Green Party: Hung Jury For Embassy Protectors a Victory for Political Speech, Peace Movement

Judge Howell ruled that defendants could not: argue that their First Amendment political rights were violated; argue the Trump administration violated the Geneva Convention by failing to protect the embassy and lawful ambassador; argue that Juan Gaudio is not president of Venezuela; argue that the Embassy Protectors were prepared to leave the embassy voluntarily once a protecting power agreement was reached between the US and Venezuela. WASHINGTON, DC – The Green Party expresses relief and gratitude for the jurors who held out and refused to level a guilty verdict in the trial of the Embassy Protectors’ Collective. The federal district court trial began on February 11, and resulted three days later in a hung jury and mistrial. The court will reconvene on February 28, when the prosecution will state how it wishes to proceed. The Embassy Protectors could have faced up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine each. Continue reading

Greens Speak in the streets and to Congress: No War With Iran, Troops Out of Iraq, Repeal the War Powers Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Green Party of the United States has joined allies in the peace movement throughout the country in vigorous opposition to a U.S. war with Iran, participating in public protests on Saturday and launching an online drive to demand Congress prevent Trump from further hostilities against Iran and its people. The Green Party’s online campaign to call Congress can be found at gp.org/iran-action, where allies can find contact information for their congressional representatives and assistance on what to say. Continue reading

Greens condemn airstrike against Iran, call to pull back from brink of war

WASHINGTON D.C. – Green Party leaders strongly condemned Thursday’s airstrike in Iraq near the Baghdad airport. Greens also called for Congress to repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) and restrict the President’s ability to direct more attacks. “The Green Party fundamentally opposes preemptive military aggression and advocates diplomacy and nonviolent solutions to crises in the Middle East,” said Rita Jacobs, co-chair of the Green Party Peace Action Committee (GPAX). “This reckless attack threatens the lives of countless Iranians, Iraqis and Americans by leading the region to the brink of war.” Continue reading

Green Party launches ballot line initiative for 2020 elections

WASHINGTON, DC – The Green Party has launched an initiative to get ballot lines for all 50 states and DC and the U.S. territories in 2020. Green Party leaders said that increasingly restrictive ballot requirements were setting the stage in an attempt to eliminate all competition against the Democratic and Republican candidates in the 2020 presidential election. Continue reading

Green Party says strengthen the Paris Agreement, shut down NATO

The Green Party of the United States today called for NATO to be shut down and for an expansion of measures in the Paris Climate Agreement in light of the deepening global crisis. The NATO summit and 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) are both taking place this week. Dismantling NATO and redirecting military spending towards a Green New Deal would result both in honoring the US's pledge not to expand NATO and help to drastically reduce the U.S. military's carbon footprint, said Green Party leaders. Continue reading

Can you join the Green Party in investigating police violence today?

ST LOUIS – The Green Party of St. Louis is joining those organizations responding to the call of the Universal African Peoples Organization to investigate the possible murder of a civilian by a Richmond Heights police officer as described below. Date: Monday, November 25, 2019Time: 2:00 p.m.Place: St. Paul AME Church, 1260 Hamilton, St. Louis, Mo 63112 Continue reading

Black Caucus Statement in Support of Hardel Sherrell Family

On September 2, 2018, Hardel Sherell, a father of three, died in the Beltrami County, MN, jail due to neglect & abuse. The National Black Caucus of the Green Party of the United States stands united with the family of Hardel Sherrell as they seek justice. Newly released ​video​ and phone records contradict​ authorities' version of the events leading up to Mr. Sherrell's death. Footage released to Unicorn Riot and other news agencies shows Hardel falling out his bed and being left to lie on the floor for up to 8 hours until he died. Continue reading

Greens to State Department: Respect Bolivia’s Self -Determination

The Green Party expresses outrage at Sunday’s coup against Bolivian President Evo Morales, and calls on the U.S. States to refrain from interfering in Bolivian elections.   On Sunday, November 10, Morales resigned under duress due to protests orchestrated by a right-wing opposition and the Organization of American States. USAID had provided funding to opposition groups for over a decade until being expelled by Morales in 2013.  Continue reading

Green Party National Black Caucus supports Allen lawsuit against Comcast

The National Black Caucus of The Green Party of The United States stands in solidarity with media entrepeneur Byron Allen regarding his multi-billion dollar lawsuit against Comcast for racial discrimination, and the preservation of the 1866 Civil Rights Act. The 1866 Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination when making and enforcing contracts. Trahern Crews, Chair of the National Black Caucus of the Green Party of the United States Reparations Working Group stated, "We encourage President Trump to change his stance in support of Comcast and side with the American people instead of multinational corporations when it comes to civil rights in the United States of America." Continue reading

Green Party Celebrates Candidate Victories, Ranked Choice Voting Coming to NYC

The Green Party of the United States (GPUS) congratulates all of its 2019 Fall General Election candidates on their hard-fought campaigns, including civil rights attorney and National Lawyers Guild member Kat Bruner James for her election to Ferndale (Michigan) City Council in a partisan election. “I look forward to serving on the first female-majority City Council in Ferndale,” Kat announced in a Facebook post to supporters. “I have many people to thank.” Continue reading