Forget Red vs. Blue: The Paradigm for the 21st Century is Orange, Purple, and Green

By now, most of us have noticed a paradigm shift that has made traditional political labels obsolete. Red versus Blue (Republican conservative right-wing versus Democrat liberal left-wing) seemed to work for the last century, but it’s not working for the mess we’re in now. Continue reading

The Movement and the 2020 elections

The political system in the United States is a plutocracy, one that works for the benefit of the wealthy, not the people. Although we face growing crises on multiple fronts – economic insecurity, a violent and racist state, environmental devastation, never-ending wars and more – neither of the Wall Street-funded political parties will take action to respond. Instead, they are helping the rich get richer. Continue reading

Confronting the U.S./EU/NATO axis of domination

Democrats may hate Trump, but they join in white supremacist solidarity with his aggression against the mostly non-white people of Venezeula. “It is accepted as normal that the U.S. and Europe have the right and, indeed, the responsibility to police the world.” Continue reading

Elliott Abrams exposed in congress, chairman says no war on Venezuela

Washington, DC – Elliott Abrams' past took center stage when he testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on February 13, 2019. The combination of protests over his past war crimes and perjury along with the tough questioning by Rep. Ilhan Omar resulted in Abrams being publicly shamed on national television. The controversy over the US coup forced the right-wing chairman of the Committee, Eliot L. Engel, to announce his opposition to US military action in Venezuela. Continue reading

Don't confuse Cuomo's Green New Deal with Green Party

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Green New Deal is not the eco-socialist approach the Green Party has had in mind in gubernatorial and presidential campaigns since 2010. The Greens' version is an economic justice program like the original New Deal. It aims to revitalize the public sector in order to secure universal economic rights to a living-wage job, an adequate income, decent housing, comprehensive health care, and a good education. It includes public job and income guarantees, expanded public housing, improved Medicare for all, and free public education from pre-K through college. It's a Green New Deal because it would also build a zero-carbon, 100 percent clean energy economy by 2030 to provide the economic stimulus and sustainable foundation for economic rights for all. Continue reading

A positive vision for what The Green New Deal could be

We interviewed Dahr Jamail about his new book, “The End of Ice,” for our podcast, Clearing the FOG, this week. It will be available Monday. Jamail describes the grim reality of human-caused climate distortion. The bottom line is: It is here. It is accelerating. We need to take swift action to attempt to mitigate it and adapt to it as best we can. Continue reading

HR 1 Cuts Green Party Campaign Funding, Sics Homeland Security and Political Police on the Left

HR 1 is the premiere legislative initiative of Democrats in the 116th Congress. It contains 571 pages of proposals and findings and such, but only two of HR 1’s dozens of provisions have a reasonable chance of passing the House and obtaining the bipartisan support in the Senate needed to become law. Continue reading

Trump's Ideology and Ours

From Donald Trump's State of the Union address last night: "Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country. America was founded on liberty and independence --- not government coercion, domination, and control. We are born free, and we will stay free. Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country." Fancy Donald Trump assuming the mantle of ideological savant! Continue reading

One Green's perspective on the state of the union

Good evening, fellow Americans. My name is Justin Beth and I am a member of the Green Party of the United States. I would ask you to consider a Green Party perspective on the State of the Union. Before I share my thoughts on the state of the union, I'd like to give you some background on the Green Party, for those of you that are not familiar with our message. The Green Party of the United States was founded with the purpose to elevate People, Planet, and Peace over corporate profit and greed. As a result, we refuse contributions from corporations, which ensures that we are truly a party for the people. Continue reading

The rise of a fake president in Venezuela

On this week's episode of Clearing the Fog our guest will be Dan Cohen. Cohen is a Washington DC-based journalist and RT America correspondent. Prior to joining the team, he was based in Israel/Palestine where he produced widely distributed video reports and print dispatches for outlets including Mondoweiss, Electronic Intifada, The Nation, Alternet, Middle East Eye, Grayzone Project, Al Jazeera English, and Vice News. Cohen is the cinematographer and editor of the documentary ‘Killing Gaza’, and made the mini-documentary ‘The Syria Deception: Al-Qaeda Goes to Hollywood’. Continue reading