NPA News

 The New Progressive Alliance (NPA) s a 100-percent volunteer, educational organization comprised of ACTIVE ACTIVISTS dedicated to improving the lives of working men and women and their families by positively influencing public policy. We work to awaken Americans to the reality that only through supporting candidates who support our concerns will those concerns be met. Toward that end, we support the Unified Platform; participate in official public comment opportunities to regulatory agencies; and sponsor and partake in a host of events designed to raise public consciousness of the extent to which corporations maintain near-total control of the political and policy-making process in this country.

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I.  News: 

Publishing here means showing a reference to an article. We publish in Facebook at the New Progressive Alliance, Leftist Third Party and Independent Candidates, Greens Discuss the Issues, and Truth Bomb Activists. Because of problems with privacy and censorship on Facebook, we also publish on Twitter and Ilkmade. Connections to all of our allies may be found here. Our endorsed candidates for public office are listed here.

  • Because of a change in format, the New Progressive Alliance no longer contributes to social media on Ilkmade.
  • In August we published the New Progressive Alliance article “Widespread Police Misconduct and an Expanding Prison Population” with  720 references.
  • In August we published “The Unraveling of America.”

  • In August we published “5 lessons from the pandemic to tackle the climate crisis.”

  • In August we published the New Progressive Alliance article “The War on Whistleblowers” with 523 references.

  • The New Progressive Alliance is in special consultive status with the United Nations. In August we published a connection to the “UN Voice.”
  • Before we get better we must take a hard look at where we are. In August we published the Popular Resistance Newsletter.
  • In August we posted a “Truthful government ad” that through humor laid out real government actions.
  • In July we published an article showing we cannot survive as a nation if we value superstition over science.
  • In July we published the remarks of the United States Secretary of State and Germany’s chancellor showing our poor understanding.
  • In July we published the New Progressive Alliance article “Continuous Wars” with 1,261 references.
  • In July we published an article on why voting for the lesser of two evils does not work.
  • In July we retweeted twice about climate change.
  • In July the New Progressive Alliance with other organizations called on congress to provide an adequate COVID relief package.

  • Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ALEC has lobbied against public health all over the country. In July the New Progressive Alliance with other organizations called on the American Legislative Exchange Council to donate Personal Protective Equipment back to the Florida Community.

  • In July we retweeted an article showing that in addition to falsifying about fossil fuels, Chevron contributed towards racism and civil rights violations.
  • On the Facebook page “Leftist Third Parties and Independent Candidates” a member posted an article correctly telling how Obama’s signing of NDAA allowing for indefinite detention without trial paved the way for our current situation. (It was signed on New Year’s Eve to avoid attention.)
  • Facebook then quoted Politifact saying “No, Obama did not sign a law allowing protesters to be snatched off the streets.” They then took off the article as false and threatened us if we kept posting “false” articles.

    Contrast this with Facebook’s allowing climate change denialists to openly and brazenly lie on Facebook without consequence. Contrast also with the amount of money Facebook spends on lobbyists. (We documented with two references.)

    The New Progressive Alliance has too large a following to just quit Facebook. Because of problems with privacy and censorship on Facebook, we publish on several Facebook pages (many targets to censor instead of just one) and we also publish on Twitter  and Ilkmade.

  • In July we published the New Progressive Alliance article “Diminishing Transparency” with over 135 references.
  • In July we published news from the Green Party.

  • We need to squarely face our problems. In July we published “How the American Idiot Made America Unlivable - America is a Poor Country Now, in Ways that are Likely to be Permanent.”

  • In July we published the New Progressive Alliance article “The Powerless Press” which describes the dramatic decrease in both the power and effectiveness of the public media. It has over 820 references.

  • In July we retweeted a graph comparison on COVID 19 between the United States and the European Union. It is obvious we are on the wrong track.
  • In July we retweeted a graph showing how bad COVID 19 was in the United States by comparing states in the United States with countries.
  • In July we published a New Progressive Alliance article which describes the dramatic increase in poverty over decades thanks to the policies of both parties. It has 301 references.
  • In July we retweeted for a clean budget with no poison pill riders.
  • How far will fossil fuels go to destroy the planet?  In July the NPA published “The quiet campaign to make clean energy racist: To stop a small city's climate policy, fossil fuel interests sent in a front group, threatened COVID infections, and may have even manufactured a racism controversy.” 

  • In July we published a New Progressive Alliance article which describes the decline of labor over decades thanks to the policies of both parties. It has over 80 references.
  • In June the New Progressive Alliance welcomes Extinction Rebellion as an ally. Extinction Rebellion believes because of climate change we face floods, wildfires, extreme weather, crop failure, mass displacement and the breakdown of society. The time for denial is over. It is time to act. Conventional approaches of voting, lobbying, petitions and protest have failed because powerful political and economic interests prevent change. Our strategy is therefore one of non-violent, disruptive civil disobedience – a rebellion. All New Progressive Alliance allies and connections to their websites are listed here: http://www.newprogs.org/allies  
  • In June we published our NPA article on our crumbling infrastructure with over 115 references.
  • In June we published a reference to  a book that really struck a chord with me. The Democratic Party, the Green Party, 350, and my own beloved New Progressive Alliance have all failed to bring about necessary change. The book is Common Sense for the 21st Century: Only Nonviolent Rebellion Can Now Stop Climate Breakdown and Social Collapse   by Roger Hallam What can we all do to avert catastrophe and avoid extinction?  In Common Sense for the 21st Century, Roger Hallam, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, outlines how movements around the world need to come together now to start doing what works: engaging in mass civil disobedience to make real change happen. The book gives people the tools to understand not only why mass disruption, mass arrests, and mass sacrifice are necessary but also details how to carry out acts of civil disobedience effectively, respectfully and nonviolently. It bypasses contemporary political theory, and instead is inspired by Thomas Paine, the pragmatic 18th-century revolutionary whose pamphlet Common Sense sparked the American Revolution. Common Sense for the 21st Century urges us to confront the truth about climate change and argues forcefully that only a revolution of society and the state, similar to the turn that Paine urged the Americans to take into the political unknown, can save us now.

  • In June we published our NPA article on healthcare with over 350 references.
  • In June the New Progressive Alliance joined other organizations to urge the SEC to require all public companies to disclose information about how they are responding to the pandemic to include political spending disclosure and how they use any federal aid they receive.

  • In June the New Progressive Alliance joined other organizations in giving more control to the District of Columbia.
  • In June we published our NPA article on election reform with 627 references.
  • In June the New Progressive Alliance joined other organizations in urging seven banks not to drill in the Arctic and in urging Congress to strengthen the oversight and anti-corruption measures over the $3 trillion and growing Coronavirus relief legislative programs.
  • In June we published “Protesters Sue Donald Trump, William Barr After Being Tear-Gassed for Photo Op.”

  • In June we published the NPA article "Beware the Trump Administration" with over 300 references as documentation.
  • In June we published our NPA article on the environment with over 4,845 references which are continuously updated.
  • In June we published “U.S. police have attacked journalists more than 100 times in the past four days.”

 

II. United Nations:

United Nations: The New Progressive Alliance  has been in special consultative status with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) Council since 2015.  The NPA is a U.N. NGO (Non-Governmental Organization). If you would like to investigate participating with the New Progressive Alliance in UN activities with meetings or submitting papers, then just email us. See So You Want to Volunteer for the United Nations.

UN DESA Voice 

DESA NGO Newsletter

 

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