Green Party Nominates Hawkins/Jones for Gubernatorial Ticket

Jimenez wins AG nod, Portelli for Comptroller

howie.jpg Howie Hawkins won the Green Party nomination for Governor in Troy on Saturday, setting up a rematch with Andrew Cuomo. Hawkins says he plans to challenge the 1% tag team of Cuomo and Republican nominee Astorino on economic, climate change and criminal justice issues. Hawkins also wants NY to go carbon free with a 100%, clean renewable energy by 2030, while providing a public living wage job to any New Yorker who needs one.

The Greens selected NYC Educator Brian Jones to highlight their opposition to Cuomo’s education policies promoting privatization of the education system, including his promotion of the Common Core agenda and charter schools. The Greens are seeking full funding to meet the educational needs of New Yorkers, including free tuition at CUNY and SUNY.

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Activists Frack Themselves

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[From: On The Wilder Side]

During last year’s election, anti-fracking activists wasted time protesting Andrew Cuomo.  He could care less.  All he cared about was money and votes, and they did not get in the way of either.  Fracking activists ignored calls to raise funds for and get votes for fracking-ban governor candidates like the Green Party’s Howie Hawkins.  Now the chickens have come home to roost.  Cuomo announced today that he is banning fracking in the NYC and Syracuse watersheds, and the rest of the state can go to fracking hell.

Worse off, anti-fracking activists were fooled by the Working Family Parties (WFP) call for a fracking moratorium. Moratorium is merely latin for hold off the issue until after the election when we can frack them over.  It’s hard to believe that anyone would trust the WFP after they sold out the anti-war movement in 2006, and then sold out their own union base in 2010.  Does WFP now stand for the War Fracking party?  Believe it or not, the WFP is trying to rally support for the same anti-union, pro-fracking Andrew Cuomo that they sold their soul to in the last election to ban fracking statewide.  Wanna buy a used bridge?.

The Moral:  If you don’t work for what you want, you won’t get it.  Or as Jerry Garcia said, “If you keep choosing the lesser evil, you are still choosing evil.”

 

 

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Open Letter to Gov. Cuomo from Howie Hawkins, 2010 Green Party candidate for Governor of NY

An Open Letter to Andrew Cuomo December 30, 2010 Dear Governor Cuomo, Congratulations on your election. During our recent Gubernatorial contest, we emphasized different approaches as to how best restore the state’s fiscal health and to reduce the [...] Continue reading

The Stony Brook Press (SUNY) Endorses Howie Hawkins

The brutal austerity budgets from Albany are justified on an illusory economic disaster, supposedly the result of a downturn on Wall Street–while at the same time, the Wall Street Journal reports that for the second consecutive year, pay on Wall Street will hit an alltime high. In the face of this madness, The Press says “No!” to [...] Continue reading