Green Party Decries Crime Wave at State Capitol

The Green Party of New York said today that state Democratic and Republican Parties have become an organized crime family at the State Capitol. “Rather than starting the legislation session with the pledge of allegiance, state legislators and the Governor should submit to a lie detector test as to whether or not they have solicited [...] Continue reading

Stop trade in wild primates for research, says Green Party leader


16 NOVEMBER 2010

An Early Day Motion (EDM 957) tabled by Caroline Lucas, calls on the Government to disassociate itself from the cruel trade in wild-caught primates for research.

 

Caroline Lucas, leader of the Green Party and MP for Brighton Pavilion,  said today“The British people have a strong instinct when it comes to animal cruelty and it’s clear that this level of animal abuse will not be tolerated. The Government must therefore do more to take the lead in modern, humane medical research without animal suffering – and ban the import of wild-caught offspring.”

 

According to the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV), almost 5,000 primates were imported for research purposes into the UK between 2008 and 2009. While the Mauritius is the UK’s main supplier of primates, the long-tailed macaque are also imported from China, Cambodia and Vietnam.

 

The BUAV has undertaken numerous field investigations into the international trade in primates for research. Evidence obtained reveals immense suffering inflicted on primates during their capture and handling, including the separation of vertebrae in the tail causing pain and debilitation, says BUAV.

 

BUAV’s Director of Special Projects, Sarah Kite, states: “We are delighted to receive support from MPs on this important animal welfare. We urge the public to ask their own MP to sign this EDM. The UK Government must dissociate itself from this cruel and brutal trade once and for all.” 

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Hawkins, Nader, Press Conference: State Bank Needed for Job Creation

Hawkins, Green Party Candidate: State Bank Needed for Job Creation (Albany) Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor, said today that the State of New York should establish a state-owned bank to finance job creation in new and expanding enterprises. Hawkins was joined at the press conference by consumer advocate Ralph Nader, who highlighted [...] Continue reading

NY Gubernatorial Candidate Howie Hawkins Opposes Layoff of 2,000 State Workers


Green Party Candidate for Governor Howie Hawkins Address Teacher Groups Supporting his Campaign Oct.24 in NYC Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor, said today that he is opposed to the proposed layoffs of 2,000 state employees announced by Governor Paterson. Hawkins spoke to Teachers for a Just Contract, one of a growing number of [...]

Hawkins Opposes Border Patrol Sweeps in Upstate New York


Howie Hawkins, the Green Party nominee for Governor, said today if  elected he would seek to end the sweeps by the Border Patrol in upstate New  York. The Board Patrol frequently boards buses and trains in upstate New  York and asks people of color to provide documentation of their legal residency  or citizenship. Some of the [...] Continue reading