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Howie Hawkins is retired Teamster living in Syracuse, New York. The first U.S. candidate to campaign for a Green New Deal while running for New York governor in 2010, he recently formed an exploratory committee to run for the Green Party nomination for president in 2020. He has been an organizer in peace, justice, labor, and the environmental movements since the late 1960s and was a co-founder of the Green Party in the United States. His articles on politics, economics, and environmental issues have appeared in Against the Current, Green Politics, International Socialist Review, New Politics, Peace and Democracy News, Z Magazine, and other publications.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 2, 2010 A Green New Deal for New York
The Democratic leadership has abandoned the party's New Deal legacy, nationally and in its New York birthplace. Greens are picking up the New Deal torch, recovering its public investment, full employment, and universal health care goals, and "greening" it with ecological sustainability and economic democracy. Progressive tax reform - making Wall Street bailout Main Street - is key to a Green New Deal for New York.
(34 comments) SHARE Friday, January 1, 2010 2010: Third Party Time for Progressives and Independents?
Progressives angry at the Democrats for repeated concessions to corporate interests are now debating their options: defend the Democrats from attacks by the Right, primary conservative Democrats, pressure the Democrats with protest movements? This article argues that a progressive third party would be the most powerful and effective option.