Green Party Convention

The Green Party of the United States  started their national convention thursday. Ralph Nader is not on hand, as he is supporting former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson for president this year. GPUSA, meanwhile, formally nominated Jill Stein as its presidential candidate today. Stein, a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a member of  Physicians for Social Responsibility, handily defeated Rosanne Barr in the primaries.

Her choice for a running mate is poverty activist Cheri Honkala, currently executive director of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign. They appeared together for the first time Friday. The rock band Woven Green played.