I will be posting on education again this week.
Baltimore is a product of a Johns Hopkins that has for decades specialized on infiltrating overseas national elections to install candidates that work for Wall Street interests so you know they have Baltimore and its politics as crony as can be. Everyone knows it and I post about that all the time. All kinds of corporate non-profits created by Hopkins to pose progressive---people filtering through justice actions to observe and or divert the goals of that social justice mission if it works against the Master Plan of Baltimore Development. This has been in place maybe for all of Baltimore's history but it has intensified especially as Clinton/Bush/Obama moved forward the global corporate campus and International Economic Zone policies in US cities. This is why it has been so hard for the 80% of social Democratic base to get rid of less than 20% of Wall Street global corporate Clinton/Obama neo-liberals these few decades. It is why only 20% of Baltimore registered Democratic voters come to the polls---
THERE ARE NO POLITICAL PARTIES----JUST PEOPLE RUNNING TO WORK FOR WALL STREET BALTIMORE DEVELOPMENT.
This condition will be spreading to your neck of the woods if it has not already occurred as that is what life in a International Economic Zone will be----pretend Democratic elections.
IT IS CRITICAL FOR ALL SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC BERNIE SANDERS VOTERS TO KNOW THE GREEN PARTY AND CLINTON/OBAMA NEO-LIBERALS ARE INFILTRATING TO UNDERMINE HIS ELECTION.
The Maryland political scene has been busy for two years with Green Party Shadow Government---which I like on many issues---being the ones sending all the bad press about Bernie including Baltimore. Below you see how contested this issue is-----the Green Party wants to be the 'social issue' party because it is a
GLOBAL GREEN PARTY CONNECTED TO ONE WORLD NEW WORLD ORDER.
The Green Party in the US looks just like the Democratic Party----it went from a strictly environmental group with strong eco--activism to replacing the social Democratic wing once Clinton neo-liberals captured the Democratic Party. So as Clinton was silencing the democratic base with nothing but far-right neo-liberal economic policies------the Green Party at the same time adopted some of our social Democratic platform issues. It is right-of-center on many of those social issues----while being strong on civil liberties It's job was to move the democratic base to Green Party and leave the Democratic Party strictly for the global Wall Street pols.
To the Green Party supporters upset with Bernie Sanders decision to run for the democrats nominations. self.SandersForPresident
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The hardcore green party advocates on this subreddit are just reactionary sheepdogs for Jill Stein. A bit of the kettle calling the teapot black. Jill Stein lost my vote with her recent personal attack on Bernie. I will vote Green Party in local and state elections, but I never again will vote for Jill Stein.
What those who are on the Left think is going to happen is that for some reason Bernie Sanders woke up, and thought
"Hey, The Democrats are the petite bourgeois party, and well I think I can capture some of this Progressive frustration, and bring it into the Democratic party for Hillary Clinton, because I have no real chance of winning, but Hillary does."
Yeah, that's what alternative lefts argument is, and that is what the alternative left voices are saying. Bernie Sanders after 40 years in politics has suddenly abandoned Democratic Socialism as Philosophy and his Independent position in senate, and thrown in the towel for the Capitalists.
That's their narrative, and they are pissed off that Bernie ran for Democratic nomination. What is so condescending for people like me and millions of other supporters of liberal, socialist and progressive causes is, that think we are too stupid to choose ideas over a party.
They think many of us will stay in the Democratic party after the election, and won't go back to supporting what ever local 3rd party we can. They don't see Bernie's logic in not being a spoiler in a system he knows is rigged. To them it's not so much about the ideas of Bernie Sanders, oh they all agree he has the right ideas.
It's his execution that they are pissed off with, and the fact that for a brief moment in time, people will have to change their party affiliation. They are afraid we will all be brainwashed and not change it back to pre-election.
While I can understand their concerns, having Jill Stein open her mouth and say "A vote for Bernie is a Vote for Hillary" isn't only fucking stupid, it's reactionary.
Green Party, you want on the Ballot? Start getting involved in Election Reforms. Now is the time to start a grass-movement for it. Bernie Sanders tried the small party tactic way back in the 70's. He got 4% of the vote. Oh and get rid of Jill Stein, I don't wanna vote for someone who is so fractured and desperate to be my president. Going on Fox News of all websites to discredit Bernie is reactionary.
Those on the left, this election is important for the fact that Bernie IS a democratic socialist, and if he wins the election, which I think he will, because he is very lucky to be running during the right economic conditions, and era. Socialism will be a valid political option in the United States. It is all over the world, except here. Bernie will be able to take it into the mainstream.
I have seen a lot of comparisons to past era elections, however none of the past left elections had one thing, they didn't have globalization and the Internet. More millennials today see the difference between the Communism of the USSR, and the Democratic Socialism of the Nordic Model. They see it, they hear about it online, and they want it. Past goverments didn't have a single country on earth that actually had a working representation of Socialism, and now we do. They couldn't go online and research something for themselves, and now they do.
So to argue that Bernie Sanders is a democratic shill, despite 40 years of consistent values is not only illogical, it's down right stupid. And, to those saying "Why Bernie Sanders reminds me of past candidate x,y,z and he will lose like them." Well I can only say to you, I believe the times are different, I believe the demographics are different, and I believe these voters are different. They will vote Bernie Sanders, because HE IS DIFFERENT.
and, take this from someone who suffers from Hypervigilence, I see no reason to doubt Bernie Sanders. I personally would have noticed any bullshit.
The GREENS connect with World Workers and International Labor groups because they too are ONE WORLD. This is why Green look towards these global labor organizations in the US -----called socialist----to partner with GREEN PARTY. Remember, labor organization overseas is driven by this very MARXIST movement we saw in Latin America and it was NOT LEFT-LEANING. It is tied to the International Economic Zones and neo-liberalism. This is where US socialism is different that that spread around the world with Clinton neo-liberalism and Bush neo-conservatism.
You do not see our US labor unions going to GREEN PARTY---THEY ARE GOING WITH BERNIE SANDERS AND SOCIAL DEMOCRACY.
The Green Party has campaigned against Bernie for two years----they have been painting him as a corporate sellout up until a month ago when Bernie showed he can win the primary election. Then the Green Party reassessed the campaign and started a COALITION----meaning they partnered with Clinton neo-liberals in many areas locally to make sure Bernie candidates do not win and allowed a Green Party candidate to pose as FEELING THE BERN. Why would they do this? If voters register GREEN PARTY to vote for Bernie Sanders--they are then only allowed to vote Green for all other primaries. Why would Clinton/Obama neo-liberals allow a candidate who started as an Obama neo-liberal candidate in Baltimore move to Green Party? Everyone knows Hillary would win against Green Party in a national election so they don't want Bernie to knock Hillary out of the primary.
This is the coalition against Bernie Sanders in US cities designated International Economic Zones all over the nation.
'If and when Bernie drops out, the group will rally behind Stein and the Green Party as “Plan B;” Socialist Alternative backed her in 2012'.
'(Other socialist candidates already announced are Gloria La Riva of the Party of Socialism and Liberation and Monica Moorehead of the Workers World Party'.
'Lacking complete unity on the farthest left flank, Stein sees a huge bounty just around the corner in the form of soon-to-be disgruntled Sanders voters'.
Conflict erupts in Green Party after censorship of Sanders supporters
July 13, 2015HomeBernie Sanders, Jill Stein, Maine, Maine Green Independent Party, Portland
By Chris Shorr
Over the past several days, censorship of Maine Green Independent Party members who support US Senator Bernie Sanders in his run for the White House has caused bitter dissension in party ranks.
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks to a crowd of about 9,000 at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Monday. Photo- Troy R. Bennett, BDN.
As a member of the MGIP, and recipient of the party’s “Green of the Year” award in 2013, I am one of many party members who hope to see Sanders win the Democratic Party’s nomination to the presidential ballot over Hillary Clinton, which would all but guarantee a win for him in the presidential election- in my opinion.
I’m also one of the many party members who have openly expressed my frustration with MGIP leadership for the censorship.
I was contacted this past weekend by Daniel Stromgren, who is the state party treasurer, member of the party Steering Committee, and 2014 recipient of the “Green of the Year” award.
In response to the ordeal, Stromgren collaborated with other party members (not including myself) to write a press release explaining how the conflict went down and the ensuing fallout- which includes the likely scenario of a brand new political party being started in Maine that would be modeled after the Progressive Party of Vermont.
Here’s what they had to say:
The Great Divide: Recent Conflict in Maine Green Party Highlights Serious Cracks in Maine’s Most Viable Progressive Movement.
The Maine Green Independent Party faced one of its greatest challenges in years as a discussion about supporting Progressive Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders, the Independent Senator from Vermont, or Presumptive Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein erupted in vitriol from party activists and threats to leave the party from mainstream and locally elected Greens.
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. Photo- Jonathan Ernst, Reuters.
The ruckus ended in party moderators removing posts from discussion forums as many Greens made accusations of censorship, stifling of free political speech and openly made threats to leave the 30 year old party.
The flare-up began with the creation of a Greens for Sanders Facebook page by State Party Treasurer and the MGIP’s ‘Green of the Year” for 2014 Daniel Stromgren, and escalated when Stromgren posted links to the group in both MGIP and USGP discussion forums.
“I was supporting Sanders in private forums and outside my leadership role in the MGIP because I believe he is the candidate with the best chance to win the 2016 Presidential Election and will best represent the interests of progressive politics. I have nothing against Jill Stein except that she has very little chance of being elected and most voters outside the Green Party have never heard of her,” said Stromgren.
“I was also trying to provide a safe place and representation for Greens who support Bernie Sanders to avoid the ghosts of Dennis Kucinich in 2004 which saw a mass exodus of Greens so they could participate in the Democrat Party’s nominating process.”
It was not long after the group was posted in these forums that the conflict erupted into a contentious and sometimes bitter debate that saw Greens for both candidates begin to passionately and sometimes angrily attack each other while showing a large ideological split in the party and with some members of the Stein camp demanding the resignation of Stromgren as Party Treasurer.
In response, Sanders Greens threatened to leave the party or stop financial contributions.“I was told to resign my leadership position by a fellow Steering Committee Member and Former Green Party Chair yet I was elected by the membership of the MGIP. This bullying pushed me to finally push back against censorship and elitism in the MGIP,” Stromgren continued.
Daniel Stromgren campaigning for Maine House District 54 in 2014. Photo- Troy R. Bennett, BDN.
“I was rebuffed and again they insisted that I step down. Yet the majority of our 40,000 voter membership is going to vote for Sanders if he beats Hillary. I refused and others in the party started to publicly indicate that they also supported Bernie Sanders and found the actions of a select few Portland activists unacceptable. A large portion of the party feels like I do but a small portion has the centralized power. I for one am sick of it.”
One would have thought this was enough but the divide didn’t stop there.The following morning Greens logged onto their computers to find the debate thread missing. In its place was a message that the moderators had removed the messages and the posts without issuing warnings or consulting with party leadership.
This created a new round of heated debates, threats and innuendos with the discussion leading to accusations of censorship and limiting free political speech in a party that prides itself on being open to differences.
State Party Senior Advisor Benjamin Meiklejohn addressed the problems associated with any perception of censorship and disenfranchisement of Greens who want to support Sanders and understand why he is running as a Democrat:
“Statistically speaking, if you look at the numbers, between 80 and 97 percent of our own party’s members will not vote for the Green presidential candidate in the general election. When the party purists reprimand and attack other party members who are not loyal to the party’s presidential candidate, they are essentially turning off and turning away 80 to 97-percent of our own party.”
Delegates show their support for presidential candidates Dr. Jill Stein and actress Roseanne Barr at the Green Party presidential nominating convention in Baltimore, Md., July 14, 2012. Photo- Jonathan Ernst, Reuters.
In addressing campaigns like the Kucinich Campaign of 2004 he continued, “In the 1990s and early 2000s, we recognized that this was just a fact of the nature of our own base and membership. While we always encouraged people to support the Green candidate, we also refrained from attacking the vast majority of our members who choose not to.”
Discussions of censorship and references to the Bernie Sanders/Jill Stein issue for the Greens continued to rock the party to its foundations through Sunday. Although it appeared that there was a cooling off period in the public discussion forums, several party members indicated that the attacks had simply moved to private messages and individual confrontations among members.
The question lying in the wings is how will the Party resolve this issue and can it survive in the wake of one of its most difficult conflicts in years?There is certainly anger and resentment in both the Sanders and Stein groups with some minimal apologies being offered but also with an obviously great deal of tension between the two factions of the party.
It’s up to the Greens to resolve this problem and decide who they will support in 2016 and how they will do it but the events of the last four days highlight significant challenges for the progressive movement and particularly the Maine Green Independent Party in the coming months.
There has even been talk of a schism in the Green Party with some activists discussing the formation of a Progressive Party in Maine modeled after the successful third party in Vermont. This party was interestingly started after a similar ideological division within the Green Party of Vermont.
“We have to look at what is best for this country and not worry about who takes the credit for it.” Stromgren concluded.
“We will not be censored. We can tone down the message but the message is, “we are Greens. This is our forum too.” I am a registered member and officer of this party. If our posts are censored again, I will ask the leadership to take immediate action against those who remove it.”
It will be interesting to see if Bernie Sanders can maintain and build enough momentum to defeat Hillary. It will be equally interesting to see how the Maine Green Independent Party weathers the progressive dilemma and makes its way through the world of big league politics as a small market team.
Below you see a Taiwan political race and you see Green Party partnered with what in Taiwan is called social Democratic Party. Remember, nations around the world use all kinds of names like progressive or democratic that has nothing to do with our US politics. Clinton neo-liberalism in Asia would be called social Democratic. Think how Bill Clinton took our US Democratic Party at the height of being SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC IN THE 1980s-1990s when Reagan Republicanism brought right-leaning Democrats to Reagan----Bill Clinton sold himself as a great, bit SOCIAL DEMOCRAT----AS DID OBAMA IN 2008.
In all nations with International Economic Zones there is this dynamic-----a party calling itself social Democratic and one calling itself GREEN PARTY and they are often partnered.
If you see the global Green Party as simply the policies tied to NEW WORLD ORDER---- creating the global social structures ----you see they complement the neo-liberals focused on the Wall Street and building of global corporate campuses. This is why GREEN PARTY in Baltimore push the Land Trust policies that will simply become worker housing on global corporate campuses like UnderArmour......they are fine with corporatized K-university-----they never talk about international economic zone policy for Baltimore.
Taiwan is a very corporate and right leaning society-----
Social Democratic Party, Green Party form political union to increase chanceses
August 18, 2015, 12:01 am TWN
TAIPEI -- Taiwan's Green Party and Social Democratic Party (SDP) announced Monday that they have formed a political union to increase their chances of winning legislative seats in the election next year. Representatives of the two parties signed a memorandum of understanding that day, agreeing to form the alliance and jointly field candidates for district and legislator-at-large seats in the ninth legislative elections to be held on Jan. 16, 2016.
"We hope to move into the Legislature by uniting 'third-party forces' that share similar ideals," the parties said in a joint statement.
The parties said their goal is to ensure that neither the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) nor the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) gains a majority in the Legislature, in order to "change the old politics that favor corporations and have no regard for the disadvantaged and the minorities."
Over the past 15 years, both the KMT and DPP have leaned toward large corporations, and have harmed the environment and human and labor rights, the parties said, adding that Taiwan needs opposition parties that stand with the laborers, environment, sexual minorities and other disadvantaged groups.
"We are uniting together to safeguard Taiwan, safeguard our homeland and safeguard our values (to stand with) the disadvantaged," Fan Yun (范雲), convener of the SDP and associate professor of sociology at National Taiwan University, said at a press conference.
Green Party Taiwan co-convener Lee Ken-cheng (李根政) said it took over six months of negotiations before the parties agreed to form the union.
The legislative elections will be held next year along with the presidential election.
A political party or union of parties must win at least 5 percent of the valid votes to win any of the 34 legislator-at-large seats in the 113-seat Legislature. The "constituency" legislators will account for 73 of the total, with the remaining six going to aboriginal representatives.
The Social Democratic Party was formed on March 29 of this year and has not yet gone through any elections. Its members include professors, lawyers and representatives of non-profit organizations.
It supports higher wages for workers, higher taxes on business magnates and the wealthy, equal rights for gays, and fairness and transparency in politics, and is against capital punishment.
The Green Party Taiwan, established on Jan. 25, 1996, has fought in many elections but has won only two local council seats — in Hsinchu County and Taoyuan City — during the local government elections late last year.
The Green Party Taiwan is a member of the Asia-Pacific Greens Federation and is focused on fighting against environmental, labor and other injustices.
I outed Joshua Harris as being tied to Wall Street Baltimore Development early on---when I spotted him at none other than the Johns Hopkins Mayoral Forum ----you don't get invited to this one if not a team player.
The second thing I saw right away was -----he is an Obama hometown recruit! I knew he was an Obama candidate in the race right away-----and that was his connection to the inside track of Baltimore Development election events. Below you see where Harris started as a Obama neo-liberal before changing to the GREEN PARTY.
Joshua Harris, a recent entrant into the race for the Democratic nomination for mayor of Baltimore.
Harris, a Chicago native, came to Baltimore almost four years ago,
Statement from 2016 Mayoral Candidate Joshua Harris on Political Party Change
Posted by Andy Ellis 57sc on February 19, 2016Joshua Harris, Green Party candidate for Mayor of Baltimore has released a statement explaining why he changed his party affiliation and joined the Green Party. You can read the whole statement on Joshua's website.
Harris joins Emanuel McCray and David Marriott as candidates in the Baltimore Green Party primary process.
Harris will be having a community conversation Saturday 2/20/2016 at 11:00 AM.
Joshua Harris has used the same Clinton neo-liberal talking points throughout----they are made to sound social Democratic but they are the same corporate structures-----never talks against the current conditions for schools in Baltimore and using the far-right policy of WRAP-A-ROUND as the dismantling of the public structures in our school system. So, he came on as a raging Obama neo-liberal early on----and black voters interested in him did not understand why he changed parties. He wants to win----so he made himself the top of a smaller group of candidates in the Green Party----I think all the others are no longer promoted----as Margaret Flowers is the Maryland spokeswoman for the Green Party in Baltimore.
So now Joshua is all about Jill Stein for President and all of the Green Party platform----having NEVER MENTIONED BERNIE SANDERS UNTIL THIS BALTIMORE RALLY FOR BERNIE THIS WEEKEND. There Joshua Harris and his wife are----right at the front of a Bernie Sanders rally carrying the Bernie sign----FEELING THE BERN. He was announced at the end of the rally by a group tied to Wall Street Baltimore Development and Obama neo-liberals----the BERNIE candidate for Mayor of Baltimore. Cindy Walsh had to demand to speak at this event----as the only candidate having even mentioned Bernie Sanders in Baltimore ever.
But focuses a lot of his attention on big business and pushing developers to truly invest --------Wall Street all the way.
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City Paper doesn't endorse candidates but in the vast field of 29 candidates running for mayor, many of them seeking elected office for the first time, a few candidates caught our attention. Joshua Harris, who CP reporters first ran into at The Crown, is a smart, provocative reformer who works in the arts.................................................................. but focuses a lot of his attention on big business and pushing developers to truly invest in the community. He's a long-shot, but we're watching him. (Click here for details.)
Doesn't sound very social Democratic to me------I never felt the Bern with Joshua!
Joshua Harris for Mayor: Time to End One-Party Rule In Baltimore
Posted by Margaret Flowers for Senate 36sc on March 10, 2016Joshua Harris is a rising star in Baltimore politics and could up-end one-party rule that has existed in Baltimore since the 1940s. Harris is seeking the nomination of the Green Party in a three way race in a primary that begins April 2nd and will be completed on May 1st.
Margaret Flowers said: "The CityPaper did Baltimore a great service by recognizing that Joshua Harris could bring the kind of fresh ideas that are needed in Baltimore. Harris works with the people of Baltimore at the community level and will bring bottom-up ideas to the city. Rather than being stuck within the confines of the thinking of the Democratic Party, which has led the city in a downward spiral for decades, Joshua is translating the views of people at the community level into new policies that will transform the city, so the government no longer serves only wealthy developers but puts the people and communities first."
The Baltimore CityPaper published its power rankings for mayoral candidates in Baltimore and put Joshua Harris on top, describing him as "a smart, provocative reformer who works in the arts but focuses a lot of his attention on big business and pushing developers to truly invest in the community." They gave him the strongest arrow up. The only other candidate of 29 running to get an arrow up was Elizabeth Embry.
In a longer article about Harris they show he understands the roots of the crises Baltimore faces. Harris says "What caused the uprising in April was a juxtaposition of massive amounts of wealth up against massive amounts of poverty." And he points to why this year's election is Baltimore is so important because it "is one that will determine how we move forward as a city...It will determine whether or not our institutions and elected leadership are serious about creating One Baltimore or will it forever be an elusive dream blocked by corporate interest only concerned with profit margins and institutional expansion."
Harris is running for the Green nomination against Emanuel McCray - who works with United Workers on housing, fair development and living wages - and David Marriott, a former police officer and entrepreneur who seeks to reform the police department.
The Green Party does not have a tax-payer funded primary. It begins the process with mail-in ballots on April 2nd and ends it on May 1st with in-person voting. The procedures for how the Green Party votes can be seen on their website.