In this news blast:
- Now hiring for the most exciting campaign of 2012
- Obama cleared path for Ryan; Greens offer only alternative to austerity agenda, say Stein, Honkala
- After Oak Creek terrorism, Stein calls for FBI to act on the white supremacist threat
- PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: A candidate goes to jail
When I decided to run for president of the United States, spending the night in a Philadelphia jail cell was not part of my strategy. But I and my running mate on the Green Party ticket, Cheri Honkala, found ourselves in handcuffs this month after we refused to leave the Philadelphia building housing the regional headquarters of the mortgage giant Fannie Mae.
We were there to support two women whose families faced unjust evictions by Fannie Mae, as well as the eight million other families who have faced foreclosure at the hands of Wall Street.
One of the women we were supporting, Rhonda Lancaster, has lived in her home for 35 years. She took out a second mortgage to pay her ailing mother's medical bills. After her mother died, a bank moved to take the house and throw Lancaster out on the street. She is still fighting a potentially imminent eviction.Read more→
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