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Op-ed: A Green perspective on nonviolence and free speech

Collegiate Times By Ryan Wesdock, Greens at Virginia Tech chairman February 8, 2017 As the chair of the Green Party here at Virginia Tech, I believe strongly in the values of free speech and nonviolence. I must, then, denounce the recent turn to violence and speech codes of some on the left. I know, the media, perpetually searching for conflict, will play up the violence of the Occupy Inauguration protesters and the “riots” at UC Berkeley. I know it will treat Richard Spencer, a neo-Nazi, being punched and a few windows being broken as a catastrophe while it ignores the…

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Don’t mourn, organize

Revolutionary Greens Socialism – Adelante! Compañeros, Some post election/circus/media spectacle thoughts: Steady as she goes. The veil is off. That is all… “Trumpismo” was just not supposed to be directly executed by Trump, in our faces. It was supposed to be much more subtly executed by Hillary…sotto voce Nothing has changed for us and our Bottom and to the Left party building directives. Either way, the gloves were going to have to come off and we were going to have to finally learn how to swing against Empire for real, no matter what. We will continue to do our revolutionary duty…


Defying the Politics of Fear

truthdig By Chris Hedges Nov 6, 2016 Chris Hedges gave this talk Saturday evening at a rally in Philadelphia for Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and her running mate, Ajamu Baraka. No social or revolutionary movement succeeds without a core of people who will not betray their vision and their principles. They are the building blocks of social change. They are our only hope for a viable socialism. They are willing to spend their lives as political outcasts. They are willing to endure repression. They will not sell out the oppressed and the poor. They know that you stand…


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Jim Webb, the Green Party and the Future of the Left

CounterPunch by Camilo Gómez April 29, 2015 Searching for an Alternative to Hillary Clinton Hillary Clinton is supposed to be a liberal and of course the liberal establishment is backing her. But a lot of rank-and-file democrats seem no hope in the former First Lady that’s why the “Draft Warren” effort had been popular even the Massachusetts Senator doesn’t seem interesting in run. Besides the almost quixotic attempt of the “Draft Warren” attempt, Hillary will not face a serious challenger in the Democratic Primaries maybe with one exception. Jim Webb is a strong candidate even if the liberal establishment always…


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Eugene Puryear: A Revolutionary Perspective on Why the Left Should Engage in Electoral Politics

Black Agenda Report by Marsha Coleman March 25, 2015 “Building political instruments that people most oppressed by this system can believe in is a precondition for actual change.” Eugene Puryear, a 29 year-old African-American activist, was the vice presidential nominee of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) in the 2008 election. He recently ran for an At-Large seat in the DC Council with the D.C. Statehood Green Party. Puryear is the National Organizer of the anti-war ANSWER coalition and has helped organize large protests against the Israeli blockade of Gaza. Puryear and the ANSWER coalition were involved in the…