It's great to have a day dedicated to honoring and appreciating motherhood. But instead of buying a card and flowers, how about doing something more meaningful — like honoring motherhood by volunteering some time for the peace movement?
Hey, flowers are great — in nature. But it is not really honoring motherhood, and certainly not Mother Earth, to support the commercial practice of growing tons of pesticide-laden flowers in Ecuador and Colombia, then consuming tons of fossil fuels to ship them to U.S. consumers — so that they can look and smell pretty for two or three days before being thrown in the trash. And unless labor conditions have improved in the last few years, the ephemeral joy that your mother might experience from a bouquet comes with a bitter irony. More than likely, the true costs include the suffering and pesticide contamination of mothers in Colombia or children in Ecuador.Read more
The 2018 St. Louis March AgainstMonsanto (MAM) will take place at Monsanto's corporate headquarters on Saturday, May 26th.
The Gateway Green Alliance/Green Party of St. Louis is hosting the MAM. We are meeting at the Laverne Collins Park, 10581 Olive St. Rd., Creve Coeur (63141) at 1:00 pm and will gather until 3:00 pm, marching to Monsanto World Headquarters.Read more
Black & Green Wednesday May 2, 2018:
Rescuing Our Food from the Dark Agenda of Agribusiness
As Monsanto and Bayer move closer to a merger the threat to agriculture locally and internationally expands. Dangers loom large: poisoning of agricultural and residential areas, loss of seed and plant diversity, soil and water contamination and depletion, loss of pollinators, cancer risks and more. The new pesticide Dicamba promises to be worse than Roundup. The end result could well be environmental devastation and an inability to feed ourselves. Sound alternatives to industrial agriculture are key.
New York can lead the nation and the world toward economic justice and ecological sustainability. Our state can be an inspiring example of full employment at living wages, health care for all, affordable housing, quality public education, and 100 percent clean, climate-stabilizing energy.
With a gross domestic product of $1.5 trillion, New York would have world's 11th largest GDP as an independent nation, ahead of countries like Russia and South Korea. New York has a strong economic foundation on which to build a sustainable prosperity for all.Read more
The Maryland Green Party continues to grow and work for a society that is sustainable and just. Please help us by making a donation to support our work. We take no corporate or PAC money; we rely on individual donors such as you. Please consider making a one time donation or a monthly pledge.
On March 30, Green Party member Reverend Annie Chambers won an election to the Resident Advisory Board (RAB) of the Baltimore Department of Housing The RAB was created in 1968 and designed so residents of public housing could participate in decision making for the management of housing projects. It became a model that is now used in hundreds of cities where thousands of residents of public housing participate.Read more