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This is a journal of the events, places, people and issues that Howie encounters as he talks to people about this campaign for the 2020 Green Party nomination for President of the United States.

The US Culture of Violence Is Reaping What It Has Sown

The US Culture of Violence Is Reaping What It Has Sown

The US is in the midst of an epidemic of mass killings. In the 215 days so far this year, the US has seen 252 mass shootings – an average of more than one a day. The reasons why this is happening are pretty obvious: too many guns, inadequate gun laws, a culture of...

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Howie Hawkins Democratic Debates Show The Need For Strong Green Party Presidential Campaign

Howie Hawkins Democratic Debates Show The Need For Strong Green Party Presidential Campaign

Green Party Presidential candidate Howie Hawkins saw serious shortcomings in what he heard from the Democratic candidates in the recent presidential debates and provided insights on how Green policy proposals differ significantly with those of the Democrats. Howie discussed Medicare for All, immigration reform, gun violence, socializing public safety net programs, the real ecosocialist Green New Deal, international trade and nuclear disarmament. The Democratic debates demonstrate why the Green Party is essential to the 2020 election cycle. Hawkins will bring new ideas and policy proposals that focus on the necessities of the people of the United States as well as protection of the planet.
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No Justice, from Jonny Gammage to Eric Garner

No Justice, from Jonny Gammage to Eric Garner

This week, Attorney General William Barr overrode the recommendation of prosecutors in the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division to bring charges against New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo for the suffocating to death Eric Garner in July 2014. The...

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Road trips with Greens, family and friends

Road trips with Greens, family and friends

It is a privilege to run around the country, meet with Greens and other independent progressives and socialists, and discuss with them how we can build up the Green Party into the force we need to enact real solutions to the pressing problems we face. It is also...

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Rest in Power, Brother Bruce

Rest in Power, Brother Bruce

Yesterday, we lost a powerhouse thinker and organizer, a comrade, a mentor, and an inspiration to so many on the left, the co-chair of our campaign committee, Bruce Dixon. Bruce was one of my favorite people on the planet. We worked together a few years ago to put...

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US Path To War In Iran Must Be Reversed

US Path To War In Iran Must Be Reversed

The escalation of conflict between the US and Iran is at a fever pitch. It is time for the United States to recognize that war with Iran would be a multi-trillion dollar disaster that would lead to chaos and destruction in the region, would isolate the United States...

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Juneteenth 2019: The US must repair historic and current racism

Juneteenth 2019: The US must repair historic and current racism

Five hundred years of racial oppression requires the United States to face up to its history and correct historic and current injustices. The United States must enact HR 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act, to develop remedies for the impact of slavery and subsequent racial discrimination on Black people.
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The Russiagate Obsession Is Mass Distraction

The Russiagate Obsession Is Mass Distraction

While the Republicans scapegoat immigrants and the Democrats scapegoat Russians and Greens, Green candidates up and down the ticket should focus their campaigns on the solutions where there is supermajority support, such as improved Medicare for all, taxing the wealthy for the public good, and protecting the people and the planet with a Green New Deal.
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African Liberation Day: Reparations Now

African Liberation Day: Reparations Now

  I spent the afternoon today in Syracuse, New York at the African Liberation Day celebration sponsored by the Pan African Community of Central New York, an organization that fosters unity among continental Africans, African-Americans, African-Caribbean and other...

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Uber and Lyft: #SocializeTheRide

Uber and Lyft: #SocializeTheRide

I support the strike today by the mistreated drivers of Uber, Lyft, and other ride-sharing companies. By treating their drivers as independent contractors with no labor rights instead of as employees with rights under federal and state labor laws, the ride-sharing...

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