People, Planet & Peace Over Profits



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Pakachoag Center, 203 Pakachoag St. • Auburn, MA 01501-2567

More Greens in Government, a Green-Rainbow Party Musical Benefit

Our outstanding Green talent will perform on Saturday, October 14th from 1 PM - 4 PM.  The Green-Rainbow Party remains committed to reflecting the will of the majority of the electorate by putting more Greens in government, and enjoying the fun and inspiration of our talented Greens while building the movement. Well-known activist/musician Tom Neilson will lead our event.  The eloquent Gloria Caballero-Roca, candidate for Holyoke School Committee, will chair a panel of Greens who will share how they campaigned and won election to local offices.  This benefit will raise funds to support worthy Green-Rainbow candidates for office in 2023 and 2024. 

Please RSVP Here.

Happy Voter Registration Day!

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Registering to vote is one of the most powerful rights we have as American citizens.  Especially if you want to make your voice heard above the two-party duopoly. Please make sure that you are properly registered with the Green-Rainbow Party in the MA Elections Division.  Then tell your friends and family to get their voices heard as well.

Check Your Voter Registration

 01 favicon transparent 400Henry Rose of Dalton has it Right when his Letter was Printed in the Berkshire Eagle on 7/21/23From the Berkshire Eagle, Why I left the Democratic Party

To the editor: I just unenrolled from the Democratic Party.

They drove me away. I won't keep voting for the same cabal that got us into the current mess.

For many years as a Democratic activist, I've gone along, voted and even campaigned in New Hampshire for "the lesser of the two evils." I believed the progressive wing could push Democratic leadership to walk their talk of fair taxation, increasing the minimum wage, reducing student debt, true universal health care, better immigration policy and addressing climate disruption.

I thought working within the party I could make a difference, but I was wrong. I've come to realize the corporate-funded Democratic establishment just won't allow progressive voices to influence decisions, and they have the tools and the will to squelch any possibility of change. They pretend to care about democracy, but they don't practice it. Not allowing debates among 2024 presidential candidates is just the latest example.

The leadership of both parties rob the bottom to feed the insatiable greed at the top. Democrats have kept Republican tax cuts for the wealthy, ended the child tax credit, made disingenuous efforts to increase minimum wage and reduce student debt, given more of our health care dollars to the for-profit insurance companies, kept the cages and the wall and opened more federal lands for drilling. They vote for obscene amounts of money for war and bank bailouts, but can't find more than crumbs to help people in this country who are suffering. The sad truth is that when it comes to economics and war, both major parties have similar policies. And we're currently on track for a nuclear disaster.

Democrats will say I'm a spoiler for voting third party, but they won't allow ranked choice voting that would eliminate any spoiler effect. They ask me to "unify" and call me "divisive" but never look inward to consider their own divisiveness and many broken promises.

It's time to say "no" to the tyranny of the duopoly. Dr. Cornel West, who has led a life of fighting for social and economic justice and peace, is running for the Green Party nomination for president. He will not capitulate to the corporate establishment. I encourage everyone to learn about who he is and what he would do as president ( I think you'll find he's a candidate worthy of your support.

Henry Rose, Dalton

Welcome, Henry Rose, to our world and to a chance to save the future world. 

 01 favicon transparent 400Chris Hedges speaks out as Democrats worry about the Green Party hurting their grip on political power. Cornel West and the Campaign to End Political Apartheid"The two ruling parties have destroyed our democracy. Voting for one or the other will not bring it back."  "The Republican and Democratic parties have no intention of allowing independents and third parties into their exclusive club..."Chris Hedges cites the work of lawyer Theresa Amato, President of Citizen Works, and author of  “Grand Illusion: The Myth of Voter Choice in a Two-Party Tyranny”  "Third parties and independents are effectively disenfranchised, although 44 percent of the voting public identify as independent. This discrimination is euphemistically labeled “bipartisanship,” but the correct term, as Theresa Amato writes, is “political apartheid.”

 01 favicon transparent 400Mike Pascucci, Co-Chair of the Green-Rainbow Party, Demands, "Stop Sending Cluster Munitions to Ukraine Now."

The Green-Rainbow Party strongly opposes the United States' contribution of more cluster bombs to Ukraine.  We support the Massachusetts Peace Action standout on July 14th challenging President Biden's irresponsible and deadly decision to ramp up cluster bombing of citizens.
The Green-Rainbow Party stands for a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Ukraine.                           
 01 favicon transparent 400 Congratulations!

In April 2023, Zach Kontra, our GRP Membership Director,  was elected to the Holbrook Representative Town Meeting for a three-year term.  He has pledged to help move Holbrook to more eco-friendly actions.Zach has also been appointed to the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of Holbrook.Best wishes, Zach

          Great conversation last night with a very engaged and diverse audience.Single Payer WebinarThe Green-Rainbow Party proudly supports a timely webinar on reducing healthcare costs and saving lives across the United States.   Just as the GRP and other members of Mass-Care urge Beacon Hill to establish a Massachusetts Health Care Trust in this session, we take a look at the national crisis which makes our country's healthcare rank below other developed countries.   Join our own Jill Stein, MD, as she moderates this diverse panel of experts on July 5th.Register for the webinar HERE: or copy the link into your browser.

 01 favicon transparent 400     Eli Yarden's  100th BirthdayGenerous and Committed Green-Rainbow Party Memberdied at 99 on September 5, 2022 01 favicon transparent 400

Show your colors in June!
Support Gay Pride Month.Franklin Park in Boston on June 2nd                 David Barkley Wears his Green-Rainbow Pin on his heart at the Boston Gay Pride Event****************************************Berkshire Pride is a Blast at Common Park in Pittsfield on June 3rd                                                                   Mike Lavery greets visitors at the Festival! Great turnout in Pittsfield************************************Fall River Pride Festival Greets Hundreds at Gates of the City on June 4thTodd Rego and Eileen Wheeler Sheehan Share Green 10-Key Values

 01 favicon transparent 400Congratulations, Jamie Guerin!You won the Co-chair of the Lumberyard Tenants Association with 20 of 20 votes cast!  Now the real fun begins! 

 01 favicon transparent 400Great Annual Convention Welcome our newly elected officers!We still need a few dedicated volunteers to fill our leadership rolesReport from David SpanagelA total of 23 ballots were cast by eligible voters for party leadership offices and GPUS national delegate positions.  Ranked Choice Voting was used to determine who could fill each of the elected positions.  This meant that a minimum of 12 votes formed a majority that was required to seat anyone in a position.ELECTION RESULTS AND CONVENTION AGENDA MAY BE FOUND HERECheck out the live-streamed events at the Convention:DR Jill Stein, Green Presidential Candidate, Debunking the Lesser Evil LieDR Pat Berger, for Single Payer Insurance, Why do so many Massachusetts residents lack health care?Paul Popinchalk, Power Generation Engineer, The Zen of Climate Change: Causes & SolutionsJohn JR Rivera, founder of the Tenants' Union of Western MA, Tenants Unions like labor unions fight for people's rightsDR Paul Mathisen, Worcester Poly Sustainability Director, Protecting our Vital Water ResourcesAlishia Morales, Organizer with Workers Strike Back, Bringing the Socialist Alternative to MassachusettsEvren Pallares Ó Laoghaire, Organizer of Teamsters' Local Union 170, Organizing a Potential Strike
rainbow-line_605x6.jpg 01 favicon transparent 400Solar Installations Can Be DeadlyJill Stein and her Lexington neighbors testify against a large solar project in a wooded area on May 4th.
The 1 megawatt solar project, proposed by private developer Tracer Lane II Realty, LLC, would be located in a forested area in Lexington adjacent to the Cambridge Reservoir and a residential neighborhood in Waltham. Opponents say the project would require cutting down approximately 800 trees and could endanger the drinking water supply for 120,000 residents of Cambridge if toxins including lead and cadmium from the panels leach into the groundwater or spread in smoke plumes in the case of a fire. Can Save Billions of Dollars and Improve Lives Medicare for All Lobby Day held on May 4th An Act Establishing Medicare for All in Massachusetts!Lobby Day again has been a great chance to participate in democracy at the state level by organizing Medicare for All supporters from around the Commonwealth. Mass-Care helped at least 20 teams to meet with state legislators from logistics to the details of the bill.  Lead legislators shared inspiring stories at the preliminary assembly before the supporters dispersed to the office of individual legislators.  GRP Co-Chair Lois Gagnon led a team to meet with her legislator, as other Greens meet with their legislators.  P.S. Learn More about Medicare for All at the May 6th GRP Annual ConventionDR Pat Berger, of the Physicians for National Healthcare Program (PNHP), will review the compelling need for a just healthcare program in Massachusetts, while Lois Gagnon and others will report back on the May 4th Lobby Day.

 01 favicon transparent 400Workers Uniting for Peace on May DayDavid Barkley of the Green-Rainbow Party was among the other speakersMay Day, May 1st, at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common 4:30 PM Music & 5:00 PM Rally
We will celebrated May Day 2023, to honor workers worldwide. Our participants stood up for workers' resistance to employment injustice and for government attacks on our rights and interests.  Stand up for an end to the war machine that steals our resources and kills our people.

Current cosponsors for Downtown Boston event:
Boston May Day Coalition, 
Green Rainbow Party of Massachusetts,
Cambridge City Growers, 
New Democracy Coalition,
United American Indians of New England, Refuse Fascism,
Boston Education Justice Alliance, 
Jewish Voice for Peace, and many others


 01 favicon transparent 400 Save our Earth on Earth Day 2023 and Every DayWe have only one earth.  Step out and speak up.  Greens joined others across Massachusetts to stand out and to write letters to their representatives.  Check out the Green Party's EcoAction page.Demand Demilitarization for People, Planet and PeaceFriday, April 21st at 3:30 PM in Boston City Hall PlazaEarth Day: In Love and RageNo New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure in MassachusettsRally, March, and Party sponsored by Extinction Rebellion, Boston May Day Coalition, and othersrainbow-line_605x6.jpgSaturday, April 22nd at Boston's Park Street Station, We Cannot End Climate Change without Ending WarWar is Not GreenRally sponsored by Code Pink, Green-Rainbow Party, and othersrainbow-line_605x6.jpgCelebrate Earth Day/Arbor Day at Wells State Park, Sturbridge MAApril 22, 11 AM - 4 PMsponsored by Grassroots Central MASSMaureen_at_Earthday.jpgVisit with Maureen Doyle, GRP Secretary & Wetlands Fairyrainbow-line_605x6.jpg



 01 favicon transparent 400It's Official!Green-Rainbow Party member Gloria Caballero Roca will appear on the ballot in Holyoke's Ward 4 for School Committee


DR Caballero Roca is running for the School Board of Holyoke, MA in the November election for many reasons:

  • She is an educator by degree and by experience. Having a Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics and Literature with a double major in Latin American, Caribbean, and Portuguese studies, and a second Ph.D. in Gender and Diversity, majoring in Autoethnography, along with two Master's degrees in Latin American Studies and in Women's and Gender Studies, plus a BA in English Language Translation and Interpretation makes her a very well rounded candidate. With experience teaching at high school and college levels both public and private, in national and international contexts, She has experience working with diverse communities, designing curricula, and collaborating interdisciplinarily.
  • She is running because she wants to make sure that we talk about and take action on the social determinants of our children's underperforming in school, including housing disasters, polluted water, lack of quality of life, working and struggling families, and depression associated with returning to school after two years of Zooming and lockdown.

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Mel King, a co-founder of the Green-Rainbow Party, died on March 28, 2023, at the age of 94.  He was a respected and renowned politician in the Boston area for over 70 years.

Mel KingIn 2002, Mel King and members of the Massachusetts branch of the Rainbow Coalition merged with the Green Party of Massachusetts to form the Green-Rainbow Party. "A giant tree has fallen in the forest of humanity," said David Barkley, who continues Mel King's community breakfasts.  The current members of the GRP party remain grateful for the commitment and grace that Mel King brought to civil rights and diversity throughout his life.


 01 favicon transparent 400178 Years for Telling the TruthOn March 22nd, Jill Stein introduced Ithaka, at the Somerville Theater.

A moving and intimate portrayal of one father’s fight to save his son, the movie, Ithaka, exposes the brutal realities of Julian Assange's incarceration and of the fight to challenge the United States' threat of 178 years behind bars. The film follows the behind-the-scenes campaign to free the WikiLeaks founder.  To many, Julian Assange has become an emblem of freedom of the press, government corruption and unpunished war crimes.


John and Gabriel Shipton accompany this heavily acclaimed film to be shown in movie theaters around the United States.

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Save Cape Cod Bay! 

Halt Holtec!!

Learn the Status of Status of 1.1 Million Gallons of Holtec Nuclear Waste Water Dumping

Monday, March 27, 2023
5:30 PM Save Our Bay rally on Town Hall front lawn [weather permitting]
6:30 PM NDCAP meeting Great Hall, Plymouth Town Hall
26 Court Street, Plymouth, MA
State laws prohibit the discharge of radionuclides into our waters.  Nevertheless, Holtec plans to discharge 1.1 million gallons of water from those sources into the bay, claiming to be applying for an amended permit and asserting with confidence that an amended permit will allow them legally to discharge water into the bay.  Lois Gagnon and Mike Pascucci, co-chairs of the Green-Rainbow Party urge our members and supporters to join the Save Our Bay rally and Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel meeting in Plymouth Town Hall.

 01 favicon transparent 400The Willow Project
Joe Biden's Carbon Bomb

The Co-Chairs of the Green-Rainbow Party condemn Biden's Approval of the Willow Project, especially in light of the Final Warning Report from the IPCC.
On March 13, 2023, President Joe Biden approved the largest oil extraction on federal lands known as the Willow Project in northern Alaska.  Lois Gagnon and Mike Pascucci have issued an eloquent rebuke to this highly destructive decision.  Their statement is included in the April issue of Green Voices.  An extract follows:  
"The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s “Final Warning” report on the climate was released just days after the world’s second-largest polluter, the US, authorized new drilling in Alaska. The Willow Project, over its expected lifespan, will add 278 million metric tons of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere, the equivalent of 70 new coal plants per year, according to the EPA’s greenhouse gas calculator. The Willow Project expects to be drilling through at least 2050, the same year the world should be at net-zero emissions."
Read their full statement and let your representative know that you oppose President Joe Biden's decision.

 01 favicon transparent 400 The Ukraine War must end now!On the first anniversary of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine and the 9th year of Ukraine's civil war in the Donbas, the Green-Rainbow Party demanded Peace, not War across the Commonwealth.  

The Green-Rainbow Party joined the Massachusetts Peace Action and others at rallies in Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Ipswich, and Northampton on Friday, 2/24 from noon to 2 PM, and on Saturday in Greenfield.

 01 favicon transparent 400Think Global, Act Local

3 Municipal Officials Explain How They won Elections as Greens

 Joyce Palmer Fortune, Chair of the Whately (MA) Select Board described winning in Massachusetts

The vast majority of Green Party candidates run for local office as opposed to state and national offices. Thirty-five percent of them win. This live webinar on February 22 introduced three Green candidates who were recently elected to city/town council positions. Hear the stories they told about their successful campaigns and contributions to their communities as elected officials. Be inspired by their determination and example. We were.

Click here to watch our Winning Candidates

 01 favicon transparent 400They Raged Against the War Machine February 19th

Watch Jill Stein, Cynthia McKinney, Tulsi Gabbard, Chris Hedges, Dennis Kucinich, and many others from both the progressive and the

 conservative wings of the American activists who are deeply united on at least one point:  They speak out powerfully against the war machine and its proxy war in Europe.  Listen here.

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The Future is Green

Just released!  Video by John Blumenstiel.  Watch it here.

The Green Progressive Alternative


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Doomsday Clock Reset to 90 Seconds to Midnight on Jan 24th!

Our world inched 10 seconds closer to total annihilation in the past year according to the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists which set the Doomsday Clock at 90 seconds to midnight.  Our leading peace activist, Jill Stein, offers the following perspective:"Russia appears to be countering US nuclear threats on its borders by moving Russian missiles towards our borders.
Specifically, the Russian warship, Admiral Gorshkov, is heading towards the US coast, in apparent response to NATO's expansion - including nuclear-capable missiles - right up to Russia's borders. This follows the US moves to:

1) dismantle nuclear treaties that would have made nuclear conflict impossible
2) declare a first-strike policy on the use of nuclear weapons,
3) ignore Russia's offers to negotiate, dismantle a tentative agreement brokered by Turkey, and disregard the Minsk accords.
Admiral Gorshkov may well be equipped with Russia's hypersonic missiles that are unstoppable by any technology the US is in possession of. If so, Russian nukes can be here in 10 minutes.
Clearly, it's time to end the game of nuclear brinkmanship that's put all our lives in the crosshairs.
We need an immediate ceasefire, negotiations to ensure security for all parties, and an end to nuclear weapons via the ban treaty.
Tell Biden to sign on to the nuclear ban treaty -- while we still have a world to save. Check out the forum on the nuclear danger that's going off the rails, and see the resources below, including Scott Ritter's latest.
Peace and Solidarity!"
Jill Stein

 01 favicon transparent 400Celebrate Ranked Choice Voting Day in 2023Voter Choice Massachusetts is celebrating RCV Day by showing folks that RCV really is as easy as 1-2-3. If you haven't already, you can join in on the fun with our multi-winner RCV poll! Your ballot is ready, no sign-up is required. 

 01 favicon transparent 400On Sunday, January 22, 2023, a coalition, hosted by the Green Party, held a Zoom meeting on the Nuclear Ban Treaty's Second Anniversary Stay tuned for actions everyone in the United States can--indeed, must-- take to demand that their president sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).  The power to initiate a global apocalypse lies in the hands of the leaders of nine nations, yet their citizens and citizens across the world do have the mass power to create the political will to ban this possibility. As 122 nations of the world indicated when they adopted the TPNW in July 2017, it is unacceptable that these few leaders of  Nuclear Weapon States should hold such destructive power. We must jointly act to avert catastrophe.Greens, including Jill Stein, former US presidential candidate and co-chairs of the Green Party Peace Action Committee, joined with prominent national leaders, including allies from across the nation Vicki Elson of Nuclear Ban US, and Helen Jaccard of the Veterans For Peace Golden Rule Project, recommended three actions that anyone concerned with the American delinquency on nuclear weapons prohibition can take.

Bigger Than RoeGreens at the Women's March in Boston

On January 22, 2023, the 50th anniversary of Roe V Wade, and the 7th month since these constitutional protections were erased, Greens helped to send another clear message in front of the Boston State House.  Speakers from the Women's March, NARAL Choice, Planned Parenthood, Party for Socialism and Liberation, and RiseUp4Abortion Rights all joined in the strong message:   We are putting all politicians at every level of government on notice: "If you come for our families, our freedoms, or our future, we are coming for your seat. Our movement is strong. Our movement is growing. Our movement is Bigger than Roe."


 01 favicon transparent 400Are you ready to speak out against rising gun violence?Join Ajamu Baraka, the former Green Party Vice-Presidential Candidate, Green-Rainbow members, and other Greens around the nation.


 01 favicon transparent 400The Green-Rainbow Party made a difference across Massachusetts in 2022.  

Here are a few ways:

  • Joined the picket lines to support the successful nurses' strike in Worcester.
  • Broadened the Pioneer Valley Chapter to extend throughout Western Massachusetts.
  • Sponsored an experienced advocate for the underserved, Gloria Caballero-Roca, in her race for State Auditor, despite the virtual press blackout on third-party candidates.  Also managed the campaign of skilled Green leader, Juan Sanchez, who ran against the incumbent Secretary of the Commonwealth.
  • Interviewed the Boston organizer of mRNA4all, Harvard Medical School student Brendan Eappen, who demanded that Moderna's publicly-supported vaccine be used for public health, not just for private profit.
  • Supported the Green challenger and Town Selectman, Michael Lavery, in his bid to unseat three-term State Representative, Smitty Pignatelli.
  • Joined with Save the Pine Barrens and Extinction Rebellion in challenging AD Makespeace's plan to convert environmentally easensitive cranberry bogs into large industrial solar projects.
  • Welcomed the report of our Central Mass member, Brian Mulhearn, who attended the Annual Conference of the Latin American Global Greens held in the Dominican Republic.
We are energized!  In 2023, we look forward to joining with all who refuse to let the duopoly and Joe Biden greenwash our future and risk climate extinction.  Let us know how you want to help!
Lois Gagnon and Mike Pascucci, Co-chairs


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