Jill Stein and others speak out for Julian Assange

Jill Stein spoke out December 27 about the slow-moving execution of Julian Assange. In an interview with Jordan Chariton, Stein responded to recent events that included a stroke debilitating the antiwar journalist (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHVZHrt6LU4&t=15s). Continue reading

St. Vincent Nurses' Strike Victory

The St. Vincent Hospital nurses have reached a Tentative Agreement to end their 285-day strike against Tenet Healthcare. The agreement was reached on Friday, December 21st after an all-day meeting mediated by Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh. The Tentative Agreement guarantees the striking nurses the right to return to their original positions. It also provides the staffing improvements the nurses need to provide care to their community in the face of an emerging new surge of COVID-19 driven by the Omnicron variant. Continue reading

An Appeal To Our Readers and Supporters:

Can you do some limited online research? The GPUS has asked our Candidate Development and Legislative Committee (CDLC) to identify Greens who hold any pubic offices in Massachusetts. The project would involve acquiring lists of town meeting members and other elected/appointed officials in Massachusetts towns.  These names would be compared to the list of registered GRP voters in each town.  Training is available and the work could be divided up by town or city.  For more information, contact John Andrews at [email protected]

What Did NOT Make the COP-OUT 26 Report

With thanks to Greta Thunberg 1. Over 500 fossil fuel lobbyists were at COP 26, more than any other single delegation. consortiumnews.com 2. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres cautioned that promises emerging from COP 26 will "ring hollow when the fossil fuel industry still receives trillions in subsidies." UN.org; commondreams.org 3. Selling more than 1.7 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas development just days after the international climate talks makes a mockery of those commitments. newsweek.com; Marketplace.com; huffpost.com 4. According to researchers behind Climate Action Tracker, global greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 will be roughly twice as high as necessary to limit warming to 1.5 degrees centigrade even if the nations meet their pledges - including those issued at Glasgow. 5. The US' blockage of loss and damage finance is a betrayal of the communities most impacted by, and least responsible for, the climate catastrophe. - Yahoo News 6. Militaries, remain exempt from this climate agreement, AGAIN; like the US military - one of the largest single carbon emitters in the world. captain-planet.net 

Jill Stein and the Future of Third Parties

  Jill Stein really needs our help. The FEC is demanding that she pay back $175,000. This was public funding used for ballot access during Jill's presidential run in 2016. Please read the story here and make a donation to fight this injustice.

Single-Payer Healthcare On the Firing Line

The Massachusetts Legislature is closed now for the holiday season.  The bills providing Medicare for All in Massachusetts (S. 766 and H. 1267) remain on the shelf of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing.  Meanwhile, House Leader Ron Mariano’s bill to “save” community health care centers from the predations of larger healthcare organizations (H. 4262) has rocketed along.  The difference?  Mariano’s bill has to do with private profits, while single-payer healthcare has to do directly with public health. Continue reading

Our Response to the COVID Pandemic

The Green-Rainbow Party advocates the protection of communities and workers from the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the current pandemic. Valid public-health measures include social distancing, mask-wearing, and vaccination. We reaffirm the State Committee statement of November 11, 2020 (www.green-rainbow.org). Continue reading

Power our Statewide Candidates in 2022

Now that the dust has settled on Election Day 2021, it is time to get ourselves organized to make Election Day 2022 a day of great celebration and achievement for the Green-Rainbow Party! The Candidate Development and Legal Committee has established the 2022 Election Working Group to take a proactive role in recruiting and vetting candidates to run as part of a statewide slate for 2022. The working group will also coordinate candidate support and the nominating petitions effort to get our slate onto the ballot next spring. David Spanagel was named as one of the Co-Chairs for the working group, and he is now asking what role YOU would like to play in next year's campaign. Continue reading

Dec2021 Reports From Our Chapters

The Co-Chairs of the Western Massachusetts Regional Green Party Chapter participated in the STOP The TOXIC PIPELINE Rally in front of Springfield City Hall. Continue reading

COP-Out 26 and Environmental Survival

After 6 years of wrestling with the Paris Agreement to reduce fossil fuel consumption and in other ways stem the decline of life on Mother Earth, President Biden and his fellow leaders must again address the failure of major polluting nations to stem their toxic emissions.  The Green-Rainbow Party has joined with other environmental activists to condemn the high-sounding rhetoric and the absence of real actions.  Continue reading