North Texas Transit Riders

An important organization has taken root in North Texas around the issue of mass transit. Earlier this year, Gary Stuard, co-chair of the Dallas County Green Party and Secretary of the Green Party of Texas, along with a group he founded in the area called System Change Not Climate Change (SCNCC), decided to organize opposition to drastic fare hikes proposed by Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART).

Tarrant County transit riders experienced similar fare hikes during the last year. Known as the "T", Fort Worth's version of mass transit implemented a 20% increase in fares, and even higher spikes in certain categories of riders.

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Immigration Forum in Fort Worth

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On Sunday, August 20, the Tarrant County Green Party sponsored a forum for local residents to learn more about the new immigration enforcement policies that affect their lives and those of their families and neighbors.

A few months ago the local Green Party members determined that the neighborhood known as the city's North Side would become a focus for their service efforts. From discussions held at several meetings, the immigration issue was identified as one of the most pressing.

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GREAT NEWS! Bluestone Energy Withdraws Injection Well Application at Lake Arlington!

Just a quick note to let everyone know that the Texas Railroad Commission issued an Order of Withdrawal on behalf of Bluestone Energy. The application for an injection well to be built met with public pressure and the corporatists pulled back.

A few weeks ago, we published two articles on this subject, asking for public pressure to be brought upon the RR Commission to deny Bluestone's request.

Because of the great work of Ranjana Bhandari and Liveable Arlington, success has been achieved.

Thank you, Greens, for your support as well. Because of public awareness of this intrusion upon our environment, it was turned back. Pressure made the difference!

See this article for reference

And, this one.


Debunking the Pendulum Theory

Democrats and other anti-Trump politicos sense that their prey is in distress. There is growing optimism about the opportunities it presents for the Left.

For instance, some are saying that Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris agreement is an opportunity to seize a moment (see Joe Ware's article in Counterpunch), that in four years, the issue of climate change could be the major topic of the 2020 presidential election, and they believe it would bode well for progressives. 

Others are pushing the moment to pass single payer health care because Trump has been unsuccessful in killing off Obamacare.

Both would be welcome changes, but neither will happen if the Left depends entirely on the momentum of the pendulum.

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