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2010 Winter Issue

2010 Winter Issue

Features Florida faces nuclear threat by Michael Canney Arizona Greens triumph in federal court by Claudia Ellquist Robert ìBobî Long, Green Pioneer (1917-2010) by Mike Feinstein Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission follows Ten Key Values by Bob Meola Cynthia McKinney receives international peace award Elections Fairfax, Californiaís Town Council: The Green Party Majority by Mimi Newton Green-Rainbow Party Sets Sights on 2010 Races by Dave England Dozens of candidates file for the Green Party primary in Illinois World Green Ideology…

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Fairfax, Californiaís Town Council: The Green Party Majority

Fairfax, Californiaís Town Council: The Green Party Majority

by Mimi Newton On November 3, 2009, the Town of Fairfax, California became the fourth city in U.S. history to have a Green majority in local government. Not surprisingly to many, two of the three cities that had earlier garnered Green Party majorities were also California cities: Arcata (1996-1998) and Sebastaol (2000-2006). The other was New Paltz, New York (2003-2004). In 2009, Pam Hartwell-Herrero became the third Green Party member on Fairfaxís five-person Town Council, joining fellow greens Lew Tremaine…

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Larry Bragman speaks on local politics

Larry Bragman speaks on local politics

“We need to rebuild our planet one community at a time and Fairfax is an excellent place to start.” ~Larry Bragman Referring to the potential impact of the Green Party on local politics, Fairfax Councilman Larry Bragman says, “The private money election system is not responding to the economic or the environmental needs of the people and, as a result, the country is facing a crisis of confidence in its political system.” Bragman looks to the Green Party as the…

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Green Ideology and Its Relation to Modernity: Including a Case Study of the Green Party of Sweden.

Green Ideology and Its Relation to Modernity: Including a Case Study of the Green Party of Sweden.

Green Ideology and Its Relation to Modernity: Including a Case Study of the Green Party of Sweden. by Michael Moon Reviewed by Angela Aylward, Green Party of Sweden (Miljˆpartiet de grˆna) Biologist and former education officer in the Swedish Green Party Michael Moon has recently presented his thesis at the Department of Human Ecology of Lund University, Sweden. His study is a much-needed investigation into the international debate on green ideology and how the Swedish Greens over a number of…

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A vision for the midterm

A vision for the midterm

A vision for the midterm Stage is set for Green breakthrough by Brent McMillan, Green Party of Washington State and Green Party Political Director We are well positioned going into the 2010 mid-term, but without the accompanying work this is meaningless. Just having the right message is not enough. The 2006 mid-term was the second strongest for independents and third-party Candidates since 1934. This year could be even bigger, as there is great dissatisfaction with both Democrats and Republicans. On…

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A tale of party oppression at the local level

A tale of party oppression at the local level

A tale of party oppression at the local level Breaking free of the two-party system by Deyva Arthur, New York State Green Party Despite enormous challenges for third parties in this country due to limited ballot access, petition challenges, and denied media coverage, Green Party candidates are starting to win local elections. Even with a confused conservatism among progressives these days, our party is growing. But there are times when one is tempted to leave the path less taken of…

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From Hopenhagen to Nopenhagen – Climate change negotiations fail ï Global Greens present alternative

From Hopenhagen to Nopenhagen – Climate change negotiations fail ï Global Greens present alternative

The Global Greens are concerned that rich nations are building loopholes into the agreement to give the appearance of strong targets without the reality. By Mike Feinstein, International Committee, Green Party of the United States photos courtesy of Global Greens In Copenhagen the over-riding impression was chaos — people standing in line for hours outside in the freezing cold, while talks were deadlocked inside. At a historic moment when bold action was needed desperately, the United Nations Framework Convention on…

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Florida faces nuclear threat

Florida faces nuclear threat

Florida faces nuclear threat Greens play key role in growing anti-nuke movement by Michael Canney;†Green Party of Florida Nuclear expansion threatens residents of the “Sunshine State,” but resistance is growing. Two utility giants – Progress Energy Florida (PEF) and Florida Power and Light (FPL) – are moving ahead with ambitious plans for a nuclear expansion that would double the number of nuclear power plants in the state. Florida Greens have been active in efforts to stop this looming threat to…

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Arizona Greens triumph in federal court

Arizona Greens triumph in federal court

Arizona Greens triumph in federal court Win to have extra ballot access restrictions prohibited by Claudia Ellquist, Arizona Green Party Co-chair The Arizona Green Party (AzGP) prevailed this month in federal court in a lawsuit for a preliminary injunction against threatened barriers towards the Green campaign for ballot access in 2010. With focused determination for gaining ballot access, Arizona Greens were recently able to get added restrictions relinquished on petition deadlines and who could gather signatures. Though these restrictions were…

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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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