13 Feb 2011

Greens celebrate Egypt's giant step towards democracy


US Greens celebrate Egypt's giant step towards democracy, assert that the Egyptian people must build a new government according to their own interests, not US strategic demands


· Green Party 'Egypt in Revolt' page with news feeds
http://www.gp.org/egypt.html


· Green Party Speakers Bureau: Greens available to speak on international issues
http://www.gp.org/speakers/speakers-foreign-policy.php


WASHINGTON, DC -- The Green Party of the United States congratulated the Egyptian people and called President Hosni Mubarak's resignation a huge step towards democracy, human rights, and stability for their country.


"The Egyptian revolution is a victory for the people of Egypt, and also the victory for an idea -- the idea that violent regimes can be overthrown through nonviolent means," said Romi Elnagar, member of the Green Party of Louisiana and wife and mother of Egyptian-Americans. "While police and rampaging pro-Mubark thugs killed 350 and injured thousands more, the protesters themselves remained overwhelmingly peaceful."


US Greens hoped for an end to the 30-year-old 'emergency decree' and for a broad-based transitional government that embraced opposition parties, to begin the work of dismantling the brutally oppressive Mubarak regime. The next step will take place when the military relinquishes power and Egyptians establish a civil government with a constitution, free and fair elections, democratic institutions, and the means to solve problems like unemployment and poverty.


Greens also urged the Obama Administration to cooperate in an investigation of the alleged $70 billion that Mr. Mubarak's accumulated during his corrupt regime and to freeze any of his assets that are held in the US.


"We call on the US government to avoid meddling and respect the right of Egyptians to rule themselves. Aid for Egypt must be for humanitarian purposes, not military, and without strings attached. If the Obama Administration tries to press the new Egypt into subordination, to satisfy the US's strategic military and economic interests in the region, we will betray the Egyptian people and their right to democratic sovereignty," said Laura Wells, 2010 Green Party candidate for Governor of California.


US Greens noted that much of the conflict in the Middle East and resentment of the US by Egyptians and other populations in the region centers around the unresolved Palestinian-Israeli conflict.


"Since making its 1979 'cold peace' with Israel, the Egyptian government has supported Israel's ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestine, most recently complying with the siege of Gaza, in return for billions in aid from the US. We look to the formation of a democratic Egypt which adheres to international law and reflects its citizens' long-standing opposition to Israel's oppression of Palestinians," said Dr. Justine McCabe, co-chair of the Green Party's International Committee (
http://www.gp.org/committees/intl

6 comments:

This machine kills fascists said...

Lol!

you just had to get the jews in there at the end Derek.

Derek Wall said...

looks like a Green Party release to me and looks like a comment from a troll

This machine kills fascists said...

and when Israel is finally attacked and the joos are wiped off the map you'll say "oh but that's not what we meant!"

Derek Wall said...

as with many advocates of Israel you can't tell the difference between human rights for Palestine and a nuclear war....

Your words and lack of compassion are clear, any way don't feed as they say.

Anonymous said...

You can call me a troll all you like Derek. As for compassion, well let's just say that I have a family connection to the 'holocaust' issue while not being jewish or Israeli.

The Palestinian Authority, Hamas and plenty of others in the middle east, actively deny the holocaust or even imagine the jews to have initiated it themselves. How warped is that?

I don't get why you hate 'white' people with fascist beliefs that only ever go on about them to look big in front of their mates down the pub, but you lionise organisations like Hamas that deeply believe in much, much worse things?

I have no time for either group of loons, but I do occasionally like to put my point of view out there, as you do.

Have a nice week.

Derek Wall said...

You don't seem very concerned with Palestinian's may be they have had a raw deal.

Likewise are you celebrating the end of dictatorship in Egypt.

Yes you are a troll