Conference video–No War 2017: War and the Environment

The conference No War 2017: War and the Environment occurred on Sept 22-24 in Washington, D.C. Several videos are now available online, including workshops on How the Internet Changes Activism, Creative activism, Educational Approaches to Foster Political Engagement for Peace and Planet, etc. You can also find the videos on the conference YouTube page.

Here is a link to the plenary discussion to get you started:

And, as a bonus, here is an interview with Dr. Jill Stein:

 

 

 

El Paso Green Party & Democratic Socialist of America Mayoral Candidate Forum

Join us as we collaborate with the Democratic Socialist of America -Chuco Del Norte on our upcoming mayoral candidate forum.

When: April 1st

Where: Rockhouse Art Gallery 400 W. Overland

https://www.facebook.com/events/1653820981588541/

Commission limiting Presidential Debates to only Democrats and Republicans losing one- third of board

An article on Independent Voter News (IVN) reports that the Commission on Presidential Debates is losing one-third of its members. Meanwhile a lawsuit is pending that seeks to keep the Commission from preventing third-party candidates from participating. This exclusion of third-parties is arguably one of the biggest factors preventing third- parties from gaining a larger foothold in presidential race and national level politics. 

For more details, read the full article on IVN.

Pipeline Update: Comanche Trail

Recent activists in El Paso, including some local Green Party members, have made progress in opposing the continued construction of Comanche Trail Pipeline. A petition update on Change.org states: “The Comanche Trail Pipeline has been delayed again, and now we have an opportunity to stop this pipeline in its tracks by as early as December 19th.” According to the petition update, the pipeline company Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) must provide evidence to the El Paso Water Improvement District that the pipeline complies with all water district requirements, or the company must leave water district property.

Local water protectors gathered to oppose the Comanche Trail Pipeline construction.

The El Paso Green Party supports efforts to reduce dependence on fossil fuels that contribute to pollution and global climate change. The party also supports efforts to ensure safety of water resources.