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Perennial Green candidate Croteau posts Holocaust denial, anti-Semitic meme

David Croteau, a frequent local Green candidate, posted an anti-Semitic meme Monday — accusing Jews of "mass murder" and "control of the media" — and then shared a screed denying the Holocaust took place.... Read more»

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Aug 21, 2017, 5:16 pm
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This Green Party needs to put out a statement that they are not associated with this guy, and he is banned from attending their events.

I am all for freedom of speech, but this is pure hate speech and has no place anywhere. it is actually quite dangerous. We have seen for thousands of years where it can lead, most recently in Charlottesville.

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Aug 21, 2017, 9:32 pm
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The Green Party of Pima County (GPPC) rejects and condemns racism and anti-Semitism which are not compatible with the Pima County green values of grassroots democracy, social justice, ecological wisdom, and nonviolence. Mr. Croteau speaks for himself and his views are anathema to the the GPPC.  In fact, Mr Croteau was impeached from the GPPC over two years ago for publishing anti-semitic views.The Pima County Green Party will continue to be in the front lines defending people who are victimized by racism, anti-Semitism, sexism, anti-gay, or anti-Muslim bias.

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Aug 22, 2017, 9:38 am
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The statement above from the Green Party of Pima County (GPPC), disavowing and condemning Mr. Croteau’s anti-semitic statements was submitted by the GPPC media committee on behalf of the Green Party of Pima County.


Eduardo Quintana
Coordinator, Media Committee
GPPC

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520-798-6169

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Aug 27, 2017, 5:08 pm
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Update: A member of the rightwing Oath Keepers group, Mark Lyle, emailed to state that the group had suspended Croteau’s membership after this report:

Several days ago Oath Keeper’s leadership were made aware of David Croteau’s social media postings by members of the public after being published in a local newspaper.

After review of these postings the Oath Keepers leadership has suspended Mr. Croteau’s membership in our organization, pending final removal by the national board of directors. Oath Keepers rejects and strongly disagrees with his postings, and will remove any member that advocates discrimination under our bylaws.

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