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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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Arguments against third parties and how to counter them

Michael J. Cavlan gave us this article by Matthew Reece. Michael  is working on building a Green Party in line with its 10 values. If we are to make meaningful changes then we must advance  beyond looking at the two major parties of the duopoly as a football game. It is more important to be right than to vote for a winning candidate that will keep us on the wrong path.

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An Interesting Conversation on the Way Forward

If one decided based on a lot of evidence that the Democratic and Republican Parties are not worth the effort, then what is left is the Green Party, by far the biggest party on the left. Other parties do not seriously run people and seem more like chess clubs who like to talk amongst themselves.

Unfortunately, the Green Party has managed many times, to change a Winston Churchill quote, "snatched defeat from the jaws of victory." The "old guard" Greens  resent newcomers and seemingly has the motto, "We have always done it that way."   Jeff and Rose Roby have devoted decades of service to the GP and to enlightening the rest of us, only to face the same Green Party frustration so many others of us have faced. Jeff has written elsewhere on the NPA blog. This is an interesting conversation I had with Rose.

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