Activists Frack Themselves

During last year’s election, anti-fracking activists wasted time protesting Andrew Cuomo.  He could care less.  All he cared about was money and votes, and they did not get in the way of either.  Fracking activists ignored calls to raise funds for and get votes for fracking-ban governor candidates like the Green Party’s Howie Hawkins.  Now […]

Clements Keynote Speaker at USC Environmental and Social Justice Activism in South Carolina Conference (via South Carolina Green Party)

From today’s University of South Carolina Daily Gamecock: Tom Clements, South Carolina’s 2010 Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate, wants today’s students to think of themselves as activists. “Challenge authority and question authority,” Clements said. “We need you guys here in South Carolina to be involved on campus.” Clements was the keynote speaker at the […]

Green Party Stands United Against Citizens United

Today – on the one-year anniversary of the Citizens United v. FEC decision that legalized unrestrained corporate spending on federal elections – the Green Party re-affirms its opposition to corporate personhood, corporate speech rights, and corporate control of America’s public spaces, media, and elections. After the Supreme Court decided in a 5-4 decision to strike […]

Green Party Opposes Cuomo Recycling Failed Fiscal Policies

The Green Party blasted the Emergency Fiscal Plan outlined by Andrew Cuomo in his State of the State Message as a continuation of the failed policies of previous administrations of the Democratic and Republican Parties. Andrew Cuomo is reading from the same 30-year old major party script, which says the bad economy and fiscal problems are the fault […]

Chris Hedges: ‘There is no major difference between a McCain administration, a Bush and an Obama administration’

There is no major difference between a McCain administration, a Bush and an Obama administration. Obama, in fact, is in many ways worse. McCain, like Bush, exposes the naked face of corporate power. Obama, who professes to support core liberal values while carrying out policies that mock these values, mutes and disempowers liberals, progressives and […]

Democratic & Republican Governors Attack Unions & State Workers

In New York, the state’s new governor Andrew Cuomo is preparing to call for a one-year salary freeze for state workers. The moves by Jerry Brown and Andrew Cuomo are seen as part of a growing push across the country to limit the power of labor unions, particularly those representing government workers. from DN!: Union […]

Letter to Governor-Elect Andrew Cuomo regarding A Stock Transfer Tax by Ralph Nader (via Dandelion Salad)

Dear Governor-Elect Cuomo: The conditions where many regular New Yorkers live are grim. Poverty, unemployment, home foreclosures, and small business bankruptcies keep growing. On the other side of the tracks, the top twenty-five hedge fund managers recorded an average of $1 billion each, or over $80 million each a month in 2009. Quite a quick […]

Green Party certified as ballot qualified Party in NY

The Green Party was officially certified Monday December 14 by the NYS Board of Elections as the newest ballot qualified party, with the  Gubernatorial ticket receiving 59,928 votes. 50,000 votes for Governor is needed to qualify a party. The Greens received 49,201 votes outside of NYC. Key issues for the Green Party in 2011 will […]

The BRAD BLOG : NY, AK Election Contests Demonstrate, Again, Why Paper Ballots Need to Actually Be Counted

h/t TruthOut Having paper ballots is one thing. Seeing them actually be counted, unfortunately, continues to be quite another matter. For those of you who may not understand why it’s not enough to merely have hand-marked paper ballots that are tallied only by oft-failed, easily-manipulated computers — even if those paper ballots could be counted […]

Green Party (NY) Urges a Full Hand Count of Ballots in 7th Senate District

The Green Party of New York said today that it supported a full recount of the votes in the contested race for New York State Senate District 7. Jeff Peress, a Nassau County State Committee representative to the Green Party of New York State, stated that though he “did not care for any of the […]

An Open Letter to the Left Establishment

This letter is a call for active support of protest to Michael Moore, Norman Solomon, Katrina van den Heuvel, Michael Eric Dyson, Barbara Ehrenreich, Thomas Frank, Tom Hayden, Bill Fletcher Jr., Jesse Jackson Jr., and other high profile progressive supporters of the Obama electoral campaign. With the Obama administration beginning its third year, it is […]

LI, NY, 1st District Congressional Race: Bishop wins (Altschuler concedes)

(excerpt from) YNN Altschuler Concedes In NY-1 Republican Randy Altschuler has just sent out a press release announcing that he has conceded the race for New York’s 1st Congressional District to incumbent Democrat Tim Bishop. It was the last undecided race in the country… ___________________________ Related Post at onthewilderside: Why is it such a close […]

In Vermont: Third party incumbent prevails over Republican challenger by just four votes

Hat tip to IPR for the story. Vermont Progressive incumbent legislator prevails over Republican challenger by just four votes December 2nd, 2010 A Progressive Party lawmaker will return to the Vermont House after a judge rejected a challenge to a recount that showed her winning. A recount Friday confirmed earlier election results showing Rep. Susan […]

Will Guv-elect Cuomo Promised Tea Party Education Cuts Cause Protests In NY Like London?

New York Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo has has moved forward with his Tea Party austerity budget.  Cuomo announced that he will balance the state budget on the back of working families instead of rescinding the the rebate of the stock transfer tax as Green Party Guv cand Howie Hawkins demanded.  According to the Wall Street Journal, […]

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