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

Wisconsin Green Party clears hurdle to appear on ballot in 2024

The party's inclusion could shake up the typically tight presidential race in the state Wisconsin's Green Party has cleared a hurdle necessary for the party to appear on the ballot during the November 2024 presidential race. Although Green Party candidate Sharyl McFarland came in last place during a four-way race for Secretary of State this November, she did clear a crucial threshold by taking nearly 1.6 percent of the vote. At least 1 percent of the vote was necessary to allow the party to request recognized status in upcoming elections. Continue reading

Let's write in Green Party candidates in '22

For just the second time since 1891, only the Democratic and Republican candidates will appear on the November ballot for governor and lieutenant governor. The absence of third parties is the result of “reforms” pushed through by the disgraced Andrew Cuomo. First, the state raised the requirement for a party to remain on the ballot from 50,000 votes for its gubernatorial candidate every four years to 130,000 votes, or 2% of the total votes cast (whichever is higher) in each presidential or gubernatorial election. Then it raised the number of signatures needed for independent-candidate ballot access from 15,000 to 45,000. Continue reading

Lawsuit claims Cooper's office assisted in purge of North Carolina Green Party from November ballot

A lawsuit challenging the North Carolina State Board of Elections decision to exclude the North Carolina Green Party from the November ballot alleges collaboration with the governor’s office. Democrats on the state board outvoted Republicans 3-2 in late June to exclude the North Carolina Green Party from the midterm ballot over "questions" about signatures verified by county boards of elections, despite the party submitting 2,000 signatures above the required threshold, The Carolina Journal reports. Continue reading

The Democrats’ Third-Party Massacres

“The hardest thing I’ve ever seen the Democrats fight for is to keep a disabled Marine combat veteran off the ballot.” – Matthew Hoh, Green Party candidate for U.S. Senator in North Carolina The last week of June 2022 brought more strikes against an American democracy already in deep crisis. Democrats blocked access to the ballot for the Green Party of North Carolina and seven independent gubernatorial tickets in New York. Continue reading

Democrats maneuver to keep Green Party candidates off the midterm ballot in swing state North Carolina

Political analysts expect more of these sorts of challenges aimed at keeping third parties off ballots — especially in places where the races are tight. Democratic Party activists fretting about potential Republican strength in North Carolina, a state considered to be leaning red for the midterm elections, are mounting an aggressive campaign to keep the left-leaning Green Party off the ballot there to avoid diluting Democratic turnout. Continue reading

N.C. Libertarians concerned about state treatment of Green Party

The Green Party’s recent problems gaining access to North Carolina’s election ballot raise concerns from another political group that has had to work to win a ballot spot. Brian Irving, executive director of the North Carolina Libertarian Party, told Carolina Journal that the eight times his party turned in petitions for certification, they never saw the level of scrutiny by the State Board of Elections that the Green Party received in its recent failed certification effort. Irving, who has helped lead NCLP for three decades, said that typically, the state board would accept signatures verified by county elections boards as valid and wouldn’t refuse to certify based on unproven questions about those signatures.  Continue reading