CALLING ALL GREEN CANDIDATES FOR 2010 STATEWIDE ELECTIONS

2010 is fast approaching. For the Green Party of New York State that means a chance to regain ballot status. Continue reading

Media events at the Green Party's 2009 national meeting in Durham, NC: Cynthia McKinney speaking on Gaza relief efforts; public forum on health care reform; Green candidates and officeholders

National meeting at North Carolina Central University takes place July 23-26McKinney, now in Egypt on the Viva Palestina convoy, will Continue reading

CALLING ALL GREEN CANDIDATES FOR 2010 STATEWIDE ELECTIONS

2010 is fast approaching. For the Green Party of New York State that means a chance to regain ballot status. We need to find a slate of candidates who will best represent our core values and also excite the people of NY. We are hoping to announce our candidates by February 2010, which means we need to start thinking about the selection process now.Our candidate for Governor is the key to future ballot access. If s/he receives at least 50,000 votes then all GP candidates for all offices in NY State will have ballot status in subsequent elections, at least until the next race for Governor, without the onerous petitioning requirements we have now. (Ballot-status parties have dramatically reduced petitioning requirements.) Ballot status also gives us more standing politically when we ask to be included in debates, seek coverage in the news media, etc. Continue reading

Green Party, preparing for 2009 national meeting, ask: Is America ready for a real opposition party now?

Citing Democrats' votes for war funding and retreats on health care, Greens call Dems "the new wing of the GOP" Continue reading

Working Families Party Locks the Progressive Candidate out of NYC Mayor Debate

[Via On the Wilderside]The Working Families Party sold the pro-war candidates of Clinton and Spitzer as Continue reading

Cynthia McKinney calls from Israeli prison

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Israel to deport Cynthia McKinney, others

From: Green Party WatchJuly 2nd, 2009 by Gregg Jocoy Fox Newsis reporting that the authorities in Israel Continue reading

Cynthia McKinney aboard detained Free Gaza Movement relief boat

WASHINGTON, DC -- 2008 Green presidential nominee Cynthia McKinney is participating in a second Continue reading

Greens call for new GAO, Congressional Budget Office studies on Single-Payer health care

Past federal studies on Single-Payer show it will provide universal care while cutting costs, say Greens, who seek a nationally Continue reading

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE, ANYWAY?

The use of civil unions instead of same-sex marriage does not adequately address the reality of love or the unique Continue reading

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE, ANYWAY?

The use of civil unions instead of same-sex marriage does not adequately address the reality of love or the unique nature of each human. In the aftermath of the passing of Proposition 8 in California, there has been much debate about whether or not gay marriage is an issue that most of America is willing to support. This debate has illuminated a comparison between same-sex marriages and civil unions, with many arguing that civil unions allow legal rights without extremely changing the definition of marriage. Though there is a kernel of truth in this argument, if one is only looking at legal rights, there is also the need to address the fact that civil unions and same-sex marriage exist independently of each other and describe an overall different social reality. Though the current trend is toward equal legal rights regardless of gender in the relationships, the linguistic and meaningful difference between marriage and civil unions reveals much more than the fight for legal rights. Continue reading

Green Party Decries Senate Coup and Calls for Grassroots Resistance

The New York State Green Party decries the latest power play in the NY State Senate. The leadership coup on Continue reading

Green Party leaders: Economic recovery plans from Obama and Congress favor giant corporate lenders, Wall Street firms, and insurance companies over the needs of Americans

Green Party leaders said today that measures to end the recession must focus on the financial needs of middle- and Continue reading

Green Party to hold 2009 national meeting in Durham, North Carolina, July 23-26

The Green Party of the United States will hold its 2009 Annual National Meeting in Durham, North Carolina, from Thursday, Continue reading

Green Party leaders challenge Sen. Baucus and defenders of private insurance to debate Single-Payer advocates

Green Party leaders challenged Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and other defenders of health care reform based on private insurance to Continue reading

An Economic Stimulus Plan Within The Green Alternative

By Hank Bardel:This Economic Stimulus Plan has been created basically to quickly inform masses of people on how we as Continue reading

An Economic Stimulus Plan Within The Green Alternative

By Hank Bardel: This Economic Stimulus Plan has been created basically to quickly inform masses of people on how we as a people, through our elected government, can stimulate the American economy. Obviously it is not designed to go into needed details at this point. At some point in the future details can be filled in. Continue reading

Greens prepare for the national Day of Action promoting Single-Payer national health care on May 30

Green Parties are planning various events and actions for the national Day of Action for Single-Payer national health care (Medicare Continue reading

Green Party calls state Supreme Court decision to uphold Prop. 8 a 'sad day' for justice and equality; put blame not only on GOP, but Democratic Party

The Green Party of California - in response to the California Supreme Court decision upholding Prop. 8's ban against gay Continue reading

America needs Single-Payer, not the public health care option, say Greens

Green Party leaders and health care reform activists said today that the 'public health care option,' promoted by many Democrats, Continue reading

THE RISE OF THE POPULIST-PROGRESSIVE

The populist and progressive movements need each other, both historically and now, in order to present a real political alternative Continue reading

THE RISE OF THE POPULIST-PROGRESSIVE

The populist and progressive movements need each other, both historically and now, in order to present a real political alternative to the interlocking system of militarism, religious fundamentalism, and corporations. The presidential election of 1896 was considered the most dramatic in American history up to that point. It was a realignment of political positions as well as a strong showing of third party activity. The Republican candidate William McKinley forged a coalition in which businessmen, professionals, skilled factory workers, and prosperous farmers were heavily represented. This made up the character of the Republican party well into the 20th century. In contrast, William Jennings Bryan was the nominee of the Democrats, the Populists, and the Silver Republicans. Economic issues were the most important in this election. The issues included the tariff, the metal backing of the currency, and how to deal with the severe economic recession of 1893. The question over using gold or silver to back the currency caused severe splits in the two major parties. The Democrats who supported gold actually left the party even though the incumbent president Grover Cleveland supported the gold standard. Some Republicans who supported silver left their party and supported Bryan. Continue reading

Greens: Obama and Congress are wrong on 'clean coal', nuclear energy, and emissions trading

Green Party leaders, while praising President Obama's efforts to focus public attention on emissions and the climate crisis, said that Continue reading

Governor making 'terroristic' threats to voters over May 19 election, Greens charge

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's announcement that he will lay off 5,000 state workers and cut money to the elderly, blind and Continue reading