I completely disagree with this statement my colleague Andrew Weaver, leader of the BC Green Party.

The BDS campaign is entirely consistant with Green values of peace, diplomacy and non violence. It is reasonable to impose sanctions on a government that has been killing thousands of civilians in the occupied territories. The position taken by the federal party in no way assigns blame for violence to one side only, it simply points out that the killing is vastly disproportionate and that the Israeli government should be held to account for their warcrimes.

The only thing that is inconsistent with Green values is Andrew Weaver’s suggestion that an appropriate response to the democratic adoption of this resolution is to shut down grass roots debate within both the federal and BC Green Parties.

Alex Tyrrell
Leader of the Green Party of Quebec


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