Green Party

Solve climate crisis to make economy humane

Syracuse Post Standard April 20, 2012 Despite what the junk science funded by the Koch brothers tells Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle, the scientific consensus on climate change is that humans are causing it. No matter how loud the yelling in the right-wing media echo chamber, if we don’t stop releasing heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels by the end of this decade, we are in for a world of pain. The good news is that once we accept that climate change is really happening, we can take action to stop it. Lasting solutions to the climate crisis…


AB1413 “Gut and Amend” Abuse Would Gut Voter Voice

by Michael Feinstein Fox and Hounds Monday, January 23rd, 2012 A bill about to be passed by the Legislature – AB 1413 – would rob us of our right to vote for write-in candidates, a right we’ve enjoyed and exercised since California statehood in 1850. With such a major change, one would assume it’s imminent passage is the culmination of a long public process, where the proposed change has been publicly vetted, with broad participation by civic and good government groups in debates, public forums, op/eds and talk shows. But AB1413 hasn’t gone through such a process. Instead it’s come…


The Occupy Movement Must Also Become a Voters’ Rebellion

By Scott McLarty FireDogLake, December 19, 2011 To vote or not to vote — that is the question for Occupy Wall Street protesters and for Americans sympathetic to the Occupy movement taking place in cities throughout the US. For many of those who intend to vote, it means casting a ballot for Democratic candidates, including President Obama. For those who don’t plan to vote at all, the outcome of elections is irrelevant, because nothing will change under the current political system. Are these the only two choices? The US is in a crisis, a political holding pattern in which Democratic…


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The GOP’s Neo-Redemptionist Electoral College

Electoral Quotas for a White Majority by Asa Gordon REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS are intent on establishing a neo-Redemptionist Electoral College that will only reflect the majority will of white people as “[T]he Republican Party becomes more and more a white folks’ party”. (“The GOP is trying to rig the electoral college,” Harold Meyerson, Washington Post, Sept. 21, 2011). The original politics of Redemption was to to reclaim the South for white Democratic, one-party rule in the U.S. South following the First Reconstruction of the 1860s. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redemption_(United_States_history)]. The GOP’s neo-Redemptionist Electoral College would claim the Nation for white Republican, one-party rule in…


Dear Occupy Wall Street: ‘Move to Amend’ (the Constitution)

News Times by Justine McCabe October 21, 2011 The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement is thriving, spreading from New York City to hundreds of cities around the country and to the world. Its evolution is remarkable given initial disregard or criticism from corporate media, and demeaning characterizations by congressmen (“mobs”) and presidential contenders (“unpatriotic”). Initiated largely by young people, this vibrant movement resonates with people of all ages, political affiliations and virtually all socioeconomic classes — the “99 percent” of the U.S. population who are economically disenfranchised by the “1 percent” who control at least 40 percent of U.S. wealth,…