GP Acts: Back McKinney new 9/11 probe, Vets / Peace: impeach; etc..

GP Acts: Back McKinney new 9/11 probe, Vets / Peace: impeach; etc..

GP RELEASE Greens back McKinney on new 9/11 probe, Vets For Peace on impeachment & war

GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES

http://www.gp.org

 

For Immediate Release:

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Contacts:

Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, cell 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org

Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org

 

Greens express support for Cynthia McKinney’s call for a new investigation and release of 9/11 files, and for a Veterans For Peace resolution on US military policies and impeachment of Bush and Cheney

 

• Video: Cynthia McKinney urges new 9/11 investigation http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-83498

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8Hp02eyNnI

Cynthia McKinney discusses major issues

http://www.youtube.com/user/RunCynthiaRun

http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=RunCynthiaRun

Press conference, Sept. 10 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_5ivgS4asc

Ms. McKinney on the Democratic Party: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpYlQx2MLuw

 

 

WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party leaders expressed support for Green presidential nominee Cynthia McKinney’s call for a new investigation of the 9/11 attacks and for public release of important evidence and files related to 9/11.

 

On Thursday afternoon, Ms. McKinney spoke at St. Marks Church in Manhattan at a 9/11 anniversary press conference promoting a New York City ballot initiative for a new investigation (http://www.nyc911initiative.org).  Ms McKinney is speaking at other events related to 9/11 in the next few days (http://www.allthingscynthiamckinney.com/event).

 

Greens also supported a resolution passed by Veterans For Peace at the latter’s annual meeting earlier this week in Minneapolis addressing Bush military policy in Afghanistan and Iraq and impeachment and prosecution of President Bush and Vice President Cheney for crimes, violations of the US Constitution, and abuses of power.  The text of the resolution is appended below.

 

"A curtain of censorship hangs over several major national issues in this election," said John M. Wages, Jr., Green candidate for the US House of Representatives in Mississippi (District 1) (http://www.VoteJohnWages.com).  "The related issues of unanswered 9/11 questions, illegality of the Iraq and Afghanistan occupations, and Congress’s failure to impeach President Bush and Vice President Cheney deserve the kind of discussion that Democrats and Republicans are avoiding.  The Green Party, Green candidates like Cynthia McKinney, and groups like Veterans For Peace are working hard to keep them in the public eye."

 

Ms. McKinney has supported calls by families of the 9/11 victims for a transparent investigation into what was called a "failure of intelligence," although it more closely resembled a failure of response, of standard operating procedures, and of government officials and agencies to respond, prepare for, and comprehend the source of these attacks.  In 2002, Ms. McKinney questioned the Bush Administration’s response to 9/11 and said that Bush officials may have had evidence that the attacks would take place.  Although she was denounced in the media as a conspiracy theorist for her remarks, the 9/11 Commission confirmed McKinney’s assertions.  The Green Party has consistently supported calls for a new investigation (see http://www.gp.org/press/pr_2006_09_11.shtml and http://www.gp.org/press/pr_07_29_04b.html).

 

The Green Party has long alleged that President Bush exploited public fear, anger, and confusion about 9/11 as an excuse to launch illegal invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, which the administration justified with claims based on manipulated intelligence and numerous deceptions.  The party endorsed impeachment of Mr. Bush in July, 2003, and Ms. McKinney, as US Representative from Georgia, introduced the first motion for impeachment in 2006.

 

Greens expressed special concern that Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, who is drawing strong supporters from voters opposed to the war, intends to expand US troop presence in Afghanistan, reduce but not end the US occupation of Iraq, and maintain the Bush-Cheney policy of ‘preventive’ military action.  As US Senator, Mr. Obama voted for increased war funding and continues to reject efforts to hold Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney accountable for crimes committed in office.  Republican nominee John McCain also rejects impeachment and would continue Bush-Cheney foreign policies.

 

"John McCain is trying to confuse voters by talking about victory in Afghanistan and Iraq," said Rosa Clemente, Green nominee for Vice President (http://www.rosaclemente.com).  "Military occupations aren’t won, they can only be ended either by withdrawal of the occupier’s troops or by resumption of fighting and bloodshed.  US victory can only mean total defeat of these countries, which doesn’t square with the stated goal of ‘liberating’ or ‘democratizing’ their people.  The longer the US keeps troops in these countries, the more Afghan and Iraqi civilians and US servicemembers will be killed and maimed, and the Iraqi oil grab that’s underway is likely to inflame hostility towards the US occupation.  That’s why the Green Party has called for an immediate withdrawal from both countries."

 

 

Veterans For Peace (http://www.veteransforpeace.org): Resolution on Prosecuting George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and other Bush Administration Officials for War Crimes, Crimes Against Peace and Crimes Against Humanity

 

Whereas, the March 2003 invasion of Iraq was not only immoral but illegal, violating numerous U.S. and international laws, including but not limited to USC 2441 (War Crimes Act of 1996), the Geneva Conventions, the Nuremberg Tribunal Charter, the U.N. Charter and Resolutions, the Laws and Customs of War on Land and; 

 

Whereas, the Veterans For Peace “Case for Impeachment” details six pages of violations of the above laws and is still but a partial listing, and; 

 

Whereas, the spineless dereliction of duty of the U.S. Congress may well allow Bush, Cheney and other administration officials to avoid impeachment before they leave office in January of 2009, and;

 

Whereas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Robert Jackson, appointed by President Truman to be the Chief Prosecutor at the Nuremberg Tribunals following World War II, stated so prophetically, “…let me make clear that while this law is first applied against German aggressors, the law includes, and if it is to serve a useful purpose it must condemn aggression by any other nations, including those which sit here now in judgment.” and; 

 

Whereas, the anguished cry of a village sheik in Iraq must be answered when he implored, “You say you live in a democracy.  How can this be happening to us?” and;  

 

Whereas, as citizens of the United States we are complicit in the crimes of the Bush administration in Iraq because we cannot claim ignorance of these crimes, and; 

 

Whereas, for the sake of humanity, for the sake of history, and to absolve even a small measure of the complicity we each share as U.S. citizens, we must do everything in our power to hold our leaders accountable and bring them to justice; 

 

Therefore be it resolved that Veterans For Peace will take every appropriate measure on our own and in coalition with others to insure that George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and responsible members of their administration are prosecuted for war crimes, crimes against peace and crimes against humanity before any court claiming jurisdiction in this country or abroad, for as long as they shall live. 

 

 

MORE INFORMATION

 

Green Party of the United States http://www.gp.org

202-319-7191, 866-41GREEN

Fax 202-319-7193

• Green candidate database for 2008 and other campaign information: http://www.gp.org/elections.shtml

• Green Party News Center http://www.gp.org/newscenter.shtml

• Green Party Speakers Bureau http://www.gp.org/speakers

• Green Party ballot access page http://www.gp.org/2008-elections

 

Cynthia McKinney/Rosa Clemente ‘Power to the People’ Campaign for the White House

http://votetruth08.com/

http://www.runcynthiarun.org

 

"McKinney Calls for New Investigation, Release of Files on 9/11"

By Don DeBar, iReport, September 10, 2008

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-82310

 

"Veteran for Peace: Resolving to Find the Truth"

By Mike Ferner, Pacific Free Press , 07 September 2008

http://pacificfreepress.com/content/view/3007/1/

 

"How the Democrats Helped Bush Hijack the Country"

Text of Cynthia McKinney’s speech in Denver, August 24

http://votetruth08.com

 

Cynthia McKinney on video

http://www.youtube.com/user/RunCynthiaRun

http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=RunCynthiaRun

• Press conference, September 10 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_5ivgS4asc

• Speech in Denver, August 24: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPxgcjOjUEc

• Music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx1NPlQjkqo

 

~ END ~

 

 

 

 

 

Statehood Green candidates need your help at the polls on Primary Day, Tues., Sept. 9

From David Schwartzman, DC Statehood Green candidate for City Council

(At-Large)…..

 

If you can help hand out our candidates flyers, including our Combined

Candidates trifold, on Primary Day, this Tuesday, September 9, at your

polling place, even for an hour or two, please do the following:

 

1) Notify David Bosserman (orilla at comcast.net), give hours and polling place

 

2) Pick up materials from the porch Jane Zara Monday night or Tuesday

: 1611 Monroe Street, NW, in Washington DC (at the NW corner of 16th

and Monroe Streets, NW).  (please call 202-483-9303 or 202-390-2449 if

any questions or concerns).

 

3) Give out flyers to voters leaving the polls, not entering.

 

4) Be sure to vote in our DC Statehood Green Primary, even though we

are running unopposed.

 

5) If you can’t participate if possible please contact someone you

know who could.

 

 

DC Statehood Green candidates for 2008

• Joyce Robinson Paul, for US Representative,

http://www.statehood4dc.com/jrpaul/home

• Keith Ware, for US Senator, http://www.statehood4dc.com/ware/home

• Louise Thundercloud, for Delegate to the US House of

Representatives, http://www.statehood4dc.com/thundercloud/home

• David Schwartzman, for City Council (At-Large),

http://www.statehood4dc.com/schwartzman/home

 

‘Power to the People’ Campaign for the White House

• Cynthia McKinney for President

• Rosa Clemente for Vice President

http://votetruth08.com/

http://www.runcynthiarun.org

http://www.rosaclemente.com

 

The DC Statehood Green Party  http://www.dcstatehoodgreen.org

Join the DC Statehood Green discussion & news list:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dcsgp

Join the list to receive press releases and important party

announcements:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dcstatehoodgreennews

 

 

 

 

 

GP RELEASE Greens condemn brutal police raids, arrests of protesters & journalists in Twin Cities outside RNC

GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES

http://www.gp.org

 

For Immediate Release:

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

 

Contacts:

Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, cell 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org

Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org

 

 

Greens condemn brutal ‘police state’ raids, arrests of peaceful protesters and journalists outside the GOP convention in St. Paul

 

• Green Party members are among those targeted; trumped-up charges are meant to intimidate and crush political dissent, say Greens, who urge media covering the convention to report the brutal treatment of fellow journalists

 

• Combined effort by local police and Feds reveals that Bush’s domestic spy program is aimed at Americans exercising their lawful rights

 

 

WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party leaders strongly condemned the brutal police assaults, raids, and arrests on dubious charges targeted at peaceful protesters gathering near the Republican National Convention in St. Paul.

 

Among those arrested and brutalized are journalists, including Amy Goodman and other Democracy Now! staff (http://www.democracynow.org), and antiwar and progressive activists.

 

Police have attacked nonviolent demonstrators with concussion grenades, tear gas, pepper spray, and tasers and have raided meetings and activists’ homes.

 

Police raided the home of Michael Whelan, a long-time Green Party supporter whose Arise Bookstore once housed the party’s local office (see Green Party of Minnesota press release, Sept. 1, http://www.gp.org/press/pr-national.php?ID=99).

 

Video: "Police Raid In St. Paul of Green Party Activists’ Home" http://the-uptake.groups.theuptake.org/en/videogalleryView/id/620/ (Caption: "Police prepare to raid a home in St. Paul in connection with the RNC protests.  According to neighbors, the family that lives in the duplex has never been any problem and are members of the Green Party.")

 

Greens are leading and participating in protest actions and rallies throughout the week.  On Monday, Green Party vice-presidential nominee Rosa Clemente addressed the antiwar marchers in St. Paul and appeared with the National Truth Commission on Poverty.

 

Minneapolis City Council members Cam Gordon (Green Party) and Elizabeth Glidden (Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party) have issued a statement condemning the actions of Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher, whose office conducted raids in Minneapolis and St. Paul last weekend (http://www.minnpost.com/politicalagenda/2008/09/01/3244/two_minneapolis_council_members_decry_weekend_raids).

 

"America needs to know what’s going on in Minnesota.  The police state actions that Americans deplored in China during the Olympics are happening here in the US, outside the Republican convention.  Reporters from all media should be outraged at the brutal treatment of their fellow journalists," said Mark Dunlea, an attorney, former Chair of the Green Party of New York State and a long-time host of Capitol Report, a public affairs radio show.

 

Greens compared the police actions in the Twin Cities to the police riot that occurred outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, and noted that police harassment also occurred outside of last week’s Democratic convention in Denver, though not with the intensity now unfolding in Minnesota.

 

Minneapolis and St. Paul police have worked with the FBI through the Minneapolis Joint Terrorist Task Force to plant informants among antiwar, antipoverty, and other groups in the months before the GOP convention.  Given the amount of infiltration, some Greens warn that the few protesters who have committed acts of violence should be suspected of being agents provocateurs.

 

"The raids and arrests aren’t keeping the peace.  On the contrary, what’s happening is a breakdown of law and order.  It’s a result of the heightened infiltration and unwarranted surveillance under the Bush Administration’s domestic spying program, aimed at people who’ve broken no laws," said Jill Bussiere, co-chair of the Green Party of the United States.

 

"The charges that police and Feds are leveling during the arrests are unsupported by evidence, and they know it.  We’ve seen it before — most of the charges will be dropped and the few cases that go to trial will end in acquittal.  The arrests and home assaults are meant to intimidate people from exercising their right to peaceful protest," said Cres Vellucci, California Green and member of the ACLU board of directors in Sacramento.

 

Greens have urged Americans outraged by the actions of police and federal officials to call St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman at 651-266-8510 to protest the arrests, raids, and brutality and to demand punishment of police officials abusing their power.

 

On-the-scene news and updates:

Twin Cities Independent Media Center: http://twincities.indymedia.org/

Democracy Now! http://www.democracynow.org

 

For excellent coverage and commentary with regular updates and video links, see Glenn Greenwald’s Salon.com blog:

http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2008/09/01/protests/index.html

http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2008/08/31/raids/index.html

http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2008/08/30/police_raids/index.html

 

 

MORE INFORMATION

 

Green Party of the United States http://www.gp.org

202-319-7191, 866-41GREEN

Fax 202-319-7193

• Green candidate database for 2008 and other campaign information: http://www.gp.org/elections.shtml

• Green Party News Center http://www.gp.org/newscenter.shtml

• Green Party Speakers Bureau http://www.gp.org/speakers

• Green Party ballot access page http://www.gp.org/2008-elections

 

Green Party of Minnesota http://www.mngreens.org/

 

Cynthia McKinney/Rosa Clemente ‘Power to the People’ Campaign for the White House

http://votetruth08.com/

http://www.runcynthiarun.org

 

Cynthia McKinney on video

http://www.youtube.com/user/RunCynthiaRun

http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=RunCynthiaRun

• Speech in Denver, August 24: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPxgcjOjUEc

• Music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx1NPlQjkqo

 

2008 Green National Convention, July 10-13 in Chicago, Illinois http://www.greenparty2008.org

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