This short piece about the Green Party is now airing on Current TV.
Speaking Truth requires a Courage few candidates for public office have demonstrated in this campaign season. It's the deepest expression of Patriotism for one's country.
Or if you'd like a local copy of this video on your own computer, you can grab one here.
Billy and Leola McKinney talk about their daughter Congresswoman Cynthia Mckinney. Billy Mckinney talks to Herbert Dennard about how he would take his daughter with him to Civil Rights rallies when she was a child.
While Bush celebrated the birth of Israel with a speech before the Knesset in Tel Aviv, on May 16th, 2008, Cynthia McKinney joined many others to speak at the al-Nakbah Commemoration in the Dag Hammarskjold Plaza before the United Nations in New York. al-Nakbah annually commemorates the tragedy of the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people by the state of Israel.
These are her remarks:
I hope by now it is clear. Our values will never be reflected in public policy as long as our political parties and our country remain hijacked.
Hijacked by false patriots who usurp the applause of the people and all the while betray our values.
I've decided that neither the Democrats nor the Republicans will operate any longer as business as usual -- not in my name.
That Democrats and Republicans will use my tax dollars and betray my values , not one day longer -- not in my name.
That neither the Democrats nor the Republicans have earned my most precious political asset -- my vote.
And that now is the time to do some things I've never done before in order to have some things I've never had before.
And so here today, I declare my independence from weapons transfers: including Apache Helicopters; F'16s; sidewinder, hellfire, and Stinger missiles.
I declare my independence from occupation, demolished homes, political prisoners, and babies dying at checkpoints.
I declare my independence from UN vetoes, expropriated land, stolen resources, and the installation of puppet regimes.
I declare my independence from all forms of dehumanization and am not afraid to speak truth to power.
Cynthia McKinney visted Chicago in December of 2007 and gave this address at an awards dinner.
Cynthia McKinney, Green Party candidate for President and former Democratic Congresswoman of Georgia discusses the power of individuals entering the electoral arena and making changes with a stroke of the pen. She heralds the bravery of individual activists who have taken the step to become candidates in order to make changes. This interview was taped at the Alameda Greens Meeting on May 11, 2008 at Anna's Jazz Club in Berkeley, California.
Two Videos of ILWU May Day No Peace, No Work Rally, including Excerpts of Cynthia Speech Now Available
Bay Area Filmmaker Margot Smith has produced a tremendous 10-minute video with highlights of the ILWU March and rally on May Day. You can check this out on:
The video includes major excerpts from the rally speeches by Cynthia McKinney, Cindy Sheehan, Danny Glover, Michael Eisenscher (from US Labor Against the War) -- as well as leaders of ILWU Locals 10 and 34.
Thanks for Margot Smith for this great contribution.
And for another take on the day's activities, check out this video from Labor Video Project.
ILWU shuts down west coast ports to protest the war on May Day 2008. This video shows some of the speaker at the May Day rally initiated by the ILWU Local 10 and interviews longshore workers about what they are taking action against the war and on May Day 2008. Produced by the Labor Video Project P.O. Box 720027 San Francisco, CA 94172 (415)282-1908 email@example.com
Cynthia speaks to fundraiser in Los Angeles, Saturday, April 12th, 2008.