Green Party Mourns Loss of Member Tom Fox

We are overjoyed with the rescue of Christian Peacemaker Team’s Harmeet Sooden, Jim Loney and Norman Kember. However we also reflect on the great loss we experienced earlier this month upon learning of the murder of fellow CPT member Tom Fox.

Mr. Fox, who was in Iraq working as a member of the Christian Peacekeeper Teams (CPT) was also a member of the Green Party of Virginia. After being abducted in Baghdad last November with three other CPT members, Fox was murdered.

"Tom's dedication to nonviolence was absolute," said Kirit Mookerjee of the Green Party of Virginia. "His life is a model for Green Party members and for all Americans who value peace, justice, and the principles of nonviolent resolution of conflict. His death was senseless, but it also reflects the senselessness of the war on Iraq, which Tom, like the Green Party, passionately opposed. Greens join Langley Hill Friends Meeting, in northern Virginia to which Tom Fox belonged, in their appeal for peace in Iraq."

Greens expressed their condolences to Tom Fox's family and friends. The Green Party of the United States has called for immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. Tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians, over 2,300 U.S. service members, and 54 foreign hostages have been killed as a result of the U.S. invasion, and Iraq is now on the brink of civil war.

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