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Julian Assange to speak via live feed Aug. 6 at Green Convention in Houston

• Nomination, other events continue at the 2016 Green Presidential Nominating Convention: • Livestreaming of the Green presidential nomination (Aug. 6) and other convention events YouTube: Facebook: • Convention location: Campus of the University of Houston, Student Center, 4800 Calhoun Road, Houston, Texas Campus map, parking, directions: • Media credentialing: On site at the convention


Julian Assange will speak to Green Party delegates and other members via live video feed on Saturday, August 6, before the party nominates its 2016 national candidates during the Green Party's Presidential Nominating Convention ( ).

Mr. Assange, founder and editor-in-chief of Wikileaks who has taken refuge in the Embassy of Ecuador in London, will address Greens at the convention at 11:45 a.m. Central Time. He will be interviewed by David Cobb, 2004 Green presidential nominee and co-founder of Move to Amend (

An amended program for the convention on Saturday, Aug. 6, follows below.
The Green convention is taking place on the campus of the University of Houston in Texas ( ). For a campus map, parking information, and directions, click here ( ).

Media credentialing for the convention is continuing on site at the registration desk in Room 237 (Multi-Purpose Room) in the Student Center.

Viewers can watch the livestream broadcasts on the Green Party's YouTube page ( ). Portions of the convention, including the nomination, are being aired on the Green Party's Facebook page ( ). The broadcasts will be archived on the YouTube page.

PROGRAM for Saturday, August 6

Nomination of Green presidential and vice-presidential candidates.

Hosts: Dr. Margaret Flowers and James Lane, convention co-chairs

Keynote speakers: Dr. Cornel West, YahNe Ndgo

Location: Theater (Room 203) in the Student Center on the campus of the University of Houston

All times are Central Time
8:30 a.m. Doors open
9:00 Convention Begins

Welcome from Laura Palmer, Green Party of Texas

Welcome from convention co-chairs Margaret Flowers and James Lane

Credentialing of delegates / Quorum count

10:15 Platform discussion

11:15 Short speeches by Presidential candidates, other Speakers

11:45 Julian Assange

12:00 p.m. Break for lunch

1:00 Doors open

1:30 Convention reconvenes

1:40 YahNe Ndgo, keynote speaker

2:00 Dr. Cornel West, keynote speaker

2:15 Roll call of states

3:15 Vice-presidential nominee's acceptance speech

3:30 Presidential nominee's acceptance speech

Saturday, August 6

Press conference for the Green presidential and vice-presidential nominees, to begin following the nomination and acceptance speeches, approximately 4 p.m.

Location: Heights Room 224

Saturday, August 6, 7-10 p.m.

"Party for the Revolution." Sponsored by the Jill Stein for President Campaign.

Location: Ballroom

On Sunday, August 7, no formal events are scheduled for media. Green candidates and leaders and convention guests will be available for interviews. Time should be arranged with interviewees in advance.

See also:
Green Party Convention, Houston, Aug. 4-7: Final schedule for media; Livestreaming of nomination & other events

News advisory: Green Party of the United States, August 1, 2016

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