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  Hawkins, Howie
NameHowie Hawkins
Syracuse, New York , United States
Website [Link]
Born December 08, 1952
Died Still Living (62 years)
Last ModifedAndy
Jul 06, 2012 10:32pm
Tags Caucasian - Very Liberal - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Death Penalty - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Jobs/Industrial Growth - Pro Environment - Pro Marijuana Legalization - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Labor - Protectionist - Single - U.S. Marine Corps - Union Member - Straight -
InfoHowie Hawkins has been active in movements for peace, justice, the environment, and independent progressive politics since the late 1960s when he was in high school in the San Francisco Bay Area.

A former Marine, he helped organize opposition to the Vietnam War and was a co-founder of the anti-nuclear Clamshell Alliance in 1976. He remains a member of Vietnam Veterans Against the War and Veterans for Peace.

Howie was a co-founder of the Green Party in the United States in 1984 and currently serves on the Green National Committee.

After attending Dartmouth College in the early 1970s, Howie worked as a carpenter in New England and helped start up a construction workers cooperative that specialized in solar and wind energy installations.

Howie moved to Syracuse in 1991 to be Director of CommonWorks, a federation of cooperatives working for an economy that is cooperatively owned, democratically controlled, and ecologically sustainable.

Howie now works unloading trucks and rail cars at UPS, where his is member of Teamsters Local 317 and active in US Labor Against the War and Teamsters for a Democratic Union, the national Teamster rank-and-file reform caucus.

His 2005 run for Mayor of Syracuse put the question of a municipally owned power utility for affordable and green energy on the agenda of the city, which is currently funding a feasibility study of public power. He remains active in the Public Power Coalition of Central New York.

Howie's articles on social theory, cooperative economics, and independent politics have appeared in many publications, including Against the Current, Green Politics, International Socialist Review, New Politics, Peace and Democracy News, Peaceworks, Resist, Roll Call, Society and Nature, and Z Magazine. He is the editor of Independent Politics: The Green Party Strategy Debate (Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2006).

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08/04/2014-08/07/2014 Siena Research Institute 7.00% ( 0.0) 7.00% ( 0.0) 86.00% ( 0.0)

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Nov 08, 2008 05:00pm Op-Ed by Candidate Democrats Have No Excuses Now  Article Craverguy 

Thu Jul 02 21:10:22 +0000 2015 - RT @dunleamark: Yes to divest Walmart. 6 times as many NYers killed by burning fossil fuels. Divest fossil fuels as well. https://t.co/1Ezk…

Sun Jun 28 14:28:35 +0000 2015 - Scotland hits 50% renewables 2015; 100% by 2020. Wind key. @NYGovCuomo wants NYS to take 15 yrs longer for 50% http://t.co/l3fTFdy9N5

Sun Jun 28 13:47:51 +0000 2015 - .@NYGovCuomo #minimumwage bd hike will exclude most min wage workers, even many fast food; payback to 1199. $15 for All solidarity

Sun Jun 28 13:31:19 +0000 2015 - Nation: Groups call @NYGovCuomo a liar; only shock is claim didn't know this when they urged vote for him. http://t.co/A2r5bW7ve1

Fri Jun 26 15:00:51 +0000 2015 - RT @dunleamark: Need 10000 MW wind NYS energy plan, carbon tax, 100% clean by 2030. NO fossil fuels, nukes http://t.co/zKkWNYPSoQ http://t.…

Fri Jun 26 14:34:44 +0000 2015 - SCOTUS rules for constitutional right for same-sex marriage. Thanks to New Paltz Greens for your leadership http://t.co/IqnrIxDy0T

Fri Jun 26 12:38:11 +0000 2015 - RT @JimmyVielkind: For all the grumbling among #nyassembly Democrats about rent laws, basically all of them grimaced and voted yes. http://…

Fri Jun 26 12:08:04 +0000 2015 - WFP needs to give their donations to all the charities needed to help the NYers they misled into voting for Cuomo https://t.co/YMnaTpPveh

Fri Jun 26 12:03:26 +0000 2015 - RT @dunleamark: #Climatechange biggest health crisis on planet. Lack of political action is core problem. http://t.co/kEww9cD3Hy http://t.…

Fri Jun 26 11:51:37 +0000 2015 - RT @dunleamark: Elected officials urge Cuomo to stop hundreds of millions of dollars in bailout of coal plants. http://t.co/JY3Qwm9DYn

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