GREEN SUNDAYS

Green Sunday, August 10, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

The Fight for Fifteen: Minimum Wage Increase Organizing Status, Strategy and Tactics

fight_for_15_whatever_it_takesJoin us tonight for a lively discussion about differing views on how we can best achieve a liveable minimum wage, both in the East Bay, and beyond.

Steve Gilbert is an active retired member of SEIU 1021. He worked with his union in developing the Millionaire’s Tax 2010 – 2012 and then on the Oakland minimum wage initiative that became the Lift Up Oakland Initiative ($12.25/hour and sick leave). He also was active with his union in organizing strikes at the Port of Oakland and Hayward.

Scott Johnson is a writer and activist who has been involved in organizing around police brutality and labor. He was involved with Occupy Oakland, the Occupy Oakland Labor Solidarity Committee, and Fight for Fifteen Oakland. Writings include: The Politics of Giving a Raise and: Oakland’s fight for less-than-15?

Sunday, August 10th, 2014
5:00 to 6:30 pm
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs and discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.

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Green Sunday, July 13, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

High School Football is more Dangerous than Professional Football: Undetected Brain Injuries in High School Sports

SonnyVby Sonny Vernard

Too many concussions go undetected in high school football. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that as many as 3.8 million sports-related concussions occur in the U.S. each year. However, between 50-90 percent of concussions go undetected or undiagnosed. A concussion is a brain injury caused by a violent blow to the head. Concussed high school football players returning to physical activity prior to receiving proper medical attention are at great risk for second impact syndrome which can result in diffuse cerebral swelling, brain herniation, or death can occur.

Our speaker on tonight’s subject is originally from Long Island, NY. He does not have a New York accent. He’s an avid sports fan and can talk to you at lengths about football and professional wrestling. He promises that you will walk away today with valuable information on youth sports so you can advocate on the behalf of your younger loved one’s health.

It’s no secret in the United States that childhood obesity is a major problem. There has been a major push in recent years to encourage kids to be more physically active. Encouraging teens to play high school sports is a very good thing. But let’s make sure that your younger loved one is not put at great health risk when playing youth sports. Please welcome recent UC Berkeley Master of Public Health and Public Policy graduate, Sonny Vernard.

Sunday, July 13th, 2014
5:00 to 6:30 pm
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs and discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.

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Green Sunday, June 8, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

The Built Environment : what makes a city liveable?

A Slide Presentation by Brian Geiser
1703 17th St

The Bay Area regional governmental agencies recently passed the Plan Bay Area. Few have even heard of it. The cities and counties of the 9 county Bay Area are responsible for cyclical Regional Housing Needs Assessments and Housing Element reports. All of this means certain areas will be absorbing much more density over the next few decades. What will this mean since we live under the most advanced from of exploitation – crony or monopoly capitalism?

The foundations and agency staff that produce the regional plans and the appointed “representatives” who rubber-stamp them state that these do not preclude local control. Right now there is NO local control. The few residents who are aware of the hyper-dictatorial local mechanism known as a specific area plan are often shocked to see how these massive area plans are shuttled through the “review” process and codified into some from of legality.

If density is a given in the areas dictated by the Plan Bay Area, what should it look like? Colleges do not teach the elements that make the built environment liveable. What does this mean? “Accepted practices” rule the process yet who determines these? If urban planners, architects and landscape architects don’t know what is necessary for the flora and fauna to thrive, who does? Join us for a session of interactive communication backed by some visual examples that will attempt to introduce/reinforce elements of liveability that may or may not be so obvious to those who attend. The dialogue will open our eyes and hopefully prompt you to get involved in the so-called “local control”.

(Previous) architect and polymath Brian Geiser is widely read and widely resided, having been raised in the rural mid-west and spent his adult life in many urban environs around these federation-of-states. He has exchanged services-for-wages in many drafting (“architecture”) businesses during those residencies, has been active in participating/viewing the recent approach to “design” and has gained a world of knowledge by experiencing what NOT to do.

Sunday, June 8th, 2014
5:00 to 6:30 pm
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland
DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.
SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs and discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.
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Green Sunday, May 11th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Our statewide candidates “live”, and our Voter Guide

For the upcoming June election, we will have five statewide Green Party candidates on the ballot — hear them speak about their campaigns tonight!  We will also have time for an overview of our Voter Guide, and a quick discussion of some of the races and measures we’ll be voting on.  And of course copies of our Voter Guide will be available for distribution!

One or two of our statewide candidates will be there in person (the rest will participate via “Skype”):  Controller candidate Laura Wells ( http://www.laurawells.org ) has been confirmed and there is a strong chance that Lt. Governor candidate Jena Goodman ( http://jenagoodman.com/ ) will make the journey from Davis to Oakland to also participate in person.  (She will know for sure within a few days).

We will use “Skype” audio/video technology to connect with our Governor candidate, Luis Rodriguez ( http://rodriguezforgovernor.org ); with Ellen Brown ( http://ellenbrown4treasurer.nationbuilder.com/ ), who is running for state Treasurer; and with our Secretary of State candidate, David Curtis ( http://www.votedavidcurtis.org ).

An electronic copy of our Voter Guide is available here:  http://acgreens.wordpress.com/voter-guides/   Please help us distribute the newsprint version to local cafes, bookstores, laundromats, libraries, etc.– wherever other free papers are given away!  (Or, you can pass them out in front of grocery stores, at farmer’s markets, or at BART stations, etc.!).

Sunday, May 11th, 2014
5:00 to 6:30 pm
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland
DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.
 
SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs and discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.

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Green Sunday, April 13, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

The Dangers of Fracking California

Activists Protest Fracking In CaliforniaIn recent years, drilling for oil and natural gas in California has taken an unconventional turn with new extreme extraction methods being introduced including fracking, acidizing and cyclical steam injection. During this presentation we will take a look at California’s water resources and agricultural farmland and highlight the risks these new extraction methods pose to our essential resources and our climate. The history of water allocation in California also remains privy to this discussion as we explore the proposed “Bay Delta Conservation Plan,” or twin tunnels project that would divert water from the Bay Delta to be used in large agribusiness and water intensive drilling operations like fracking. Water should be for life, not for profit.

Food & Water Watch has been leading the fight to ban fracking nationwide and in California. Having helped launched Californians Against Fracking, a coalition of over 150 groups across the state we will also look at the legislative, legal and organizing strategies currently taking place in our state to protect our water and stop this threatening practice. For more information visit: http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/California

Tia Lebherz is the Northern California organizer for Food & Water Watch. Based in Oakland, she works to engage activists and hold elected officials accountable on a range of issues across the region including fracking, water privatization fights, and food issues including factory farms and genetic engineering.

Sunday, April 13th, 2014
5:00 to 6:30 pm
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland
DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.
 
SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs and discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.

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Green Sunday, March 9, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Technology, Race and Civil Liberties: The Case of Oakland’s “Domain Awareness Center”

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Photo Credit: Oakland Privacy Working Group

Teach-In on Technology, Race and Civil Liberties: The Case of Oakland’s Domain Awareness Center — presented by the Oakland Privacy Working Group

Join us for Presentations followed by Questions and Answers — with Cat Brooks and Eddan Katz.

* Cat Brooks, an Oakland community and equal rights activist and performance artist, is co-chair of the Onyx Organizing Committee ( https://www.facebook.com/onyxorganizingcommittee ).

* Eddan Katz, co-founder of Oakland’s creative community hacker space, The Sudo Room, is a member of the Oakland Privacy Working Group ( https://oaklandprivacy.wordpress.com/ ).

Sunday, March 9th, 2014
5:00 to 6:30 pm
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland
DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.
 
SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs and discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.
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Green Sunday, February 9, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Agenda for a People’s Oakland

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Presentation by Don Macleay followed by moderated discussion.

What do Oakland residents need out of their local government?
What is the status of the government we have now?
What policies could progressives pursue for the common good?
What should our candidates call for in this next elections?

Don Macleay will lay out a proposed platform for Oakland City Government where he calls for getting corporate money out of elections, a police commission and taxing the port, among other things.  He was the Green Party candidate for Mayor of Oakland in 2010 and the Green Party Candidate for City Council District 1 in 2012.

Sunday, February 9th, 2014
5:00 to 6:30 pm
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland
DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.
 
SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs and discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.
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Green Sunday, January 12, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

“Cultivating Content and Audiences using Social Media”

photo1How can Greens (and other progressives) more effectively use the Internet? Join us tonight as internet marketing professional Benjamin Phillips walks us walk through the following:

1) How to discover sharable content to build an online audience
2) How to organize your content and format it for major online platforms
3) How to optimize sharing effectiveness

Benjamin Phillips is an internet marketing professional with extensive experience in Display advertising, Inbound Marketing, and Social media marketing. He has worked extensively with both non-profit organizations and leading technology organizations like Google and YouTube. His current role is Technical lead at Quantcast, a San Francisco based startup which applies Big Data and Machine Learning to digital advertising. Benjamin lives in San Francisco, CA but escapes to Yosemite and Big Sur as often as possible.

Sunday, January 12th, 2013
5:00 to 6:30 pm
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs and discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.

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*****Green Party Holiday Party*****

Dear Greens and Supporters,

Please join us for good food, drink, and conversation with old and new friends at our  2013 Annual Potluck Holiday Party

When:
Sunday, December 8th, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Where:
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave at 65th in North OaklandPlease bring a drink or side dish of your choice to share!Special feature:
At 7:00 pm (in the back of the room) we’ll show Gar Alperovitz’s new 45-minute film,  “The Next American Revolution”  (More info about it is here: http://garalperovitz.com/film/# )


**See you there!**( There will be no Green Sunday Program or  Green County Council meeting in December.  We’ll party instead. )DIRECTIONS:  One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.
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Green Sunday, November 10, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

“The “Top Two Primary”, $100,000 penalties, and our future”

The November Green Sunday will be a report-back on the two lawsuits challenging Proposition 14 (the “Top Two” Primary). One of the lawsuits was settled earlier this year and unfortunately the side which we were supporting had to settle for $100,000 in attorneys fees to the lawsuit’s intervenors. In addition, we will talk about the future of small parties if we must exist under Proposition 14 rules. And finally, we will also talk about Proposition 14 in the broader context of voter suppression tactics that are affecting large parts of our country.

Our speakers will be Michael Rubin and Richard Winger. Michael Rubin is a Green Party activist and the lead plaintiff of the current “Rubin v Bowen” Prop 14 lawsuit. Richard Winger is the editor of “Ballot Access News” and has followed legal developments concerning ballot access across the country for decades. Richard also was a plaintiff in the first Prop 14 lawsuit, which lost, was not appealed, and incurred the $100,000 penalty.

Sunday, November 10th, 2013
5:00 to 6:30 pm
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland
DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs and discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.

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Green Sunday October 13th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

“Using Eminent Domain to Prevent Foreclosures in Richmond”

Mike Parker will give an overview of the innovative program, “Richmond CARES”, which was proposed by Richmond’s Green Mayor Gayle McLaughlin to use the City’s power of eminent domain to benefit underwater homeowners.

Mike Parker is an organizer with Richmond Progressive Alliance. He is the editor of RPA’s website and newsletter. RPA works with the Mayor and Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) in the program to stop blight, keep neighborhoods stable, stop foreclosures, and increase community wealth.

MikeParkerTopics to be discussed include:

- What is Richmond CARES?
– Who will Richmond CARES help?
– Will the City be buying homes?
– How does this actually work?
– Can the homeowner “flip” the home?
– How will this affect home values in the community?

Is this a legal use of eminent domain?
Numerous top legal scholars and law firms confirm that it is legal, yes. The public purpose of reducing foreclosure and blight is clear, and eminent domain has in fact been used in many cases to acquire “intangible” property including financial instruments.

Who is most opposed to Richmond CARES and why?
Essentially the battle is between the interests of real estate speculators, and the interest of Richmond residents who want to keep their neighborhoods stable, keep people in their own homes instead of forcing them to rent, and stop the spread of blight.

For further reading:
http://www.richmondprogressivealliance.net

Sunday October 13th, 2013
5:00 to 6:30 pm
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs and discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Richmond CARES
http://www.richmondcares.com

Save Richmond Homes
http://www.saverichmondhomes.org

Richmond ACCE (Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment)
http://calorganize.org E-mail contracosta@calorganize.org or call 415-377-9037

LA Times
http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-hiltzik-20130901,0,1360275.column
The Atlantic Cities
http://m.theatlanticcities.com/housing/2013/09/why-wall-street-very-very-angry-richmond-california-today/6858
Mother Jones
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/09/richmond-eminent-domain-wall-street-nightmare
USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/09/29/richmond-eminent-domain-foreclosures/2834299/
KQED Forum
http://www.kqed.org/a/forum/R201308080900
PBS Newshour discussed on Daily Kos
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/09/20/1240246/-PBS-Newshour-Richmond-CA-Government-Uses-Eminent-Domain-to-Solve-Its-Foreclosure-Crisis#

*** Compare with: Use of Eminent Domain to grab land for the Keystone XL pipieline
http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2012/09/28/eminent-domain-casts-its-long-shadow-over-the-texas-legislature ***

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Green Sunday September 8th, 5:00 – 6:30 pmGregJanSpeaks

The Great Turning: Four Considerations

Facilitated by Greg Jan

Buddhist ecophilosopher Joanna Macy calls the ecological shift that’s currently underway “The Great Turning.” After we briefly discuss the 3 dimensions of the Great Turning that Macy has identified, we’ll explore other topics related to the emergence of the Great Turning — these 4 topics in particular:

1 — Maturity (from humanity as an adolescent to humanity as an adult)

2 — Happiness (vs. economic growth — or “need vs. greed”)

3 — Grassroots Democracy (from prehistoric tribalism to New England town meetings, and beyond)

4 — Love (love as an orientation of character, love of all human beings, the Golden Rule, and more)

We will do this by taking turns reading short excerpts from some of the following books, and then discussing the above topics and the excerpts.

Active Hope and World as Lover, World as Self, by Joanna Macy;
The Great Turning by David Korten;
Waking the Global Heart by Anodea Judith;
Nature and the Human Soul by Bill Plotkin;
Enough Is Enough by Rob Dietz and Dan O’Neill;
Techno-Fix by Michael and Joyce Huesemann;
The Spirit Level by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett;
I Don’t Believe In Atheists by Chris Hedges;
The Sane Society and The Art of Loving, by Erich Fromm;
The Democracy Project by David Graeber;
Come Home, America by William Greider;
Promise Ahead by Duane Elgin;
All About Love by Bell Hooks;
The Next American Revolution by Grace Lee Boggs.

Sunday September 8th, 2013
5:00 to 6:30 pm
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland
wheelchair accessible

Greg Jan has been an activist for the past 25 years and is a co-founder of the Green Party of California. He is a member of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County and is also active with Strike Debt Bay Area, Occupy Oakland, and 350 Bay Area.
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Green Sunday August 11th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

What is Birth Justice!?

samsarahMidwife, doula and Green Party member Samsarah Morgan will present the current issues facing birthing women and their families in Alameda County and the country.

* Were you aware that Alameda County is number 4 in the country in areas who lose the most mothers and infants in childbirth?

* Did you know that this country is #40 on the list of countries who lose the most mothers and infants in childbirth?

* And that an African American mother is 5 times more likely to die in childbirth than her white counterpart?

Samsarah will discuss all of of the above as well as possible solutions to this reproductive health crisis!

Sunday August 11th, 2013
5:00 to 6:30 pm
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland
wheelchair accessible

See also the facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/497705653644421/

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.

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Green Sunday July 14th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

green_party_badgeChallenging the Duopoly’s Political Deceptions: Green Party Opportunities and Strategy for the Upcoming Election Cycle

At the June state meeting held in Napa , a session was held on the plans for the 2014 state-wide election. Come hear the report of the Alameda County delegates and learn how you can get involved.

Because of the implementing legislation for Proposition 14, (the top 2 initiative which passed in 2010), each statewide candidate will need 10,000 signatures or $3,000 or a combination of the 2 to get on the ballot.

In addition (beyond planning for next year’s statewide elections), we will also discuss our opportunities for the various local races, as well as overall Green Party strategic ideas towards challenging the illusions of the existing “two-party duopoly”.

Sunday July 14th, 2013
5:00 to 6:30 pm
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland
wheelchair accessible

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.

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Green Sunday June 9th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

The Built Environment. Density : the pro’s and con’s

526 W MacArthur Blvd“Smart” Growth is relative. Let’s make sure the “smart” is not the same smarting that provided us with the installation of “smart” meters. “Green-washing” is a reality. How do we go beyond the catch-phrases of corporations and their minions in the main stream media and create a better environment than is currently planned for us humans?

In our lives, we are forced to be very busy. We often aren’t able to spend the necessary time to understand our relationship with the built environment around us. This is unfortunate because the built environment has a large impact on our social & psychological well-being. Our presenter will provide a critique via a visual presentation of existing and planned transit-oriented developments (TOD’s). Starting at a macro-level and progressing down to the micro, the following are some issues to be included: regionalism, TOD’s, Complete Streets, democracy, corporatism, public financing, scale, “workforce” housing, “education” vs. technical indoctrination, etc. …

The Green Sunday programs are not only intended to educate but, to provoke interaction and lead to activism. This is intended to be an interactive presentation designed to entice citizens to become active in the implementation of local & regional plans designed to increase density. This particular presentation is provided in response to recent discussions revolving around the TOD’s intended to be built around existing BART stations.

(previous) architect, polymath and Gen X’er, Brian Geiser is widely read and widely resided, having been raised in the rural mid-west and spent his adult life in many urban environs including: Columbus, OH; Annapolis, MD; Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; San Francisco, CA; and most recently in Oakland, CA. He has exchanged services-for-wages in many drafting businesses (“architecture” firms) during those residencies and has gained a world-of-knowledge by viewing what NOT to do.

Sunday June 9th, 2013
5:00 to 6:30 pm
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland
wheelchair accessible

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.

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Green Sunday, May 12th, 5 – 6:30 pm

Fracking in California: Stop the Frack!

banfrackingCAPlease come to our Green Sunday talk to learn why and how to stop the frack!

Oil companies have quietly begun fracking California for oil — in the Bay Delta, the hills above Ventura, Kern County and the heart of Los Angeles — with plans for massive expansion at the expense of our air and water.  The intensive process of fracking releases and extracts oil or gas by blasting water, chemicals, and sand at high pressure into deep underground rock formations, and is polluting local water and air, and accelerating climate change.

A deposit known as the Monterey Shale may hold 15.4 billion barrels of oil, according to federal estimates, two-thirds of the nation’s shale-oil reserves. And California was the third-largest oil producing state last year, behind Texas and North Dakota. California’s oil reserves could produce as much greenhouse gas emissions as much as all the tar sands flowing through the Keystone XL pipeline for 40 years.

There is no safe way to frack, so Food & Water Watch and our allies are working throughout California to achieve a statewide ban on fracking and we need your help . . . California’s legislature is considering two bills, AB 1301 introduced by Richard Bloom and AB 1323 introduced by Holly Mitchell, that would put an end to fracking in our state. We need your help to get these bills passed. This legislation is vital to protecting our state’s precious water resources and farmland.

You can tell your Legislators to please support a statewide fracking moratorium by signing our petition here.

adamOur speaker will be Adam Scow, the California Campaigns Director at Food & Water Watch.  Adam has guided several successful campaigns across California to protect water as a public resource and prevent privatization of local water supply and has served on the planning committee for the annual California Water Policy Conference sponsored by Public Officials for Water and Environment Reform.

Please come to our Green Sunday talk to learn why and how to stop the frack!

See: www.foodandwaterwatch.org/california

See also: Lawmakers advance bill to halt oil fracking (4/29)

Sunday May 12th, 2013
5:00 to 6:30 pm
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland
wheelchair accessible

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.

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Green Sunday, April 14th, 5 – 6:30 pm

The Tars Sands and the Battle over the Keystone XL Pipeline

Syncrude Oil Operations in Alberta Tar Sands

Plus an Overview of other 350 Bay Area Climate Campaigns

Scarlett Russell has 4 years experience as a Community Organizer with various Environmental Non-Profits, from Houston, TX and now lives in the Bay Area. She is a Volunteer with 350 Bay Area’s “No Tar Sands” Campaign Team.

Rand Wrobel is a member of the 350 Bay Area Steering Committee, and has been active with 350 and the climate movement since 2010.

Scarlett Russell and Rand Wrobel will present a background on Canadian and American Tar Sands, climate movement actions past, present and possible, and will look at what we in the Bay Area can do to help.  They will also present updates on government corruption including the Northern Route Approval Act, the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Obama’s Staff member’s oily ties to TransCanada.  Finally, a quick briefing will be presented from the other Climate Campaigns active in the Bay Area with 350 Bay Area.

Sunday April 14th, 2013
5:00 to 6:30 pm
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland
wheelchair accessible

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.

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Green Sunday, March 10th, 5 – 6:30 pm

Report Back on a Labor exchange Trip to Cuba:
A conference and meetings in Havana, and visits to Santa Clara, Trinidad, and the Bay of Pigs, January-February, 2013

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The four of us attended a conference and meetings as well as museums and historic locations in Havana, then took a road trip to the above listed cities during a two week trip during late January and early February. Highlights included the Jose Marti, Revolution, early Havana, Archaeology, Bay of Pigs, and Che museums; a meeting with the legendary labor leader Pedro Ross, the World Balance Conference, and visits to Trinidad and Old Havana.

* Larry Shoup is a historian, writer and long time activist. He was the Green Party’s candidate for Secretary of State in 2002.
* Suzanne Baker is an archaeologist and writer. She has also served on the Green Party County Council of Alameda.
* Kate Tanaka is involved in various aspects of community activism; was formerly on the Green Party County Council, works as a residential real estate agent.
* Aki Tanaka is a member of the Green Party county council, a recently retired member of the kpfa listener station board, and a retired engineer.

Sunday March 10th, 2013
5:00 to 6:30 pm
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland
wheelchair accessible

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.

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Green Sunday, February 10th, 5 – 6:30 pm

“Food Justice and the Intersection of Urban Greening and Gentrification”

For our February Green Sunday, Max Cadji  will be speaking on “Food Justice and the Intersection of Urban Greening and Gentrification”, and showing a short video about gentrification and NOBE (North Oakland Berkeley Emeryville) Neighborhood issues.

Max is an organizer with Phat Beets Produce , a collective in North Oakland that works to connect small farmers of color to urban communities through the creation of farm stands, farmers markets, CSA’s, and community and youth market gardens. Phat Beets Produce is also a partner in both the Pinole Farmer Incubator Program  and CrossRoads Collective Cafe , an incubator kitchen for micro-entrepreneurs.
Sunday February 10th, 2013
5:00 to 6:30 pm
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland
wheelchair accessible
DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.
SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.
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Green Sunday, January 13th, 5 – 6:30 pm

Obama’s Economy: Recovery For The Few.

Obamas_EconomyThe speaker for our January Green Sunday is Jack Rasmus. He is the author of the 2012 book “Obama’s Economy: Recovery For The Few“. He also hosts a radio show “Alternative Visions” on the Progressive Radio Network and teaches economics at St. Mary’s College in Moraga.

He will be discussing the recent battle over the so-called fiscal cliff; analyzing the political considerations which were decisive in the outcome. Recognizing that the battle over spending and taxation is far from over, he will talk about future battles as well.

Sunday January 13th, 2013
5:00 to 6:30 pm
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland
wheelchair accessible

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.

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Green Sunday, November 11th, 5 – 6:30 pm

Discussion with local Green candidates about the November 6 general election.

What is the political significance of the election results — local, state, and national? How did we do? What Green Party efforts worked? What’s next?

Sunday Nov 11
5 to 6:30 pm
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland
wheelchair accessible

Panelists:

Oakland City Council Candidates Theresa Anderson & Don Macleay

Berkeley City Council Candidate Phoebe Sorgen

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.

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Green Sunday, October 14th, 5 – 6:30 pm

4-Person Panel on the State Propositions

The Green Party of Alameda County invites you to a Green Sunday discussion about the November 6 general election, featuring a 4-person panel. The discussion will focus primarily on the state propositions — a listing of these eleven propositions is at: http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/ballot-measures/qualified-ballot-measures.htm

The Green Voter Guide has been published and will be available for perusing at the meeting or online, here.

Panelists:
** Marsha Feinland — Former commissioner, Berkeley Rent Board; co-chair, Alameda County Peace and Freedom Party
** Michael Rubin — An activist since the 1960’s; currently sits on the State Coordinating of the California Green Party and the Steering Committee of the Oakland Greens.
** Eugene E Ruyle — Peace and Freedom Candidate! for State Assembly, 15th District (San Pablo, Richmond, El Cerrito, Kensington, Albany, Berkeley, Oakland, Piedmont, and Emeryville)
** Laura Wells — Green Party candidate for Governor 2010, and spokesperson for the “No Corporate Money” campaign.

You can also get a bundle or two of the Voter Guides to distribute in your neighborhood, workplace, etc.

If you want to take a look at the Voter Guide now, check on line.
http://acgreens.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/greenvoterguidenov2012.pdf

The October 14 panel discussion i! s co-sponsored by the East Bay Social Forum.

LOCATION: Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland.

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.

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Green Sunday, September 9th, 5 – 6:30 pm

Why was Alan Blueford killed?

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For the September 9 Green Sunday, the GPAC invites you to hear two speakers about the ongoing story of police misconduct in the East Bay.

Our first speaker is Jeralynn Brown Blueford, the mother of Alan Blueford, who was killed by the OPD under very suspicious circumstances. The Blueford family has formed the Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition to get answers about why this young man was shot and killed. Andrea Prichett from Berkeley CopWatch will also speak. Andrea has been training people for 20 years to monitor police, document abuse, and organize resistance to police misconduct.

LOCATION: Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland.

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.

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Green Sunday, August 12th, 5 – 6:30 pm

The Alameda County Green Party officially endorses the California Right to Know Campaign

. . . and now we need your help!
Come out this Sunday, August 12th from 5 to 6:30
to learn ways you can be involved.
The night will include: 
Film showing of Seeds of Freedom (30 minute short).
Introduction of the California Right To Know Campaign
Question and Answer time
 Rachel Pachivas
Northern California Field Coordinator
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Vote YES On Proposition #37   For Labeling Genetically Engineered Foods!

LOCATION: Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland.

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.
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Green Sunday, July 8th, 5 – 6:30 pm

Dear Greens,

We hope you will come out for Green Sunday on July 8th for the presentation:

Unmasking Bay Area BioLabs and Synthetic Biology:
Health, Justice, and Communities at Risk
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Speakers: 
Jeff Conant
(Global Justice Ecology Project)
Tina Stevens
(Alliance for Humane Biotechnology)
Gopal Dayaneni
(Movement Generation)

The Lawrence Berkeley National Lab is working with local mayors, city councils, and a host of business interests to transform the East Bay into a biotech hub, the “Green Corridor.”  Without public awareness or adequate attention to health and safety issues in this earthquake-prone region, controversial synthetic biology research — known as “extreme genetic engineering” — is planned for labs throughout the East Bay.

Learn more at this SynBioWatch.org sponsored presentation.

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Green Sunday, June 10th, 5 – 6:30 pm

The June Green Sunday will feature Dan Siegel, the noted civil rights attorney, talking about the effects of the Occupy movement on our civil rights and civil liberties.  Already our movement has been facing attacks on our right to protest and the militarization of our local police forces.  We look forward to an informative talk and a lively discussion on how to respond.

Recently, during legal proceedings between the Regents of the University of California and the Gill Tract Farmers Collective, Dan Siegel gave a presentation to the Court about “Occupy the Farm” in Albany:

“When defense lawyer Dan Siegel spoke, he made no argument as to whether or not the Farmers had or had not entered the land in question, though he did note that there was no evidence that several of the named parties had been on the land. Rather, his argument rested on the contours of the land itself, whether or not the land is ‘private’ or ‘public,’ and the charge that the UC has the means to remedy the problem without seeking injunctive relief from the Court. “I am amused by the characterization of the property as private property,” Siegel said. “Unless something remarkable has happened in the last 48 hours, the Gill Tract is no more private property than this courthouse is. The Regents are stewards of public property, they do not own the property,” Siegel said.”
See: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/06/02/18714576.php.

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Green Sunday, May 6th, 5 – 6:30 pm

The Upcoming June Election (and our Voter Guide)

Our May Green Sunday program will be held on the FIRST Sunday of May, on the 6th of the month.  The topic will be The Upcoming June Election: the various measures and offices which will be on the ballot in Alameda County, and the written analysis and recommendations in our Voter Guide. (An electronic version of the Guide is now available at our blog website here: http://acgreens.wordpress.com/voter-guides and we’ll also bring plenty of paper copies to the May 6th Green Sunday).

Come join us in a discussion of everything from our 3 Green Presidential candidates (Roseanne Barr , Kent Mesplay , and Jill Stein ), to state and local tax measures, to county supervisor, school board, and superior court judge, to the premier of the “Top Two” primary, its effects on smaller political parties like ourselves, and our lawsuit against it .Hundreds of Voter Guides will also be available, for those of you who can help us distribute them around town at cafes, bookstores, laundromats, libraries, and the like, or by passing them out at BART stations, farmer’s markets, grocery stores, or anywhere else where there’s a lot of foot traffic. [Special Note: A Green Party Presidential Forum  will be held in San Francisco with our 3 candidates on the evening of Saturday, May 12. If you are interested in attending that event, please reserve your ticket here:

https://cagreens.nationbuilder.com/may_12_donate ]. So, if you have any questions or comments about anything on the June ballot, this is your chance to discuss it!

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Green Sunday, April 8th, 5 – 6:30 pm

Dealing With Attacks On Our Civil Liberties

Join us for an interesting talk and discussion on recent attacks on our civil liberties, how people have dealt with similar attacks in the past and what worked in the long run.

Speakers:

Ann Fagan Ginger is an American lawyer, teacher, writer, and political activist. She is the founder and the Executive Director Emerita of the Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute in Berkeley. Ginger has been a visiting professor of law at Hastings, U. of Santa Clara, Puget Sound Law Schools and San Francisco State. She is the author of 22 books and many articles, and lectures widely. She is an expert in human rights law and peace law and has argued and won before the U.S. Supreme Court.

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=713215581291529425&hl=en&fs=true

See:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Fagan_Ginger

http://www.mcli.org/

A possible second speaker to be announced.  Look for a second announcement later this week.

LOCATION: Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland.

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.

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Green Sunday, March 11th, 5 – 6:30 pm

A Different Way to Occupy City Hall: Participatory Budgeting in Venezuela and Oakland

One of the central demands raised by the Occupy movement is for direct, participatory democracy in which ordinary people – rather than corporate executives and political elites – are able to directly impact the decisions that affect their lives. But can this actually work? And if so, how? This talk examines participatory budgeting, where local residents exercise decision-making control over the municipal budget process, in Venezuela where one of the speakers spent nearly a year doing PhD dissertation research. After examining how participatory budgeting has worked in Venezuela, the speakers will discuss the Community Democracy Project, a citizen’s voter initiative that seeks to bring participatory budgeting to the city of Oakland.

Please join us for an interesting talk and discussion.

Speakers’ Bios:

Gabriel Hetland, PhD candidate, UC Berkeley, Department of Sociology. His dissertation research focuses on participatory budgeting in Venezuela and Bolivia. Since November he has been a core member of the Community Democracy Project.

Abigail Martin, PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, studies the historical development of energy and chemical industries. Her dissertation work examines industrial policy and environmental governance in biofuel sectors of Brazil and US. She is a core member of the Community Democracy Project.

LOCATION: Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland.

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.

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Green Sunday, February 12th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Feb 12, 2012,  5-6:30 pm

Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th Street in North Oakland

Wheelchair accessible

Free event; donations are encouraged.

Speakers will include K-12, community college, and university students and faculty working with Occupy Education CA, a statewide network.  Occupy Education CA is planning a statewide week of action in defense of public education and social services, starting Thursday, March 1st with local actions, including a 99-mile march from the East Bay to Sacramento, culminating Monday, March 5th with a convergence and march in Sacramento, as well a plan to to occupy the Capitol.

For information  about this week of action:

http://OccupyEducationCA.org/wordpress/?p=130

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Green Sunday, January 8th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

 The Occupy Movement and The Green Party

The Occupy Movement and The Green Party

Samsarah Morgan, an active Oakland Green, will lead our discussion. Samsarah has been involved with Occupy Oakland from its beginning, and played a key role in starting and maintaining the Children’s Village.

We will look at the Occupy Wall Street Movement especially in its Occupy Oakland form.  We will discuss the effect of the Movement on national and local politics, particularly how Occupy has changed the political environment in which we work. We will also talk about how the Green Party can interact with the Occupy Movement by both learning from the movement and trying to influence it. Even though many OWS activists are resolutely opposed to electoral politics, is it possible over time to win some of them to our vision of an alternative electoral politics? How might we go about such a project?

LOCATION: Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland.

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.

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Green Sunday, November 13th, 5 – 6:30 pm

Global Justice Ecology

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation.  Sounds good right?  Maybe Not!

SPEAKER: Jeff Conant, the Communications Director of Global Justice Ecology Project

California is ready to implement in 2012 the global climate policy called REDD, aimed at reducing emissions by halting rainforest destruction. California’s Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 mandated greenhouse gas reductions, including participation in a regional cap-and-trade system. Global financial institutions are pushing market/financial incentives, including carbon credits, to implement this plan-more “green capitalism” (an oxymoron if there ever was one). Jeff Conant, the Communications Director of Global Justice Ecology Project will discuss REDD’s emergence in California politics and its serious implications for human rights and ecological justice in the Global South.

Global Justice Ecology Project (GJEP) explores and exposes the intertwined root causes of social injustice, ecological destruction and economic domination. It aims to build bridges between social justice, environmental justice and ecological justice groups to strengthen their collective efforts. Within this framework, our programs focus on Indigenous Peoples’ rights, protection of native forests and climate justice. We use the issue of climate change to demonstrate these interconnections. Global Justice Ecology Project is the North American Focal Point of the Global Forest Coalition.

LOCATION: Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland.

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Green

Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.

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Green Sunday, November 13th, 5 – 6:30 pm

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation. Sounds good right? Maybe Not!

SPEAKER: Jeff Conant, the Communications Director of Global Justice Ecology Project

California is ready to implement in 2012 the global climate policy called REDD, aimed at reducing emissions by halting rainforest destruction. California’s Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 mandated greenhouse gas reductions, including participation in a regional cap-and-trade system. Global financial institutions are pushing market/financial incentives, including carbon credits, to implement this plan-more “green capitalism” (an oxymoron if there ever was one). Jeff Conant, the Communications Director of Global Justice Ecology Project will discuss REDD’s emergence in California politics and its serious implications for human rights and ecological justice in the Global South.

Global Justice Ecology Project (GJEP) explores and exposes the intertwined root causes of social injustice, ecological destruction and economic domination. It aims to build bridges between social justice, environmental justice and ecological justice groups to strengthen their collective efforts. Within this framework, our programs focus on Indigenous Peoples’ rights, protection of native forests and climate justice. We use the issue of climate change to demonstrate these interconnections. Global Justice Ecology Project is the North American Focal Point of the Global Forest Coalition.

LOCATION: Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland.

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Green

Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.

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Green Sunday, March 13th, 5 – 6:30 pm

Redevelopment: An overview – Why it’s on the chopping block and how it affects your city.

The featured presenter will be Gretchen Lipow, a Green Party member and community activist in the City of Alameda. Gretchen is a retired teacher, past president of the Alameda Education Association and current President of the Alameda/Contra Costa NEA/CTA Retirees.

The comments below are an introduction to Gretchen’s presentation.

Redevelopment agencies were born in 1945 when cities and counties were empowered to create special agencies aimed at fighting blight. In 1952 cities and counties were given power to use property taxes as a funding source. For the most part it’s cities, not counties, that have been the big spenders; in this case bonders of redevelopment, which includes the right to seize property by eminent domain. The agency floats bonds to finance land acquisition in the neighborhood, and basic improvements (such as hazardous waste cleanup) then starts transferring property to developers. The bonds are paid off from increased property taxes generated within the district – those in excess of the old baseline.

Today redevelopment agencies claim 12% of all property taxes in the state, and today redevelopment bonds total over $88 billion. The 425 agencies have virtually no oversight, and presently the state comptroller’s office is auditing many of the agencies. There is no analytic data on the success of the redevelopment except for one done in 1988 by Michael Dardia who set about to showcase redevelopment’s success but instead found more downsides; while there was faster average growth in redevelopment districts than in other areas, in general they didn’t grow fast enough to justify their share of property taxes.

The big problem is that schools and other public services are shortchanged, as Redevelopment money is not available for the city’s General Fund or for school funding. The tax increment does not cover the full funding mechanism and the state “backfills”. Last year this backfill totaled $2 billion…money that could have been used to directly fund the state’s public schools.

To make this discussion most meaningful call your city’s redevelopment agency and find out how much your town is bonded. Find out how much is allocated for “administration” and see if you can determine what this really pays for.

Does your city pay salaries, for city staff such as police or other staff?

Does your city abide by the rule of spending at least 20% redevelopment bonding on affordable housing?

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.

LOCATION: Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland.

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

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Green Sunday, February 13th, 5 – 6:30 pm

The Scandal of Smart Meters and PG&E: Beyond the Greenwash

In this presentation, we will cover the major issues surrounding Smart Meters, including their threat to health (from their microwave radio frequency radiation), their invasion of privacy (in gathering hourly data about private lives), their easy hackability, and their violation of basic democratic rights. We will also refute the spurious claims to their environmental benefits and energy-saving capability.The installation of Smart Meters without consent represents a degree of corporate impunity possible only with government complicity. The Smart Meter program, as an expression of corporate control, stands in opposition to democratic and community rights, most directly expressed by denial of a right to refusal. It also represents a fundamental violation of the precautionary principle. Already large numbers of people have become ill after Smart Meters were

installed near their living environment (e.g. headaches, nausea, ear ringing, heart palpitations etc). We will describe the meters themselves, the movement that has arisen against them, some of the immediate health effects, and the overall politics of this new form of grid (the “Smart Grid”). We will also discuss the research on the impact of non-thermal radiation on humans, animals, plant life, and those who have Electro-Hypersensitivity.

SPEAKERS:

Steve Martinot is a writer, human rights activist, and retired lecturer from San Francisco State Univ., living in Berkeley. He has done union, community, and anti-war organizing for most of his life.

Marti Kheel is an ecofeminist scholar and activist and author of Nature Ethics: An Ecofeminist Perspective. Currently she is a visiting scholar at U.C. Berkeley, Division of Society and the Environment.

Alexander Binik, an environmental health educator and licensed psychotherapist, is also Executive Director of the DE-Toxics Institute in Fairfax.

Sarah Reilly is a Certified Nutritionist and founder of Get Nourished, a Holistic Nutrition Practice that serves clients globally. She has advanced certifications in functional endocrinology, functional blood chemistry and brain chemistry with a special interest in inflammation and autoimmunity. She has had Electro Hypersensitivity since 2003 and has been studying the physiological impacts of Electro Magnetic Radiation on human physiology for the past 3 years.

LOCATION: Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland.

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side ofTelegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.

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Green Sunday, January 9th, 5 – 6:30 pm

*What kind of California do we want?*

And how can a strong Green Party help us get there? At the first Green Sunday of 2011, we will explore these questions. We’ll also have a chance to learn about plans that are being drawn up by Greens and aligned groups at the local, state, and national levels. Come at 5:00 p.m. on January 9 and add your voice, experience, and plans. Laura Wells, our candidate for Governor in 2010, will moderate.

We’ll bring – and raffle off – the inspiring book California Crackup: How Reform Broke the Golden State, and How We Can Fix It.

See links:

http://www.californiacrackup.com/

http://books.google.com/books?id=Y0GwjbFf_88C&printsec=frontcover&dq=california+crackup&source

(read Laura’s first google book review, the review that ends with, “It’s keeping me  energized!”)

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Green Sunday, June 13th, 5 – 6:30 pm

*Election Wrap-up*

Neibyl Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph (near 65th St.), North Oakland

Please join us for the next Green Sunday on June 13th.  We are having an open discussion of the June 8th primary and what it says about the current political situation.  All are welcome to actively participate in the discussion.  SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Outreach Working Group of the Green Party of Alameda County.  See Our Meetings page here.

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Green Sunday, May 9th, 5 – 6:30 pm

The Fight Against Corporate Power in Richmond Neibyl Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph (near 65th St.), North Oakland

Margaret Jordan, a Richmond Green activist, will speak about what has come to be seen as one of the most significant current community fight backs against corporate power.
In Richmond, the progressive movement in alliance with environmental groups has won major victories against Chevron.  This is a fight that will be of interest to all Greens.  It includes the issues of fighting a major corporation and major developers, of environmental justice, and of taxation — who should pay for public services.
After a number of defeats, this year Chevron is fighting back harder than ever.  It doesn’t want a city council that puts community interests before corporate interests. The corporation is using many tools to fight back—increased contributions to non-profits, a massive PR campaign, support for pro-Chevron candidates, manipulation of workers pitting trade unionists against environmentalists and progressives for its own ends. Most recently Chevron has begun circulating petitions to put a measure on the ballot which, if passed, would take $15-$25 million from the city causing major cuts in services and layoffs.The fight against Chevron is a massive task.  This is a cause that goes far beyond Richmond and one that will need support and help from those of us outside the city boundaries in order to succeed.  Come and learn more about this struggle and how you can help.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs &

discussions sponsored by the Outreach Working Group of

the Green Party of Alameda County. They are usually held on

the 2nd Sunday of each month.

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*Green Sunday*

Green Candidate for Insurance Commissioner talks about Health Care

Sunday, February 14th

5:00 to 6:30 pm

First, we’ll watch Bill Moyers Journal story about health care and money… here’s the intro, spoken by Bill on 18 Dec, 2009:

“Something’s not right here. One year after the great collapse of our financial system, Wall Street is back on top while our politicians dither. As for health care reform, you’re about to be forced to buy insurance from companies whose stock is soaring, and that’s just dandy with the White House.”

After the short film, Bill Balderston, Green candidate for California Insurance

Commissioner, will lead a discussion about health care and other issues that affect all Californians.

Bill is a longtime activist with Vote Health. He is also a former Oakland Education Association Executive Board Member and a former State Council Member with the California Teachers Association (CTA).

LOCATION: Niebyl-Proctor Library

6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland.

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*Green Sunday*

Come hear our Candidates!

Sunday, January 10th5:00 to 6:30 pm

Come hear and meet local Greens who are running for office in 2010.  This is your chance to ask questions, give input, and to help our candidates qualify for the ballot by signing their candidacy petitions.  (We will also have petitions for other statewide candidates who don’t live in Alameda County, and we’ll briefly introduce them to you too).  There will be time to sign the petitions before the program, at 5pm, and them again during our usual refreshment time that follows the program at 6:30.
Candidates attending will be:
Don Macleay – Don has been an active Oakland Green for a number of years and is now candidate for Mayor.  He is a small businessowner, a former union shop steward, and a former project director for one of Earth Island Institute’s Brower Fund projects.  He has also worked in 7 countries, including Nicaragua and China, and in Europe.
Dave Heller – Dave is a long term Berkeley Green activist who is running for Congress.  He was the Campaign Coordinator for Berkeley Instant Runoff Voting (IRV), and he has been active with 9-11 truth and the KPFA democratization campaign (People’s Radio), and he has worked as a carpenter for the past 30 years.
Sue Bergman – Sue is a candidate for State Insurance Commissioner.  She is a Single Payer health care activist, President of the Health Care for All California Education Fund, and a ten-year Executive Committee member of Vote Health.  Professionally, Sue is a health educator, and she is also Chair of the City of Berkeley Community Health Commission.
Laura Wells – Laura is running for Governor of California.  She was our candidate for State Controller in 2002 and then again in 2006, and in 2002 she received the most votes and the highest percentage ever, that any statewide California Green Party candidate has ever received.  She has wide experience in the business world, and with non-profits, as well as with the California state Green Party.
See you there!

LOCATION:Niebyl-Proctor Library6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland.

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Served directly by AC Transit routes 40, 64 & 17 with 6, 51 & 43 nearby. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.
SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Outreach Working Group of the Green Party of Alameda County. They are usually held on the 2nd Sunday of each month.

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SUMMER RECESS ’09

Dear Green Sunday Fans,

A brief message to let you know that out Green Sunday organizers are taking a summer recess so there will be no Green Sunday programs in June, July and August. Our regular 2nd Sunday at 5pm schedule will resume in September.

The GPAC County Council meetings will continue through the summer on the 2nd Sundays of the month at 6:45 pm at the Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland. Our next meeting will be on June 14th. We encourage anyone who is interested to attend our Council meetings.

Your Green Party County Council

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Wilson Riles on a Radical Alternative Currency System

for Oakland

Wilson Riles Jr

Wilson Riles Jr

Sunday, May 10th

5:00 to 6:30 pm

“After almost a year of community work the Oakland Coalition for a City Identification Card (OCCIC), of which the Green Party has been an integral part, has proposed a complex, radical, alternative currency system for Oakland that has an excellent chance of being passed by the Oakland City Council.

Borrowing from the experience of hundreds of other US cities and international communities once passed by the Council this system could be transformative for Oakland and spark the creation of similar systems all over the Bay Area and nationally. The philosophical elements that under gird the proposal has Biblical, indigenous, and modern roots most intensive articulated in the writings of E. F. Schumacher (Small is Beautiful). Thomas Jefferson lost his conflict with Alexander Hamilton over the economy’s structural issues this system raises up. All of this and the proposal is a mechanism that will promote ecological correction significantly. “

LOCATION: Niebyl-Proctor Library

6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland.

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West

side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Served directly

by AC Transit routes 40, 64 & 17 with 6, 51 & 43 nearby.

Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs &

discussions sponsored by the Outreach Working Group of

the Green Party of Alameda County. They are usually held on

the 2nd Sunday of each month.

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Tom Athanasiou on “Global Justice or Climate Catastrophe”

Sunday,  April 12th

5:00 to 6:30 pm

“In the face of global climate emergency, both theorizing and organizing must be accompanied by a deep commitment to truth telling.  The mainline climate movement, alas, has concentrated almost exclusively on “inconvenient truths” of a scientific kind.  I will briefly discuss a few of these, for they are essential.   But essential as they are, it is long past time for inconvenient political truths to join them on the stage.   And here there is plenty of inconvenience to go around.   I will make two points.   First, that the deep structure of the climate crisis — and the international climate policy impasse —  has much to do with global economic polarization.  And, second, that without a new and radically effective kind of global justice movement, we will fail to avert the impending catastrophe.   Nor, despite all that we have learned, are we prepared.   It’s time to think big.”

Tom is the director of EcoEquity and member of the Greenhouse Development Rights authors group.  His interests focus on distributive justice within a context of global environmental emergency.  He is the author or co-author of numerous books and reports, including The Right to Development in a Climate Constrained World, Dead Heat: Global Justice and Global Warming, and Divided Planet: the Ecology of Rich and Poor.

(See http://www.ecoequity.org for more information)

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LOCATION: Niebyl-Proctor Library

6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland.

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West

side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Served directly

by AC Transit routes 40, 64 & 17 with 6, 51 & 43 nearby.

Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs &

discussions sponsored by the Outreach Working Group of

the Green Party of Alameda County. They are usually held on

the 2nd Sunday of each month.

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AC Transit in Troublejrbuttonjoycepic

Sunday, March 8th

5:00 to 6:30 pm

An Exploration: Can a change in the method of selecting AC Transit’s board bring about a more fiscally responsible agency that is sensitive to its riders and operators AND the environment?

Joyce Roy has been closely following AC Transit’s actions and writing about them for years. She does not own a car and is very active so rides a lot of buses. And she does not merely ride buses, she engages with riders and operators so knows their views.

After she got her nose under the tent, so to speak, as a member of AC Transit’s Accessibility Advisory Committee beginning in early 2007, her eyes were opened even wider and she tried to change things by running for the board. She lost the battle but won the war. She has begun referring to herself as a Whistle Blower and has started a ACTransitwatch. blog.

She is a semi-retired architect and has served as Director of Transportation on the League of Women Voters of the Bay Area board, and as the League’s representative on ACTIA’s Citizen’s Watchdog Committee. She was a founding member of a neighborhood YIMBY (Yes In My Back Yard) group, ULTRA (Urbanists for a Livable Temescal,

Rockridge Area) which advocates for more density along transit corridors like Telegraph and Broadway.

LOCATION: Niebyl-Proctor Library

6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland.

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Served directly by AC Transit routes 40, 64 & 17 with 6, 51 & 43 nearby. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Outreach Working Group of

the Green Party of Alameda County. They are usually held on the 2nd Sunday of each month.

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Obama the Utopian?

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Sunday, February 8th, 2009

5:00 to 6:30 pm

Many commentators have discussed the “pragmatism” of Obama, sometimes

with praise and other times with a critical edge. What many have

missed however is the “utopian” dimension of the Obama campaign this

fall. Berkeley Green Gabriel Hetland will be discussing the

utopianism of the Obama campaign. In particular, Gabriel will look at

how this utopian dimension functions in two contradictory ways: 1) as

a legitimation for the campaign’s instrumental politics (which have

been quite on display in the first several weeks of the Obama

administration) ; and 2) as a means of inspiring and bringing in a new

generation to politics, with possibilities that may spill beyond the

bounds of what the Obama campaign itself may consider acceptable.

Gabriel will also discuss how this relates to Alameda County Green

Party, and what potential this offers for radical politics in America.

LOCATION: Niebyl-Proctor Library

6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland.

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West

side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Served directly

by AC Transit routes 40, 64 & 17 with 6, 51 & 43 nearby.

Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs &

discussions sponsored by the Outreach Working Group of

the Green Party of Alameda County. They are usually held on

the 2nd Sunday of each month.

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Hi all,

Gabe will be speaking and facilitating a discussion about “Obama the

Utopian” at this Sunday’s (Feb 8th) Green Sunday. He thought this

article by Ted Glick was relevant and that you might like to read it

before hand.

Third Party Organizing Under Obama

Feb 02, 2009 By Ted Glick

Ted Glick’s ZSpace Page / ZSpace

“As a politician, Mr. Daschle often struck a populist note, but his

financial disclosure report shows that in the last two years, he received

$2.1 million from a law firm, Alston & Bird; $2 million in consulting fees

from a private equity firm run by a major Democratic fundraiser, Leo

Hindery Jr. . . and at least $220,000 for speeches to health care,

pharmaceutical and insurance companies. He also received nearly $100,000

from health-related companies affected by federal regulation.”

-N.Y. Times, Feb. 1, 2009, page 1 story, “Daschle Knew of Tax Issues

As Of Last June”

The nomination of Tom Daschle for both White House “health czar” and

Secretary of Health and Human Services is in trouble. It’s in trouble

because information has come out that Daschle, former Democratic Party

leader in the U.S. Senate, didn’t pay until very recently $128,000 in back

taxes owed for “the use of a car and driver provided by a private equity

firm,” the same one which gave him $2 million in consulting fees.

Obama’s press secretary, Robert Gibbs, is quoted as saying, “The

president is comfortable with Senator Daschle’s variety of experiences

and backgrounds. It’s why he believes he’s best suited to the efforts to

reform our health care system.”

Is this really the best President Obama can do when it comes to change we

can believe in as far as our seriously-flawed health care system?

It has been like a breath of fresh air to have Obama in the White House.

I don’t miss at all reading in the newspaper each morning about the

latest Bush/Cheney outrage. Some mornings over the last two weeks there

has been truly good White House news to read about: an end to torture,

pro-labor initiatives, support for renewable energy, a reversal of Bush’s

anti-choice family planning policies internationally.

But the Daschle fiasco, coupled with other problematic Cabinet

appointments, particularly Robert Gates, James L. Jones, Timothy Geithner

and Lawrence Summers, underlines the importance of continuing efforts to

build a consistently progressive political alternative- a “third party”-in

this country.

The last eight years for those efforts have not been easy. Under the

neo-conservative Republicans, the predominant sentiment among

progressive- minded people, both activists and the broad swath of voters,

has been that it is essential that we get the Republicans out of office.

And since the winner-take- all, corporate dominated U.S. electoral system,

and the corporate mass media which reports on it, are structured to make

third parties seem like little more than “spoilers” (spoilers of a rotten

system), it has been a hard, upstream row for groups like the Green Party

and the Labor Party, the two surviving, national, progressive third party

organizations.

At a local level the Green Party has been able to maintain and strengthen

its presence in many, a large majority, of states. It has been electing a

slowly growing number of people to local offices like city council while

maintaining an activist presence on issues. The vast majority of those

local electoral victories, however, have been by Green Party members

running on a non-partisan ballot line. Very few of the currently 250 or

so elected Greens won office by running on a Green Party ballot line.

On a national level, in both 2004 and 2008, the progressive third party

movement was divided between those who supported non-Green Party member

Ralph Nader’s independent campaigns and those who supported the

candidates chosen by the GP’s internal democratic processes, David Cobb

and Cynthia McKinney. In both Presidential election years, Nader got a

small percentage of the 2.8 million votes he had gotten in 2000 -460,000

(2004) and 730,000 votes (2008)-and Cobb and McKinney got between 120,000

(Cobb) and 160,000 (McKinney).

It seems to me that if we are ever going to open up the U.S. electoral

system to the participation of those who rightly feel very excluded, if

we are to ever have a genuine multi-party democracy instead of a

two-party duopoly, there are a number of things which must be done by

those who support this objective, those who are currently active in

groups like the Greens or the Labor Party, as well as those working in or

close to the Democratic Party who clearly understand its serious

limitations:

-We need to keep building our independent electoral/activist efforts,

organizing on issues and running candidates on local and, where it’s

strategic, state levels.

-We need to be people who can be counted on to support the struggles of

communities of color, labor, young people, women, environmentalists and

other progressive- oriented constituencies around the issues they are most

affected by. We need to be reliable allies. We don’t have the money and

access to corporate media that the Dems and Reps do, but over time we can

compensate for that with solid personal and political connections at a

grassroots level.

-Along these lines, there is a need to firmly reject sectarian, narrow

and divisive approaches toward third party organizing which would isolate

us from our natural allies. There are some individual members of the

Green Party, for example, who attack as sellouts other Greens who are

working with Democrats, as well as non-Green independents and maybe some

Republicans, on issues. They have no appreciation of the need to be known

not just for having good ideas about what needs to be done to bring about

genuine change but for demonstrating in practice an ability to organize

effectively through alliance-building.

-Finally, there is a continuing need for the development of arenas for

discussion and relationship- building among those who have similar

programmatic ideas about what needs to be done but have differences over

the political tactics to achieve them-i.e., between progressive

Democrats, progressive third partyites and those who see themselves as

primarily issue-oriented activists. It may well be the case that such

discussions could develop into something more substantial as far as

regularized communication and coordination. And perhaps, as we get the

mixed bag of results– some positive, some negative, some somewhere in

between–that we can realistically expect from Obama and the Democrats,

we’ll figure out how to advance toward an effective, consistently

progressive, activist and electoral, national political vehicle we can

all be part of.

Ted Glick is a former coordinator and continuing leader of the

Independent Progressive Politics Network. His primary work for the last

four years has been as a climate activist. More information can be found

at http://www.tedglick .com.

From: Z Net – The Spirit Of Resistance Lives

URL: http://www.zcommuni cations.org/ zspace/commentar ies/3762

The Green Party of Alameda County invites you to a Green Sunday discussion about the November 6 general election, featuring a 4-person panel.  The discussion will focus primarily on the state propositions — a listingof these eleven propositions is at: http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/ballot-measures/qualified-ballot-measures.htm  The Green Voter Guide has been published and will be available for perusing.

Panelists:
** Marsha Feinland — Former commissioner, Berkeley Rent Board; co-chair, Alameda County Peace and Freedom Party
** Michael Rubin — An activist since the 1960’s; currently sits on the State Coordinating of the California Green Party and the Steering Committee of the Oakland Greens.
** Eugene E Ruyle — Peace and Freedom Candidate! for State Assembly, 15th District (San Pablo, Richmond, El Cerrito, Kensington, Albany, Berkeley, Oakland, Piedmont, and Emeryville)
** Laura Wells — Green Party candidate for Governor 2010, and spokesperson for the “No Corporate Money” campaign.

Sunday Oct 14
5 to 6:30 pm
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland
wheelchair accessible

You can also get a bundle or two of the Voter Guides to distribute in your neighborhood, workplace, etc.

If you want to take a look at the Voter Guide now, check on line.
http://acgreens.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/greenvoterguidenov2012.pdf

The October 14 panel discussion i! s co-sponsored by the East Bay Social Forum.