Greens oppose Defense Sec. Hagel's plan for a "more drones" Armed Forces, continue to urge an end to the Afghanistan War and deep cuts in military spending
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Green Party called for an immediate halt to all drone warfare and for the Obama Administration to comply with the Constitution's assignment of war powers to Congress.
"The White House has usurped the legislative branch's control over war, by having the CIA wage targeted drone warfare against Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia outside of Congress's oversight," said Howie Hawkins, Green candidate for Governor of New York. Mr. Hawkins is from Syracuse, where drones on combat missions are controlled out of Hancock Air National Guard Base.
GPMI SMM - Saturday Feb 22 - 9am
East Lansing Hannah Community Center
819 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823
Proposed Agenda includes:
1. Officer Reports and Election of Officers
2. Global Climate Convergence (10 Days To Change Course (from Earth Day to May Day 2014)
3. Updates on GPMI print and social media activity and plans
4. Updates on GPMI Platform
5. Michigan Elections 2014 – candidates and targeted races – ballot initiatives, other issues
Leaks Provide Only Public Glimpses So Far at "NAFTA on Steroids"
The Green Party of Michigan (GPMI) has unanimously adopted a resolution opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) treaty -- and an urgent position against "fast-track" authority for the United States Trade Representative (USTR), to protect the public's chance to find out about and openly debate the secretive trade treaty.
GPMI urges all Greens and all voters in Michigan to call on their US Senators and Congresspeople to vote "no" on fast-track for TPP. That procedural maneuver, promoted by Rep. Dave Camp (R, MI-04) among others, has been re-branded as "Trade Promotion Authority". But just as it greased the skids for NAFTA, fast-track for TPP would still block all amendments, limit Congress's oversight, and make it harder for the people to hold their members of Congress accountable.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Green Party leaders are urging support in Congress for the "End Polluter Welfare Act of 2013" introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Bernie Sanders (Ind-Vt.) and in the U.S. House by Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.).
"The first step in ending our addictively high consumption of fossil fuel energy is ending handouts to Big Oil," said Audrey Clement, co-chair of the Eco-Action Committee of the Green Party of the United States (http://www.gp.org/committees/ecoaction/index.php). "The passage of this bill should be accompanied by a halt on fracking, mountaintop detonation mining, and offshore drilling in U.S. coastal waters, and disapproval for proposed pipelines from Canadian tar-sands oil fields. Without these initial steps, promises of action to avert a global climate catastrophe can't be taken seriously."
Legislature's Decision to Allow Hunt Not Justified by Science;
Also Shows Contempt for the People's Power of Referendum
The Green Party of Michigan (GPMI) has adopted a resolution opposing the wolf hunt authorized this year by the state Legislature in Public Act 21 of 2013 as cruel, unnecessary, unscientific, and undemocratic.
GPMI made the decision after hearing from the sponsors of two citizen petition drives to keep Michigan wolves protected -- one deliberately nullified by the Legislature's action -- and from Native American tribes who claim their treaty rights to be consulted about the wolves' fate were ignored.
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Green Party of the United States is remembering former South African President Nelson Mandela as an inspiration in the struggle for global justice, liberation, and peace.
Greens expressed their sympathy for President Mandela's family and the people of South Africa and paid homage to his fight against apartheid and economic oppression, the courage that sustained him through 27 years of imprisonment, and his "Rainbow Nation" legacy.
Social justice and nonviolence are two of the four pillars of the Green Party. Greens believe that those who are now praising President Mandela -- especially U.S. political leaders -- should honor him by honoring those values.
The next State Membership Meeting will be held in Traverse City, Michigan on
November 2-3. It will be held at the Cambria Suites. We have reserved some
rooms under the Green Party of Michigan event.
[ http://www.cambriasuites.com/hotel-traverse_city-michigan-MI325 ]
This is an important SMM for the GPMI as it is about a year out from the
2014 elections which include the governor, US senator and the Michigan House,
among others. There are also the upcoming GPMI officer elections set for early
Green Party of Michigan Update - Oct 13, 2013
1. GPMI State Membership Meeting in Traverse City - Nov 2-3
2. Jill Stein interview on Campaign Finance & Shutdown - VIDEO
3. GPUS News