Monthly Archives: February 2015

Florida Fight for $15 Coalition Meeting for 4/15 in Pinellas Park!

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Join us at the upcoming Florida Fight for $15 coalition meeting at Good Samaritan Church, 6085 Park Boulevard North, Pinellas Park, FL 33781 on Feb 26th  at 7 pm. Get involved in the upcoming largest low-wage workers protests in American history on 4/15 (Apr 15, 2015).

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Working families have endured decades of stagnant incomes. We are increasingly forced to choose between keeping a roof over our heads, paying our bills or feeding our kids. Meanwhile, corporate executives earn ever-increasing salaries ― precisely because wages for everyone else have stayed the same.

On April 15, we’ll be joining the largest low-wage worker protests in modern American history to call for $15 an hour and a union.

We’re taking to the streets to participate in dozens of historic demonstrations in cities across the country to say “enough is enough!”

We’re fed up with working families being forced to survive on poverty wages, while being exploited by companies raking in billions of dollars of profit. On April 15, 2015, we are taking to the streets. We need you there with us.

Links

Fight for $15 Website

Facebook

Fight for $15

Fight for 15 Florida

Twitter

Fight for $15

 

Florida Fight for $15 Endorsement

You Gulf Coast Greens just endorsed Florida Fight for $15 and we’re rallying support for the upcoming 4/15 protest in Tampa! On April, 15 2015, we’ll be joining the largest low-wage worker protests in modern American history to call for $15 an hour and a union.

Florida Fight for $15

How do you get more information?

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FightFor15FL

Twitter: https://twitter.com/fightfor15fl

National Site: http://fightfor15.org/

Link to our endorsement: Fight for $15 Endorsement

Text of our endorsement (below):

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Dear Fight for $15 Tampa,

I am contacting you on behalf of the Gulf Coast Greens. The Gulf Coast Greens are a coalition of activists and organizers building a network of Greens, coalition partners and our supporters to forward the Green progressive movement in Florida in a broad way. The Greens support the eradication of poverty and our platform calls for it via Universal Basic Income (UBI) which is garnering support from notable Libertarians as well. In the meantime and to that end we want to offer material support to movements that address a specific form of poverty (aka: “working” poverty) as well and Fight for $15 is doing just that.

Florida service sector families are in crisis. It’s been an ongoing crisis that has deepened due to the economic downturn combined with 40 years of austerity and wage repression that have eroded family income and have exacerbated the inhumane conditions working families have to endure to survive. The embrace of neo-liberal policies by both major parties (aka: pre-FDR liberalism of the “Old Deal”) makes it clear we aren’t going to simply “elect” our way out of this and movements are required to create the kind of leverage for progressive and reformist efforts to succeed.

Greens are in your midst albeit we haven’t manifested that organizationally yet. We aim to change that. Ending poverty is not going to be easy in a country whose mindset is to simply “manage” poverty and it’s worst symptoms (“poorly” we might add). Working people have less leverage than ever and that’s been by design legislatively and we have to all stand up and lend leverage to economic justice for working people and start unwinding chronic systemic poverty.

To this end, we aim to endorse Fight for $15. We want to build on existing movements and not run anything in parallel that works to divide and fracture the effort. We want to know how we can help and bring people into the movement as well. Let’s explore what’s possible!

Sincerely,

James Jones

Secretary, Gulf Coast Greens

jamjon3@gulfcoastgreens.org

Police Accountability: Green Time TV 466


Rioters burned portions of Ferguson on November 24, 2014, the night of the announcement that Darren Wilson would not be charged for killing Michael Brown. John Chasnoff, of the Don’t Shoot Coalition, Michael T. McPhearson, of Veterans for Peace, and host Don Fitz discuss how protest organizers attempted to work with police prior to that evening. They address ways that police violate law with practices such as intimidations, sending agent provocateurs to demonstrations, limiting protest time and duration, falsely arresting non-violent protestors, and “kettling.”

Green Time 466 includes footage, used with permission, from the movies “#FergusonOctober – St. Louis Police Tear Gas Protestors – October 11, 2014” and “VonDerrit Myers, Jr. – #BlackLifeMatters” which were filmed by Katina Parker for #SpotlightOnFerguson [Info at: igg.me/at/dontshoot]. Green Time TV is produced by the Gateway Greens in conjunction with KNLC Channel 24.

On the Table with the Green Party – The Global Plantation

WHERE do we start ! ? The discussion includes: The right of self determination of oppressed people everywhere. Our two guests are people that SHOULD be on national TV. BOTH have devoted their lives to activism. They are not just picking up on a trend of black lives mattering or Fight for $15. For YEARS they have been out in the streets working towards changing the paradigms up against the self serving spin of the oligarchy.

Rev. Wright is a member of Jill Stein’s Green Shadow Cabinet. Connie is the president of the Black People’s Advancement and Defense Organization & has been someone I have found so empowering. We cover housing, the fact that Florida is # 1 in prosecution of the homeless and just who ARE the REAL terrorists? We mourn Fred Hampton & how the oligarchy works to confuse, divide and conquer the rest of us.

Episode 5 of the second season of On The Table With The Green Party. On The Table With The Green Party is a TV show produced by the Hernando County Green Party.

The show is broadcast in Hillsborough County on TBCN on Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. and repeats on the following Friday at 9:00 p.m.. Please visit our website or Facebook page for more information on the show and where to watch. Links are below.

Guests for this episode are: Rev. Bruce Wright with the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign and Connie Burton with the Black People’s Advancement and Defense Organization.

Randy Toler, a member of the Tampa Green Party, read from the Green Party platform,

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On the Table with the Green Party – The Reality Science Of Climate Change

A USF professor and an environmental lawyer get to tell it like it is On the Table With the Green Party.

Episode 4 of the second season of On The Table With The Green Party. On The Table With The Green Party is a TV show produced by the Hernando County Green Party.

The show is broadcast in Hillsborough County on TBCN on Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. and repeats on the following Friday at 9:00 p.m.. Please visit our website or Facebook page for more information on the show and where to watch. Links are below.

Guests for this episode are: Ralf Brookes, an environmental attorney and Martin Schönfeld, University of South Florida professor, College of Global Sustainability.

Friedemann Buschbeck, coordinator of the Green Party of Tampa, read from the Green Party platform.

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REVOLUTIONARY ROAD RADIO SHOW, FEB 16th @ 10pm


Tonight’s Show will continue with Black History with the continuation of a speech by Cornel West. We also play a speech a leader from the Black Lives Matter Movement did at the Fast Food Worker organizing meeting in Atlanta. Join The Rev. Bruce, as well as Connie Burton, Barb, and Hip Hop Sensation Krown Deon, and Peter Rodriquez live from New York. A new feature to our show is weekly updates on the Fast Food/Low wage worker movement. We will also be talking about the Upcoming Homeless Marathon happening nationwide tomorrow night.

THE REVOLUTIONARY ROAD RADIO SHOW, A Production of the Revolutionary Caucus and Squatter Records, IS A RADIO SHOW COMMITTED TO PROMOTING REVOLUTIONARY RADICAL IDEAS THROUGH POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT, DISCUSSION, MUSIC, ART, AND CULTURE. HOSTED BY REV. BRUCE WRIGHT AND HIP HOP ARTIST KROWN DEON. WITH SPECIAL GUEST CO HOST, HOUSING RIGHTS AND COMMUNITY ACTIVIST CONNIE BURTON. WE BROADCAST Every Moral Mondays AT 10PM ON AM 1340 TAN TALK. (WWW.TANTALK1340.COM). IN ADDITION TO BEING ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB, WE WILL BE SIMULCAST ON 2 OTHER AM STATIONS, PODCASTED, LIVE STREAMED AND BROADCASTED ON YOUTUBE. And it has a download app. by going to tan talk website. EMAIL US FOR DETAILS OR GO TO WWW.TANTALK1340.COM FOR DETAILS.

WE ARE SPONSORED BY ST. PETERSBURG COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE (1624 CENTRAL AVE., ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA, PHONE IS 727 823 1700, Genaro Coffee Company (1047 Central Ave. St. Petersburg, Florida, ph is 727 202 6956,
St. Petersburg Catholic Worker House (www.facebook.com/societyofstgemmagalginicatholicworkerhouse), My Place in Recovery addictions recovery and thrift store (727) 244 0427 , Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign (www.economichumanrights.org) , UHURU Solidarity Committee (www.apscuhuru.org), and Refuge Ministries and LRNA (www.lrna.org), and STUDENTS FOR A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY AT USF ST. PETE (www.facebook.com/studentsforademocraticsociety-usfsp), Socialist Party USA, TAMPA BAY CHAPTER, and the Pinellas Greens. If you want to sponsor or know more, Call 727 278 1547 for info.

Show topics will include the Police State, Police Brutality, Hip/Hop and Punk as revolutionary art forms, anti-war and peace, racism, sexism, homophobia, poverty and class, the Prison Industrial Complex, dismantling Capitalism, Radical Poetry and Art, artist interviews, interviews with activists, writers, musicians, historians and poets, localism and mutualism, decentralized authority, consensus and decision making, radical ecology and egalitarianism. JOIN THE REVOLUTION!!

Support a Green with Green

KentMesplaywithKids

Message from the candidate (1/24/15):

Please contribute, and spread the word that I am running. With your help we can run earlier and harder than ever to turn this country around and actually begin to have a government “of by and for the PEOPLE”!

Fan-out this fan page by sending out:

https://www.facebook.com/prezkent

Note that the “Donate” button is under the star to the left.

I will run full-time,once the sufficient level of support comes in that would enable me to retire early and become engaged, daily, in important political work:

Building the Green Party, improving government and getting lobbying (bribery) out of politics; Advancing Sustainability as a Security Measure, especially in light of Climate Change and Global Economic Crises; and seeing that U.S. Tribes get their fair share via Treaty advocacy and enforcement.

The bigger picture is that my life’s work involves helping save rain-forests and other “undeveloped” areas and helping with indigenous representation and protection. When we live sustainably we are being responsible.  Native people are currently under attack and are losing their “life, liberty and pursuit of happiness” in part as a consequence of the “civilized ones” being disconnected to the earth and living in a short-sighted manner based upon (over-)consumption. Our species has “lost” half its ethno-sphere! Greens value Nature and Diversity. We would do well to heed the wisdom of earth-connected ancient cultures, not destroy them!

One cannot run a campaign without money and organization. So…help me organize! Spread the word and be generous with your contribution(s). (Please note that such contributions are not tax-deductible.) I am registered with the F.E.C. (Federal Election Commission; Mesplay for President). During my three previous candidacies (2004, 2008, 2012) I worked full-time and couldn’t really RUN! I have many supporters and well-wishers (and “fans”…hey, I didn’t start this page) who deserve an opportunity to easily support me, financially. Well, now you have it! Explore the PayPal button at the star to the left at

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and get this campaign airborne!

Thank You!

REVOLUTIONARY ROAD RADIO SHOW, FEB. 9th at 10pm

The Feb 9th, 2015 Show continues with Black History with the continuation of a speech by Cornel West. We also share a special press conference announcement from Jill Stein regarding running for President under the Green Party Ticket. Additionally, we will be live from Atlanta reporting on the Fast Food Worker fight for $15 minimum wage movement. Join Rev. Bruce as he calls in from Atlanta, as well as Connie Burton, Barb, and Hip Hop Sensation Krown Deon, and Peter Rodriquez live from New York.


THE REVOLUTIONARY ROAD RADIO SHOW, A Production of the Revolutionary Caucus and Squatter Records, IS A RADIO SHOW COMMITTED TO PROMOTING REVOLUTIONARY RADICAL IDEAS THROUGH POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT, DISCUSSION, MUSIC, ART, AND CULTURE. HOSTED BY REV. BRUCE WRIGHT AND HIP HOP ARTIST KROWN DEON. WITH SPECIAL GUEST CO HOST, HOUSING RIGHTS AND COMMUNITY ACTIVIST CONNIE BURTON. WE BROADCAST Every Moral Mondays AT 10PM ON AM 1340 TAN TALK. (WWW.TANTALK1340.COM). IN ADDITION TO BEING ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB, WE WILL BE SIMULCAST ON 2 OTHER AM STATIONS, PODCASTED, LIVE STREAMED AND BROADCASTED ON YOUTUBE. And it has a download app. by going to tan talk website. EMAIL US FOR DETAILS OR GO TO WWW.TANTALK1340.COM FOR DETAILS.

WE ARE SPONSORED BY ST. PETERSBURG COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE (1624 CENTRAL AVE., ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA, PHONE IS 727 823 1700, Genaro Coffee Company (1047 Central Ave. St. Petersburg, Florida, ph is 727 202 6956,
St. Petersburg Catholic Worker House (www.facebook.com/societyofstgemmagalginicatholicworkerhouse), My Place in Recovery addictions recovery and thrift store (727) 244 0427 , Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign (www.economichumanrights.org) , UHURU Solidarity Committee (www.apscuhuru.org), and Refuge Ministries and LRNA (www.lrna.org), and STUDENTS FOR A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY AT USF ST. PETE (www.facebook.com/studentsforademocraticsociety-usfsp), Socialist Party USA, TAMPA BAY CHAPTER, and the Pinellas Greens. If you want to sponsor or know more, Call 727 278 1547 for info.

Show topics will include the Police State, Police Brutality, Hip/Hop and Punk as revolutionary art forms, anti-war and peace, racism, sexism, homophobia, poverty and class, the Prison Industrial Complex, dismantling Capitalism, Radical Poetry and Art, artist interviews, interviews with activists, writers, musicians, historians and poets, localism and mutualism, decentralized authority, consensus and decision making, radical ecology and egalitarianism. JOIN THE REVOLUTION!!

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