Howie Hawkins: ‘Earth Day 2019: The Necessity of an Ecosocialist Green New Deal’

By Howie Hawkins

Posted By Kevin Zeese

Note: Howie Hawkins, who is exploring whether to run for the Green Party nomination, puts forward the dangerous situation the Earth is facing with many environmental disasters occurring. Hawkins was the first Green New Deal candidate in 2010. Since then more than 60 Greens have run in support of the Green New Deal.Read more ...

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: The prosecution of Julian Assange is a threat to journalists everywhere

The arrest of Julian Assange not only puts the free press in the United States at risk, it puts any reporters who expose US crimes anywhere in the world at risk. As Pepe Escobar wrote

“Let’s cut to the chase. Julian Assange is not a US citizen, he’s an Australian. WikiLeaks is not a US-based media organization.… Read more ...

Rabbi and Green Party presidential hopeful visiting ‘Israel-Palestine’

Pictured above are Dario Hunter and Reem Hazzan.

April 9, 2019, Times of Israel – Dario Hunter, an Ohio rabbi seeking the Green Party’s 2020 presidential nomination, is visiting Israel as part of what he calls the “Building Bridges Tour.”

Hunter’s statement announcing the visit said he was traveling to “Israel-Palestine,” which is how the Green Party platform identifies the area.… Read more ...

April 1st Open Thread 2019

Share your April 1st News – real and fake – in the comments here. I’ll start….

This Is Vermin Supreme Trailer Release!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2557720060969521/

Monday, April 1, 2019 at 8 PM – 8:03 PM EDT

This Is Vermin Supreme Trailer Release!

YouTube’s algorithms respond to multiple views in a single time-frame. If you want your ponies, you need to get yourself ready to watch this thing, April Fools day.

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Kent State Anti-War Teach-In

Join the Young Greens of Kent State and the Portage County Democratic Socialists of America as we host an anti-war teach-in with local activists.

This is our first scheduled anti-war teach-in organized by Austin Bashore, member of the Youth Caucus and a senior at Kent State University. Several state Green Parties are considering hosting teach-ins in the coming months.… Read more ...

Bruce Wright: ‘Respect all sacred sites and people’

The fire that partially destroyed the Iconic Cathedral, Notre Dame, though certainly sad, underscores some very important contrasts in priorities for people of faith in general, Christians in specific, and the public at large. The history, the architecture, and the stories associated with it have significant importance. However, it underscores some fundamental problems with what Christians prioritize and what people of wealth prioritize.… Read more ...

Prohibition National Committee Meets, Gammon and Collins Selected as Presidential Ticket

On April 14th, a meeting of the Prohibition Party’s national committee was held by conference call. The committee had to select a new presidential ticket following the resignation of its initial presidential candidate, Bill Bayes, on March 30th. The PNC selected Connie (C.L.) Gammon as its new presidential candidate, and Phil Collins as its new vice-presidential candidate.… Read more ...

Howie Hawkins: ‘End Taxes that Favor the Rich; Confront Inequality and Implement an Ecosocialist Green New Deal’

By Howie Hawkins

One area where the two parties of the millionaires and billionaires put in place policies that favor the rich are tax laws. Tax policy has favored the wealthy under both parties, but the Trump-administration has brought this tax corruption to new levels. We need to transform tax policy to build the working class base of the economy, shrink the wealth divide, and confront the climate crisis.Read more ...

Greens blast bipartisan legislation blocking free public electronic tax filing system

As the April 15th federal tax filing deadline arrives, Greens blast impending bipartisan legislation blocking the IRS from creating a free, public electronic tax filing system.

Under pressure from lobbyists from for-profit tax preparation companies, the House Ways and Means Committee passed the H.R. 1957, the Taxpayer First Act, on April 11.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Arkansas 2019 convention liveblog

I’m here on the ground and the liveblog, as usual, will be in the comments. As always others are welcome and encouraged to join me in covering the convention. There are probably other state LP conventions in other states this weekend; I don’t know off hand which states but if someone wants to provide updates from any such conventions feel free to use this thread or make or request your own.… Read more ...

Green Party Calls for Release of Julian Assange

Above: Julian Assange arriving at Westminster Magistrates court on April 11, 2019, in London. PHOTO BY JACK TAYLOR for GETTY IMAGES

Posted by Kevin Zeese

  • Green Party Members Organize Protest at UK Embassy in Washington, DC at 5:00 p.m. today

The Green Party of the United States strongly and unequivocally condemns the arrest of Julian Assange and calls for his immediate release.… Read more ...

The Green Party of PA Stands Against Plan to Cut Assistance to the Poor

The Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA) stands against PA House of Representative Bill 33 (HB 33) which — if passed — will end General Assistance to the poor.

General Assistance is for low-income residents who need help, but don’t qualify for traditional welfare because they don’t have dependents. Currently, there are more than 6,600 enrollees in the program.… Read more ...