Costly Healthcare for the Few?

As we struggle to restructure our for-profit healthcare system into a for-the-people healthcare system, poll after poll demonstrates the large majority, perhaps a supermajority of Americans want Medicare for All. We know that it is the political/corporate leaders who will resist meaningful change at all costs. This newsletter will continue to update our readership with legislative changes at the state and federal level, as well as ways our readers can help to move our agenda forward individually and collectively. Following are some "nuts and bolts" information that will keep the ball rolling. Please get involved in whatever way possible to make our hopes become our reality. Continue reading

These Roots Run Deep

As we acknowledge the first anniversary of the tragic death of George Floyd and the resulting national response, we welcome the following statement of our Green-Rainbow Party co-chairs at this time of reflection and need for substantive change.   Recent continuing killings of black citizens by police as well as the rash of mass shootings throughout our country must lead to more than head-scratching, political posturing, and empty inquiries as to “why is this happening?”. It provides us a refresher course into our long-term history and present reality. We are bequeathing to future generations a heritage of pathological violence which is both cause and effect of our national decline; culturally, politically, and economically. Continue reading

Thousands March On for Palestine

In a series of rallies at Copley Square, Boston, and elsewhere, activists, led by young Palestinians, have brought home the issue of Israeli Zionist apartheid and violence. Cries of "Free, free Palestine," and "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!" filled the streets May 12, 15, 18, and 22. In Boston, thousands marched to the Israeli consulate, some holding a huge Palestinian flag above their heads. Continue reading

Update on the Democratic Party’s Attempt to Crush Dissenting Voices

The so-called “For the Peoples” Act, more properly called the “For the Party Leaders’” Act, has hit a snag in Congress.  Republicans have refused to vote it out of the Senate Rules Committee. Although the House version, known as HR.1, sailed through the House of Representatives with its newly elected Democratic majority, on March 3rd, the Senate bill (S.1) has stalled. The Senate is evenly divided, with 50 seats held by Republicans, 48 seats held by Democrats, and two seats held by independents Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Angus King of Maine, who caucus with the Democrats. Thus the Democrats lack the votes to override a filibuster if they try to force a Senate vote on the bill in its present form. Continue reading