Green Pages, the publication of record of the Green Party of the United States has just published their latest issue, Volume 19, Number 1.
This issue contains articles and editorials on the Trans Pacific Partnership and police brutality as well as news from State and International Green Parties.
In her editorial, Ursula Rozum, a former Congressional candidate, passionately writes about how “TPP would establish a system of international tribunals allowing corporations to challenge the laws, regulations and even court decisions of any member country if they are deemed to adversely impact the corporation’s expected future profits.” The issue follow up with a previously published interview with Margaret Flowers, one of America’s foremost fighters for Single Payer health care, on her pioneering work to derail the TPP.
Mike McCallister from the Wisconsin Green Party writes about the epidemic of police brutality rolling across the country. Putting this in context are accompanying articles about Greens from St Louis and New York City being victimized by law enforcement.
This issue also includes three articles about the 2014 campaigns in New York by Howie Hawkins and Theresa Portelli. Hawkins Gubernatorial campaign succeeded on a number of levels, securing ballot status for the Green Party for the third time; raising the issue of fracking to the point that Cuomo was forced to issue a post-election “ban” on fracking and derailed Cuomo’s 2018 Presidential ambitions.
The Southern Brooklyn Democrats have endorsed Green Party candidate James Lane over Brooklyn Democratic Councilman Vincent Gentile in the race for Congress, citing Gentile's unwillingness to meet with them and Lane being a political outsider.
Posting a statement on Facebook, the club wrote: "Southern Brooklyn Democrats is proud to endorse James Lane in the CD 11 race. Mr. Lane isn't a career politician; he's a member of our community who deeply cares about the interests of the people and representing us. It's long overdue that this district was represented by someone who is 'by the people, for the people,' and not some sleazy criminal or party hack. On Tuesday, May 5th, vote James Lane!"
editor's note: this past fall 3 local NYC Democratic Party Clubs endorsed Howie Hawkins, the Green candidate for NY Governor
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