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Green Party presidential candidates: Cherney says he was “threatened physically by a Trump supporter”, Mesplay releases campaign video, Stein demands to be included in tonight’s CNN forum

Three new articles released published today at Green Party Watch feature Green Party presidential candidates Darryl Cherney, Kent Mesplay and Jill Stein:


Darryl Cherney

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Green Party Watch: Five Greens To Compete In California Presidential Primary


(The following was originally published in Green Party Watch.)

The office of California Secretary of State Alex Padilla has released the official list of candidates for the state’s June 7 presidential primary ballot, and, as Ballot Access News writes, “the list has some surprises.”

The Secretary of State added one name “to the Green Party’s list. The state party had not listed Sedinam Curry-Moyowasifa, but the Secretary of State added her anyway. She is a declared candidate for the Green Party presidential nomination, and she is on the Massachusetts Green Party’s presidential primary ballot.” The Green Party ballot will list Darryl Cherney, Sedinam Moyowasifsa-Curry, William Kreml, Kent Mesplay, and Jill Stein.

In addition, the Secretary of State “deleted one name from the Peace & Freedom list. He deleted Jill Stein, even though she wanted to be on that ballot. It may be that the Secretary of State removed her…because he decided it is improper for anyone to be listed in the presidential primary of two different ballots,” though California has no law to that effect. Gloria Estela La Riva, Lynn Sandra Kahn, and Monica Moorehead will be the only names on the Peace & Freedom Party ballot.

Green presidential candidate Bill Kreml says Jill Stein will “probably” be Green presidential nominee

From Green Party Watch, February 3rd, 2016:


Bill Kreml

Green Party presidential candidate Bill Kreml said that Jill Stein will “probably” be the Green nominee. Continue reading

Darryl Cherney releases presidential candidate statement

From Green Party Watch, February 1st, 2016th:


Darryl Cherney

The future is in our hearts. The most important quality in a President is the ability to inspire and lead. We require someone who knows that we have fallen over the precipice and are grasping for a branch to hold on to. I co-organized the campaigns that saved Headwaters Redwood Forest and won $4 million from the FBI for violations of free speech. I’m a songwriter who knows the value of arts and humor. My spirituality honors Mother Earth.

All the issues are interconnected: protecting children, climate change, a global living wage, prosecuting criminal banks, universal health care, saving the post office, lowering the voting age to 16, supporting labor, converting the police into a peace force, women’s rights, normalizing cannabis, ending mass incarceration, enforcing civil rights and equal opportunity, Honoring Native American treaties, embracing immigrants, lowering taxes, ending war, prosecuting crimes against humanity, preserving water, fostering community gardens, creating free nationwide public campgrounds, ending fossil fuel use, building a solar nation, and creating jobs cleaning up our world. To do this we must recognize that we are all related and interdependent. We need each other.

My young daughter has given me a vision for the future and has saved the world for me. Can the Green Party win? Anything can happen!

From Wikipedia – KL:

Darryl Cherney is a musician and environmental activist. He is a member of the Earth First! environmental movement. He lives in Humboldt County, California.

He has produced four albums of his own political satire, and founded Environmentally Sound Promotions. Together with Greg King, he co-founded[when?] the movement to save what eventually became the federally protected Headwaters Forest Reserve near Eureka, California. He organized four rallies in support of Julia Butterfly Hill‘s two-year tree sit.

Cherney ran for Congress in the 1988 Democratic primary, where he met fellow activist Judi Bari. With Bari, he organized the Redwood Summer campaign.

On May 24, 1990, Cherney was slightly injured when a pipe bomb exploded in the car he and Judi Bari were traveling in. Bari was severely injured by the explosion. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which accused Bari and Cherney of bombing themselves. Bari and Cherney subsequently sued the FBI and Oakland Police agents for violations of the United States Constitution. Cherney and the late Bari’s estate were awarded $4.4 million for violations of the First Amendment (freedom of speech) and the Fourth Amendment (the right to be free from unlawful arrest and illegal search and seizure).

In 2012, he told KHUM radio that he does not consider himself an “extremist,” preferring the term “radical.”[citation needed] In 2012, Cherney’s documentary film Who Bombed Judi Bari? was released.[1] There is an ongoing lawsuit against the FBI to prevent it from destroying evidence that could contain the bomber’s DNA, and Cherney indicated in a Democracy Now interview that he believes the FBI was guilty of not only framing him and Judi but of a cover-up.[2] Cherney has stated elsewhere that “I believe the bomber is findable.”[1] In October 2012, Cherney announced a $50,000 reward “for information leading to the identification, arrest, prosecution and incarceration of the person or persons responsible for the attempted assassination of Judi Bari by placing a bomb under the seat of her car.”[3]

Green presidential candidates Darryl Cherney, Bill Kreml, and Kent Mesplay appear in new videos

From Green Party Watch, January 23rd, 2016:

Three lengthy videos of Green Party presidential candidates went up on YouTube this weekend.

Darryl Cherney posted a 22 1/2-minute video:

Bill Kreml addressed party members in a 17-minute video:

Kent Mesplay spoke in a 19 1/2-minute video:

Darryl Cherney releases first online ad of his presidential campaign

From Green Party Watch, January 18th:

Green Party presidential candidate Darryl Cherney has released the first YouTube ad of his campaign. He says there are “more 60-second ads to come.” Cherney has also launched a campaign website at FeelTheChern.com. Continue reading