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Rage Against the War Machine

Rage against the War Machine

                     Join protesters from the left and the right in the biggest antiwar protest

February 19, Lincoln Circle, Washington DC

Join us at the Lincoln Memorial at 12:30 pm on Sunday, February 19th, on the anniversary of the Ukraine War and President’s Day Weekend, to Rage Against the War Machine! Veterans, speakers, rock musicians, comedians, members of the People's Party and the Libertarian Party, and many more. After the rally, we’ll march to the White House and deliver our demands to Warmonger-in-Chief Joe Biden.  Contact us at [email protected] to join in the March on Washington.

Speakers: Jimmy Dore, Medea Benjamin, Scott Horton, Garland Nixon, David Swanson.

List of Demands

  1. Not One More Penny for War in Ukraine
    The Democrats and Republicans have armed Ukraine with tens of billions of dollars in weapons and military aid. The war has killed tens of thousands, displaced millions, and is pushing us toward a nuclear WW3. Stop funding the war.
  2. Negotiate Peace
    The US instigated the war in Ukraine with a coup on its democratically-elected government in 2014, and then sabotaged a peace deal between Russia and Ukraine in March. Pursue an immediate ceasefire and diplomacy to end the war.
  3. Stop the War Inflation
    The war is accelerating inflation and increasing food, gas, and energy prices. The US blew up Russian gas pipelines to Europe, starving them of energy and deindustrializing their countries. End the war and stop increasing prices.
  4. Disband NATO
    NATO expansion to Russia’s border provoked the war in Ukraine. NATO is a warmongering relic of the Cold War. Disband it like the Warsaw Pact.
  5. Global Nuclear De-Escalation
    The war in Ukraine has brought us to the edge of WW3 and nuclear war with Russia. US intelligence agencies estimate a one in four chance of nuclear war, which would plunge the world into nuclear winter and kill almost all life on Earth. Adopt a no-first-strike nuclear policy. Drawdown nuclear weapons worldwide.
  6. Slash the Pentagon Budget
    Half of the federal discretionary budget goes to Pentagon. The military budget is $857 billion per year, and the Pentagon just failed its fifth straight audit. The Pentagon can only account for 39 percent of its $3.5 trillion in assets. Cut the military budget in half and return those funds to the American people.
  7. Abolish the CIA and Military-Industrial Deep State
    The CIA and deep state are an unelected permanent government of intelligence agencies that run our country outside of constitutional and democratic control. They surveille Americans, manipulate the media, curtail free speech, blackmail politicians, infiltrate activist organizations, torture people, overthrow governments, and assassinated President John F. Kennedy. Abolish the CIA and deep state and restore a government of, by, and for the people.
  8. Abolish War and Empire
    War and empire subjugate billions of people around the world to enrich a small group of elites. In just the past two decades, the US has waged and backed wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Palestine, Yemen, Ukraine, and other countries. End all US wars and regime change. Stop all military aid to other countries. End drone strikes. Close all US military bases abroad. Bring all US troops home. Build a world that guarantees every person freedom from war and empire in place of the collapsing US hegemonic world order.
  9. Restore Civil Liberties
    Restore the constitutional liberties taken from us in the name of war and empire, including freedom of speech, the press, and assembly. End mass surveillance, repeal the Patriot Act, and restore the right to privacy and habeas corpus.
  10. Free Julian Assange
    The US is charging Julian Assange with espionage and criminalizing our right to publish information that challenges the military-industrial deep state. He is imprisoned in the UK and being extradited to the US. The CIA plotted to assassinate him for exposing US war crimes. Free Julian Assange and all political prisoners.

Speakers: Jimmy Dore, Medea Benjamin, Scott Horton, Garland Nixon, David Swanson.  Join parties from the left and the right who want to end the warmongering of the Democrats and the Republicans.

List of Demands

  1. Not One More Penny for War in Ukraine
    The Democrats and Republicans have armed Ukraine with tens of billions of dollars in weapons and military aid. The war has killed tens of thousands, displaced millions, and is pushing us toward a nuclear WW3. Stop funding the war.
  2. Negotiate Peace
    The US instigated the war in Ukraine with a coup on its democratically-elected government in 2014, and then sabotaged a peace deal between Russia and Ukraine in March. Pursue an immediate ceasefire and diplomacy to end the war.
  3. Stop the War Inflation
    The war is accelerating inflation and increasing food, gas, and energy prices. The US blew up Russian gas pipelines to Europe, starving them of energy and deindustrializing their countries. End the war and stop increasing prices.
  4. Disband NATO
    NATO expansion to Russia’s border provoked the war in Ukraine. NATO is a warmongering relic of the Cold War. Disband it like the Warsaw Pact.
  5. Global Nuclear De-Escalation
    The war in Ukraine has brought us to the edge of WW3 and nuclear war with Russia. US intelligence agencies estimate a one in four chance of nuclear war, which would plunge the world into nuclear winter and kill almost all life on Earth. Adopt a no-first-strike nuclear policy. Drawdown nuclear weapons worldwide.
  6. Slash the Pentagon Budget
    Half of the federal discretionary budget goes to Pentagon. The military budget is $857 billion per year, and the Pentagon just failed its fifth straight audit. The Pentagon can only account for 39 percent of its $3.5 trillion in assets. Cut the military budget in half and return those funds to the American people.
  7. Abolish the CIA and Military-Industrial Deep State
    The CIA and deep state are an unelected permanent government of intelligence agencies that run our country outside of constitutional and democratic control. They surveil Americans, manipulate the media, curtail free speech, blackmail politicians, infiltrate activist organizations, torture people, overthrow governments, and assassinated President John F. Kennedy. Abolish the CIA and deep state and restore a government of, by, and for the people.
  8. Abolish War and Empire
    War and empire subjugate billions of people around the world to enrich a small group of elites. In just the past two decades, the US has waged and backed wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Palestine, Yemen, Ukraine, and other countries. End all US wars and regime change. Stop all military aid to other countries. End drone strikes. Close all US military bases abroad. Bring all US troops home. Build a world that guarantees every person freedom from war and empire in place of the collapsing US hegemonic world order.
  9. Restore Civil Liberties
    Restore the constitutional liberties taken from us in the name of war and empire, including freedom of speech, the press, and assembly. End mass surveillance, repeal the Patriot Act, and restore the right to privacy and habeas corpus.
  10. Free Julian Assange
    The US is charging Julian Assange with espionage and criminalizing our right to publish information that challenges the military-industrial deep state. He is imprisoned in the UK and being extradited to the US. The CIA plotted to assassinate him for exposing US war crimes. Free Julian Assange and all political prisoners.

The 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 2023

Voter 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. 


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On 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 Roe

Greens at the Women's March of 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."

 


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Are 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.

The webinar is NO COST, but you need to REGISTER to attend.
Click HERE to Register for Webinar or copy link into your browser:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkde6uqTkuGdcNljmOfMstY_3mzhw2zKKL
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the meeting.
 


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February is Black History Month

What will you do to raise the curtain on today's injustices?  Let us know.  Drop a line to [email protected] so we can collect the stories from Massachusetts during black history month.  "Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are," Benjamin Franklin


 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 sensitive 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

BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE FOR ALL OF US

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Green Progressive Policies will improve the lives and health of all MA residents, not just the wealthy and powerful.  How?  Join us on May 6 for our Annual State Convention as we unveil our vision for a Greener, more just, Commonwealth and for fixing a system that is failing to meet the needs of everyday working-class people and the poor.

Enjoy our multitude of speakers and workshops addressing 4 major issues facing Massachusetts.

  • Improving the water quality of our communities
  • Pushing for a MA single-payer healthcare system
  • Affordable housing, enforced basic standards of living, and rent control
  • Reaffirming women’s reproductive rights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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