Metro Detroit Greens Public Forum on Thursday August 21

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

Thursday August 21
at 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

The main topic will be the water crisis in Detroit -- the shutoffs, the attempted sale, the algae bloom in Toledo, tar sands these issues are everybody's problem, not just Detroit (or Toledo). Speakers include People's Water Board representatives.

Michigan Greens Oppose Proposal 1 on Primary Ballot

Urge Citizens to Vote NO on Legislative Package That Shifts Authority from Local to State, Taxes from Businesses to Consumers

The Green Party of Michigan (GPMI) urges voters at next Tuesday's primary election to say NO to the shift of taxes and authority contained in statewide Proposal 1.

Formally Proposal 14-1, the nine-bill package adopted by the Legislature would end the personal property tax assessed by local governments on business equipment based on its remaining value and useful life.

Green Party 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.

The Green Party opposes and condemns all violence against unarmed civilians and deplores the murder of young people on both sides that ignited the current face-off. Greens said that Israel must be held accountable for mounting Palestinian casualties in the assault on Gaza, with over 200 deaths, mostly civilians, caused by airstrikes in densely populated areas (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israelgaza-conflict-...). Hamas must be held accountable for indiscriminate rocket attacks, which have killed one Israeli during the escalating crisis.

Wayne County Caucus -- Water is Life Slate -- Sat Aug 2


The state offices up for election are House Districts 1 -16; State Senate Districts 1-7 and Congressional District 13. There are also 9 Wayne County Commissioner seats.

Saturday, Aug 2 11am - 3pm

Cass Corridor Commons
4605 Cass Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48201
https://goo.gl/maps/fiPIa

Facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1523611791193236/

Welcome the Canadian Water Convoy to Detroit

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.

#DetroitWater Rally on Friday at Netroots Nation

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.

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