Tag Archives: 2020 presidential election

Sanders Socialism Is The Same As Old Fashioned Liberalism

By Howie Hawkins

Give Bernie Sanders props for popularizing the term “socialism.” It used to be a conversation stopper. Now it is a conversation starter.

But Sanders isn’t helping the socialist cause by confusing it with the old New Deal liberalism of FDR. As Norman Thomas, the Socialist Party’s 1936 presidential candidate, famously quipped in a radio address, “Roosevelt did not carry out the Socialist platform unless he carried it out on a stretcher.”

Socialism has traditionally meant social ownership and democratic administration of the economy.… Read more ...

Maine Leads Nation, Moves To Ranked Choice Voting For President

Above A 2018 Ranked Choice Voting Ballot in Maine from the Office of the Maine Secretary of State.

By Howie Hawkins Campaign

This week, the Maine House joined the Maine Senate and passed a bill to expand Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) to presidential elections. Democratic Governor Janet Mills has 10 days to sign, veto, or allow the proposals to become law without her signature.… Read more ...

How Do Greens Run For President In An “Anybody But Trump” Election Year?

By Kevin Zeese

Above: Screenshot from On Contact with Chris Hedges with Howie Hawkins.

The 2020 election cycle is going to be a very challenging one for the Green Party especially when it comes to running for president. President Trump is an unpopular president who is very divisive. Indeed, he seems to govern by dividing the nation over issues like immigration, racism and women’s rights.… Read more ...

Howie Hawkins Announces Campaign for Green Party Nomination for President

Posted By Kevin Zeese

Hawkins Releases Budget for an Ecosocialist Green New Deal 

Howie Hawkins announced in Brooklyn today that he is seeking the Green Party nomination for president.

The centerpiece of Hawkins’ campaign for president is an ecosocialist Green New Deal. He is calling upon the nation to declare a climate emergency and mobilize a crash program to convert the economy to 100% clean renewable energy with zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.… Read more ...

Hawkins Announces Exploratory Committee, asks “Should I run for president?”

Above: Howie Hawkins exploratory committee announcement April 3, 2019, Washington, DC. Center Howie Hawkins, to his right Ajamu Baraka, 2016, Green Party vice presidential candidate, to his left, Cheri Honkala, Green Party 2012 vice presidential candidate. Photo by Eleanor Goldfield.

By Kevin Zeese

Howie Hawkins, a co-founder of the Green Party who was the first US candidate to run on the Green New Deal in 2010, announced an exploratory campaign to seek the nomination for president from the Green Party of the United States on Wednesday, April 3.… Read more ...

Interview with Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry, Green Party Presidential Candidate

Show Premise: On E Pluribus Unum’s Fireside Chats I usually go over political news, . Though I will also do the occasional interview with a politician such as when I interviewed John Wolfe Jr, a minor Democratic Party candidate for President in 2012 and 2018 Senate Campaign, two times actually.… Read more ...

Sign On: Greens And Allies Urge Howie Hawkins To Seek Presidential Nomination

Above photo Howie Hawkins, by Paul Bukowski, Albany Times Union.

Posted By Kevin Zeese

Draft Howie Hawkins to Run for the Green Party 2020 Presidential Nomination

We urge Howie Hawkins to seek the Green Party of the United States nomination for president. The 2020 election is going to be a challenging campaign that requires someone with the breadth of experience and understanding that Howie has shown throughout a lifetime of political activism.Read more ...

Interview with Ian Schlakman, Green Party Presidential Candidate

Show Premise: On E Pluribus Unum’s Fireside Chats I usually go over political news, . Though I will also do the occasional interview with a politician such as when I interviewed John Wolfe Jr, a minor Democratic Party candidate for President in 2012 and 2018 Senate Campaign, two times actually.… Read more ...

Elijah Manley enters the 2020 Presidential Election

Elijah Manley, who ran for the Green Party nomination in 2016 despite being 16 at the time has announced his intentions to run for President in 2020. After being asked he clarified that he was seeking the Socialist Party USA’s Nomination, while being open to running for the Green Party Nomination as well.… Read more ...

Kokesh Campaigns, Gets Arrested In Nawlins

 

Libertarian activist Adam Kokesh, candidate for the Libertarian Party nomination for President in 2020, managed to get himself arrested, again, while campaigning last week. His crime is still unclear considering the arrest occurred as he was cleaning filthy concrete on a public street by water stenciling “FREEDOM!” into the dirty road.… Read more ...

Prohibition Party’s Bill Bayes to Run for President

According to Rick Knox, national chairman of the Prohibition Party, Bill Bayes, the Prohibition Party’s 2016 vice presidential nominee, will seek the 2020 presidential nominations of both the Prohibition and Constitution parties.

Bayes, 66, lives in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he owns a manufacturing business.  He is a former teacher and band director.  … Read more ...

Waymire Drops Out, Endorses McAfee

A couple weeks ago (April 13), citing “circumstances beyond my control,” two-time Libertarian Party presidential candidate Joy Waymire dropped her 2016 bid for president and endorsed former rival John McAfee.

“I prefer his simplified way of communicating his views,” said Waymire of McAfee, “But regardless of whom the nominee is, I will support any of the candidates chosen as the nominee except for one.”

IPR asked Waymire to identify the one candidate she would not support, but she did not immediately respond.… Read more ...