Green Party calls for real withdrawal from Iraq by bringing everyone home

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Green Party welcomes news of troop withdrawal from Iraq, urges further steps for peace

Green Party leaders welcomed the news of the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq by the end of December, calling the presidential order more than eight years overdue.  Greens urged President Obama to let the troops come home to be with their families for the holiday, rather than stationed or redeployed elsewhere.

“We’re glad that President Obama is calling all US military personnel home from Iraq and has ignored Republican demands to prolong the occupation.  The President is honoring a binding Status of Forces Agreement between the United States and Iraq that President Bush signed.  The US must make every effort now to help US troops return to their civilian lives, especially those who’ve been wounded or have suffered psychological trauma because of the war.  We owe the troops a great debt and an apology for sending them to fight in a war based on deception and cooked intelligence,” said Carl Romanelli, Pennsylvania Green and member of the party’s International Committee (http://www.gp.org/committees/intl).

Greens noted that the withdrawal is the result of the Iraqi government’s insistence and that the Obama Administration was initially reluctant to comply with the agreement (http://www.nationaljournal.com/u-s-troop-withdrawal-motivated-by-iraqi-insistence-not-u-s-choice-20111021).  Continue reading

Nader Pissed About Getting Kicked Off 2004 PA Ballot? He’s Not Alone

(excerpt from) Philly Now
Nader Pissed About Getting Kicked Off 2004 PA Ballot? He’s Not Alone
Jun 29, 2011 by Randy LoBasso

Earlier this week Ralph Nader, that guy you liked until Bush was installed as president, made public a letter he had previously sent to Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille in 2004.* The letter suggests an undermining of democracy based on Nader’s unsuccessful attempt to get on the PA ballot, which include signature challenges, before the Bush and Kerry could get on with their extreme sadshow. We’re not exactly sure why the former independent candidate and public advocate waited until now (he says it’s a shot before Castille’s 2013 re-election), but since he did, it helps to know that 2004 wasn’t the end of independent candidates getting kicked off the ballot in Pennsylvania. Nader’s accusations are pretty [bleep] common. Continue reading

Green Party Live Stream (and video) Response to Obama’s SOTU Speech

Hat/Tip to Independent Political Report.

Green Party LIVESTREAM: Greens discuss the speech during tonight’s broadcast, 9 pm ET / 6 pm PT http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus

Greens on solving the deficit: end the wars, cut the military budget, tax the rich. Greens on solving the health care crisis: enact Medicare For All. Greens on jobs: a ‘Green New Deal’ with massive public investment in green jobs and clean energy. Continue reading

PA Green Party calls for Veon trial to address PA’s Culture of Corruption

Carl Romanelli

Carl Romanelli

Green Party and its 2006 US Senate candidate were the object of Bonusgate abuses

Encourages deeper investigation by Attorney General and media.

The Green Party of Pennsylvania has called a press conference for Monday, February 1, at noon in the lobby area outside of Courtroom 1 at the Dauphin County Courthouse. The conference is set to coincide with the first day of the trial of former Democratic State Representative, Michael Veon, and three legislative staffers.

2006 Green Party US Senate candidate Carl Romanelli said:

The bonus scandal shows how determined the Democrats are in the pathological obsession with muting Greens, but the scandal alone does not explain why we could not get fair treatment from the courts. The Bonusgate investigation needs to look at what involvement there may have been on the part of attorneys, the court, and other officials. For example, what did Bob Casey know and when did he know it? It took a collusive effort on the part of many to come after us. What Ralph Nader, Larry Otter and I experienced is not simply the result of a handful of rogue employees in the legislature. Continue reading

Green Party Nat’l Meeting: Friday eve update

Post meeting wrap-up with full list of Steering Committee candidates: here

Roger Snyder, GP-US NC Rep for New York and Chair of the Green Party of Suffolk, is on the ground in Durham, North Carolina for the Green Party of the United States Annual National Meeting.

Here are some reports from Roger:

One of the topics is elections for Steering Committee. There are four open Co-Chair positions. In addition, the term of the Secretary is ending. Continue reading

Update: Carl Romanelli and the petitions lawsuits in Pennsylvania

Hat tip to Ballot Access News.

(excerpt from) Citizen’s Voice of Wilkes-Barre, PA
Romanelli prepares to take fight to state court
By Erin Moody / Friday, March 20, 2009

Former Green Party senatorial candidate Carl Romanelli and his lawyer are quickly preparing their argument why the Pennsylvania Supreme Court should overturn a lower court’s ruling that makes the two responsible for $80,000 in court expenses, costs and attorneys’ fees.

The fees stem from when Romanelli, a Wilkes-Barre resident, was removed from the 2006…

The Democratic Party has been trying to get Romanelli and his lawyer, attorney Lawrence Otter, to pay $80,000 in legal fees…

According to court documents, they have until April 22 to prepare and send in their case. Romanelli said he expects they might have a final decision by mid to late May…

Archival video of Carl Romanelli speaking about this situation in July 2007:

Above: Video of Carl Romanelli and Ralph Nader discussing ballot access problems and the Pennsylvania court’s unfair fees/fines. Carl Romanelli comes in at 9 minutes and 44 seconds. At 11:05, Carl Romanelli discusses the possibility of losing his home, which may now happen in the next 10 days.

Nader and Romanelli travails in Pennsylvania update

This story touches on prospects of the Nader case in Pennsylvania.

The courts in Pennsylvania used challenges to Nader’s petitions (and, separately, to Carl Romanelli’s petitions) to not only kick those candidates off the ballot, but to then “punish” them, by having to pay the lawyer’s fees for the other side. The other side were people connected to the Democratic Party, and it was later discovered and proved that the Democratic Party had done illegal things to win, such as having government employees help with the challenge to the petitions.

Another case before the Supreme Court is now suggesting that people (such as Nader and Romanelli, though this is on another case) should be protected if their opponents in a lawsuit have given campaign contributions to the judge hearing the case.

The story, and the link to the transcript are over at Ballot Access News: here. Ballot Access News is closely monitoring this situation, as their central mission involved ballot access and ballot access laws.

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