Former head of Black Panthers running for office as a Green

Elaine Brown, the only woman to lead the Black Panther Party, is running for Mayor of  Brunswick, Georgia, as a Green.

“I’m trying to win this seat to create a base of economic power for Brunswick’s majority black and poor population through redistribution of the massive revenues of the city’s powerful port”

“At the top of my agenda is economic and political power for the black residents of Brunswick, and forestalling a development plan that would displace Brunswick’s black population”

Thanks to Lisa of Los Angeles Greens for the tip who also reports they just hosted a talk by Rex Wyler, co-founder of Greenpeace.

Rex told really good stories about little boats up against big boats and talked about how you have to create stories so compelling the press can’t ignore you, which Greenpeace did, of course.

They have two KPFK interviews with Wyler online, 15 min. each.