A political party's values are never more important than in a time of crisis. This week, President Trump's order to strike a Syrian air base with Tomahawk missiles is one such event.
The mask of empathy
On the face of it, the rationale offered by the administration, that it was punishment for Bashar al-Assad's recent use of chemical weapons, seems, at first, to be reasonable. It can be framed, as the president did in his speech to Americans, as an empathetic duty. No doubt, as witnessed in the corporate media, the message of empathy is one that resonates. It makes converts of many of the loudest Trump-haters.Read more
2016 Green Party Vice Presidential candidate, Ajamu Baraka, on the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech against American militarism in Southeast Asia, calls for a Black Alliance for Peace. Here's an excerpt:
What is needed is a Black Alliance for Peace (BAP).Read more
Under the threat of nasty weather, a few of the Tarrant County Greens participated in the Cowtown Cleanup on April 1. They met at the historic North Side High School at 8 a.m. with other local groups to pick up litter in the surrounding neighborhood and to capture as much recyclable material as possible.
Several student groups from North Side, including a faculty sponsor and some parents, covered the neighborhood wearing their orange t-shirts donated by local event sponsors.Read more