Rich Whitney: Protest War and Racism in Chicago, on August 25th

Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Democratic National Convention Protests

The following is the prepared text of remarks Rich Whitney made on behalf of the Chicago Committee Against War and Racism at a press conference on July 24th, 2018 in Grant Park in Chicago, near the statue of John A.

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August 2018 Open Thread

Here it is, our usual monthly open thread for all matters that don’t fit into another thread. In theory, it should involve discussion of third parties and/or independents, but as long as you avoid plagiarizing or libeling someone, you should be fine.… Read more ...

Campaign ad from Green Congressional candidate

Kenneth Meija on why he’s running for Congress in the 25th congressional district in Los Angeles.

Hawkins: Make Spectrum a Public Broadband Utility

Syracuse, NY – With state regulators demanding that Charter sell Spectrum, Howie Hawkins, the Green Party of New York candidate for governor, said today that New York State itself should take over Spectrum for its own public broadband utility.

A study by Harvard University researchers published earlier this year found that community broadband networks charge substantially lower rates than their private-sector counterparts.… Read more ...

The Green Party announces new national party co-chairs

The National Committee of the Green Party of the United States has announced the election of four new co-chairs, Joy Davis, Margaret Flowers, Anita Rios, and Violet Rose Zitola, and the re-election of treasurer Hillary Kane. Davis, Flowers and Rios were elected July 21 to replace steering committee members whose terms had ended, Kane was re-elected July 21, and Zitola was elected July 1 to fill a vacancy after a resignation.… Read more ...

HOT 97: Larry Sharpe On Fixing The MTA, Legalizing Marijuana & Why You Should Vote For Him

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Commentary from the Peace Action Committee of the Green Party

Bipartisan Dysfunctionality Puts The World At Risk

All of humanity is being put at risk by the duopoly of Democrats and Republicans opposition to dialogue with Russia. The combination of Russophobia and the Democratic Party’s compulsion to criticize Trump’s every action, even when he accidentally does something sensible, is preventing the two largest nuclear powers, with the two most advanced militaries in the world, from working together to create a safer and more secure world.… Read more ...

PA Greens File for Six Candidates in the 2018 General Election

The Green Party of Pennsylvania is proud to announce our candidates for office in 2018.

On July 31, 2018 Green Party of Pennsylvania representatives went to Harrisburg, PA and filed for six candidates to be on the ballot in the General Election on November 6, 2018.

Green Party of Pennsylvania Candidates for public office:

Governor, Paul Glover
Lieutenant Governor, Jocolyn Bowser-Bostick
US Senate, Neal Gale
State Senate District 20, Jay Sweeney
State Representative District 10, Darcelle Slappy
State Representative District 23, Jay Ting Walker

Candidate Jocolyn Bowser-Bostick said in a statement “I’m happy that I and other PA Green Party candidates will have the opportunity to earn the votes of our neighbors because even though it was hard work getting signatures for our nomination papers, we came across many people who were eager to sign because they recognized that the problems of this Commonwealth won’t be solved if voters restrict themselves to the limited solutions and candidates presented by the Democrats & Republicans.”

“Due to the hard work of over 100 volunteers, voters will have the opportunity to consider Green candidates who share a people-focused agenda over the corporate-funded alternatives.… Read more ...

Vermont Progressives Pass Resolution in Support of National Organizing

The Vermont Progressive Party is the most successful state-wide third party on the left. Founded by allies of Bernie Sandders, the Progressive Party holds 10 seats in the Vermont legislature and, since 2016, the office of Lt. Governor. Vermont Progressives backed Ralph Nader for President in 2000, giving him 7% of the vote in Vermont.… Read more ...

Dr. Margaret Flowers: Single Payer will lower the total cost of health care

Of Course, Medicare For All would increase Federal Spending … But it would lower the total cost of health care

A recent report by the Koch Brothers-funded Mercatus Center at George Mason University found that moving to a National Improved Medicare for All single payer healthcare system would increase federal spending.

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Pinellas Greens Statement On Clearwater Racist Murder: “Gualtieri, Get The Hell Out Of Pinellas!”

Ho hum. Another racist murder. Another Trayvon Martin. This time in Clearwater, Florida. Raving racist Michael Drejka deliberately provoked a fight with a Black woman over a convenience store parking spot, got shoved by Markeis McGlockton, her boyfriend, and then took careful aim and drilled the Black man in cold blood.… Read more ...

Keith Ellison hand-picks successor by last minute resignation

Les Lester, the Green Party endorsed candidate for Congress from Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District will be holding a press conference Monday morning at 11:00 am at the Secretary of State’s Office – Elections and Administration, 180 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, St. Paul, MN 55155.… Read more ...