Metro Detroit Greens Meet the Candidate Night with Green Party candidate for Governor

Green Party Governor candidate Paul Homeniuk will be there along with other state wide and local candidates.

Thursday September 18th
at 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

Detroit Green Party calls for: a continued moratorium on water shutoffs; adoption of the Water Affordability Plan

The Detroit Green Party calls for a continued moratorium on water shutoffs and an immediate implementation of the Water Affordability Plan. The pause in shutoffs by the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) expires Tuesday. Lifting the pause and resuming shutoffs will put low-income people at risk again.

“Shutting off water off creates the conditions for serious health problems,” said Fred Vitale, secretary of the Detroit Green Party and longtime Detroit homeowner. “In Detroit, we have a poverty rate over 40%. Studies have shown that people will divert money from food and medicine to pay for utilities.”

Green Party: Demilitarize the police, end racial disparities and bring justice to the criminal justice system

Greens speak out in the wake of the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., warn about the emergence of a police state

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Green Party leaders and candidates are calling for the demilitarization of civilian U.S. police departments, asserting that military police tactics have created an "occupation mentality" in many communities.

Greens said that abuses of police power and disregard for the lives of young black people were on display in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer, threats against reporters, and a display of force that turned peaceful protest into a violent confrontation in Ferguson, Missouri. Greens expressed support for the protesters.

"The murder of Michael Brown by officer Darren Wilson must be investigated and prosecuted aggressively, but the crisis won't end with the punishment of an individual police officer," said Howie Hawkins, Green candidate for governor of New York (http://www.howiehawkins.org). "Out-of-control police who respond to minor violations with overwhelming force, toleration of racist cops, siege-like conditions in some cities and city neighborhoods, and record-high incarceration - all of these are evidence of a growing police state." (See Mr. Hawkins' statement: "Ferguson, Militarization, Federal Jurisdiction in Police Brutality," August 20, http://www.howiehawkins.org/ferguson_militarization_police_brutality)

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

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