Jill Stein and Gloria Caballero Roca were headliners at a rally in front of Beacon Hill on September 25, 2022. Jill, for her part, had joined the week-long series of sit-ins, marches, and protests which raised the alarm: No Fossil Fuels! Their remarks can be found here: Jill, Gloria .
-by Frank Jeffers- Carbon dioxide induces global warming and threatens life on our planet. The 'Keeling Curve' is the gold standard CO2 measurement, obtained from the air on a high mountain in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, isolated from contaminating influences. CO2 has been tracked there for 70 years and an inexorable rise has been recorded until it is now over 400 ppm on that mountain, nearly 50% higher than 70 years ago. (It might be 2000 parts per million in a movie theater or a classroom, with toxic effects.) Increased CO2 and warmth have had a destabilizing effect on forest growth and mortality. Since the Industrial Revolution, the United States has been the major contributor to CO2 pollution. Continue reading
HOW CORPORATE GREED CONTINUES TO PUT PROFIT OVER THE REST OF US -By Zachary Kontra- It is hard to believe that in this day and age, corporate greed, and the desire to save a few bucks continue to trump the needs and health of our communities and natural ecosystems. But that is the reality here on Cape Cod Massachusetts, with a vague proposal by Holtec to dump radioactive water waste into Cape Cod Bay and citing economic reasons to justify such a grotesque lack of empathy for the local residents there but also the obvious negative environmental impact such a proposal would have. Continue reading
Gloria Caballero Roca and Juan Sanchez, together with their intrepid team of signature gatherers supplied the Secretary of the Commonwealth with sufficient petition signatures to get them on this year’s ballot. Assuming that no one successfully challenges the signatures by September 3rd, Massachusetts voters will have a real choice on November 3rd. Continue reading
Democrats in North Carolina don't take kindly to opposition from Greens, it appears. The State Board of Elections, which is controlled by Democrats, refused to give the Green Party a spot on the ballot, citing possible fraud in their ballot petition. A federal judge ordered the Board to make room on this year's midterm ballots for the Green Party's candidate Matthew Hoh, for the US Senate.