Indigenous Wisdom And Environmental Survival

by John Blumenstiel:   After the webinar on "EcoAction and Climate" sponsored by GPUS EcoAction Committee on October 11, 2021, it has become clear to this writer that a successful defense of a life-supporting sustainable environment requires an integrated two-track approach, one legal/political (Western/Euro orientation) and the other, spiritual/cultural (Indigenous Wisdom orientation). This communication is an effort to create a viable synthesis between these two seemingly differing paradigms. Continue reading

Mass-Care Coalition testifies at Medicare for All Hearing on October 26th

We are the only “developed” nation without universal access to health care.  Not only is US health care more expensive than all other industrialized nations, but we Americans are less healthy than citizens in more than half of countries worldwide as measured by the World Population Review. Continue reading

Greens Rally for Reproductive Rights

On October 2nd, Greens and their allies rallied in parks around the state for women's reproductive rights.  They were part of the massive national mobilization of Americans sparked by the passage of a Texas law that deputizes private citizens to sue anyone believed to "aid and abet" an abortion, collecting a bounty of $10,000 from the victim of such a lawsuit. Continue reading

Dear Secretary Blinken, Palestinian Civil Rights Groups are not Terrorists

Question: When are human rights groups labeled “terrorists” and their members subject to imprisonment or worse? Continue reading

Pioneer Valley Green-Rainbow Chapter Has Changed its Name

Western Mass Green-Rainbow Regional (From their Facebook page, October 10, 5:59 pm) Blessings to all who observe Indigenous People's Day! In an effort to decolonize our name, our chapter voted tonight to become a regional, but also to drop the offensive and colonial reference to "Pioneer" and become the Western Mass Regional Chapter! Continue reading

St. Vincent Nurses Strike Oct. 24, 2021 followup

by Jaime Guerin: Thank you to all who came out to support the nurses at St. Vincent. I was going to bring my kids, but at the last moment decided to leave them at home as it was a lazy Sunday for them. I remember the day before, when they assumed they would be going, they had all sorts of questions about what a strike is, how long it lasted, why were they on strike, and so on.  If you want to understand the youth perspective of kids whose parents are presently striking here is an article in Teen Vogue that highlights the Nurses' strike at St. Vincent's Hospital in Worcester.

The 2021 Campaign to Guarantee Health Care for All in Massachusetts

The Act Establishing Medicare for All in Massachusetts (House docket H. 1267 and Senate bill S. 766) will guarantee equitable health care access for every resident of the Commonwealth through a single payer health care financing system. (Massachusetts Campaign for Single Payer Health Care) Continue reading

The Tragic Consequences of "Out of Sight, Out of Mind"

"Out of Sight, Out of mind" is an old adage that purveys a great deal about the current state of our affairs. It is a dangerous state of mind that allows much global suffering brought about by the few with a blind acquiescence by the many. Over the span of our lifetimes it has resulted in genocides, environmental destruction, and needless worldwide suffering. Continue reading

SouthCoast Pride Festival Features Greens

On June 27, Fall River hosted its Second Annual Pride Festival, organized by the Fall River Pride Committee and its co-Chair, GRP StateCom member Sean Connell.  Mayor Paul Coogan welcomed the LBGTQ community and its friends.  Excellent weather aided the lively dancers, drag queens, singers in colorful costumes, and the well-stocked food trucks. Continue reading

Empire, Assange, & the Imperative for Independent Politics

A Conversation with Jill Stein Tuesday, July 27 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Jill Stein, medical doctor and co-founder of the global Doctors for Assange, will bring us the latest news of the United States’ multi-year persecution of publisher Julian Assange. She will cover the synchronized assault on press freedom, and its role in imperial US foreign policy. DR Stein will discuss standing up to the two party system, as learned from her past presidential and gubernatorial runs.   Continue reading