I, David Rolde, am a revolutionary communist anti-imperialist candidate for the Green Party U.S. presidential nomination. I am a longtime antiwar activist living near Boston on land belonging to the indigenous Massachusett people. I oppose all U.S. imperialist wars and regime change operations.
I call for the U.S. military and weapons industry to be totally eliminated. The U.S. military serves no positive purpose. It is wreaking enormous social and environmental destruction worldwide, and is one of the biggest carbon emitters in the world. The continuation of life on Earth is in jeopardy because of the existence of the U.S. military. Cutting the U.S. military budget by 50% or 75% is not enough. That would still leave hundreds of billions of dollars funding genocide. We need that money to fund positive things. We must cut the U.S. military budget to zero.
The USA is an illegitimate white-nationalist settler colony on stolen land, built on genocide and slavery. This injustice must be reversed. I am for decolonization, reparations, and self-determination for Black and Brown people, and all oppressed people, on this continent and everywhere, including Palestine.
My slogan is "Revolution not new deal". In order to stop pollution and climate change caused by capitalist overproduction, we need to turn over resources and power to Black and Indigenous people who have a non-colonial mindset. We need the power of African and Indigenous wisdom to lead humanity to live sustainably.
For my positions on other issues see my website or email me.
I am a retired Teamster in Syracuse, New York, who joined the civil rights, antiwar, and environmental movements as a teenager in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1960s. In 1984, I co-founded the Green Party. In 2010, I was the first U.S. candidate to campaign for a Green New Deal in the first of three campaigns for New York governor that won Green Party ballot lines.
To end the climate crisis, I have detailed an Ecosocialist Green New Deal to create 38 million new jobs, 100% clean energy, and zero carbon emissions by 2030.
To end poverty and economic insecurity, I propose an Economic Bill of Rights: job guarantee, guaranteed minimum income, affordable housing, improved Medicare for all, tuition-free public education pre–K to college, and secure retirement by doubling Social Security.
To end endless wars, I support 75% military spending cuts, U.S. troops home, diplomacy, international law, human rights, and a Global Green New Deal.
To end the new nuclear arms race, I favor no first use, minimum credible deterrent, and ratification of the new Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty.
I support unions, $20 minimum wage, worker co-ops, public banks, public energy, public railroads, progressive taxation, net neutrality, internet privacy, ending mass surveillance, no nukes, no fracking, abortion rights, student and medical debt relief, decriminalizing drugs, ending mass incarceration, police under community control, immigrant amnesty, African-American reparations, Indian and Mexican-American treaty rights, whistleblower and political prisoner pardons, and presidential elections by National Popular Vote using Ranked-Choice Voting.
P.O. Box 562
Syracuse, NY 13205
Dario Hunter is a former member of the Youngstown, Ohio Board of Education, a former environmental attorney, a high school educator, K–8 educational administrator, anti-fracking activist and an advocate for Palestinian rights. As a Black, gay, son of an immigrant, Jew who has engaged in activism on behalf of all of those communities, Hunter's campaign focuses on environmental, social and racial justice and seeks to empower all oppressed and underserved communities. His platform includes:
Ensuring a universal basic income, guarantees of employment at a living wage, housing, food and essential utilities for all.
Reversing climate change and securing clean air, water and soil, through our REAL Green New Deal, transitioning to 100% renewable energy by 2030.
Providing free college and early childhood education, fighting privatization and protecting community control of public education.
Providing single payer, publicly-controlled health care for all, increasing healthcare availability in minority communities.
Ending environmental and educational racism, empowering disenfranchised communities.
Ending the senseless killing of people of color by law enforcement.
Demilitarizing the police, establishing community control and limitations on the use of force.
Ending deportations, detentions and family separations.
Affirming tribal sovereignty.
Ending colonialism (e.g. Puerto Rico).
Transforming into a sustainable, eco-socialist economy with green jobs, funding for clean energy and local green businesses.
Returning wealth to workers through employee-owned businesses and cooperatives.
Providing ranked choice voting, proportional representation and open debates.
Ending war and ceasing its funding, closing the over 700 military bases abroad.
Ending the war on drugs feeding into mass incarceration.
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