Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Green Party Presidential Candidate Howie Hawkins

April 28, 2020


On this edition of Parallax Views, noted activist and organizer Howie Hawkins joins us to discuss his 2020 run for President under the Green Party ticket and what he calls the "life or death issues" facing the United States of America today. Although many have written off the Green Party as a "spoiler" party whose candidates have potentially sabotaged the efforts of the Democratic Presidential Part's Presidential opportunities over the years, Howie makes a passionate case for the importance of Third Party Politics and the Green Party as a force that can push for progressive reforms. Additionally, he notes that a large part of his campaign is about helping to build the base of the Green Party at the local level so that it can grow and prosper in the future. Moreover, Howie offers a number of nuanced, thoughtful takes on issues including policing, the War on Drugs, ecology and environmentalism, military spending, and income inequity that are worth considering and details his involvement in the original Green New Deal. Even if you haven't considered voting for the Green Party in this election it is my hope that listening to voices like Howie Hawkins will give a new, fresh perspective on hot-button topics that need to be addressed more seriously. All that and more on this edition of Parallax Views.

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