The Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP, www.gpop.org) has endorsed the Campaign to Stop the
On May 22, Green Party member Lawrence Geller asked the GPOP General Membership Meeting to endorse the Campaign to Stop the
Green Party members decided to endorse the Campaign and to organize against this new threat to the peace. The Greens recognized that all of the Republican and Democratic politicians in the
Since 2009, the Green Party has objected to Obama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, in part, because of his use of drones to assassinate opponents abroad and the collateral damage to innocent civilians in those areas.
In 2012, Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate for President of the
"We need to end the wars for oil and other resources that have created a state of permanent, immoral and unaffordable war. That means not only withdrawing troops. We must also put an end to the draconian drone wars which create a threat to civil liberties and human rights everywhere. Their terrible toll in civilian casualties--including large numbers of women and children--has made them a powerful recruiting tool for the very organizations they are intended to destroy. Instead of leading the world in the proliferation of this dangerous, inhumane technology, we should be leading an international treaty to put an end to the use of drones as an instrument of war."
Hillary Kane, a GPOP delegate to the Green Party of Pennsylvania, said, "It's important that we stop the
The Campaign has called for protests at the site of the future
The Campaign was initiated by the Brandywine Peace Community and the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). The Campaign has been endorsed by Catholic Peace Fellowship; Coalition for Peace Action; BuxMont Coalition for Peace Action; Granny Peace Brigade Philadelphia; Green Party of Bucks County; Green Party of Montgomery County; Green Party of Philadelphia; LEPOCO (Lehigh-Pocono Committee of Concern); Main Line Peace Action;