Green Party leaders from every corner of the globe will participate in a public forum in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Sunday, December 13, during the United Nations Copenhagen Climate Conference.
With the outcome of the UN climate talks in Copenhagen uncertain; this forum will give a Green perspective on how a meaningful and sufficient global deal on climate change can be reached before it is too late. The leading Green politicians participating in the forum advocate a strong climate treaty and will play important roles in decision-making at all levels.
US Greens have called for an end to subsidies and tax breaks to fossil and nuclear energy industries; enactment of socially equitable carbon taxes; incentives, legislation, and reforms to provide renewable energy technologies; rejection of environmentally destructive 'alternative' fuels produced from unsustainable or toxic feedstocks; rejection of 'clean coal'; comprehensive planning to protect and conserve water resources; an absolute limit on CO2 emissions; reduced fossil fuel use and an 80% cutback within ten years.
Greens in the US insisted that there is "no climate security without peace, no peace without climate security" and said that the current US wars, especially President Obama's troop escalation plans for Afghanistan, and global military spending (about $1.4 trillion per year, at least half from the US) are impediments to worldwide cooperation in the fight against climate change.
Peace y'all This Tuesday will be a great Detroit Local Organizing Committee meeting. We will do a year-end review and have some strategic planning for the January National Planning Committee meeting (January 8-10 in Albequerque, NM)
As a special year-end treat, all committee members are encouraged to participate in this meeting and also to bring a dish or dessert or treat to share with others. Feel free to bring new people, to forward this message to committee members and USSF supporters.
Tuesday December 8, 2009
USSF Detroit Office, Central United Methodist Church
23 E. Adams, 4th Floor
in front of Comerica Park
See you soon!
William Copeland USSF Organizer
2009-12-01 Washington, DC -- Green Party leaders called on President Obama to reverse his Afghanistan policy by pledging an immediate cease-fire in the Afghanistan war and a complete withdrawal of US troops and military contractors, when he addresses the nation on Tuesday, December 1.
The US Social Forum is building strong and wants your input on how to structure the Workshop Tracks.
In order to make the Forum a success, the National Planning Committee (NPC) wants your feedback! This consulta process proposes themes and framing to organize plenaries, workshops and assemblies of people, organizations and movements. This consulta, or consultation process, is an opportunity to give feedback on the relevance and accuracy of the themes and framing to your work specifically and movement building in general.
Please Click on this link to fill out a short survey.
Submissions will be accepted until December 14th.
"And the strangest thing about the nightmare street was that none of the millions of things for sale were made there. They were only sold there. Where were the workshops, the factories, where were the farmers, the craftsmen, the miners, the weavers, the chemists, the carvers, the dyers, the designers, the machinists, where were the hands, the people who made? Out of sight, somewhere else. Behind walls. All the people in all the shops were either buyers or sellers. They had no relation to the things but that of possession."
- Ursula LeGuin's THE DISPOSSESSED
2009-11-16 Washington, DC -- Green Party leaders today called the Stupak Amendment in the recently passed US House bill on health care reform a disaster for women's reproductive rights and a betrayal of the Democrats' stated support for women's rights and well-being.
The Green Party supports full reproductive rights, including uncompromised access to abortion services for women:
The US Social Forum invites you to:
a potluck, and US Social Forum fundraiser
Thursday, November 19 6:30-8:30pm
At American Indian Health and Family Services (AIHFS)
4880 Lawndale, Detroit, MI, 48210
Veronica Pasfield, Co-chair of the Native Caucus, University of Michigan
Jerilyn Church, Executive Director of AIHFS
And musical performances by various artists
Green Party beachhead in California: Greens take a majority of seats on Fairfax Town Council; see Preliminary Election Day results for Greens at http://www.gp.org/elections/2009-videos/november-results.html
'Send a Green to Congress in 2010': Greens will reach out to voters who are disappointed by Obama and Dems but haven't forgotten eight years of GOP misrule under Bush
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Green Party made a strong showing in city council races across the US on Election Day, November 3, 2009.