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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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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, [email protected] 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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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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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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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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