The world is at a crossroads. Floods, fires and droughts fueled by climate change are ravaging vast regions of the planet. Expanding wars are creating mass refugee migrations and failed states. Global unrest is rising against massive inequality, while the neoliberal order melts down and US empire teeters at the brink.
These global crises require global solutions. As the political establishment fails utterly to lead the way forward, it’s so exciting to share solutions for peop...le, planet and peace over profit with trail blazers around the world.
That’s why I’m honored to announce that I’ll be joining Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald of The Intercept and Abby Martin, host of The Empire Files, for a live discussion on Freedom and Democracy hosted by AcTVism in Munich, Germany on May 6th.
I’m thrilled to be joining two of the leading journalists of our time to discuss pressing issues like climate change, militarism and the nuclear threat, relations between Russia and the West, civil rights and mass surveillance, independent media, the shifting landscape of US politics and how we can seize the moment for transformative change.
Previous AcTVism events have featured luminaries including Noam Chomsky, Edward Snowden, Medea Benjamin and many more, and have made a huge impact in the world of independent media.
With corporate media giving the microphone to the same establishment voices who created the crises we face today, it’s so important to support independent media alternatives that are not afraid to challenge the failing prevailing paradigm and offer up real solutions.
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Event with Jill Stein, Glenn Greenwald & Abby Martin hosted by acTVism Munich!
Facebook: Freedom & Democracy: Glenn Greenwald, Jill Stein & Abby Martin
Video Trailer of the Event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG3AVMf2S38
Video of the discussion on Freedom and Democracy will be available on May 8th. Tickets are also available to see the event in Munich on May 6th.
Thank you for all you’re doing to build the movement for an America - and a world - that works for all of us!
It’s in our hands,
LIVE on A Green Way Forward with David Cobb and Michael O'Neil: Political Independence, PLEASE! An open lines episode where we take your questions and comments! Tonight's topic: building REAL political independence from the Duopoly!
E-newsletter, podcast and more at http://agreenwayforward.org/
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LIVE on A Green Way Forward with David Cobb and Michael O'Neil: Political Independence, PLEASE! An open lines episode where we take your questions and comments!... Tonight's topic: building REAL political independence from the Duopoly!
E-newsletter, podcast and more at http://agreenwayforward.org/
Maine will be the first state to use Ranked Choice Voting in a statewide primary this June.
Congratulations to the people of Maine who beat the political establishment to get a win for democracy!
LIVE on A Green Way Forward with David Cobb and Michael O'Neil, we're going to **demystify the blockchain** with Sarah Grace Manski, founder of the International Society of Blockchain Scholars.
Sarah has been researching blockchain applications by cooperatives, supply chain activists, and others to construct a global technological commonwealth, while monitoring efforts by established financial and political institutions to channel blockchain technology
16 Senate Democrats including Tim Kaine have teamed up with Republicans to push a bipartisan bill to deregulate big banks. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says this will likely mean more bank collapses & taxpayer-funded bailouts.
Ready to dump the Wall Street parties yet?
At times like this, I’m so grateful for powerhouse Greens who are blazing the trail for transformative change. I’m excited to tell you about one of them, who’s now positioned in a race where he could actually break through. With your support he could actually become the first Green in Congress.
Last year Kenneth Mejia for Congress, a 27 year-old Green Party dynamo, ran for Congress in California’s 34th Congressional District. Kenneth fell less than 400 votes short of 4th plac...
Welcome to the Fireside Chat! Tonight we’re talking about the power of resistance. We’ve often repeated Alice Walker’s inspiring words that the biggest way people give up power is by not knowing we have it to start with. Well here’s the flip side to that: The biggest way people establish power is by refusing to be fooled into thinking we don't have it. So today we'll talk about some triumphs in the past week that illustrate exactly that – the power of dedicated activists who ...refuse to be good little boys and girls and just sit down and be quiet.
We’ll discuss a temporary but huge court victory for DACA thanks in part to the impassioned voices of DACA students, resulting in the refusal of the Supreme Court to take up Trump’s challenge to lower court rulings that protect DACA. We’ll talk about a temporary win for pipeline resistance in the halting of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline, an extension of the Dakota Access Pipeline that has been blocked, at least for now, in Louisiana. This is thanks to environmental groups and crayfishers who are challenging the pipeline in court. And the gun debate has been upended by the Parkland high schoolers who will not take no for an answer as they fight for sane gun laws like our lives depend on it.
In all these cases the charge is being led by young people who have rejected the establishment’s demands that we surrender to unjust power. Young people have been leading the charge on social change since the civil rights movement, the anti-war movement that ended the Vietnam war, the women's movement, Roe v. Wade, Clean Air and Water Acts and more.... Let’s hope the youth uprising is just getting started – and that they continue to bring their power to the broader struggles for people, planet and peace over profit.Even if these are just temporary victories, it’s important to celebrate them and leverage them as models for struggle going forward.
Join the conversation. Share your triumphs and struggles. And help resist the forces that are trying to stifle progressive and anti-war causes by sharing this conversation! Break the sound barrier!
Guns are banned at the Republican National Convention, GOP town halls & even Mar-a-Lago.
How noble is it that GOP politicians insist on the right to shoot it out with heavily-armed assailants for everyone but themselves?
GP Youth Caucus Organizing Call at 9:15pm ET this evening:
Where to find the Youth Caucus on
Twitter: Young Greens of the US
Eco-Socialism in the GPUS platform: http://www.gp.org/economic_justice_and_sustainability_2016
As someone who ran against Mitt Romney twice, here's some friendly advice for the #Resistance:
Don't join forces with right-wingers, neocons or oligarchs. Trumpism will be defeated by the left; not neoliberals and certainly not the right.
Welcome to the Fireside Chat! Tonight we dig deeper into Russiagate, what’s true, what’s not, and how to fix the real threats to our elections - including foreign interference - without embracing censorship or war mongering which undermine our civil liberties and further fan the flames of a dangerous cold war that could get hot in a hurry. Join the conversation and share your thoughts and questions!