A Statement on Israel and Palestine

As a potential 2026 candidate for Governor of Maryland, as a human being, and as a member of the Maryland Green Party, I am committed to peace, justice, and democracy for Palestinians and Israelis alike. I am deeply saddened by the violence, the occupation and the system of Israeli apartheid. I am angry at the United States federal government, and numerous state governments, for the direct and material enabling of Israeli regimes that continue to defy international law and make peace impossible. Continue reading

Shut It Down For Palestine Roundup

I was able to attend two of the many, many actions in solidarity with Palestine in my state this week. On Friday evening I joined 150 at a demonstration held outside the state capitol building fence, sponsored by the newly minted Maine Coalition for Palestine (which I've now joined). Truly excellent speeches by well-informed activists were interspersed with chants like "Free, free Palestine" and a whole lot of honking from passing motorists. The crowd assembled was quite different from the group I stood with about a month ago at a same time, same place demo. Not nearly as many people of color or Arabic-speaking college students this time. Maybe they have peeled off to join demos nearer to them in our sprawling, sparsely populated state? The crowd last Friday had more oldsters but was predominately white 20 and 30 somethings from coalition orgs like the PSL* and Student for Justice in Palestine. Continue reading

Free Palestine!

My name is Peter LaVenia, and I am the co-chair of the Green Party of New York. I'm here with the rest of you to call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and the end of the ongoing genocide being conducted against the Palestinian people! What the United States is doing is shocking to many because we live in an era when images and video can be shared immediately. But it is also surprising because for most in the United States, we do not learn that it has always been this government's policy to back its client states when they conduct wholesale murder against an entire population. Continue reading

Only a movement can topple corporate tyranny

The Green Party is the only significant leftist, socialist, working class, ecology party in the United States in the last 50 years. The Green Party is not about trying to get one person on the ballot. The Green Party is about running thousands of corporate-free public servants in all 50 states at every level of government--local, county, state, and federal. Hundreds of Green Party candidates have been elected to public office in this country over the last few decades. No other leftist party can claim this. The Green Party is the only political movement that is seriously challenging corporate tyranny. Continue reading

We called for climate action at the UN

KUDOS! Now there's more we can and must do! The world has witnessed the largest climate mobilization since the pandemic as concerned citizens came together to demand presidential action to phase out fossil fuels and address environmental injustice. Kudos to the thousands who turned out, and to the many Greens who participated, led by The Green Party's Eco Action Committee. Visibly present were Jasmine Sherman and Dr. Cornel West, who are seeking the Green Party's nomination for presidential candidate 2024. Protests have been historically impactful, and continue to be indispensable in raising awareness of the climate crisis and demanding action from our leaders. We also recognize that protest alone is not enough. Relying solely on politicians entrenched in the existing system, beholden to corporate interests, and hoping they will enact meaningful climate policies is not a viable strategy. They've done virtually nothing since the first Earth Day in 1970 to thwart global warming, which has evolved into a climate emergency. Greenpeace International noted that at the UN Climate Ambition Summit that "ambition [was] shamefully missing," and that "we remain at full speed on the highway to climate hell." Continue reading

March in NYC to end fossil fuels

By Alex Casper (they/them) Green Party of Pennsylvania On Sunday, September 17, 75,000 people marched across New York City to End Fossil Fuels. Two Green Party candidates seeking the nomination for President of the U.S. were in New York marching as VIP’s, and I was lucky enough to have my photo taken next to them. Continue reading

The September 11 Legacy of Forever Wars, the Patriot Act, and Loss of Legal Rights

By Margaret Kimberley On September 11 remember how legal rights were destroyed under the Patriot Act and how plots for worldwide endless war were hatched. Everyone should know what happened in Washington on September 14, 2001, even though there is an exhortation to remember the attacks which took place on September 11, 2001. On September 14 the Senate and the House of Representatives passed joint resolutions which resulted in the Authorization for Use of Military Force of 2001 (AUMF) , which President George W. Bush signed into law on September 18. Continue reading

Israel Was Never A Democracy; Its Disintegration Was Inevitable

Israel is a nation grappling with deep internal divisions, and unfortunately, it is the Palestinian people who are paying the heavy price. Recently, a group of Israeli reservists known as “Brothers In Arms” made headlines by refusing to fulfill their reserve duty in protest of the newly passed “Judicial Reform.” Their stated concern was for the preservation of “Jewish democracy,” with an emphasis on creating a better future for their children within such a system. Continue reading

Austerity and Illusions: The Debt Ceiling Deal

Reaction to the debt ceiling deal made between the Democratic and Republican parties has generated a misunderstanding as to the role of the deal itself, those of the parties themselves and their leadership. As there is no serious organized Left in the United States, let alone a class-conscious movement of the working class, the interpretation of the debt deal will inevitably be colored by the image of the deal proffered by the media and the parties themselves. Politics in the twenty-first century has been completely subsumed into, as Debord argued, the spectacle, but its victory is so complete that it is a lazy one at that. Our task, then, is to examine the reality of the deal and the social relations between the actors and party organizations. Continue reading

Lack of Climate Action by NY Lawmakers a Death Warrant for Humanity

Even as tens of millions of New Yorkers and other East Coast residents face a public health emergency from climate-driven wildfires in Canada, legislative leaders at the State Capitol are sending their members home for the rest of the year without taking action of many key climate issues. The United Nations has repeatedly warned that governments are moving far too slowly to keep global warming below the safe target level of 1.5 degrees C. Scientists now expect that tipping point to be breached within the next five years (if not sooner), an existential threat to humanity, especially for the many developing countries located in the tropics where climate change is taking place fastest. This week the heat index in parts of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean soared to 125 degrees F, a situation that scientists called “astonishing.” A “once-in-200-years” heatwave has engulfed Southeast Asia and China. Continue reading