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Proposal ID615
PresenterGreen Party of Michigan
Floor ManagerFarheen Hakeem
Discussion07/26/2011 - 08/07/2011
Voting08/08/2011 - 08/15/2011
Presens Quorum31 0.6666
Consens Quorum40 A Majority of Yes and No Votes


Bombing attacks on Libya initiated by the U.S. and other NATO powers with the rationale of protecting Libyan citizens rebelling against their government cannot be justified, and, in fact, constitute violations of U.S. and international law. It is obvious that the bombings are killing civilians, not protecting them, as well as deliberately destroying civilian water supplies, and that the actual agenda is to kill Libya's leader, Muammar Gaddafi, or force him to step down.

Former Congresswoman and 2008 Green Party presidential candidate, Cynthia McKinney, after a fact-finding tour to Libya, reports that the story we are being told by the Obama Administration and most media in the U.S. is false.

Although Libya is not a democracy, under Gaddafi it has achieved free health care, education, and subsidized housing for the Libyan people. Many believe the "rebels" are US/NATO operatives to some degree, and that the real reason Gaddafi is being targeted is because of his support for nationalizing Libya's oil resources, and his leadership in promoting African financial institutions that would be free of the International Monetary Fund.

Ralph Nader, 2000 Green Party presidential candidate, has stated that President Obama is killing civilians, is as guilty of war crimes as former President Bush, and should be impeached. He says Obama unlawfully initiated the attacks on Libya without first going to Congress, and has even ignored the law requiring a president to get Congressional approval after 60 days.

Although many "progressives" have remained silent in the face of these war crimes, and although Greens may be divided in their opinions of Gaddafi as a leader, the Green Party of the United States hereby seeks to make its strong opposition to the US/NATO aggression in Libya clear.


The Green Party of the United States strongly condemns the US/NATO attacks on Libya under the guise of 'humanitarian intervention' as violations of the U.S. Constitution, the 1973 War Powers Act, and of international law. The Obama Administration is guilty of war crimes in using its military might against Libya. We call on the administration to immediately cease support for the bombings and to work to convince those NATO countries involved in attacks on Libya to end the hostilities without delay.




Contact: Linda Cree 906 942-7076 or creelinda at

Green Party of Michigan Statement on Libya
Ralph Nader interview on DemocracyNOW

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