Young people want a strong state to bring about social equality and a green economy, but Keir Starmer isn’t offering this, says Guardian columnist Owen Jones
Presently all of the revenue of our state, local and tribal governments is deposited with private-sector banks. All of the financing that our various governments obtain is issued by those same banks. The profits from these two aspects of handling our money float off to the shareholders of those banks.
Join us for the North Carolina Green Party’s (NCGP) 2021 Winter Gathering. Due to pandemic restrictions, we will be conducting the gathering via Zoom on Saturday, Feb 13, from 1PM-6PM. We will conduct NCGP business and provide updates and presentations. If you would like to participate, you must join NCGP as a registered Green and dues-paying member by Friday Feb 12.
In the early 2000’s, the Green Party of New York State sued when we temporarily lost ballot status so that people get to remain in the party of their choice – even if the party itself has to run as “independents”. We are still Greens. The Green Party is continuing to function at the state and local levels. Our lawsuit is still in the courts and our lawyers are optimistic about our chances. But no matter what happens, we have to keep fighting the fight for single payer health care, combating climate change, and a more just economy. You may be getting a phone call from someone representing the Working Families Party trying to talk you into changing your registration. The establishment is trying to eliminate us because we have always been a threat to the way they maintain the status quo.
The EcoAction Committee of the Green Party of the United States will hold one-hour webinar forum on Wed. Feb. 10 at 8:00 p.m. EST (5:00 p.m. PT) to help promote the week of action starting February 8 to push the Biden administration to Build Back Fossil Free. We need to halt new fossil fuel infrastructure, including banning fracking. Recent Green Party Presidential candidate Howie Hawkins will discuss our ecosocialist Green New Deal.
“The most important issue we face is preparing to heal from this pandemic while we figure out how we will prevent District 4 and the City of Pittsburgh from falling victim to similar crises again,” Mulvaney said. “We must build resilience in ways that are meaningful for peoples’ everyday lives, such as keeping our streets safe and clear, keeping the lights on, and ensuring our families are fed and in good health. We can do all of this and more with a bold approach to policy.”
As you may know, Greens in North Carolina are in jeopardy of losing our registered Green voter status. That means the North Carolina Green Party (NCGP) may have to collect over 14,000 petition signatures in order to regain our legal party status, and with it our ballot access and the ability for people in North Carolina to register as Green voters again. Regardless of the obstacle, the NCGP will be running several candidates at the local level this year. But right now, we need your support: please contact Governor Cooper and ask for Executive Relief due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
On February 7th, the State Executive Committee of the West Virginia Mountain Party voted to affiliate with the Appalachian People’s Front (APF), a newly formed left-wing coalition dedicated to mutual aid, political education, and community organizing in West Virginia and surrounding states. Like the Mountain Party, APF is dedicated to grassroots organizing and the building of independent working-class institutions outside of the two-party system.
On Saturday, members of the administrative committee of the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC), on which I serve, spoke on a webinar about the importance of building and strengthening the antiwar, anti-imperialist movement during Biden’s presidency. UNAC was founded during the summer of 2010 as it became clear that the antiwar movement in the US was faltering under the nation’s first black president. Peace groups allied with the Democrats were reluctant to criticize the president and donations declined as people wrongly assumed the new Nobel Peace Prize winner was pro-peace.
“The Green Party is now tracking down candidates who want to shake up the corporate parties by running for local office in 2021 and for the General Assembly in 2022,” ventured Scroggin. “More than ever, the voters need candidates who represent them, not corporations. Green Party candidates do not accept corporate contributions. As elected officials, therefore, Greens will not be beholden to corporate donors. Because we exist outside of the two-party system, Green Party candidates do not play along in partisan us-versus-them games. The Green Party is seeking candidates who will represent people, the planet, and peace over profit.”