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NEWS - Bernie Sanders strategist Dr. Cornel West now supports Jill Stein. Details on Huffington Post.

Jill Stein is again the US Green Party's presidential candidate. Learn about her platform, background, and views on the other candidates...




ACLU's Know Your Rights -
Protests & Demonstrations

Small (29KB) PDF file describing your rights to public free speech and what to avoid. For more visit their site at

Protest Toolkit: For Single-Payer Health Care

1.1MB PDF file created by the Chicago Single-Payer Action Network.

10 Reasons To Oppose Water Privatization

120MB PDF file

Knoxville's Urban Agriculture Code

1.7MB PDF file

Helping The Mentally Ill In Prison - ReThink

440KB PDF file describing the help for the menatlly ill in America's prisons.

The Economics Of A Living Wage

52KB PDF file with good rebuttal of common arguments for keeping America's workforce in poverty.

Best & Worst States For Women

Rankings and methodology included in this small 190kB PDF file.


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.

Platypus Group

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:


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.)

27 Aug Sat 8am - 3:45pm. Tennessee Health Care Campaign Annual Conference 2016. $40. Nashville School of Law, 4013 Armory Oaks Drive, Nashville, TN 37204. Registration required.

27 Aug Sat noon-2pm. The Role of the UN in an Uncertain World. United Nations Association luncheon, and lecture by John Kornblum, former US ambassador to Germany. Location: Belle Meade United Methodist Church, 121 Davidson Road, 37205. $20; reservation by noon August 22.

27 Aug. Sat 4-10pm. BoroPride. LGBTQ celebration in Murfreesboro Square.

30 Aug Tues 6-8:30pm. Open Table: Beginner Outreach Training. This training will introduce you to the basics of outreach to our neighbors experiencing homelessness. We'll discuss needs, goals, and methods as well as our philosophy. If you are considering winter outreach but haven't done it before, this is a great place to start! The Beginner training will cover the basics of how to better understand the complexities of both the personal and systemic aspects of homelessness, how to approach and engage in outreach, how to navigate the resources in Nashville, and how to cultivate reflective listening skills and healthy boundaries.

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Field Coordinator for East TN
Jacqui Sadlo

Voting Precinct Coordinator for Davidson County (24-1)
Beth Dachowski

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.

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About Isa

- Elder Wisdom -

If I learned one thing from the limited time I was able to spend in Kinzua it was that government should be not about winning or controlling but about serving everyone. Government should be about providing for the needs of the least among us. Government should be about finding answers that do not serve only a majority. Government should be about responding to common needs rather then common greed. Government should not be about fighting wars but about providing for the common good.

Bob Smith (Big Tree) February 11th, 2015