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In Debate: A Socialist’s Case for Howie Hawkins

As part of our ongoing analysis of the U.S. Green Party, guest writer John Palmucci offers a counter to Ezra Brain's Left Voice article: "A Socialist Case Against Howie Hawkins and the Green Party." Palmucci argues that most criticisms of the Green Party do not apply to its presidential candidate, Howie Hawkins and that socialists should have no qualms with voting for him.

John Palmucci

September 26, 2020

Can the Green Party Be a Vehicle For Socialists? A European Perspective

Howie Hawkins, the presidential candidate of the Green Party, is presenting himself as an alternative to the two parties of the capitalists. But can the Greens help build the socialist movement? A look at the Green Parties of Europe says: no.

Nathaniel Flakin

September 26, 2020

A Socialist Case Against Howie Hawkins and the Green Party

Howie Hawkins, a former UPS worker, Teamster and a committed leftist, is the presidential candidate of the Green Party. He promises eco-socialism --- but the Green Party, even with a left candidate, is not a socialist alternative to the two parties of capital.

Ezra Brain

September 22, 2020

Why Is the Green Party Attempting to Privatize Berlin’s Public Transport?

If we want to reduce carbon emissions, we need to make public transport free. But the transport minister in Berlin, a member of the Green Party, is doing exactly the opposite.

Nathaniel Flakin

May 31, 2020

What Kind of Party Do We Need? Five International Examples

Many people are calling for a new party in the United States. But what kind of party do we need? We rate five international examples: a green party, a democratic socialist party, a neoreformist party, a new anticapitalist party, and a class-independence party.

Nathaniel Flakin

April 26, 2020

The Party We Need: A Revolutionary Socialist Party

We are living in turbulent times. President Trump and the rise of the alt-right are not the only news. Thousands of people have become politically active in the past year, galvanized by the Bernie Sanders campaign and now joining organizations on the left, such as the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), the International Socialist Organization, or Socialist Alternative.

Juan C

May 14, 2017

The Green Party: A Washed-Out Strategy of the Left

Several leftist parties placed their bets on the Greens. Despite favorable conditions for the growth of the Greens, they failed to become the dynamic third party that so many leftists believed they would.

Ioan Georg

December 9, 2016

A Green Revolution?

As we approach the 2016 elections, many on the US have rallied behind the candidacy of Jill Stein. Should the left support her campaign and is the Green Party a useful tool for advancing socialist politics?

Ian Steinman

November 1, 2016

Nothing to Lose But Our Chains: A Working Class Program

Since Sanders stepped out of the presidential race at the DNC, throwing full support behind Hillary Clinton, a broad range of left, socialist groups and Sanders supporters have been casting their gazes to the Green Party. A CNN poll in early August showed Stein with a projected 5 percent of the total vote, and 13 percent of the vote from would-be Sanders supporters. For more than a few left and socialist groups, Jill Stein is being put forward as the best option come November. In this article, we return to the bare-bone idea of party and program needed to advance the interests of the workers and oppressed.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

August 31, 2016