PHILADELPHIA – On the second new moon after the winter solstice, Saturday January 25 the outgoing yin year of earth pig (己亥, jǐ hài) begets the yang year of metal rat (庚子 gēng zǐ). This transition is the beginning of the fourth 12 year zodiac cycle of the sexagenary lunar calendar. The last year of yang metal rat was in 1960.
The Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP) will mark the new year with a protest against saber rattling and provocations toward war with Iran. The noon rally at Dilworth Plaza on the West side of City Hall is among hundreds of local actions called for the 25th by CodePink, United National Antiwar Coalition, the Green Party of Pennsylvania, and dozens of other peace organizations.Read more
The world has gotten a look into the abyss, and doesn’t like what it saw staring back
BOYNTON BEACH, FL – As Iran’s General Qassem Suleimani was arriving on a mission of peace — having been invited to Iraq to help mediate relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia — he was brutally ambushed by an American drone on his way from the Baghdad Airport. A leader of Iraq’s own anti-ISIS militias was killed in the same blast.Read more
MADISON, Wi. – At least 100 people gathered at the Wisconsin State Capitol this weekend to protest what they perceive to be an escalation into war with Iran. Last Friday, President Donald Trump ordered an airstrike to kill Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.
Nine groups who helped organize Saturday’s strike against the assassination characterized the President’s actions as “illegal,” but speakers at the protest also took aim at the United States’ military complex.Read more
SAN FRANCISCO – The Green Party of California condemns the hostile military action by the United States’ administration in recently assassinating military leaders of Iran and Iraq.
Such acts violating international law, as well as other provocations and threats against sovereign nations, will lead to more endless wars and devastation in the Middle East and the entire world, while endangering our military personnel who are being needlessly deployed as war fodder for misguided and failed foreign policies.Read more
Howie Hawkins demanding No War With Iran or Iraq at a Syracuse peace demonstration co-sponsored by the Green Party of Onondaga County
"We mobilize (against war) ... we can't just mobilize the usual suspects, we gotta organize so that next time we have more people, and after that more people, and whoever's in office hears from us and can't sleep because we won't let them sleep! We won't let them have peace until we really have peace!"Read more
Hoffman Calls Out Senator Booker and Presidential Candidate Booker
It was way back in 2001 when I heard these words spoken by Robert Jensen, "The world cannot afford any more U.S. patriotism." I took those words to include notions of so-called "American exceptionalism." On Thursday, January 2nd, as the world ushered in a new year, the world saw yet another example as to why.
I first heard these words shortly after 9/11, when the U.S. invaded Afghanistan illegally on October 7, 2001 and about 18 months before the U.S. recklessly and illegally invaded Iraq. Both actions had nothing to do with 9/11. I opposed the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 despite those who called me unpatriotic and suggested I leave the country. The U.S. remains in Afghanistan, more than 17 years later, in the nation's longest war.Read more
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.Read more
By Madelyn Hoffman
January 4, 2020
The Recent Action of the U.S. Military in Iraq must be the “Line in the Sand” for Those who Value Peace!
It was way back in 2001 when I heard these words spoken by Robert Jensen, “The world cannot afford any more U.S. patriotism.” I took those words to include notions of so-called “American exceptionalism.” On Thursday, January 2nd, as the world ushers in a new year, the world saw yet another example as to why.Read more
PITTSBURGH – A number of Greens were in attendance at the Troops Out of Iraq / No War on Iran rally on Saturday. It was an eventful rally as speakers talked about the true costs of war and the need to end US imperialism. David Hughes spoke on behalf of the Green Party about the US’s long history of lying to get into wars. The event was even disrupted by apparent Nazis shouting anti-semitic slogans, but the crowd gave them the boot pretty quickly once identified.Read more
PORTLAND (WGME) -- Dozens of Mainers are voicing anger following the air strike in Iraq. More than 40 people gathered in Congress Square to demonstrate early Saturday afternoon.
Bruce Gagnon, who opposes the air strike in Baghdad which killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani , believes it was a bad call. "Our country has just done something that I think is incredibly insane and provocative," said Gagnon.