James Lane, Green Party calls for a halt to endless-war policies, threats against Iran, Venezuela, Russia
Green Party of the United States
For Immediate Release:
Friday, March 20, 2015
This release is online at http://www.gp.org/newsroom/press-releases/details/4/787
• Green Party Speakers Bureau: Green leaders available to speak on foreign policy and peace http://www.gp.org/speakers/subjects.php
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders said that provocation and aggressive posturing by the U.S. against Iran, Venezuela, and Russia should be understood as dangerous attempts to assert U.S. political and economic hegemony abroad while maintaining a domestic wartime economy.
Many Greens are participating in "Spring Rising," March 18-21, four days of anti-war and pro-peace events in Washington, D.C., that will mark the twelve-year point since the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq (http://SpringRising.org).
Greens said that a military confrontation between the U.S. and any one of these countries could trigger a wider, more destructive, and possibly global conflict. Party leaders noted that the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are responsible for one third of the national debt, as well as 700,000 wounded U.S. veterans and mass civilian casualties in both countries.
• James Lane, Green Candidate for Congress in New York, Congressional District 11 (http://www.votejameslane.org):
BROOKLYN, Wed March 18–In the wake of Israel's election for Prime Minister, James Lane, Green Party candidate for Congress in the 11th district called for the U.S. to end military and other aid to Israel until it ends the illegal occupation of Palestine and agrees to peace.
While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling Likud Party won only 25% of the seats up in the election, he appears poised to return to office in a coalition with other parties. Days before the election, Netanyahu had vowed not to negotiate independence for Palestine if elected.
"As a party of peace, the Greens promote nonviolence and wants all residents of the Middle East to be safe. The reality, however, is that in recent decades the primary victims of violence and the deprivation of basic human rights has been Palestinians. The U.S. unconditional support for Israel‒regardless of its actions‒has effectively blocked resolving the inhumane conditions that Palestinians are forced to endure and has prevented serious efforts to negotiate a lasting peace," said Lane.Read more