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Socialists and the 2020 Election

Solidarity By Linda Thompson and Steve Bloom January/February 2020 issue PROSPECTS FOR SOCIALISM are off in the future. The 2020 presidential election is here and now, and confronts us with a right-wing menace unlike any that has been faced before. When asked what our goals are in the 2020 elections the majority of left activists in the USA will say: “to defeat Donald Trump.” Many are even more specific: “We are Bernie or Bust.” If we are honest with ourselves, however, we must acknowledge that many of these will also end up urging people to vote for the eventual Democratic…

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Deep Green Declaration

Produced by a collective of Green Party members, this appeared in the Fall 2019 issue of Green Horizon Magazine. The text was written by Linda Cree and Steve Welzer based upon contributions from (in alphabetical order): Greg Gerritt, Bruce Hinkforth, Margaret Human, John Rensenbrink, Sid Smith, and Howard Switzer. We are at a critical turning point for human civilization. All around us we see a world in crisis — a world facing overwhelming environmental and social threats. Our “way of life” is literally shredding the biosphere we depend on. Greens have been in the forefront of asserting that unless we make a…


Democrats should abandon the third-party “spoiler” argument

History and polling data show third-party candidates have rarely spoiled presidential elections for Democrats. Truthout By Matthew M. Heidtmann November 9, 2019 With the 2020 presidential primaries in full swing, a common narrative in U.S. politics has resurfaced. Recently, former Secretary of State and former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton suggested on the podcast “Campaign HQ” that current Democratic candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) is part of Russian efforts to influence the 2020 presidential election. While Clinton did not directly mention Gabbard by name, she insinuated that the congresswoman is “the favorite of the Russians,” and that Russian operatives are…


The Green Imperative: Why You Should Vote Green Whenever You Can

By Ryan Westdock   Green Party of Virginia It is easy to pick through Democratic propaganda, a process which has happened time and time again to sadly little avail. What is a bit harder, and vastly more important, is to state strong reasons for voting Green when that choice is available. There are many such reasons, some practical and some ethical, for doing so. Perhaps the strongest reason is that our platform is the only one that stands a chance of preserving human civilization as we understand it through the end of the century. The Green Party is the only national…


A Debate for Auditor: What the Papers Wouldn’t Say

By Don Fitz October 25, 2018 Why does the Green Party elect so few people in the US while similar parties have elected representatives across the globe? Some have suggested it is the way Greens organize or problems with the leadership. While these may be contributing factors, they could hardly be a complete explanation since the Democrats and Republicans have elected thousands of incompetent, disorganized candidates. A factor that may be far more important is the way the press defines non-corporate parties as unworthy of existence, even when they bring up the issues most on people’s minds. Would it be…