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Category: 2010 Fall Opinion

What Happened to the Dream?

What Happened to the Dream?

The glue that holds us together is the ten key values, and caring and compassion for the earth and its inhabitants, both human and non-human. by Dee Berry, Progressive Party of Missouri; Paul Krumm, Green Party of Kansas; and Barbara Rodgers-Hendricks, Green Party of Florida About 25 years ago, green seeds were drifting over to the U.S. from Europe and taking root on our continent. Folks started gathering and we called ourselves ìGreens.î †We had a dream for the future…

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A call to action against dangerous natural gas drilling

A call to action against dangerous natural gas drilling

Millions of gallons of water are used in the hydrofracturing process. Ö It contains chemical additives found to include carcinogens and endocrine disruptors. It is also potentially radioactive. This water is now industrial waste and must be treated as such. Hydrofracking is taking over the northeast by Jay Sweeney, Green Party of Pennsylvania Now more than ever, our water supply is endangered by the extraction of natural gas from shale formations. In March of 2009, the EcoAction Committee proposed, and…

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Overcoming the Crabs in a Bucket Syndrome

Overcoming the Crabs in a Bucket Syndrome

by Brent McMillan, Green Party Executive Director When one crab tries to crawl up out of a bucket of crabs, the other crabs will reach up and drag the escaping crab back down into the bucket. I first heard this concept from Phil Nash, political consultant to Pat LaMarche when she ran for governor in Maine in 2006 on the Green Party ticket. (Some may remember Phil as part of the fundraising team who raised over $100,000 in one week…

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