CurrentTV: Green On Green [feat. the 2008 Green Party Presidential Candidates]
|| 6/4/2008 || 12:39 am || Comments Off on CurrentTV: Green On Green [feat. the 2008 Green Party Presidential Candidates] || ||
This four minute video showcases some of the 2008 Green Party presidential candidates and their stances on a few issues. I like the way the video goes about rectifying some misconceptions about the 2000 election and the importance of voting for who & what you believe in. As I noted last week, Cynthia McKinney has clinched the Green Party‘s presidential nomination, but regretfully I won’t be able to attend the national convention this year because family duties call me to Colorado at the same time. After attending the two previous annual meetings I’m really curious to see who shows up, but this year I’ll just have to watch the videos of the proceedings on-line.
Face the (Corporate) Candidates on YouTube
|| 5/28/2008 || 1:54 pm || Comments Off on Face the (Corporate) Candidates on YouTube || ||
Today I wrote YouTube, LLC (owned by Google, Inc) the following letter:
Dear YouTube, LLC,
Your “Face the Candidates” section ( https://youtube.com/youchoose ) needs to be updated to include all presidential candidates. Currently American voters are not being shown all the candidates for president of the United States of America and this prevents your users from making an informed decision on what presidential candidate to vote for in November.
As a member of the Green Party of the United States, I find your explicit bipartisanship to be counter to your parent company’s corporate philosophy. The link to the “Face the Candidates” page is titled “YouChoose” but in reality it could be written “We’ve chosen for you,” because the web editors have unfairly excluded a presidential candidate.
Please include Cynthia McKinney’s campaign channel ( https://www.youtube.com/runcynthiarun ) to your “Face the Candidates” page because she is running for president and deserves the same placement as her democratic & republican party counterparts.
Nikolas R. Schiller
I wrote this out of general frustration regarding how controlled the American political system is. Even though I voted for Cynthia McKinney in the Washington, DC primary and she’s now acquired the majority of Green Party delegates, there has been absolutely no national media coverage of her campaign (don’t believe me, check the Washington Post & New York Times websites). This type of American Blackout is unpatriotic, nondemocratic, and downright wrong and with Google’s “do no evil” corporate philosophy in place, this letter is an attempt to challenge their web editors to do the right thing and include all presidential candidates regardless of political affiliation. Will they change the page? I doubt it, but I know that I’ve made an effort, albeit a small one.
My vote verified by a paper ballot
|| 2/13/2008 || 1:17 pm || Comments Off on My vote verified by a paper ballot || ||
An infographic showing how to hack a Diebold Accuvote-TS unit
So yesterday I participated in the DC Statehood Green Party Primary. This election cycle I was offered the opportunity to keep the tab from my ballot. Compared to those generic “I VOTED” stickers, the paper ballot is a much better souvenir because it shows that not only did I vote, I was voter number 2 at the precinct. Here’s the scanned proof:
Judging by the DC Board of Elections and Ethics results for my precinct (below), I can verify that the ballot above was the second and last DC Statehood Green Party ballot given out yesterday. If you scroll down to the bottom of the image, it shows that there were 2 people who voted for Cynthia McKinney and since the ballot above is market 00002, I can only infer that the other voter has 00001.
It looks like Cynthia McKinney beat Ron Paul in my precinct (2 votes to 1 one). Only nine people voted republican compared to the two Statehood Green (one being me). Thats some hyperlocal politix.
Related 2008 Election Entries:
- Bird's Eye views of Big Diomede, Russia
- Uncertified Election Results from Precinct #137 in Washington, DC
- Jason Linkins 2008 Election Recap is up on the Huffington Post
- Video of my vote at Precinct #137 in Washington, DC
- Spam from presidential candidate John McCain: Make History Tomorrow
- New videos are up on the Huffington Post - Foreign Correspondents Edition
- Bird's Eye View of Little Diomede, Alaska
- The microphone flag I designed makes an appearance
- The newest Vlogorrhea with Jason Linkins & Ana Marie Cox is now up on the Huffington Post
- Change in America by Head-Roc featuring GODISHEUS International Funk Train aka The G.I.F.T
- YouTube Video of Cynthia McKinney on Al Jazeera's Riz Extra show
- Illegal Popup Advertisement featuring John McCain
- Stickering Shepard Fairey's "The Duality of Humanity" in Washington, DC
- Third Party Presidential Ballot Access in the United States of America [updated]
- Interviews with Alex Jones at the DNC in Denver and other videos
- Empirically demonstrating how voting can prove uniqueness
- Wasilla, Alaska is literally off the map, the Google Map that is
- Third Party Presidential Ballot Access in the United States of America
- Protest videos from the first day of the RNC in St. Paul, Minnesota
- Iraq Veterans Against the War Concert & March at the 2008 DNC
- Two Huffington Post Interviews are up - Tim Daly, Rufus Wainwright, and Margaret Cho
- A Polar Bear In Denver
- Democratic National Convention 2008 - Photos from Day Three
- Democratic National Convention 2008 - Photos from Day Two
- Democratic National Convention 2008 - Photos from Day One
- Obama's vice presidential selection is a slap in the face to every progressive American
- La Bruja recites her poem "Be Who You Are"
- Al Franken draws a pretty good map of the United States; then sells it for $200
- YouTube Has Chosen For You! - Digital Scrapbooking Explicit Bipartisanship
- Dalai Lama: "If you have a Green Party I want to join it"
- CurrentTV: Green On Green [feat. the 2008 Green Party Presidential Candidates]
- Face the (Corporate) Candidates on YouTube
- My vote verified by a paper ballot
- The M&M's of Australia say Vote Green
- 2008 Green Party Debate [tonight on KPFA]
The M&M’s of Australia say Vote Green
|| 2/12/2008 || 12:27 pm || Comments Off on The M&M’s of Australia say Vote Green || ||
An ad agency’s portrayal of the Green M&M
This subvertisement is from an Australian M&M advertisement campaign. I’ve seen the same type of campaign done in America, however this campaign employs revolutionary iconography to sell the colors.
Today, however, I didn’t vote for a corporation, instead I voted in the D.C. Statehood Green Party Primary for Cynthia McKinney.
Related Green Entries:
2008 Green Party Debate [tonight on KPFA]
|| 1/15/2008 || 4:00 pm || Comments Off on 2008 Green Party Debate [tonight on KPFA] || ||
I am going to make every attempt to call in.
I haven’t posted much Green Party information in a long time. In December I stepped down from the steering committee of the DC Statehood Green Party. For the last two years I helped run Washington, DC’s official third political party (about 5,000 registered voters). My biggest accomplishment was helping the DC Statehood Green Party candidates receive more votes than the Republican Party’s canidates in the 2006 election by almost 2 to 1.
Lately, however, I’ve become completely disillusioned by the dog & pony show that is American corporate politics. The Washington Post has not even written one story this election cycle on my favorite Green Party candidate, Cynthia McKinney, instead they’ve run only one AP story, and it has already been removed (less than one month old!). By not mentioning other candidates or entire political parties it ensures that debate is silenced and alternative viewpoints do not become a threat to the electoral plutocracy. Frankly, I am quite sickened by it all. The American electoral process is controlled to the point where it’s become meaningless. However, I must remain hopeful.