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The Green Party of the U.S. calls for an immediate bilateral ceasefire in the latest Gaza assault

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States is calling for an immediate ceasefire in the current exchange of missiles between Israeli and Palestinian forces, negotiation for a just and peaceful resolution to the conflict, an end to Israel's occupation of Palestinian Territories and human rights violations, repeal of apartheid policies in Israel, and establishment of one democratic state for all in Israel-Palestine.

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Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling should boost the movements for single-payer national health care and abolition of corporate personhood

Greens condemn the ruling, which holds that "corporate rights supersede the rights of women"

Green Party leaders and candidates strongly condemned the Supreme Court's Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores ruling, and said that the decision should motivate more people to demand single-payer national health care and abolition of corporate "personhood."

"The Supreme Court's ruling lays bare the need to separate health insurance from employment status and exposes the absurdity of affording corporations the same constitutional rights as natural persons," said Isa Infante, Green candidate for Governor of Tennessee (http://www.isainfante.org).

"The ruling grants business corporations the 'religious freedom' to impose the beliefs of owners on the lives of employees and tamper with their medical care on the basis of the owners' beliefs. We hope that the anger provoked by the ruling leads people to join the Green Party's call for Medicare For All and a constitutional amendment affirming that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights," said Ms. Infante.

The Green Party of the United States supports making replacing the current for-profit health insurance system (maintained under the Affordable Care Act) and employer-based coverage with a single-payer program that establishes quality health care as a basic human right.

Green Party: No new U.S. military action in Iraq

Airstrikes, ground troops will not solve new conflicts, say Greens

WASHINGTON, DC -- The Green Party of the United States is calling for no new U.S. military action in Iraq, including on-the-ground troop deployment and airstrikes.

Greens are urging President Obama to resist demands by belligerent politicians and pundits for a U.S. assault in Iraq against ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria).

"Those who want peace in the region should prepare to resume the protests that answered President Bush's drumbeat for war. Americans should resist propaganda claiming that U.S. military assaults lead to peace and liberation. The 2003 invasion caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians, as well as 4,486 U.S. service members, and destruction of Iraqi society and infrastructure," said Cheri Honkala, the Green Party's 2012 nominee for Vice President (http://www.jillstein.org/cheri_honkala).

Michigan Greens Nominate 19 at State Convention

Green Party of Michigan
www.MIGreenParty.org

News Release
June 9, 2014

Paperwork Filed with Bureau of Elections, County Clerks
Also Okay Seven County Caucuses to Nominate More by August, Endorse Two Party Members Running in Non-Partisan Races

The Green Party of Michigan (GPMI) put 19 names on the November 4 general-election ballot at its state nominating convention in the Detroit area this past weekend. A list is provided below.

Green Party of New York nominates Howie Hawkins for gubernatorial ticket

Howie Hawkins has officially won the Green Party nomination for governor of New York.

"We are campaigning for a Green New Deal for New York, including full employment through public jobs for the unemployed, a $15 minimum wage, single payer health care, fully funded public schools from pre-K through college, affordable housing, and expanded mass transit," Hawkins said in a statement.

"The green centerpiece of the Green New Deal to build a 100 percent clean energy by 2030, which will create 4.5 million new jobs over the next 15 years."

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Metro Detroit Greens Forum Thursday, May 15 at Phoenix Cafe

Monthly Forum the third Thursday of each month on political topics around
the Key Values of the Green Party

Thursday May 15
at 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Phoenix Cafe Hazel Park
24918 John R., Hazel Park, Michigan 48030
map: https://goo.gl/maps/c4VSK

The April Metro Greens Forum will be on Social Justice

Featured Speaker -- Maureen Taylor, chairperson, Michigan Welfare Rights
Organization and former grassroots candidate for Detroit City Council will
speak on the War on the Poor as part of our discussion of the Green Party
Key Value Social Justice.

Join us for this exciting discussion. All are welcome. We will have some
light snacks and coffee can usually be purchased at the Phoenix.

Please join us.

Michigan Greens to Hold Convention in Detroit on June 7-8


GPMI Members to Gather in Detroit Area from Across the State
to Nominate Federal, State, and Local Candidates;
Party Will Also Publish Its 2014 Platform

The Green Party of Michigan (GPMI) will hold its
2014 state nominating convention in the Detroit area
on Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8.

The Saturday session is scheduled to run from 9am
to 5pm at the International Institute, 111 E. Kirby,
Detroit. On Sunday, Michigan Greens will convene at
the Phoenix Cafe, 24918 John R., Hazel Park from 9am
to 3pm.

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