|| 6/27/2006 || 2:32 am || Comments Off on Tea Time… || ||
Green Tea with Statehood-Green Candidates at Future Green
Sunday, July 2, 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Come out for some refreshing green tea with our Statehood-Green Candidates at Washington’s first all eco-friendly store, Future Green.
Our slate of potential candidates will be there to discuss their platforms and election-year strategies. We say ‘potential’ because they need YOUR signatures to get on this year’s ballot.
WHEN: This Sunday, July 2, 2PM – 4PM
WHERE: Future Green — 1469 Church Street (15th and Church, Ward 2).
METRO: Red Line, Dupont Circle, walk 5 blocks East on P, than one block North on 15th.
BUSES: 14th Street Bus Line
FMI: Keith Ware, 202-234-7110 or Chris Otten, chrisotten2 at yahoo.com
All DCSGP candidates have been invited to come. Tell your friends to come and register with DCâ€™s only non-corporate political party.
*Organizers: Feel free to bring your literature to swap with candidate literature.
*Get your shop on: Great store for family-friendly products.
COME ON OUT FOR SOME STATEHOOD-GREEN TEA!
Sunday, July 2, 2pm @ Future Green
2006 Green Party National Meeting
|| 6/19/2006 || 10:39 pm || Comments Off on 2006 Green Party National Meeting || ||
I will be attending this.
You should come to one of the hottest places on Earth.
When: July 27th-30th, 2006
Where: Tucson, AZ
The Green Party of the United States is holding our annual national meeting in Tucson Arizona, on the edge of the border, in the Sonoran desert. In many, ways Arizona is a hub for some of the most important activism of the day. This spring, the state saw the largest demonstration in its history, when hundreds of thousands of immigrants and their allies marched for justice -the Arizona Greens proudly participated. Arizona is seeing some of the most rapid development in the country – during an ongoing drought. The politics of water privatization, sustainable development, and justice are omnipresent. These are burgeoning issues, not just for Arizona, but increasingly so for the rest of the country.
Arizona also has a great progressive history. The early days of statehood were rife with populist fervor: Wobblies at the mines, women voting before national suffrage, recall, initiatives, workman’s comp, when they were all radical concepts. Arizona has a tradition of the people leading in ways that no one expects. Arizona has the best Clean Elections laws in the country, and Greens helped set it up. Ballot measures here legalized medical marijuana twice, and expanded healthcare for the poor, and brought us clean elections.
We invite you to experience the rich cultural and ecological diversity of the region; learn about Arizona’s progressive past and present; and help build a sustainable, peaceful just future. El Futuro es Verde – The Future is Green!
Taxation Without Representation Google Map
|| 6/14/2006 || 10:07 pm || Comments Off on Taxation Without Representation Google Map || ||
Happy Flag Day!
This google map plots 51 DC flags around the U.S. Capitol. When the flags are clicked a random fact about America’s last continental colony pops up. You can open the source HTML to read them all quickly. I obtained some of the facts and figures from DC Vote and I sent the list out to the members of the DC Statehood Green Party for feedback. The result is what I think is one of the first political google map mashups. Have fun!
Green Jews campaign against partyâ€™s Israel divestment resolution
|| 2/24/2006 || 9:16 pm || Comments Off on Green Jews campaign against partyâ€™s Israel divestment resolution || ||
I am quoted in the JTA:
â€œI am concerned by the anti-Semitic undertones of the proposal,â€Nikolas Schiller, an officer of the Washington branch, said after listening to Clementâ€™s presentation. â€œI agree with the more global aspectsâ€ of an alternative that would take a range of nations to task.
It’s a rather crappy article though…”branch”….ummm….a branch grows on a tree and a party is the place to be….
read the rest of the article:
The Water Cone
|| || 8:33 pm || Comments Off on The Water Cone || ||
I want one of these, they might be good for…
DC Area Farmers Markets
|| 12/26/2005 || 11:00 pm || Comments Off on DC Area Farmers Markets || ||
This evening I made the first layer for an ongoing mapping project I’ve tasked myself to, “SUSTAINABLE DC MAP”
If you have Google Earth, cut & paste this link as new network connection, and zoom into DC.
If you don’t have Google Earth, you can see two screen shots I took, here & here.
I have going to have a planting party this spring… details tba
Remember, January 5th, 7pm, UDC & me :)
Related Google Earth Entries:
Anthony & I like maps!
|| 12/12/2005 || 9:46 pm || Comments Off on Anthony & I like maps! || ||
From the Washington Map Society…
On Friday May 5, 2006, the WMS Annual Dinner will be held at the U.S. Capitol (tentative). Our guest speaker is the Honorable Anthony A. Williams, Mayor, The City of Washington DC (invited). Mayor Williams at one time in his career was a map collector. Details will be provided at coming meetings, by mailed invitation and on the Society’s Website.
I bet he’d like one of my maps :)
So I sat behind him on Thursday, September 14th, 2006 for the Norton Davis Bill hearing and I asked him about his past cartographic activities. He said he sucked, “No one bought any.” Call that advice from the mayor- don’t be a map dealer.
DC Department of the Environment
|| 12/6/2005 || 12:48 pm || Comments Off on DC Department of the Environment || ||
The D.C. City Council voted to create the D.C. Department of the Environment. I can’t believe I’m a month behind this vote, and worse is that forwarded to friends as if it were fresh off the presses. Oh well, it is good new afterall, even if it’s a month late.
Read the story:
The Everywhere Man Award
|| 12/4/2005 || 12:09 am || Comments Off on The Everywhere Man Award || ||
Tonight I went to the 2005 Washington Peace Center Awards ceremony. Beginning as a potluck the event featured Amy Goodman and Damu Smith and they each received awards for their dedication to peace. At the end of the event awards were given out to about 50 people or so, and I won the “The Everywhere Man Award,” and as a dedicated geographer, I must say its one of the best honors I’ve been bestowed.
December Green Party Meeting
|| 11/28/2005 || 5:24 pm || Comments Off on December Green Party Meeting || ||
This Thursday evening at 7:30pm is the December General Body meeting of the DC Statehood Green Party at the University of the District of Columbia.
This is also the meeting where the 2006 officers are elected. I am up for a spot on the party steering committee and as a delegate to the national Green Party general assembly.
You do not need to be a member of the party nor a resident of DC to come, but if you plan on voting, you need to be a member of the party first…..you can switch parties today and vote if you want!
If you subscribe to the following 10 key values of the Green Party, you should consider switching parties: