I pledge allegiance to all life
in its interdependent diversity;
and to the Planet upon which it exists;
one World, under the sky, undividable
with harmony and balance for all.
~ Tom King, 2001
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During an era when it is fashionable to “Be Green”, what does it mean to be seriously Green? Our premise is that being seriously green goes way beyond buying recyclable products and composting. It is a political awareness of social and environmental justice and transparency in government. And while that work starts mostly by making demands upon our government within our own communities, without addressing the broken elements of our electoral system, change is too slow.
“”Seriously GREEN” takes an irreverent view of this election period, telling the unique story of the Presidential Candidates for the Green Party, who campaign on in relative obscurity and with little or no money. Through their personal stories, the audience begins to engage in the Green conversation in a new light. We use humor and juxtasposition to keep the audience interested in what many feel are dry subjects, like electoral and campaign finance reform, ballot access, environmentalism. While this is not an advocacy piece for the Greens, it does sympathize with the characters and endear them to the viewer, forcing us to ask ourselves the question “What is it to be Seriously GREEN”
Seriously Green Playlist:
Breaking the Sound Barrier: Third-Party Candidates Ralph Nader & Cynthia McKinney Respond to Final McCain-Obama Debate
Democracy Now, October 16, 2008
For livestream version or audio: http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/16/stream
Senators Barack Obama and John McCain met last night for the final debate before the November 4th presidential election, sparring over the economy, tax policy, negative campaigning, trade agreements, abortion and the educational system. As with the other debates, third-party candidates were not invited to participate. We break the sound barrier and hear from Green Party presidential nominee Cynthia McKinney and independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader.
Cynthia McKinney, Green Party presidential nominee. Former Democratic congresswoman from Georgia.
Ralph Nader, Independent presidential candidate. He is a longtime consumer advocate and corporate critic.
JUAN GONZALEZ: Senators Barack Obama and John McCain met last night for the final debate before the November 4th presidential election. It was held at Hofstra University on Long Island in New York.
Prior to the ninety-minute face-off, police arrested fifteen protesters in a peaceful demonstration outside the university led by Iraq Veterans Against the War. One veteran, Nick Morgan, was hospitalized after being trampled by a police horse. Video shot at the scene showed Morgan lying on the ground by a pool of blood. The arrests took place less than an hour before Barack Obama and John McCain took the stage.
During the debate, the Iraq war was barely mentioned. The war in Afghanistan never came up. Instead, the two candidates sparred over the government’s plans to rescue the financial system, tax policy, negative campaigning, trade agreements, abortion and the educational system.
AMY GOODMAN: As with the other debates, third-party candidates were not invited to participate. But today on Democracy Now!, we will break the sound barrier by giving some of those candidates a chance to respond to last night’s questions.
Green Party presidential nominee Cynthia McKinney joins us in Atlanta, and independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader joins us on the phone. We invited Libertarian Party presidential nominee Bob Barr and Constitution Party nominee Chuck Baldwin, but they couldn’t join us. So, they will answer the same questions put to the major party candidates.
Rosa Clemente, Green Party Vice Presidential Candidate
Which media is not really progressive
HipHop activists co-opted
A new way of thinking, what we believe in
Katrina and the failure of the Democratic Party
Lets Get Out – Song sung by Lauryn Hill
Daniel Sunjata, a cast member of FX Network’s Rescue Me, critiques Barack Obama . . . and announces his support for McKinney Cynthia, Green Party candidate for President.
Sunjata is a Tony Award nominated actor who has appeared in Sex and the City, Law and Order, The Devil Wears Prada and The Bronx is Burning amongst other major TV and theatrically released films
Rescue Me is a tv series about the lives of New York firefighters after the 9/11 attacks.
More about Daniel Sunjata
Posted at On The Wilder Side:
This Sunday, 9/14/08: Cynthia McKinney on C-Span
RESCHEDULED: Host Your Own “Road to the White House” Houseparty
UPDATE: Cynthia McKinney is now confirmed to appear on C-SPAN 1 “Road to the White House”, airing this Sunday, September 14 at it’s usual time, 6:30 pm EST, and again at 9:30 pm EST that same night.
This provides supporters of the campaign with a new opportunity to hold fundraising house parties with voters all across this country. The show will also include footage of the National Press Club event on Third Party candidates which included Cynthia’s remarks. Feel free to check this week’s schedule yourself at http://inside.c-spanarchives.org:8080/cspan/schedule.csp
She will also be featured for a short interview on NPR’s Weekend Edition with Scott Simon, airing live on Saturday, October 25 at 8:10 am EST, with 4 million listeners.
Every Green Party and other McKinney supporter with cable tv and chairs is urged to invite your neighbors, co-workers, friends and family who may not know about Cynthia’s campaign, to watch the show, discuss the issues and the campaign, and pledge their volunteer support or make a financial contribution to the McKinney-Clemente campaign.
Those with computers and an internet connection can capture online donations right there in your home, or for check writers, please use the contribution form provided below to document donations for FEC compliance.
Since “Road to the White House” repeats three hours later. You could even schedule your house party in two shifts, for an early and a late crowd. Please let us know if you plan to schedule one so we can list it on the website for your state and city at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you can capture the showings on videotape and covert to DVD, please help us get a copy. Contact email@example.com if you can help.
There have been reports that CNN, in its broadcast coverage, is whitewashing Cynthia McKinney from yesterday’s press conference at the National Press Club in DC. Apparently, CNN is showing Ron Paul and Ralph Nader but no one else on the panel, misleadingly suggesting that Paul has endorsed Nader, and Cynthia McKinney’s name is never mentioned.
If you watch CNN and you find this to be true, please contact CNN and ask why they’re censoring the Green Party’s presidential nominee. I don’t watch TV or have cable, so I can’t confirm how CNN is covering the story.
CNN contact pages:
http://www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form.sound.off.html (for posting messages)
Here are two phone numbers:
CNN Newsource Cable Network Bureau (202) 783-4364
CNN/Cable News Network Cable Network Bureau (202) 898-7923
From the September 3, 2008 press conference and media event when Cynthia McKinney came to Utah to file for President of the United States.
Yesterday Cynthia McKinney filed for President of the United States in Utah. (See my post below.) Tons of press releases were distributed to all Utah Media, along with follow up reminders. Invitations were sent out to select media outlets to interview her Tuesday night.
Not only were there no responses to the chance to interview this amazing woman, only two camera technicians – Fox 13 and Channel 2 KUTV – and one reporter from KCPW showed up to cover this historic event. Not one newspaper appeared to cover this.
We were told by the camera technicians (they couldn’t even send reporters!) that the coverage would be aired and Fox13 said it would be on their website as well. I heard that there was a clip on channel 2 during the day, but I have not seen any video at all on the internet.
How very sad for Utahns to be deprived of this news.
Meanwhile, the big headline news on the front page of Utah newspapers this week was – no, not Hurrican Gustav or the RNC (although they had their places on the front page), or the plight of our health care or education systems in the U.S., or the travesty of strip mining our mountains in the west – it was (drum roll please)…..
Jessica Robinson from Sandy, Utah winning one million dollars on “Deal or No Deal”.
Now THAT’S news worthy of a flashy front page spread!
I hope that our blogging community will help spread the word about Cynthia McKinney running for President. I will be posting as much as I can, including showings of her award winning film (in Sundance) “American Blackout”.