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Texas Politics: An Open Letter to the Media by Alexis Kostun

Texas blogger and activist Alexis J. Kostun graciously gave us permission to reprint this open letter. It’s worth reading and sharing! Dear News Outlets, I want to clear something up — something that friends and relatives have asked me — and something that I feel has been inaccurately represented by news organizations reporting on the

Alexis Kostun: Don’t Mess with Texas Women

Washington state-based Texas blogger Alexis J. Kostun was in Austin this week, and protested and camped at the Texas legislature during the mixture of debacle and triumph concerning the Texas GOP’s attempt to pass the most oppressive anti-abortion legislation in decades. Kostun got “a better crash course in House & Senate rules, proceedings, and norms,

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Green Shadow Cabinet: No action should be taken against NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden

From the Green Party’s Marsha Coleman-Adebayo and King Downing: The Green Shadow Cabinet’s Government Transparency and Accountability Department calls on the Obama administration to “stand down” from action against National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. Snowden, a former CIA technician working for the military firm Booz Allen Hamilton under NSA contract, took responsibility for exposing widespread


Countdown to the 2013 Public Banking Conference: Funding the New Economy

The second annual Public Banking Conference, held at Dominican University in San Rafael, California and co-sponsored by Dominican’s Green MBA program, begins this Sunday, June 2, at 1PM Pacific Time, when Web of Debt author Ellen Brown welcomes conference participants and Move to Amend national spokesperson David Cobb delivers the conference’s keynote speech. A series


Jill Stein: Winning labor’s battles requires independent politics

The following is a Labor Day editorial by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein.  I welcome and endorse the AFL-CIO’s campaign to finally fulfill President Roosevelt’s 1944 call for a second, Economic Bill of Rights, including the rights to jobs, living wages, labor unions, voting rights, health care, education, and retirement security. As the Green


Why It’s Time to Reject the Duopoly

Most Americans want a fair economy, not one that stacks the deck for people who already enjoy a stacked deck. But both major parties accept the inevitability of corporate-centered capitalism, a system which cannot be reformed and will destroy the planet. Over 70 percent of the public supported a publicly-run health care option, but both


Phony Progressives and Mass Incarceration

I have been involved in a very deep and lengthy discussion with a friend, Kathleen Wells, who is sponsoring a petition to end mass incarceration in prisons around the country because of the hugely disproportionate impact they have on African Americans. Kathleen, an attorney and broadcast journalist for KCAA Radio in Loma Linda, California, has


Is It Time to Retire the “99%” ?

Walter Brasch argues that doing away with the rhetorical distinction between the “1%” and the “99%” is good for the economic justice movement. Do you agree? Post comments below!   It’s time to retire the 99 percent. Not the people, but the slogan that identifies the Occupy Movement. “We’re the 99 percent” slogan focused upon



A new, globally emergent phenomena in political organizing has made its way to California. The Pirate Party combines internet and intellectual property reform with egalitarian, Occupy-oriented politics. Below, we present the press release we received today from Orion Steele, Vice President of the San Francisco-based California Pirate Party.  Internationally, Pirate parties have sprung up over the

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