I had the great fortune of seeing Cynthia McKinney speak at the Annual National Meeting of the Green Party of the United States this past summer and then meeting her at the SOA Watch event last weekend. She will be working with me and others here in Utah towards a visit in the spring of 2008. Below are videos and photos of her appearance at the SOA Watch event last weekend.
All Things Cynthia McKinney
McKinney for President 2008
Cynthia McKinney, who is seeking the Green Party of the United States Presidential Nomination, attended the School of the Americas Watch Event on Sunday, November 18, 2007. She was a featured speaker on the stage. She was also among those who led the funeral procession after the funeral service.
Same speech, different camera:
Gray Newman, Green from North Carolina, and Cynthia McKinney
Cynthia McKinney shares the stage with Dennis Kucinich. Genaro Jacinto Calel from the International Mayan League offers a Mayan Blessing, honoring “our grandfather the sun, our mother the earth, and the life-giving universe.”
Michael Canney, Green from Florida, talks with Cynthia McKinney
Hugh Esco, Green from Georgia and Cynthia McKinney’s campaign manager, in funeral procession
Cynthia McKinney, Rabbi Michael Lerner (founder of Tikkun), Father Roy Bourgeois (founder of SOA Watch( and Dennis Kucinich lead the funeral procession at the gate of Ft. Benning which houses the School of the Americas/WHINSEC
She’s with you?
I don’t think having McKinney on your team will help move forward any of the issues you care about. She doesn’t have much credibility with people who aren’t already in lock-step with her. She’s got an interesting mixture of very progressive politics, but mixed with conspiracy theories that lead us to question her grip on reality. If I were in the Green Party, I’d be on the hunt for a better candidate than this.