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Ten Key Values: Ecological Wisdom

Ten Key Values: Ecological Wisdom

by Dorothy H. Engel, North Carolina Mountain Greens We the people have the power, but we must take back control of our lives, our land, our institutions, and our planet. Simply expressed, ecological wisdom is “whatever we take from the earth, we must give back to the earth.” To uphold ecologically wise values, people must determine what can be done to practice sustainability in their own daily lives and then tackle the vast problems confronting all of us – pollution…

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Money: The Bad, The Good, The Essential

Money: The Bad, The Good, The Essential

by Jody Grage, Treasurer of Green Party of the United States Money has got a bad rap. We recoil from the word that has such close associations with greed, power, and inequality. Filthy lucre -moneybags – usury – made of money – the almighty dollar. The role of money in politics has been especially negative. Buying votes – war chests – the military-industrial complex – spiraling national debt – corporate domination. Yet money is basically a neutral means of exchange….

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All Out Campaign In 2008 Requires Ballot Access Commitment

All Out Campaign In 2008 Requires Ballot Access Commitment

by Phil Huckelberry, Illinois Green Party, Co-chair of GPUS Ballot Access Committee To get ballot access we need to do a lot of work and raise a lot of money because the blunt reality is that a political party without ballot lines is not much of a political party. The 2008 presidential cycle is now well underway. Not wanting a repeat of the timid campaign strategy of 2004, many Greens are pushing for a strong, all-out strategy in 2008. But…

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Don’t Just Say Goodbye To Cheap Oil — Say Goodbye To The Need For Oil

Don’t Just Say Goodbye To Cheap Oil — Say Goodbye To The Need For Oil

A Green Look At The Global Energy Crisis by Scott Derby, Green Party of New York State In a paper presented to the American Petroleum Institute in 1956, Dr. M. King Hubbert outlined what would be called the “peak oil” theory. His research showed that, based on past and current oil production and field discoveries, oil production in the United States would peak in the 1970’s. He was right. Hubbert later predicted that global peak oil would be reached between…

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Next Global Greens Congress Moved To Brazil

Next Global Greens Congress Moved To Brazil

Next Global Greens Congress Moved To Brazil Dates Remain The Same, May 1-4, 2008 Brussels, May 25th, 2007 Dear Green Friends, After much reflection, we would like to inform you that insurmountable logistical problems have made it necessary to change the venue of our Second Green Global Congress from Nairobi, Kenya, to Sao Paolo, Brazil. This difficult decision was arrived at after much consideration and consultation with our African Green Friends, including Professor Wangari Maathai, who was a full participant….

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Walking The Walk

Walking The Walk

Green Business Owners Positioned†To Make A Difference by Matt Funiciello, Green Party of New York State Green businesses could help†get the message out by showing people in their communities an alternative to modern corporate behavior and structure. Green business owners are in a distinct position to represent Green principles to the public. The public may then be more likely to see our alternatives to big corporate practices. As a Green business owner myself, I spend a lot of time thinking…

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State Reports

State Reports

Delaware The Green Party of Delaware held its annual meeting open to all registered Greens on May 19, 2007. Although attendance was lower than previous years, those present discussed the future of the party and how to maintain a presence until activity increased. Mostly importantly, members for the Coordinating Council (CC), the state party’s central organization, were chosen. The CC had seen the loss of all but one of its members from the previous year due to various circumstances. GPDE…

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Back In Government

Back In Government

Back In Government Finland’s Greens Enter National Coalition Once Again by Panu Laturi, Party Secretary, Vihre‰t-De Grˆna (Finnish Green Party) For the first time since 2002, when it left coalition government over the Finnish parliament’s decision to approve construction of a new nuclear power plant, Vihre‰t-De Grˆna (the Greens) is back in coalition government. After receiving 8.5 percent of the vote in the March 18 General Elections and increasing the number of seats from 14 to 15 in the 200-member…

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Finnish Greens Enter Coalition With Pro-Nuclear Parties

Finnish Greens Enter Coalition With Pro-Nuclear Parties

Finnish Greens Enter Coalition With Pro-Nuclear Parties by Oras Tynkkynen, Green member of Finnish Parliament The Finnish Greens have not and will not support or sanction any nuclear projects whatsoever. – Oras Tynkkynen In 2002 the Finnish parliament voted 107 to 92 to approve a fifth nuclear reactor. Immediately afterward, in protest, the Finnish Green Party Vihre‰t left the five-party coalition government of which it had been a member of since 1995. Today, despite being the only party represented in…

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Irish Greens Enter Coalition Government For The First Time

Irish Greens Enter Coalition Government For The First Time

Irish Greens Enter Coalition Government For The First Time Historic Accord Provides Chance To Show They Can Govern by Mike Feinstein, Advisor, International Committee of the Green Party of the United States What do you do if you’ve been around for 25 years and you’ve been ahead of the political curve on issues like the environment, but your country’s political system has been behind the times in recognizing it? Then all of a sudden you get a chance for real…

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