Ethical Consumerism aims to gradually reform our economic system into a more moral one by creating market incentives that discourage exploitation while attempting to encourage the creation of a humane version of capitalism. These individual-based solutions might make consumers feel better about participating in capitalism, but they do not address the structural causes of capitalist exploitation or environmental destruction. The choices of individual consumers are ineffectual within the context of capitalist production. The fundamental error of a so-called ethical consumerism is the fantasy that a more compassionate capitalism is possible.
The Green Party of the United States offers bold alternatives on many fronts. The Democratic Party offers domestic reforms, as long as they don’t challenge fundamental corporate power. Some Democratic presidential contenders call for a Green New Deal, but fail to engage such changes as replacing the sprawling highway system with comprehensive light rail. Democrats have nothing like the Green Economic Bill of Rights which demands healthcare, housing, jobs, income, education, and more as fundamental Human Rights.
But it is in the area of “foreign” policy that the choices are even more stark — as stark as the difference between war and peace! The Democratic Party which fought however tepidly to get the U.S. out of Vietnam, and eventually complained that the murderous invasion of Iraq should be ended forthwith, became upon the election of Barack Obama the party of WAR. Continue reading “The Madness of King Donald.”
— LeBeau Kpadenou
Co-Chair, Green Party of Florida
The Green Party of Florida condemns the warmongering being drummed up by the U.S. government against the government and people of Iran, and the insane drive to conflagration in the Middle East.
Donald Trump and his inner circle — which includes Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton —claim that Iran attacked “Japanese-related” shipping while Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was meeting in Tehran with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. The incident derailed any attempt to defuse tensions between the U.S. and Iran following the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and the escalation of economic sanctions against Iran and anyone doing business with the Islamic Republic.
Our Current Voting Methods Are
Inadequate and Corrupt
Illustration by Walt Handelsman | email@example.com
By Steve Showen. May 23, 2019
The crowded field of the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary season further illustrates the need for an electoral process that determines which candidate actually has the majority support of the electorate when more than two people run for the same seat. Majority support is the baseline criterion for the legitimacy of any election in a society that purports to be democratic.
With the seat of Governor Rick Scott still reeking of his stench, Governor-elect Ron DeSantis is making ready to add his own white supremacist aroma. Since the passage of Amendment 4 — the Voting Rights Restoration for Felons Initiative — with more than 64% of the vote, DeSantis has been beating the drums for the Florida State Legislature to delay it taking effect on January 8, 2019 by adding “implementation language.” Florida Republicans are conniving to find ways to gut its impact for the over 1.5 million ex-felons (10% of Florida’s adult population, and 21% of potential Black voters) who on that date will be eligible to register to vote.
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On December 5, Tim Canova, who had run for Congress as an NPA, filed suit against the Election Canvassing Commission and incumbent Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the disgraced former Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman, in Florida’s 23rd Congressional District.
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As the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS) continues to grow, so have the illegal attacks against it from the Israeli government and U.S. state legislatures.
Yesterday afternoon, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Broward county, Florida, experienced the most deadly school shooting since 2012’s Sandy Hook massacre.
Last year, Parkland was declared “The Safest City in Florida”.
The Green Party of Florida’s members have no desire to politicize this tragedy. Nonetheless, it is appropriate that we make a statement as we are a political party. We believe policy affects outcomes.
Floridians and Americans at large must ask ourselves a simple question. Do we care about these shootings? Do we care enough to act? Is 17 dead students enough for us to act, or to make our elected leaders act? Our current elected politicians do not care to act, and we all must make them.
The Green Party of Florida will not publicly offer thoughts and prayer, as these are simply obvious statements of facts. No American with access to television or internet can avoid thinking about this tragedy. No American with faith in the power of prayer is not praying for the victims, or for an end to this uniquely American scourge.
None of us yet has a sure solution to the problem of near-constant mass shootings, and school shooting, and random shooting plaguing our nation only. Nonetheless, Americans, on the whole, agree on several simple common-sense policies. Republicans, Democrats, Greens and other independent voters alike agree on the same policies that our well-funded politicians refuse to even consider. We believe you know what these policies are already. We believe that Floridians deserve, demand more than what our current leaders offer us.
The Green Party of Florida Coordinating Council will be having an emergency Conference Call tomorrow night the 16th of February at 8pm to discuss the issues of Gun Violence in the State of Florida including the rise in mass shootings, police shootings, and the “Stand Your Ground” law. We know that Floridians are looking for new ideas and real solutions to the issues of Gun Violence in our Communities, Schools, and Work Places and we are committed as a Party to finding and advancing those ideas and solutions.
Green Party of Florida endorsed candidate Ahmad Saadaldin debates with Democrat Jose Vazquez and Libertarian Bryan Zemia in a radio debate hosted by WMNF in Tampa, Florida on November 27th, 2017.
The Green Party of Florida thanks WMNF Tampa for hosting an Open Debate in the December 19th special election for Florida House District 58.
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The Green Party of Florida has been invited to be one of the co-hosting/sponsoring organizations for this summit along with the U.S. Green Party Latinx Caucus. Please contact our point person and Co-Chair Jennifer Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to attend this event as a representative for the Green Party of Florida.
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1370574293069324/
Queremos invitarlos a la Primera Cumbre de Recuperación de Misión Boricua el jueves 16 de noviembre de 5pm – 8pm. Esta es la conversación inicial de las varias que tendremos sobre la reconstrucción de Puerto Rico. Discutiremos dos temas principales: el Acta Jones o Ley de Cabotaje y votación. Phillip Arroyo, JD., será uno de nuestros oradores con su presentación “El Acta Jones: Rompiendo las Cadenas de Puerto Rico”, y Doug Head, presidente de County Watch quien presentará “Secreto de Truinfo en las Votaciones Comunitarias”. También estaremos registrando personas para votar y tomando firmas de restauración de votantes.Ademas estaremos colectando alimentos y articulos del hogar para recien llegados de Puerto Rico. Por favor hagan reservación para la comida en https://