|GREEN PARTY OF PHILADELPHIA, http://www.gpop.org
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. (more…)
Archive for December, 2011
Occupy Movement Challenges War Economy • 12.21.11
OpEd News, Tuesday, December 20, 2011
By Chris Robinson.
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.
Smith also explained his interest in Lockheed-Martin, which Brandywine Peace Community, www.brandywinepeace.org, has been organizing against for 30 years. Smith said, “Lockheed-Martin is the largest military corporation in the world and the #1 war profiteer.”
“The Occupy Movement is an expression of anger at the extreme income disparity between the richest 1% and the rest of the citizens. Brandywine and the Peace Movement can learn from this popular outrage, and the Occupy Movement can learn from Brandywine ‘s campaign of non-violent resistance and research. Smith continued, “The top one-tenth of the richest one percent are the corporate war profiteers.”
Green Night Out takes place monthly at Singapore Kosher Vegetarian Chinese Restaurant, www.singaporevegetarian.com. Green Night Out is sponsored by the Green Party of Philadelphia, www.gpop.org. For more information about future Green Nights Out, please contact 215-243-7103 [and email@example.com].
Greens Support Phila. Same-sex Bill • 12.13.11
OpEd News, Saturday, December 3, 2011
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. (more…)