Knoxville Green Party Meetings:
The Green Party of Knox County regularly meets the second Monday of every month from 6:30 - 8:00PM at Barley's in the Old City. Public welcome!!
Democratic Socialists Meeting
The DSA meets the first Monday of every month from 5:30-7:00PM at the Bearden Branch Library's meeting room.
The Platypus Group is a weekly reading/discussion group meeting on campus focused on the problems and possibilities historically inherited by the political Left. Every Thursday 7-9 pm at the Hodges library of the University of Tennessee Knoxville, room 235P on main floor. Website: www.playtpus1917.org
Keep up with what's happening at the Birdhouse Community Center in Knoxville. They have all sorts of creative and political groups & classes!
- Nashville Events -
Events From The Nashville Peace & Justice Center
(For more information on these and more events from the Nashville Peace & Justice Center click here.)
21 July Thurs 6pm? 7pm? Claude AnShin Thomas: From Vietnam Vet to Buddhist Monk. Lecture organized by Veterans for Peace, will be given at Friends Meeting House, 530 26th Ave. N.
24 July Sunday 12:30-3:30 pm. "Same Love, Same Rights" LGBT Wedding Expo. Embassy Suites Hotel, 1220 Conference Center Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN 37129. Free. More info and RSVP at website.
29 July Fri 5pm. Interfaith Oneness Musical Festival. Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music. Food and exhibition at 5pm, music at 6:30pm. Free, but registration required.
30 July Sat noon to 3 pm. Wobblies lecture. Upstairs, Friends Meeting House, 530 26th Ave. N. Watch for additional details. ("Wobblies" is the nickname of IWW, a radical labor organization.)
- Contact -
Feel free to email Isa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Field Coordinator for East TN
Voting Precinct Coordinator for Davidson County (24-1)
For the Memphis Area:
Field Coordinator - Ed Griffith
Brad Hedge - contact directly to have announcements posted
- Platform -
Isa & the Left Open crew are Green Party members that follow the Green Party's progressive platform which includes universal health care and education through the undergraduate college level. Of course, the "green" in the Green Party is a strong, progressive stance against pollution and other corporate malfeasance.
We strongly support grass roots democracy and oppose the current corporatocracy threatening world freedom today. Click here for more details.
- Elder Wisdom -
Within the tribal structure you often had people who displayed the riches of their society. However they were never the chiefs, the peacemakers, the medicine people or the ceremony leaders. Those people were among the poorest because they lived as examples of the giveaway. The sharing of what you have with others who's needs are greater then yours. The tribe supported them knowing that most of what was given to them for their work would in turn be given back to the tribe.
Too bad that today's politicians, MD's, religious leaders and NGO
leaders don't follow this example. Perhaps we need to choose our leaders based on how they live rather then what they say.
Perhaps more people need to show the way. I try to do so.
Bob (Big Tree) Smith