This week Howie responds to the reintroduction of progressive Democrats’ Green New Deal Non-Binding Resolution before being joined by Ernesto Ayala from for a conversation about police brutality.

Ernesto Ayala was born in the San Fernando Valley, California and have resided in Pacoima my whole life. I grew up in the Chicano Liberation struggle in particular within El Partido Nacional de La Raza Unida and that has guided me throughout. I have been involved as well with both MEChA and the Brown Berets. Professionally I worked as a Union Representative and Organizer for 10 years mostly with the SEIU. During that time I have also served on the Pacoima Neighborhood Council and have been involved in various grassroots organizing efforts in the North East San Fernando Valley. I have returned to complete my education at Cal State University Northridge and should be graduating with my BA in Chicano Studies by the end of this year. I am a proud father to a Chicanita, before the pandemic a bus driver and proudly live in Pacoima.

00:00: Intro

00:34: Chauvin Verdict Quick Response

00:58: Dems GND Reintroduced

04:20: Ernesto Ayala from

21:21: Abolition/Defund

32:30: Gentrification

38:00: Drug Decriminalization

43:25: Police Hiring and Training Issues

50:00: Addressing Criticisms of Absentee Father

55:30: Modern Colonialism

1:08:05: Coming Up Next Week

1:08:56: Outro

Streamed on 4/20/2021

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Green Socialist Notes is a weekly livestream/podcast hosted by 2020 Green Party/Socialist Party presidential and vice presidential nominees, Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker. Started as a weekly campaign livestream in the spring of 2020, the streams have continued post elections and are now under the umbrella of the Green Socialist Organizing Project, which grew out of the 2020 presidential campaign. Green Socialist Notes seeks to provide both an independent Green Socialist perspective, as well as link listeners up with opportunities to get involved in building a real people-powered movement in their communities.

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Intro: She Taught Us

Outro: #PowerLoveFreedom