Overnight on Sunday, nonviolent Palestinians were murdered by Israeli troops as they gathered near the border of Gaza to protest the United States Embassy's relocation from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The stark differences in the photos from the day paint a picture of the hypocrisy of the political elite of the U.S. and the struggles of the people.
Reports since early Monday state that more than 60 were killed, 2,700 wounded. The toll on the people in Gaza continues to rise.
The Green Party of Kansas City stands in solidarity with Palestinians and their families. The loss of human lives in Gaza - for simply defending their basic human rights and opposing the violence at the hands of their colonial oppressors - is horrendous to witness.
"This is not about politics. This is about war, occupation, and genocide. It is a waste of time to play the 'whose oppression is greater game.' I feel a duty as an American Jew and as an eco-socialist to say -- this is NOT OK with me," Elyse Max, Green Party of Kansas City, MO Co-coordinator and Jewish Voices for Peace Organizer.
We, along with the national Green Party, denounce the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem.
The lack of outrage on this human rights issue from the two corporate parties - specifically their silence of continuous Israeli war crimes - is disgusting.
Along with the national Green Party, we call for:
- The immediate end of continued aid to Israel from the U.S.
- Full support of the Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement
- Palestinian people are restored their rights to self-determination
Israel to fully comply with International law by:
- Ending its occupation and colonization of all Palestinian land
- Dismantling the wall in the west bank
- Recognizing fundamental rights of Palestinians in Israel, granting them full equality
- Respecting, protecting and promoting the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes
Sign now in solidarity.
The Green Party of Kansas City, Missouri voted unanimously to join the Kansas City Grassroots Network on May 3, 2018.
Social and political transformation in the US has always required strong social movements. The Green Party, as an independent, anti-capitalist political party, reflects the agenda of the social movements and its members are engaged in struggles in order to use the electoral system as a tool for transformation, revolution, change.
The Green Party is committed to bottom-up movement building and to working in solidarity, as members of the working class, with all of the oppressed and their struggles.
As a political party, our role includes running candidates, but as a relatively small and growing party, our power also resides in building and strengthening the popular movement against capitalism and class dominance, abelism, cis-hetero-patriarchy and all manifestations of oppressive and White supremacist culture. (See Building Green Party Power for more insights on this issue.)Read more
When? May 1, 6-11pm.
Where? Revolution Records Kansas City 1830 Locust St, Kansas City, Missouri 64108
The Green Party is fighting for Single Payer Healthcare, Medicare for all and will be joining the Democratic Socialists of America on Saturday, April 21 for a Medicare for All Launch Party, 11 AM - 2 PM, at the SEIU Local 1 building (4526 The Paseo, Kansas City, MO 64110).Read more
On March 21, the two major parties passed two bills in Senate, claiming that they will curb sex trafficking online: Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) and the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA).
These bills will only further criminalize sex workers and put them, along with victims of sex trafficking, at more risk.The Green Party of Kansas City, Missouri stands in solidarity with Sex Workers and against sex trafficking.
Education is a human right. Instead of arming teachers with guns, we need to arm them with more resources.
We recognize that teachers' working conditions are students' learning conditions. When schools are chronically underfunded, understaffed, and under threat of being privatized into the charter school system students suffer. When teachers have to deal with the financial stress of low wages, student debt and classrooms without the necessary resources and learning tools students suffer.
For too long manufactured budget crises have put our children's education on the chopping block while business interests and the wealthy reap the rewards of huge tax breaks and the selling off of a generation's access to quality education.
We call for a massive reinvestment in our public school system and the return of democratic control of our schools to the community at large, its teachers and students.
When the workers rise, we win.
All signatories stand in solidarity with the striking teachers in Oklahoma and Kentucky, the teachers in West Virginia and all teachers in this country and in the state of Missouri.
Teachers in Missouri, as you work to organize in your schools and local communities for better working and learning conditions, know that if you decide to take a stand, we will stand with you.
"In the wake of West Virginia, teachers in Oklahoma, Arizona, and Kentucky are now striking, sicking out, rallying, and Facebooking to push officials to raise their salaries and defend their benefits. Photo: WVEA. Source: Labor Notes, "Teacher Strike Fever Spreads," http://www.labornotes.org/2018/03/teacher-strike-fever-spreads"
Sign this petition to show teachers in Missouri that community members, workers, fellow teachers and students are willing to stand in solidarity and organize for education.