Expanding democracy

Over the past couple of months, columnist Harriet Hausman has written several pieces that can generally be grouped under the topic of “defending American democracy.” Her recent column of Aug. 30 was entitled, “Highest priority: voting rights.” We, the West Side Greens, both applaud Harriet and share her concern about the threats to democracy. We wish to put forth the position that what is needed at present is an expansion of democracy. Continue reading

Greens Have 3,500 Signatures on Petition to Form Party, Seeking 2,000 More as Cushion

Pine Ridge organizer Shaun Little Horn corrects my report on the Green Party’s petition drive for official party status in South Dakota. The Greens had posted online last month that they were “just 2000 signatures away from securing ballot access for our candidates.” Given it takes 3,502 signatures to qualify as an official party, that figure suggested the Greens had 1,500 signatures in hand, a rather slim increase from the 1,000 they said they had on their petition a year ago. Continue reading

Greens Petitioning for Official Party Status in South Dakota, Need to Speed Up Signature Collection

The Green Party is circulating a petition to win official political party status in South Dakota. To place any candidates on South Dakota’s general election ballot in 2024, budding Greens must submit a petition with the signatures of at least 3,502 registered South Dakota voters to the Secretary of State by July 1, 2024. State law would then give the Greens the right to nominate Presidential electors, statewide candidates, and Congressional and Legislative candidates at convention by August 13, 2024. Continue reading

Green Party run for Dr. Cornel West

Jake Tapper’s got jokes. While talking to Dr. Cornel West about his presidential run with the People’s Party, the CNN host said, “I don’t think the People’s Party was on the ballot in all 50 states last time.” With a CNN budget and no doubt a host of producers, you’d think he might know that: 1) The People’s Party didn’t exist until after the end of the 2020 presidential election, 2) it was created by disappointed Bernie Sanders supporters, 3) it doesn’t yet have presidential ballot access in any of the 50 states, not even Florida, and 4) qualifying for ballot access in 50 states is a herculean task. Continue reading

Cornel West seeking Green Party nomination for presidential run

Progressive activist Cornel West announced he is seeking the Green Party nomination for president in 2024 after declaring his candidacy for the People’s Party nomination last week.  West said that he decided to run as a candidate for the Green Party to try to build a “broad United Front and coalition strategy.”  Continue reading

Support Ukraine against Russia’s military imperialism and the West’s economic imperialism

United States Green Party 2020 presidential candidate, retired Teamsters union warehouse worker and ecosocialist Howie Hawkins spoke with Federico Fuentes about the recently formed Ukraine Solidarity Network and the challenges of building solidarity with Ukraine while opposing US imperialism. Continue reading

The anti-imperialist position is to support the national liberation struggle of the Ukrainian people’

Howie Hawkins is a retired Teamsters union warehouse worker, the US Green Party 2020 presidential candidate and an ecosocialist. Together with a range of other leftists, socialists, unionists and academics, he recently helped set up the Ukraine Solidarity Network (US). Hawkins spoke to Federico Fuentes about the initiative and the challenges of building solidarity with Ukraine while opposing US imperialism. Continue reading

Ranked-Choice Voting: Green Party leader pushes for broader changes in how Wisconsin elections are run

As ranked-choice voting gains steam elsewhere in the country, a leader of Wisconsin's Green Party is calling for that method of electing government officials to be adopted here, as the future of democracy and a way to increase enthusiasm for voting. "The current system is centered around getting people to fear and hate the other side," said party co-chair Dave Schwab. "Ranked-choice frees people from the idea that you have to vote for the lesser evil." Continue reading

Green Party seeks candidates for city posts to reverse BG's 'backwards energy policy'

Bowling Green has a backwards energy policy. We get 60% of our electricity from the Prairie State Coal plant in Illinois. The expensive power from this coal plant is why our electric bills are so high. We get 35% of our power from hydro plants on the Kentucky border. This power is also expensive because we have to pay transmission and delivery costs. Our wonderful solar field only supplies 3% of BG's electricity, and our great wind turbines only supply 2%. Continue reading

Two barrels aim at African People's Socialist Party

The Green Party of St. Louis fully agrees with the right of African people to advocate and organize for the unification, liberation and self-determination of Africa and African People as laid out in the "Principles of Unity." The FBI raid of July 29, 2022 was not just against the African People's Socialist Party (APSP). It was an attack on all working for social justice and liberation. Continue reading