Cynthia McKinney Wins Green Party Presidential Nomination

Cynthia McKinney won the Green Party of the United States presidential nomination at the July 12 GP-US Convention Continue reading

News and highlights from the Green Party's 2008 National Convention in Chicago

he Green Party of the United States opened its 2008 national convention at the Palmer House Hilton in downtown Chicago Continue reading

Green Party mourns Vic Roberts

Vic Roberts, Green Party candidate for 19th Congressional District, passed away Friday night or early Saturday morning. The cause of Continue reading

Steve Alesch, Illinois Green candidate for the US House, condemns incumbent's plan for a nuclear waste facility in a Chicago suburb

Steve Alesch, Green Party candidate for Congress (IL-13), blasted opponent Rep. Judy Biggert's new Apollo Energy Independence Act, calling it Continue reading

US Greens elated, relieved at news of Colombian Green Party leader Ingrid Betancourt's rescue

US Green Party leaders expressed gratitude and relief after learning of Ingrid Betancourt's rescue on Wednesday after she had been Continue reading

GREEN PARTY OF HAWAII REGAINS BALLOT STATUS

The Green Party of Hawaii has regained ballot status for the 2008 elections, after gathering more than twice the number Continue reading

Greens at the Chicago convention, July 10-13, to collect and donate items to homeless shelters

Green Party members attending the Green National Convention in Chicago, July 10-13, will bring donations for area shelters.

The 2008 Green National Convention in Chicago will highlight Illinois Greens' triumph over ballot access obstruction

he Green Party, holding its 2008 national convention in Chicago, will highlight the growth of the Illinois Green Party after Continue reading

Greens at Chicago Convention will discuss impeachment, telecom immunity, and other issues on which Democrats and Republicans have violated the public trust

Green Party leaders, preparing for the 2008 Green National Convention in Chicago (July 10-13), say that the convention will be Continue reading

San Francisco Green Party endorses Cindy Sheehan run against Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi; Greens will be strong ally in longshot bid

The San Francisco Green Party - a powerful force in progressive San Francisco politics - has endorsed the independent run Continue reading

Green Party of NYS Urges State Senate: Support Farmworkers

The Green Party of NYS strongly recommends that the NYS Senate protect farmworkers by passing a Senate bill matching A11425-a. Continue reading

Greens: Obama's AIPAC speech reveals he has embraced Bush propaganda on Iran, may support an attack

Green Party leaders and candidates expressed alarm that presumed Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama has joined President Bush in threatening Continue reading

ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY

When discussing sustainability, one usually thinks in terms of the environment and especially climate change and pollution. However, the principles of sustainability can be applied to economics as well. When the Green Party states that it supports community economics as part of its 10 Key Values, I propose that this is another way of describing economic sustainability. Like ecological sustainability, economic sustainability is both the decentralization of structures of control as well as an understanding that various components interact to achieve a type of dynamic equilibrium. For a community economy, this means a local democratic decision-making process and the interdependence of residents in the roles of workers, consumers, and taxpayers. The corporate model does not achieve this sustainability for the obvious reasons that corporations do not run on democratic principles either internally or externally, and that the benefits to corporations requires the disruption of the community equilibrium that results in profits taken away from the community. Community economics as economic sustainability can best be demonstrated by the existence of cooperatives, both historically and in the present situation. In fact, cooperatives can be seen as the authentic alternative to the corporate model through its democratic empowerment that was lacking in much of the Cold War debate between capitalism and communism in the last century. In other words, it can be said that cooperatives offer a real and practical solution to the question of how workers can control the means of production as an end to exploitation. I will begin with a short history of cooperatives and their principles, continue through how to grow and develop cooperatives in this county and the nation, and finish with the best way to transition existing business forms into a cooperative model. Continue reading

Greens nominate Polikoff for District 5 seat

Alex Polikoff of Corvallis received the Pacific Green Party's nomination as candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Oregon's Continue reading

Maine Green Independent Party Urges Towns to Pass Resolutions Opposing Unauthorized Attack on Iran

Following the Bar Harbor Town Meeting's passage of a resolution opposing a war with Iran unless expressly authorized by Congress, Continue reading

Green Party National Convention

Live Green, Vote GreenOver a thousand Greens from all over the Continue reading

Democrats' health care reform plans are designed to satisfy corporate backers, not solve the health care crisis, say Greens

Green Party leaders and candidates said today that the health care reform plans offered by Democratic candidates Barack Obama and Continue reading

AFTER THE SMOKE CLEARS: AN EXAMINATION OF BADIOU’S THOUGHT AND THE END OF THE WORLD

The philosophy of Alain Badiou is vital to the political work of the Green Party in that he describes the possibility of political action in regards to the event. And it can be easily said that September 11th is an example of the event in present time. People living after this event are in a new form of reality, and must be able to understand what kind of options are possible and what can occur when there is a disruption of predictable history and meaning. In fact, a new arena of the political emerges where previous assumptions disappear and there is a need to engage in this arena to reclaim freedom and a sense of purpose. The possibility of action and control are in fact more fully displayed after the event, and to an extent everything becomes politically important. Continue reading

Green Party of California trumpets support for gay marriage decision, asks other political parties where they've been for the past 15 years?

The Green Party of California - which, unlike the other national political parties, has strongly advocated for the legalization of Continue reading

Greens call the 60th anniversary of Israel an occasion to affirm international law, enact human rights, and end the illegal occupation of Palestinian territories

Green Party leaders urged the White House and Congress to recognize the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Israel as Continue reading

DID WE SIGN UP FOR THIS?

by Terry Gerych: Below are some 20 premises of the writer Derrick Jensen, some of whose books I’ve read. I happen to agree pretty much with them. Which brings up the topic line listed as the subject of this post: did we sign up for this? I could make it into a long discussion, but I won’t right now. Right now, it’ll suffice to point out one of Derrick Jensen’s premises listed below, taken from his writing: “our culture, and most people, are insane”. Insane, or maybe just plain stupid, or depraved. The point to be made, if one accepts this premise as I do, is that this can’t be a ‘free’ choice. No one would ‘freely’ choose to be insane, stupid, or depraved. No one chooses to have cancer, to die suddenly, unexpectedly, violently. No one sets out to break another’s heart, or to have their own heart broken. Yet these things happen all the time, to us, and to others. If they haven’t happened to you yet, give it time. Your turn is coming. Continue reading

Michigan Greens Post List of Candidates "Qualified for Endorsement"

The Green Party of Michigan may not be on the ballot for August's primary. But GPMI is posting its own Continue reading

Information for media covering the Green Party's 2008 National Nominating Convention in Chicago, July 10-13

Organizers of the Green Party's 2008 National Nominating Convention are encouraging journalists who intend to cover the event to register Continue reading

Green Party Members in New York Voting In A Presidential Primary By Mail Ballot

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEGloria Mattera, Co-Chair, Green Party of New York StatePeter LaVenia, Co-chair, Green Party of New York StateAlbany, Continue reading

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF LOCAL ECONOMIES

Local businesses are vital in that they create tight interconnections between workers, owners, consumers, taxpayers, and voters. People have a greater ability to control their own economic destiny when working with their neighbors. They can see the cause and effect of economic actions and are able to hold people responsible for their actions. Continue reading