Greens urge defeat of current Farm Bill, urge legislation to assist small local farms instead of big agribusiness

Green Party leaders called for national defeat of the $300 billion Farm Bill, calling it a capitulation to major agribusiness Continue reading

State Committee Meeting

Carl Lundgren performs at the Green Party of NY State Committee meeting May 10th Continue reading

Green Party of New York State Rejects Judge’s Decision to Exonerate Police in Sean Bell Murder

Press Release: For Immediate ReleaseMay 7, 2008Green Party of New York State Rejects Judge’s Decision to Exonerate Police in Sean Continue reading

Greens introduce a plan for environmental action for a Green President's first 100 days in office

he Green Party's Eco-Action Committee has announced a set of recommendations for environmental actions for the first 100 days of Continue reading

Green Party of New York State Rejects Judge's Decision to Exonerate Police in Sean Bell Murder

The Green Party of New York State (GPNYS) offers its heartfelt condolences to the family of Sean Bell, and completely Continue reading

DC Statehood Green Party endorses Advisory Neighborhood Commission 8B's statement against Mayor Fenty's plan to end public hearings on the DC Public Schools budget

The DC Statehood Green Party has endorsed a resolution from Advisory Neighborhood Commission 8B (ANC 8B) urging the City Council Continue reading

Green Mayor Brings Open Government to Greenwich, NY

David Doonan was considering a run for public office last year, but not necessarily Continue reading

New York State Marches for Peace

The Green Party in NY is a sponsor of the March to Fort Drum in Watertown, NY May 8 through Continue reading

Green Party congressional candidates 'applaud' ILWU work stoppage at SF & West Coast ports on May 1 to protest wars in Iraq, Afghanistan

Green Party congressional candidates said today they "applaud" the ILWU work stoppage scheduled May 1 here and at other California Continue reading

Choosing a Green Party Presidential Candidate in NY

The Green Party in NY isn't entitled to hold a Board of Elections run primary. However, folks enrolled in the Continue reading

Green Party Presidential Debate Videos

Green Candidates Cynthia McKinney, Jared Ball, Kent Mesplay, Kat Swift and Jesse Johnson participated in a debate held in San Continue reading

IN SUPPORT OF THE LIBERTINE

In the various movements for ecological, social, and economic justice there is a recurring question as to how participants conduct themselves in order to get the best results for their cause. For protecting the environment there is the issue of reducing material pleasure in order to consume and pollute less. For social justice there is the issue of preserving equality while recognizing difference. For economic justice there is the issue of allowing people to be able to make a living but not to engage in gross conspicuous consumption that is also exploitation. All of these discussions revolve around how to be serious in the movement, and the need to sacrifice for the purported goals. But this debate appears to cover over the possibility of desire to be expressed as a political act, which would in turn rearrange the whole process of being in a movement and the criteria for meeting long-term and short-term goals. Acknowledging desire as pivotal to a new type of political practice, especially a practice outside of the confines of the nation-state and capitalism, requires an introduction of enjoyment as a pleasure in creativity. In other words there must be a politics of joy in order to make the movements have a strong foundation that spans beyond generations. But it must be an enjoyment and joy that is always escaping the limits of simple and safe pleasure. Continue reading

CT Green Party Convention To Vote For Presidential Candidates Green Congressional Candidates To Speak

Green Party of Connecticut will hold its Annual Convention on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Greater Continue reading

EARTH DAY: Green Party elected supervisor, mayor, city councilor, lead battle opposing $74 million state plan to spray pesticides to kill Light Brown Apple Moth

Green Party elected officials in Bay Area cities are helping oppose a $74 million plan by the California Department of Continue reading

US Green Party sends delegation to the Second Global Greens Congress in Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 1-4

The Green Party of the United States will send six delegates to the Second Global Greens Congress, to take place Continue reading

Michigan Greens Apportion, Elect Convention Delegates Unanimously

Other Michigan political parties may be having problems allocating and seating national-convention delegates. But not the Greens.

ON THE END OF MULTICULTURALISM AND THE BEGINNING OF SOCIAL PLURALISM

Every night on CNN, Lou Dobbs continually returns to the issue of illegal immigration. In his enveloping rhetoric, he proposes that corporations and what he terms “socio-ethnocentric special interests” serve to weaken American borders and threaten American jobs. These two sides supposedly are in a secret partnership for their own interest. However, what he fails to reveal is that the corporations that thrive on the global form of late capitalism actually want his rhetoric that prevents looking at illegal immigration in the context of human rights, and instead villifies any advocacy organization that tries to do so. These immigrants are considered either as a productive resource or as an absolute threat to national sovereignty, but hardly ever as human citizens of the world. The content of humans crossing the border at great peril is actually contained and pacified by the global form of late capitalism, forever defined outside of the context of a free society. The inherent competitive nature of capitalism pits American workers against foreign-born workers even though both are exploited by the overall system. Workers and immigrants should be natural allies, but any possible solidarity against capitalism is thus thwarted and all people in the country are used for mass production or passive consumption regardless of being native or immigrant. Dobbs ignores this aspect by taking a position that looks like it is outside of political ideology, but is in fact the complete success of an ideology that classifies any attempt at human rights as a willing partner with corporate power. The immigration issue is a microcosm of a larger issue of multiculturalism and how it can present diversity only to be subsumed under global capitalism. Continue reading

Deshefy Accepts Nomination Of Green's 2nd Congressional District Convention

Scott Deshefy accepted the Green Party of CT's 2nd Congressional District at a Nominating Convention on Saturday, April 12, 2008, Continue reading

Arkansas Greens Running for Office

On Saturday, April 12, 2008, the Green Party of Arkansas nominated, during the first session of its nominating convention, 3 Continue reading

Greens: 2008 is Congress's last chance to assert the rule of law and impeach Bush and Cheney for high crimes and abuses of power

Green Party leaders and candidates called on Congress to use the remaining months of the Bush Administration to impeach and Continue reading

Greens To Hold First Ever 2nd Congressional District Convention Scott Deshefy To Seek Green Nomination

The Green Party of CT will hold a Nominating Convention on Saturday, April 12, 2008, at 2:00 pm, at the Continue reading

Green Party Election Success

In addition to the victories of David Doonan and Roger Sherman in New York, the following Greens have won so Continue reading

Thanks

Thanks to everyone who donated to support the recent GPNY fund drive. If you haven't donated, please know that the Continue reading

Gas or Electric – What’s Your Preference?

I visited the New York Auto Show last Sunday and was curious to see if the rising cost of gas had increased people’s interest in hybrids or all-electric cars. Apparently not, since the biggest crowds were gathered around the Porsches and Lamborghinis. As gas prices go up it will be interesting to see if more people start buying hybrids. This has been the case in Europe where hybrids are more popular than here. Continue reading

DC Statehood Green Party urge support for the Reconstruction Platform

Statehood Greens noted that the Reconstruction Party is consistent with the Green Party's platform, positions, & principles, and that Greens Continue reading