By Doug Mason
Cheri Honkala, the Green Party’s vice-presidential nominee, gave a presentation at Webster’s Bookstore & Café this month that clearly linked environmental issues to social and economic justice, peace, women’s rights, civil rights and the labor movement.
Honkala is an internationally recognized anti-poverty advocate who is the National Coordinator for the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC) based in Philadelphia, one of the nation’s largest multi-racial, inter-generational movements led by the poor and the homeless. Working directly alongside the poor to build a movement to end poverty, she has organized tens of thousands of people to take action via marches, demonstrations and tent cities.
"We set up Romneyville in Tampa and Obamaville in Charlotte," said Honkala. "At every national convention, both Democratic and Republican, we’ve set up Hooverville –like encampments. They’re for the homeless or suffering people who don’t have access to healthcare and other necessities of life." Read more here... Read more »