When I was a registered Democrat, both major parties despised me — the Republicans because I was a Democrat, and the Democrats because I am a true lefty. Now that I’m a Green, they can’t get enough of me.
|By: Michael Kwiatkowski Sunday October 10, 2010 9:44 am|
|By: Michael Kwiatkowski Thursday September 23, 2010 11:51 am|
We’re here, we’re organizing, and we’re fighting.
|By: Michael Kwiatkowski Tuesday June 29, 2010 9:36 am|
On September 11, 2010, members of the Green and Socialist Parties, and Alan Benjamin of the San Fransisco Labor Council and AFL-CIO will hold a public hearing in Ohio on third party politics.
|By: rossl Tuesday April 27, 2010 4:03 pm|
Once again, the states are leading the way on health care reform. This past week, the Vermont House and Senate passed two versions of a bill that would essentially get a consultant to design three systems for health care in Vermont: something similar to Canadian single payer, something similar to a private system with a public option, and something similar to the recently passed federal health insurance bill.
|By: El Duderino Monday April 26, 2010 4:31 pm|
Continuing on the train of independent political party ruminations that has been going on here for a while, I want to share some information with readers.
|By: rossl Saturday April 3, 2010 11:46 am|
I’m not going to pull any punches here. I detest the two party system. I believe that it undermines representative government. It makes our government more responsive to corporations than to citizens. It decreases the chances of progress and it results in many good ideas being shut out of the national political debate.
The limits imposed on this nation by the two party system are slowly leading to its demise. Partisan gridlock in Washington, outright corruption, the absurd difficulty of kicking out incumbents, corporate control of Washington, and the infamous backwardness of many local governments (among /many/ things) are all symptoms of this same disease. And I do not use that language lightly.
|By: rossl Thursday April 1, 2010 4:36 pm|
I’ve been getting more active in the Green Party lately, and apparently so have some people at FDL. So, I’m in a rush so I apologize for this diary lacking comprehensiveness, but here’s a list of Greens worth supporting off the top of my head.
|By: Tuesday March 16, 2010 2:48 pm|
Activists revive Bull Moose movement – formerly Teddy Roosevelt’s Progressive Party – to empower communities through civic education and reduce corporate influence.