May 20 - Green Party Spring Convention

Save the date! RSVP for the Green Party Onondaga County Convention here

Join the Syracuse Greens at the annual meeting of the Green party Onondaga County.  Celebrate recent accomplishments. Hear from prospective candidates for 2013 local races. Vote on the 2013 Syracuse Greens city platform. Register Green (if you haven't yet!) And enjoy wine and goodies. 

Open to all registered Green Party members - and supporters who are ready to register Green!

We'll post more details soon - but please save the date, RSVP, and join us on May 20!

 

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Green Shadow Cabinet Members in Syracuse!

Green Shadow Cabinet Members in Syracuse, NY for Anti-War Convergence!
Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala, the 2012 Green Party presidential and vice-presidential nominees, marked Earth Day by announcing a new Green Shadow Cabinet that will serve as an independent voice in U.S. politics, putting the needs of people and protection of the planet ahead of profits for big corporations. Many Green Shadow Cabinet members will be in Syracuse April 26-28for three days of anti-war action, the Resisting Drones, War, and Global Empire peace convergence.

Green Shadow Cabinet members expected in Syracuse this weekend:

Magaret Flowers, Secretary of Health 
Bruce Gagnon, Secretary of Space 
Howie Hawkins, Vice Chair Full Employment Council 
David Swanson, Secretary of Peace 
Ann Wright, Secretary of State 
Kevin Zeese, Attorney General 

The Cabinet will operate in the tradition of shadow cabinets in other countries, such as the United Kingdom and Mexico, responding to actions of the government in office, and demonstrating that another government is possible. 

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Resisting Drones, War, Empire: A Peace Convergence April 26-28

Resisting Drones, Global War and Empire - April 26-28 Syracuse NY Syracuse, NY is the home of Hancock Field and the 174th attack wing, an Airforce base from which drones are piloted over Afghanistan and Pakistan. Activists with the Upstate Drone Action have been educating and agitating to expose the presence of the Reaper Drone in Syracuse since 2008. Come to Syracuse this weekend to participate in three days of networking, movement building and resistance. See the full schedule of events.  Register for the convergence To volunteer with the Green Party table, contact Howie, hhawkins@igc.org. 

 

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Another Government is Possible: Meet the Green Shadow Cabinet

Dr. Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala, the 2012 Green Party presidential and vice-presidential nominees, marked Earth Week by announcing a new Green ShadowCabinet that will serve as an independent voice in U.S. politics, putting the needs of people and protection of the planet ahead of profits for big corporations. The Cabinet will operate in the tradition of shadow cabinets in other countries, such as the United Kingdom and Mexico, responding to actions of the government in office, and demonstrating that another government is possible.

The Green Shadow Cabinet, which is viewable at www.GreenShadowCabinet.US, includes nearly 100 prominent scientists, community and labor leaders, physicians, cultural workers, veterans, and more, and will provide an ongoing opposition and alternative voice to the dysfunctional government in Washington D.C. 

Syracuse-area Green party activist, Howie Hawkins, holds the position of Vice Chair, Full Employment Council. 

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An Action-Packed April for Syracuse Greens

Now that Spring has sprung, April has shaped up to be a busy, informative, action-packed, and opportunity-ridden month for the Green Party of Onondaga County.  Syracuse Greens welcome volunteers to help table, to attend, to participate in the following events.

Forum on Fair Elections
Thursday, April 4, 6 pm, City Hall Commons Atrium

Alternatives to Austerityhttps://www.facebook.com/events/312677115524614/
Friday, April 5, 2:30-4:30 pm, Hendricks Chapel Noble Room

The State of Our Diets, a Sustainability of Food State of Affairs Conference
Tuesday, April 9, SUNY ESF Nifkin Lounge, Marshall Hall, 6 pm panel, 8 pm reception and tabling

Clean Up Cuse Earth Day Eventshttps://www.facebook.com/events/285122284954872/
Saturday, April 13, 3100 South Salina Street (Rahma Garden to Greens Office), 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Drug Policy Reform featuring Peter Christ, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)
Tuesday, April 16, time and location TBA

Earth Day at Thornden Park
Sunday, April 21, noon-5 pm, Thornden Park Amphitheater

Chasing Ice Documentary Screening and Panel Discussionhttps://www.facebook.com/events/491021924290752/
Monday, April 22, 7 pm, Palace Theater

Resisting Drones, Global War and Empire: A Convergence for Actionhttps://www.facebook.com/events/540569232649914/
Friday, April 26, 6 pm; Saturday, April 27, 8 am; Sunday, April 28, 8 am; Southwest Community
Center; Sunday, April 28, noon; rally and demonstration at Hancock Air Base

Contact Barbara Humphrey if you are able to volunteer, attend, participate, or just want more information: behumphrey@gmail.com or 440-9341

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Green Reading and Discussion Group - Honoring International Women's Day

Feminism is a key value of the Green Party, so in honor of International Women's Day and Women's History month, Feminism is the central focus of our discussion readings and discussion for reading and discussion group on March 10, 4:30, at the Center for Peace 


Please come, bring a friend. Reading all the articles isn't required, just a willingness to engage in discussion. The readings for this and Social Justice, 2013 E. Genesee St.

session are two chapters from Petra Kelly's Thinking Green! and an essay by ecofeminist writer Maria Mies.

Thinking Green: Women and Power Petra Kelly

Thinking Green: Chapter 3

Women and Work in a Sustainable Society Maria Mies

Biographies: Petra Kelly and Mary Mies

Petra Kelly was a principal founder of the German Green Party, a prominent advocate of nonviolence and women's rights, and a prolific writer who authored Fighting for Hope and Thinking Green: Essays on Environmentalism, Feminism, and Nonviolence.

Invite friends by spreading the word on Facebook. Here's the event page!

Contact Maureen with questions, mfcurtin13126@yahoo.com. 

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