What: UN Human Rights Day Press Conference
When: 12/10/2012, 4:30 PM
Where: Coleman A. Young Municipal Center (2 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48226)
Contact: Elena Herrada
Detroit, MI - We the people of Detroit are seeking justice in the
international human rights arena because we have no avenue of redress in
state courts. Duly elected school board members have been sued by the state
attorney general for being elected to our office. The court which has been
designated to hear our case continuously delays the hearings. The people of
Michigan voted to repeal the unjust emergency manager law (Public Act 4),
which strips all Black and Brown communities in the state of our voting
rights, and yet the emergency managers remain.
COMMUNITY TRUST TEAM PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Community Trust Team – “Our Communities Belong to Us”
Danny Glover, Hollywood Star Actor and Human Rights Activist, will be coming to Detroit to provide support and encouragement to the people of Detroit during this time of unprecedented violations of the people’s rights. Join Danny and the people of Detroit at 2pm, Saturday, December 8, 2012 as they meet to canvas the neighborhood for sale to for profit developer John Hantz. Danny and the community will meet at the Black Tie Collective, 9226 Kercheval, Detroit, MI 48214. Please join us!!! We, the people, implore members of the Detroit City Council to retain our protected rights to govern city-owned assets by rejecting the Hantz Woodlands proposal in its entirety on the basis of:
The U.S. is ignoring the source of the conflict and chain of incidents leading up to the current Gaza crisis, say Greens
WASHINGTON, DC -- Green Party leaders said today that the U.S. must pressure Israel not to resume its war on Palestinians living in Gaza, and that the illegal blockade and hardship imposed by Israel on Gaza must end.
"President Obama and Congress have the clout to stop a repeat of the 2009 Gaza War, in which more than 1300 Palestinians were killed, including 700 civilians, over 300 of them children. Thirteen Israelis were also killed, of whom three were civilians. This is a 'David and Goliath' fight, with nuclear-powered Israel acting in disregard for international law against a dispossessed people living under siege. Israel's assaults on Gaza will not make Gazans go away or resolve the conflict," said Muhammed Malik, former co-chair of the Miami-Dade Green Party, who recently spoke at the Students for Justice in Palestine National Conference at the University of Michigan. (2009 Gaza War casualties: see http://www.dci-pal.org/english/display.cfm?CategoryId=1&DocId=917 and figures referenced at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casualties_of_the_Gaza_War)
Green Party leaders noted that targeted assassinations are illegal and that the airstrike authorized by Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Barak that killed Hamas military commander Ahmad al-Jabari also killed his 14-year-old son.
Green solution for the deficit: Reduce the bloated military budget, end the wars, eliminate Bush's tax cuts for the rich
WASHINGTON, DC -- Green Party leaders called on President Obama to resist any kind of 'Grand Bargain' with Republicans in Congress that involves cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, or other safety-net programs.
The President has signaled that he is ready to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid and by $650 billion and raise the eligibility age for Medicare and Social Security in a deal with the GOP in order to avoid the 'fiscal cliff'.
"Americans need more protection during a recession instead of less protection. Democrats in the 1930s understood this and passed the Social Security Act in 1937 during the Depression," said Starlene Rankin, co-chair of the Green Party's Lavender Caucus.
"Instead of carving up these programs, President Obama should reduce or eliminate the things that caused the deficit -- the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy, the bloated military budget, and borrowing to pay for the wars of the last decade. He should let the tax cuts expire, bring the troops home from the wars, and cut military spending. President Obama is already willing to end Bush's tax cuts for the rich. He should announce that Wall Street caused the economic crisis, therefore Wall Street should suffer 'austerity' instead of working and poor Americans," said Ms. Rankin.
Greens congratulate and thank national nominees Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala for a campaign that "pushed Green presidential campaigns up to a new level of sophistication, organization, and media attention" with highest numbers since 2000
List of Green victors and noteworthy campaigns
Greens praise passage of state measures for same-sex marriage and relaxed marijuana laws
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Green Party made several advances in state, county, and local races, with a new legislator in Arkansas and several new city councilors.
"We congratulate our winners and we thank all of our candidates for running strong Green campaigns, from our presidential ticket to our state and local contenders," said Budd Dickinson, secretary of the Green Party of the United States.
At least 312 Greens ran for public office in 2012, with at least 20 victories on Nov. 6. In total, 381,225 votes were cast across the U.S. for Green candidates running for the House of Representatives. Another 205,739 votes were cast for Green U.S. Senate candidates. A list of Green victors and candidates achieving noteworthy percentages in state and local races (reported as of Thursday afternoon) is appended below.
Information on the Green Party's Presidential Ticket
Dr. Stein wins spot in Nov. 5 one-on-one debate after online vote on Free & Equal site
WASHINGTON, DC -- Green nominee Jill Stein will participate in two more presidential debates to be broadcast online from Washington, DC, including the Free and Equal debate originally scheduled for October 30 and postponed to November 5 because of Hurricane Sandy.
Dr. Stein won her place in Free and Equal Elections Foundation's one-on-one debate after receiving over online 17,000 votes within 24 hours on the Free and Equal site. She will face Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party.
Schedule of debates:
Sunday, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. ET at Busboys and Poets restaurant, 2021 14th Street NW, Washington, DC, hosted by Ralph Nader. More information and RSVP: http://nader.org/2012/11/01/ralph-nader-to-host-third-party-presidential... (The Green Party is planning to air this debate online on the party's Livestream Channel, http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus)
Monday, Nov. 5, 9 p.m. ET at RT America's studio in Washington, DC, sponsored by the Free and Equal Elections Foundation (http://freeandequal.org), to be broadcast on the Green Party's Livestream Channel (http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus) and the Free and Equal site.
Hurricane Sandy: Mother Nature rebukes Obama and Romney for completely ignoring climate change during the debates (See "Obama, GOP steering U.S. into 'climate storm'," Jill Stein For President, Oct. 29, http://www.jillstein.org/climate_storm)
"Vote for Policies" survey of support for positions puts Green Party in First Place: http://voteforpolicies.us
Upcoming presidential candidates' debates with Green nominee Jill Stein:
==> Sunday, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. ET at Busboys and Poets restaurant, 2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC, hosted by Ralph Nader (http://nader.org/2012/10/25/ralph-nader-to-host-third-party-presidential...)
==> Monday, Nov. 5, 9 p.m. ET at RT America's studio in Washington, DC, sponsored by the Free and Equal Elections Foundation (http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus / http://freeandequal.org) (postponed from Oct. 30 because of hurricane Sandy; Dr. Stein won her place in this one-on-one debate after receiving over online 17,000 votes within 24 hours on the Free and Equal site)