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A Better Government is Possible: Women Leading the Way in Left Electoral Success

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by Ursula Rozum

As the planet burns, inequality accelerates and political elites slash public budgets, it should be no surprise that new political forces are emerging to challenge the status quo and provide solutions to today’s largest crises. Activists often disagree on whether participating in elections is a worthy use of our limited resources and energy.  Regardless of your attitude towards elections, the recent, high profile electoral success of women who clearly identify with the political left can give us  hope that a different kind of politics is possible.


Educate, Agitate, Organize: SPC IN ACTION

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compiled by Jessica Azulay

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

New York 2014 Draft State Energy Plan Hearing

Thu, Mar 6, 2014 11:00am
Syracuse SUNY College of Environment Science and Forestry (ESF)

In January, the New York Energy Planning Board released the long-awaited draft State Energy Plan. The draft plan sets a goal for 80% greenhouse-gas reductions by 2050, but has very few details on how state policy-makers plan to achieve that goal. The draft plan promotes the increased use of fracked gas from neighboring states and more natural gas infrastructure.

GMO-Free-CNY Screening of Genetic Roulette

Sun, Mar 23, 2014 6:00pm
ArtRage Galley 505 Hawley Ave. Syracuse NY 13208

How to Get Involved: 

Please join us for our monthly meeting! Come to share some creative ideas, engage in a productive discussion, and become part of the GMO-Free-CNY movement.

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/237672763082441/



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).


Two Row Wampum Travels the Hudson

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by Andy Mager

The Two Row Wampum trek down the River Which Flows Both Ways (also called the Hudson) was a truly remarkable journey. It was the centerpiece of the year-long Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign.

Speak Out Against Police Brutality

Wed, Aug 21, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Southwest Community Center, 401 South Ave, Syracuse 13204

Outreach Training

Wed, Jun 19, 2013 7:30pm - 9:00pm
2013 E Genesee St. Syracuse NY 13210

Interactive workshop to brush up on outreach skills as we approach the summer tabling season.


Justice Center Still Under Scrutiny for Custodial Deaths

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by Bruce Peak

On August 6, 2010, Raul Pinet died in custody from “asphyxia during restraint” at the Onondaga County Justice Center while being detained by the Sheriff’s Department.


The Central New York Drone-Industrial Complex

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Gavin Caster