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GREEN NIGHT OUT 2/2/1301.29.13

GREEN NIGHT OUT
Did Fred Hegel Get Dizzy? 

Saturday, February 2

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Singapore Restaurant
www.singaporevegetaian.com
1006 Race St., Chinatown, Phila. PA

GREEN NIGHT OUT welcomes Professor Michael Nance who will answer two important philosophical questions:
“When Karl Marx stood Frederick Hegel back on his feet, did Hegel get dizzy?” and
“What is the rational kernel lurking inside Hegel’s mystical shell?” (more…)

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MINUTES – GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING, January 23, 201301.29.13

MINUTES – GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING, January 23, 2013

GREEN PARTY OF PHILADELPHIA (GPOP, www.gpop.org)

This meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. at the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association, 700 North Third Street, Philadelphia, PA.

Facilitated by Glenn Davis, GPOP City Committee At Large.
Welcome to Northern Liberties by Vivek Ananthan, GPOP City Committee Chair.

In attendance: Vivek Ananthan and Ester Croft (Ward 5); Kristin Combs and James Manuel (Ward 31); Belinda Davis (Ward 9); Glenn Davis (Ward 4); Alex Gillett and Hillary Kane (Ward 46); John Gonzalez (Ward 19); Eric Hamell, John Lockwood and Chris Robinson (Ward 59); Cheri Honkala (Ward 18); Richard Kane and Erin Worrell (Ward 8); Ben Kincaid (Ward 27); Ernest Schulte (Ward 12); and Charles Sherrouse (Ward 54).

ANNOUNCEMENTS (endorsed by GPOP)
      Green Night Out, February 2, with Michael Nance, PhD.
      GPOP General Membership Meeting, February 27, Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting, 100 East Mermaid Lane, Chestnut Hill (see below for meeting topic).    
      Anti-Fracking Earth Day Protest, 3:00 pm, April 22, Regional DEP office in Norristown, PA.
      For more information, please contact 215-243-7103 and (more…)

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NOT GUILTY: Stein, Honkala, Fannie Mae protesters01.29.13

 

NOT GUILTY: Stein, Honkala, Fannie Mae protesters

 

Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala, www.jillstein.org, were found not guilty by a Philadelphia judge on January 25 on charges stemming from their participation in a housing rights protest at Fannie Mae’s regional offices. The two women were the Green Party’s 2012 presidential and vice presidential nominees.

In August 2012, Stein and Honkala, along with 50 other protesters, attempted to escort foreclosed families into Fannie Mae to demand policies that, according to Honkala, would, “keep families in their homes.” The two women were arrested during the protest, along with three others, and spent nearly 24 hours in jail. (more…)

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Green Party Endorses Moratorium on Public School Closings01.22.13

http://www.gp.org/press/pr-state.php?ID=578

(Philadelphia, January 16, 2013) The Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP, www.gpop.org) has endorsed a one-year moratorium on the closing of any public school in Philadelphia. The Green Party effort comes in response to a radical proposal by the appointed School Reform Commission (SRC) to close 37 public schools at the end of this school year.

Erin Worrell, a member of the Green Party’s City Committee explained, “Closing schools — in the guise of balancing budgets — steals from the future of Philadelphia and its children. A moratorium will allow time to explore real budget reforms that don’t come at the expense of students and teachers in poor neighborhoods.” (more…)

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Greens to Meet 1/23/1301.09.13

   

       Greens to Meet

 

 

Wednesday, January 23

 

 

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

     
   

Northern Liberties Neighbors Association
www.nlna.org  

   

700 North 3rd Street
Easily accessible via Septa 5 Bus. 

   

Philadelphia, PA 19123 

   

215-243-7103 and gpop@gpop.org

    Please attend to contribute your ideas about building the Green Party.
 
Endorsement of Green Party Candidates
Meet the Greens who want to run for office in the 2013 Municipal Election.
Offices under contention will include Phila. District Attorney and Phila. Comptroller.
 Green Party members will then decide whether or not to endorse these candidates.Meet the Greens who want to run for office in the 2014 State Election.
Offices under contention will include all PA House of Representative and some PA Senate seats.
Green Party members will then decide whether or not to endorse these candidates.

Nominations for Green Party City Committee
There are seven members on the Green Party City Committee.
Any Green Party member registered to vote in Philadelphia may self-nominate for City Committee membership.

Election of officers will take place at the February GPOP General Membership Meeting.  

We look forward to your participation.
This meeting is open to the public with no admission charge.
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Green Party Joins Americans Against Fracking01.07.13

http://www.gp.org/press/pr-state.php?ID=579

The Green Party of Philadelphia, www.gpop.org, has joined Americans Against Fracking, a new national coalition. Chris Robinson, a member of the Green Party City Committee, made this announcement on January 2, saying, “The Green Party is glad that there is finally a national organization calling for a complete ban on fracking for gas.”

Americans Against Fracking, www.americansagainstfracking.org, is a coalition of more than 150 environmental organizations. They oppose fracking because it is a direct and immediate threat to the drinking water, air, climate, food, health and economies of communities across the United States. The advisory board of Americans Against Fracking includes film writer/director Josh Fox, alternative rock singer/lyricist Natalie Merchant, Oscar-nominated actor Mark Ruffalo, and environmentalist/author Dr. Sandra Steingraber. (more…)

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