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Proposal ID556
ProposalPLATFORM: Chapter 5, Space
PresenterGPUS Platform Committee, Green Party of California, sponsor
Floor ManagerDavid Strand
PhaseClosed
Discussion08/09/2010 - 08/22/2010
Voting08/23/2010 - 08/29/2010
ResultFailed
Presens Quorum31 0.6666
Consens Quorum62 0.6666 of Yes and No Votes

Background

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.

Proposal

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

Section title: Demilitarization of Space

Section subtitle: Bringing peace to space

Our position: Greens believe that space should be used for peaceful -- not military -- purposes.

Greens recognize the need for the inspiration and education that the peaceful exploration of Space provides; the need for space-based systems to monitor environmental conditions on Earth; the many advances in space technology that benefit all people on Earth; and the inspiration provided to children by space exploration can prompt them to pursue math, science, and other important courses of study.

The last four U.S. backed military conflicts have used space-based technology to disrupt the computer and communication systems of sovereign states. The funds required for continuing peaceful space exploration have been used, instead, for the design, implementation and deployment of wasteful and dangerous space hardware, such as the Strategic Defense Initiative.

Green Solutions
1. End the militarization of space.

2. Support peaceful and sustainable exploration of space.

Resources

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References

CONTACTS
Marnie Glickman marnie@greenchange.org
Bruce Hinkforth bhinkforth@milwpc.com

Visit the Platform Committee webpage for this proposal at: http://www.gp.org/committees/platform/comments/?p=515.
 
The proposal to create Chapter 5 is #530. Text can be found at http://gp.org/cgi-bin/vote/propdetail?pid=530.

2004 PLATFORM ON SPACE

The Green Party recognizes the need for the inspiration and education that the peaceful exploration of Space provides; the need for space-based systems to monitor environmental conditions on Earth; the many advances in space technology that benefit all people on Earth; and the inspiration provided ot children by Space exploration can prompt them to pursue math, science,, and other important courses of study. [See also section L. Advanced Technology and Defense Conversion on page 68 in chapter IV.]

The peaceful exploration of Space has been usurped by the militarization of Space. The last four U.S. backed military conflicts have used space-based technology to disrupt the computer and communication systems of sovereign states. The funds required for continuing peaceful Space exploration have been used, instead, for the design, implementation and deployment of wasteful and dangerous Space hardware, such as the Strategic Defense Initiative.

1. The Green Party calls for the end of Space militarization and opposes any form of space-based military aggression. We embrace peaceful Space exploration as a means for all people on this planet to work together. The benefits of inspired education are well worth the investment in peaceful Space exploration.

2. The Green Party supports only the peaceful and sustainable exploration of Space, on a case by case, mission-specific basis, including the signing of the International Treaty for the Demilitarization of Space. The Green Party advocates a reduction of human-staffed space flight due to the high cost and risk

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