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Real Choices

Andrea Merida Cuellar is the Colorado State Co-Chair and the Green Party of Colorado and National Co-Chair. There are real choices for 2016 and fanciful choices. Here Andrea discusses both. For the Green Party there are five candidates running for president and many for other offices. Presently Jill Stein is the present leader for president. The Green Party will hold its nomination in Houston August 4-7 right after the republican and democratic conventions. Also mentioned is the SPUSA. When third parties cooperate we all win.

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There are no "Safe Choices"!

Jeff and Rose Roby are two outstanding activists in Florida. They publish the fine "Saint Petersburg Independents" online. Here is another good analysis.

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Third Party Cooperation with Democrats

Brandy Baker, an activist with her BA and Masters Degree from the University of Baltimore,  here  sounds a timely warning. Democrats have long been known to have a few candidates  voting or sounding correctly to suck third parties or candidates into supporting them and then firmly turning away and working to destroy any third party that offers an alternative. Here the South Carolina Green Party cooperates with a democratic candidate.

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A New Party is Not Easy

Scott McLarty is the guest writer. Scott is a long time Green Party activist who knows how hard it is to fight the duopoly and gives wise counsel here. Most do not realize to even get on the ballot requires an effort in each state starting about a year in advance of the election. Even getting permission as a write-in candidate requires time, effort, and money in each state. One should also consider that there is much evidence that votes for  write-in candidates - proper or not - are not counted. In many states a write-in ballot is destroyed and loses all other votes for other candidates.  Of course, the Green Party is not perfect, but it is a good place to start because they have been fighting these battles for over 30 years. As Scott has said, "Establishment Democrats make the case for the Green Party."

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On Becoming Dependent Upon Incarceration

Rose Roby, an activist in Florida, discusses the real status quo and becoming dependent upon incarceration.

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The UN, Continuous War, and Questions We Should Ask Our Candidates

Our guest writer is Kim Swift who has written for us before. After the article under "References" is a continuously updated article documenting our policy of continuous wars, an article on how to participate in UN activities through the NPA, and other sources of information.

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Now it's our move.

Jeff Roby thinks about where we go from here. You can also read about it at the St. Petersburg Independents.

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Quo Vadis?

Quo Vadis is Latin for "Where are you going?" It is worthwhile to look at where we have been before proceeding. Sondra Miller and Anthony Noel are long time volunteers for the New Progressive Alliance. Here is an email conversation we had.

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New Progressive Alliance's 100th Public Comment

Since 2012 the New Progressive Alliance has made 100 Public Comments by ourselves or with other organizations in support of the Unified Platform.  

We believe it is important to spell out specific policy recommendations in additions to giving general guidelines in the Unified Platform and providing documentation in Make Your Case with Weblinks, Books, Radio, Plays, Videos, and the Unified Platform.

This is our 100th Public Comment.

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A Legal Framework for Just Military Action

The guest writer is Kim Swift who has worked with the post 2012 Justice Party and cooperated with the New Progressive Alliance.

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