International Workers' Day & the Legacy of the Paris Commune
SAN JOSE, CA –International Workers' Day - often referred to as May Day - is tomorrow! It is probably the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic that workers all over the world will be able to join local rallies while practicing safe distancing (and wearing masks!). May Day symbolizes the struggles of the working class across the globe against the exploitative and destructive nature of capitalism. It was first celebrated in the U.S. (Chicago) in 1886 and led to the Haymarket Affair whose influence on international labor movements carries on to this day.Read more
SAN FRANCISCO – Ever since the historic labor movement culminating in Chicago's 1886 Haymarket Riot and the commemorating of May Day as International Workers Day, capitalists have pushed back against workers' rights and safety, and their ability to organize.
Other moments in history brought the labor movements' struggle to intersect other critical movements such as when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. went to Memphis to support the African American sanitation workers' efforts to unionize and their strike in protest of low wages, unsafe work conditions, and their abusive white bosses. The picket signs they carried stated the simple message: “I Am A Man.”Read more
DEERFIELD, MA – Welcome to the inaugural issue of The Voice of Massachusetts Greens. We will share the thoughts and activities of our state and local party activists and allies. Join with us in our quest to support gravely endangered People, Planet and Peace. Every voice counts.
The Democratic Party Pursues a Purge of the Green Party from the BallotRead more
WARRENVILLE, IL – The Illinois Green Party 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.Read more
Climate Groups Want Tonko to Be a Climate Champion, Say No to Fossil Fuels
Want Congress member to remove False Solutions from his Climate Bill
ALBANY, NY – Capital District climate groups observed Earth Day with a Rising Tide rally of 50 people in front of Congress member Paul Tonko's office in Albany, urging him to be a climate champion and support a halt to new fossil fuel infrastructure.Read more
Join us on the Journey and Welcome Home on Earth Day
The Green Party of California invites you to join us in a journey from Justice Day to Earth Day.
What's the connection?
Our country was shaken by the brutal murder of George Floyd in May of 2020. This week on April 19th the jury in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer who knelt on the neck of George Floyd for 9 minutes and 29 seconds, found Chauvin guilty of all three charges of murder and manslaughter.Read more
Happy Earth Day! There are SO many ways to show your love for the planet in this special time we like to call Earth Day to May Day!
The Green Party of New York (GPNY) is excited to invite you to participate in The Post Capitalism Conference: Building a Solidarity Economy that kicks off today until Sunday, April 25. What a great way to kick off Earth Day to May Day!Read more
ALBANY, NY – The Upper Hudson Green Party invites you to a rally with speakers at Albany Medical Center on May 1 beginning at 1:00 p.m. in a show of solidarity with the nurses' struggle for a fair contract and PPE. The rally will be followed by a short march at 3:00 p.m. 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.Read more
ALBANY, NY – Join the Upper Hudson Green Party Join us on April 30 at 7:00 p.m. for a Zoom discussion of the workers’ movement here from a group of esteemed panelists who will provide insightful answers to the question, “What way forward for the workers’ movement?” Registration for the event is now open.Read more
Ten Days of Actions For Ecological & Economic Justice
Have an Event Planned, or Looking for an Event to Join? Visit our #EarthDaytoMayDay Calendar!
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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