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"green party" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Your water on November 8th. 55 for marketing. At points 57, 14 year old M Jackson, as your green party commissioners for the metropolitan water reclamation history. Pay four by click county grain party. Every morning from the home clubs want to take me to the street there's a whistle up above the people pushing people shoving as an arrow over title pretty and if you dream to have you can get you off my mind it's not your sleep and just get your name if you ever get annoyed with me I'm self employed. I love to work with nothing all day and I've been taking care of business every day taking care of business every way I take care of business if you mind taking care of business and working overtime because facts matter. You want to sing to WC PT 8 20. Give it up such a dirty but I always get it up all the time
The Rude Pundit on the Craziness Surrounding the Pelosi Attack
"You also tweeted maga freaks. Well, Pelosi's attacker was a liberal a long time ago. Me. Did you always believe Tom Hanks during baby blood? Or is that more of a recent thing? I mean, these are clearly everything he espoused is every right-wing talking point, right? Yeah. Yeah. And you know, so what if he wants maybe was a green party member or whatever they're saying. There's so many lies that have come out, like the underwear thing is now seen as that is absolutely true. And there was one Fox report local Fox affiliate that had the report, and they retracted it. There's nothing about Pelosi or the attacker being in their underwear. That was false. Right. But that has become the standard story. That's why I asked before the thing. That's what I didn't know whether he was in his under because he was asleep, but that's what I was saying is was that even reported. And that's the problem, rude. I keep saying this election is about objective reality. They just make stuff up. And then you know what happens. The rest of us, like people like us are like, wait, which is true or what was reported or not, because where did that come from? And you're like, it comes from nowhere. Right? Yeah. And it is everywhere. And if you go on, I mean, they are sure that it's one of two things. It was either a gay prostitute, and they got into a dispute over pay or something like that. Or his gay lover and they had a spat. And I'm like, why couldn't it have just been, why is it so outside of the realm of possibility for you to think that you have had poison rhetoric for 5 years, plus now 6, 7 years now, and that somebody might act on it? I mean, and the fact that they have to throw homophobia on top of something that's just awful. This is violence against an elderly person who was nearly killed. Who is not gay, coincidentally. And I just say my favorite little Sid bit though from it is, you know, they called it, he was a Castro nudist. And I love the people that are like, oh my God, he supports Fidel Castro. And I'm like, oh my God. No. You morons. That's a neighborhood. There's a neighborhood in San Francisco.
Tulsi Gabbard Leaves the Democrat Party
"Chelsea Gabbard leaving a Democrat party is pretty interesting to me. I always say, if you are a Democrat, you know they come on TV, they go on Fox News and they talk about all my parties doing this. And you still a Democrat. And then I don't know what to tell you. I don't know if I believe what you're saying. If you are a Democrat, you're remaining a Democrat, but then you're coming out and espousing conservative values is very suspicious to me. So I'm not shocked that tussie gabbert is leaving the Democrat party. Now, before you conservatives get in your feelings and get all jump on the bandwagon, she did not say she was going to become a Republican. And if you ask me, if anybody that's serious and in a political climate that we're in, if you leave the Democrat party, you should be a part of the Republican Party. You don't leave the Democrat party to be an independent or a libertarian, or the Green Party. You are not serious about politics. You may want to and your mind you may think it's appropriate is more conducive. I would say, I would say not conducive, but consistent with what you believe, but you have no political future in the Green Party.
"green party" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Like that. And the Republicans make those arguments about them. But there's a super easy reason for that, right? And that is libertarians don't listen to my show, right? I know. I have an episode called libertarianism is bad, and you should feel bad. I can't reach libertarians, but I can reach people on the left. And I'm looking, and again, hope you hear, right? Try to be open minded. I'm trying to ask the questions. If there's a superior way to move us to a more progressive society, I want to hear it. I want to know it. I want to do it. Again, it comes down to the ideas of how we think we're going to get there. And obviously we clearly disagree. This idea of the status quo enabling the status quo is not going to change the status quo. I don't think it's possible to reform from the inside Democratic Party. I understand your arguments. And certainly, again, this is almost like a DSA meeting, right? We're half the room is one way half the rooms the other way. I just was at one, not long ago, and that is exactly what it was. How do we get there to the point where we have a society because we agree that say healthcare housing education jobs or human rights? How do we get to that point? We just had a big story a couple of weeks ago down here. CNBC named North Carolina as the best state for business in the country. And the accompanying article was like, it said something along the lines of, this is a bipartisan success story, how Democrats and Republicans put aside their differences to make North Carolina the best state for business in the U.S.. A year before oxfam had put out a study saying, North Carolina was the worst state in the nation for workers. And you can see that, 52% of our school kids qualify for free lunches here. The best stated for business because workers are exploited, they're underpaid. And if you're telling me that, well, that's because of the bipartisan success story. Again, this is where we differ. You say go in and take over the Democratic Party, I say no, we should have a party for workers that represents workers. It's not trying to compete with those other elements within the Democratic Party because just the way it's structured, you won't win, you'll lose to the money inside the party. So go outside, try and build something. I mean, I think what Andrew Yang is doing, even though I've disagreed with probably everything that party is going to be about, except for its democracy reform stuff, I think it's a good thing he's doing that, even though I think that will now have three parties at that represent the same elements in a lot of ways of the corporations and the banks. I guess I would just say by means of contrast that I think under the current rules we have seen that the Republican big tent strategy has been extraordinarily successful and has enabled them to get now a 100% of their agenda and rolling back with a declining minority of the population. And it has been ruthless and systematic. So when I look at that I see that under the existing rules, that certainly the things that we're describing certainly seem to work under the rules as they are. So let's change the rules. Yeah, they didn't achieve their right-wing agenda by making another party that was more right. They had Trump take over the party. I would argue this goes back to the Tea Party and the Tea Party saying in many ways. They voted for Republicans. But the Tea Party saying if you don't do what we want, we're going to leave and form our own party. We're going to take away our votes. We're going to go on strike. A lot of this, you got to think can be analogous to labor. In primaries. But they primaried in Republican primaries and they won those primaries. That's how they became powerful. But the threat was to with what the threat I believe the Tea Party had was to withhold their votes if they didn't get what they wanted to. I really, I can not sincerely enough express our gratitude that you coming on the show at you being this generous with your time. And again, I hope that folks of goodwill looking at how we how we make this country a better place. Yeah, absolutely. Thank you for coming on the show and go ahead, give your plugs website you earned it. Yeah. Well, thank you. Again, the same goes to you guys. I really appreciate this. I enjoyed this and more conversations like this. I think is one of the ways we find a better society. It's not common to have discussions, unfortunately, right? With people you disagree with that are discussions that people want to listen to unless they're going to get emotionally excited by it. So I appreciate this very much. But yeah, no, if people want to support, like what I say agree with me, websites, Matthew Ho for sent dot org or on a big legal fight down here, trying to get on the ballot a couple of different lawsuits going on. The very least, it's interesting to follow, but again, if you agree with me, you agree with my approach to this Matthew hofer sent that Oregon if you could support us, be very appreciative. Thank you so much. Thank you guys. Thank you for being a friend.
"green party" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"I view that as a long fight the way you view building an infrastructure as a long fight. Yeah, you're pointing to the practical result of voting for Democrats. But if you're gonna get into practicality, the practical result of your race could potentially be putting a Republican in the seat instead of a Democrat. I don't understand how that fixes anything. What Jill Stein did in sticking to her guns, as you say you want to do, sticking to your principles, what did that accomplish for Jill Stein or the Green Party? The 2020 election, the Green Party vote dropped a 100%. I mean, it went from 1.4 million votes to 400,000 votes. So how did what she do in 2016? How did that help the Green Party? How did that help make a green party more viable? A third party more viable. It didn't. It made things so bad that we went to Joe Biden as our candidate. Things got so bad we people were like, oh my God, we have to go to the most the safest appearing person we can possibly go to. This was largely black voters, by the way, who paved the way for Joe Biden because they're so terrified by how bad things have gotten. You don't make things better by first making things way worse. I just don't see that as how to get there. I mean, I think a lot of what I come back to with the 2016 election is the 12 and a half million Obama 2012 orders who then voted for Trump in 2016. 8 and a half million who voted for Trump and not 12 and a half million. I mean, I've seen that from a number of places. I think the numbers range from anywhere from 8 to 15 million, they say. It's hard to get that, right? But there was that there. Sorry, what point does that make? Well, I'm saying why aren't, why are not the Democrats addressing the issues that drove people to switch from? Because racism drove that. No, they were telling me they weren't racist in 2012 when they voted for Obama, but they were in 2016. No, they're a racist both times. I would say this. I would say that that number roughly corresponds with the number of millions of Americans who lost their homes from during the Great Recession. Oh yeah, that made them very vulnerable to racist messaging. Yeah. No, I mean, I've been studies you've shown the best predictor was racism and sexism for that. People voted for Obama. I mean, have you not seen get out? They would have voted for Obama a third time. You know, like that's the reason that's such an effective line in the movie get out is because racists voted for Obama and a lot of, you know, a lot of them didn't obviously, but that voting for Obama doesn't absolve you as racism. A lot of them did that thinking like, okay, finally, we had a black president now that solves all that problem end of issue. That does not preclude them from joining up with nativist campaigning later with Trump. Things resorted to be more race based going forward after that. I mean, there's a number of studies that argue the economics of it. I'm not discounting the native stuff. I'm not at all. Not at all at this kind of white nationalist, the fact that those folks that Trump is their guy. But also too, there are a number, a study that looked at who did it Harvard and the university of Minnesota, I believe, did a study on the deaths of despair, and they also did one on casualties from the wars. And what they found was that in the counties that went for Trump that put Trump over in 2016, those counties had disproportionately high numbers of casualties from the wars. And right? I mean, in Clinton was a representation of those wars. So that's one of the things I think you have to look at too is why was the representation of those wars? Oh, absolutely. Because she represents the establishment, right? Represents the parties that and so Trump was seen wrongly. I wanted to make sure because there were multiple clintons to whom that might have applied. Oh, okay. So I just wanted to clarify the pronoun antecedent on that. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. As I look at the situation. And I look at two years of sort of near total gridlock that have driven Biden's approval rating down into the 30s, even among those of us on the left who were disappointed because there were promises of legislative action that were attempts to get stuff done. They just got derailed by one old dude from West Virginia and a flighty weirdo for Arizona. Sorry, but quick comment on that early in the show, you said they need to at least try. I would just like to point out Joe Manchin rage quit during part of this process because he is being bothered too much by the Democrats. He was being harangued too much by Biden and that's why and they were dealing with some of the emotional and maturity of a 7th grader in Joe Manchin. I mean, they didn't have the option to just bash him anyway. They had the option if he really is the reason behind this and has thwarted the agenda made things worse for tens of millions of people, right? Why is he still the chair of the Senate energy? Because if they were to vote if they were to strip him of his chairmanship, he would immediately defect to the Republican Party who would restore his chairmanship and then also take leadership of the Senate. That's a super clear look at the problem a being Manchin and sinema as obstructionist of what is otherwise a fairly progressive agenda. Again, not as far as I would like in a lot of cases, but problem is you have roadblocks saying no. Manchin is, for example, the only vote against lifting the filibuster to pass the voting rights reform and the John L Lewis Voting Rights Act, which is crucial if Democrats are ever to win again in terms of combating gerrymandering. And so my solution is to elect two more Democrats who will pledge to lift the filibuster. And so that would be my only criteria, right? I would come out, I would say, would you lift the filibuster to pass the johnna Lewis Voting Rights Act? Would you lift the filibuster to allow for causes of action against gerrymandering? I realize it's a super narrow kind of technical question. But with that in mind, even if I would rather a Democrat have a different position, what I want to do is give Joe Biden two more democratic votes so that he can turn to Joe Manchin and do what you suggested he did, which is say, hey, get in line or I'm going to strip you of your chairmanship. Oh yeah, well then I'll go to the Republican Party and then Joe Biden can laugh and be like, great. Well then I'll only have a 51 49 lead. Go knock yourself out. You know? So that's my plan. It's clearly not your plan. So I guess I want to know what would your plan be to deal with Manchin and sinema? I would, and I think maybe this is something that say an LBJ would have done. You punish the guy, and then I think where I come from is that the way Manchin is humiliating Biden and thwarting his agenda. That's not going to get you votes in the midterm.
"green party" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Those are the things I'm going after, as well as the fact that we're not getting relief for the people who are suffering the people who are living in a society where they are increasingly drowning in debt and we have tens of thousands of people with die every year from healthcare and all these other things, right? So yeah. The trouble with this part of the conversation is that we agree with all this. Because in this scenario, we're talking, I've already said, and I think Andrew probably agrees. We agree with, I think every policy thing you've said, I can't think of a single policy thing you've said that I don't agree with. And so now the question is, hey, wouldn't it be great? The hypothetical we're dealing with is, wouldn't it be great to have someone like me? Someone who agrees as progressive as I am in this Senate seat, who is willing to say, I'm not going to vote for your crap unless you do something that goes over toward my progressive end. And that's all fantastic. And that would be great. But that's not the issue here. The reason that there's a big problem here is the best way to get a progressive person in that seat or anyone to the left of Mitch McConnell is to elect the Democrat because that's the person who has the realistic chance of winning. That's the major problem here. If we could wave our magic wand and you or I were in that seat, that would be fantastic. But that's just not the reality we live in. How long are we going to wait for that reality to happen before we do something to make it happen? I think that's a great question, but I'm really, I'm intrigued at probing the degree to which because you mentioned opposing the Schumer mansion compromise inflation Bill, which has significant amounts of spending on green infrastructure project. It does open up significant leases. And so I guess my question there is you have kind of both aphorisms, right? You have that don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good. And you also have sort of the need to push without compromising to what extent does legislation become something you would not agree with because it doesn't go far enough. And here I've got two specific things in mind. The two specific things in mind that I have are adding a public option to the Affordable Care Act. I think the three of us, 5 were to ask you, what's your position on healthcare? I think the three of us on this call would say Medicare for All complete universal coverage. But if I were in the Senate, I would 100% vote to add a public option to the Affordable Care Act to move in that direction to get us. If that's all you could get. If that bill came up tomorrow and had 49 votes, senator Ho center Torres senator Smith, are you going to be the 50th vote for adding the public option to the ACA? Yeah, yeah, I mean, exactly. It's those type of things. And but we're not seeing that. Well, how are we going to put the pressure, right? That's, I think, where we agree on what we want. And I think our disagreement is on how do we get to that point? How do we get those things? What's the strategy? Yeah. We're going to utilize complete complete agreement. So you would vote for adding a public option to the ACA, even though it's not all the way to universal healthcare. Right, of course. Of course, because that would provide relief to people. Absolutely. I love when we hit agreement. The same thing on $15 an hour minimum wage. I think it probably should be a little higher than that, particularly when you're talking about I think it should be like 25 or 30 personally. But if you're the 50th vote for $15 an hour minimum wage to do something, I assume that would also be a yes vote from you. Of course. But that doesn't mean that then you then start. Right. Exactly. You're still 'cause you're pushing for one of our things is that you guys probably agree. That minimum wage should be somehow indexed to cost of living, I believe it should be indexed to housing costs, localized housing costs, and then you also have a form of rent control in that way as well. But this idea that, yeah, you get the 15. The problem being is that does that then become the end, right? At the end of the discussion for another 12 years on the minimum wage, right? Hundred percent should not, again, in total. So here's something that I struggle with. You know, you probably ascertained from the call. Joe Biden was like 11th on our respective list of candidates in the 2020 primaries. Yeah, he edged out Marianne Williamson. We were big, you know, Elizabeth Warren's supporters donated volunteered all of that. One of the things that Joe Biden is an unquestioned success are Joe Biden's judicial appointments. That is, he's made 84 appointments to have been white men. They have been overwhelmingly women of color, LGBTQ individuals, persons with diverse backgrounds. It's part I was taken aback by the sort of the first Mitch McConnell comment. In my view, that's one of the few things that you can do as the president that you can get even Joe Manchin. And Joe Manchin has been a consistent vote for all of those. So long as you maintain sort of that bare Senate majority. And as we're talking strategically, I would be really troubled by having a Senate that was like the Senate in 2015 and 2016, in which Mitch McConnell held up every judicial appointment, stole a Supreme Court seat and really put us in the position that we're in today. Was able to shift the balance of the Supreme Court by two votes to a monster in Donald Trump, who nominated right-wing activists for the sole purpose of dismantling roe V wade. So I'm concerned about that. Yeah, I understand that. I think where lava's pushed back is what's been done to change the process. What's been done to reform the nomination process to not allow for the delays, the obstruction, the interference to occur. Where is the talk of reforming how we appoint judges for life? Those types of things I think are what many of us are looking at and saying, yeah, I've heard this my whole life. I mean, I was born in 73. I was a nerd. So I remember the bork hearings. All these same types of arguments and fights about the judiciary have been going on my entire life. And I think what the result is is that the Republicans have proved better at it than the Democrats have. That's a terrible thing. I agree with that. You know, certainly the loss of roe and what could potentially come. But what are the solutions for that? Whether way is a fight. Well, I've heard some great reform ideas from Democrats. I think Bernie had a good proposal for reform. So I'm hearing those reform ideas coming from the Democrats. The weird thing, it really feels like the core difference among us is, I think a one of pragmatism and B one of like what the source of the problem is, because as you say, we agree on almost everything. It's about how to get there. And I think that the key problem I have with this idea of that running third party is going to be the way to do that is that it presupposes that the problem is that Democrats just aren't trying hard enough. And I think there are instances of that, but I don't think the solution is play spoiler in a potentially pivotal election that will actually reduce our ability to do anything. I think the solution
"green party" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Voting and proportional representation in an abolishing Electoral College and getting all money out of politics. So what I advocate for, I don't see being advocated for in either the democratic or Republican parties, certainly not in terms of the evidence of what they produce when they're in power. And finally, I'll say if I believe the two party system is harmful, I believe it's not very democratic or it's undemocratic. And so if I don't believe in the two party system, I have to do something to change that and I believe running as a third party or independent candidate is one of the ways to do that. Understood that that is a lot to unpack and I want to touch on a lot of what you said. We had a lot of amends, I think. Oh yeah, that entire platform is fantastic, and that's why I'm a progressive Democrat, is because I believe in all those things. It's really I couldn't agree more with every single part of your platform. You know, a lot of times with green, we get pinched hole and people think we're just only about the environment and certainly that's a big thing for us. Of course it is. But, you know, try and spell out all of what we believe in and what we're trying to change and accomplish and who we're doing that for our constituencies, we see as working families. And so how do we do what's best for them is where we're always trying to head towards shore. So you mentioned you'd worked with both the democratic and Republican parties. I imagine if you were elected, you would caucus with the Democrats in the Senate, right? No, I would not. Okay. I would not. Really. So for whom would you vote for a majority leader in the Senate? I'd have to get certain concessions in order to vote for a majority leader. Action on healthcare say would be one of those things. I want to make sure that this plays out correctly because I really, really want to I was not expecting that answer. So I want to make sure that I understand it. Suppose the current balance of the Senate stays the same, but you're elected in North Carolina. Which would mean the Democrats lose one other seat somewhere else. And so that is then 50 Republicans 49 Democrats or those caucusing with the Democrats, which includes Bernie Sanders and Angus king in Maine. And then one for you. Is it your position that you would withhold a vote from Chuck Schumer for majority leader? Thus, enabling Mitch McConnell to be majority leader if you didn't get particular concessions? Yes. Yes, I would. That does not mean I'm voting for Mitch McConnell. No, I get that. But the check would be the decider of whether it be exactly to disrupt part of the campaign is to disrupt. That's part of the strategy of running third party or independent is to be a disruptor. I don't like the term spoiler, but I'm happy with the term disruptor. We have people who are really suffering, you know? So my attitude is that go in there, be a disruption, cause problems, you know, what I like to say is nobody's getting their $15 billion aircraft carriers until our people get healthcare. That's the type of disruption I would like to produce in the Senate because the Senate is a body that can be done that way. Certainly you see example of course the most famous example right now is Joe Manchin or a person. But you know, what could be done that would then be utilized towards working families. What can be utilized for my constitution when you see the people who are enduring, look, in my area in North Carolina in the last year, we've had a 50% increase in rent prices, 50%. What's being done to help them, right? In this situation, which is analogous to the situation now. Bernie Sanders is also a 50th vote. I don't know if you're a big burning fan. I'm pretty big Bernie fan. I love Bernie. He's doing the same thing. And the fact the matter is that when you get down to practicality, when you have a 50 vote Senate, I was going to say a majority is not really a majority, but that's your bare bones majority with the VP. Every single vote is that trouble making tie breaking vote. And what happens is Bernie Sanders or you or anybody says, okay, I'm not giving my vote unless such and such happens. And then Joe Manchin is on the other side of that is like, oh, well, I don't agree to that, so I also won't give my vote. And then the fact of the matter is just nothing happens, and there's a stalemate both ways. I don't really see how you could solve that by just letting Mitch McConnell be majority leader. How does that fix that problem? Well, you have to be met someplace, right? I'm not saying that Chuck Schumer has to adopt every platform that I have, but there has to be some concessions to what I'm concerned about, right? So it's not saying I'm not saying that I'm going to, and that's the whole thing. Why should I give that power to Chuck Schumer without receiving anything in return? That make me a pretty crappy politician. Wouldn't you? Oh, yeah, yeah. You know, right? I mean, so that's the point of having someone in office who's willing to do that, just as Joe Manchin is doing that for ExxonMobil and the coal companies and everyone else right now, why can't somebody do that for people in our society who are bearing the brunt of what we describe as bipartisan economic policies over the last 50 years or so, right? So that's where we come from that. And certainly, yeah, no, if I was met and I was giving an opportunity to have something in return for making Chuck Schumer, the majority leader, of course, Iowa pursue that and I would expect Chuck Schumer would meet me on that, because I think neither of us want Mitch McConnell, as majority leader. I don't want Chuck Schumer as majority leader, right? I mean, so like, you know, so we're not going to get Bernie Sanders as a majority leader anytime soon. But maybe that is possible. Maybe that is then if you have a vote like mine and maybe you get one or two others, you start to see that balance change. And you start to have someone who's more progressive who'd be willing to bring, you know, willing to say override the parliamentarian and have a vote on a $15 minimum wage. You know, like those kinds of things. So ideally then you would like to caucus with the Democrats. You'd like to stop Mitch McConnell from being majority leader. If you get the concession, you're basically saying I'm willing to be serious about this. Right, you know, and the things that I'm going against are the corporate subsidies, the willingness to do whatever the banks and the corporations want. This latest, say, Manchin Schumer, climate Bill, with its dictate that the federal government has to basically double oil and gas leases over the next ten years.
"green party" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Is episode 620. I'm Thomas. That's Andrew Torres, the lawyer, how you doing? Great Thomas, how are you? I should introduce myself as I'm the lawyer who's better than Alex Jones lawyers. And you're also, but that's a low bar. So it's not saying much. It is saying a thing though. I do like saying things. Well, we've got a great episode planned for you. Matthew Ho, green party candidate for North Carolina, Senate seat. It has been kind enough. Gracious enough to accept our invitation to come on the show after probably hearing and knowing that we didn't have great things to say about his whole endeavor. So give him credit for that. And that interview is coming up. Andrew, you are going to set us up just briefly on the update in the situation that Matthew Ho is in, legally speaking. Yeah, updating last week on Monday, August first, the North Carolina state board of education certified the Green Party as a political party. They met again and said, well, you know, notwithstanding. We've looked, we still have questions. We think that they've probably reached the threshold of viable ballots. They have then indicated that they will accede to the request made by the Green Party to place green candidates on the ballot. That ballot deadline is August the 12th. So one week from today, likely as you're listening to this next Friday, in response, the Democratic Party filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction that says, hey, you can't do that. You have to fully evaluate all of the potentially fraudulent ballots before just declaring that this is a valuable new party. There are 5 causes of action. I'm going to give it to you super simply. All of the causes of action sound in the idea that this was premature. And I think a court is going to say at minimum that the Democratic Party has not proven a substantial likelihood of success on the merits that will entitle them to injunctive relief to stop the Green Party from being placed on the ballot. Because look, it's a viable argument to say, yeah, the board of elections gets to make their determination and so long as they're not unreasonable. We should defer to the administrative agency. That's overly simplified, but yeah, I think this has taken a turn such that it makes our conversation pretty dire because our position is having Matthew Ho on the ballot in what is likely to be a razor thin race, which could determine the democratic majority and on the upside having a mansion and cinema proof majority in 2022 for 2023. That just got a tick heart or well, you know, but I mean, if they should be on the ballot, they should be on the ballot. I don't believe in. Yeah, no, I agree with that. Stopping for 100%. Let me be very, very clear about that. I do not think that, you know, at the moment where it's why I've said it, that the moment that the state board of elections has said, we're satisfied. There's 1600 votes ahead. But there was some talk of like, they waited until after the deadline to maybe make it so they can't make the deadline. So there's a court offer relief on that. So and that is the deadline is July 1st. Well, the party wasn't certified as of July 1st. So the technical argument is the Green Party didn't have its candidates by July 1st. You know this from Thomas takes the bar exam. That technical argument isn't going to go anywhere. If the court's going to say, hey, state board, can you print this ballot in time? And they'll be like, yeah, we can print the ballot in time. So is the Democratic Party going to suffer irreparable harm and the answer is are they going to suffer harm? Yeah. But is it irreparable? Probably not by the standards, right? In the sense that I don't think they can demonstrate that it is improper for the state board of education to make that determination. So I don't think they're going to get the injunctive relief. I think Matthew's going to be on the ballot. And I think that's why it's important to have this conversation. All right. Well, let's get to it. And we are now joined by Matthew Ho of the Green Party, up for North Carolina, Senate seat. How are you doing Matt? Good, good guys. Thank you for having me here. Thank you for coming on. My pleasure. Why don't you tell our audience why you're running for the Senate in North Carolina? I hope to accomplish with your candidacy. Yeah, thank you. I am running as a green party candidate for U.S. Senate in North Carolina. I'm a former marine disabled combat veteran. I'm with the Green Party because they align with my principles and values. I've worked with the democratic and Republican parties for a number of years in Washington D.C. and I understand them to be what they are. You know, I don't see the most parties of principle. I believe that housing, healthcare, education, jobs, or human rights, I believe in ending the wars overseas as well as ending the wars here at home, the war on drugs as well as that crime against humanity on our borders. I believe in real action on the climate, as well as a host of other issues, including things like improving our democracy, strengthening, expanding, making it more inclusive through things like
"green party" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"And all the Green Party, which is one of the three parties in Germany's coalition that could really split the Green Party and could split the coalition. How imminent is the issue though with Gazprom. I mean, we know that flows were cut to 20% last week. What do we know about what to expect in the coming days? Well, we're expecting gas to continue at 20%. But the real problem with gas from this side is no one knows what the exactly what the Russians want are going to do and what they will do. So kind of German companies and households are just and the government is just left in the dark. And I think the expectation is when there's a cold snap that will be the point that the Russians get it to zero to kind of inflict maximum panic campaign on the driven economy. Perhaps it won't, I don't actually think it will cause as much panic as perhaps the Russians would hope, but that's when they're going to whenever expect them to use that weapon. Germany literally left in the dark. But Germany may be most exposed, but of course this has huge implications for all of Europe. Yeah, indeed, Lizzy. A lot of countries actually rely on Russian gas even more than generally kind of some further east Czech Republic and the like. And the other problem is, is Germany really is the economic powerhouse of Europe. Germany, if Germany slows down or has a recession, you're going to feel that everywhere. It's going to ripple through kind of European supply chains you will see people are doing less steel from Italy, less kind of automotive components from France. It would really have an impact everywhere. What is Olaf Schultz's role in all of this? Obviously, he's fairly recently Chancellor, and this is a major crisis. What is the kind of government's view? Are they now better across how to actually carry out gas rationing? Because there were some question marks about which industries would be prioritized and how that would work. Much better than they were at the start. But there's still a lot of frantic kind of work going on by all our souls in his economy minister Robert harbeck of the Green Party. Do you try and work out exactly how to do this rationing kind of in a fair and the way the best protective driven economy. And actually, we're kind of the network agency has been building models all from a frantically taking data from companies and trying to work out what this would mean. And just about getting ready to what they themselves say is take the least worst decision on gas rationing when it comes when that comes very likely later in the early winter. William Wilkes, thank you so much for joining us. That's Bloomberg's William Wilkes on today's big take, one of the most read stories on the terminal this morning Caroline. Absolutely. But here in the UK there's really only one topic on people's mind and that is the England women's football team beating Germany to win the Euro 2022 at Wembley on Sunday Night. In front of a record crowd of over 87,000 spectators, its England's first major women's title and the biggest win for English football since the men's side won the World Cup in 66. It's home. Yes, exactly. Joining us now is Sue Campbell, the Football Association's director of women's football baroness Campbell. Thank you so much for being with us. A hugely busy morning for you. I imagine you must be delighted the whole country millions around the world were watching England V Germany. How big a victory is this? I think it's a massive victory in terms of football match, but I think it's a massive victory for women's football and for women's sport. It demonstrated just what a brilliant platform women can provide both as players, the suit coaches on the benches were both women, the referees were women. And 87,000 people came and had the most amazing party. So it was just a brilliant example of what women spoke can do. And for women's football, I think it takes us to a completely new level. Baroness Campbell, you must be delighted. You're leadership at the FA really should be recognized. And the FAA has invested so much in the women's game after such a big win. How can you capitalize on this victory? Yeah, it's a good question. This morning with my head full of music and I keep still singing every song that they were thinking yesterday. I can't clear my brain a bit. Look, this is a long dark moment for us and we need to work very hard now to make sure that we don't lose this inspirational moment. You know, we are absolutely committed to giving equal opportunities for all girls to play our game in schools and in clubs and we'll continue to invest in that and drive that forward. And then the next really big ambition is to make sure that our talent pathway can really reach out to every girl who has an aspiration to play our game professionally or pull on that lioness shirt. We need to do a lot more to get that pathway clearer, getting more accessible and make sure that any youngster who has that desire can follow that pathway and hopefully share in a beautiful moment like yesterday in the future. Yeah, absolutely. I mean, it's hard to sort of say this, but overall women in sports still don't get the pay, the contracts, the recognition that the men do, that's the kind of the downside, isn't it? But I suppose, how do you start to change that? Is that the sharing of the main stadiums that have sort of been very difficult for women's football to access? Is that Premier League club investment or is it kind of grassroots that you're talking about funding for talent? I think to be honest, it's all of those things. And I think what today yesterday will have done will have made people realize that this is a great place to invest. And the Premier League clubs already do a lot of them do a terrific job in supporting the women's game, the assay is investing very heavily in women's football. But I think we need more commercial partners and when you talk about equal pay and equal opportunities, you know, it's a really important now that people recognize this is a fantastic opportunity to be part of something that won't just change women's lives in football but could change women's lives in wider society. It is an incredibly important moment. Yeah, it is. And of course, to our audience who are business minded business focus, you sports is a big deal now. Certainly for the American VCs who are looking at these Premier League clubs out on the men's side and snapping up bidding at least for certain clubs. What would you, if you were speaking to them, what would you say to them to convince them to put their money behind the women's game, not just the men's? Well, I think investing in the women's game is what I'd call a purpose proposition. It has a commerciality to it and it has makes a really good business sense. 50% of our population are women and it can reach women and watching yesterday. A record crowd from then all women, 87,000 people packed into Wembley. So but he has a much bigger purpose. If you want to invest thousand people packed into Wembley. So but he has a much bigger purpose. If you want to invest in something that's commercially sound, but it will also have a strong moral purpose that you want to see girls and women in society achieve equally successfully as their brothers, their fathers, their uncles, then this is the opportunity to invest in a sport that can really transform lives. There has been criticism about the lack of diversity in this squad and also in the women's Super League. What's your view on that? Yes, I understand that. And it's something we're working very hard on. And I think if I go back to something I said, the talent programs that we've had in the past because of we've had very slender resources have always meant that you have to travel quite long distances to get to the centers of excellence that we've established. That means you're excluding an awful lot of young people. So we are introducing and having introduced two new programs to try and widen the base, reach deeper into communities and diversify the opportunity. But we
Australian leader wants legislated carbon reduction target
"Australia's parliament has sat for the first time since the May elections with the country's new prime minister determined to have a greenhouse gas reduction target enshrined in law Legislation that would force Australia to reduce its emissions by 43% below 2005 levels by the end of the decade will be introduced into the House of Representatives this week if prime minister Anthony albanese's labor can persuade all 12 senators from the minor greens party to support the bill it will only need one more senator from the remaining 6 available to achieve a majority but the greens Adam bandt is critical We've been very concerned that the bill may put that wig target in to law in a way that would put a handbrake on future governments that might be willing to act according to the science The greens want Australia to slash its emissions by 75% by 2030 I'm Charles De
Who Is Attorney Robert Barnes?
"Today, we are delighted to have with us Robert Barnes trial lawyer just kind of data based individual bit of a troublemaker and that's what we like. Robert Barnes, welcome to America first one on one. Happy to be here. Robert, let's start for those who are not familiar with your work, your background, what you do on your out there in the media every single day. Talk to us about your background, your training and what is the focus of your work today. Sure, Emma constitutional lawyer do civil criminal cases do tax cases do cases around the country and across the globe, clients are across the board politically. So it represented everybody from the Green Party and the peace and freedom party to the Libertarian Party and the taxpayers party and the Conservative Party. Everybody from Wesley Snipes and Julie Stein and a range of others to president Trump and a range of people, the Covington kids, you name it. So the only thing that's in common is that most of my clients are underdog clients and their cases and causes concern matters of constitutional
Closely fought German election ushers in post-Merkel era
"Germans have been heading to the polls in an election that will see who succeeds outgoing chancellor Angela Merkel polls point to a close race between state governor Armin Laschet from a call center right party and vice chancellor of enough Schultz from the center left social Democrats recent surveys show the social Democrats Montagna heads post put the Green Party headed by candidate and then in a bad book several points behind in third place according to polls no one polity is expected to win with an outright majority meaning a coalition is expected during the months of expected happening between the parties to form a coalition Merkel will remain as caretaker chancellor I'm Karen Thomas
Contenders tout credentials in close vote to replace Merkel
"As election day nears the pressure is on to see which direction Germany will go in off to sixteen years on the top Flagler medical miracles parties scrambling to beat his center left rivals as recent polls suggest a tight race to the finish Medical Center union block is expected to trails slightly behind the social Democrats with the Green Party eyeing at least a share of the power about sixty point four million people and is able to go to the polls and elect a new parliament who will in turn elect the head of governments I'm Karen Thomas
"green party" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics
"To the ppc which yup green party really i think It needs to be some shaking up on the inside now. We know that historically in canada the green party used to track conservative used to track more liberal conservative. That's changed quite a bit in the last few years. And i mean i feel like there's some folks in the party that either needs to get with the new program or the party needs to understand like who Be better at expressing. They are now if that's who they wanna be and then in in conjunction with urinalysis neuron and ep. I mean you said it last night on twitter. I was thinking about it as soon as the results came out. There should really be some serious consideration of merging. These two parties. Yeah there's got in a in a first past the post system which you know. We'll see if there are some considerations from the liberals jury during at this parliament to shift that. Because i don't think they're going to win the next mandate if they if they go forward with first past the post but in a first-past-the-post system it only makes sense to try to merge these parties i imagine that the conservatives are going to again as they did in the early two thousand tried to merge the this split right in this country and really i mean even taking a look at the two platforms between the new democrats and the greens. The greens had a lot more of their platform spelled out in some ways in most ways the end. Ep did a lot of similarities. And it's just like why why. Why can we not try to work together on the left here is not a possibility well and more than that too. I mean whenever. I say those people are like oh the greens totally different. It's like okay so then. Green should merge with the liberals or they should with the conservatives and then people that don't agree with that would go to another party the problem is that the greens are like a chaotic and not useful force the house of commons they were vanity project of elizabeth may. And there's no better proof of that in their complete collapse at the national level. Let's say because obviously it was with re wanna see to them. They also picked up a seat in kitchener centre. They lost two thirds of their elected representatives. And the only ones they saved was was elizabeth got some new like that is not a party. That has any sustainability to it. And it's one thing to be a protest movement and this is where. I think that we have to learn from the pc that if you enter and the block actually as well if you enter federal politics with absolutely no intention of winning government you operate very differently and you try to influence the other parties. The problem with the greens is if we're seeing that there. There's their votes significantly shifted to the pc. That's adjust that any semblance of enlightenment or or or left wing values or environmental values within the core membership of the of the or the core voter ship of the green party Is is not actually there. And so what remains the people that did on the ballot or that did put in in their platform to defend the police and the people that do believe that a radical approach to climate change is necessary. Then then yes then. Why are you not why would you not merge with the mvp because the other thing is that a steel and as much as the green party needs a shake-up the end. Ep is so stale is so stale and the only thing that they're trying to do to not nappy..
"green party" Discussed on Ahkameyimok Podcast with Perry Bellegarde
"We didn't have the right to vote until nineteen sixty one and so we have this dialogue reconstituting our recognition of ourselves as nations. You know and so we have. We can rebuild our nation as a creation and our by treaty areas and are the separate indian act bans themselves are trying to on the internet in light of this now like having the right to vote. We don't have a first nations peoples party of canada. We don't have that. What are your thoughts on. Getting our voices into that big house. Call the house of comments in order to bring promote policy legislation change from the first nations peoples directly. You know and then what are your thoughts on that Should couch in the sense that. How many first nations people in the green party. How many in the liberal party. How many of the conservative party. How many end ep. How many in the block and then we have our af. En is that her government our our nation. Like all these things. you've gotta find out. What are your thoughts on that in terms of getting first nations people involved. Yup i don't know the exact statistic for our party. But i can say i'm sure that it's not nearly enough and there's some things we have to just you know be very upfront about if we're going to change them out. Which is that you know we were in the last election. We ran the least diverse slate of candidates. And i think that we're the least diverse Party amongst the large parties. And i believe that one of the reasons the members elected me is because they know how committed i am to changing that and my first door. I'm going knocking on is yours Because you know again. This is many times in the campaign this time known it is. We don't need any interpreter. any agent. Anyone just speak on behalf of the tremendous indigenous leadership that we have in this country. Indigenous leader should be leading the green party of canada. And that's what i want to see. And if i have my way that's what's that's what's going to happen..
"green party" Discussed on Ahkameyimok Podcast with Perry Bellegarde
"We have a very long history of lots of leaders being elected to lead their parties before they have a seat. And so you know particularly in in this moment in time when parliament is functioning in a very very different way. you know. there's a lot that i can do outside. Gives me more freedom to do this. I mean i'm guessing right now. Elizabeth and paul manley might be voting or speaking in some committee. So i get to do a lot more of this. I get to travel virtually and hopefully physically so i. I'm going to make the most of the opportunity. You know if i don't win the seat and that's a big if carried all right so we're into this cove in nineteen pandemic and into the wave and everybody's thinking in hoping and praying for the vaccine in faster testing results in we constantly. Tell our people to to wash your hands social distance. Don't have large gatherings because it is real it's amongst us but as we move past cove in nineteen the code nineteen pandemic and hopefully move out of the year and we have to start restarting rebuilding economy. And and now there's this role of building back better. And i've always pushing for a bigger role for first nations in that building back better whether it be a national strategy our regional strategy province-by-province territory by territory so building back. Better the clean green economy. How do you see for stations people fitting into that post cove. Nineteen at right at the heart of everything Exactly where first nations should be. And you know this is you. Can you know you can take that to the bank in terms of how i feel about it. It's something. I talked a lot about during the leadership race whenever there is an opportunity to make that connection that commitment that promise i did out of the thing that i want the most in terms of the green party this next chapter in the green. Party's life is to have a a indigenous leadership right at the center of every decision that were were making and so when terms of in terms of any future in in these territories it has to be led by indigenous leadership. It has to be guided by that. So yet right at the heart right at the heart of everything i completely completely in agreement with you. Our next phase has to be accelerating transition towards a green economy towards a net zero economy. The only way we can do that is hand in hand with indigenous leadership. Well we're gonna keep advocating for that for sure. You know me to as i say to people are elders always felt that we were stewards of the land and waters as in creator gave us that we always about rights but we also have responsibilities and so we have to make sure that we put that front and center so okay enemy with everything. We've just talked about all the negative. Statistics plaguing first nations people all this the racism and discrimination that we know in the healthcare system in the justice system The huge quality life gap between first nations people in the rest of canadian society the six versus sixty third gap. I keep talking about quality of life according to the un human development index. What is our message to the listeners. About hope what gives you hope that things are getting better..
"green party" Discussed on Ahkameyimok Podcast with Perry Bellegarde
"You know. I am very supportive of all of that. And i'll take it even further and say what i said before again. Which is that those things having them. Having them enacted in some cases having them implemented and others is great need political leadership real political leadership that makes us a commitment for all the years to come until all of those things are actually fulfilled. Because you know we saw our nbc out nbc under is is something that That the government. I said they were going to respect. You know it was very solomon. It was a very exciting moment. And then the government unfortunately disregarded it almost immediately and so bringing under bringing under up to canada is a top priority. Then you actually. It doesn't end there. That's just the beginning as you said i we're talking about action so you have my supports Not just to get get it into law of it also to at it. Actually done you know to get her done. Okay definitely we're going to be looking for that support and calling on you for these piece of legislation introduced. You'll find it. You'll find it awesome. That's great so now. The green party. The green party grew out of the environmental movement. And you said that your social policies are just as important to voters as your environmental ones. Explain that tours. Well look i come from a community. We just talked to voted That has suffered the legacy of slavery of colonialism. And i don't mean a bride. I mean here. In canada to until eighteen thirty four black people in indigenous peoples could be two slates. And so this is something that you know in terms of the legacy you know. We continue to to live with legacies. So that's something that i bring the politics. If i was going to join a party always had to be a party. That actually cared about those things. I was thinking about them in a serious way and proposing the best solutions ideas and so at this moment. We see all the things we'd be talking about for so many years on social policy side things like a guaranteed livable income. Universal.
"green party" Discussed on Ahkameyimok Podcast with Perry Bellegarde
"The solution to anti-indigenous systemic racism because it is different and is more intense than other kinds of of racism is to have more indigenous leadership leading the way. That's enemy paul. The newly elected leader of the green party candidate. She's our guest today on the podcast to and welcome to the podcast cast. I'm your host theory bill. National chief of the assembly of first nations alchemy mc is a plains. Cree word for you all persevere or in other words let's keep going and don't give up on this podcast. We discussed the leading issues facing first nations peoples with top experts with elders community leaders our guest. Today's enemy paul the new green party of canada leader. She was voted into her job. Two weeks ago taking over from elizabeth may who had led the party for almost fourteen years enemy. Paul is the first black leader of a canadian political party and the first female jewish leader. She's the daughter of immigrants from the caribbean and at the start or victory speech earlier this month she said as the descendants of the black diaspora with its own history of oppression and colonialism. I will always sent a strong ally with indigenous peoples in their calls to action and are false for justice and the fight for self-determination and sovereignty. Enemy paul welcome to the podcast. It is.
"green party" Discussed on The Strategists
"And i am just first of all blown away. The entire story just has drop after. Drop of crazy news. I heard about the lay offs. And i heard about the fight about that. That was crazy. it's just before an election. Then i heard she was muted by the executive director. I've been the executive director of a political party. Where i i've had some weird leaders when knew leader. You could totally mute him. That would be no. You couldn't is my point. Because here's the thing. Leader versus board leader should win every time leader versus staff leader should win every time. The leader is is elected by the largest broadest group of the party and carry a certain authority with that that the other random functionaries who are there sometimes simply because their last one standing. Do not have so. That's kind of like my first thought is what the hell is the board doing. What is the director doing. But then on the other side. I sort of have to try to live my life. Where possible by this principle of charity where you assume that people are not starting from this totally mad spot and so then i think how bad is it. How bad is the situation in the green party that this is how people around are acting too. I mean it doesn't speak well to anybody. I will ultimately absent any information. Sort of default to say in the leader should get her way. I can't and also who lays off people just before an election but you know she was put to me today via someone on twitter is she seems utterly impervious to good advice. So i just. I don't i don't know that like the whole situation is such a nightmare and it speaks well of nobody at this point. Carter the leader of the green party. Put us a bit in context. And tell me if i'm over exaggerating. The leader of the green party stripped her executive assistant slash coms person is stripped of her person. That is fundamentally responsible of making inroads in toronto. Sarah center where she's trying to win a seat on behalf of.
"green party" Discussed on Front Burner
"Certainly german and certainly vonda in the fall of nineteen ninety eight. An elderly woman known as the cat lady went missing. she had a very Very distinctive silhouette and very recognizable. When you'd see you're walking into town a handkerchief on her hair long overcoat like somebody that lived on the street. All police could find were thirty. Cats shot dead. I always knew something had happened to her. To vanish like that uncover the cat lady case from. Cbc podcasts. okay. So now enemy paul gets up and she gives his press conference first woman of color first. Black person and first jewish woman ever elected to lead a major federal party. It was never going to be a walk in the park and rosie. Does she do what the ultimatum called for. No she doesn't do any of those things she. I should be clear that we heard more from enemy paul last week than we've than i probably heard from all year. It was press conference after press conference at a time. When you know we can talk about whether that was the best political strategy but at that particular press conference there was no Move to denounce the comments of her former aide and she said that the. Mp's her her her last two mp. She had supported her. I am thankful to the majority of our counselors who chose to reject those allegations. I thank them sincerely for their confidence in my leadership and i look forward to continuing to work with them and that was where she left it and in fact she went much further than that she not only called that letter racist demonstrating racist and sexist comments but she also said. The prime minister was to blame for the state of her party. The liberal party of canada has demonstrated that it is hell bent on winning their majority at almost any cost by their own. Admission in the region recent days they have sought to sow division and to create disarray within the green party of canada for their own. Political advantage in key regions were grains are surging and said that he was quote. No feminist and quote no ally because of the way. He undermined her party and her leadership. A real ally and feminist doesn't end their commitment to those principles whenever they come up against their personal ambition. This was to me as someone who's been here a long time. A very curious press conference it quite startling in some of the comments not the comments around allegations of racism and sexism. I stand that. Ms paul me believe that that is what was behind this. And and certainly. That's her experience in ottawa. We have conservative strategists some heartache host for enemy and people and girls who look like enemy. This is bigger than the green party you know. People described her press conference as wild all described as empowered. She stood up to the green party officials who you know According to her main racist allegations in sexist allegations and said i'm still standing and you are not going to take me down but the allegation that in some way this had anything to do with the prime minister seems to me fairly absurd in politics This happens floor crossings happen. It has even happened with the green party. Elizabeth may previously took someone who crossed the floor. That is sort of what competitive politics is about. But it is not for any leader. I think to make sure that another leader is okay and comfortable and competitive and won't lose members of their own party. That is fundamentally a leader's job is to keep a handle on your team and make sure that everyone is happy with on the team. And that's the part enemy. Paul here is responsible for the liberals. Were opportunistic one. Hundred percent saw an opportunity and took it. But i don't think that the prime minister Is demonstrating that. He is in some way not an ally by what his party did. In this instance. I mean enemy. Paul dug in her heels in that press conference and said i don't. I'm not buying this. I'm not going to go down for this and this has nothing to do with me really to the people of canada. I ask you directly. How many times will we allow justin trudeau to get away with pushing strong competent capable women out of politics when they are seeking to serve. And how much longer will we allow him to do it with impunity. Today i am here to say that i am one woman that he will not push out of politics and he can believe it she she also talked about the finance christophe lint as well right. Tell me a little bit about that. Yeah she also pointed to christina freely as someone who's being used by the prime minister to demonstrate his feminist bona fides and. I'm also going to say shame on christy phelan for her complicity in this. You know for being his female shield against all of that. She also has a role to play she. Also wasn't this called these conversations with with jennifer adlon Christa freeland is not someone who would be easily used by anyone. Just as someone who's had done of interviews with her and has a lot of experience with her and she also shot back and said to ms paul and said that this is not how any feminist would react to question the feminism of another. And now we're sort of in a whole other world right jamie where it's not just about the middle east now it's about feminism and raises them and sexism and everybody's pointing fingers at anybody else. I think the other place where the argument from his paul becomes complicated is to suggest janika at win herself. A woman doesn't have the agency to make her own decisions. Also sort of belies that the idea that this is about feminism because surely a female n. p. woman. Mp can make your own decisions about where she wants to be She was not kidnapped by the liberal party. She had.
Chinese Defector Has Financial Records That Shows Public Officials Who Received Chinese Funding
"Businessmen and public officials. Let me emphasize that second point public officials who have received money from the Chinese government let me let me make you a promise right here right now. I don't care if those public officials are Republicans, Democrats, communists, conservatives, liberals, Green Party I don't care. If you're on this list, and this information is accurate. And this defector has you doubt is one of these people and it's deemed accurate then? Yeah, we're gonna exposure on the show. Don't care what party you claim to be from because you ain't from the party of America ain't is a word in that case. Posey has details of meetings government officials had with Chinese spies and members of Russia's spy team, The SVR. It could be pretty embarrassing for government officials the hell were they talking to those people for? Finally, he says. Listen to this one. The Chinese government gained access to a CIA communication system leading to the death of dozens of Chinese people who are working within the CIA working with the CIA. Excuse me. How did they get that if that's true? Are there people in our intelligence community that have been compromised? That's kind of an important question. You're probably saying, why aren't I hearing about that on the news? You're not hearing about it on the news because again a lot of these things that this defector is supposedly has a hold of it has been giving to our d I and been giving to our D I A again prove trump, right? So our province sycophantic acolyte s kissing media that loves the Democrats and doesn't give a damn about the country anymore. They won't tell you anything that may reflect positively on Donald Trump, even if it's information that could save us from another spy infiltration in the future.
"green party" Discussed on Party Lines
"And the charter should like take a seat. Yeah and i think in the case if you look at quebec whether it be around well they would call it a secularism bill or whether you look at language laws. Those are two things that criticized the legislation as much as you want. But they the quebec government. In those two instances plus it goes. Government would argue that they are overriding the charter to protect the identity of quebec the language of quebec and the culture of quebec. You can dispute that. But that's what they would say so you can sort of understand why they might make the case. That section thirty three should be used in the case of this particular one does. I don't think that party. A third party financing speaks to the identity of ontario are need to survive what happened to our rights if we were to be bombarded with third party ads for twelve months like clearly the scale is a little bit different and unfortunately the only way right now for citizens to judge whether the notwithstanding clause is being well used or not is with an election. That's really the only sort of safety mechanism that's built in all of this. The fact that it does expire after five years. That's sort of the normal electoral cycle. And that's when people can weigh in and say you know what that didn't make a whole lot sense to me. And i'm not cool with that. I would critics seemed to be saying though is if you start to use it more and for things like what. We're seeing ontario. Does it start to normalize the use of it. And how does that affect the country's rights overall and. I think that that's a pretty good question to ask. And should we be as citizens worried about that right. It's not so much. The story as would opens the door to because you're kind of in politically unprecedented grounds in terms of this kind of use. The glass and i get is a blatantly political moment to us. I'm than i was standing clause so if ford is going to do this. Does that open the door to other premiers to do that. Certainly the constitutional scholars are banging the tables of course in the back of the room. Because i'm sorry constitutional scholar. They're banging of the table saying no. No this is not this things for and the question is like. Is anyone going to listen to them. Yeah you know to be fair conservatives would say no this is exactly what it's for. This was the whole point of putting this in the constitution was to allow provinces to make these decisions and claim their own powers to make their own laws for it not to be influenced unduly by the court and you can understand that that is the argument that provinces would make but i think you have to also be willing to defend fiercely. Why you're doing it. In this instance. For now i have to say maybe what is allowing the ontario government to avoid a huge amount of criticism. Is what you said off. The top that election financing is not generally why people take to the streets right. This is not this is not. They are not feeling this directly in their everyday lives. And so maybe they'll be able to do it and move through it without it becoming a huge issue but that.
"green party" Discussed on Party Lines
"Your best friends. So join me. Alina mahmoud and a panel of the smartest culture critics that i know as we dissect the discourse but also have a great time doing it. This is a cbc podcast. Hey there i'm rosemarie barton. and i'm elena democracy and this is party lines rosy for the first time in ontario history. The government has used the constitutional option. Duck ford government invoked the notwithstanding clauses week barry so his government could pass legislation limiting third party election advertising after a judge said back violated the right of freedom of speech so this week. We're going to go deep into the charter of rights and freedoms to look at its most controversial. I love it. I love i love it you. Meanwhile green party leader. Paul lost one of her. Mp's to the liberals so that's a third of her caucus now gone and she's facing growing discontent among the membership. She's had the job for less than a year. What is it make the green party. What does it mean for poke. Its party lines drama addition. Let's do this ooh okay. I'm excited for this one. Today show is full of dramatic turns the start with this. Bill just took effect antero. And it's a bill that was introduced by ford and the progressive conservatives and essentially would've does is restrict. Our third parties can spend their money on political advertising ahead of any kind of election. The law that the. Pc's are tinkering with here is not a new law. It was originally introduced by kathleen wynne to keep big money out of politics so before there were certain restrictions on how much third parties like unions are advocacy. Groups could spend a little messing about six months before an election. Ford made that period a whole year before an election but kept the spending limit the same and they made the argument that this move will keep big money out of politics. So unions can't spend big bucks for a whole year before election. I should also add that. It's not just unions. There would also be partisan sort of lobbying groups that would be part of this would be considered third parties like ontario proud. Oh yes that's right so the opposition says hey this is anti-democratic which is of course up for debate. But like that's what an opposite job is is to oppose and say the thing that you're doing is not great anyway. The bill ends up in court and a judge last week. Says actually this. Bill is unconstitutional. Because the pc's pulled this year before the election thing out of a hat like there's no explanation for this kind of arbitrarily said for this period. That's where things get dramatic and i'm like rubbing my hands with exciting here. It's i can really is happening. Okay so doug. Ford recall. The ontario legislature invoked the nuclear option aka sections thirty three. Which is the notwithstanding clause and with the section does for folks who are not familiar is it. let's provinces say well okay fine. This law passes unconstitutional. But we're going to override the charter for five years and we're just gonna do anyway and chaos. I mean not really. Because i've had a lot of conversations with like relatively political friends and not one of them was like you know what i want to talk about is huge story but it is a big deal because it's the first time that it's ever been used in ontario and it's like the courts played this powerful card in ontario was like here's a counter spell this really powerful and it raises the question. Should we have accountable. Card against the chartered. Is this how we should operate this democracy. I love it and we have to answer. That is against in the next ten minutes. It's super fascinating. And it's also a conversation that we have sort of sporadically in this country when a when a province decides to invoke the notwithstanding clause which happens very very rarely producer. Richard wanting to make sure we said that very rarely quebec has used it multiple times. Which probably won't surprise people. They've used it with bill twenty one. Which is the bill that prevents people from wearing religious symbols work in public service positions. They've used it already with bill ninety-six which is their new language law. New brunswick almost used it with a mandatory vaccination policy alberta used it around the same sex marriage law back in two thousand but didn't end up. Having to all that to say is there are attempts to use it. There are threats to us. It would probably be the to put it by provinces to sometimes say we're willing to go this far and then some sort of compromise is reached or someone down or the courts their minds. It's super interesting. I think to look at it from different. Political ideological perspectives liberals Who of course brought in the charter. Under pierre trudeau would say that. This is something that was done. In order to placate a couple of provinces in order for the constitution to be repatriated and that is as you say the nuclear option. It is the last thing any government should ever consider. In order to suspend rights conservatives would have a different view conservatives would say this is vital to allowing politicians and policymakers to push forward their agenda and not be held back by the courts and those positions. Are i think valid in this conversation. I think when the question is is whether in this instance in particular this is about politics as opposed to policy where it makes sense that you would need to suspend the rights and a whole lot of people are certainly saying that this is about politics and and doug ford and his party not wanting to see overwhelming criticism during a writ period leading up to next june. right like what's been an interesting fallout. Is that few people are talking about the substance of the bill. Like sure can change a lot about how democracy works like that is something that a lot of parties do but everyone is now talking about how their getting better like. It's kind of like using a helicopter to get across town like no one's asking about your destination just like why are you taking that to get there and i feel like it's time to overlook the fact that like you mentioned you know in quebec section thirty. Three's like brushing your teeth. You wake up shower and then you use section thirty three to override some stuff but ontario. The idea that this is new territory is significant. Ford has threatened before he spent a use it when he was pushing to reduce the size of the toronto city council but that threat used to be enough that he was the specter of using. It kept it from actually being deployed for the nuclear option. Maybe we should back down here but now that it has been pulled it raises all these questions but the use case because is it actually an emergency to limit spending on third parties people's screaming in the streets. If i hear one more union ad on the radio will lose it like is that what's happening or is it. Perhaps that these third parties are to be blunt less likely to make a big adspend saying you should vote. Pc and it is in fact in ford's interest to make sure that their ability to spend is affected. That's not an affair thing. Nearly every party gets into power and figures out a way to tip the scales slightly to make it harder for the other guy to get support or getting money but not every party pushes the big red button and says it is imperative that our political interest be protected.
"green party" Discussed on The Current
"Do you think that what she tweeted about. The conflict in the middle east was anti semitic well. I think that's an fortunately. I know that this is hard for her. That her decision has not been well received by many greens and her providence and has been well received by the leader of the greens and she's received quite a lot more than she expected because on thursday when she was asked whether i played any role whatsoever in her decision and what her relationship was with me. She said that she wished me the best. She hope that we would remain friends. And that i had played absolutely no role in her decisions. It was personal to her and her community. Right the subseq-subsequent though the next day the next day -absolutely the next day after as we can see a great deal of of backlash from the community and others who surprised and disappointed by her decision became It became a an issue. An issue with me and so i accepted her the first time in usually what you say. The first time i is is is the correct thing. She was asked the question clearly. A couple of times in her answer was the same that i had not played a role in decision. And as i said we're conversations with the liberal party predated any of the events in the By escalation in the middle east. She says that she left the party. Because you didn't publicly. Stand up for her after mr zaza tweet and that you haven't answered whether you believe that her comments were anti semitic or not. But why didn't you. Why didn't you stand up for her. She thinks that that you didn't stand up for her publicly. Why didn't you support publicly. One of your ps to as i said in other interviews mr principal the two parties that you mentioned both of them were friends and close colleagues. Who had been working together very closely for for months. I don't think there was a day that went by that that they weren't in contact either directly or through a or through her office and so my first instinct of course in as a green was to work with them to reconcile and for them to be able to move beyond this moment and so that was the process that i initiated a and it's not something that you talk about. You talk about publicly. What she said now again is very different from what she said when she was ousted the day that she left. I've i'm hurt. I feel that I'm being thrown under the bus. A bit here. Because people weren't satisfied with her answers of the first day that she announced that she was leaving. And this makes it easier. As i said i worked very very hard to try to broker a resolution that is greenway. Those are our values as part of our code of conduct and again. If there are lessons that i can learn. I'm absolutely prepared to to learn those lessons and matt. I would also ask you why why i had not been asked. Why y I'd rather miss out has not been asked why she did not apologize for having publicly going after her leader in on social media. When i have never done that. I always had a wonderful working relationship with her. I've never attacked any of her. Mp's publicly or privately and yet that question has not been asked to miss out why she chose to do that. This is a real mess. I mean you're two remaining. Mp's elizabeth may and paul manley both say that the accusations from your senior adviser and their words created the conditions that led to this crisis. Do you think your parties and crisis..
Nord Stream 2: Biden Waives US Sanctions on Russian Pipeline
"The Biden administration reported to Congress today on the steps it's taken to stop a controversial natural gas pipeline linking Russia to Germany. Many lawmakers are not happy with the latest development instead of punishing the company building Nord Stream too. Biden administration has decided to waive sanctions for national security reasons. NPR's Michele Kelemen is traveling with the U. S secretary of State and she joins us from Reykjavik, Iceland. Hi, Michelle. Hi there, Ari. So the U. S strongly opposes this pipeline, saying it increases European energy dependence on Russia. And so why did they decide to waive the sanctions? Well, because these sanctions would mean punishing Germany and the and the Biden administration has been making a point of trying to rebuild relations with European partners relations that restrained in the Trump administration. So, you know, the Germans today were quick to confirm this news. They were certainly glad that the US is putting a premium on relations and waiving sanctions on the company Nord Stream to a G and its CEO who's a German citizen. Now the U. S. Maybe hoping that U. S diplomats can quietly continue to make their case that this is not a good deal for European energy security. Another hope is that if the Green Party in Germany wins elections this fall that it might actually stop the project anyway. The other thing, Ari that I often hear from US officials is that look, This pipeline is almost complete. So it's not at all clear if Thies sanctions will really prevent its
Germany's Green Party Selects Candidate for Chancellor
"Here in Germany with the Green Party's staking its claim to lead Europe's biggest economy. For the first time ever, the greens have announced a chancellor candidate. Her name is Anna Lena Fair ball, and she aims to succeed Angela Merkel. If the Greens win September's elections, and the numbers are looking good opinion polls placed them second only by a small margin. The Angela Merkel's conservatives. With two party leaders, one needed to step aside and all but topic did so, making Anna Lena Bear book the first Green chancellor candidate ever. In her first speech, she promised a renewal in German politics. And a departure from the status quote. This is a matter of who I'm getting. We must make changes to create a fair country, a country where daycare centers and schools are truly the best places to be a country where care give us generally have the time and above all, the resource is too careful people, a country in which the state functions digitally and serves its citizens. Diverse and cosmopolitan, country values based and strong democracy. 40 year old became politically active within the Green Party in 2008, focusing on foreign and security issues. Only five years later, she entered the bonus Tak, the German parliament at the age of 32. They actually quickly and respect for her thoroughness and knowledge of detail. She has a degree in international law and spent several years abroad in the U. S. London and Brussels. She now lives in Potsdam, with her husband and their two young daughters. Best yet carefully correct Raft announcement came in sharp contrast to the bruising power struggles still going on within Germany's conservative Party. Both contenders. There were quick to react to bad books candidacy. Got a lever on Elena Congratulate Angelina Bear book, and I can promise her that this CTU in Germany is looking forward to a fair election campaign in
Leader of Merkel's Party Seeks Backing in Bid for Chancellor
"In germany. Chancellor angela miracles conservatives are a step closer to choosing their lead candidate ahead of the september election as may nicholson reports. Miracle is not seeking another term in office with the leader of merkel's christian democrats on shut in the leader of its bavarian. Sister party marcus. How efficiently announced that they are willing to stand as the conservative candidate in the bundestag election now shared is a centrist. Like merckel to him. He's always been very loyal although he has clashed with over corona virus restrictions which he is eager to ease as quickly as possible. Certa is more conservative and was against michaels open door refugee policy but during the pandemic he has supported her calls for stricter regulations the cdc s. You block is under pressure to decide on who's running ahead of the green party's own announcement sheduled for next week. The green party is doing well. In the polls unlike markle's conservatives which have plummeted in recent weeks following revelations about lawmakers profiting from pandemic p p deals
Syrian who fled to Germany 5 years ago runs for parliament
"Derek otherwise who five years ago crossed the Mediterranean and trekked north through the Balkans tools Germany fleeing the civil war in his homeland Syria is now running for national parliament since arriving along with little German found a steady job and launched a campaign to run for a seat in parliament in September he's told the Associated Press at a rally in support of asylum seekers outside the Reichstag building in Berlin where parliament seats but as the first refugee from Syria to aim for such a political appointment he wants to give a voice to refugees and migrants in Germany and five full of diverse unfair society or otherwise joined the Green Party last year and he's running as the candidate in a west German parliamentary constituency I'm Charles the last month
House to vote on removing Marjorie Taylor Greene from committees
"The House will vote on whether to strip committee assignments for Georgia Republican Congress woman Marjorie Taylor Greene over her embrace of far right conspiracy theories. Racist comments. As well as her past endorsement of violence against Democrats Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Greens party needs to speak up. You would think That the Republican leadership in the Congress would have some sense. Responsibility to this institution. Minority leader Kevin McCarthy accused Democrats of a partisan power grab for targeting
Trump campaign transfers $3 million to Wisconsin for recount
"After the two thousand sixteen presidential election green party candidate. Jill stein spent three point five million dollars on a statewide recount in wisconsin which then increased donald trump's total by one hundred thirty one votes. Donald trump called that recount a scam and called on voters to accept the results of the election today. The trump campaign wired three million dollars to the wisconsin election commission to pay for a recount of ballots. In just two of the state's counties the two most democratic counties milwaukee county and dane county joe biden beat donald trump in those two counties by a total of three hundred sixty four thousand two hundred ninety eight votes and joe biden. Beat donald trump in the state of wisconsin by twenty thousand five hundred sixty five votes today. George christianson and scott mcdonnell the clerks for milwaukee and dane counties. Said this about recounts. I'm not surprised that they selected dean and counties they certainly didn't select them for a regularities they sunk to them because they're democratic strongholds. Of course a so frustrating. You know we were trained georgia and i trained for a year and a half or more for this kind of this information from the kremlin That's what we were trying to figure out. We're gonna try to mitigate that information on it out a lot of these bo- never thought it would be coming from from ourselves from from within the united states joining us. Now is wisconsin attorney general. Josh kaul general call. Can you tell us what you expect. In this recount process and whether it will lead to any possible of election litigation trying to overturn the results. Well i the recount itself is virtually certain to confirm what we know. Which is that. Joe biden scott's by about twenty thousand votes as you mentioned before we have recount for years ago and the change in net votes for the candidates about one hundred and thirty one votes. We haven't after twenty eleven states court races. Well and kind. Statewide recounts are in the hundreds. Nothing even approaching twenty thousand boats and the trump campaign does seem to be a little confused about how this process works because in re competition they raised a variety of legal claims but the time for legal claims relating to lose the election is well before the election. There's even a doctrine that says you can't our plans to close to election because you need to have certainty about rules are now bring those arguments. After voting. his happened after ballots have been cast after about twenty thousand more. Wisconsin voted for. Joe biden voted for donald trump. It's too late for those kinds of challenges. So will this delay the certification of results in wisconsin. It shouldn't recount needs to be done by december first and that's the deadline for certifying results. So absence some sort of order or something else that interferes with process moving forward certification will have to happen on december first so it sounds like the trump campaign believes that this is not just counting votes. But it's some kind of evidentiary discovery of some sort in which they might at the end of the process. End up with a legal claim. Is that even possible. If all we're doing is counting votes. That's what they're suggesting you know. But that's not how the rejoin process works as you said a recount is about recounting the votes. It's about confirming that. The numbers were accurate. They may very well. File a legal challenge as the recounts going on or at the end of it but any kind of like that is certain to fail. We've seen the trump campaign's success in court post-election and they keep losing case after case in the reason is because their claims have no merit and if they were challenging staunton I'm confident that it would be swiftly rejected courts so attorney general. Call knowing everything you know about this The vote count as it is the recount process as it will work. Wisconsin's history with recounts the likely on numerical changes as a result of recount Would you say tonight that. We know who the winner of the state of wisconsin is. Yeah there's no question about who's won the state of wisconsin. Donald trump is basically the equivalent position. Somebody who bought lottery tickets but he's Ticket after the lottery has happened. It's it's over and we know who has won this election.
Trump campaign would have to pay nearly $8 million for Wisconsin recount
"Of Wisconsin says the Trump campaign will need to pay nearly $8 million for a vote recount. They asked for Wisconsin Elections Commission says it's ready for a recount, but that first it needs $7.9 Million from the Trump campaign recount cost estimates from the state's 72 counties that are four times higher than Green Party candidate Jill Stein's recount in 2016, the state's elections chief, Meghan Wolf, saying the increase was driven by expenses related to conducting a recount during the coronavirus. Pandemic counties have until today to certify election results, leaving the president 24 hour window to officially request to recount Jeff Mona's So.
TikTok won't be forced to shut down for now, Commerce Department rules
"Supreme court dismissed an appeal by facebook ruling that the company must remove references to defamatory comments than it made about a local politician worldwide. The case dates back to twenty sixteen when green party politician. Eva nick successfully sued to have comments removed after facebook refused to take them down. He stated from the us department of homeland security's cybersecurity and infrastructure security agency Says that the november third election in the us was quote the most secure in american history investigation determined quote. There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes changed votes or was any way compromised lot of concern about that going into the. It looks like they did pretty good on october. Thirtieth a federal court in pennsylvania issued a preliminary injunction against a us order requiring bytedance's as tiktok to either sell off or spinoff. It's us business. By november twelfth on thursday november twelfth the us department of commerce delayed enforcement of the order pending further legal developments which presumably include an appeal for the injunction than friday the us committee on foreign investment in the us issued a new deadline for bytedance to sell off. Its us tiktok operation by friday november twenty seventh which could only be enforced if the preliminary injunction is overturned by that
Wisconsin Supreme Court rejects Green bid for ballot access
"The Wisconsin Supreme Court is keeping the Green Party off the November presidential ballots. In a 4 to 3 decision. On Monday, the court ruled that the Green Party waited too long to challenge the Elections Commission decision that kept them off the ballot in the first place. It states that quote it is too late to grant petitioners any form of relief that would be feasible and that would not cause confusion and undo damage. The three votes against were from the courts. Conservative justices Chief justice patients. Rogan Sachs says the motion suppresses people's rights to vote while Justice Rebecca Bradley argues that this is akin to disenfranchising black voters in Alabama during the 1960, Wisconsin radio networks Raymond Newport
Wisconsin's top court keeps Green Party off ballot, allows absentee balloting to resume
"Can again be printed in Wisconsin after the state Supreme Court ruled Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins would not appear on the ballot. Brian Clark ABC News
Wisconsin Supreme Court says mailing of absentee ballots should be halted
"Put absentee ballots on hold. The order comes as part of a lawsuit filed by Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins. He claims the Wisconsin Elections Commission is keeping him off of the ballot. Kanye West is also trying to get on the ballot after the commission rejected him. Municipal clerks have until September 17th to mail ballot species. Ryan Burrow, the National Institutes of