Tag Archives: Green Shadow Cabinet

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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Green Shadow Cabinet: The Pedagogy of Hip Hop: Media consolidation, Black manhood, and art in America

September 12, 2013

Shamako Noble, Secretary of Culture

Structurally, technologically and culturally speaking, there is no “music industry” any more. There is also no “movie industry” any more. Those two things have been consolidated into a more generic and all encompassing, “entertainment industry.” But that’s not even the kicker. The kicker is that technically, the entertainment industry is now a sub-division of a much larger and more insidious industry known as the “telecommunications industry.”

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Jill Stein: U.S. apology to Chile 40 years after the first 9/11

September 11, 2013


When Barack Obama visited Chile in 2011, he was asked by reporters whether he intended to apologize for the U.S. role in the 1973 coup that ousted and killed the democratically elected President Salvador Allende. He avoided the question, and did not apologize.

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Sandy Perry: Sequester hammer drops on housing

September 10, 2013

Sandy Perry, Secretary of Housing

Most Americans do not see or hear about it, but the devastating effects of the bipartisan federal sequester are now emerging. Take a look at this graphic eight-minute video: http://www.siliconvalleydebug.org/articles/2013/08/26/priced-out-valley-sequester-cuts-devastate-section-8-housing-tenants

The March 1 across-the-board cuts took away $2 billion from the housing and homelessness programs of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), or about 6% of what it requires to continue assisting the families it did in 2012.

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Green Shadow Cabinet: Syria Alert: Pledge Peace to Congress

September 5, 2013

Green Shadow Cabinet of the United States

Take action today to urge Congress to vote against authorizing a military attack on Syria. Make members of Congress understand that if they vote to authorize an attack on Syria, their vote would not only be wrong, it would also have political consequences.

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Green Shadow Cabinet mobilizes against White House Cabinet on Syria

Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Jill Stein speaks out for non-violent U.S. role in Syria

As the White House seeks authorization from Congress for illegal, aggressive war by the United States, polling continues to show that the majority of the American people oppose the use of our military to “punish” the Syrian government. Meanwhile, members of the Green Shadow Cabinet are working in concert with others in the peace movement to turn public opinion into political consequences.

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Jack Rasmus: Democracy under attack: NC’s Moral Mondays versus DC’s Wistful Wednesday

September 1, 2013

Jack Rasmus, Federal Reserve Chair

On Wednesday, August 28, 2013, the 50th anniversary celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 March on Washington, commemorative speeches spilled out over the DC mall. From President Obama and other carefully selected political ‘notables’, speakers sought to identify themselves with King and the historic event of 1963.

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Green Shadow Cabinet: Small businesses win with fast food workers strike

August 29, 2013
Sarah Manski, Small Business Administration

As thousands of fast food workers in nearly 60 cities strike today for a living wage, progressive small business people stand with them. People working at jobs that pay $7-8 an hour cannot support themselves or their families. There is no way to make that math work.

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Harvey Wasserman: A victory for the No Nukes movement

Harvey Wasserman, Secretary of Energy

Grassroots citizen activism and the No Nukes movement have won another great victory with Entergy’s announcement that the Vermont Yankee reactor will shut down.

It is closing only because of the fierce non-violent determination of countless activists over the decade who value life and understand the horrible destructive power of atomic energy, as is now being demonstrated so destructively at Fukushima.

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Green Shadow Cabinet: Don’t attack Syria

August 28, 2013

The Green Shadow Cabinet is alarmed by reports that the United States is planning an imminent military attack on Syria, and implores the Obama administration to refrain from an action that at best would be illegal, unconstitutional and immoral, and at worst, would result in catastrophic consequences.… Read more ...

Green Shadow Cabinet: Obama’s higher education plan will victimize students further

August 26, 2013

Prof. Kimberly King, Secretary of Education

On the morning of August 22nd, President Obama released a new plan that would actually decrease funding for higher education by tying it to so-called “performance” evaluations, cost-cutting efforts, decreased regulations, and would threaten students with financial aid cuts.

In what amounts to an extension of harsh neoliberal federal policies such as No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and Race to the Top (RTTT) that have led to the massive corporatization of k-12 public schools, including excessive standardized testing, an explosion of unregulated charter schools that take public dollars, and an increase in rates of college remediation while decreasing critical thinking skills coursework, President Obama’s new proposal essentially blames the victims of massive cuts to public education spending for raising tuition as state funding has been slashed.

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David Swanson: 10 problems with the latest excuse for war

August 26, 2013

David Swanson, Secretary of Peace

If you own a television or read a newspaper you’ve probably heard that we need another war because the Syrian government used chemical weapons. If you own a computer and know where to look you’ve probably heard that there isn’t actually any evidence for that claim.

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