People, Planet & Peace Over Profits

Annual State Meeting

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May 11, 2024, First Unitarian Church, Worcester MA

Details to Follow! 


 

Free and Equal Elections Debate, Vote Your Choice Today

Listen and vote for your candidate until March 7, 10 PM

Jasmine Sherman and Jill Stein, running for the Presidential nomination of the Green Party, will join Chase Oliver and Lars Mapstead of the Libertarian Party, and Claudia de la Cruz of the Party for Socialism and Liberation at New York City's Chelsea Studio for a chance to debate with their rivals on their platforms and credentials.  This event is organized by the Free and Equal Elections Foundation.

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The opportunity to join the debate was extended to all candidates who had won a spot on at least 5 state ballots.  A multiple-choice poll posted on the freeandequal.org website in January encouraged the public to pick their top six choices in a ranked-choice voting process.  This, together with the open debate rules will ensure fairness to the electorate which is famously not included in the two-party debates.

Thank you to all who voted Green in January.  Now, submit your debate questions and register for the main event on freeandequal.org Watch how a true open debate works. 



The First Green Primary:  Kansas

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Jill Stein has won the very first 2024 state Green Party Primary in the country! The Kansas Green Party held their primary just last week and unanimously voted for Jill Stein as their candidate of choice. All four of their delegates will now go to the convention for Jill!


"An Eye for an Eye Makes the Whole World Blind"

Mahatma Gandhi


Our Government:  Dysfunctional and Deadly

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It's time for a change.  When even civil servants have begun to publicize their objections to the United States' murderous Middle East actions, we need new leadership.  We need the Green Party's commitment to the people, our shared planet, and world peace.

Transatlantic Civil Servants’ Statement on Gaza:

It Is Our Duty To Speak Out

When Our Governments’ Policies Are Wrong

Released February 2, 2024 

  • Our professional concerns were overruled by political and ideological considerations;
  • We are obliged to do everything in our power on behalf of our countries and ourselves to not be complicit in one of the worst human catastrophes of this century; 

What a Momentous Afternoon in Worcester!

5 of our 6 Presidential Candidates laid out plans to challenge the economic elites

Greens are the alternative to the parties of war and economic decline

 Massachusetts election rules are deeply biased in favor of major parties.  We will need to put national and state candidates on the November ballot by write-in petitions.  The race starts now!

The Green-Rainbow Party hosted active Green presidential candidates who presented their platforms at an open meeting.  One of these candidates will be elected at the Green Presidential Convention in July to lead the nation to a healthier future.

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Visit our Meet & Greet page for more information about the event and our six candidates.

If you believe a change in American leadership is necessary, join these candidates to help make history.

for more information, contact [email protected]  text or call (978) 440-1244


Doomsday Clock updated January 23 at 10 AM 
Today, we once again set the Doomsday Clock at 90 seconds to midnight because humanity continues to face an unprecedented level of danger. Our decision should not be taken as a sign that the international security situation has eased. Instead, leaders and citizens around the world should take this statement as a stark warning and respond urgently, as if today were the most dangerous moment in modern history. Because it may well be.

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Tribute to Refaat Alareer, Poet Killed in an Israeli bombing on Dec 6, 2023

If I must die,
you must live
to tell my story
to sell my things
to buy a piece of cloth
and some strings,
(make it white with a long tail)
so that a child, somewhere in Gaza
while looking heaven in the eye
awaiting his dad who left in a blaze —
and bid no one farewell
not even to his flesh
not even to himself —
sees the kite, my kite you made, flying up above,
and thinks for a moment an angel is there
bringing back love.
If I must die
let it bring hope,
let it be a story.




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Green-Rainbow Party's

Annual Convention

Saturday, May 11, 9 am - 4 p,

First Unitarian Church

90 Main St, Worcester MA


What do Ayanna Pressley, Jim McGovern, and Elizabeth Warren have in common?These are the ONLY Representatives or Senators in Massachusetts who dared to call for a ceasefire or cessation of hostilities in Israel and occupied Palestine as of December 18th.


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The GRP Stands for Respect for the PalestiniansThe State Committee of the Green-Rainbow Party has issued the following statement:The Green-Rainbow Party abhors violence in all its forms. The ongoing assault on Gaza must cease immediately if there is to be a just resolution to this conflict. The US veto of the UN Security Council resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire was a grave error and will only lead to more bloodshed for all involved. The US has used its veto power in the Security Council to allow Israel to violate SC resolutions for decades. We see now the result of that policy. We call on the Biden administration to respect international law, demand an immediate ceasefire, and respect the human rights of civilians.We reject the results of the US House vote that equates criticism of Israel’s policies with anti-Semitism. This is the new McCarthyism that is attempting to stifle free speech in America in order to serve a misguided foreign policy objective of the Biden administration. If we don’t fight this, then they will have an easier way to silence us. We appreciate the many Jewish people who are speaking out against Netanyahu and his disregard for human life.The Green-Rainbow Party stands firmly for upholding the human rights of all people and is in solidarity with oppressed peoples everywhere. We are the party of People, Planet, and Peace. It is time for all people of goodwill towards their fellow humans and our beautiful earth to come together to end the scourge of war and the greed and lust for power that drive it.To build the mass movement against Washington’s participation in this genocide, officers and bodies of the GRP are urged to join action coalitions and to build protest actions in Massachusetts. We also ask that all members and allies of the Green-Rainbow Party focus their energies on the recruitment and election of Green local, state, and federal candidates to enact this systemic change in US foreign policy.


Boston area Greens helped to Stop the Slaughter in Gaza

at Parkman Bandstand, Sunday, December 17


Censorship Rules! 

The US House of Representatives

 voted (311-14) that anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism. 

On December 5th, 95 Democrats helped the Republicans pass this censorship rule, including MA Jake Auchincloss.  92 Democrats voted Present.  Seven of these noncommitals were from our Commonwealth.  The lone MA representative who opposed HR resolution 984, was Ayanna Pressley.  Thank you, Ayanna.  

The resolution suggests that all anti-Zionism—it states—is antisemitism. That’s either intellectually disingenuous or just factually wrong,” said New York Representative Jerry Nadler, who voted present.


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Hey Bill Keating!

On January 28, 2024, and on December 10, 2023, at 1 PM,  Greens and other activists marched to Representative Bill Keating's Office demanding he stop spending our tax dollars on Israel's war crimes!!

  Our message: We will not support our elected officials who condemn those who stand up to Israel's genocidal assault on Gaza.  We are not Anti-Semites.  We stand for Peace and Social Justice.


We Will Not Be Silenced

JOIN THE 25-MILE MARCH for PALESTINE

Saturday, Dec. 16th, 6 am - 6 pm  Northampton to Springfield, MA

Please join us this Sunday for the 25 Mile March for Palestine

This is an invitation for us to come together, those of us whose hearts are breaking for Palestine, and for the world we believe is possible, a world that holds space for our shared humanity and freedom. This is a labor of grief, hope, and so much love. 

Please consider joining us at a single stop, a 1 or 5 mile section, or the whole 25, or tuning in virtually via Instagram. We greatly need non-walkers to drive support cars and to shuttle people back to their cars at the end of the march! We also recognize the powerful action steps that virtual participants can choose to take from home!

Please register for the march in advance, so that we can keep everyone as safe as possible! 

 We will march 25 miles - the length of Gaza - from Northampton to Springfield. In between we will pause in Easthampton, rally in Holyoke, light candles in West Springfield, and hold a vigil at Senators Warren and Markey's Springfield offices. As we grieve, we will also name in a clear, unified voice our call for a permanent ceasefire, an end to the siege of Gaza, an end to the genocide of the Palestinian people, and an end to critical U.S. military support to Israel.

We are a broad coalition from Western Massachusetts, walking in solidarity with Palestinian people who have been forced from their homes, starved, bombed, and killed by the Israeli military, with the support of its biggest funder, the United States. 

There is no military solution to this. Israeli occupation and apartheid makes Israelis and Palestinians unsafe and fuels the rise of antisemitism and Islamophobia around the world. This is a time for diplomacy and political solutions. A time to call for freedom, equality, and dignity for all people. 

On Sunday, we walk together to mourn the dead and fight for the living. 

SCHEDULE

Northampton → Easthampton. 6 – 8 AM

Easthampton → Holyoke Rt.5. 8:20 – 10:20 AM

Rt.5 → Downtown Holyoke. 10:40 AM – 12:30 PM

Accessibility

This is an opportunity for us to practice community care with one another as we build and amplify our collective power in this movement.

Safety, accessibility, and care will be central throughout the day. Whether we are walking the full 25 miles, a portion of it, taking part from home, or shuttling marchers back to their cars at the end of the day, we are all making this march happen

We will stop about every 5 miles for community offerings, teach-ins, food, and other group activities. All shuttle cars will be masked (which we will provide). Support coordinating rides back to cars at the end of the march will also be provided. 

We will have marshalls and medics on hand to help us stay safe. Almost all of the route will use sidewalks, except for a portion in Northampton with a large shoulder. Those who can’t be present or for whom marching is not accessible will be able to participate from home via a mix of reflective and concrete audio prompts and action steps. 

Follow @25MilesForPalestine on Instagram for live, day-of updates! For more questions, write to [email protected].

We look forward to being with you,

The Organizers of the 25 Mile March for Palestine

co-sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace Western Mass, Existence is Resistance, Within Our Lifetime, Western Massachusetts Coalition for Palestine, and Demilitarize Western Mass 

RALLY (with speakers and food)  Downtown Holyoke at Veterans' Memorial Park 12:30 PM

  • Holyoke → West Springfield Rt. 5. 1:15 – 2:30 PM
  • West Springfield Rt. 5 → West Springfield Town Common. 2:45 – 4:40 PM.

FINAL STRETCH & CANDLELIGHT VIGIL 

  • Mile 23 - 25. West Springfield Town  Common → Springfield. 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM.

Please join us outside Senators Warren and Markey's office at 5:45 for a short closing vigil, at 1550 Main St, Springfield.

Register here and learn more here. NOTE: More specifics about route, parking, and how to get live updates will be shared with registered participants.


 01 favicon transparent 400Genocide Joe was at the Shubert Theater in Boston on Tuesday, Dec 5th asking for $$ for his Reelection Campaign.  So were Green-Rainbow protesters

Guests were told to arrive at the Shubert Theater, 265 Tremont St, between 4:30 and 6:30, approaching from either Stuart St or Oak St.

Picketers rallied outside the Shubert Theater and then at 6:30 PM rallied for Ceasefire Now

 


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Jill Stein denounces Israel’s attack on Al-Shifa Hospital,

demands accountability for Israeli and US leaders for war crimes

On November 15, 2023, Dr. Jill Stein, candidate for the Green Party presidential nomination, denounced the Israeli military’s assault on Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza as a war crime and called for an investigation of the Netanyahu administration for war crimes as well as bipartisan US leadership for aiding and abetting such crimes.

 “Israel’s attack on Al-Shifa hospital is a horrifying and brazen war crime before our very eyes,” said Dr. Stein. “Attacking a hospital with bombs and snipers, shooting doctors and patients, cutting off power and blocking supplies keeping patients alive, including premature babies - these are not acts of war, they are acts of genocide.”

 “We call for an investigation of the Netanyahu regime’s war crimes, as well as the role of Biden and US leaders in aiding and abetting them,” said Dr. Stein. “And above all, these crimes must stop now.”

 “These crimes are catastrophic not only for Palestinians. They also spell disaster for Israel, as the brutality of the assault makes Israel a pariah among nations. Countries from Chile to Colombia, Jordan, Bahrain, Turkey, Chad and South Africa are recalling their ambassadors, and Bolivia has cut diplomatic ties altogether.”

 Dr. Stein blasted Democratic and Republican party leaders including Mike Johnson, Chuck Schumer and Hakeem Jeffries for standing together at a rally on Tuesday where speakers including Johnson denounced calls for a ceasefire while the crowd approvingly chanted “no ceasefire”.

“‘No ceasefire’ is a call for ‘More dead children’.” posted Dr. Stein on X (formerly Twitter). “I stand against the Democratic and Republican allies of war profiteers and AIPAC. And with 66% of Americans - and the world - demanding #CeasefireInGazaNOW.”

 “As a doctor and as a human being, I’m disgusted and outraged by Israel’s attack on a hospital while Democratic and Republican politicians cheer and send billions to slaughter more children and innocent people,” said Dr. Stein. “I’m running for President to offer a real choice to the majority of Americans who support diplomacy and peace, not endless war.”


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McDonald's Gives Free Meals to Israeli Soldiers

Join the boycott of McDonald's?

Let us know if your chapter has organized a boycott of this corporate anti-ceasefire sympathizer.

Call Ocean State Job Lot Corporate Headquarters:  401-295-2672

Report your call to [email protected]

To remain neutral in a situation of injustice is to be complicit in that injustice." Desmond Tutu

"The measure of a man's character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out." Thomas B Macaulay


Ceasefire Now in Gaza

The Green-Rainbow Party announced Thursday its unwavering support for a cease-fire to end the genocide in Gaza.  

Greens protest in Springfield on 11/9/2023


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86.29%

 DR Gloria Caballero Roca won a seat on the Holyoke School Committee with

                 86.29% of the vote.

                 Felicidades, Gloria

 


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Greens across Massachusetts held standouts to demand a ceasefire now in Washington DC, Springfield, Dorchester, Fall River, and others.  Many more standouts to come!

                                                   No more aid to Israel!

These marches are multiplying as our Administration continues to support genocide in Gaza. Join Green Party members in cities and campuses around Massachusetts, in New York City, and, of course, Washington DC.

Check here for updates.


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Join us!

Connecticut River Defenders and Green-RainbowParty 

                Saturday, November 18th

in Great Falls MA to challenge Northfield Mountain's Pumped Storage Station

 

Please note that Turner Falls is the settlers' name for Great Falls.  If you plan to attend, your GPUS will know only Turner Falls.


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Support our local Green in the November 7th Election

Contribute to Gloria Caballero Roca's campaign for Holyoke School Board.

  • Holyoke is one of three MA school systems in Receivership
  • Gloria is a recognized expert in improving schools
  • She will get the Holyoke out of receivership with your financial help
  • Local elected Greens are the foundation of a strong party
  • Send a check right away to 

Gloria 4 School Committee
279 Suffolk St.
Holyoke, Ma. 01040


Greens in Auburn Plan From the Ground Up

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The Pakachoag Center in Auburn, MA resonated on Saturday, October 14th with songs and strategies for empowering people across Massachusetts

Tom Neilson, a well-known performer/activist, led the group in his songs and poems of protest.  He said he was sad he had to replay a song written in 2014, entitled GAZA.

Green-Rainbow activists met Saturday to focus on improving government at the local level and to raise funds for the coming election season.  Co-Chair Mike Pascucci interviewed two municipal leaders, Gloria Caballero Roca of Holyoke and Michael (Mike) Lavery of Becket to describe how their backgrounds and experience gave them a reason to fun for office--each in very different ways.

Gloria is running for School Committee in a city where the schools have languished in receivership for almost eight years. She described her school days in Cuba where students were taught self-reliance and respect for the land through farm programs (escuelas al campo) for 45 days a year and boarding schools in the countryside where they worked the land while doing their junior and high school studies. She used these insights as she emigrated to the United States, learned several languages, and acquired two PhDs on the way.

Mike came from a politically active family and became very aware of the mounting injustices, not only to citizens but also to the environment.  As a Selectman in Becket, he worked to ban plastic shopping bags, to place 3 electric vehicle charging stations at town hall, and to create a public trail named Esau’s Heel.  Last year he ran for State Representative against a long-term incumbent and, with an impressive showing, is planning his next campaign to give the region a more effective vote in state government.

The audience thanked Green-Rainbow volunteers who produced the pleasant afternoon, including Brian Cady, Treasurer, and Chief Organizer, Jack Swindlehurst, who opened the event with songs of life and love, as well as Maureen Doyle, who offered locally sourced soups presented in real pumpkins. 


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Green Party condemns attacks on civilians in Israel and Gaza; calls for immediate ceasefire

The Green Party of the United States condemns the targeted attacks on civilians in the recent wave of violence in Gaza and Israel. We call for an immediate ceasefire, an immediate end to the invasion and occupation of Gaza, and a halt to all military and foreign aid to Israel. We urge our government to join with the U.N. to secure Israel's complete withdrawal to, at least, the 1967 boundaries in compliance with international law.


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 (cornelwest24.org). 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.                           
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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: http://bit.ly/Path2SinglePayer or copy the link into your browser.


 01 favicon transparent 400     Eli Yarden's  100th Birthday

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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 2023 Annual Convention 

Report from David Spanagel

  • Welcome our newly elected officers!
  • We still need a few dedicated volunteers to fill our leadership roles
  • A 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 HERE

Check out the live-streamed events at the Convention:


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Jill 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.https://lexobserver.org/2023/03/30/a-reader-expresses-concerns-about-environmental-and-safety-issues-related-to-the-tracer-lane-solar-project/

We 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 Convention

DR 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.


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David 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

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 01 favicon transparent 400 Save our Earth on Earth Day 2023 and Every Day.  We 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

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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.

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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.

 

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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 and 2023.  

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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