Statements of the Green Shadow Cabinet

True Transformation Never Closes Its Doors

Sunday, June 21, 2015

In an article written to illustrate the ridiculously rapid and uncontrollable rising rental rates in Mountain View, CA, a writer humorously laments the fact that six-figure techies are now priced out, as are gentrifiers, who are now finding it too expensive to live in the very place they helped make unaffordable. Meanwhile, across the Bay, a substitute teacher that I call friend stumbles dizzily into my garage. He just got off work. His reward: watching a 24-year-old kid die of gunshot wounds.

San Jose to Host US Social Forum

Sunday, June 21, 2015

On June 24th through June 28th, the country’s most globally rooted convening — the US Social Forum — will be hosted in San Jose. The gathering of the nation’s leading economic and environmental activists is not a conference, although there is a part of it that is an event. The US Social Forum is a process where grassroots organizations come and build a collective vision for the future of the country.

Fast-track Hands the Money Monopoly to Private Banks — Permanently

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

It is well enough that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.                                                                                                                                                                        — Attributed to Henry Ford

Free Trade Deals, Just Another Dirty Secret of the Government

Monday, June 8, 2015


“The TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) is not a secret”, according to President Obama. “Any member of Congress can look at it”. True, but no notes, no pictures, no copies, no discussion. So, of course TPP is not a secret, most everyone with access to any form of media has heard of it, but what's in the text of TPP, that's the secret.

Exit Stage Right ... and Left

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Could the next few years see the break up of the EU with the UK and Greece leaving?

On May 8 the Conservative Party in the UK won an upset electoral victory, gaining an unexpected outright majority of seats in the British Parliament.

The big losers in the election were the UK Labour Party and Liberal Party, both of which occupied ‘centrist’ positions in the election, as they both had consistently for the past several years.

Derailing Amtrak: Tracking the Latest Disaster in the Infrastructure Crisis

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The dangerous underfunding of US infrastructure was underscored by a fatal train derailment on May 12th. The tragedy did not deter the House Appropriations Committee from voting to slash Amtrak funding the very next day. There are ways Congress could fund its massive infrastructure bill without raising taxes. But the conservative-controlled Congress seems to have other plans for the nation’s profitable public assets.