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The Green Party mourns Njere Alghanee, national leader in the movement for reparations

WASHINGTON, DC -- Green Party leaders, mourning the recent death of Njere Akosua Aminah Alghanee ('Sister Courage'), national co-chair of National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N'COBRA, http://www.ncobra.org), reaffirmed the party's dedication to reparations for the descendents of enslaved Africans in the United States.

On June 24, Njere Alghanee had just returned from the US Social Forum in Detroit with plans to attend the annual meeting of N'COBRA in New Orleans the next day when her life was taken in a tragic auto accident. June 24, 2010 was her 58th birthday.

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"Sister Njere Alghanee's work on reparations is comparable to other contemporary Black women such as Ms. Hlengiwe Mkhize, former chairperson for the South Africa TRC Reparations and Rehabilitation Committee. It is imperative that we in the Green Party support the mission of N'COBRA. That mission is to win full reparations for Black African descendants of enslavement residing in the US and its territories for the genocidal war against Africans that created the transatlantic slave trade, Jim Crow and continues to injure African people in the areas of education, health care, mass incarceration and access to living wage jobs. I pledge to continue my work with and support of N'COBRA in the spirit of Queen Mother Njere Alghanee," said Cynthia McKinney, 2008 Green Party nominee for President of the United States and former Congresswoman from Georgia.

 

 

Georgia GP Convention Honors McKinneys for "lives well lived"

Billy McKinney, proud father of 2008 Green Party nominee Cynthia McKinney

The 2010 state Convention of the Georgia Green Party adopted a proclamation honoring the lives of Billy and Leola McKinney for their many contributions to the justice Movement, to our community, to independent politics and to the Green Party.  
 
Some of the fascinating history they have been a part of is outlined in the text of the proclamation, accessible from the link below.
 

 

The Jobs Scam: Selling Blacks on Nuclear Power

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

Corporations – and President Obama – are betting that hunger for jobs will trump all else to make Blacks allies of nuclear power. Nuclear energy promoters worked on the same assumption 30 years ago – but that was before the blossoming of the environmental justice movement.

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Mark your calendar for our Annual Meeting - June 5, 2010

Mark your calendars now for our 2010 Annual Meeting. The date is set for June 5th, so plan to be with us for most of the day. To build a stronger Green Party in Georgia, we need you!
More details to follow soon.

Obama's Georgia Nukes Selectively Penalize Black Communities. Is That Environmental Racism?

Reprinted from Black Agenda Report

Can a black president be guilty of environmental racism? President Obama's new proposed nukes are in one of the poorest areas east of the Mississippi. Burke County Georgia is majority black, the home of existing commercial nuclear reactors and directly across the river from the Savannah River nuclear weapons facility. Its river is the 4th most polluted in the nation, and its residents are suffering a veritable epidemic of unexplained cancers, with no local, federal, public or private funds available to test their air, soil, water or environment for its causes. But Burke County's residents are neither silent nor powerless.

Greens Participate in 30th Annual Poor Peoples' Day

Party Chairman Adam Shapiro Addresses Legislative Hearing

Cynthia McKinney Accepts Peace Award in Munich Germany

Input sought on National Platform, Final Deadline for New Submissions Upon Us, Hearings scheduled

Your attention and focus is needed to help us update and revise the Platform of the Green Party of the United States. The national Party's Platform Committee has announced a timeline for the consideration of proposed changes to this document last revised by the Milwaulkee Presidential Nominating Convention in 2004.

Green Presidential Nominee and son Oppose Obama Escalation at DC Rally, December 12th

Joined on the stage by her son Coy McKinne

Copenhagen and beyond: delivering a meaningful deal on climate change, by LiveStream

Tune in to live coverage of the Global Greens in Copenhagen on Sunday, December 13th from Noon until 3 PM EST.

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