Statements of the Green Shadow Cabinet

Publicly subsidizing private schools is destroying community schools

Friday, October 24, 2014

Over twenty years ago, a group of education policymakers and politicians came together and created a fundamentally flawed policy of providing a public subsidy for private schools in Milwaukee. This subsidy program is now poised for statewide implementation, and unlike twenty years ago, we can now say with great certainty that this program is contributing to the systemic destruction of public education in Wisconsin.

The Eurozone’s ‘New Austerity Model’

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

In the coming weeks and months, as the Eurozone economy weakens still further, it is likely that debates and splits within the Eurozone capitalist elites will continue to intensify.

The Eurozone economy has never really recovered from the 2008-09 financial crash and recession. Austerity policies—that played a major role in preventing a sustained Eurozone economic recovery for the past five years—are now evolving into still newer forms. 

Uniting to Transform US Policing

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Throughout the nation the issue of police brutality, including killings of unarmed people, is a common problem. It is part of a criminal enforcement system that has pitted police against people in ways that are very destructive to the fabric of the nation.  DOJ is taking or has taken action involving three dozen law enforcement agencies during the Obama era.

Restoring Privacy in Era of Big Data

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Without strong privacy and security protections for individuals, costs of the 21st Century digital disruption appear to outweigh benefits. Our identity is fundamentally our intellectual and spiritual property. Corporations protect their intellectual property with trade secret laws, yet laws don't afford the same privacy rights to people. 

Democracy on Trial in Michigan October 27

Monday, October 13, 2014

Rev. Edward Pinkney of Benton Harbor, Michigan will go to trial on October 27 for circulating recall petitions against pro-corporate Mayor James Hightower. Rev. Pinkney is a longtime community leader who ran for Congress as a Green Party candidate in 2008. He was charged with “voter fraud” for allegedly altering dates on the petitions and now faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

Code Black Alert: The Execution of John Crawford III – Killer Cops are Back on the Street

Sunday, October 12, 2014

"[African Americans] had for more than a century before been regarded as beings of an inferior order, and altogether unfit to associate with the white race, either in social or political relations; and so far inferior, that they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect; and that the negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for his benefit. He was bought and sold, and treated as an ordinary article of merchandise and traffic, whenever a profit could be made by it.” – Dred Scott decision (1857)