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Ranked Choice Voting: Embracing a move from margins to the mainstream

By Rob Richie In my 23 years at FairVote, I’ve seen my share of advances and setbacks. I’ve gone from years of working from home to having a staff of more than ten, then twice seen our budget boom and bust. We’ve played lynchpin roles to introduce ideas like universal voter registration, a constitutional right […]

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The Work of Culture: Transforming the US—Israel “Special Relationship.”

By Justine McCabe INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS THE “WORK OF CULTURE”? I recently saw the Broadway musical Amazing Grace, about John Newton’s agonizing moral journey in eighteenth century Britain from slave ship captain/trader to leading abolitionist (as well as composer of the compelling hymn of the same name). This production powerfully illustrates “the work of culture” […]

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GH 32, Letters to the Editor

TO THE EDITOR Thank you for another excellent issue of Green Horizon, Spring/ Summer 2015). Herewith a brief comment on a couple of the pieces. I was very pleased to see the poem by Margaret Wheatley. I hope to read more of her work in future issues. Linda Cree is “right on” in her essay […]

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Indigenous People in the Eye of Climate Disruption

By Romi Elnagar “What we are fighting to protect is the survival of this generation and the continuation of the human race,” fifteen-year-old climate activist Xiuhtezcatl Roske- Martinez told the United Nations General Assembly on June 29. “My father raised me in the Mexica [Aztec] tradition. I learned from [him] is that …every living thing […]

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The Thoughts Within

We don’t have an overall specific theme this time that includes most or all of the articles. We have a medley of articles, some of which go together, such as the two articles on the rights of Indigenous peoples; and such as the commentary on Pope Francis’s historic Encyclical and the urgent call by Ben […]

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Revisiting the Statue of Liberty

By Hector Lopez THE STATUE OF LIBERTY Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand a mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; […]

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For the Earth, Our Planet: an eOS Proposal – Part 3

By Steven Schmidt, sjs@nets.com Editor’s Note: Continuing his series of articles entitled eOS, an eco-operating system, Steve Schmidt looks over the horizon as he encourages “green best practices” that fully utilize the unprecedented developing worldwide Web/Internet. The future of online networking has potential to redefine politics, both locally and globally, in ways that are green, […]

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Two Poems That Speak Truth to Power

                    REFUGEE We all are running from something throughout our lineage our people ran from the wild woolly Mother Earth our home

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Thoughts for My Grandchildren (4)

This is the fourth in a planned series of articles by Steve Welzer DEAR GRANDCHILDREN: The question of “what you’ll be facing” would have been easily answered for ninety-nine percent of our species existence, during which human lifeways were relatively stable from generation to generation. Stable, though not static. People did have to accommodate to […]

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The Deepening Global Challenge

By John Resenbrink In the two previous issues of our magazine, we’ve pondered the absence of global governance on planet earth. A fact of stark world reality came home to me earlier this year in a quote from Zbigniew Brzezinski sent to me by Scott McLarty. Scott is the U.S. Green Party’s media coordinator and […]

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