Nationwide Protests: Pro-Immigrant or Anti-Trump?

Over the past weeks, there has been a series of major protests against the mistreatment of immigrants. Hundreds were arrested after blocking DC streets and sitting-in at a Senate office building.  Two weeks ago, there were #FamiliesTogether rallies across the United States that forced Trump to end child separation and return to the Obama-era policy of incarcerating immigrant families. People are taking action for immigrant rights and protesting the separation of children from their families as well as the indefinite detention of immigrant families. Continue reading

Report from Europe

While traveling overseas I had the pleasure of meeting a Young Green City Councilor, Imane Nadif, in Amsterdam, where Greens (Groen Links) are the largest party on the council, with 10 of 45 seats, and a GreenLeft mayor! Our conversation was both inspiring and depressing, as the realities of American political repression, lack of social services, and lack of concern for climate change were shocking to someone from a nation with a multi-party system where left ideals are represented and winning. Continue reading

The Forgotten Children: Taxpayers Fund Hundreds of Thousands of Unlawful Family Separations Every Year

Family separations at our southwest border reveal the pain when children are forcibly seized by state or federal government agencies. We see the fear and anger, and expect frustration, loss of trust, helplessness and likely lifelong trauma for children, parents and other relatives. In American’s foster care system, an invisible epidemic of taken children delivers the same pain and fear. In 2016, about 687,000 children were forcibly taken from their families and placed with strangers or in group settings where they were more likely to be abused, assaulted, over-medicated or sexually trafficked than if they had not been taken. Experts say 85% of the time that children are removed, the state rationale for placement in foster care has no objective evidence. The driver of these numbers is money, lots of it. Continue reading

Statement by Darlene Elias to the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization of Puerto Rico

S.E. Walton Alfonso Webson of Antigua & BarbudaPresident of United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization of Puerto RicoNew York, NY 10017 Your Excellency, My name is Darlene Elias, and I am a National Co Chair of the Green Party of the United States. Thank you for permitting me to speak before yourself and this prestigious committee. Continue reading

Separation of families

We are witnessing the separation of families at our borders. Babies are being taken away from their parents. We all know that America has a history of separating families. This has to stop. Here in Texas, there are families that are legally seeking asylum only to have their children ripped from them and in some cases their children are detained thousands of miles from their families. Continue reading

Our First Anniversary

The Green Party Youth Caucus (Young EcoSocialists) are celebrating one year since the caucus started bi-monthly Organizer Calls. The video call series, which usually features a guest and discussion on a range of topics, is organized by the caucus Education Committee. In the past year guests have included Ajamu Baraka, Cheri Honkala, Margaret Flowers, Mimi Soltysik, Miko Peled, Mazin Qumsiyeh, and many more discussing topics including anti-imperialism, abolition of the police, single payer, EcoSocialism, disaster capitalism, revolt and insurrection, and campus anti-fascism. Continue reading

Lavender Green Caucus Statement on 2018 Pride Month

This month we celebrate what our community has achieved over the years to give us greater visibility. Our accomplishments include decriminalizing homosexuality, asserting our right to dress as we please and to freely express our gender identity, and to not be bound by conventional expectations around gender and gender expression with regards to attire, hairstyles, and other adornments, de-categorizing homosexuality as a mental illness, same-sex marriage rights, and the ability to name ourselves as we see fit. These accomplishments are beacons of light shining on the hard work we undertook to attain them. We're still facing many challenges in our efforts to obtain full civil rights. Our youth in schools are being denied the use of the restrooms they need. People are forced to leave their family homes because of their sexual orientation or because their gender is not what was assigned at birth. Elders in our community aren't having their medical needs met and many face discrimination in nursing homes. Continue reading

Agreement Reached Between North Korea And United States, Meaning?

Note: The good news this morning that President Trump and Chairman Kim reached an agreement was an important first step to peace on the Korean Peninsula. The agreement was vague but promised more discussions between the nations. The one specific promise of the United States was to stop the military exercises that practiced military attacks, including  nuclear attack and the asssasination of North Korean political leadership, would be halted. North Korea has always opposed these war games, Popular Resistance has consistently called for them to end. Continue reading

The Democrats Out-Right the Right on North Korean Summit

If more proof was needed to persuade anyone that the Democrats are indeed a war party, it was provided when Senator Chuck Schumer and other Democrat leaders in the Senate engaged in a cynical stunt to stake out a position to the right of John Bolton on the summit between Trump and Kim Jong Un. The Democrats asserted that the planned summit could only be judged successful if the North Koreans agreed to dismantle and remove all their nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, end all production and enrichment of uranium, dismantle its nuclear weapons infrastructure, and suspend ballistic missile tests. Continue reading

The Foundation For International Justice Is Anti-Imperialism

The United States has had a policy of imperialism beginning after the Civil War. The US way of war, developed against Indigenous peoples, spread worldwide as the US sought to extend its power through military force, economic dominance and diplomatic hegemony. Imperialism is driven by what Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. identified at the end of his life, the triple evils of racism, capitalism, and militarism. Lenin described imperialism as the highest stage of capitalism. Imperialism has justified mass slaughter, resulting in the US killing 20 million people since WW II. The People of the United States must say ‘no’ to imperialism. Continue reading