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Dealing With Tea Partiers

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We all have to deal with the typical right-winger who gets all their news from Rush, The Donald, and the millionaire preacher du jour. Some will not be ignored. For these stalwarts check out the false logic, bad science, and fantasy numbers they use to make the right-wing stance seem credible...




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.


Annual State Meeting

The Green Party of Tennessee is holding its annual meeting on Saturday, April 18th, 11am-3pm at Long Hunter State Park in Middle Tennessee. State officers will be elected. Meeting is open to the public.

Campaign Workshop

Campaign Training Workshop By The Tennessee Women's Political Caucus

Saturday, April 18, 1-3PM
600 Henley Street #313, Knoxville, TN 37902

Are you thinking of running for office?

Interested in working on a campaign?

Or, just want to learn more about the campaign process?

Join us and hone your campaign skills to run, staff, or volunteer! Our state's leading political experts will show you what you need to run a winning campaign. Details


Come and participate in Earthfest activities in Downtown Knoxville on Saturday, April 18, at World's Fair Park. Be there to discover great resources for green living in Knoxville! Details here.

Kickstand will be leading bicycle rides from their shop at Broadway & Glenwood to EarthFest at World's Fair Park. It's only some 5 miles and goes through Downtown Knoxville. Join a Kickstand ride by just showing up at their shop at either 11:30AM or 1:00PM on Saturday. Arrive early to have your bike checked out.

Democratic Socialist's Meeting

Monday, April 20th, 5:30-7:00PM. Bearden Branch Library meeting room.

On the basis of the survey results, responses at the March 2 meeting, and the one-to-one meetings with individuals that we have had, we are recommending that we formally establish a Knoxville-area DSA organizing committee, effective next month.

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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

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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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- News -

Green Party: National anti-discrimination legislation covering sexual orientation and identity is necessary to strengthen marriage equality

Major League Baseball Begins Mandatory Domestic Violence Prevention Training

US Ranks 16th Worldwide on 2015 Social Progress Index

The GOP Hates Bikes

Over $840K Goes To Hateful Pizzeria

Electoral Action Conference

Nuclear Threat Escalating Beyond Political Rhetoric

Green Party urges passage of bills giving vote to ex-felons

Salvadoran Maquila Plants Use Gang Members to Break Unions

Gates Foundation's Seed Agenda in Africa 'Another Form of Colonialism,' Warns Protesters

Glyphosate, Favored Chemical of Monsanto & Dow, Declared 'Probable' Source of Cancer for Humans

Global Currency Wars

Anti-War Demonstration On Capitol Hill

House Democrats angry over Obama’s classified trade meeting

ACLU files new lawsuit over Obama administration drone 'kill list'

International Women’s Day Ushered in Activism and the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women

UN torture investigator calls for access to US prisons, Gitmo detainees

Flaws in Obamacare exposed by King v. Burwell Supreme Court case should motivate new demand for a Single-Payer national health program

National Women's History Project

US Weapons Exporters Lead World in War Profiteering

New York Hedge Funds Pour Millions of Dollars into Cuomo-Led Bid to Expand Charter Schools

The socialist roots of International Women’s Day

Civil Rights Pioneer Diane Nash: I Refused to March With George Bush During Selma Anniversary

Fact Sheet: U.S. Department Of Commerce and U.S Department Of The Treasury Announcement Of Regulatory Amendments To The Cuba Sanctions

Millions Could Lose Obamacare Coverage as Supreme Court Weighs Dubious Koch-Backed Case

Attica’s Ghosts: New Calls to Close Site of Prison Revolt After Guards Avoid Jail for Brutal Abuse

Why shutting down the Department of Homeland Security would be a good idea

Why shutting down the Department of Homeland Security would be a good idea

Tom Wheeler tweaks net neutrality plan after Google push

Telecoms, GOP Launch 'Last Ditch Effort' to Undermine Net Neutrality

Green Party: Pressure must remain on President Obama and Congress to reject the Keystone XL pipeline

How activism won real net neutrality

Proving That 'Activism Works,' Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Bill

Nuclear Mafia

Obama biggest recipient of BP cash

Georgia becomes the first state in the South to “ban the box” on state employment applications

The Myth of Bernie Sanders

Report Cries out on Behalf of Iraqi Women

10 Ways To Fight The Corporatocracy

Why Is No One Talking About the GOP’s Plan to Send Millions of Disabled Americans Into Poverty?

Guess Which "Liberal" State Has 500 Laws Aimed at Oppressing the Homeless?

Kate Brown Just Became America’s First-Ever Openly Bisexual Governor

Yale Fraternity That Violated Sexual Misconduct Policy Now Banned From Campus

Why Public Banks Outperform Private Banks: Unfair Competition or a Better Mousetrap?

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Isn't Giving Up Her Fight for Women's Rights

World’s Craziest Anti-Women Laws

Nearly Half Of Low-Income Kids Don't Eat Breakfast. Here's 1 Way To Fix That

Aid to Needy Often Excludes the Poorest in America

Green Party opposes U.S. military aid for Ukraine

GOP Lawmaker Wants To Add 'Almighty God, Our Savior' To Constitution As 'Creator' Of Liberty

Tennessee State Rep Is The Latest Republican To Attempt To Make The Bible The Official State Book

Why Is The Green Party So Successful Among British Youths?

GOP Assault on Social Security Could be 'Death Sentence' for Nation's Disabled

Amid Lopsided Recovery, Republicans Plan Cuts to Food Stamp Program

Occupy the Green Party: Why Support for Britain's Political Left Is Surging

As Study Finds 4,000 Lynchings in Jim Crow South, Will U.S. Address Legacy of Racial Terrorism?

Alabama Same-Sex Couples Make History in a State Where Discrimination Runs Deep

Doctors group hails reintroduction of Medicare-for-all bill

Black Girls Matter: New Report Exposes Gendered and Racial Disparities in Education Too Often Erased

Activist Monica Jones Can Now Appeal Her Conviction for “Walking While Trans”

What Kind Of Christian Wants To See Others Suffer? Click Here To See Tennessee Hate At Its Worst!

Croatia just canceled the debts of its poorest citizens

America Is the Best Country in the World at Being Last

Australian Newspaper Criticized For Sexist Obituary Of Famed Author Colleen McCullough

"Vanguard of the Revolution": New Film Chronicles Rise of Black Panthers & FBI’s War Against Them

CodePink Attempts to "Arrest" Henry Kissinger for War Crimes in Vietnam, Laos, Chile and East Timor

Former Vanderbilt Football Players Found Guilty in Campus Sexual Assault Case

Anti-Choice Extremists Target Abortion Clinic Director in Kansas

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About Isa

- Elder Wisdom -

As one of many Peacemakers I must speak out against rape, war, injustice and brutality. I must speak for those who have no voice, those who are shouted down and those who suffer in silence. As one who has seen the horrors of war, felt the blows of others, been silent too long and closed my eyes while watching injustice I pledge to stand between those who would make war, give voice to those who can not or are afraid to speak and stand up for those who are unjustly accused or attacked. This is my freely taken duty as a man or woman who has remained silent and shaken for far too long. I choose to be a Peacemaker from this day forward. I choose to be a voice speaking for peace. A voice speaking for those who have no voice. To stand between those who seek justice and the forces of injustice. This I ______________ take as my life duty from this day forth. Aho/Amen/I do swear.

Robert N. Smith (Big Tree ), Peacemaker and Earthkeeper