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STEIN: Obama betrays country by appointing big corporate donors to important offices

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

In the last week, President Obama announced three critical appointments tarnished by banking scandals, bailouts, lobbying and bundling.  Penny Pritzker, a billionaire heiress embroiled in banking failure and labor abuse, was named to head Commerce. Michael Froman, a managing director at Citigroup during its collapse and bailout, was appointed to take on the job of U.S. Trade Representative. And Tom Wheeler, venture capitalist and former communications-industry lobbyist, has been named to chair the Federal Communications Commission.

BOLGER, SWANSON: Stay out of Syria

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Statement of Leah Bolger, Secretary of Defense and David Swanson, Secretary of Peace, of the Foreign Affairs Branch of the Green Shadow Cabinet:

The Obama administration has seemingly painted itself into yet another military corner by announcing that use of chemical weapons by Syria would constitute a red line that would mandate military action on the part of the United States. Now we are hearing reports that the red line may have been crossed, and some prominent officials are calling for the U.S. to step up its aid to the rebels and/or impose a no-fly zone. Proponents of military action such as Secretary of State John Kerry and hawkish Senator John McCain seem to think that the U.S. can sort out the “good guys” in the Syrian civil war, and use U.S. military assets to help the rebels take down the Assad government.

BARAKA: The struggle for people-centered human rights

Thursday, May 2, 2013

I am honored to accept my appointment as the Public Intervenor for Human Rights as part of the Green Cabinet. I am honored because I believe that the establishment of the Green Cabinet is an innovative attempt to create an alternative popular structure that has the potential for not only galvanizing and reflecting the interests, politics, campaigns and programs of the supporters of the Green ticket from the last election but also the much wider network of organizations and individuals who are part of social justice work in the U.S.

FLOWERS: U.S. punishes India for placing public health before corporate profits

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Statement of Green Shadow Cabinet Secretary of Health, Dr. Margaret Flowers:

The U.S. Trade Report released yesterday continues to hold India in Priority Watch Status because India is not caving in to pressure from pharmaceutical corporations who want to sell high-priced patented medications in India. For the past decade, India has taken the lead in producing low-cost generic medications to meet important areas of need such as the treatment of infectious diseases. India also has a strict approval process for patented medications such that new pharmaceuticals must actually prove that they are more effective than current drugs before being approved.

JUSTICIA: Derechos completos para trabajadores migrantes en el Día Internacional del Trabajo

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Una declaración por Gloria Meneses Sandoval, Secretaria de Inmigración, para el Gabinete de Sombra Verde . . .

El Acta de 2013 llamada Seguridad Fronteriza, Oportunidad Económica, y Modernización de Inmigración (Número 744-Senado) es un documento de 844 páginas presentado por el  grupo llamado “Pandilla de 8” –consistiendo de 4 Demócratas y 4 Republicanos.  El nombre actual de esta propuesta ley debería ser la Militarización de Frontera, Identificación Nacional, Subsidio a Corporaciones y Prisiones, y Acta de Ley de Separación de Familias.

JUSTICE: Full rights for immigrant workers on May Day

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

A statement of Gloria Meneses Sandoval, Secretary of Immigration, for the Green Shadow Cabinet on May Day, 2013 . . .

En español

The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (S. 744), is an 844 page document presented by the so-called “Gang of 8” – consisting of four Democrats and four Republican Senators. The actual name of this bill should be the Border Militarization, National ID, Corporate and Prison Subsidy, and Family Separation Act. In place of full citizenship, this Act attempts to stabilize and maintain the second-class status of non-citizen immigrants.

RELEASE: Green Shadow Cabinet resists drones in Empire State

April 25, 2013

(SYRACUSE) Members of the newly formed Green Shadow Cabinet, an independent voice in U.S. politics representing the views of super majorities of the American people that are ignored by the corporate duopoly, will be participating in this weekend's anti-drones convergence in Syracuse NY called "Resisting Drones, Global War and Empire," April 26th - 28th. This event has also been endorsed by the Green Party of New York State, and many local Green Party members will be in attendance.

RELEASE: On Earth Day "Another Government is Possible"

April 22, 2013

(EARTH DAY 2013) Dr. Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala, the 2012 Green Party presidential and vice-presidential nominees, marked the beginning of Earth Week by announcing a new Green Shadow Cabinet that will serve as an independent voice in U.S. politics, putting the needs of people and protection of the planet ahead of profits for big corporations. The Cabinet will operate in the tradition of shadow cabinets in other countries, such as the United Kingdom and France, responding to actions of the government in office, and demonstrating that another government is possible.

STEIN & HONKALA: Announcing the Green Shadow Cabinet on Earth Day

Monday, April 22, 2013

Over the past decade it’s become increasingly clear that the foundations of civilization – even life as we know it – are nearing collapse. The political establishment that created this crisis is making it worse, fostering economic austerity and climate catastrophe while they squander trillions on wars, Wall Street bailouts and massive fossil fuel subsidies.