Campaign updates

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.

Syracuse #GeorgeFloyd Actions: Last Chance for Change

Syracuse #GeorgeFloyd Actions: Last Chance for Change

by Howie Hawkins Hundreds of young people in Syracuse, New York, have been marching for many miles every day for nearly two weeks since the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. The marches formed spontaneously as young people...

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Uprooting Police Brutality and Racism

Uprooting Police Brutality and Racism

By Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker We stand in solidarity with the righteous national uprising for racial justice sparked by the police lynching of George Floyd. Trump is calling the protesters “thugs” and “terrorists” in order to incite and justify violence by the...

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#SayHerName: Brianna Hill

#SayHerName: Brianna Hill

Very recently, a video has materialized which shows two Kansas City police officers brutalizing a transgender woman as they arrested her. According to an article in The Guardian, the assault was captured on video on May 24th of 2019, a full year ago. In it, the...

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Memorial Day: Honor the Warriors, Not the Wars

Memorial Day: Honor the Warriors, Not the Wars

by Howie Hawkins Memorial Day is a federal holiday on which we honor and mourn the members of the US Armed Forces who have died in service. Lamentably, militarism, rather than mourning, is the dominant theme in too many commemorations. It may only be coincidence that...

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Mother’s Day in a Failed State

Mother’s Day in a Failed State

It is sad this Mother’s Day that so many of us cannot visit and hug our mothers, and mothers can’t visit and hug their children, because of social distancing and the isolation of those who are sick and hospitalized in this coronavirus pandemic. It is still important...

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Fight Covid-19, Not Venezuela

Fight Covid-19, Not Venezuela

by Howie Hawkins May 7, 2020 The Keystone Cops have nothing on the rag-tag group of soldiers of fortune who failed earlier this week in their implausible plot to kidnap Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, trigger a military coup, and install the US puppet, Juan...

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Angela Walker for Vice President!

Angela Walker for Vice President!

  By Howie Hawkins May 5, 2020 I am happy to announce that Angela Walker of the South Carolina Green Party has accepted my invitation to be my running mate for vice president. Angela Walker is a veteran working-class activist with decades of experience working...

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May Day is Red and Green

May Day is Red and Green

May Day, or International Workers Day, is celebrated with marches and rallies every May 1 to lift up the working people and their demands for freedom, equality, and justice. That is the Red tradition of May Day. But there is also an older Green tradition in which...

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Vietnam: 45 Years After the War Finally Ended

"What are we fighting for?" - Country Joe McDonald When I had to prepare for a 7th grade classroom debate on the Vietnam War in Spring 1965, President Johnson had begun escalating the war with the massive bombing of Operation Rolling Thunder and the deployment of a...

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The 5th Coronavirus Relief Package We Need

The 5th Coronavirus Relief Package We Need

The coronavirus depression is fast becoming as deep as the Great Depression. The federal government’s response has been too little, too late. While sickness and death spread, while unemployment and small business failures soar, while health care and essential workers...

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Legalize Marijuana and End the War on Drugs

Legalize Marijuana and End the War on Drugs

According to the federal government more than 117 million people in the United States have used marijuana. It is time to end the war on marijuana and put in place legal adult use of marijuana. Progress is being made in many states on legalizing adult use of marijuana...

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Trump is killing us

Trump is killing us

by Howie Hawkins Trump should just resign. He should get out of the way of the public health officials who are telling us how to slow the spread of COVID-19, the health care providers who are trying to heal the sick, and the military and business managers who could...

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Andrew Cuomo, Austerity Autocrat

Andrew Cuomo, Austerity Autocrat

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s take-charge nationally-televised coronavirus briefings look a lot better than President Trump’s rambling and often misleading and self-contradictory briefings. The contrast has led to comments by Trump himself, MSNBC host Rachel...

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The Good Old Days: I Miss You All

The Good Old Days: I Miss You All

The campaign activity I enjoy most is local meetings with Greens and other interested people, and meeting random people on the street petitioning for ballot access. After the World Health Organization announced the COVID-19 world pandemic on March 11, I completed my...

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Listen, Biden! COVID-19 and Medicare for All

Listen, Biden! COVID-19 and Medicare for All

On the topic of the COVID-19 pandemic in Sunday’s Biden-Sanders debate, Joe Biden said, “...you have a single-payer system in Italy — it doesn’t work there. It has nothing to do with Medicare for All. That would not solve the problem at all.” Medicare for All has...

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Fighting Wage Theft in New York

Fighting Wage Theft in New York

As I have reported here twice before, wage theft by employers in New York like Donald Trump is protected by the Democratic governor, Andrew Cuomo. Wage theft costs New York workers $1 billion a year. Workers often win their wage theft cases in court, but have hard...

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Trans Rights Are Human Rights

Trans Rights Are Human Rights

Trans rights are human rights. We must push for the passage of the federal Equality Act to amend federal civil rights laws to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. We must also ensure that medical treatment related to gender...

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