Tag Archives: Pakistan

They hate us because we bomb them, says Libertarian Chair

Press release from the Libertarian Party:

WASHINGTON – Giving little thought to the lessons of history, President Obama has begun attacking Libya with the full support of virtually every member of Congress, both Democrats and Republicans. Libertarian Party Chair Mark Hinkle issued the following statement today:

"President Obama’s decision to order military attacks on Libya is only surprising to those who actually think he deserved the Nobel Peace Prize.… Read more ...

Thomas Sipos: ‘Libertarian candidates must earn votes from libertarians’

Thomas Sipos writes at Libertarian Peacenik (excerpt):

The socialist Peace and Freedom Party candidate, Richard Castaldo, advocates the following positions on his home page:

1. Defund all wars of imperialism, including Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

2. Single-payer not-for-profit healthcare.

3. Abolish corporate “personhood.” Rights belong to human beings, not corporations.… Read more ...

Jake Towne campaign: ‘Remembering 9/11’

Sent via facebook on 9/11/10 from the Campaign of Jake Towne, independent libertarian for US House (PA-15):

Today is the ninth anniversary of a tragic day in American history. For all the turmoil, mourning, and strife, not much has come from the invasion of Afghanistan and the subsequent occupation of Iraq.… Read more ...

The Green Party Seeks Peace on September 11th

The following is an excerpt from a fundraising letter, sent out by the Green Party of the United States via e-mail today:

The Green Party Seeks Peace on September 11, 2010

On the ninth anniversary of September 11th, 2001, the Green Party of the United States and our state Green Parties reflect on the suffering caused on that day and continue to work to prevent further tragedies resulting from these events.

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Howie Hawkins on what lies beneath Obama’s “Mission Accomplished” Speech

OnTheWilderSide:

Howie Hawkins

from Green Party New York

Obama’s speech affirmed popular slogans: bring the troops home and focus on jobs and economic recovery at home. But it was as disingenuous as Bush’s weapons of mass destruction excuse for starting the Iraq war in the first place.

The reality is quite different from what Obama said.… Read more ...

Green Party comments on Obama’s speech

On August 31, 2010 President Obama addressed the nation on the topic of the War in Iraq. On September 1st, the Green Party of the United States used the occasion to comment, and to request funds, in an e-mail mailing to donors:

Don’t Turn the Page on Iraq – Return the Book

Last night [Tuesday, August 31, 2010], President Obama said that it is “time to turn the page” on the occupation of Iraq. 

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CT: Green Calls Out Congressional Democrat for War Hawking

From The Day by way of Third Party and Independent Daily:

Scott Deshefy, the Green Party candidate running for Congress in the 2nd District, issued a statement on Wednesday criticizing the district’s representative, Democrat Joe Courtney, for voting against a resolution to pull American troops out of Pakistan.

The Green Party had urged Congress to pass House Resolution 301, introduced by Reps.… Read more ...

Citing Wikileaks files, Greens urge Congress to pass Kucinich-Paul bill for withdrawal of US troops from Pakistan

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com by the Green Party US national HQ and posted at Green Party Watch by Dave Schwab:

WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party leaders and candidates are urging Congress to pass House Resolution 301 to remove US forces from Pakistan. The privileged resolution was introduced by Reps. Dennis Kucinich (D-Oh.) and Ron Paul (R-Tex.), who said that President Obama’s plans for an increase of US troops in Pakistan violate the 1973 War Powers Authorization (http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2010/07/23-7).… Read more ...

PSL: U.S.-supported Pakistani military tortures, murders

By: Enrique Vasquez
PSLweb.org

As Pakistan’s government continues its full-scale offensive in the northwest of the country, there have been reports of hundreds of bodies dumped on the streets. Bodies have been found with torture marks and a bullet to the neck or head.

Aftab Ahmed Sherpao, a senior politician from the Swat Valley region and a former interior minister said, “There have been reports of extrajudicial killings by the military that are of concern.… Read more ...

GP-US and Green Party of Pakistan issue joint press release against US drone attacks in Pakistan

h/t to Ian Wilder of onthewilderside.com

Green Parties in Pakistan and the US are demanding an end to US military attacks within Pakistan’s borders, which have killed 900 civilians and left villages in ruins.

Pakistan Green Party leader Liaquat Ali Shaikh, in a recent tour of American cities, met with American Greens and discussed major points of agreement, especially on the need to end the drone attacks. … Read more ...

Houston Greens host Pakistani Green leader

The Harris County Green Party (TX) is sponsor of a local cable TV program titled GreenWatchTV. Harris County is home to Houston, and the program, shown Wednesday nights from 9 to 10 PM, recently featured Liaquat Ali Shaikh, co-chair of the Pakistani Green Party, in their show titled South Asia Geopolitics.… Read more ...

3rd Party activists meet in Minneapolis

Report sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com by Michael Calvan RN. No changes have been made to the text.

Last week there was a meeting of Third Party activists in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss and strategize on building an effective electoral resistance to the current pro-war, corporate corrupted two party system.

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