100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

August 26th marked the centennial anniversary of the federal government ratifying the 19th amendment, granting women the right to vote. Even as we celebrate that hard-fought victory, however, we must remember many women were not able to exercise that right because of a pernicious web of laws and regulations designed to disenfranchise voters based on race and country of origin. A series of reforms through the following decades gradually expanded the right to vote to citizens of all races and nationalities, culminating in the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Continue reading

#GreenEnter2020 Has Begun

Thousands upon thousands of people are exploring the Green Party as a possible home following Bernie Sanders suspending his campaign for president. The timing was a bit of a surprise, but we're happy to report an explosion of new signups and volunteers in our grassroots party "Of, By and For the People." We're moving quickly to connect these new allies into the fight for Grassroots Democracy, Social Justice, Ecological Wisdom and Non-violence. Continue reading

Coronavirus, Capitalism and other diseases

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting nearly every facet of life in many communities. We must practice “social distancing” as one of the tactics to contain —or at least slow— the outbreak but we must also practice solidarity and mutual aid wherever conditions allow. For this public health crisis is simultaneously an economic crisis for countless people impacted by the virus and corresponding quarantines. And the reason for that is simple: our political system (the two-party cartel) and economic system (capitalism) have utterly failed us. But it didn’t have to be this way. For years the Green Party has campaigned for: Continue reading

Today is International Women's Day!

As Greens, we celebrate the achievements of women everywhere and commit to building a world of gender equity. Many of the crises we all face — environmental degradation, war, economic exploitation — disproportionately affect women. And so it should not surprise us that women are many of the bravest opponents of those injustices, overcoming what seem like the most insurmountable odds. Continue reading

Black History and Our Future

February has been designated as Black History Month. However, the legacy of African people goes beyond the calendar. It must be understood that our story does not begin with slavery. Chattel Slavery impeded it. The Transatlantic Slave trade ruined Africa’s economy and total infrastructure. Not to mention, erasure of accomplishments and existence. Africa and African People are the progenitors of scientific development, engineering, mathematics, architecture, medicine and early political developments such as state formation and monarchy. Before Colonization, our territories were more advanced than elsewhere. Continue reading

Valentine's Day, Love, Power and Justice

We talk about the outrages and horrors of the day out of necessity. But it is equally necessary to speak of what we love. Grassroots Democracy, Non-Violence and Social Justice are necessary for us and our loved ones to live in freedom, safety and dignity. Ecological Wisdom is necessary to sustain our beloved planet — the only home we’ve ever known — and the countless lives that depend on it. Continue reading

Trying to shut us up with an "open letter"

The "Open Letter to the Green Party About 2020 Election Strategy" marks the first 2020 salvo telling you and your fellow Greens to just shut up and submit to a fundamentally undemocratic system that was designed specifically to marginalize you. This steaming pile of cowardice and shoddy logic is especially disturbing because of co-signers like Noam Chomsky and Barbara Ehrenreich, who many of us otherwise consider to be heroes. Continue reading

A new year and a new war

No level of U.S. aggression toward other nations is acceptable. However, this week's drone assassination of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani could launch our country’s war machine into overdrive at a scale we have not seen in some years. And that puts countless more lives in danger around the world. Trump is a monster, a criminal and he is responsible for this attack. But the larger crisis, the crisis that brought us Trump in the first place, is the domination of our government by two parties who march to the beat drummed out by War and Wall Street. When the Republican and Democratic parties are both controlled by war hawks, who is left to stand for peace? Continue reading

They’re still getting Afghanistan wrong

Reporters and editors at The Washington Post have done the world a great service by suing our government to obtain what has come to be known as “The Afghanistan Papers,” and then publishing the results. Now, did you or I need countless pages of insider confessions to figure out the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan has accomplished little except death, destruction and profits for war-mongers? Of course not. It did not take the Green Party eighteen years to call out the two parties of War and Wall Street for twisting our grief, pain and fear from the 9/11 attacks into an excuse for empire, atrocities and corruption. We were on that from day one. Continue reading

"Hillary Clinton: Jill Stein "is a Russian asset. I mean, totally"

Over the weekend it came out that Hillary Clinton unleashed another unconscionable smear against the Green Party and our 2016 presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein, calling Dr. Stein “a Russian asset...I mean totally.” We need to fight back right now. Will you sign up to become a Monthly Sustainer right now, or upgrade your monthly contribution if you are already a Sustainer? Let’s show Hillary Clinton and the DNC leadership their slander and scaremongering won’t work — and that it will only make our party and our movement stronger. Continue reading