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Proposal ID551
ProposalPLATFORM: chapter 5, Africa
PresenterGPUS Platform Committee, Green Party of California, sponsor
Floor ManagerDavid Strand
Discussion08/09/2010 - 08/22/2010
Voting08/23/2010 - 08/29/2010
Presens Quorum31 0.6666
Consens Quorum62 0.6666 of Yes and No Votes


GPUS Bylaws Article IX. Platform

9-1.1 The GPUS Platform represents policies upon which most Greens would agree and serves as a basis for Green Presidential and Congressional campaigns. The Platform may only be amended as provided by this Article.

9-1.3 In even numbered years in which there is no Presidential Nominating Convention, the National Committee shall be the decision-making body responsible for amending the platform. The process shall be as established in the GPUS Rules and Procedures.

9-1.4 Amendments to the Platform may be submitted for consideration by any accredited state party or caucus, or any committee whose Mission Statement authorizes it.


Add new section called, "Africa" in Chapter 5 "Non-Violence" in the GPUS Platform.

The U.S. government's policy in Africa is first and foremost the projection of military force through AFRICOM, the U.S. Africa Command. AFRICOM says it exists "to fight terrorism," but in reality its purpose is to secure Africa's oil and other natural resources, which include food and mineral inputs demanded by industrial and military sectors in the U.S. and its Western, Anglophone allies. Just 11 months after creating AFRICOM in 2007, Africa superseded the Middle East as a source of U.S. oil imports.

Greens want to end the use of U.S. military force in Africa and all covert U.S. operations, which rob African people of their lives and natural resources.

1. Stop training, arming, advising, and propping up African dictators like Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni and Rwanda's President Paul Kagame.

2. Encourage the development of Green political parties to challenge repressive, undemocratic, violent regimes.

3. Support fair trade and local economies in the United States to reduce consumption and environmental pollution, and reduce the demand for Africa’s natural resources.


Marnie Glickman
Bruce Hinkforth

Visit the Platform Committee webpage for this proposal at:
The proposal to create Chapter 5 is #530. Text can be found at


Marnie Glickman
Bruce Hinkforth

Visit the Platform Committee webpage for this proposal at:
The proposal to create Chapter 5 is #530. Text can be found at

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