Tag Archives: Green Shadow Cabinet

Green Shadow Cabinet: 10 Ways to Cut the Military Budget by 25 to 50%

US military spending is somewhere from $700 billion annually (a 100% increase in the last decade) to over a trillion dollars when you add in interest payments from past wars, nuclear power weapons, intelligence gathering, Veteran benefits, Homeland Security and more. It represents more than half of the discretionary spending in the federal budget and half of the world military spending.… Read more ...

Jill Stein & Margaret Flowers on Moyers & Company: Fighting the Good Fight

This past Sunday, 2012 Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein & Green Shadow Cabinet member Margaret Flowers were featured on the PBS show Moyers & Company to talk about their activism for progressive causes. From the show transcript:

BILL MOYERS: You have so much to do here at home on the political issues that concern you, why did you take on the Fukushima Nuclear Plant?… Read more ...

Green Shadow Cabinet: The ACA is the Wrong Direction, Time for Medicare for All

October 21, 2013

Margaret Flowers, Secretary of Health

In what is perhaps the greatest corporate scam ever, not only did the health insurance corporations write the federal health law, called the Affordable Care Act (ACA), to enhance their profits, but now they also have the government and non-profit groups doing the work of marketing their shoddy products.… Read more ...

Green Shadow Cabinet: Comment: TPP report raises serious questions about inequality and trade policy

September 26, 2013

Richard McIntyre, U.S. Trade Representative

As the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks continue behind closed doors, the case for the trade deal becomes more and more untenable. Reviews of the impacts of past free trade pacts, as well as modelling of the TPP, paint a grim picture of lower labor standards and greater inequality.

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David Swanson: Top 45 lies and omissions from Obama’s UN address

September 25, 2013
David Swanson, Secretary of Peace

1. President Obama’s opening lines at the U.N. on Tuesday looked down on people who would think to settle disputes with war. Obama was disingenuously avoiding the fact that earlier this month he sought to drop missiles into a country to “send a message” but was blocked by the U.S.

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Green Shadow Cabinet: President Obama: Now’s the time to embrace diplomacy with Iran

September 23, 2013

Leah Bolger, Secretary of Defense, Foreign Affairs Branch

Three months ago we wrote that the election of Hassan Rouhani as the President of Iran presented a golden opportunity for improved relations between Iran and the United States. We noted his moderate positions, experience in nuclear negotiations, and public promise to release political prisoners.

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Harvey Wasserman: The crisis at Fukushima’s Unit 4 demands a global take-over

September 23, 2013

Harvey Wasserman, Secretary of Energy

We are now within two months of what may be humankind’s most dangerous moment since the Cuban Missile Crisis. There is no excuse for not acting. All the resources we can muster must be focused on the fuel pool at Fukushima Unit 4.

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Green Shadow Cabinet: The Black Budget

September 18, 2013

Marsha Coleman Adebayo, Director of Government Transparency and Accountability

The existence of a secret U.S. budget, amounting to a well-financed shadow government, used to spy on American citizens and monitor their daily activities, was always derisively consigned to insane conspiracy theorists. However, recent revelations by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden have exposed details of the secret budgets used by the intelligence community, known as the “Black Budget.”

The reported amount of this budget is approximately $52.6 billion.

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Green Shadow Cabinet hosts upcoming events

 

Ecosocialist Conference LA: Join Jill Stein, Kimberly King, Ben Manski

Date:

Saturday, September 21, 2013 – 9:00am to 9:00pm

Location:

4130 Overland Ave
Mayme Clayton Library
Culver City  California  92030

United States

Ecosocialist Conference LA will feature a keynote by Dr. Jill Stein with talks by Ben Manski and Kimberly King of the Green Shadow Cabinet, as well many other interesting people, including the fomer Green Party mayor of Santa Monica, Mike Feinstein, as well as activists from the Socialist Party, Occupy, Democratic Socialists of America, International Socialist Organization, Solidarity, Valley College Socialists, and more for a day of discussion on Ecology, Society and Capitalism!

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Occupy Radio talks with the Green Shadow Cabinet

Monday, September 16, 2013

Occupy Radio

Occupy Radio interviews Green Shadow Cabinet Secretary of Defence, Leah Bolger, about the offensive paradigm ruling our nation’s defense, and what America could be spending billions of dollars on instead.

Leah Bolger, Secretary of Defence –  –http://occupythemedia.podomatic.com/entry/2013-07-12T11_17_03-07_00

More Occupy Radio interviews:

Lee Camp, Commissioner of the Comedic Arts – http://occupythemedia.podomatic.com/entry/2013-09-06T23_23_57-07_00

Kevin Zeese, Attorney General, and David Swanson, Secretary of Peace – http://occupythemedia.podomatic.com/entry/2013-06-28T19_55_46-07_00

Organizing in the Streets with White House Chief of Staff, Ben Manski and Tangerine Bolen

Bruce Gagnon, Secretary of Space and David Swanson – http://occupymedia.libsyn.com/occupy-radio-anti-military-with-bruce-gagn…

Leah Bolger interview on 9-11 to Syria

Source here.

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Jack Rasmus: The Fed, Quantitative Easing and jobs

September 16, 2013

Jack Rasmus, Federal Reserve Chair

Over the past five years the U.S. central bank, the Federal Reserve (Fed), has printed nearly $4 trillion in liquidity (money) which it has provided to banks and professional investors. This is called ‘Quantitative Easing’ (QE). QE means the Fed essentially prints money and buys bonds—mostly toxic subprime mortgages to date—from institutional investors (i.e.

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Harvey Wasserman: A win for people, peace and planet in Syria

September 16, 2013

Harvey Wasserman, Secretary of Energy

The United States is not bombing Syria.

Let’s savor that again: for the moment at least, the United States is not bombing Syria. That alone qualifies as an unprecedented victory for the SuperPower of Peace – the global movement to end war, win social justice and salvage our ecological survival.

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