The European Parliament narrowly adopted a nonbinding but nonetheless forceful resolution on 29 October 2015 urging the 28 nations of the European Union to recognize Edward J. Snowden as a “whistle-blower and international human rights defender” and shield him from prosecution. “It’s the first time a Parliament votes to ask for this to be done — and it’s the European Parliament,” said Mr. Albrecht, a German lawmaker with the Greens political bloc. Click here to read the full article.
Tulsi Gabbard - a Democrat from Hawaii and member of the Armed Services Committee - demonstrates great knowledge and courage to go against the grain in the US and explain the Syria situation along with Russian and US roles the way it is.
President Obama is sending troops into Syria. This deployment has neither the approval of the Syrian government nor approval from Congress as required by the U.S. Constitution. The deployment is unconstitutional and an aggressive act of war. The U.S. also has no authority from the United Nations Security Council to invade Syria and thus is committing a war crime which is considered a "grave breach" of international law". Following World War II Japanese and German leaders were hanged for such grave breaches.
Where are the antiwar protestors?
Great news for Jill Stein's campaign for President 2016! As of October 26 Oregon joins 7 other states (CA, WA, NY, MA, MD, IL, and Fl) in raising over $5,000 in individual contributions up to $250. Another 12 states are now needed to reach the $5,000 goal for Jill Stein to qualify for Federal Matching funds.
A must watch video interview of Ralph Nader posted on Antiwar.com. Tommy Raskin recently got a chance to discuss American militarism and antiwar politics with Ralph and the Center for Study of Responsive Law created this video in affiliation with the Amherst Political Union. Click here to view the video.
"The new incoming Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, has pledged to do away with plurality elections. Plurality elections are used in most elections across both Canada and the United States. In a plurality election the candidate with the most votes wins, even if it is not a majority of the votes." Click here to read the full article written by Alan Zundel, member Lane Greens chapter.
“We need to scale down the Cold War rhetoric with Russia… Russia's assistance will be necessary in dealing with global terrorism. We should reboot our relationship with the Russians,” Adam Smith, Green Party candidate in the upcoming elections, told Sputnik. For that matter, so does the U.S. and NATO. Click this link for the full article.
Once again it is time for Hempstalk and the Green Party will be there registering voters and passing out literature promoting the Green Party. I need a crew of 3-4 core volunteers to help staff the booth for the festival. The event will be at Waterfront Park in downtown Portland next weekend. I am looking for coverage on Saturday afternoon from noon to dusk and Sunday morning till noon. This will be a great opportunity to promote and recruit our candidates, register voters, pass out literature, gather donations, educate the community about our ballot initiatives for 2016, and celebrate our newly won right to legally use recreational marijuana. Please contact me by phone at 503-756-5801. Thanks! Emma