For years Newsday has cut Green Party coverage out of articles.
The Green Party of New York State criticized Governor Cuomo today for not attacking public corruption in New York by establishing the Moreland Commission.
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(Corrected to clarify which NY voters qualify) Governor Cuomo has made an executive order that New York voters in federally-declared disaster counties may vote for President and statewide office at any NY polling place they like. But… There is a big problem. Those voters could be giving up their right to vote for local races. […]
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Fracking stuff: (See video of Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, and Jimmy Fallon singing about fracking at the readmore…) Do you know what fracking is? It is a method of pumping water and chemicals underground, and then drilling horizontally in shale formations for natural gas. Fracking has been linked to earthquakes happening in areas near to, […]
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Update on 6/6: Scott Walker survived the recall vote. [One story: here] And, we learned something about Wisconsin political rules. We did not realize that the recall involved an opponent, instead of just a “yes/no” vote. Wonder if that is the best and most democratic way to do a recall? Seems like it was a […]
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More Than A Number: Concerned educators gather to examine standardized testing and teacher evaluations
At LIU Post, educators and community members gathered to discuss the negative impacts of the new scheme in New York to use students’ test scores directly in teacher evaluations. Previously in New York, there was a law forbidding this from happening. Though, political energy from Governor Cuomo and NY State Board of Regents Chancellor Tisch […]
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IW: I figured it was the media swallowing NY Guv Cuomo’s PR wholesale when they were reporting he was hiking taxes on the wealthy. Cuomo got elected with contributions from the Koch Bros. Cuomo stated before taking office that the rich are taxed too much already. Cuomo refused to ever discuss repealing the rebate of the stock transfer […]
IW: I was at an environmental meeting tonight and people were talking about an urgent meeting we all had to go to tomorrow in New Jersey to prevent fracking in New York. None of them seemed to understand what the meeting was about, but insisted it was the way to stop fracking in NY. I […]
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