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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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Chipping Away at the Power Bloc

By Rob Richie Greens  have  worked  closely  with  democracy  activists  in  promoting  ranked  choice  voting  (RCV),  both  in  its  instant  runoff  form  and  as  an  alternative  to  winner-take-all  in  elections  when  electing  multiple  seats.  International  examples  abound  about  the  power  of  proportional  representation  for  transforming  elections  and  opportunities  for  Greens.  City  elections  in  2013  showed  […]

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GLOBAL GOVERNANCE: Can We Talk About It? Must We?

We live in a balkanized world. Huge problems of global dimensions are dealt with poorly or not at all. This is largely because the solutions are sought within a framework of separate and independent sovereign states and with a consciousness in each state imbued with the fervor of the national interest. By John Rensenbrink (continued)…Can […]

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Proposal for a Global Organization of Democracies (GOOD)

The big world conferences on climate every 20 years (1972 Sweden, 1992 Brazil, 2012 Denmark) have failed. Bill McKibben and 350.org are raising consciousness and prodding consciences daily, but the big lever of “world opinion” needs a pivot point or fulcrum, a forum or year round parliament of small and responsible democracies so that all […]

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eOS: Part Two – eco Operating System Challenges

Of the approximate 200 countries in the world, the Green Party has organized in approximately one half – PDF.

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Natalie Bennett – the New Leader of the Green Party for England and Wales

A letter by Mike Feinstein published in the Spring/Summer 2014 Issue . . . . Your readers will be interested in this recent news about the Green Party in England and Wales. I am particularly excited about the way in which the Green Party there meets the challenge of effective leadership. Natalie Bennett has been […]

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Fukushima and the Future of Life on Earth

By Romi Elnagar . . . . “American sailors on the USS Ronald Reagan at sea off the coast of Japan sailed into the plume of radiation emitted by the Fukushima Daiichi plant and then were ordered to help the Japanese with the disaster. They… are now suing the Government of Japan…” The disaster at […]

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Elizabeth May’s First Term as a Green MP in Canada’s Parliament

By Edmund P. Fowler . . . . “We can be totally honest and speak from our hearts. When we feel even one thing is good we can point it out.” Elizabeth May became Canada’s first Green member of Parliament, for Saanich-Gulf Islands in British Columbia, in the federal elections of May 2011. Even though […]

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