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PrsRls: Greens denounce action of Illinois Party County Chairman

In a letter faxed this morning to the Chairman of the Cook County Illinois Green Party, Bruce Dixon, Chair of the Georgia Green Party urged that the Illinois Party official withdraw his challenge to the ballot access petitions filed by competing political parties.

 

"Our position in support of open ballot access is grounded not in any parochial self-interest we as Greens have in seeing our own candidates on the ballot," wrote Mr. Dixon, himself a Chicago native who relocated to Cobb County Georgia a decade ago, "but in the democratic principle that a voter ought to have the opportunity to cast a ballot for their candidates of choice and to have those ballots counted."

Top Ten Lies About T-SPLOST July 31 Transportation Referendum

10 T-SPLOST WILL CREATE 200,000 JOBS

We hear this fib every time powerful private interests want to get their hands on our tax dollars. ARC and the Chamber of Commerce said Atlantic Station would bring 30,000 permanent jobs and the BeltLine 70,000. The AFL-CIO, who ought to know, don't believe this nonsense, and refused the mayor's plea to endorse the T-SPLOST.  Even the AJC's Politifact called it a lie.

Nkromo and Greens Petitioning Independence Day

Kwabena Nkromo and Georgia Greens will be out in District 57, petitioning for ballot access, on July 4th.
 

Is Syrian's "Civil War" Largely a US and NATO Intervention?

Prof. Michel Chossudovsky, Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization weighs in on the insurrectionary nature of the Syrian conflict and its potential to generate a larger regional conflict in the Middle East.

U.S. Agency Gave Nuclear Industry a Sweet Deal, Documents Reveal

by Matthew Cardinale

Originally published at InterPress Service

Southern Company’s rate is lower than what college students in the U.S. pay in origination fees on their federal student loans.”

ATLANTA, Georgia, Jun 30 2012 (IPS) - The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) recently won a two-year legal battle to secure documents from the U.S. Department of Energy under the Freedom of Information Act related to nuclear power loan guarantees offered to utility companies under the Barack Obama administration.

Ten Years of No Child Left Behind: Disaster Capitalism in the Schools

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

No Child Left Behind has only been a failure if you believed the hype about its purposes. In fact, NCBL has been a roaring success in using “federal spending as a hammer to impose corporate governance over privatized public schools.” Wall Street has converted publicly-financed education into a no-risk market, teachers unions have been “demonized, demoralized and rendered largely politically inert,” and Black community control of schools is more remote than ever.

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Cynthia McKinney - We define the system, the system does not define us!

Black On The Old Plantation

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

Metro Atlanta is now the second largest concentration of African-descended people in North America. But with civil rights organizations firmly in corporate pockets, it's still a spot where the racist corporations like Southern Companies feel free and unashamed to celebrate their history of theft and plunder and future prospects of the same. What does that say about the state of black leadership, about all of us?

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Greens Call on Deal to End Torture in Georgia Prisons -- Call on Georgians to Join One Day Solidarity Fast

Eighteen months after Georgia Department of Corrections employees brutally suppressed a non-violent work stoppage led by inmates in as many as eleven of the state's 34 prisons, it is believed that the "Hidden-37" have been in solitary confinement ever since. The Georgia Green Party today called on Governor Deal to end the torture; and on Georgians to join hunger striking Georgia inmates in a one day solidarity fast.

Obama Memo Deferring Some Deportations Not a Victory For Latinos, Immigrants or Human Rights

By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

Professional Latino leaders, tied hand and foot to corporate donors and the Democratic party, are celebrating the president's announcement that a small number of the undocumented will be eligible for deferral of their deportations. But is this really a victory for all immigrants or just those on the way to college and the military.

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