"The value is we bring new issues to the table and we can win this," said Hawkins. "Jesse Ventura won in Minnesota. He started at 5 percent and he ended up winning in 1998. I'm at 6 percent now and we got a long way to go,"
The most remarkable thing about this is that the press is covering him. Things are beginning to shift. Read below the fold...
I'm not going to get into speculating about what the Working Families Party may or may not do, beyond saying that with the union leadership telling them they;re on their own, they probably won't do much.Read below the fold...
Green Party goes to Albany! Join the Green Party and thousands of other activists in Albany to tell Governor Cuomo and other state legislators to BAN FRACKING. The rally begins at 11:30 AM on the middle of the concourse at the Empire State Plaza. It will be before the Governor delivers his official State of the State address.
Readers, if any of you are able to go to this, please post about your experiences. Read below the fold...
[9:05PM EST Low turnout in NY-9. Live election results from AP. Kos thread here; bring a boatload of salt. 11:52PM Weprin trails, SWP lower than the polls, count as slow as molasses, I'm going to bed. -- lambert]
Workers Defend Their Rights in Wisconsin & Ohio
No on SB-5 Rally, Medina, Ohio
SN5 Rally Youngstown Ohio
SB5 Rally Youngstown Ohio 3/30/2011
Senate Bill 5 Rally
Anti-SB5 Anthem: Come on Kasich, Don't sell us out!
AFSCME Ohio United We Stand
Mike Williams Ellet Town Hall Meeting Pt 2of2
An Open Letter to Andrew Cuomo from Howie Hawkins via email:
December 30, 2010
Dear Governor Cuomo,
Congratulations on your election.
During our recent Gubernatorial contest, we emphasized different approaches as to how best restore the state's fiscal health and to reduce the onerous impact of local property taxes. But as you prepare to start your administration, it is critical that the long term needs of our state take priority over the political rhetoric that dominates election campaigns.Read below the fold...
By David Swanson
"Prophecy" is the title of a new play by Karen Malpede, and I'm here to attempt the unamerican task of telling you to see it without telling you it's a comedy. In fact, I'm going to confess that I had to take a break from it and recover before I could write about it. I felt like I'd taken a blow with an enormous sledge hammer, even though I knew that a whole orchestra of smaller instruments had produced what I was feeling.
It was not a bad feeling, not an undesirable feeling. The play is a thing of beauty, and not all beauty fits into that Hollywood sensation of wouldn't-such-a-thing-be-sweet-but-I-bet-they're-divorced-in-a-year-and-I-shouldn't-have-had-that-last-gallon-of-coke. Read below the fold...
UPDATE: Letter to the Rochester City Paper: Tasini's a better option for the Senate
A potential Democratic primary to replace Hillary Clinton still looks wide open, with 40% of voters saying in today’s Quinnipiac poll they have no idea who to back among Kirsten Gillibrand, Jonathan Tasini and Harold Ford.
Gillibrand is maintaining a big lead on Ford and the liberal Tasini, topping them 36% to 18% to 4% for Tasini.Read below the fold...
Last time around, pitted against Hillary Rodham Clinton, he was the 17 percent man, gathering that percentage of the vote in the 2006 Democratic primary.
Winning 17% of the vote against a Democratic icon like Hillary Clinton is actually a huge achievement. Remember, the Democratic Primary would have been held in September of 2006, back in the days when we thought more Democrats would solve our problems.
Issues: Read below the fold...