus).

"We've collected testimony across the state from inmates whose urgent medical care needs have been neglected," said Hugh Esco, Secretary of the Georgia Green Party. "But the stories we heard last week point to a very clear dereliction of duty by the Upson County Sheriff and with the health care providers with whom they contract. Ignored we fear this outbreak threatens serious public health consequences."

While many staph infections are routinely treated with antibiotics, some strains of staph -- like MRSA -- have become resistant to antibiotics that once destroyed it. MRSA was first discovered in 1961. It's now resistant to methicillin, amoxicillin, penicillin, oxacillin, and many other antibiotics.

Georgia Green Party Urges a NO vote on July 31 One Cent Sales Tax Referendum to Bail Out the Beltline

In its action to update its state Party platform during the recently completed revision process, the Georgia Green Party tempered its support for "communities that put housing, workplaces and shopping all within walking and bicycling distance," by adding:

"Even so, the Georgia Green Party unequivocally opposes the greenwashed, gentrifying real estate and bond scam that the corporate media and our elected officials call the beltline. Borrowing billions of dollars at loan shark interest rates to benefit well-connected developers intent on displacing Atlanta residents and taxpayers for new housing stock they could never afford, is not the way to go. . . . "

Please follow the link to read the rest of the statement and to for a link to an article by state Party Press Secretary, and managing editor of Black Agenda Report Bruce Dixon, who makes a compelling case against what can only be construed as another transfer of wealth from workers to bankers. We hope you will read this, give it your consideration, the 1% sales tax your NO vote and the NO vote of everyone you can touch.

Post-Fukushima, Obama gives Nuclear Industry an $8.3b loan guarantee bailout, as residents die of cancer

By: jest, originally published at FireDogLake

In a little noticed story from a few weeks, Obama’s NRC just approved two brand spanking new plants near two other nuclear plants owned by Southern Company, outside Augusta, Georgia.

First, background from CNN:

Loan guarantees pave way for first new U.S. nuclear reactors in years

Feds approve unsafe new nuclear reactors requiring billions of taxpayer dollars

Nuclear Power Plants Threaten Drinking Water for Over Half a Million Georgians

For Immediate Release

Atlanta, GA – The drinking water for 577,361 people in Georgia could be at risk of radioactive contamination from a leak or accident at a local nuclear power plant, says a new study released today by Environment Georgia Research and Policy Center the Georgia Public Interest Research Group C3 (Georgia PIRG).

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