Black Lives Matter

From our platform ... 

We understand that until significant steps are taken to reverse the ongoing abuses; to end the criminalization of the Black and Brown communities, to eradicate poverty, to invest in education, health care and the restoration and protection of human rights, that it will be impossible to repair the continuing damage wrought by the ideology of white supremacy which permeates the governing institutions of our nation.

From the mission statement of the Black Caucus of the Green Party of the United States ...

The mission of the Black Caucus of the Green Party of the United States is to maximize the participation of men and women of African and African American descent in the political and policy-making process of the Green Party of the United States. It is further to introduce the Ten Key Green Values and the Green Party Platform to the African American community. The mission of GPUS Black Caucus is to increase the participation and election victories in United States electoral politics of African and African Americans who support the GPUS Platform, and to ensure that the GPUS conducts and implements programs that concretize its platform in the interests of communities of African-American and African descent addressing community needs and disparities.


  • Despite The Quickening Decline Of The "West," The US And Its Junior Partners In Imperialism Are Determined To Hold Humanity Hostage To Terminal Capitalist Greed And Violence.

  • "Biden labels himself an 'Atlanticist' — shorthand for a white supremacist."

The world is shocked by the image of an eleven-story residential building in Gaza collapsing from a bomb dropped by the Israeli Defense Force, one of the most advanced armies in the world thanks to U.S. support. But in the U.S., Andrew Yang, former presidential candidate and now candidate for mayor of New York, proudly proclaims that he stands with the heroic people of Israel who are under attack from the vicious, occupied Palestinians who have no army, no rights, and no state.


ALBANY, NY – The Upper Hudson Green Party thoroughly condemns the assault and arrest of peaceful protesters at Albany’s South Station.

We stand in solidarity with the grassroots Black Lives Matter movement to confront and end police violence, repression, and murder against the working class and communities of color.


  • National Co-Chair Trahern Crews on murder of Daunte Wright and the Derek Chauvin trial jury deliberations

Trahern Crews is based in the Twin Cities of Minnesota and has been on the front lines of the people's response the murder of Daunte Wright and the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.

 


Minneapolis City Council member Cam Gordon hosted a Ward 2 forum Green New Deal For Minneapolis this past week. The event included guest speakers Patrick Hanlon, Timothy DenHerder-Thomas, Alice Madden, Nina Axelson, Isaac Smith, Stacy Miller, and Charles Frempong-Longdon. To watch the forum, please visit Green New Deal For Minneapolis.


ROCHESTER, NY – Join the Green Party of Monroe County for our monthly meeting. Our speaker will be a spokesperson from the Take It Down Coalition who will lead us in a discussion on a specific Anti-Racism approach which seeks to pursue the fundamental nature of racism and how we can both identify it within ourselves and our society then in turn work to eliminate it.

This approach rejects the usual commercialized approach that replaces a process that is real and addresses the internalized roots of racism.We will also discuss the possibilities of using such an approach in our education system.


  • A Black and Green Wednesday Program

ST LOUIS – In the past 50 years whole sections of cities all over this country have been deliberately bled to death. Once livable and vibrant communities like St. Louis’ northside and some areas in Kansas City, Mo. now resemble ghost towns that mirror the tragic, compounding effects of systemic racism, on-going governmental corruption, economic disinvestment and long-term neglect. Large areas are already blighted and/or slated for re-development—if city governments had their way.

7:00 p.m. Central Time 
Wednesday February 3, 2021
RSVP here


HARTFORD – The Green Party of Connecticut supports the call by activists in Willimantic, Connecticut, to ban the display of the so-called Blue Lives Matter flag on the website of the Willimantic Police Department. No matter the history that some wish to ascribe to it, and no matter their intentions, the flag – a black and white American flag with a single blue line – is so openly and closely associated with the rise of ultra-right, white nationalist and white supremacist groups that it has become a symbol of bigotry, not of respect for law enforcement officers.


The Wisconsin Green Party denounces the decision of the Kenosha District Attorney to not file charges against the police officer who shot Jacob Blake 7 times in the back, a shameful continuation of a long history of police impunity for violence against Black, indigenous, and people of color in Wisconsin and the United States.

Please read our statement here, and share it on Facebook, Twitter, and your other networks.


ROCHESTER, NY – If you're a Green, or Green-friendly, you know that the 2020 election results were not a cause for celebration.  Yes, we're getting rid of Trump, but not the causes of Trumpism.  There is still a lot of work to do and as usual, the Greens are getting down to it.

Join the Green Party of Monroe County for our monthly meeting on Thursday, December 10th at 7:00 p.m.  This month we will be discussing The State of Police Accountability in Rochester with brief presentations from three different groups:


ST LOUIS – After George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis on May 25 people across the US have examined whether streets, statues, parks and schools were named after racists. What should be the criteria for renaming? How should new names be determined? What is Teens Taking Action in St. Louis (TTAStL) doing about racism? If you live in University City, Missouri, do you think the streets Pershing, Jackson, Amherst and Wilson should be renamed? Though the webinar is hosted from St. Louis you are welcome to join from anywhere in the US.