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No More All of the Above Energy Plans!

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by Jessica Azulay

On January 7, 2014, the New York State Energy Planning Board released the 2014 draft New York State Energy Plan. The state releases an Energy Plan every four years to map out New York’s energy future. Unfortunately, the 2014 Draft State Energy Plan does not represent the sea-change in energy policy that New York needs to confront the global climate crisis, mounting pollution, public health concerns, or energy affordability.

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SPC in Action

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compiled by Jessica Azulay

Cornel West to Speak in Syracuse

We are thrilled to announce that activist/thinker Dr. Cornel West will be speaking in Syracuse on Sunday, April 27 at 2 pm (doors open at 1:30) at Tucker Missionary Baptist Church, 515 Oakwood Ave., Syracuse as part of  the National Spring Days of Actions Against Drones. Admission is free. His talk will focus on “Connecting the Dots: Racism, Poverty and Drones” and is organized by the Peace Council and Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars.

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A War Economy Perpetuates Poverty

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by Ursula Rozum

Fifty years ago, Lyndon Johnson declared a “War on Poverty,” ambitiously proclaiming that “the richest nation on Earth can afford to win it." Johnson's Great Society programs likely stemmed from his genuine concern for our country's poor, even though he ended up diverting precious resources away from programs of social uplift into the war in Vietnam.

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Educate, Agitate, Organize: SPC IN ACTION

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compiled by Jessica Azulay

“This Has Got to Stop.”
 –Judge Gideon, Town of Dewitt

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20 Years of NAFTA: Struggle, Resistance, and a New Foe

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by Aly Wane

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Corporate news outlets have mostly been touting its success. President Clinton used Fast Track authority in order to ram through this legislation on January 1, 1994. Not all people were blind to the potential negative consequences of this deal, however.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Teach-In

Tue, Jan 28, 2014 7:00pm
ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse, NY

The Trans Pacific Partnership is a major trade pact, much bigger than NAFTA, being negotiated in secret by the US and many other Pacific Rim Countries. Learn more about the TPP and how to get involved in stopping this free trade agreement at our Teach-In. Our panelists for the teach-in will be:

Emily Bishop, New Yorkers Against Fracking.

Frank Cetera, GMO Free CNY, is a local permaculture activist. He works on issues of permaculture, ecology, cooperative business, politics and community.

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Maffei and the Ongoing Bank Bailouts

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by Howie Hawkins

Dan Maffei’s first TV campaign ad in 2012 proclaimed, “Dan Maffei opposed the Wall Street bailout.” But it wasn’t true. I knew that well as Maffei’s Green Party opponent in the 2008 election. On the eve of the first House vote on the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), the Post-Standard published statements by all three of us running for Congress in that race: “Maffei, Sweetland back bailout; Hawkins says investors, not the taxpayers, should eat the losses” (Sept. 26, 2008).

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Capitalism’s Climate COP-out

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by Ursula Rozum and Frank Cetera

Authors’ note: Our goal is to provide an analysis of recent local and global developments in addressing the climate crisis from an ecosocialist perspective, one that seeks an alternative to the current global model of capitalist exploitation—a model that respects democracy, cooperation, and a preservation of the commons.

 

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The Government Shutdown and the Failure of the Two Party System

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by Aly Wane

I’ve repeatedly observed that the entire political spectrum in the US is tilted to the Right in relation to most European democracies. That is, in terms of most European politics, the Democrats would be considered moderates at best (if not moderate conservatives) and the Republicans represent a Far Right sensibility.

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The People vs. “Free” Trade

Can resistance to corporate trade policies help create the movement we need for the better world we want?

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by Ursula Rozum

Author's Note: The following article is written with information from the Green Shadow Cabinet, Citizen Trade Campaign and PopularResistance.org.

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