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The Real Green New Deal

The Real Green New Deal

Green Party plan needed more than ever! By Mark Dunlea, New York State and Jill Stein, Massachusetts Despite the many knock-offs of the Green New Deal (GND) now being offered by Democrats, the Green Party’s real GND is the only plan providing a solution as big as the existential crisis we face. The need for the Green Party’s full-fledged real GND is more urgent than ever, as the climate emergency grows more ominous by the day. The latest scientific reports—as…

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Bruce Dixon

Bruce Dixon

Bruce Dixon, cochair of the Georgia Green Party, co-chair of the Hawkins 2020 Presidential campaign, a founder and the Managing Editor of Black Agenda Report, husband, father, grandfather, lifelong socialist and mentor to many in the move-ment for a just peace, died on June 28 after a three-year-long battle with leukemia. Louis Proyect, on Counterpunch, wrote: “We lost a giant … I will miss his political clarity, his guidance, his candor, his warmth and his humor. Bruce was a legen…

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More Democratic Choices Coming to the US

More Democratic Choices Coming to the US

Maine and Pennsylvania make strides in electoral reform By David McCorquodale, Delaware Developments in Maine and Pennsylvania within the past few years will help bring fairer elections to this country. Greens were involved in bringing about both. In Maine the voters in a 2016 referendum passed the use of Ranked Choice Voting in state elections and it was used in a general statewide election for the first time in 2018. Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) was initially implemented in 2011 in…

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Greens gain nearly 70 seats in European Parliament

Greens gain nearly 70 seats in European Parliament

By David McCorquodale, Delaware The Green Wave has swept across Europe. We want to thank everyone who has voted for change and climate action. Green parties have exceeded expectations in countries such as Germany, France, Ireland, Denmark, Finland and Austria and will play an ever more important role in shaping the political debate across Europe over the coming years. This trust given to us by voters is both a task and a responsibility to put green polices into action. ~…

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Greens spring forward in 2019 elections

Greens spring forward in 2019 elections

Sixteen of 33 Greens elected in local Spring races By Mike Feinstein, California Greens are often known as ‘thinking globally and acting locally. In Spring 2019, many Greens acted locally by running for municipal and county office, with almost half of them winning election, including eight of nine incumbents. In Illinois, environmental scientist and Alderman Peter Schwartzman (Galesberg, population 31,000) was re-elected to his third consecutive term on the City Council. In Wisconsin, Barbara Dahlgren was re-elected to the Wisconsin…

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Schwartzman’s Green agenda pays dividends for the economy and environment

Schwartzman’s Green agenda pays dividends for the economy and environment

In 2011, Peter Schwartzman was elected to his first four-year term on the Galesburg City Council — finishing first of three candidates and defeating a local favorite (retiree of the Fire Department). In 2015, Schwartzman had one challenger. This year he ran uncontested – and all in a city where all the rest of the city council seats are held by members that are generally political conservative. “I think people know that I am honest, approachable, empathetic, visionary and hard…

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