Columbian Green Leader Ingrid Betancourt Rescued
11 Jul 2008 Leave a comment
Colombian Green Party leader was rescued from captivity today, after being held hostage for six years by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. Ingridfounded the Green Oxygen Party in 1994, establishing a new political force committed topeace, women’s empowerment and a fairer society. She was elected as Colombia ‘s firstGreen Senator in 1998, and in 2002, she ran for the presidency. Dedicated to non-violence, she was campaigning in the country’s demilitarized zone to appeal for peacewhen she was kidnapped by the FARC. The Green Party of the United Stateswholeheartedly welcomes Ingrid’s release, whose indomitable spirit and commitment tojustice and have inspired us and millions of people worldwide.
Heading into the convention vote Saturday as the heavy favorite to win the presidential nomination for the Green Party of the United States, former Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney on Thursday named her running mate — “hip-hop artist” Rosa Clemente. McKinney’s campaign spokesman John Judge confirmed her choice of Clemente, who he described as a “hip-hop activist and journalist.”
You go girls…. we need more women leaders and less old men – white black or other. Power to the People and most of them are Female!!!! Bring on the Grandmothers Council!!!
Have not been on the computer in a while – am wondering what Bran and Lori and Lisa, Jen and the Monkey Army are all up to…