Voices from Russia

Saturday, 12 November 2016

WE DO NOT CONSENT

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This is a rowdy Greek Orthodox monk at an anti-austerity protest… follow the good father… lift up your voice… the Church is NOT the lickspittle of the rightwing… as much as the konvertsy may want that…

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This government is premised upon the concept of “consent of the governed”.

We Do Not Consent

The Green Party didn’t wilt before the DNC, Hillary Clinton, or the corporate media. The Green Party won’t wilt before a Trump presidency, either. We call for sustained and organized resistance to president-elect Donald Trump and the rise of right-wing extremism in the USA. We won’t bow down or fall in line to the corporate leadership of the Democratic or Republican parties, with their endless wars for oil, disastrous trade deals, and support for Wall Street that crashed the economy and devastated the lives of millions.

We Do Not Consent

We’ll stand for people, peace, and planet, OVER profits. You supported us, and we’re grateful. Over 1.2 million voted for the Stein/Baraka presidential ticket. Because of you, we won many state victories… not the least of which was the passage of ranked-choice voting in Maine and Benton County, Oregon as well as marijuana legalization in six states and calls to abolish corporate constitutional rights in CA and WA. You even helped us keep ballot lines for 2018 in CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, HI, LA, ME, MD, MI, MS, MO, NM, NY, OR, PA, SC, VT, WV, and WI. You stood for us and with us. We stood with you. Now…

We must ALL STAND TOGETHER

Now is NOT the time to lose heart…now is the time to take action. Now is the time to seek out your local Green Party, to join forces, to lend a hand. We must educate, agitate, and organise. Historic change movements always begin with the actions of a few. As Margaret Mead said:

Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.

To build the party we want, to change this nation, and shift the political conversation forever, we must build social movements in the streets AND an electoral arm at the ballot box. The Green Party aspires to be that electoral arm… the voice of our movements. We’re prepared to be an instrument for power to the people. We represent the new politics of integrity that must rise up and replace this rotten two-party system.

We’re The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For

We will continue to build this movement long after the election. How? We’re opening campaign schools to help ordinary people learn how to run as Greens in local races and win. We’re supporting state and local candidates as well, with more infrastructure and more volunteers. We call for a peaceful, non-violent revolution by those who were shut out of this terrible election by the leadership of both corporate political parties. We do NOT consent to Donald Trump and rightwing rule. We do NOT consent to the Establishment and to corporate rule. We do NOT consent to Empire. Be a part of our movement and be a part of history.

We have much work to do. Let’s do it. Together.

Gloria Mattera

Stein/Baraka 2016 Campaign Chairman

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