Author Archives: David Doonan

Green Party: Anti-War Teach-Ins – Can you help?

 

We need the help of Green Party activists to organize anti-war teach-ins. The Green Party Peace Action Committee (GPAX) is looking for people to reach out to peace and student groups and progressive faculty. This effort coincides with national and local peace actions. We are developing background materials and are looking for Green Party members who can be speakers.… Read more ...

2019 Illinois Green Party Spring Convention

The Green Party is needed today more than ever. With both parties currently in power answering to big money special interests, only a party that rejects all big money special interest donations and stands for the 99% can help restore true democratic government in America.

The Illinois Green Party holds two Membership Meetings each year, one in the spring and one in the fall.… Read more ...

Illinois Green Party: Support Senate Bill 141

The United States takes pride in calling itself a “democratic” republic, with “free and fair elections.” Yet Illinois election laws are fixed to give a huge advantage to the candidates of just two political parties, stifling all other competition. Such a system cannot justly be described as “democratic” or “free and fair.” That is why the Illinois Green Party urges Illinoisans to speak up and take a strong stand in support of Senate Bill 141.

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Greens oppose Central Maine Power corridor

Augusta, METhe Green Independent Party has taken a position opposing a Central Maine Power (CMP) proposal to create a 145-mile transmission line corridor that would deliver electricity from Canada to Massachusetts.

Central Maine Power, which would distribute power provided by Hydro-Québec, has failed to provide evidence that the proposal would reduce climate-changing emissions and has admitted that it does not know what the sources of energy will be.… Read more ...

Keith Brumley on War, what is it good for

Edwin Starr, in his 1970 hit single asked “War, what is it good for?” His catchy answer was “absolutely nothing!”

On the face of it Mr. Starr’s point seems obvious. But if so why has the United States engaged in seemingly endless war in places like Vietnam, Panama, Grenada, Afghanistan and Iraq, since Mr.… Read more ...

Reparations: What and Why

Trahern Crews will present a talk on reparations for slavery and lead the discussion. Crews is co-chair of the Green Party of the US’s working group on Reparations. He is also a member of the 4th CD Green Party and their representative to the Green Party of Minnesota Coordinating Committee.… Read more ...

Green Party members testify at State Senate hearings on climate crisis

New York – Members of the Green Party of New York (GPNY) came out in full force to demand immediate and comprehensive action to address the planetary emergency of climate change at New York State Senate hearings held the week of February 10, 2019. Greens called for the elimination of new fossil fuel infrastructure, particularly the building of new gas pipelines and gas-fired power plants, and moving to a carbon-neutral, 100% clean, renewable energy economy by 2030.… Read more ...

Green Independent and Libertarian parties release joint statement

AUGUSTA, ME — The Green Independent and Libertarian parties of Maine have agreed to work together to promote pro-democratic policies and protect individual liberties. Officers of each party held a joint press conference, at the Samantha Smith statue near the capitol building in Augusta, in front of the Maine State Museum, on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 3 p.m.… Read more ...

We Can’t Compromise on Issues of Life or Death: Green Party Response to Democrat’s Green New Deal

The Green Party of the United Stateshas championed the idea of a Green New Deal to address the climate crisis and wealth inequality for nearly a decade. Given the most recent report by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Changegiving twelve years to address the crisis, we need bold solutions now, not compromise.… Read more ...

“Hands Off Venezuela!” says PA Green Party

The Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA) has called for the U.S. to keep its hands off Venezuela. In response to a request from the Green Party local in Wayne County, the GPPA steering committee announced the Green Party’s opposition to the current coup d’état attempt by Venezuela’s Popular Will Party; the Green Party’s continued support for the people of Venezuela and their democratically elected government; and the Green Party’s desire to end all U.S.… Read more ...

Kevin Zeese & Margaret Flowers on Venezuela: What activists need to know about the US-led coup

Two things stand out about the US coup in Venezuela. First, it is unusually open. Typically, the US tries to hide its coups. Second, the coup is built on a series of obvious falsehoods, yet the bi-partisans in Washington, with a few exceptions, keep repeating them.

First, we will correct the falsehoods so readers are all working from the same facts.

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NY Green Party Denounces US-Backed Coup in Venezuela

NEW YORK — The Green Party of New York denounced the ongoing US-backed coup in Venezuela as the latest in a long line of US imperial interventions in Latin America. Party officers pointed out that the Trump administration has been enforcing crippling sanctions on Venezuela and met with military leaders last year to plot a coup, which was openly reported in US news outlets.… Read more ...