Stop Israel's Attacks on Palestine

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A statement from our co-chairs:   What kind of crazy world do we live in where a country blockades food, medicine, and the right to world trade, and then, when the people suffer from starvation and contagions, they decide to jump in and attempt to overthrow its government in the name of "humanitarian assistance”? Continue reading

Jill Stein Defends Julian Assange at Boston Rally

At a "Home Run for Julian" event in Boston, June 9, Dr. Jill Stein continued to lead the effort to demand justice for the founder of Wikileaks and for a defense of democracy itself. Dr. Stein was joined by Julian Assange’s father and brother, John and Gabriel Shipton, to raise awareness of the dire conditions under which Assange is being held, and the role three successive American presidents have played in demanding his extradition to the United States. Continue reading

Voter Suppression with a Green Twinge

by John Blumentstiel UPDATE: As we go to press the Republican Party has, for now, defeated the S-1 legislation. We offer a revised article to clarify this, but include it in this issue so as to emphasize our party's concerns and ongoing commitment to a peoples' democracy. - EDITOR Continue reading

Pioneer Valley Greens Support Gloria Caballero Roca for Mayor of Holyoke

In early April 2021, the Pioneer Valley (PVG) Chapter of the Green-Rainbow Party undertook a new mission - and Dr. Gloria Caballero Roca's campaign for Mayor of Holyoke became a reality. Continue reading

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

Greens Applaud Bristol County Coalition for Justice and AG Maura Healy

Based on years of community demands, the jailing of student protestors, and a scathing report by Attorney General Healy, the U.S Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has shuttered the notorious ICE detention facility at the Bristol County Jail, run by the even more nationally notorious Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson.  Tom Hodgson, it may be remembered, was the honorary chairman of Massachusetts’ presidential election campaign for Donald Trump in 2020.  More significantly, Sheriff Hodgson had offered to send Bristol County inmates "to build Trump's Mexico wall" Continue reading