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Happy May Day From the Party of Labor

green party earthflowerFrom Green Party US:

Today the Green Party celebrates May Day, also known as International Workers’ Day.

The Green Party platform calls for a living wage for all workers (much higher than the $10.10 per hour proposed by President Obama), the rights to unionize, collectively bargain, and strike, and a comprehensive package of rights for workers.

We recognize that workers are responsible for our nation’s wealth and middle class. We oppose the efforts of the wealthiest 1%, and the corporations and politicians they own, to dismantle organized labor and the American middle class. Our solidarity with labor has led to more Green Party candidates earning the support of organized labor each election cycle.

Greens around the country are participating in May Day events this week, including in the District of Columbia, Philadelphia, and other cities across the country. Continue Reading

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Gainesville Sun on Jill Stein at May Day Rally

The Gainesville Sun covered the May Day Rally there, noting the presence of Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein:

During the rally just off one of the city’s busiest intersections, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein expressed disillusionment with President Barack Obama — describing the 2009 stimulus package as a tax break for corporations and the wealthy that did little to create jobs for the working class.

Stein, who was in Gainesville on a campaign swing, called for the elimination of tax cuts for the wealthy, higher corporate gains taxes, a financial transactions tax on Wall Street, a sharp reduction in military spending, universal health care and a jobs and infrastructure construction program akin to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal.

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Roseanne Barr Supports May Day Strike

From the Roseanne Barr Campaign:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ROSEANNE FOR PRESIDENT 2012
May 1, 2012

Green Party Presidential Candidate, Roseanne Barr supports Occupy Wall Street’s call for a Nationwide Strike on May 1.

The Occupy Movement has called for No Work, No School, No Banking, No Shopping, No Chores and Taking to the Streets for a full day of Direct Actions.

On September 17th, 2011, Ms. Barr visited Occupy Wall Street during their first day of Direct Action and addressed the crowd there.


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Three upcoming Green Party of Philadelphia events

The Green Party of Philadelphia has three events in the next two weeks.  First, they will be demonstrating against fracking on Earth Day.  Next, they will be holding a monthly meeting.  Finally, on May Day they will be having a community celebration.  More details below.

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