Dust, the Wind Blows it Everywhere!

Haiti Tiger Hunting, by Wilfrid Deleus.

We are very pleased to feature a guest post by Michael Clarkson, a “70 years young” Afrikan International Freedom Fighter.  He works with KonsciousKontractors which focus its primary work inside Ti Ayiti ( Lil Haiti ).  That French-Creole-speaking neighborhood, settled by Haitian exiles, has long been a lively cultural center for Haitian and Caribbean culture.  Clarkson references Wilfrid Deleus, a renowned Haitian painter who died last year while unable to pay his rent.  Little Haiti now faces the eradication of its rich and distinct culture, as it has become one of the prime targets of the Miami Gentrification machine, along with other poor Black communities such as Overtown, Coconut Grove and Liberty City.  They call it “Climate Gentrification,” as wealthy Miami residents flee rising sea levels, and drive out poorer residents, while turning the city into an ever-expanding playground for the tourist industry.  Clarkson and others are fighting back, and he states that he is “still standing as an example of resistance to continued oppression & exploitation by capitalist/imperialism worldwide!”

The domesticated colonies of Black, Brown, Poor & Working Poor inside North amerikkka, have become the victims of the War of Gentrification.

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The Green Party Slate 2018 laying the Foundation.

In reporting on the Green Party of Florida (GPFL) election results for the August 28, 2018 primary, we reported that Elijah Manley got 43,000 votes (18.49%) for Broward County at-large School District 8 and Robin Harris netted 4,720 votes (24.8%) for Orange County Commission District 6.  We remarked:

“To put it simply, this year’s numbers show that where Greens run and run hard, they now represent an identifiable voting bloc that duopoly candidates can only ignore at their peril.  They call that power.”

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Tuesday! Tuesday! Tuesday!

A note from the candidate:

Tuesday is the day we can make a difference.  But frankly, it is clear that we already have.

My opponent is getting nervous.  First of all, he has been adopting my positions.  In our first side-by-side radio interviews on WJNO, Joel Malkin interviewed me first, and latched onto my founding Black Lives Matter in Palm Beach County.  Joel then asked Silvers about that and pointed out that Silvers was touting his endorsements from the FOP (Fraternal order of Police) and the BPA (Benevolent Police Association).  Suddenly, Silvers is all like “Cops?  I…  pfft…  no, man, I don’t get down with cops.  I mean, sure, they endorsed me, but I don’t know them.”

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Meet Francisco Pierre-Louis — Hillsborough Soil & Water Bd.

“I’m going to shake this county up,” says 23-year-old Francisco Pierre-Louis, the Green Party’s candidate for Hillsborough Soil and Water District Group 3 Supervisor.

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When I was 15 my mother told me about her abortion. Here’s why, and why it matters this election.

Now that I am the male co-chair of the Green Party of Florida, and running for the District 87 seat of the Florida House of Representatives, people ask me, “Why are you doing all this?  What moves you to stick your neck out in these perilous, polarized times?”

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GPFL Co-Chair Kpadenou Responds to Tampa Bay Times: Clearly a political hit piece!

PALM BEACH, FL, October 3, 2018 — Today the Tampa Bay Times ran a baffling column entitled “Daniel Ruth:  For pot-using commission candidate, campaign funds are going up in smoke.”

“Thanks to recently defrocked [sic] public servant Kim O’Connor, this may be the first (and last) time you will ever read anything about the Hillsborough Soil and Water Conservation District.

“And see? You are probably wondering, ‘I didn’t know we had a Hillsborough Soil and Water Conservation District.’  But we do! It’s good to know.”

O’Connor is the Green Party candidate for Hillsborough County Commissioner District 7.

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“The Gentrification Juggernaut rolls on.”

No to the Machine.

On the morning of July 3, 2018, two crews showed up without warning at a wooded lot on North Halifax Avenue in Daytona Beach.  Brandishing chainsaws and other implements of destruction, they set about hacking down underbrush, small trees, and 29-inch, 32-inch and 38-inch Live Oaks of a size as to be deemed “historic.”  Destroyed along with the site and buried in mulch were the archaeological remains (human and otherwise) of a Native American village that had occupied that beautiful land some 2,000 years ago.

Also destroyed, by the way, were the homes of about 50 homeless people who had been living there, along with the few shards of their belongings.

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Robin Harris, Orange County Commission, Dist. 6

Reposted from pinellasgreens.com – 2018 Candidates, posted July 18, 2018

Robin Harris is running for Orange County Commission, District 6, and resides in Pine Hills, an unincorporated subdivision of Orange County, home of the Disney empire.  She is a long-time social justice activist, writer, poet, public speaker and minister.  A Texas native, Robin currently lives in Florida where she fights alongside other activists in Orlando, Florida.  She has spoken at press conferences and rallies surrounding issues that affect marginalized communities.  Robin also organizes and assists in many community events, including engaging in civil disobedience for an important cause.

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Samson LeBeau Kpadenou for State House Dist. 87

Francisco Pierre-Louis for Hillsborough County Soil & Water Conservation Board, District 3

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Francisco Pierre-Louis is running for Hillsborough County Soil and Water Conservation Board, District 3.

The Hillsborough Soil & Water Conservation District is intended to advance conservation needs at a local level, working in partnership with the federal government to serve producers and residents. “How you do your job every day matters!” they say.  “We believe that everyone, from students to farmers, can contribute to conservation in some small way.”  It serves as a liaison between local owners and state and federal agencies, and focuses on issues like floodwater control, soil erosion and natural resource management.

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