The Montana Green Party is a progressive political organization, dedicated to grassroots democracy, social justice, decentralization, respect for diversity, and environmental and economic sustainability. "Our overall goal is not merely to survive, but to share lives that are truly worth living. We believe the quality of our individual lives is enriched by the quality of all of our lives. We encourage everyone to see the dignity and intrinsic worth in all of life, and to take the time to understand and appreciate themselves, their community and the magnificent beauty of this world." -A.S.G.P. Platform

Announcement: Green Party Annual Meeting -- 11am --January 12, 2013

The annual meeting will be held near Alberton, email Parris or call Cheryl 406-750-6668 for more info.


The 1983 Strategy Behind Today's Social Security Attacks -- reblogged

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The 1983 Strategy Behind Today's Social Security Attacks

By Dave Johnson
Created Apr 9 2013 - 9:12am

http://www.smirkingchimp.com/thread/dave-johnson/48974/the-1983-strategy-behind-todays-social-security-attacks

Suppose you’re in a bar and you overhear a couple of guys in the next booth talking
about a plan to steal from people’s houses. As you eavesdrop the plan unfolds: one
will come to the front door pretending to be from the gas company warning the
homeowner about a gas leak down the street. While he distracts the homeowner at the


Save bees! New petition demanding EPA ban on killer pesticide, clothianidin.

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Nearly 30% of our bee population, per year, has been lost to so-called
colony collapse since 2006.

A scientific study released last week by the European Food Safety
Authority (EFSA), has for the first time labeled the pesticide
clothianidin as an "unacceptable" danger to bees.

Scientists believe clothianidin is at least partially to
blame for the alarming rate that bees have been dying off in the U.S.
But the EPA has repeatedly ignored scientists' warnings and Americans'
urgings to ban its use, citing lack of evidence.


Dark Money, Big Money, And Tractor-Seat Politics In Montana

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ProPublica: In MT, Dark Money Helped Dems Hold Senate Seat

ProPublica and Frontline are the folks who's documentary "Big Sky Big Money" aired nationally just before November's election on PBS. Now the ProPublica reporters have turned their attention to the Dark Money groups that supported Dems this last election cycle. Read below to see what ProPublica's in-depth investigation uncovered.


Monsanto Gets Its Way In Ag Bill

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http://www.progressive.org/monsanto-gets-its-way-in-ag-bill

Published on The Progressive (http://www.progressive.org)

Monsanto Gets Its Way in Ag Bill

By Jim Goodman, December 13, 2012

“The Farmers Assurance Provision” is the title of a rider, Section 733, inserted into the House of Representatives 2013 Agriculture Appropriations Bill. Somehow, as a farmer, I don't feel the least bit assured.


Monsanto screws organic farmers -- again.

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Biotech crops: USDA panel reports on economic harm to neighboring crops

BY JANE FYKSEN, CROPS EDITOR, AGRI-VIEW | Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2012 10:00 am


How to get a signature form and start collecting for 2014.

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It's simple. You will need a signature form and affidavit form. Both can be downloaded or copied from the Montana Secretary of State website.

Here are the links you need:

http://sos.mt.gov/Elections/Forms/index.asp
http://sos.mt.gov/Elections/2014/Forms/2014_Political_Party_Qualification_Petition.pdf
http://sos.mt.gov/Elections/Archives/2010s/2012/Forms/2012_Affidavit_of_Signature_Gatherer.pdf

Here is the law that governs the process we will follow to qualify the Montana Green Party for the 2014 election:


Montana Greens Prepare to Qualify for 2014 Election Ballot

On November 7, 2012, I emailed a request for an approved petition-signature form from Alan Miller at Helena office of the Montana Sec. of State. It will take time for this request to be processed due to several legal questions about proper procedure and a new signature deadline. The old (March) deadline statute was ruled unconstitutional by a federal district court judge. Anyone interested in gathering signatures, please contact me at wildtr@imt.net. We will need to gather 5,000 signatures to restore statewide ballot status for 2014. Go Greens!

- steve kelly, bozeman


Simple Card Tricks for War

March on the Pentagon