Decades of post 9/11 wars have failed us

The North Carolina Green Party remembers the tragedy of 9/11/2001 and the subsequent two decades of endless wars in the following editorial by member and veteran Matthew Hoh. This has been edited from the original publication. Many have seen a video this week of a young Marine in Kabul tenderly giving water to an Afghan child. It makes me think of what might have been these last 20 years. In contrast with that Marine's act of compassion with the institutional actions of violence, greed and self-interest that, so far, have defined the American 21st century. What if rather than revenge, profit, and political opportunism, we as a nation had chosen restraint, wisdom, and compassion? While many Americans can honestly say the terror attacks of 9/11 took them by surprise, it is hard to argue they were without cause. Continue reading

Green Party Gov Candidate: $490K Debate Fundraising Quota Is A 'Travesty'

NEWARK, NJ — When the two main gubernatorial debates take place this election season in New Jersey, Madelyn Hoffman probably won't be taking the stage alongside Gov. Phil Murphy and Jack Ciattarelli. But according to the Green Party of New Jersey candidate, she's not surprised. After all, politics in the Garden State are "the best democracy that money can buy," Hoffman says. Continue reading

New London Green Party announces candidates for office

NEW LONDON, CT — The New London Green Party has announced three candidates for local office in the upcoming election, a group that includes prominent city activist Kris Wraight. Wraight is joined by City Council candidate Eddie Long, a member of the New London Arts Council and co-chairman of Public Art for Racial Justice Education, or PARJE. William Keith Kimball, an accountant and public education advocate who has an elementary school-aged daughter, is seeking a spot on the Board of Education. Continue reading

Connecticut's Green Party talks values, fall elections

Dustin Fiore, Peter Goselin and Cassandra Martineau serve as co-chairs of Connecticut's Green Party, a statewide third party that seeks to elect candidates supporting "grassroots democracy, social justice, non-violence and ecological wisdom" to local, state, and national office. The Connecticut Examiner spoke with Fiore and Goselin about the identity of the Green Party, and how they see the party's prospects for this fall's elections. Continue reading

Green Party’s Gloria Mattera Talks Cuomo, Ballot Status, and Single Payer

Green Party member Mark Dunlea interviewed the co-chair of the Green Party of New York, Gloria Mattera, back on Wednesday August 4, 2021. Dunlea regularly conducts interviews, in his capacity with the Hudson Mohawk Radio Network and the Sanctuary for Independent Media. This interview focused primarily on the topic of the current scandal around New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and the Green Party of New York’s statement calling on him to resign or be removed from office. The Green Party of New York also called for Cuomo to resign back in March 2021 as well. The interview also delves into the topics of the ballot status of the Green Party of New York, and the utter failure of the supermajority Democrat state legislature in New York to pass single payer healthcare. Continue reading

The False Promise of Carbon Capture, Public Power, and the Green New Deal

ALBANY, NY – Starting at 12:15 p.m. today on the corner of Washington Ave. and Dove St. citizens will protest the late and slow legislative process that is addressing climate collapse. The protesters will stand with signs and voice concerns about Congressmember Tonko’s CLEAN Future Act. This bill defines new fossil fuel infrastructure and waste incineration as ‘clean’ energy solutions. As long as we continue to pour megatons of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere then all the beneficial programs in the world won’t keep us from crossing the tipping point into irreversible climate breakdown. Congressmember Tonko is ignoring this fact and continues to operate at a gradual pace. Continue reading

With major parties in power, ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green’

Michael O'Neil, U.S. Communications Manager for the Green Party, joins T.J. O’Hara, host of Deconstructed, to discuss the Party’s past, present, and future. Mr. O’Neil has over 15 years of political communications experience and has served the Green Party in a variety of capacities for the past 12 years, including roles as Assistant to the Campaign Manager for Dr. Jill Stein’s 2016 presidential campaign and co-manager of that campaign's Brooklyn, NY Office. He also performed significant roles for the Party in its 2014 and 2018 gubernatorial campaigns in New York as Downstate Coordinator and Campaign Manager, respectively. Continue reading

U.S. District Court denies injunctive relief in Libertarian-Green ballot access case

On May 13, U.S. District Court Judge John Koeltl, a Clinton appointee, refused to enjoin the New York ballot access changes made in 2020. Libertarian Party of NY v New York State Board of Elections, s.d., 1:20cv-5820. The opinion says the 2% vote test for president/governor, and the new number of signatures for a statewide office (45,000), are not severe. The decision cites only precedents that upheld state ballot access laws, and doesn’t mention any precedents that struck them down. It does not mention the March 29, 2021 decision of the Sixth Circuit that struck down Michigan’s 30,000-signature requirement for statewide independent candidates. Continue reading

HR1/S1 Hypocrisy: under the guise of ‘For the People’, Democrats support voters rights, but suppress voter choice

With S1 going to markup before the U.S. Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday, May 11, the inherent hypocrisy behind HR1/S1 - the ‘For the People Act’ must be called out. But it won't happen as part of the public hearing process, because there won’t be any one present that will raise it. From the Democratic Party side, the Rules Committee hearing is expected to focus on responding to concerns from election officials about requirements and timelines related to HR1/S1’s mandates for early voting, voting by mail, automatic voter registration and voting system standards. From the Republican side, it will be to propose amendments to weaken the voting protection rights contained in the bill. Continue reading

Green Party of California condemns Democratic Party ‘betrayal’ for shelving of Guaranteed Health Care for All Act, AB 1400

In a stunning betrayal of Californians, lawmakers in Sacramento delayed until 2022 the California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act, Assembly Bill 1400. The Green Party of California aligns with a growing majority of Californians and many coalition partners in condemning this decision by the lawmakers.  “Universal single-payer healthcare lies at the heart of the Green Party of California healthcare platform,” said Barry Hermanson, long-time single-payer advocate and member of the GPCA Coordinating Committee. See “Big Pharma” and “Universal health care: California tries again.” Continue reading