The US and Other Western Nations Must Honor the Libyan Rebels' Requests for No Military Intervention, Says Green Party

WASHINGTON, DC -- Green Party leaders today warned that western military intervention, now unfolding with air strikes against Libyan leader Continue reading

The Myths Behind The “Budget Crises”

By Tom Siracuse: 1. States and cities have budget deficits that must be solved by cutting expenditures, i.e. public sector Continue reading

The Myths Behind The “Budget Crises”

By Tom Siracuse: 1. States and cities have budget deficits that must be solved by cutting expenditures, i.e. public sector worker wage freezes, layoffs, closing of schools, hospitals and firehouses, cuts in state and municipal workers’ wages, pensions and other benefits, raising tuition at city and state colleges and cuts in Medicaid to the poor. True, state and municipal budgets are largely spent on public services but this is the function of local government. Other ways of solving these deficits are not to be considered, increase revenue by borrowing or raising taxes. Borrowing only delays the problem so what about raising taxes? The working class and the middle class already pay high taxes while their incomes have stagnated. But the ultra rich have greatly increased their incomes while they have reduced their taxes in the past 30 years. In 1980 the top 10% of income earners accounted for 33% of the nation’s total income. Now they account for almost 50%. The top 1% went from 10% to 20% of the nation’s income. 400 individuals possess more wealth than 50% of all Americans combined! Yet Wisconsin’s Gov. Walker gave tax credits to businesses and health savings accounts that cost the state $117 million, nearly the size of the state’s projected budget deficit. Gov. Cuomo refuses to extend the “millionaires” tax of 7.8% for incomes of $300,000-$500,000 and 8.9% for incomes over $500,000. These income brackets paid up to 15.4% in the 1970’s. Cuomo’s projected state budget deficit of 10 billion would be reduced by 4 billion by this moderate tax alone. The partial restoration of a stock transfer tax of only 1 penny per transfer and a 50% tax on bankers’ bonuses over $50,000 would eliminate the deficit and produce a surplus! Continue reading

Green Party leaders call for a moratorium on nuclear plants

Green Party insists that the Fukushima catastrophe quashes the myth Continue reading

Green Party Decries Crime Wave at State Capitol

The Green Party of New York said today that state Democratic and Republican Parties have become an organized crime family Continue reading

Alex White's Interview with the Democrat & Chronicle Editorial Board

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The US and NATO must not intervene in Libya, say US Greens

WASHINGTON -- Green Party leaders strongly urged the White House not to launch a military intervention in Libya, saying that Continue reading

Green Party Urges State to Reject Cuomo's Budget Attacks on Workers & Poor NYers

Green Party Calls for State Lawmakers to Reject Cuomo's Austerity BudgetA Green New Deal would invest in jobs, education, fair Continue reading

THE SYNTAX OF THE LAW

Understanding the law requires understanding its creation through human will alongside its use as an organization of society, which in turn places it directly in the tension between order and freedom. When looking at the law, as a human creation, one will find all laws come from the same source of human desire. Whether the law in question is autocratic or an expression of a collective free will, desire is the starting point. Desire precedes experience and can best be described as a human instinct that demands to play itself out across the social field. This is true of laws as well as political decisions, cultural ideas, or economic objects. All of these products of desire serve the purpose of satisfying that initial desire within society, and the law is no exception. Experience or use of these actualized effects will come later, and will determine what shape the social field will take and whether or not the original desire was satisfied. There is a nonlocality of form in desire, which means that before its actualization in the society forms exist as pure potential. This illustrates that reality in itself has two main and simultaneous components. The virtual is that of the pure potential of things, while the actual is the specific articulations of the virtual in particular times and places. Desire acts as the catalyst between the virtual and the actual, bringing certain forms into actual existence to serve that desire. These actual products are therefore structures that are made up of reality and in turn give shape to reality. That means that these structures are made up of various parts and relationships. All particular laws also follow this structural design in order to properly organize reality. Continue reading

Green law suit challenges the legitimacy of US Reps from five southern states‏

Green civil action challenges the legitimacy of US Representatives from southern states'Winner take all' apportionment of presidential electors in Arkansas, Continue reading

The Green Party supports Wisconsin public employees, urges wider protest against policies that cut benefits and eliminate collective bargaining

The Green Party of the United States denounces austerity budgets, calling them a ploy to balance budgets on the backs Continue reading

Wisconsin Green Party Stands With Public Workers

The Wisconsin Green Party salutes the state's public workers, and stands in solidarity with their fight to retain full Continue reading

Renewing New York — an interview with Howie Hawkins

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US Greens congratulate Egyptians, insist that Egypt must move to democracy without US interference‏

GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATESUS Greens celebrate Egypt's giant Continue reading

Greens, Labor & Healthcare Conference, Feb. 27, NJ

Sunday, February 27th 12:30 to 4:30, Asbury Park, NJHear from Dr. Margaret Flowers, Congressional Fellow for Physicians For National Health Continue reading

GP-US Presents GreenStream Wednesday

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Greens at the Left Forum, March 18-20, NYC

The Left Forum runs from March 18 to the 20 at Pace University, next to City Hall, NYC. Below are Continue reading

THE PRACTICAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ANARCHISM, SOCIALISM, AND COMMUNISM

In this day and age when political centrists are falsely accused of being socialists, it becomes vital to explicitly describe the nature of various ideologies such as anarchism, socialism, and communism and place them into their proper practical context in order to have a public discussion based on truth. For the past two years the American people have been besieged by a barrage of accusations leveled at the present government. One of the most prevalent accusations, and one of the most patently false, is the idea that the Obama administration is socialist. If one were to just look at the policies advocated by the president both during his election campaign and while in office, citizens would see that clearly the administration is nowhere near a socialist government. Wall Street and corporations have nothing to fear from the economic approach of the president or his advisors, most of whom come from financial or corporate backgrounds. The bank bailout, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the insurance mandate as the center of the healthcare law, and the use of Cap And Trade to make money for energy corporations rather than reduce carbon levels are all policies that would never be considered, much less proposed, by a socialist government. These examples each serve the interests of big corporations rather than empower the people or shift the ownership of the means of production to workers. Simply through direct experience, voters can tell that there is no overt or hidden radicalism in the government, to such a degree that many true socialists and other leftists are calling this “Bush’s third term”. However, this direct experience is being distorted by rightwing ideology where lie after lie is promulgated to such a wide degree that everyday people are unable to see what is directly in front of them. That is the inherent power of ideology as a structuring of meaning, specifically for conservative political purposes. If a public discussion is based on lies, then it becomes next to impossible for true leftists to articulate a real alternative to the status quo, an alternative that reveals how president Obama is a servant to the status quo through his many compromises and appeals to centrism. In this case, centrism acts as a tool for the rightwing to shift the overall debate toward their agenda, marginalizing any other viewpoint. At this time there is a great need to have other viewpoints that represent the interests of the marginalized. Continue reading

Green Party’s Hawkins Challenges Cuomo’s Alice in Wonderland Approach to Budget

Hawkins Opposes Cuomo's Proposals for Tax Cuts to the Rich, Job Cuts Says Single Payer Health Care is the Solution Continue reading

THE PRACTICAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ANARCHISM, SOCIALISM, AND COMMUNISM

In this day and age when political centrists are falsely accused of being socialists, it becomes vital to explicitly describe Continue reading

Green Party Response to State of the Union

WASHINGTON, DC -- The Green Party leaders offered comments on President Obama's 2011 State of the Union speech to Congress Continue reading

Greens Lead Syracuse Protest on Utility Rate Hike

http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1Howie Hawkins, former Green Party candidate for governor, tells protesters why National Grid should be audited before the state Public Continue reading