Statement of Leah Bolger, Secretary of Defense and David Swanson, Secretary of Peace, of the Foreign Affairs Branch of the Green Shadow Cabinet:
The Obama administration has seemingly painted itself into yet another military corner by announcing that use of chemical weapons by Syria would constitute a red line that would mandate military action on the part of the United States. Now we are hearing reports that the red line may have been crossed, and some prominent officials are calling for the U.S. to step up its aid to the rebels and/or impose a no-fly zone. Proponents of military action such as Secretary of State John Kerry and hawkish Senator John McCain seem to think that the U.S. can sort out the “good guys” in the Syrian civil war, and use U.S. military assets to help the rebels take down the Assad government.
WHEN: Monday, May 06, 2013 at 7pm - 8:30pm
WHERE: Center for Peace and Social Justice, 2013 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
RSVP: We love RSVPs! They help us gauge interest and participation for planning purposes; they let us learn who is interested in coming so that we can follow-up with you whether you make it to the meeting or not; they let us know if we need to bring more snacks :>); and they show your support and allow you to share the event in multiple ways via social media.
Please RSVP at: http://syracusegreens.nationbuilder.com/may_2013
There is simply no better to grow the Green party and create the legislative change we want to see, than by running for office.
Fill out our Local Candidate Questionnaire! And Green Party of Onondaga County will contact you to discuss your potential candidacy and what resources the Green Party can provide.
Save the date! RSVP for the Green Party Onondaga County Convention here.
Join the Syracuse Greens at the annual meeting of the Green party Onondaga County. Celebrate recent accomplishments. Hear from prospective candidates for 2013 local races. Vote on the 2013 Syracuse Greens city platform. Register Green (if you haven't yet!) And enjoy wine and goodies.
Open to all registered Green Party members - and supporters who are ready to register Green!
We'll post more details soon - but please save the date, RSVP, and join us on May 20!
Green Shadow Cabinet Members in Syracuse, NY for Anti-War Convergence!
Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala, the 2012 Green Party presidential and vice-presidential nominees, marked Earth Day by announcing a new Green Shadow Cabinet that will serve as an independent voice in U.S. politics, putting the needs of people and protection of the planet ahead of profits for big corporations. Many Green Shadow Cabinet members will be in Syracuse April 26-28for three days of anti-war action, the Resisting Drones, War, and Global Empire peace convergence.
Green Shadow Cabinet members expected in Syracuse this weekend:
Magaret Flowers, Secretary of Health
Bruce Gagnon, Secretary of Space
Howie Hawkins, Vice Chair Full Employment Council
David Swanson, Secretary of Peace
Ann Wright, Secretary of State
Kevin Zeese, Attorney General
The Cabinet will operate in the tradition of shadow cabinets in other countries, such as the United Kingdom and Mexico, responding to actions of the government in office, and demonstrating that another government is possible.
Resisting Drones, Global War and Empire - April 26-28 Syracuse NY Syracuse, NY is the home of Hancock Field and the 174th attack wing, an Airforce base from which drones are piloted over Afghanistan and Pakistan. Activists with the Upstate Drone Action have been educating and agitating to expose the presence of the Reaper Drone in Syracuse since 2008. Come to Syracuse this weekend to participate in three days of networking, movement building and resistance. See the full schedule of events. Register for the convergence To volunteer with the Green Party table, contact Howie, email@example.com.
Dr. Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala, the 2012 Green Party presidential and vice-presidential nominees, marked Earth Week by announcing a new Green ShadowCabinet that will serve as an independent voice in U.S. politics, putting the needs of people and protection of the planet ahead of profits for big corporations. The Cabinet will operate in the tradition of shadow cabinets in other countries, such as the United Kingdom and Mexico, responding to actions of the government in office, and demonstrating that another government is possible.
The Green Shadow Cabinet, which is viewable at www.GreenShadowCabinet.US, includes nearly 100 prominent scientists, community and labor leaders, physicians, cultural workers, veterans, and more, and will provide an ongoing opposition and alternative voice to the dysfunctional government in Washington D.C.
Syracuse-area Green party activist, Howie Hawkins, holds the position of Vice Chair, Full Employment Council.
Now that Spring has sprung, April has shaped up to be a busy, informative, action-packed, and opportunity-ridden month for the Green Party of Onondaga County. Syracuse Greens welcome volunteers to help table, to attend, to participate in the following events.
Forum on Fair Elections
Thursday, April 4, 6 pm, City Hall Commons Atrium
Alternatives to Austerity - https://www.facebook.com/events/312677115524614/
Friday, April 5, 2:30-4:30 pm, Hendricks Chapel Noble Room
The State of Our Diets, a Sustainability of Food State of Affairs Conference
Tuesday, April 9, SUNY ESF Nifkin Lounge, Marshall Hall, 6 pm panel, 8 pm reception and tabling
Clean Up Cuse Earth Day Events - https://www.facebook.com/events/285122284954872/
Saturday, April 13, 3100 South Salina Street (Rahma Garden to Greens Office), 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Drug Policy Reform featuring Peter Christ, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)
Tuesday, April 16, time and location TBA
Earth Day at Thornden Park
Sunday, April 21, noon-5 pm, Thornden Park Amphitheater
Chasing Ice Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion - https://www.facebook.com/events/491021924290752/
Monday, April 22, 7 pm, Palace Theater
Resisting Drones, Global War and Empire: A Convergence for Action - https://www.facebook.com/events/540569232649914/
Friday, April 26, 6 pm; Saturday, April 27, 8 am; Sunday, April 28, 8 am; Southwest Community
Center; Sunday, April 28, noon; rally and demonstration at Hancock Air Base
Contact Barbara Humphrey if you are able to volunteer, attend, participate, or just want more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 440-9341
Feminism is a key value of the Green Party, so in honor of International Women's Day and Women's History month, Feminism is the central focus of our discussion readings and discussion for reading and discussion group on March 10, 4:30, at the Center for Peace
Please come, bring a friend. Reading all the articles isn't required, just a willingness to engage in discussion. The readings for this and Social Justice, 2013 E. Genesee St.
session are two chapters from Petra Kelly's Thinking Green! and an essay by ecofeminist writer Maria Mies.
Thinking Green: Women and Power Petra Kelly
Thinking Green: Chapter 3
Women and Work in a Sustainable Society Maria Mies
Biographies: Petra Kelly and Mary Mies
Petra Kelly was a principal founder of the German Green Party, a prominent advocate of nonviolence and women's rights, and a prolific writer who authored Fighting for Hope and Thinking Green: Essays on Environmentalism, Feminism, and Nonviolence.
Invite friends by spreading the word on Facebook. Here's the event page!
Contact Maureen with questions, email@example.com.