Social Justice

An inalienable right that can not be renounced

By Hector Lopez Independence is an inalienable right, which means that it is a right that cannot be renounced. The Declaration of Independence inspires not only U.S. people but everybody in the world, including Puerto Rican patriots, who take it very seriously, to the point that many have given their freedom and their lives for the cause of our independence. Elections held under military occupation are undemocratic and illegitimate. The United States is a signatory to both these documents and is in violation of them in regards to Puerto Rico and in regards to Iraq, for example, and in many…


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…


Thoughts on Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem Protest

Green Party of Louisiana’s Joshua Fauver Responds to Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem Protest Joshua Fauver is a member of the Green Party of Louisiana’s coordinating committee and is the co-founder of American Third Party Report. Fauver published the following statement on Facebook. So, currently there is a lot of talk going on about NFL Players protesting during the national anthem. I want to speak to that subject for just a moment because I’ve seen several different reactions from so many different people. I want to offer my own perspective on the matter. The author of the national anthem, Francis Scott…


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The Green Party and LGBTQIA+ Rights

Huffington Post By Michael Dennis May 17, 2016 Today the world celebrates International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT). This “global celebration of sexual and gender diversities,” provides us a space to recognize the struggle against violence and discrimination of LGBTI persons worldwide. I take that opportunity to reflect on the contributions that the Green Party has made to LGBTI persons and call upon my party to challenge itself in helping advance justice for this community. As far as political parties, the Green Party has been ahead of the curve regarding including LGBTQIA+ persons in our policies and values….


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Greens can’t abandon our battleground

Socialist Worker By Asher Platts February 24, 2016 Asher Platts, a Green Party candidate for state Senate in Maine in 2012 and 2014, provides this response to the call for Greens to participate in the Democratic primaries in support of Bernie Sanders–and makes the case for what the left should be doing instead. MANY PEOPLE are calling for Green Party members to abandon our posts within our party in order to caucus or vote for Bernie Sanders in the upcoming Democratic Party primary contests. To do so would be incredibly irresponsible. Sanders is just the latest in a long line…