Author Archives: David Doonan

Howie Hawkins: The Green New Deal New York Needs, From Its Original Source

In outlining his agenda for the first 100 days of his third term, Governor Cuomo said in December he would launch a Green New Deal. I have been calling for a Green New Deal since 2010 in three Green Party gubernatorial campaigns against him.

Cuomo has already nominally adopted a number of my platform planks, including the fracking ban, marriage equality, a $15 minimum wage, tuition-free public college, paid family leave, and legalization of marijuana.… Read more ...

Green Party of New York Affirms Legislative Priorities Ahead of State of the State

Albany, January 14, 2019 – At a meeting of the Green Party State Committee in Rensselaer on Saturday, the Green Party of New York affirmed its legislative priorities for 2019: Climate Change, Electoral Reform, Single-Payer Healthcare, and Marijuana Legalization. Party officers said they were committed to organizing for the passage of bills on these issues in 2019.… Read more ...

Rev. Dr. Bruce Wright: Time to Rise Up

2019 must be a year of uprising and action. We must collectivly come together and take to the streets. We must organize, we must strategize, we must look at what must be done to change the tide of where things are going in this country and globally. Many things are looming on the horizon.… Read more ...

Jill Stein wins another court victory for election integrity

More great news! We just got a court decision in Wisconsin that we can proceed with a groundbreaking examination of voting machine software, without a gag rule that voting machine corporations had sought. They had hoped to prevent us from making any public disclosure about what we discover.

This is a critical victory for everyone concerned with the integrity of our elections, and we accomplished it together.… Read more ...

The Green Party of New Jersey Questions the New Congress’s Priorities — Military Aid for Israel Instead of Re-opening the Federal Government?

Trenton, NJ – On Tuesday, January 8th, in the midst of a partial shutdown of the federal government, the U.S. Senate will be voting on a series of bills, packaged into one bill, S1. This is the first piece of legislation to be voted on by the new Congress. The Green Party of New Jersey questions why.… Read more ...

PA Green Party Requests U.N. to Takeover Fukushima Reactors

In December 2018, the Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA) and Green Party of the United States (GPUS) requested the United Nations to take over the crippled nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (Fuku) in Japan. Acting in response to a request by Pennsylvania Greens, the National Committee of GPUS has requested the UN Economic and Social Council to direct the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to take over the Japanese nuclear reactors.… Read more ...

Green-Rainbow Party: Fund the Government, Defend Migrants, No Trump Wall

The Green-Rainbow Party of Massachusetts calls for collective non-violent resistance at this critical time to prevent the deaths of more children at the US-Mexico border, stop funding for Trump’s border wall, and put our government back to work.

Two children have died this month in the custody of CBP (Customs and Border Protection) at the US-Mexico border.… Read more ...

Green Party Calls for Action in Border Refugee Crisis

El Paso, Texas — El Paso and other border towns have been helping refugees find safe temporary residence and assisting with basic living needs for years. Recent actions by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have dramatically increased the stress on organizations providing refugee assistance. The Green Party of El Paso County assesses this to be a critical situation for the community and immediate action by the US government is needed to avoid further deterioration.… Read more ...

City Council Candidate Sutliff-Atias Calls for Legislation to Stop Corruption in City Government

(Rochester, NY) — Announced candidate for Rochester City Council, Dave Sutliff-Atias, posted on his website a proposal for legislation that would tie campaign contributions to the ability to do business with the City of Rochester.

“At least two current elected officials in city government are being investigated by the Federal government,” says Sutliff-Atias.… Read more ...

Ajamu Baraka on John Bolton & Africa

The Bolton Speech on Africa: A Case of the Wolf and the Foxes

The Trump administration claims China and Russia are exploiting Africa, but US policy offers nothing but more guns, more bases and more subversion.

“Economic relations with China provides African states a modicum of spaceto exercise more effective national sovereignty than had ever been afforded them by the European colonial powers.”

Malcolm X reminded us that we had to be careful about the difference between the wolf and the fox.… Read more ...

Green Party Says Cuomo’s Proposals Would Help Doom the Planet

Albany, NYGreen Party of New York officers said Gov. Cuomo’s State of the State preview was short on everything except Andrew Cuomo’s positioning for the 2020 Presidential election. The party leadership said Cuomo’s plans on climate change and health care will doom millions of New Yorkers who already suffer from the intensifying climate catastrophe, and from the ongoing health care emergency of nonexistent or expensive, poor insurance.… Read more ...

Maine Green-Independent Party gives thanks …

Portland, ME – This holiday season, many of us are celebrating our communities and all that we have to be thankful for. We would like to take this opportunity to give our thanks to our candidates for state representative. Our 2018 Maine Green Independent Party nominees did incredible work in promoting our vision and values in their communities.… Read more ...