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Greens Respond to Nutter’s Second Inaugural Speech

Posted by: hillarya on Friday, January 06, 2012 - 02:11 PM
County News 
Greens Respond to Nutter’s Second Inaugural Speech

The Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP, http://www.gpop.org) is not impressed with Mayor Michael Nutter’s second inaugural speech which was delivered at the Academy of Music on January 2, 2012.


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Greens Applaud Abu-Jamal Decision

Posted by: hillarya on Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 06:51 AM
County News 
Greens Applaud Abu-Jamal Decision

The City Committee of the Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP, http://www.gpop.org) applauds Seth Williams' decision on December 7 to end the District Attorney office's long fight to impose the death sentence in the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. This is a huge victory for justice, the result of many years of hard work by many people committed to the cause of justice.


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Green Party welcomes news of troop withdrawal from Iraq, urges further steps

Posted by: hillarya on Monday, December 19, 2011 - 06:22 AM
Green Party of the US News 
Green Party welcomes news of troop withdrawal from Iraq, urges further steps for peace

WASHINGTON, DC -- Green Party leaders welcomed the news of the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq by the end of December, calling the presidential order more than eight years overdue. Greens urged President Obama to let the troops come home to be with their families for the holiday, rather than stationed or redeployed elsewhere.


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Greens urge President Obama to condemn police brutality against Occupy

Posted by: hillarya on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 02:43 PM
Green Party of the US News 
Greens urge President Obama to condemn police brutality against Occupy protesters

WASHINGTON, DC -- Green Party leaders called for strong national condemnation of the brutal actions of police forces in their treatment of Occupy Movement protesters in several cities.


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Occupy Movement Challenges War Economy

Posted by: hillarya on Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 02:25 PM
County News 
GREEN NIGHT OUT: Occupy Movement Challenges War Economy

At Green Night Out on December 3, Bob Smith, organizer of Brandywine Peace Community, discussed, "How a non-violent Occupy Movement can challenge the permanent war economy.” Smith explained to the diners that the permanent war economy dates back to Charles (“Electric Charlie”) Wilson, CEO of General Electric, who, in 1950, became the director of the Pentagon’s Office of Defense Mobilization. No one today can remember a time when the U.S. was not at war, a condition which is extremely expensive and never ending. The U.S. military now consumes 60% of President Barack Obama’s discretionary budget for 2012.

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Greens support Equal Benefits Bill

Posted by: hillarya on Monday, November 28, 2011 - 07:38 AM
County News 
Greens support Council’s Equal Benefits Bill #110057

On November 16, Philadelphia City Council’s Committee on Law and Government unanimously passed the Equal Benefits Bill #110057. If it passes the full City Council in early December, this bill will require city contractors to offer the same employment benefits to same-sex partners as are offered to heterosexual couples.


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Six Green mayors oppose Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

Posted by: hillarya on Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 07:42 PM
Green Party of the US News 
Six Green mayors sign on to letter from over 100 mayors opposing Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

WASHINGTON, DC -- Six Green mayors have signed on to a joint letter to President Obama from more than 100 mayors expressing grave concerns about the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.



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Green Party sends Occupy Movement an invitation

Posted by: hillarya on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 12:27 PM
Green Party of the US News 
As some Occupy Movement participants turn to electoral activism, the Green Party sends them an invitation

• Greens condemn orders for police to clear Occupy encampments in Oakland, California and New York's Zuccotti Park

WASHINGTON, DC -- As some participants in the Occupy Movement across the US begin to turn towards involvement in elections, Green Party leaders are inviting them to run for office as Greens and to support Green candidates.


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GREEN NIGHT OUT: Cars and Capitalism

Posted by: hillarya on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 06:45 AM
County News 
GREEN NIGHT OUT: Cars and Capitalism

At Green Night Out on November 12 in Philadelphia, Bianca Mugyenyi and Yves Endler, explained to the gathered diners the role in our society played by the automobile. Mugyenyi said that, “We know you already understand how cars are spoiling our environment, but the actual situation is far worse. Cars dominate our physical space, our culture and our economy.”

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Green Party calls for a nationwide moratorium on home foreclosures

Posted by: hillarya on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 06:44 AM
Green Party of the US News 
Green Party calls for a nationwide moratorium on home foreclosures

• Greens urge Obama, Congress to halt further bank foreclosures: Wall Street firms should suffer 'austerity' for the economic crisis they caused, not the American people

• Green Party Speakers Bureau: Green leaders available to speak on economics: http://www.gp.org/speakers/speakers-economic-justice.php

WASHINGTON, DC -- The Green Party of the United States called for an immediate nationwide moratorium on foreclosures and urged President Obama and Congress to take steps to halt further actions by banks to foreclose on the homes of Americans in the continuing economic recession.


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