Ten Days of Actions For Ecological & Economic Justice
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The Green Party Eco-Action Committee is calling on all Green Party state parties, locals and supporters to participate in ten days of events on climate change, environmental and social justice and labor issues from April 22 through May 1. Many of these actions can be online and educational events, however safely conducted outdoor actions are also highly encouraged, wherever possible.
Giving the Power to the People
Our theme for this nationally-coordinated series of actions will be Giving the Power to the People: Stop Climate Chaos and End the War on Workers and the Poor. This theme encompasses dire environmental topics, and celebrates worker resistance to corporate power. We invite well-organized locals and parties to have two or more events - to organize small Green direct actions, organize or co-sponsor online panels and discussions, and to join or endorse solidarity actions.
We want to focus on events that are organized by Greens to build focus and support for the Green Party as the only national party that does not compromise on issues of life or death. Remember - dozens of well-placed smaller and localized events can be far more effective than one big event (which unfortunately is not possible due to the pandemic).
We will be calling on greater public and local control of energy and polluter industries. We will also support cross-sectional issues such as living wages for essential workers and a comprehensive economic plan that addresses unemployment, enacts a national healthcare service, and puts people to work in jobs that will combat both climate catastrophe and living standard insecurity.
Some suggested topics for Actions and Educational Events:
- Green New Deal/ Eco-Socialist New Deal actions and online panels
- Anti-Fracking actions
- Environmental Racism & Imperialism
- Corporate pollution of working class communities
- Public ownership of energy production - why it is necessary?
- End the War Machine: US Military is the nation’s largest polluter
- Having small “anti-corporate” Earth Day fair social distanced tabling at campuses
- Resistance to local Evictions and Utilities Shut-offs
- Solidarity Actions with worker organizing efforts and work stoppages
- Young Eco-Socialists (Youth Caucus) events at campuses
- Banners of various topics at busy intersections
- Lobbying Days
- Teach-ins or debates on the dangers of Nuclear Energy
- Creating informational videos
- Social distanced park event or picnic with speakers and information
- Light projection events
- Activist theater
- Pop-up music performances with information distribution
Tools for Successful Events:
Example Checklist for Planning an Online Webinar or Teach-In
GPUS downloads HERE and other free downloads HERE
Earth Day to May Day National Events:
Earth Day, Thurs, April 22. Climate change demo at Cong. Paul Tonko's office in Albany. NY. With PAUSE (350 Albany) and others
Earth Day, Thurs, April 22 What Would An EcoSocialist World Look Like? Left Unity Study Series (NCGP, Socialist Party, Palm Bay Area Greens, AZGP) Zoom Registration Link
Sunday April 25, Climate and the military, 4 or 5 PM, Madelyn Hoffman, David Swanson
Tues, April 27 - Nuclear power and climate change, 8 PM, organized by Howie Hawkins, guests include Harvey Wasserman, Marilyn Elie (Indian Point activist).
Thurs April 29 - Justin Paglino for Congress in Connecticut, 7pm “EcoSocialism: caring for the environment and for ourselves.”
Friday April 30 - May Day Teach In - Zoom Teach-In which will host prominent public intellectuals to discuss the history, importance, and relevance of May Day on Friday April 30th beginning at 7pm.
Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/22zr1Jxxu
Saturday May 1 - May Day March & Rally A rally with speakers at Albany Medical Center on May 1 beginning at 1pm in a show of solidarity with the nurses' struggle for a fair contract and PPE. The rally will be followed by a short march to the Washington Park Amphitheater where live music and poetry will be performed with public speakers and space for organizations to table and advertise their relevant causes.
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Statements from 2019