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Proposal ID1113
ProposalEndorse GPAX Statement On War In Ukraine
PresenterPeace Action Committee
Floor ManagerRegina Stone-Grover
PhaseClosed
Discussion09/19/2022 - 10/02/2022
Voting10/03/2022 - 10/09/2022
ResultAdopted
Presens Quorum32 0.6666
Consens Quorum47 A Majority of Yes and No Votes

Background

Because the United States is fighting a proxy war with Russia in Ukraine, it is important that the Green Party of the United States have an official statement regarding its position on the war in Ukraine. It is especially important because of the grave danger of nuclear war in which the government has placed our country and the rest of the world. Because one of the Green Party pillars is Peace, we should have a position that is likely to end the hostilities and resolve the differences between Russia and Ukraine in a peaceful manner.

Proposal

 The Green Party of the United States (GPUS) endorse the following statement as the official position of GPUS regarding the war in Ukraine:

GPAX/GPUS Statement On War In Ukraine

The Green Party of the United States (GPUS) views the war in Ukraine with great concern. As the US party of peace, we emphatically oppose the recourse to war as a means of inter-state dispute resolution and, accordingly, condemn the present violence in Ukraine by all sides. With respect to the US and Western response, we express specific concerns regarding:

1. The militaristic approach of indefinitely arming Ukraine. This strategy is demonstrably flawed. Ukraine is losing the war (despite heavy Western military assistance) and protracting the conflict through further armament will only lead to more death and destruction in Ukraine not to a Ukrainian victory. This approach does not reflect a sincere interest in the well-being of the Ukrainian people, but rather the geopolitical and financial interests of Western elites.
 
2. The misbegotten approach of imposing inefficacious and self-destructive sanctions on Russia. This strategy is empirically flawed. In keeping with the long track record of previous failures of punitive sanctions regimes, the current sanctions on Russia have not altered its behavior in Ukraine. Instead, they have increased its energy revenues and strengthened the Ruble, while damaging the Western European economy and undermining confidence in the US financial system. Aggravating international tensions through economic warfare will not bring peace to Ukraine.

3. The unwillingness to engage in diplomacy. A ceasefire, and subsequent negotiated peace, is the only realistic way to end the war shy of the utter ruination of Ukraine. Adoption of a realistic negotiating position and willingness to make concessions is essential to the initiation of genuine peace talks, but the U.S. has failed to pursue a diplomatic solution.

4. The dishonest portrayal of developments in Ukraine. Russian aggression is rightfully covered and denounced. However, sole attribution of blame to Russia whitewashes an extended history of inimical US interference in Ukraine, contributing to current hostilities. Additionally, depiction of the Zelensky Government as a democratic force representative of the Ukrainian people and selective coverage of Ukrainian military successes deceitfully engender popular support for the failing strategy of continued military aid. The West proudly lauds its freedom of speech and press. We encourage Western media to make use of this right in accurately and critically covering events in Ukraine.

GPUS calls for cessation of unconditional military aid to Ukraine, lifting of counter-productive sanctions regimes, and initiation of genuine negotiations toward a ceasefire and sustainable peace framework! We implore the Biden Administration to use its position of influence to facilitate peace by encouraging peace talks and engaging with Russia to de-escalate tensions not to fuel war by further arming Ukraine and prolonging a terrible conflict.

Resources

This will require a commitment of minimal hours for our website administrators to publish the statement, the Coordinated Campaign Committee to publicize the statement to our candidates, and occasional work by our Media Coordinators to publicize the statement and make reference to it in further publications. It is anticipated that our candidates, campaign teams and peace activists in the party will further publicize the statement and use it for campaign purposes.

References

https://scheerpost.com/2022/04/09/former-nato-military-analyst-blows-the-whistle-on-wests-ukraine-invasion-narrative/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=former-nato-military-analyst-blows-the-whistle-on-wests-ukraine-invasion-narrative

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfHohl6gCJY

https://www.patreon.com/posts/truth-about-in-64765284?utm_medium=post_notification_email&utm_source=post_link&utm_campaign=patron_engagement&token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJyZWRpc19rZXkiOiJpbnN0YW50LWFjY2Vzczo0MzFlYmNkNy1lZGFiLTQ2MWYtYWJlYS01ZmZjMzVjMzMyOGEifQ.kgo6jvg8xOHEkEHWhFy2BbmBdGiJHMwVLp5y_4Sf0hY

https://popularresistance.org/what-are-the-minsk-agreements-and-what-are-their-role-in-the-russia-ukraine-crisis/

https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/john_whiteheads_commentary/perpetual_tyranny_endless_wars_are_the_enemy_of_freedom

https://antibellum679354512.wordpress.com/2022/02/03/donetsk-ukraine-moves-150000-troops-rocket-launchers-nato-arms-to-donbass-front-line/

https://www.newsweek.com/joe-biden-calling-regime-change-russia-this-time-it-isnt-gaffe-1694867

https://drjessesantiano.com/pentagon-bio-laboratories-in-ukraine/

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/19/nuclear-weapons-pentagon-us-military-doctrine


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