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Questionnaires posted for 9/12 candidate forum

We've already made our endorsements, but we're keeping these responses up for the record.  We received the following responses from candidates:

 

Supervisorial Candidates:  Sherman D'Silva (D1), Eric Mar (D1), Mark Bruno (D3) [received Sep 13], Joe Butler (D3), David Chiu (D3), London Breed (D5) [received Sep 12], Julian Davis (D5) [received Sep 12], Hope Johnson (D5) [updated Sep 12], Christina Olague (D5) [received Sep 20], Ellard Resignato (D5), John Rizzo (D5) [received Sep 14], Lynn Gavin (D7), Glenn Rogers (D7), John Avalos (D11)

 

BART candidate: Tom Radulovich

 

Board of Education candidates: Sandra Fewer, Kim Garcia-Meza, Matt Haney, Rachel Norton, Gladys Soto, Shamann Walton, Jill Wynns

 

College Board candidates: Rafael Mandelman, Rodrigo Santos

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  We haven't posted in a while, but don't worry--we haven't been indefinitely detained, yet.

Local campaigns for 2012 are just getting underway:  keep watching our events list for campaigns, rallies ,and meetings.

And of course, the presidential campaign is in full swing.  While the corporate media have been focusing on Santorum and other candidates of the 1%, little attention has been given to Green Party candidates such as Jill Stein.  Partisan Democrat bloggers are gearing up to spend the year hyping Obama and attacking those who discuss alternative strategies.  As usual, Glenn Greenwald has good coverage of this, although he mentions the strategy of building 3rd parties only in passing.

Greens endorse Occupy SF

The SF Green Party endorses the "Occupy San Francisco" movement and the expression of direct democracy that it represents.  The New York City Green Party has also issued a statement in support of Occupy Wall Street.

For more information, see their website, http://www.occupysf.com, and you can get live updates on Twitter at #OccupySF.  OccupySF holds general assemblies (a means of making decisions through Consensus, similar to the way we make decisions in the Green Party) Sunday-Friday at 6 PM at the occupation site in front of the Federal Reserve Building downtown. All are welcome to participate, speak, and vote on Assembly proceedings.  On Saturdays, they plan to hold general assemblies at noon in Union Square.  Be sure to check the website for any updates.

Questionnaires posted for 9/13 candidate forum

The SF Green Party will host a candidate forum this Tuesday. 9/13--come ask questions to candidates in the races for Mayor, DA, and Sheriff.  The forum will take place from 6-8:45 pm at the Park Branch Library in the Haight.  The event is open to the public and all are invited!  We've already endorsed Terry Baum for Mayor, and a number of propositions, but we will also consider making ranked endorsements for all 3 contests.

Please read candidates' answers to our questionnaires in advance, so we don't ask them questions they've already answered on the record.  We received the following responses from candidates:

Mayoral candidates: Jeff Adachi, Cesar Ascarrunz, John Avalos, Paul Currier, Tony Hall, Phil Ting

DA candidate: David Onek

Sheriff candidates: Chris Cunnie, Ross Mirkarimi, Paul Miyamoto

3rd Party Needed to Save America

Social Security after ObamaJeffrey Sachs is a well-known economist, not considered to be especially radical.  But earlier this week, he told it like it is about the Obama administration:

There has been no change, but rather more of the same: the Wall-Street-owned Democratic Party as we have come to know it.

Sachs concludes:

America needs a third-party movement to break the hammerlock of the financial elites. Until that happens, the political class and the media conglomerates will continue to spew lies, American militarism will continue to destabilize a growing swath of the world, and the country will continue its economic decline.

The whole article is worth reading.

Van Back on Obama's Bus

Two years after the SF Green Party defended Van Jones when Obama threw him under the bus, Van is (sadly) up and shilling again for the latest corporate-funded makeover of the Democratic Party.  Georgia Green Party leader Bruce Dixon writes insightful analysis in the Black Agenda Report:

Rebuilding the Dream seems set to follow in MoveOn's footsteps. Jones has lots to say about budget cuts at home, but nothing to say about ending the $3 billion a week drain caused by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan alone, and less than nothing about the bombing of black civilians in Libya and Somalia or brown ones in Pakistan.

Read the whole article here.