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, […]

Friends Scared about Paladino? Tell Them This.

Every progressive will prefer the program of Howie Hawkins and the Green Party to the conservative economic agenda of Andrew Cuomo (D-I-WFP). But many people vote their fears rather than their values and hope. Polls show that Paladino has no chance of winning. Every time he talks he alienates more voters. He trails Cuomo by […]

Third Gubernatorial Option for NY: A Green New Deal? » New Deal 2.0

BC: How do you view our current political system?Guv cand Howie Hawkins (G-NY): Liberals have to realize that the Democratic Party is a complete dead end. Obama is all image but not policy substance. If you look closely, he’s really corporate and conservative. Cuomo is the lesser evil. He says he will slash everything. He’s […]

Green Party New York: Cuomo the Second Tea Party Candidate

Last night Andrew Cuomo confirmed every fear that progressive and independent voters have about his run for governor. Most thought it a silly joke when, in mid-September, the Democrat Party candidate claimed that he, and not the Republican Carl Paladino, was the real Tea Party candidate. Any doubts about this claim were dashed at the Hofstra […]

Hofstra Debate: Notes from an eyewitness…

Kimberly writes: So, I was able to attend the debate as a friend of the Green Party. I was sitting in the special seating on the ground floor. Though, in the last row (right in front of the stand for the still photographers.) Some impressions: It was all very exciting. The moderators were Doug Geed […]

Guv debate: Please comment here PLUS other places to comment and where to watch

Ian and I hope to be attending the NY Governor Debate at Hofstra this evening. If so, we will see if there is a way at intermission to give an update and/or we will post some thoughts afterward. We do hope that the community of onthewilderside readers, politicos, third party supporters, and people who stumbled […]

Doubts About Cuomo’s Support of Gay Rights | Greens for Greens ™

“He plays catch-up on our issues,” said Libby Post, who founded Empire State Pride Agenda, the influential gay-rights group that pushed for the same-sex marriage legislation last year. “I don’t think his heart is really there. He does not have a record you can look to.” via Doubts About Cuomo’s Support of Gay Rights | Greens for […]

The Real Face-offs in the 10/18/10 NY Guv Debate

Below is excellent pre-debate commentary by Ian Wilder. For post-debate commentary from Kimberly Wilder (with Ian’s post-debate in comments) please go: here. Also, you can find full video of the live debate: here. OK, the corporate media keep playing up the face-off between Paladino and Cuomo like it is some kind of WWE event.  I […]

Green Party New York: Hawkins Calls on New Yorkers to Reject Bigotry of Carl Paladino

Carl Paladino’s statements yesterday against homosexuals is just the most recent example of his bigotry, racism, sexism, zenophobia, and general mean spirit. Paladino’s attacks may mobilize a small segment of the voters who believe their economic and social problems are the fault of struggling minority groups instead of the corporate elites with the real wealth […]

Green Party New York » Howie Hawkins: Voters Want Something Other than Just Tea Partiers

Hawkins Demands Inclusion in Gubernatorial Debates, Calls for Cleanup of PCBs from Hudson, Shut Down on Indian Point (Poughkeepsie) Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor, called today for Andrew Cuomo to agree to open debate in the Gubernatorial election. Republican Carl Paladino supports including all Gubernatorial candidates. Since the primary, Cuomo has argued […]

[Wo]Man Up [Media for Democracy] (via NT2: Nec Temere, Nec Timide

IW: First they all seems clueless to how misogynistic the phrase “Man Up” is. Second, they seem clueless to the concept of democracy. The media’s job is to be a marketplace of ideas, not merely a marketplace. it’s not supposed to be a playground for the 2 riches kids. And as much as they try […]

NY Guv cand Hawkins (G) To Paladino(R): Debate the Real Progressive

The only way that the Green Party can regain ballot status in NY is to get 50,000 votes for their Governor candidate in 2010. This opportunity comes only once every four years, and it only applies to the Governor’s race. Gaining ballot status will enable the Green Party to run more peace candidates, more single-payer […]

Eight candidates file petitions for 2010 NY Governor’s race

In New York state, a third party without automatic ballot status is actually an independent political body. The deadline to file independent nominating petitions for statewide office for the 2010 elections in New York was today. You can find a link to the official count: here. As of Tuesday, August 17th at 6:40pm, the NYS […]

What will your Governor ballot look like in November?

To check for yourself at the NY State Board of Elections web-site, follow this link to a report: Report on Independent Nominating Petitions Filed (ie: independent and some third party candidates.) Onthewilderside will provide extensive information on who is on the ballot in the 2010 November elections in New York State. In previous years, offering […]

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