News for Greens

Would you vote for a Democrat who behaves like a Republican?

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Both Democrats and Republicans surveyed are approximately 19 percentage points more likely to select a candidate from their own party than one from the other party—an effect that exceeds those observed for a candidate’s policy positions and support or opposition to democratic principles. Imagine you are a fairly mainstream Republican voter and are considering Republican candidate Luis Vasquez. He says he wants to raise taxes on the wealthy and believes government should do more to prevent discrimination against racial minorities. Would you still vote for him? What if you are…read more

Bernie Sanders: Savior or Seducer of the Anti-War Left?

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by HOWARD LISNOWFF, Counterpunch Ashley Smith’s “A Socialist in the Senate? The Unfortunate Truth about Bernie Sanders,” (November 15, 2006) tells the tale of how the political Left gets thrown under the relentless wheels of the military-industrial complex by supporting candidates who do not consistently serve the interests of peace. The decimation of the forces for peace is predictable as they are sacrificed and offered up to the gods of electoral politics. The marginalization in each electoral cycle of the Left is a testament to how relentless the political/economic system…read more

FOR WHOM TO VOTE?

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By Jack A. Smith, editor, Activist Newsletter There are important differences, of course, between Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican contender Mitt Romney, but the long conservative trend in American politics will continue regardless of who wins the presidential election Nov. 6. Either candidate will move it right along. From a left point of view, Obama is superior to Romney in the sense that the Democratic center right is politically preferable to the Republican right/far right. The Democrats will cause less social damage — though not less war damage or…read more

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Green Party Election Results

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Image of Green Party NY Non-offical returns for all NY Green Party Candidates. Allen Carstensen Town Supervisor, Ulysses Roxanne Marino (Dem) 693 88% Allen Carstensen (Grn) 91 12% Evergreen C. Chou City Council, 20th District, Flushing, Queens Peter Koo (GOP) 8,081 49.6% Yen Chou (Dem) 7,278 44.7 % S.J. Jung (WF) 664 4.1% Evergreen Chou (Grn) 270 1.7% Jennifer Dotson Alderperson, 1st ward, Ithaca Running unopposed, 212 votes total 166 Democratic line 46 on the Green line Joe Duffy Mayor, Hornell Shawn D. Hogan (Dem) 925 66% Joseph J. Duffy…read more

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