Hurricane Harvey and Other Apocalyptic Nightmares

Hurricane Harvey and Other Apocalyptic Nightmares

September 4, 2017
Jennifer Sullivan
Co-Chair of the Green Party of Florida

Led Zeppelin asked in their classic song – “How Many More Times?” As a Green since 1996 and an Independent since 1972, I also am asking this question. I’ll even throw in a dab of Jr. Walker and The All-stars and say “What Does it Take?”

Greens have formed since the 80’s, when it was very clear to those who started the party that the trends in our country (and the world) were heading in the wrong direction. We are a worldwide party, by the way.
Greens are often asked to be everything to everyone, or else the support veers back to the terrible 2 corporate parties. When it comes to the environment, though, I think that’s one place where almost every person could agree that we have stood on the side of preserving a clean and safe planet.

Other parties feel like they are on the cutting edge when their elected leaders actually come out with the words “climate change”. Meanwhile, Greens have been aware of and following the science put forth by the people who have known that it was yes happening and yes accelerated by human activity. They base these facts on years of their life’s work. These people are called: climatologists.

Greens know that “clean coal” is a figment of some marketers imagination. We know that tar sands oil needs to be left undisturbed in the soil. We know that fuel efficiency has been bandied about for nearly 50 years in DC and Detroit and that the USA falls behind Europe (and even China) in standards for that. Greens have offered many solutions that would give people sustainable jobs and keep our ecology running smoothly. All of that has been outlined in our Green Party platform and Green New Deal for years!

People ask me – why don’t more people know about it?
I would offer that it’s because of the same old tactics that have been perpetrated on citizens of our country and of any other country that would listen. Examples of how disinformation works abound if one cares to look. The tobacco industry’s spin of denial, Big Sugar subsidized to be allowed to cause an unhealthy addiction in our children, the push back on auto safety, corporations rights to not disclose, Wall Street over taking savings banks, iffy reasons for wars and on and on. Too overwhelmed? Take this pill. Too underwhelmed? Take that pill. Advertise. Advertise. Advertise. Then our info comes spoon fed out in safe and completely researched little sound bytes. If you can read this whole piece – congrats – feel great that you can still focus that long.

The corporate run media is out to stay in business and they must do these two things:
1) Produce products that people want to see such as – a hit mini series, talk shows and of course “reality” TV. Known in the business as “buying our eyes”.
2) Make money from the sponsors so they can show those programs of news, disinformation and good old distracting entertainment.
Turns out, Americans prefer to be entertained than informed of facts that may be not fun and even worse – they could be disturbing facts.
So the 12 year old in us falls easy prey to the market. We want more, we have more, we never feel fulfilled even with free home delivery. It’s all paid for by the same companies that join in this vicious cycle of pumped up value and non-disclosure of potential dangers.

With the ever growing amounts of money in all elections, our elected mis-leaders fear telling the real truth, because they might offend a potential or current campaign donor. When faced with doing the right thing, they either blatantly side with the money (Republicans) or apparently they are waiting for a better day when they can really speak truth to power, even though that day has never seemed to come (Democrats).

The spin most folks hear on Greens (if they even hear about us at all) will be designed by highly paid think tanks to divide and conquer any support for a party with our best interests as their goal and no strings attached. Their trolls come out to use the following ploys wherever necessary:
1) Greens are too “out there” for the main stream, but not enough if you ask certain anarchists or hard line Communists, etc.
2) Greens are caught in a catch 22 – We don’t take any dark money, special interest PAC funds or dark money in elections. Therefore, so they say, we can’t compete against that money and can never win. If we go ahead and take that money we would not be able to have the objectivity that is needed to lead.
3) Our ideas are “not practical”, even though they are working great in other countries – that’s not disclosed, of course.
4) We are scapegoated as that big reason that the Democrats loose, but still not significant enough to get into the debates.
5) We can’t get into the debates, unless we poll at 15% or higher. Which would be hard to have happen, as there is an enforced policy of not mentioning us as an option – even when were one of only 4 parties in the whole country to have had the electoral votes to win the presidency in 2016. This is also rather shocking when you consider that 14 Republicans got national debate TV air time in a two tiered schedule. It’s a fairly safe bet that even Paul Ryan could not name those 14  – if asked point blank.
6) So we don’t seem to be able do enough, or win, because we have been suppressed to not be heard from.
7) Everyone wants a “3rd party” but just not this important election – wait until….
8) People who have had enough of all that are urged to say “let’s start a new party!” They say this without realizing how very hard it is to go out and start a unified national party. Whereas, Greens have developed over the years, nearly 35 and counting.
9) Greens want too much, but not enough – and yet maybe someday….
All these reasons to either ignore us, fight against us or put off support buys time for those who are profiting off the exploitation of our masses and loses time for the rest of us on crucial issues.

Weirdly the end result of all this indoctrination is that, instead of doubting the failed and (at best) under performing leadership that we have been getting from the same old 2 parties, we are programmed to doubt trying something new!

We have been taught to keep our expectations of government really low. It’s great to register No Party Affiliated or Independent to show the distaste for these 2 parties that are shoved down our throats, but not if you end up voting for either of them or not voting! If our votes did not matter, they would not spend so much time and money to seduce our votes towards them alone. Why should we be giving them ever widening chances to get worse and then beyond worse?

Despite the hampering from the powers that be, Greens are the only truly progressive party to have achieved a national presence in electoral politics.

Greens have grown with the times, while the other parties pretend that everything is the way it must be.
Greens have had solutions and worked to form new solutions, as time moves on.

Our candidate for president in 2016 (Jill Stein) was the only candidate for that office to bother to go to the Paris Climate talks! The rest just shook in their boots, afraid that they might rock the donation boat.

Bottom line is: It’s up to you to step up and support us. Waiting until the fixable becomes un-fixable (even by Greens with the best intentions) is not good strategy.

We just can’t keep having these disasters shatter people’s lives and leave no one accountable.

Give Greens a chance, rather than sitting home on election day shaking your head in disgust – again. Vote, Vote clean and vote Green. If you  are able to register Green in your state (and Floridians can) then that is also great support.
As Jill Stein says: It’s in your hands.
As I say: WHEN will it be the right time?
Greens are the party for the rest of us and the time is NOW

Harvey Disaster Relief

Relief Efforts being organized by some of same people who organized Common Ground in NOLA after Katrina.

Instead of giving to RedCross please donate to local efforts, local decentralized efforts are more efficient and have no overhead, and we have issues with Red Cross in these situations.

All of these groups & others are coordinating efforts to assist in Houstonarea, and assist evacuees from other areas already in Austin. We are involved with the first two and vouch for them, a group is headed to

Houston with boats tomorrow:

Austin Common Ground Volunteer Form
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdk0SkSJLXTEuaBcL4WGPB7z-X41qwp8iyQRuKVqH5P22U8fQ/viewform?usp=send_form

@ATXFlood on twitter & FB

Austin Disaster Relief Network
https://adrn.org/disaster-relief/hurricaneharvey/

Houston DSA
https://www.youcaring.com/peopleimpactedbyhurricaneharvey-914409

Response to Non-convictions in the Philando Castile and Sam Dubose

by Robin Harris spokesperson for GPFL
 
I think it would be remiss for the Green Party not to address recent non-convictions in the cases of Philando Castile and Sam Dubose this past week. It is quite evident, in my opinion, the tainted complexities of our democracy. The corruption of police or policing is only a symptom as is our current administration. With that being said, the harsh reality is more police will be acquitted. It is apparent that democracy only serves and protects certain groups and classes of people.
 
The prosecution of policemen seems to be hindered by the very laws that are supposed to protect ALL citizens. There are major institutional, social and legal impediments to law enforcement being held accountable for the crimes they commit. It is a very complicated and sophisticated task. The difficulty seems to be intentional. So must our pushback. But before we can resist we must find ourselves out of this labyrinth of defeat.
 
That cycle is heightened with every case of unarmed black men and women being gunned down. Policemen are getting slaps on the wrist if that. What is the hindrance? Policing? Race and law? Class? It’s all and more. It’s systemic and bad policies. There are so many layers to this we can’t just look at one thing. There are so many issues that must be unpacked and overturned. Re-examining cases such as Tennessee v Garner (1985). Basically, this case implemented into law the ability for policemen to kill any fleeing suspect regardless of the potential risks. It did state that the use of
force has to be reasonable. It seems fair, but it isn’t because it’s ambiguous and broadly written. In addition, Graham vs. Connor (1989) ruled the legality of every law enforcement use-of-force incident. All of this is coupled with more vagueness of Law enforcement fearing for their lives and making reasonable decisions. In writing police reports regarding incidents of force and or fatality they must include these ”Graham factors.” Policemen have layered due process and protection. For the average citizen it leaves them targeted and victimized by these policies. Unfortunately, we must add that at least 14 states have in place Law Enforcement Bill of Rights (LEBOR). This is the most arrogant of protections for officers as it even makes sure that during investigation it protects them from being tired and worn.
 
We can sum these layers up by pointing out the increase of paramilitary style police. This alone with judicial rulings gives policemen a lot of power. Next, policemen are often investigated by their friends or other officers. There is no independent scrutiny. Jurors aren’t asked to see if the actions taken on citizens are “right” but rather reasonable.
 
There are so many bad policies that have led to this trajectory. So many outdated cases that should not be precedent. Unfair due process that strips innocent people of humanity.
 
What can we as a Green Party Movement do to eradicate? How do we unpack and overturn these laws? What must we do as Greens to engage in a civic matter to counter? Almost daily someone is being murdered by the police and they are getting acquitted. How do we keep silent and allow Mothers to keep burying their sons and daughters? How long do we keep protecting (with bad legislation) those who have taken an oath to protect us? I do not have an immediate answer but I know that we must rise and take action. We can’t afford to be neutral or quiet. Where do we begin?

In response to Donald Truth USA from the Paris Accord

Trump’s decision to detach from the Paris Accord should not come as a surprise to anyone. Especially the more Progressive thinker. He has expressed repeatedly his view, or lack of, from the very beginning. He has made clear that he is anti-science and does not take climate change serious.

However, Trump and his administration are mere symptoms of this issue. To be shocked or blame him alone would be myopic. Neglect of the environment and climate issues did not just begin. Both parties have contributed to our present calamity. People have been suffering as a result for years.

Unfortunately, the Island Nations of Oceania have experienced the wrath of this increasing disaster long before June 1. The Islanders of the Pacific were probably the first of many climate refugees. They have been seeking constant asylum not from corrupt government tactics but from climate change! These poor people have been on the front line of climate change. One of the Islands Tuvalu is almost wiped out. But we have to note that this has been happening post Trump administration! I must add that Ghana is also on this list of having climate refugees. This coastal country on the Motherland is experiencing tragedies from the sea warming and impacting their villages. The increase of climate refugees is becoming clear.

The USA has to acknowledge our own climate refugees from turbulent weather patterns and disasters. Have we forgotten Hurricane Katrina? In 2005, Katrina killed 1,200 people and caused more than $100 billion in damages. We witnessed tons of people having to leave their homes and migrate to other states. This was not a choice. They were forced out of their homes. The blatant neglect before and after Katrina can only be to the impact of climate change and environmental racism.

People here in the U.S. that live in deplorable and low socioeconomic places carry the burden of health risks and targets for catastrophes. For example, many black and brown people live in areas withdangerous industrial pollution. Also, these groups live near hazardous waste and toxic sites. Native Americans also experience these same living conditions. Low income families also attend schools with lead and asbestos. All of these issues have been ongoing.

So, climate change and environmental racism is not a new problem or a Trump issue. The corporate greed and privileged attitudes have made it easy to turn our heads or place blame.

Therefore, the Green Party will have to take the lead on this. Align with other Progressives and resist. Execute plans that will slow climate trends down. We will need to employ programs that will create jobs and transitions for people of color that are being effected by climate change. If the power is in our hands as it should be, we will need to become a party of action and resilience.

Robin Harris
GPFL State Spokesperson

2017 Annual Membership Meeting

Please join us for the Green Party of Florida 2017 Annual Membership Meeting and Elections on May 26-28. This has been an exciting year of campaigns, politics, and revelations.

On Saturday, we will be having presentations and discussions on issues and organizing. Sunday will be elections of officers and board. Friday evening is a relaxed social to welcome greens from around the state and kick off the weekend.

Total Conference Weekend Registration Fee
To Register for the GPFL 2017 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING (May 26-28), please make a donation of $29 for both registration and lunch: $20 (suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds), and optionally $9 for a delicious vegetarian/vegan lunch including beverage served on site brought by the area’s famous Taco Bus. If you prefer, you can bring your own food and drink.

Donation/Registration Fee Page: https://www.gpfl.org/donate/
Please write to info@www.new.gpfl.org if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing you there!
Event listed on FB at https://www.facebook.com/gpflorida/

GPFL AMM Agenda – MAY 26-28, 2017

FRIDAY 5/26  (@PEACE HOUSE: 8052 N. 56th Street, Tampa, FL 33617 )

6-9pm Peace House meet and greet sponsored by Tampa Greens they are bringing food and 7:00 PM Pedro will do his act. Pot luck by local.

SATURDAY 5/27 (@SAUNDER’S LIBRARY: 1505 Nebraska Ave. Tampa, Florida 33602-2849, 813-273-3652)

Library opens at 10:00 am. Set up chairs. Get mic ready at podium. Set up 2+ tables at sides of room for merchandise and fliers & one by entry way. Bagels and Coffee : )

10:15 Convene meeting – Co-chairs Victor Agosto (Broward) and Jennifer Sullivan (Hernando) – Welcome and explain stack Overview of agenda & Intros

10:30  Eritha “Akile” Cainion and Jesse Nevelsky speak about their current campaigns for offices in St Pete.

11:00 Karen Morian (Duval) Voting Rights  Restoration

11:30 Joshua McAdams speaks on mushrooms and fungi.  He is the largest forager in the state of Florida

12:00 lunch break – Taco Bus Mex fare

12:30 Steve Showen (Miami)- Carbon sequestration presentation

1:00 Modern Monetary Theory – Brian Schatz (Hillsborough)

1:30 Robin Harris  (Central Florida GP) Speaking for the LGBTQ community

2:00 John Debus (Duval) Building the party as state organizer

2:30 Plastic bag campaign Friedemann Buschbeck (Hillsborough)

3:00 Sheridan Murphy – Native American Rights and pipelines

3:30 Ahmad Saadaldin (Hillsborough) speaks on Palestine

4:00 Connie Burton speaks on poverty issues and the Homeless Bill of Rights

4:30 – 4:45 break

4:45 Jason Kofender (Hillsborough)  social media  campaign strategy

5:15 Harry Patterson (Alachua) treasurer report – State growth overview and national lobby Victor and Jennifer/  adjourn and breakdown room at 5:45 – 6 :00  library closes

Dinner at The Mermaid –  6719 N Nebraska Ave – https://www.mermaidtaverntampa.com/

SUNDAY 5/28 (@PEACE HOUSE: 8052 N. 56th Street, Tampa, FL 33617)

10-11 Karen on CCC  issue organizing and creating caucuses.

11 – 11:30 Kim O-Connor (Hillsborough) and Anita Stewart (Hernando) speak on campaign strategy

11:30 Richmond California Skypes in about coalition forming (time may vary as this is 8:30 AM on west coast)

State elections commence until 3:00 (may be done sooner) adjourn

New board should meet before they leave

GPFL Annual Membership Meeting Elections

ATTENTION ALL REGISTERED GREENS IN FLORIDA!!!
These are the offices that will be up for election for the GPFL. They are all for one year terms, except where otherwise noted. Registered Greens can self-nominate or nominate other Greens to any position. All nominations must be seconded by another Green. Elections will be held at the Peace House on Sunday, May 28th. Time 10 am – 3 PM. Location details are on our website. Nominations can be made here or via the GPFL Coordinating council or at the state meeting.
For officer positions: Current or past members of state coordinating council recommended but not mandatory.
For national delegates: Current or past delegates, or observers, highly recommended.
Also recommended that members limit themselves to no more than 3 offices or national committees as not to spread themselves too thin.
The goal is to do all that you can to help grow and strengthen our party of common sense and good conscience in the state of Florida and/or nation-wide thereby giving us increased relevance and more elected Greens.
 
State Board Members:
Co-chair of a different gender than male heterosexual ( a 2 year term )
The co-equal co-chairs are responsible for the following:
  1. Providing unifying direction to the State Board of Trustees.
  2. Drafting an agenda and chairing regular meetings of the Board.
  3. Helping the Board to coordinate and achieve its work.
  4. Assisting the Board in coordinating and assisting the work of the State Party committees

Official Secretary – Serves as the SEC’s official Florida state listed secretary for the purpose of fulfilling state and federal election law and state corporation law requirements. Receives and sends official party correspondence and keeps copies of all official documents.

Official Treasurer – Serves as the official treasurer of the Party for the purpose of fulfilling state and federal election law and state corporation law requirements. The treasurer is also responsible for presenting financial reports to the Board of Trustees, State CC and the General Membership Meeting.

Assistant Treasurer – Trains under the official treasurer and also in charge of state fund raising efforts.

Recording Secretary – Maintains the minutes of the Board of Trustees, the minutes State Coordinating Council and the minutes of the meeting(s) of the General Membership. To record and report State CC proposals, votes, and resolutions.

Communications Secretary –Liaison to the state IT team. Has access to GPFL’s info.org to maintain party communications between and among the State CC and the various county parties and locals as well as outside inquiries. Keeps track of delegate and local contact information, adds new delegates and contacts the appropriate official state spokespersons for comments or appearances.

Board of Trustees Responsibilities:
Serve as the members of the State Executive Committee. Develop a State Party strategic plan (to be approved by the State CC). Do party building. Lead state-wide initiatives, and other such projects as necessary or directed by the State CC. Serve as liaison to the various state committees.

Spokespersons: Represent the GPFL with various media or at functions such as meetings and rallies. One each area.
  • North Florida
  • Central Florida
  • South Florida
GPFL Membership Coordinator
Credentialing of new affiliates membership lists. Examining and recommending to the CC the paperwork submitted by locals wishing to affiliate statewide.
 
3 Delegates to the Green Party of the United States
GPF is currently accredited for 3 delegates to the National Green Party of the United States Coordinating Committee their job is to vote the interests of the GPFL on the national list.
 
3 Alternate delegates

Tasked with voting if a delegate is unable to vote. Should stay informed about the current voting issues on the national list and be prepared to vote within the final 24 hours of a vote should they not see a delegate responding

Observers to GPUS Delegate list

Members on GPUS Committees and Caucuses:
(up to 3 Florida Greens per committee. May volunteer to what ever may be of interest as a voting member or an observer but must be approved by state Greens)
  • GPUS Animal Rights
  • GPUS Coordinated Campaign Committee Liaison
  • GPUS Black Caucus
  • GPUS Dispute Resolution
  • GPUS Eco Action
  • GPUS Fundraising Committee
  • GPUS International
  • GPUS Latinx Caucus
  • GPUS Lavender Caucus
  • GPUS Media
  • GPUS Merchandising Committee
  • GPUS Outreach
  • GPUS Platform and Rules Committee
  • GPUS Presidential Campaign Support Committee
  • GPUS Women’s Caucus
  • GPUS Youth Caucus
For more details:

Legislative Academy

The Green Party of Duval County invites you to participate in a Legislative Academy in Jacksonville on Feb. 25-26, 2017

In one session we will get an overview of progressive issues with regards to the upcoming Florida Legislative session, which begins March 7. We will have an afternoon/early evening forum, (which will be open to the public), then a closed session on Sunday morning to determine which pieces of legislation the Green Party of Florida will take up as coordinated campaigns.

The plan is to have presentations on the following issues:

Women’s rights
Healthcare
Environmental Protection
Education
Racial Justice
Immigration Reform
LGBTQIA+ Rights/Equality
Economic Justice
Voting Rights Restoration
Criminal Justice
Gun Control

I also hope to present a bit of information on the legislative process and lobbying tips. This is for the general public who will be in attendance, as well as those of us who need a refresher.

In peace and solidarity,
karen

Event page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/740564872767670/

Resources for Stopping the Sabal Trail Pipeline

The Green Party of Florida supports efforts to stop the Sabal Trail Pipeline. Here are some resources for activists who want to help:

http://stopsabaltrailpipeline.blogspot.com/p/next-events.html
http://www.stopsabaltrail.com
http://www.facebook.com/groups/stopsabaltrailpipeline
http://www.facebook.com/stopsabaltrail

Stop Sabal Trail

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We want to #StopSabalTrail pipeline, a natural gas pipeline that will threaten the lands, waters (including aquifers, watersheds, rivers, springs, ponds, wetlands), our environment and flora & fauna in three states. Over 160 eminent domain lawsuits have been filed. Citizens’ properties are being seized to complete this project. Most of the people that live closest to the pipeline are not even aware that it is being installed.
Natural Gas would be transported on commuter trains and the entire system will consist of staging areas, compressor stations and areas to process and export the natural gas. One of the latter is close to a nuclear power plant. This puts lives in danger. The human impact cannot even be estimated at this time and could occur from mistakes such as work hazards, derailments and possible explosions.
We don’t have much time, perhaps weeks as Sabal Trail under Spectra and other parent Big Oil and Gas companies have already broken ground in three states: Alabama, Georgia and Florida. The pipes are being installed rapidly and in multiple locations throughout the three states right now. This pipeline is expected to be operational by June of 2017.
It is important to note that this pipeline has been APPROVED. There is no more asking nicely from elected representatives. They can’t help us. We need to move forward in an attempt to save our future.
We all want the same things for our families. Clean lands, pure water and air, properties untainted by chemicals or gasses, an ability to farm, safety for our children, animals, plants and endangered species so they can all thrive. We want to leave the beauty of this region even better for the next generations.
The time is now. 

JOIN US!

 

#STOPSABALTRAIL
#STOPSABALTRAILPIPELINE
#NOSABALTRAIL 
#WATERISLIFE 
#SOUTHEASTCONNECTION 
#TAILOFTHEBLACKSNAKE
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Thanksgiving at Standing Rock’s North Dakota protest against oil pipeline

it was a sorrow-filled so-called “Thanksgiving” at Standing Rock as the Indigenous peoples and Water Protectors kept their vigil against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in spite of unspeakable police violence. There were unrelenting assaults against the human rights of these peaceful demonstrators.

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And frankly, there was nothing to be thankful for except the courage of the Earth and Water Protectors as well as others engaged in peaceful protest.

Indeed, if anything, Standing Rock is a bitterly ironic challenge to the colonial concept of “Thanksgiving”.

There were horrific scenes, reminiscent of the genocidal Indian Wars of the late 19th century, except this time with modern-day weapons of water cannons, rubber bullets, and concussion grenades. 

In fact, the police nearly blew the arm off one of the activists, Sophia Wilansky from New York, early Monday morning.

She was airlifted to a hospital in Minnesota where she faces potentially dozens of surgeries to try and save her arm.

Hundreds more have been hurt and dozens have been hospitalized. Green activists and the Water Protectors have literally put their lives on the line to protect the land against toxic oil spills and the desecration of sacred Indian sites.

Greens from all over the country are at Standing Rock, and a delegation of 7 people (6 from Colorado and 1 from Maine) were dispatched from the Stein/Baraka campaign from November 2 through November 9.

They went to stand in solidarity with the Indigenous peoples laying their lives on the line to protect the sacred earth and their traditions – an earth that we all live on – as well as to demonstrate for human rights and the right to peaceful protest.

2016-11-24.pngThat delegation, led by National Co-Chair Andrea Mérida Cuéllar, not only went to stand in ideological solidarity, but also delivered much-needed cold-weather supplies and gear to the camp.

Why are we Greens standing in solidarity? Why are we trying to support the Standing Rock action and help keep it going?

Because the earth they seek to protect is the same earth the Green Party is pledged to protect.

In fact, as you read this letter, Andrea Mérida Cuéllar and other members of the Green Party’s Steering Committee are working together to see how we might fund a semi-permanent warming station at the camp, which would be sponsored by our Outreach Committee.

And that’s why I’m writing you today. We need your help to make this warming station a reality.

We need your financial support so the Green Party can deliver this badly needed support throughout the harsh North Dakota winter to the Water Protectors and other anti-DAPL activists.

The situation in Standing Rock is dire, with the State Police and Sheriff’s Department clearly ramping up the violence against peaceful, unarmed civilians.

Brooklyn-Greens-Standing-Rock.jpgBut the Water Protectors are determined to lay their lives on the line to stop the pipeline. Right now, work on the pipeline – just a quarter of a mile from the Missouri River – has been stopped as tribal leaders talk to the Army Corps of Engineers.

We need to do our part to force a permanent stop to the pipeline’s construction.

Can you help today to make sure that the Green Party can deliver the warming station and continue its presence at the camp? The movement to stop DAPL is the most visible struggle against the rape of our environment right now, and it’s up to us to stay in the fight with those who are on the ground.

Please, before you forget, give as generously as you can to GPUS today so that we can fund these and other actions. Our platform commits us to protecting the environment.

Ground zero is at Standing Rock.

We need your help! Give today.

Thank you,
Starlene Rankin

P.S. Your donation of any amount will help the Green Party fund the Standing Rock support and a myriad of initiatives designed to help create the world that we believe in and deserve. Please don’t delay. Give today, as generously as you can.

Green Party of the United States
http://www.gp.org/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/WaterProtectorsUnited/

Redhawk
Today, The Day of Mourning was honored by taking action at Turtle Hill. Water protectors from all across the globe, alongside 300+ indigenous tribes stood in solidarity with the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota nations. A makeshift bridge was formed, and water protectors safely crossed the river onto Turtle Hill, a sacred burial location for the Standing Rock tribe. Nearly 1500 protectors stood in unity, on both sides of the water, and made the message clear: We will always be a resistance against the destruction of mother earth.
-Redhawk