ACCOUNTABILITY FOR FREEDOM
Inculcation of the public into Capitalist Party/Communist Party hierarchical systems has limited democracy and local-community autonomy, and the inevitable failure of this top-down governance is being exposed. Hierarchy continues to mouth incorrect information in last-ditch efforts to retain power.
An example was observed on C-Span this morning. https://www.c-span.org/video/?523785-5/washington-journal-david-wasserman-discusses-campaign-2022 –OCTOBER 28, 2022 | PART OF WASHINGTON JOURNAL 10/28/2022
David Wasserman on Campaign 2022
David Wasserman talked about campaign 2022 and key House races to watch.—end of c-span info–
One wold avoid calling it a lie, but the disingenuous answer to a caller question of “where did the idea of ranked choice voting originate” was answered by Wasserman that the Democratic activists and Republican activists promoted this voter-friendly system (paraphrase). Intellectual honesty would have at least mentioned a long-running promotion of ranked choice voting from the Green Party.
C-Span–7:20AM–caller–paraphrase–Political candidates should originate from the working class because she/he would be aware of topics important to the majority of people. In FACT, Howie Hawkins has been a working Teamster and with a grasp of topics vital to the majority of Americans, and a vocabulary capable of expressing to most people, his ideas.
One suspects the qualities listed above for many Green Party representatives, are not appreciated by D&R duopoly hierarchy. Hence the media-mania of excluding any other than R&D duopoly views. In other words, censorship.
Green party candidate Howie Hawkins: Why I’m running against Joe Biden, Donald Trump
–Jun 23, 2020 Presumptive Green Party Presidential Nominee Howie Hawkins explains why some Bernie voters are throwing their support behind his candidacy.
–end of howie hawkins info including ranked choice voting————–https://www.sunjournal.com/2020/10/21/green-partys-howie-hawkins-hopes-nation-chooses-ranked-choice-voting/ –Hawkins said the Greens are pushing for ranked-choice voting everywhere because it would help break the stranglehold Democrats and Republicans have had on the electoral system for generations.
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Opportunity to vote is skewed away from participation by too many Americans. From lakotalaw——
As Election Day approaches — we’re less than two weeks away! — our Lakota Law team remains hard at work motivating Native voters in South Dakota and beyond. We’re creating a series of videos and graphics to share on social media, and we’re using targeted outreach on our channels to share polling place locations available to voters across the Oceti Sakowin.
Our recently-concluded Oceti Vote event comprised the centerpiece of this year’s grassroots Native voting effort. It drew hundreds of participants and spectators and provided an onsite registration opportunity to everyone the weekend before South Dakota’s voter registration deadline. Today, I hope you’ll read this well-written and detailed article from Stu Whitney of South Dakota News Watch, which touches on our event and underscores the political importance of Native voting in South Dakota.
Prior to the event, I spoke with Mr. Whitney at some length. We covered a broad range of topics, including the lawsuit he references — in which Lakota Law joined the Rosebud and Oglala Sioux Tribes as plaintiffs who sued the state for its failure to comply with the National Voter Registration Act. We won that suit, but we still have a long way to go until Native people feel as empowered at the polls as we should.
We have our reasons for feeling aggrieved. The history of Native disenfranchisement reaches back to the founding of the United States, extending through to the present day. And removing our agency at the voting booth is just one component in the array of methods used by both state and federal governments to marginalize our communities and silence our voices.
Despite, or perhaps because of, our legitimate trust issues and the host of barriers designed to limit our participation — which Mr. Whitney references in his article — we must forge ahead. We’ve got to reinforce the notion, person by person and community by community, that we can make a difference if we commit to showing up. So I thank you and all friends of the Lakota People’s Law Project for your continued love and support. Working together, I’m confident we can and will reach a critical mass and change the game moving forward.
Wopila tanka — my gratitude for your participation in this movement!
Chase Iron Eyes
Co-Director and Lead Counsel
The Lakota People’s Law Project
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The unacceptable has become acceptable for too many voters, such as elections run by political Parties rather than entities without a conflict of interest. For example, The League of Women Voters.
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/10/27/un-report-shows-only-urgent-system-wide-transformation-can-prevent-climate-disaster?utm_source=daily_newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=daily_newsletter —“We had our chance to make incremental changes, but that time is over,” said the UNEP director. “Only a root-and-branch transformation of our economies and societies can save us.”
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Headlines about this report are dire. The Guardian picks up a quote from the Key Messages memo and writes, “Climate crisis: UN finds ‘no credible pathway to 1.5C in place’.” It is a phrase that doesn’t actually appear in the report and is taken out of context from the paragraph where it is found:
“As climate impacts intensify, the Emissions Gap Report 2022 finds that the world is still falling short of the Paris climate goals, with no credible pathway to 1.5°C in place. Only an urgent system-wide transformation can avoid an accelerating climate disaster. The report looks at how to deliver this transformation, through action in the electricity supply, industry, transport and buildings sectors, and the food and financial systems.”
It is such a weird phrasing because the whole report is about laying a credible path, albeit a difficult one. Once again, we know what we have to do; what’s missing is the will. Perhaps that’s why, in a press release, Inger Andersen says it is so dire: treehugger info–
Epic Drought Hits US, Solutions Ignored
Oct 27, 2022 Climate change is here and it’s becoming more difficult for the corporate media to avoid talking about it. But, as Lee Camp shows this week on The Most Censored News, that doesn’t mean that the elite propagandists of the ruling class won’t try their hardest to avoid the topic.
Their problem is that any discussion of climate change leads to the conclusion that the solution is to shut down industrial capitalism, which is the primary driver of the extreme weather events and other environmental catastrophes that threaten social stability. Industrial capitalism, unfortunately, is also the source of the paychecks that keep those propagandists wealthy.–end of leecamp info–
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXDJfcdd1Mc –Oct 27, 2022 As Big Pharma pushes vaccines for children (who already have natural immunity) while driving up prices for already unaffordable life-saving drugs that people actually do need, the CDC are meeting to discuss permanent legal indemnity for Pfizer and Moderna. Nothing to worry about there then!
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That Cuba has a higher literacy rate than does the USA, may be a reason some of the US public have difficulty translating writing into understanding.—–https://mronline.org/2022/10/27/the-global-fragility-act-april-2022/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-global-fragility-act-april-2022&mc_cid=19c18297c6&mc_eid=2833cdb99b –But under the pretext of “preventing conflicts,” “promoting stability in countries prone to widespread violence,” through the support, of “locally driven political solutions,” the language of the Act hides the legislation’s real intentions: to rebrand U.S. imperialism by using a wide range of actors and resources, including neocolonial governments and their local and regional structures, to enact policies aimed at upholding U.S. global power. The Act clearly articulates its main goal: to advance “U.S. national security and interests,” and to “manage rival powers” (that is, Russia and China).
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Watch the USA use “fragility” tactics to avoid military conflict in the midst of local communities. —- https://countercurrents.org/2022/10/the-growing-chorus-for-peace-in-ukraine/?swcfpc=1 –These are aspirational goals at best, which require sacrificing hundreds of thousands, maybe millions, of Ukrainian lives, regardless of the outcome. Even worse, if they should come close to succeeding, they are likely to trigger a nuclear war, making this the all-time epitome of a “no-win predicament.”
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From popularresistance —
Washington’s New Tool For Controlling An Unruly Haiti
Threat Of Rail Work Stoppage Growing
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New ideas are needed. Here’s one—-From treehugger to open the door to new ideas—https://www.treehugger.com/why-not-cut-back-herbaceous-perennials-fall-6752336?hid=4246be665c7c525806e26d15079d974213d256e7&did=864153-20221028&utm_campaign=treehugger-daily_newsletter&utm_source=treehugger&utm_medium=email&utm_content=102822&cid=864153&mid=100587207719 —
As with everything in a garden, there are some exceptions. But as a general rule, for wildlife, long-term fertility, and a wilder visual appeal, I choose not to cut down my herbaceous perennials when they begin to die back in fall.–end of treehugger info–
From www.hawkinsmattera.org — Despite efforts by the New York State Democratic Party and their functionaries to silence us, we have broken through to the media with this campaign’s message of Inclusive Democracy, a Green New Deal, and an Economic Bill of Rights. We ask that you share this important news coverage to your community, families and allies:
- Capital Tonight Video: Green Party wages daunting write-in campaign to win back ballot access in New York
- Albany Times Union Op-Ed: Kathy Hochul, Lee Zeldin and nobody else
“Walk into any supermarket and you’ll find a variety of breakfast cereals to match nearly any taste. Shop online and you can select, say, shoes to meet your idiosyncratic preferences.
This is what we’ve come to expect in this age of choice. Almost everywhere there are alternatives to the same-old boring whatever. Nearly everywhere, we have options to satisfy every niche, variety that feels infinite and empowering.
Everywhere, except at the ballot box…”
- The New York Times: For First Time Since 1946, New Yorkers Have Just 2 Choices for Governor
“…this year, for the first time in over 75 years, the state ballot appears destined to offer only two choices: Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, and Representative Lee Zeldin, a Republican.
The paucity of options is largely due to former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who championed changes in election law two years ago that made it far more difficult for third parties to get on the ballot. The changes to ballot access law tripled the number of voter signatures required for groups to get on the November ballot and forced political parties to qualify every two years instead of four.”
- Focus on Albany Video: A conversation with Howie Hawkins about the campaign for Governor
The Times nails the issue: Cuomo, Hochul, and their Legislature Lackeys have brought democracy in New York to a 75-year low. And the bar was already disgracefully low.
But we can beat this and make our elections more fair and equitable than ever — with your help. We ask that you donate to this campaign today so we can continue fighting through Election Day.
And, speaking of Election Day, we ask that you take a moment to look at how you will need to write in our names for Governor and Lt. Governor, and to share this information with voters:
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