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Greens condemn brutal ‘police state’ raids, arrests of peaceful protesters and journalists

Greens condemn brutal ‘police state’ raids, arrests of peaceful protesters and journalists outside the GOP convention in St. Paul

GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES
http://www.gp.org

For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Contacts:
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, cell 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org

Green Party members are among those targeted; trumped-up charges are meant to intimidate and crush political dissent, say Greens, who urge media covering the convention to report the brutal treatment of fellow journalists

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WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party leaders strongly condemned the brutal police assaults, raids, and arrests on dubious charges targeted at peaceful protesters gathering near the Republican National Convention in St. Paul.

Among those arrested and brutalized are journalists, including Amy Goodman and other Democracy Now! staff (http://www.democracynow.org), and antiwar and progressive activists.

Police have attacked nonviolent demonstrators with concussion grenades, tear gas, pepper spray, and tasers and have raided meetings and activists’ homes.

Police raided the home of Michael Whelan, a long-time Green Party supporter whose Arise Bookstore once housed the party’s local office (see Green Party of Minnesota press release, Sept. 1, http://www.gp.org/press/pr-national.php?ID=99).

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Today’s News and Blogging on GPUS Convention and Nomination of Cynthia McKinney/Rosa Clemente

On the Wilder Side Blog – Cynthia McKinney helps re-define the goal
Third Party Watch – McKinney wins presidential nomination of Green Party
Election Unspun-McKinneyWinsGreenPartyPresidentialNomination
The Michigan Daily – A Third Chair
The Green Party’s Convention Boosts Morale for its Members
On the Wilder Side – Cynthia McKinney’s parents: photo and notes
Indiana Green Party – Cynthia McKinney Wins Green Party Presidential Nomination
Independent Politica Report – McKinney’s acceptance speech
Chicago Public Radio – Chicago Convention Ends For Green Party
Deep Green Sources – ROSA CLEMENTE’S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH
The Indypendent – 2004 Indy Interview w/ Rosa Clemente, Likely Green Party Vice-Presidential Nominee
C-Span – Green Party Presidential Convention
Buzz Feed – Cynthia McKinney
Crazy…Cool…Groovy – CYNTHIA MCKINNEY Receives GREEN PARTY Nomination!!!
The Hip Hop Cosign – Hip Hop Activist Accepts VP Bid for McKinney’s Green Party Run

C-Span Coverage of GPUS Convention

C-Spann has a page called From the Campaign Trail, which includes the video about the GPUS Convention.

Cynthia McKinney Speaks

Read Cynthia’s acceptance speech at Green Party Watch.

GPUS SC elections and NC meeting with McKinney

GPUS SC elections and NC meeting with McKinney

Pacifica Radio will air a live three-hour broadcast from the Green Party Convention Today

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Pacifica Radio will air a live three-hour broadcast from the Green Party Convention in Chicago on Sunday, July 13th as the convention comes to a close.

The broadcast will air Sunday, July 13th, 12 to 3 PM EDT (11 AM to 2 PM CDT; 9 AM to 12 PDT)

C-Span Coverage of Green Party and Libertarian Candidates

Libertarian & Green Party Candidates

Libertarian & Green Party Candidates

TodayThis week on Road to the White House, we interview Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr. Also, coverage of the Green Party convention in Chicago. Former Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) is expected to accept the party nomination for president.

Chicago Public Radio: McKinney Chosen To Lead Greens


Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente are surrounded by Green Party supporters
Photo posted on Chicago Public Radio Blog

In this photo, to Cynthia’s right: Rosa Clemente, VP Running mate; Jesse Johnson, GP Presidential Candidate, from West Virginia; Kat Swift, GP Presidential Candidate from Texas. To Cynthia’s right: Kent Mesplay, GP Presidential Candidate fro California.

I am very proud of ALL of our candidates, Kat, Jesse, Kent, SKCM Curry, Jared Ball, Cynthia, and Rosa. They all worked very, very hard on this road to nomination and are truly valuable assets to the Green Party of the United States.

C-Span Coverage of Green Party and Libertarian Candidates

Libertarian & Green Party Candidates

Libertarian & Green Party Candidates

TodayThis week on Road to the White House, we interview Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr. Also, coverage of the Green Party convention in Chicago. Former Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) is expected to accept the party nomination for president.