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Health Care & Environment
12.17 Brazilian police foil million-dollar fraud to export precious wood to China [clear-cutting forests harshly impacts all life above and below ground-level for decades; it decreases oxygen production and seguestration of CO2 and increases area, frequency and duration of drought]
12.13 English rivers polluted by powerful insecticides, first tests reveal [Are similar tests of U.S. waters conducted by the EPA anymore? We think not...]
News Media Matters
12.17 A Report to Our Readers
US Politics, Policy & 'Culture'
12.17 'Making America Stupid Again': Outrage Over Forbidden 7 Words You Can't Say at Trump's CDC [“Stupid is as stupid does.” –Forrest Gump]
12.16 Poverty in US set to increase due to Donald Trump's policies, says UN official [oligarchy-controlled countries are wonderful for the very rich]
12.16 Republicans Despise the Working Class [oligarchy-controlled countries are wonderful for the very rich]
12.17 Venue of last resort: the climate lawsuits threatening the future of big oil [something else Republicans are packing the courts for...]
12.15 Who Pays for Judicial Races? The Politics of Judicial Elections 2015-16 [desperately packing the courts at all levels to protect white power & unregulated capitalism]
12.13 US Concern Over 'Pervasive' High-Level Corruption Surging Under Trump: Poll [anyone surprised?]
12.17 Trump’s Misuse of Intelligence on Iran [immoral behavior that could lead to War]
Economics, Crony Capitalism
12.17 How a Philadelphia nun became the unlikely face of conscientious capitalism [Why don't we teach morality in Law & Business schools?]
12.16 The Republican Tax Bill Provides Huge Benefits to People Who Don’t Work. But Only if They’re Rich. [oligarchy-controlled countries are wonderful for the very rich]
12.16 The United States Is Now as Unequal as Russia. And That’s Before the Tax Bill. [oligarchy-controlled countries are wonderful for the very rich]
12.16 EU to force firms to reveal true owners in wake of Panama Papers [what are the chances oligarchy-controlled countries (esp. America and Russia) ever agree to fight tax evasion and money landering? International agencies must all mandate common regulations as a condition for UN membership, trade agreements, world bank loans, etc.]
12.15 FCC Chair Ajit Pai 'Shows Just How Dumb He Thinks Americans Are' With Video Mocking Net Neutrality [he won't discuss how giving more monopoly power to cable ISPs will increase consumer costs and stifle innovation]
12.13 The “Death Tax” Cargo Cult [we lack for morals and sanity in U.S. media & politics]
International & Futurism
12.17 Africa’s new elite force: women gunning for poachers and fighting for a better life [a good model that converts victims of abuse and cruelty into positive activists with good jobs...]
12.14 Israeli undercover soldiers seen arresting Palestinian protesters [Palestinians need more and better weapons for a fair fight]
Md. Green Party Protests Exclusion from Gubernatorial Debates
“Martin O’Malley and Robert Ehrlich do not want democracy, and their behavior in this matter attests to that,” says Maria Allwine, the Green Party candidate for State Senate from the 43rd District.When the campaign staff of Green Party gubernatorial candidate Ed Boyd learned from WJZ-TV Channel 13 that there would be a debate between Mayor Martin O’Malley and Governor Robert Ehrlich that would be taped on Saturday, October 14 at Coppin State College, they sought to have Boyd included. They called WJZ every day of the week prior to the debate, but were told that no information was being released.
The Boyd campaign was finally informed that there would be not one, but two debates scheduled for Saturday, October 14, but Boyd was excluded from both of them.
The first was filmed live at Maryland Public Television studios at 7PM, and was simucast on WBAL Channel 11. The second was the taped WJZ Channel 13 debate, which was held at 1PM and will be shown at 7PM on Monday, October 16.
“Clearly, the candidates do not even want to debate one another, let alone debate me,” said Green Party candidate for Governor Ed Boyd, noting how the O’Malley and Ehrlich camps, along with the networks, did not notify the public of the details even the day before the events.
Boyd added, “It is also clear that O’Malley and Ehrlich also fear that the Green Party positions will stand out from theirs if I am included." He felt the two other candidates would not want it brought out that they both support the death penalty, support the Intercounty Connector highway project, and oppose universal health care.
“Martin O’Malley and Robert Ehrlich do not want democracy, and their behavior in this matter attests to that,” says Maria Allwine, the Green Party candidate for State Senate from the 43rd District. “We are disappointed by these shenanigans, but we are not surprised.”
There was a Maryland Green Party protest at the site of the debate at Maryland Public Television in Owings Mills on Saturday, October 14.
Earlier on Saturday, Boyd showed his support for the Algebra Project during their Freedom Fall event at Greenmount Cemetery. “Supporting our school kids in their hour of need is far more important than hearing O’Malley and Ehrlich blabbing to each other over things they’ve never done or of what they promise to do, but will never deliver on,” said Boyd.
For more information, call the Boyd campaign office at 410-913-2395.
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This story was published on October 16, 2006.