THE GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES
THE GREEN PARTY OF NEW YORK STATE
For immediate release:
Wednesday, February 12, 2003
Anita Rios, CoChair, Green Party of the United States, 419-297-3719, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mark Dunlea, Chair of the Green Party of New York State, 518-286-3411, Dunleamark@aol.com
GREEN PARTY NEWS CONFERENCE: NATIONAL AND
INTERNATIONAL GREEN POSITIONS ON WAR WITH IRAQ
Greens to call on the U.N. to enforce charter
provisions against preemptive war
WHEN: Friday, February 14, at 12:00 noon
WHERE: The Presbyterian Conference Room on the 7th floor at 777 UN
Plaza, SW corner at East 44th Street and First Avenue, Manhattan, New
PRESS CONFERENCE CONTACTS:
Elizabeth Shanklin, Green Party of New York State, 917-270-6381,
Mark Dunlea, Chair of the Green Party of New York State,
MORE DETAILS: http://www.gp.org/peace.html
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The Green Parties of the United
States and New York State will hold a joint news conference on Friday,
February 14 to demand that the United Nations enforce its charter
against preemptive war by member nations.
The news conference will take place beginning at
12:00 noon on the 7th Floor of 777 U.N. Plaza in New York City.
Greens will also discuss the proposals by various members of the U.N.
Security Council to send international peacekeepers to Iraq.
The news conference will review actions by the Green
Party in the United States and Greens around the world to halt efforts
by the United States to launch a war against Iraq. Greens will also
present statements from Green Parties in other countries, and will
outline recommendations for action by the U.S. Congress.
Speakers at the February 14 news conference will
Professor Stanley Aronowitz, 2002 Green Party
candidate for Governor of New York and a leading organizer against
the Vietnam War;
Medea Benjamin, former California Green Party
candidate for U.S. Senate, cofounder of Global Exchange and United
for Peace and Justice, recently returned from a visit to Iraq;
Honorable John Halle, Green member on the New
Haven (Conn.) City Council, which recently passed a resolution
against war with Iraq;
Annie Goeke, the Chair of the International
Committee of the Green Party, who will outline the efforts of the
Green Parties throughout the world to prevent the war;
Anita Rios, Co-Chair of the U.S. Green Party, who
will provide a comprehensive overview of Green actions throughout
the U.S. to stop the war.
A press box for audio plug-ins will be available.
Greens in New York will also participate in the major
antiwar demonstration on Saturday, February 15, and elsewhere throughout
the U.S. and world this coming weekend (see below). The Greens are
committed to ecology, grassroots democracy, nonviolence, and social and
economic justice. The Green Party is the only international peace party,
with branches in over 90 countries.
Other antiwar events, February 14-16:
Friday, February 14, New York City: The Green
Party of New York State will host a "Green Speakout Against the
War in Iraq", 7 to 10 p.m. on at St. Mary's Church in Harlem,
514 West 126 Street (at Amsterdam Avenue).
Saturday, February 15, New York City: Before the
major rally organized by United for Peace and Justice, Greens will
meet before the rally at the Green Party office, 35 East First
Street, at 9:30 a.m., and then at 11:30 a.m. in the southwest corner
of Bryant Park at 40th Street and 6th Avenue. Greens will then march
to the rally together and join it as a visible contingent.
Saturday, February 15, nationwide: Check the
schedule of antiwar events planned by United for Peace and Justice
and other groups in cities across the U.S. at http://www.unitedforpeace.org
(left menu bar).
Saturday, February 15, worldwide: Greens will
participate in rallies, marches, and other actions against the Bush
Administration's war on Iraq, in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Athens,
Bangkok, Barcelona, Belfast, Berlin, Berme, Brussels, Cairo,
Copenhagen, Dublin, Glasgow, Helsinki, Istanbul, London, Manila,
Oslo, Paris, Ramallah, Rome, Skopje, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tokyo,
Vienna, and Warsaw.
The Green Party of the United States
National office: 1314 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Green Party of New York State
Green Party antiwar mobilization page
United for Peace & Justice
U.S. city councils that have passed resolutions against the war on Iraq
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