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One more way corporations can take over

One more way corporations can take over

Why we must stop ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Editorial by Ursula Rozum, Green Party of New York State Green Party activist Mark Dunlea addressing the  March 27th, 2014 rally, organized by 350 NYC and allies in front of Comptroller DiNapoli’s office to demand that New York State divest from fossil fuels. ©Adam S. Welz 2014 The last specks of democracy and sovereignty we the people have left in the U.S. are under attack. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an…

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Mobilizing to Stop Fast Track and TPP Free Trade Agreement

Mobilizing to Stop Fast Track and TPP Free Trade Agreement

An Interview of Margaret Flowers Green Shadow Cabinet Secretary of Health Photo: Alton Christensen Margaret Flowers, a Maryland physician who has spoken out on national media, was interviewed in March 2015 on Between the Lines, an independent weekly radio program. Radio host Melinda Tuhus spoke with Flowers who is co-director of Popular Re­sis­tance.org, a resource website for activists which also organizes several campaigns, including “Flush the TPP.” President Obama is pushing hard for congressional approval of trade promotion, or fast…

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2015 Annual Meeting July 23-26 in St. Louis, Missouri

2015 Annual Meeting July 23-26 in St. Louis, Missouri

Why should you come to the 2015 Green Party Annual Meeting in St. Louis in July? We’ve all invested time getting to gatherings that end up being great chances to hang out for a couple days … but not much else. This year’s meeting will feature much more than just a gathering. We are planning a shorter but more productive National Committee Meeting on Friday and Sun­day morning. We’re working with local activ­ists to provide workshops and possibly events on racial…

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Stopping racist police brutality

Stopping racist police brutality

Wisconsin Greens call for measures for change in their state by Mike McCallister, Wisconsin Green Party Wisconsin Green Party was a part of protests objecting to the killing of unarmed Dontre Hamilton in Milwaukee. Photo by Mike McCallister From Michael Brown in Ferguson to Eric Garner in New York City to Dontre Hamilton in Milwaukee, there is an epidemic of police violence against unarmed black men in the United States. In Wisconsin in recent years, we’ve also seen white men like…

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Green Shadow Cabinet member arrested for confronting director of National Intelligence

Green Shadow Cabinet member arrested for confronting director of National Intelligence

Shahid Buttar, Green Shadow Cabinet Director of Civil Rights Enforcement and a constitutional lawyer was arrested this March by Capitol police in Washington D.C. at the end of a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in which Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified. Buttar was arrested for asking these questions of Clapper as Clapper was leaving the court room: “In March 2013, you misled the Senate Intelligence Committee about the scope of NSA surveillance. What do you have to say…

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“Professional Agitators” suing NYC

“Professional Agitators” suing NYC

Photo: Susan Watts, NY Daily News Christina Gonzalez and Matthew Swaye are suing the New York Police Department for wrongfully arresting them four different times. As activists who videoed pro­tests and police actions, in 2012 police made posters of Gonzalez and Swaye, calling them top-list “professional agitators.” Gonzalez was able to document on video her being attacked and pushed to the ground by police at a 2011 Occupy Wall Street Rally. She has been active towards ending the Stop and Frisk…

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Run, women, run!

Run, women, run!

Encouraging more women to run for office as Greens by Ann Link, Green Party of New York State “Mommy, what did you do in the War on Women?” From a speech given by Ann Link, a long-time Green and feminist at the 2011 New Jersey Green Party convention. What’s the current situation for women in office in the United States and in the Green Party? As of 2008, the U.S. ranked 68th out of 134 nations worldwide in representation by…

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What’s happening at the Green Party of the United States

What’s happening at the Green Party of the United States

by Brian Bittner, GPUS Office Manager It’s time for spring cleaning and the Green Party is freshening up its look as we work to prepare for local races in 2015 and state and federal races in 2016. Maybe you’ve seen our new logo and great new graphics on social media—if you’re not following us on Facebook and Twitter, make sure to follow us at facebook.com/greenpartyus and twitter.com/greenpartyus. Our new t-shirts are in stock in a green unisex style and black…

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Success building for Greens across the country

Success building for Greens across the country

Result summary of 2014 elections by David McCorquodale, Green Party of Delaware The most significant electoral achievements recently for the Green Party of the United States were four state parties gained or retained qualified ballot status. In Massachusetts, several Green-Rainbow Party nominees polled in excess of four percent with only three percent needed for ballot status. In New York, Green Party candidate for governor Howie Hawkins received more than triple the needed 50,000 votes and the party moved from line…

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California Greens keep winning

California Greens keep winning

Green candidates take 23 seats in fall 2014 elections by Mike Feinstein, Green Party of California Bruce Delgado re-elected as mayor of Mar­ina, California, with his wife Natalie. Voters in California voiced their strong approval of Green leadership by re-electing the majority of Green office holders. Led by three present/former Green mayors, 23 candidates were elected across California in November elections. This brings the number of Greens holding elected office statewide to 64, up from 60 in June 2014. Eleven…

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