Pacific Greens work for a watershed democracy constitution

On Constitution Day 2022, we ask our congressional delegation, state officials, and county commissioners throughout Oregon to support a seemingly small but important course correction: Align our administrative boundaries with watersheds before the 2030 census.

We hope this small change will set on a path towards a constitutional revision that will support (small-d) democratic self-governance in an era of climate change.

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Dan for US Senate Rallies Against Forever Wars: press conference

Press Conference and Community Forum on Ending ‘Forever Wars’.
Sponsored by Dan for US Senate and Green Liberty Caucus, Pacific Green Party.

When: September 10th, Saturday, Noon - 4pm.
Where: Lucky Labrador Meeting Room, 915 SE Hawthorne, Portland

Dan Pulju, Green Party candidate for US Senate will address the problem of ‘forever wars,’ the military industrial complex, and how his candidacy provides an opportunity to focus votes on ending war.

Co-sponsor, Green Liberty Caucus will issue a statement commemorating the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and review a broad historical context that ‘connects the dots’ to show the significant influence of the the military industrial complex since Eisehnower’s famous warning.

An Open Forum will follow the press event and provide an opportunity to discuss the problem of war, the role of 9/11 and the Patriot Act as a cause for war, and consider how the ‘Dan for US Senate’ race can build the anti-war / imperialism movement.

Press Conference starts at 1pm;
Community Forum starts at 1:45 pm.

Contact: [email protected]
https://danforsenate.org/

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Candidate Pulju will issue a press statement denouncing the ‘endless’ wars triggered by the 9/11 attacks 21 years ago.

Dan Pulju, US Senate Candidate denounces War Policy Triggered by September 11th Attacks. 9/11 shows lack of accountability and breeds Forever Wars.

The Green Party is opposed to war, as a general principle, said Chuck Fall, leader of the Green Liberty Caucus and supporter for US Senate candidate Dan Pulju. “Dan has made being anti-war into a hobby. Pulju tracks and reports on military maneuvers to keep people informed about war, so the horrors of war can be exposed,” said Fall.

Pulju sees the connection between the 9/11 events and war driven by the Neocon New American Century project that anticipated a “9/11, New Pearl Harbor that gave the war mongers carte blanche to invade.

Standing on the Green Party US platform plank that calls for 9/11 investigations, and Oregon’s Pacific Green Party opposition to militarism and the national security state, Pulju notes that investigations into the 9/11 events are still needed 21 years later. “We still don’t know the truth and the fact of the cover up shows the military industrial complex is well established and in charge of national security policy,” said Pulju.

The 9/11 attacks in 2001 followed reports from the proponents of a New American Century who advanced policy that the United States needed a new Pearl Harbor event so Americans would accept a new round of military spending to fight terrorism. 9/11 and the Patriot Act that expanded national security law and weaponized further foreign policy objectives, ended any hope for a peace dividend from the end of the ‘cold war’ with the Soviet Union.

 

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Dissident Greens Denounce Endless Wars; Provide Path to Peace.

Dan Pulju head shotEnding the Forever Wars: Press Conference and Community Forum.

When: September 10th, Saturday, Noon - 4pm.
Where: Lucky Labrador Meeting Room, 915 SE Hawthorne, Portland

Greens are on the march, leveraging the Dan Pulju for US Senate candidacy to call out the overwhelming power held by the military industrial complex.

Dan Pulju, Pacific Green Party candidate for US Senate will make a press statement and lead a community forum addressing the problem of war and the overbearing power of the military industrial complex at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne in Portland on September 10th at 1pm.

"Ending the War of Terror and resisting the post-9/11 march to military dictatorship, will be the theme for a combined press event about resisting war, advancing Dan Pulju for US Senate, and commemorating the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks,” said Chuck Fall of Green Liberty Caucus, co-sponsor for press conference at 1pm.

“Since September 11th 2001, American political and economic rights have been steadily undermined,” said Dan Pulju, running for the US Senate. “My campaign is about resisting war, the military industrial complex, and getting a green into office so the anti-war community has representation in Congress,” said Pulju.

 

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Dan for US Senate seeks to end two major parties’ hold on Congress.

Dan Pulju head shotGreen Perspective - Opinion

In a challenge to the dominant parties, Green Party candidate Dan Pulju hopes to entice a majority of Oregonians to abandon their traditional electoral approach and vote for real change.

Oregonians have an opportunity to send Green Party candidate Dan Pulju to the US Senate. He is running against Democratic Party incumbent Ron Wyden.

Wyden doesn’t deserve another 6 years in the Senate since he and his colleagues from the two major parties have not served the public interest. A vote for Dan for US Senate is a way to send a message.

The two major parties have not advanced campaign finance reforms (even though 73% of Oregonians voted for it); there has been no electoral reforms (like ranked choice voting), medicine remains dominated by the big pharma insurance industrial complex, and policies to end ‘forever wars. have been blocked. And there is global warming and a bloated military establishment.

The two major parties have sustained a terrible status quo of corrupt practices measured by obscene spending on elections. The establishment parties condone the Citizens’ United supreme court decision that allows that money is speech and empowers corporations as ‘persons’ with first amendment speech rights.

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Green Liberty Caucus supports anti-trust legislation to end monopoly power of Big Tech


Big Tech reeling from Congressional Anti-Trust Legislation ; National Security State Agencies Appeal to Senators to not break Big Tech Monopoly in the interest of National Security.

Green Liberty Caucus supports anti-trust legislation to end monopoly power of Big Tech, fight national security operations and media censorship.

The Green Liberty Caucus stands in solidarity with the efforts of Senator Klobuchar and others in Congress to limit the monopoly power of Big Tech. Legislation would limit Big Tech's capacity to control internet traffic to advantage its satellite business for profit at the expense of the free flow of information.

Google and Facebook hold monopoly power of media that impedes innovation and free flow of information, activity that needs regulation, say anti-trust proponents, such as Glen Greenwall in a recent substack post.

The Green Liberty Caucus invites our members to communicate with  Senators and Representatives in Congress to support anti-trust legislation.

There are two acts in the Senate: the Intercept reports: “The American Innovation and Choice Online Act aims to prevent the largest online platforms like Google and Amazon from favoring their own products and services against their competitors. The Open App Markets Act aims to stop Apple and Google from granting preferential treatment to their own products in the App Store and Google Play, respectively.”

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Teacher’s Unions want safe schools; Covid fears pronounced

Some teachers don’t feel safe teaching in an environment where they may catch Covid; that is the central issue at play between various school districts and teachers’ unions around the country.

However, in other districts, students are in the classroom wearing masks, some kids have taken the vaccine, as have teachers. Some states do not require masking. So one must ask if there is really anything to fear?

The emergence of the Omicron variants 1 and 2, has renewed fear because Omicron is showing up in the fully vaccinated. Now medical experts are suggesting everybody will eventually be exposed to the Omicron variant some day.

The fear of, caution about, Covid is because it can be fatal, and some people who get it are vulnerable for long haulers symptoms, but for the majority of the people, a clinical case of Covid mimics a bad cold or severe flu.

Understandably, teachers want to be safe and secure, but the nature of the job is such that some risk is unavoidable.

In theory, however, If teachers were confident that they won’t die from Covid, and that if they develop an infection that they will get treatment, then they shouldn’t be afraid, and schools could return to normal. But early treatment protocols need to be made available.

Though fully vaccinated, some teachers remain doubtful that they are fully protected, and the fear of the unvaccinated as being asymptomatic carriers, has turned healthy children into a perceived vector for transmitting SARS Cov2.

Enabling teachers to feel confident about being in the classroom with kids is paramount, but the Federal Covid Response has done nothing to alleviate these fears; instead, the response has only exacerbated the uncertainty surrounding SARS Cov2 / Covid infections.

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Pacific Green Party activists file application to form state wide caucus: Green Liberty Caucus, Oregon chapter

Below is filing application essay to create Oregon Chapter of Green Liberty Caucus in the Pacific Green Party.

Register to attend the January 8 Convention and vote to recognize Green Liberty Caucus, Oregon Chapter and join up.

To: Pacific Green Party, Mr. Secretary
State Coordinating Committee

From: Chuck Fall, Charles Newlin, Suzia Aufderheid, Jack Dressser, Mariah Lueng, Dan Pulju.

Re: Application to form of statewide, non-geographical chapter; Green Liberty Caucus, Oregon Chapter, Pacific Green Party of Oregon:

Summary: Green Liberty Caucus, Oregon Chapter, founding members seek recognition from SCC as a state-wide, non-geographic chapter. We are a chapter with a mission, please read further for explanation and reason for forming this chapter.

Foundational principles upon which base our perspective:

(Bylaws Statement of Principles) “The Pacific Green Party recognizes that our society and government are plagued by inequality, militarism, poverty, and pollution. We envision and strive to create a local-based grassroots democracy that will overcome these societal ills.”

(Platform of PGP; War and Foreign Policy; Non-Violence) “We will work to dismantle the US war machine, including both the military-industrial complex and the global hegemony it expands and maintains. To do this, we must overcome our government’s exceptionalism and bring it into compliance with the norms of international law and diplomacy.” 

We the founding members request recognition from the State Coordinating Committee as an official chapter; we request our application be referred to the January 8 Convention for formal ratification.

We also seek resolution to request Green Party US National Committee to establish a Committee for Government Accountability, Transparency and Whistleblower protection.

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From My Green Perspective...Medical Freedom is Key

Green Perspectives invites Greens to respond: What is Important? Consider stating your thoughts framed as “ From my Green perspective…”

What is important for us to remember and how does this apply to life today? Answer question in the style of an “I believe statement that is founded on Green principles, Constitutional principles, or Humanitarian Values.

 

By Suzia Aufderheide

The SARS Cov2 / Covid pandemic qualifies as a social and political catastrophe for the American republic because the vaccine mandate is dividing the country deeply and it undermines basic principles of liberty. This problem inspires my ‘Green’ perspective on what is important.

As a Green, I am inspired by the idea of Liberty as an overarching value.

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Greens should stand in solidarity with Greta Thunberg; channel your indignation


Building intersectionality in the Climate Justice movement means Greens should should show our solidarity with others in the movement, including Greta Thunberg; afterall, she is a voice of reason and indignation.

She recently delivered a blistering denunciation of world leaders at the Youth4Climate conference in Italy. She said, ‘they,’ the adult authorities, our elected leaders and captains of industry, have had ’30 years’ to stanch the build up of carbon effluence to stop global warming, but have done nothing of any consequence.

Indeed, global warming is a fact, and human produced carbon effluence is the primary culprit; global warming denialism be damned.

Dismissing world leaders ‘words’ as ‘blah, blah, blah,’ meaning they lack meaningful action, Thunberg’s frustration was stark but rightfully so.

Greens should amplify Thunberg’s demand for climate justice at every opportunity for she speaks for the youth; she wants action, and the world leaders are not leading, in fact, they have been working against taking action.

Indeed, the United State government authorities have had well over 30 years to act on warnings. Action against global warming, and efforts to stem the use of fossil fuels have been stymied by a concerted effort from the Petro-Chemical industry, which has thwarted global warming mitigation and interfered with the advancement of sustainable energy systems.

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