LaVenia Campaign Calls for Sheldon Silver's Resignation

Peter LaVenia, the Green Party's candidate for NY State Senate in District Continue reading

This November, Vote Jill Stein

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GPNY State Committee Meeting 9/22

The next meeting of the State Committee of the GPNYS is Saturday, September 22, 2012 at the First United Church, Continue reading

Cong. Candidate Colin Beavan Demands a Halt to Pipelines

Congressional Candidate Colin Beavan (aka No Impact Man) Demands a Halt to Spectra and Rockaway pipelines[caption id="attachment_11930" align="alignleft" width="150"] Continue reading

THE PROMISE OF OUR DEMOCRACY

A voter appeal for this election season. We are in a time of great historical change. Many things are happening in a very short amount of time, and we are all witness to it. From the Arab Spring that toppled dictatorships in the Middle East to the protests against austerity in Europe, a new awakening is occurring to oppose the status quo that has failed everyone for the past thirty years. But in the United States we find that there has been in the last four years a surplus of hope but a lack of change. There were many promises inherent in the election of Barack Obama, but there was also the full realization by those who were observant that his 2008 campaign platform was not as progressive as was imagined by those who ardently supported him. In other words, his supporters were more committed to change than the candidate himself. From that point on, it was clear that he was funded by Wall Street to the same degree as his Republican opponent, and we began to see this influence in the enactment of his presidency and who he surrounded himself with in his administration. The bailouts saved the banks that had ruined the economy with not one person held accountable for this crime. The healthcare bill advocated by the administration, and passed by Congress, had an insurance mandate that is nothing but a corporate subsidy for the insurance companies that will do nothing to improve access to health services for everyone. Instead of being a peace president, and in direct contradiction to his Nobel Peace Prize, Obama has intensified the wars started by George W. Bush with drone attacks that have killed more innocent civilians and assassinated American citizens without a trial. Though he has promised to close Guantanamo, pull back on federal raids on statewide legal medial marijuana dispensaries, and recently spoke out in favor of same sex marriage, the president has been slow on these issues or only given lip service to them. Meanwhile, the government continues to imprison people without trial, raid legal medical marijuana dispensaries, and delayed acting when states have enacted laws limiting gay rights. The signing into law by the president of the NDAA, which will allow indefinite detention of citizens on American soil, is the most recent concrete example of the disappointment this administration has been. Overall, it has been a series of appearance rather than substance in terms of policies for change. Continue reading

LaVenia Slams Hydrofracking, Challenges Cuomo to Drink Frack Fluid

 [caption id="" align="alignright" width="200"] Against fracking (Photo credit: Continue reading

Stein and Honkala arrested in protest of foreclosure giant Fannie Mae

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and her vice presidential Continue reading

Green Party Nominates Jill Stein for President (CNN Video)

Green Party Presidential Nominee Jill Stein on C-SPAN's Washington Journalhttp://www.c-spanvideo.org/videoLibrary/assets/swf/CSPANPlayer.swf?pid=307060-4Jill Stein for President

Jill Stein Green Party Presidential Acceptance Speech

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Cheri Honkala Acceptance speech for Vice President

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Jill Stein Achieves Federal Matching Funds

Dr. Jill Stein has issued a written statement  thanking her supporters for making her the first Green Party member to  Continue reading

Become a Green Party State Committee Representative

We are now (until Tuesday, July 10) in the petitioning period to be elected to the Green Party of NY Continue reading

Charles Barron, Hakeem Jeffries Square Off Against Colin Beavan

[Conchita Campos at policymic 6/26/12]Much has been made of the today's Democratic primary in Brooklyn’s 8th congressional district, with controversial Continue reading

THE RESISTANCE/CREATION COUPLET OF OCCUPY WALL STREET

Presentation written for the Upstate Occupy Conference in Syracuse on June 16th and 17th of 2012. One specific phenomenon that has come from anarchism and is manifested in the Occupy movement is that of resistance and creation. Resistance and creation are two actions that form a two-step process in which the first step, resistance of what exists, requires the second step, creation of what can be, in order to make use of the space of freedom that would result from the initial resistance. To be able to see resistance and creation in particular within each occupation site, it becomes necessary as a starting point to refer to the analysis found in the article “On Immanence and Occupations” written by Ian Alan Paul. The author makes use of the poststructuralist philosophy of the French thinker Gilles Deleuze in order to properly frame what is actually going on in the movement. At each occupation site, one will see resistance and creation through the deterritorialization and reterritorialization of public space and authority. Deterritorialization is a formal term meaning structures that are taken apart, while reterritorialization means structures reforming in a different way. Resistance inherently takes apart existing structures of power, while creation will reassemble new structures that better serve and empower the people. Each site, whether in New York City or Oakland or Syracuse, takes apart the defined meaning of the public space and who controls it and reformulates a new sense of space and new ownership through the use and power of the people. The result is the direct action of physically occupying the site as well as the direct democracy to form a new type of community in the site, all made possible by the strategy of resistance and creation. In this context, resistance and creation is therefore a production of desire or what can be seen as the expression of the will of the people motivated by their individual desires. This expression is through collective action, recognizing that there is a better chance for people to express their desire through cooperation than as isolated and alienated individuals. The process of desire expressed through collective action that one can see in the transition from resistance to creation is a disruption of representation. By representation, one can mean not only the attempts by the media to impose a representative identity on the movement but also the formal structure of representative democracy itself. By escaping the limits of these two types of representation, the collective action within resistance and creation exists between the one and the many, neither a monolithic group identity where all difference is snubbed out nor isolated individuals that are unable to work together to achieve common goals. Continue reading

Colin Beavan(G): Hakeem Jeffries Tries to Buy Election, Hides from Voters

Hakeem Jeffries Using Wall Street Money to Try to Buy Election while Hiding Himself from Voters, Says Fellow Candidate[caption id="attachment_11930" Continue reading

Video of Green Party US Presidential Convention

Live Video Stream of Green Party US Presidential ConventionThursday July 12 through Saturday July 15http://cdn.livestream.com/embed/greenpartyus?layout=4&color=0x00b319&autoPlay=false&mute=false&iconColorOver=0xffffff&iconColor=0xe4f9e6&allowchat=true&height=295&width=480

Mitt Romney won't be the only Massachusetts resident on the presidential ballot

By Matt Viser, Globe StaffWASHINGTON – Mitt Romney isn’t the only Massachusetts resident to recently Continue reading

Colia Clark, GPNY Candidate for US Senate, at NRC Hearing, Tarrytown, NY

Colia Clark, Green Party NY Candidate for US Senate, speaks at a NRC Hearing in Tarrytown, NY May 17, 2012 Continue reading

VIDEOS: Jill Stein, Roseanne Barr, Kent Mesplay via Skype - GPNY Convention 5/19/12

VIDEOS: Jill Stein, Roseanne Barr, Kent Mesplay Skype into Green Party of New York Convention May 19, 2012. Roseanne BarrKent Continue reading

Jill Stein Wins Green Party of NY State Presidential Vote

Jill Stein won the majority of votes and delegates at the Green Party of New York State's convention on Saturday Continue reading