telesur coverage of a press conference held by the US Peace Council Peace Delegation during a visit to Venezuela.
Green Party members who are part of a US Peace Council Peace Delegation to Venezuela recently met with President Nicolás Maduro. Meeting with President Maduro were Ajamu Baraka, a member of the steering committee of US Peace Council and National Organizer of Black Alliance for Peace; Margaret Flowers, co-director of Popular Resistance; Kevin Zeese, co-director of Popular Resistance and advisory board member of World Beyond War and Joe Lombardo, national coordinator of the United National Antiwar Coalition. Continue reading
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein talked about the platform of the Green party. Topics included the influence of money in politics, the progressive stances of the Green party, the Green party jobs plan called the “Green New Deal,” a proposed universal system of free higher education, and the threat of climate change. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Continue reading
It's Time for a Change! Democracy Demands a Choice! Vote for Jay Sweeney on Tuesday, November 6 Meet Jay Sweeney, our Green Party of Pennsylvania candidate for State Senator in the 20th District. Jay talks about the issues that are important to him and his campaign. Continue reading
For the last 5 years Mark Dunlea has help coordinate the NYC and statewide effort to divest public pensions from fossil fuels since they cause climate change. New York City has agreed to divest but New York State has not. The state comptroller controls the pension fund. it is morally wrong for New York State to invest $11 billion in companies that are killing life on our planet. It is also increasingly a bad financial risk. If the sate had divested from fossil fuels a decade ago, the pension fund would have an extra $22 billion. Continue reading
Jamie Guerin is the Green-Rainbow Party candidate for Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. A mother of five, she comes from a multi-generational working-class family, and is presently raising her children in the Pioneer Valley. Jamie grew up in a small town in Western Massachusetts and now lives in Northampton. She is a lifelong activist for peace, economic, social, and environmental justice, ignited by the struggle and guided by the movement to create a healthy and more just world for her children and future generations. Continue reading
I could not be happier with this morning's NY-19 Congressional Debate, hosted by the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce. Audience reaction was phenomenal -- especially considering that unlike the two major party candidates, I had no entourage. Many people came up to speak with me afterwards, and I was most pleased when staff of the major regional medical consortium told me my health insurance plan was the way to go. Continue reading
Randy Auxier, the Illinois Green Party candidate for the 12th Congressional District in Illinois just posted a video describing his views on the continued reliance on fossil fuels. Auxier said "Economic development in Southern Illinois depends upon thinking about energy and energy that fuels our area and our country in new and creative ways." He has pledged "not to take contributions from the oil, gas, and coal industry, and instead prioritize the health of our families, climate, and democracy over fossil fuel industry profits." Continue reading