GP Presidential Candidate Jill Stein Brings Green New Deal to American Voters A People's Candidacy: REAL Security = Sustaiable jobs, Healthcare, Education; Wars & Drone Attacks HARM U.S.
GPF annual gathering in Tampa features Dr. Jill Stein The Green Party of Florida will be having its annual membership gathering in Tampa, the weekend of May 24 through 26.
The guest of honor at the event will be our 2012 Presidential Candidate, Jill Stein. She is known for creating the Green New Deal, and the Green Shadow Cabinet of the United States. Her sustainable and innovative ideas have been an inspiration for many people, Greens and beyond. More.
Stein gives the Green State of the Union — A Green Party response: "Solutions are ready at hand [to] bring a just and sustainable prosperity, rescue the climate and make wars for oil obsolete."
"It's an honor to be here to talk about the real state of our nation. President Obama just finished his speech before Congress. As usual, it was full of inspired, high flying rhetoric, and rosy promises for the future. But it's important to separate the reality from the stage show. We need a real discussion of where we are, so we can set our priorities right and secure the future for our imperiled families, communities, country and planet.
"So I will say what you likely already know — that the state of the union is troubled and in critical ways getting worse. But it is eminently fixable.
"We are facing unprecedented crisis — an economy in relentless decline for the vast majority and a climate accelerating towards catastrophe. In addition we face expanding endless wars, and an assault on our civil liberties.
"But solutions are ready at hand that can bring a just and sustainable prosperity, rescue the climate and make wars for oil obsolete. And these solutions already enjoy majority public support. A movement for democracy and justice is rising up across the country and world that's moving these solutions forward — for people, peace and the planet. And the Green Party is here to give that movement the political voice it deserves, and must have in order to be effective..." Read more.
… lest we forget …
Is OCCUPY a Green Thing? Well..., NO ... and yes
Born from the same citizen frustration with a growing political class that is farther and farther from the People of America and from the democratic participatory nature of our Nation, the Occupy Movement and the Green Party share a desire and fervor to get our Representatives to ... well, represent us — as though we still had a participatory democracy here. We consider this our birthright, and long for a day when all Americans truly participate in their own governing to the benefit of us all. It would be nice, too, to have a Presidency that didn't consider itself above all laws and treat critics as criminals. No Rule by the 1% for the 99%. We agree. Read more.
Jackson Health System & Dade County Residents Some Green thoughts …
"In all the tumult about Jackson's budget, it seems that many have forgotten Jackson's purpose. Its purpose is to provide a single standard of quality care to all patients, regardless of ability to pay. Its purpose is to serve as a resource for the entire community … "
Register Green: Make A Clear Political Statement:
Defend the Planet — and both America's Heritage and Future! A Sustainable Politics of Meaning that Serves the 99%; Critical Thinking in Crucial Times
The Statue of Liberty is Green—what about you? (click image to see details)
Local Active turnout! Community Attends event to End Corporate Personhood! — an issue that determines the future of our Elections, the future of our lives!
Counting Our Votes, "Good Idea!" Buying of Elections, "Not!" David Cobb (2004 Green Party Presidential Candidate): How Corporations Work
-- Discussing What Needs to Be Done In Light of "Citizens United" Supreme Court Ruling
Move To Amend's David Cobb
The Move To Amend Barnstorming Tour made its first stop of 13 events throughout Florida at South Miami City Hall at the end of last year. South Miami's City's Council had earlier endorsed the ending corporate personhood which gives companies more rights than ordinary citizens. The event featured former Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb, to raise awareness of the damage being wrought to citizens by corporations insisting upon having "rights" just like individual citizens and to inspire our fight to bring an end to corporate personhood! MTA spokesperson Cobb pointed out that the Constitution, which enumerates rights of people, and lists the duties that government has to The People, makes no mention of corporations. Read more.
NOTE: This Move to Amend Tour is listed on Occupy Miami's facebook page as an official Occupy Miami event. Also, Cobb addressed the Occupy encampment Friday afternoon. A contingent of Occupiers participated at the City Hall meeting, which was live-streamed from http://www.occupymia.org/
Green Party Parades for the 99% in Coconut Grove Mango Strut; Message touches wide audience — with humor.
A Call for Fairness & Democracy in America. One observer: "The best messages in the Grove were Green!"
The Green Party stand at a previous Book Fair generated a lot of interest
Greens at the Miami International Book Fair Miami's Greens Run homey, informative booth a this year's Fair!
Our booth at the Miami Book Fair was a smashing success! Hundreds of fair goers visited us, many engaging in passionate discussions of the state of our society. Half book store, and half salon, many visitors sat with us in rocking chairs on carpets in the back sipping green tea and talking, talking, talking.
Highlights were appearances by local authors Sandy Davies, whose "Blood On Our Hands: The American Invasion and Destruction of Iraq" had just been named to The Progressive magazine's Best Books of 2011 list, and Camilo Mejia, author of "Road From Ar Ramadi" about his journey as "the first combat veteran to publicly refuse to return for another tour of duty in Iraq.
Green Party T-shirt 2011 Book Fair (click image to see details)
Another highlight was the appearance of our own unrepentant Alan Kobrin, Ralph Nader's 2000 Florida campaign manager, armed with a dozen reasons other than Ralph on why Al Gore lost, and wow, did that cause a stir, at least among a handful of "dying-hard" Democrats. Perhaps not surprisingly, most of our visitors were independents, and there was clearly a current of alienation from the two parties that keep serving up endless wars of aggression, eroding our civil liberties, using government as a protection racket for the rich and running phoney unfair money-soaked elections that maintain their two party autocratic rule.
On one wall was our banner, "Fighting for the 99% since 1982, the Green Party supports OCCUPY."
Write us if you'd like to be part of the Green Team at the Bookfair next year or any other public outreach event. Let's spend time together, and talk with the public.
Safe Energy Advocates Help Elect Mayor & Commissioners in S. Miami Voter opposition to FPL plans for powerlines thru town gives victory to new slate in City Hall (details on CASE site)
Florida "Good 'Ol Boys" put people lastagain! Utilities take the gain, we get the pain! Public(!?) Service Commission approves FPL/PE boondoggle for 'nuclear cost recovery' (see story below)
Green Party of Florida: PSC's deal w/ Utilities is "a License to Steal" GPF opposes Commission's approval of nuclear cost recovery plan
The Green Party of Florida (GPF) denounces the October 16 decision by
the Public Service Commission allowing Progress Energy and Florida Power
& Light to raise utility rates paid by their customers in order to
collect hundreds of millions of dollars in so-called "nuclear cost
Green Party members from around the State weigh in, citing political corruption, private taxation scam, economic and environmental dangers, threats to homeland security, and the imperative to go solar! Read Release
Who's the 'Spoiler' Now? In 2000 many asked Nader to 'leave the race' to avoid an undesireable in office; where was that 'thinking' in last year's Florida Senate race?
Calls for Democrat Kendrick Meek to step down from the U.S. Senate race because he would dilute Independent Crist's chances of beating Republican Marco Rubio turned out to be an ironic inversion of the usual "spoiler" scenario, one in which many disappointed Democrats in 2000 blamed Ralph Nader's supporters for 'electing' George Bush... Read: "WHO'S THE REAL SPOILER IN FLORIDA'S SENATE RACE" by Steve Showen
Who Benefits from Your Death? The boss' secret: Cashing in on your death. Hard to believe? see this report
MDGP Brings Carbon-Free Nuke-Free Position to Climate Event Greens at '350 Day' of Climate Action: We Need a Safe & Sustainable Energy Bill Scores of people joined hands Saturday, October 24, in Bicentennial Park (Downtown Miami) to form the number 350, representing the critical 350 parts per million limit of atmospheric CO2 which must be attained this century; if not, scientists say, the Earth is headed for a catastrophe. Current levels are at 390 ppm. M-DGP was present at the public event, espousing the Green Party's more critical stance, which insists that any environmentally appropriate climate bill must not include nuclear energy nor so-called "clean coal." Event participants visiting the environmental sailing ship Ocean Watch docked nearby, were reminded of the importance of the day's issues as they witnessed the air around the lithe wind powered vessel become fouled with dense diesel smoke belching from smokestacks of gargantuan Port of Miami cruise liners heading out for their weekend of fun. Read more
The Green Party believes in empowering citizens at the grassroots level by encouraging their participation in the democratic process, while protecting the environment and public assets, and ensuring civil rights and social justice.
We oppose the corporate domination of our major decisions and institutions at the cost of our health and well-being, while working towards restoration of our Constitution, and true representation of the American people in our Congress. Supporting the Green Party, supports those goals!
The Green Party appeals to Labor: Democrats have failed working people -- help elect Greens to Congress Read more
Unfurling the Flag of the United States of Greed by Pat LaMarche.* Read essay.
* 2004 Green Party Vice-Presidential Candidate
Ingrid's "brilliant spirit" survived 6 years in jungle. Green presidential candidate Betancourt, 14 others leave long jungle captivity.More.
Ingrid, mother & husband
"She lived in the vast jungles, forests and swamps of Colombia, trapped in the dark politics of the country, with its violence, multibillion-dollar cocaine industry and regional rivalries," says writer Andrew Darby of Australian paper, The Age.
Darby recalls that when Ingrid Betancourt addressed the assembled Global Greens in Canberra, 2001, she demanded of fellow Greens, "defiance of corruption, a rejection of the 'dictatorship of profits' in favour of a new humanism by the Greens. She urged the party to aim beyond a mere balance of power, and instead to claim it fully.
"'All our big leaders have been killed,' Ms Betancourt had told the Greens in Canberra. 'So the challenge is to be alive at the end of the elections.' Less than a year into her campaign, in February 2002, Ms Betancourt was abducted by guerillas and held for six years and four months."
Greens Call for a Massive National, Global Conservation Effort to Curb Global WarmingRead more
Green Party Challenges Democrats in Congress on Wages, Health Care, Ethics (among other items!) This challenge has been going on for some time, and has yet to be met — which is why building a dynamic, successful Green Party is so important for the future of the US. Read this 2006 release Greens As Moral Political Compass for the US; Dems & others AWOL on BP, Iraq, Afghanistan, courts, elections, healthcare, the debt, jobs & more.
Help our voice grow louder. Support the Green Party. Donate!Blast From the Past: What do the deaths of Ford and Saddam have in common? They both sweep under the rug unresolved issues and crimes, and leave this nation much farther from the truth which we sorely need to REALLY heal our democracy. Read more.
Critical Thinking in Crucial Times The Green Party believes in empowering citizens at the grassroots level by encouraging their participation in the democratic process, while protecting the environment and public assets, and ensuring civil rights and social justice. A tall order, but we are working on it. It is time to go beyond the money-corrupted two-party system. Join us. Register Green.
Climate, Healthcare, Banks, Mortgages, Drug prices, Education, War
Aren't you getting just a little tired of corporations who ship your jobs overseas, get between you and your doctor, and pay for election campaigns, dipping their hands in our pockets, then dictating where and how we should live ... and die?
... and exactly who in our Congress is mentioning, much less resisting, any of this, ... hmmm?
Building the Green Party fights for Freedom and a People-Centered Agenda.
Let's work for a government that listens to and represents US!
Do You OPPOSE the WAR(s)?
Then Register Green - no matter whom you vote for!Why? To Be Counted! ...another party or independent registration DOES NOT say so.
[...and we needto be counted!]