Greens Call For Solidarity With Labor Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Party Says the Pandemic Exposes Dire Need For Economic, Environmental and Foreign Policy System Change Green Party leaders called today for people’s movements and organizations to stand in solidarity with workers facing health concerns, loss of wages and insufficient healthcare during the Covid-19 pandemic. “This must be a top priority for all who are dedicated to human rights, racial and economic justice, the well-being of working people and the poor, and the environment,” said Green Party of the United States Co-Chair Justin Beth. Continue reading

Greens Denounce Administration and Congressional Failure to Address Pandemic Threat to Health, Economy

Outrage as Administration Policy Will Sacrifice Lives to “Save” Economy WASHINGTON — As the United States reaches more confirmed cases of COVID-19 than any other single country and Congress prepares to pass a $2 trillion dollar economic relief package, Green Party leaders called for far greater measures on all fronts, stating that a temporary “band aid” will not provide adequate funding for health care and economic relief for those, especially the most vulnerable, affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The package offers hundreds of billions of dollars in bailouts for the airline industry and large corporations with relatively little for small businesses, minimal for individuals, and even less for low income families and individuals. Continue reading

Greens on proposed Coronavirus legislation: far too little, but it’s not too late

WASHINGTON — Green Party leaders have expressed alarm upon learning the U.S. House legislation passed on March 13 addressing the COVID-19 pandemic fails to guarantee paid sick leave for roughly 80% of workers. Citing the government’s ineffectual response in the early days of the outbreak, the Green Party is concerned that economic barriers could prevent many workers from participating in “social distancing,” one of the most effective remaining tactics for protecting vulnerable segments of the population from infection. Continue reading

Killing off New York's Third parties - Not Today!

ALBANY NY – 03/13/20 – The New York State Green and Libertarian Parties applaud the State Supreme Court ruling that stopped the Democratic Party's attempt to assassinate smaller political parties. Justice Ralph Boniello Thursday tossed out the law establishing a commission purportedly set up to create a system of publicly financed campaigns, but instead deviated into attacks on third party and independent candidates. The Judge ruled that the measure creating the panel was "an improper and unconstitutional delegation of legislative authority." Continue reading

Fukushima Nuclear Disaster and the 2020 Olympics

The following is drawn from a Report to the National Committee, Green Party of the U.S. (GPUS) on February 17 by Tom Bailey, a member of the Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA), and Stephen Verchinski, a member of the Green Party of New Mexico. Both of the authors are elected delegates to the International Committee of the GPUS. HARRISBURG, Pa – Members of the National Committee of Green Party of US (GPUS) adopted Proposal 940 on December 2, 2018.  Among other goals, [Proposal] 940 called for a representative of GPUS to travel and tour in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture. Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (Fuku Station) sits east of the mountains, directly on the ocean beach. Proposal 940 continued on to state, “A video recording of the tour should be made to educate the world community. Greens Japan must know GPPA and GPUS as solid allies.” Continue reading

Hung Jury For Embassy Protectors a Victory for International Solidarity Against Empire, Political Speech

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 (Update: negotiations are ongoing. Next hearing scheduled for March 6), 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