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Scott McLarty has served as media coordinator for the Green Party of the United States and for the DC Statehood Green Party. He has had articles, guest columns, and book reviews published in Roll Call, CommonDreams.org, Z Magazine, Green Horizon, The Progressive Review, In These Times, and several local and community publications and small press. He joined the Green Party in 1996, and in 1998 ran for the Ward 1 seat on the Washington, DC City Council. Mr. McLarty grew up in Long Island, New York, and now lives in Washington, DC.
About That Post-Bernie Movement
The post-nomination Sanders movement will face its first test -- or opportunity -- in September. Will it demand a place for the Green Party nominee in the fall presidential debates? Or will it look the other way while ideas they claim to support are silenced? The legacy of the Sanders campaign should be that its defeat killed illusions that we can ever expect a political revolution to come out of the Democratic Party.
What will Bernie Sanders' supporters do when "We need a political revolution" inevitably turns into "We must vote for the lesser evil"?
Monday, April 13, 2015(14 comments)
Hillary Won't Save Us, Neither Will Bernie or Liz
Despite their obvious differences, the Democratic and Republican parties are both on the wrong side of this century's major crises. 21st-century time bombs like global warming require a drastic change in the U.S. political landscape.
Obamacare and Other Republican Ideas
Obamacare isn't a government takeover of health care, it's a financial-sector takeover of government. The current mood of frustration with the roll-out gives us a perfect opportunity to campaign for Single-Payer as the solution.
Friday, April 19, 2013(4 comments)
The Tar Sands Pipeline and Independent Eco-Politics
350.org's Bill McKibben says we don't have time to challenge two-party rule and build a political alternative like the Green Party that takes the climate threat seriously. In reality, we don't have time not to.
The Election-Year 'Free Market' Scam
Bipartisan talk about the "The Market" too often masks a dangerous extremist ideology that says the chief purpose of government is to serve the demands of top corporations and help them consolidate power, at the expense of the rest of us.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011(10 comments)
The Occupy Movement Must Also Become a Voters' Rebellion
Democratic presidents and party leaders keep adopting more and more Republican agenda while Republican politicians sink deeper into extremism. The crisis won't be solved by intoning "We must vote to reelect Obama because Republicans will be worse" or by denial that voting can have any effect on the future.
Six Big Green Solutions to the Economic Meltdown
How to turn the economy around: a Green public works program, aid for state and muncipal governments, expansion of mass transit, single-payer health care, a peace dividend gained by ending the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, and an end to the wasteful war on drugs.