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Richard Walton 1928 – 2012

Richard Walton 1928 – 2012

Richard Walton died last week. He is an important part of our history as a party. He was always, from the getgo of our party and before, deeply wanting there to be a strong third party in the United States. As part of this, he ran for Vice President for the Citizens Party in 1984, a precursor of the Green Party. Sonia Johnson was the party’s presidential candidate that year. He helped found the Rhode Island Green Party several years…

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Charlie Green

Charlie Green

We are sad to relay this belated announcement that Charlie Green passed away on September 15, 2012. He had been ill for some time, and passed away in mid-September. Many of you knew him as an NC delegate from Colorado, and *all* of us relied upon him as the main administrator for the voting page, which he became shortly after its inception in 2003. One of the nicest aspect of my involvement with the Green Party was the opportunity to…

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2010 Maine “Green of the Year” to be honored posthumously

2010 Maine “Green of the Year” to be honored posthumously

Jack Harrington, 1946 – 2010 An honoree for his efforts in the Maine Green Party, John T. (Jack) Harrington passed away Thursday, April 22, 2010, after a brief illness. The Green Party has been a big part of his life. Jack served his state by sitting on multiple committees for the Maine Green Independent Party, was a delegate to the National Committee of the Green Party of the United States, and was to be honored as the 2010 Maine “Green…

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Robert “Bob” Long, Green Pioneer (1917-2010)

Robert “Bob” Long, Green Pioneer (1917-2010)

By Mike Feinstein, Green Party of California Long-time Green organizer Bob Long passed away on January 27, 2010 at the age of 92. Especially active in the early years of the U.S. Green movement, Long played two particularly critical roles in its development. His calm manner, steady demeanor and personal stature provided a stable foundation and touchstone for formative Green organizing in the 1980s and early 1990s, especially in Southern California where he lived at the time. His commitment to…

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Poetic obituary for Dennis Brutus

Poetic obituary for Dennis Brutus

On December 26, Dennis Brutus – internationally renowned South African poet and human rights activist – died at the age of 85. Brutus spent time with Nelson Mandela in Robben Island prison and years in exile from his native land because of his opposition to the Apartheid regime. The following poem was written to celebrate Brutusí eightieth birthday. Stone Hammered to Gravel by Martin Espada The office workers did not know, plodding through 1963 and Marshall Square station in Johannesburg,…

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Green Party UK co-founder Teddy Goldsmith passes at 80

Green Party UK co-founder Teddy Goldsmith passes at 80

by Mike Feinstein, member, International Committee of the Green Party of the United States Founding editor of The Ecologist Magazine in 1972 and a co-founder of the Green Party in the United Kingdom, Teddy Goldsmith passed away on August 21, 2009 at age 80. The elder brother of billionaire Sir James Goldsmith, Goldsmith was a champion of conservation and organic farming, a†passionate campaigner for the rights of indigenous people, and an early proponent for a steady state economy. In January…

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In memory of Arne Naess, founder of Deep Ecology

In memory of Arne Naess, founder of Deep Ecology

† As the father of ecosophy and a real pioneer of holistic ecological thinking, Naess has created the basis on which much green thinking rests. by Jan Bojer Vindheim, Milj¯partiet de Gr¯nne, Norway † The philosopher Arne Naess, who died recently at the age of 96, left a rich body of work behind. Internationally he was known as the originator of deep ecology, but environmentalism was just one facet of his philosophical work. In addition to his fame as a…

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In memory of a prominent man in political history

In memory of a prominent man in political history

The life of California Green, Peter Camejo by Mark Dunlea, Green Party of New York State Peter Miguel Camejo, a civil rights leader, socially responsible investment pioneer, and founder of the California Green Party, died in September from lymphoma cancer with his wife Morella at his side – only days after completing his autobiography. Camejo was a student leader, civil rights advocate, leader in the socially responsible investment industry with his own investment firm, Progressive Asset Management, Inc., and author…

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Arne Naess

Arne Naess

Arne NÊss is dead, 96 years old. The Green party wishes to thank its honorary member since 1997 for everything he has contributed in the 20 years of the party’s existence. NÊss has been a source of inspiration not only to us, but to the entire international movement of green parties. As the father of ecosophy and a real pioneer of holistic ecological thinking, he has created the basis on which much green thinking rests. In many ways he was…

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William (Bill) J. Holloway, III

William (Bill) J. Holloway, III

William (Bill) J. Holloway, III William (Bill) Judson Holloway, III, 44, beloved son, brother, uncle and friend, passionate environmentalist, political activist and civic volunteer, computer master, talented violinist, learned scholar, explorer of intellectual pursuits and mountaineer, passed away January 7, 2009, in Austin, Texas. Bill was born in Oklahoma City on July 31, 1964, to his loving parents Judge William Judson Holloway, Jr. and Helen Hoehn Holloway. Growing up as an avid outdoorsman, he was a Boy Scout earning his…

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