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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 ...

Greens Say ‘No to NATO’ While War Parties Give Standing Ovations to NATO

By Kevin Zeese

Greens are political activists and can be found in every movement for economic, racial and environmental justice as well as peace. They do not organize as Greens but as people who are part of the popular movement. The article below about the week of protests against NATO highlights Greens who participated, often as organizers with other peace and justice activists.

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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 ...

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 ...

Facing 2020 and Bernie 2.0: What the Greens Must Do

By Bruce Dixon

Four years ago this May I was the first to brand Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders as 2016’s Democratic sheepdog candidate. As I explained then,

The sheepdog is a card the Democratic party plays every presidential primary season when there’s no White House Democrat running for re-election. The sheepdog is a presidential candidate running ostensibly to the left of the establishment Democrat to whom the billionaires will award the nomination.Read more ...

New Republic Gives Green Party Credit For The Green New Deal

Featured image, Hawkins speaking at the People’s Climate March, New York City, Sept. 14, 2014. Photo courtesy of Colin D. Young.

Howie Hawkins Announces He Is Building An Exploratory Committee

By Kevin Zeese

This week, the New Republic published, Will the Democrats Kill the Green Party by Stealing Its Best Idea?Read more ...

Howie Hawkins Announces 3rd Green Party Run for Governor of New York

Howie Hawkins has announced that he will seek to run as the Green Party candidate for Governor of New York. Hawkins was the Green Party’s candidate for governor in 2010 and 2014. In 2010, he was able to get past the 50,000-vote minimum for the Green Party to gain state party recognition and ballot access.… Read more ...

Politico Magazine on how socialist and left-wing minor parties, including Greens, are divided over Sanders

Excerpt from Politico Magazine:

Some welcome it. Philip Locker, Seattle-based spokesman for the national Socialist Alternative organization, is thrilled by Sanders phenomenon, enthusing that “the political system is starting to be shaken” as Sanders “is popularizing socialism to an audience of tens of millions.”

To others, that’s dangerous naiveté. Howie Hawkins, a Green Party co-founder and member of the socialist group Solidarity, wrote an essay in May for the ISO’s Socialist Worker website attacking Sanders for “violating the first principle of socialist politics: class independence,” consorting with the “billionaire class” by pledging to “support their candidate” if he loses the Democratic primary.

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Hawkins urges young voters to join Stein’s Young Greens Rising

HowieHawkins_JillSteinNew York political blog State of Politics reports that veteran state Green Party activist and candidate Howie Hawkins has urged young voters to join presidential candidate Jill Stein’s Young Greens Rising organization, which will officially launch Tuesday evening.

According to the Stein campaign, at 8:00 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Stein “will host a livestreamed discussion with students and young people” to “discuss Young Greens Rising and her Power to the People Plan, and take questions via a moderated live chat.”

Hawkins ran for U.S.… Read more ...

Lt. Gov. candidate Brian Jones on 2014 Green campaign in NY: ‘Building a strong, independent political movement is the hard work that lies before us’

Brian Jones was the Green Party candidate for Lieutenant Governor in New York in 2014.  Together with gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins, Jones received almost 5 percent of the vote, in one of the most well-organized and visible Green Party campaigns in 2014.  In a post on the leftist website The Jacobin, Jones reflects on running an openly socialist campaign that sought to create an independent, working class alternative to the two major parties.… Read more ...

Green for Governor in NY Howie Hawkins nearly triples 2010 vote, places well ahead of Working Families Party

One of the Green Party’s most active and visible campaigns in 2014 was Howie Hawkins’ Green campaign for Governor of New York (with anti-school-privatization activist Brian Jones as his Lt. Governor candidate).  With the results nearly entirely in, he has received about five percent of the vote with almost 175,000 votes. … Read more ...

Howie Hawkins: “Stop Common Core” Is Republican Bait and Switch

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(The following was originally published on Howie Hawkin’s campaign website.)

Green Party: “Stop Common Core” Just Another Republican Push to Privatize Education

The Green Party today said that the effort by the Republicans to create a “Stop Common Core” ballot line was largely a fraudulent bait and switch effort.

“Rob Astorino is the Jimmy McMillan of education reform.… Read more ...