Letter to Family of Ant Smith

Sunday, November 1, 2020   

To Anthony “Ant” Smith and family and the members of the Philly REAL Justice Coalition,

We the Green Party of Philadelphia wish to express our support and warmest solidarity with all of you at this time.

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Statement concerning the police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr.

We, the Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP), wish to express our deepest, warmest condolences to the family and friends of Walter Wallace Jr., another young Black man mercilessly gunned down by officers of the Philadelphia Police Department (PD).

We condemn in the strongest possible terms the Philadelphia PD’s over reliance on lethal force, and we unapologetically support the constitutionally protected right of protesters to rise up against yet another police murder. Despite the fervent efforts of Walter Wallace Jr.’s mother to calm her son, the whole world witnessed how Wallace Jr. was shot and killed in front of his mother, as she begged them not to shoot.

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Green Party Joins Call to Defund Police

GREEN PARTY OF PHILADELPHIA ENDORSES AND PARTICIPATES IN SATURDAY PROTEST

The Green Party of Philadelphia co-sponsored and also participated in the Defund the Police rally on June 13th. Led by the Philadelphia chapter of Socialist Alternative, the rally and march began at Broad and Callowhill at the site of old Philadelphia Inquirer building, currently undergoing a $300 million renovation to become the new police headquarters.

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Greens welcome the new year of metal and the rat

On the second new moon after the winter solstice, Saturday January 25th 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.

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