Jesse Klaver, leader of the Green Party of the Netherlands (“Green Left”), has been electrifying European politics. His party gained 10 seats in the Dutch general election of 2017, rising to an all-time high of 14.
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” […]
A draft of the latest report from the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) says emissions of carbon dioxide and the other greenhouse gases warming the planet grew twice as fast in the first decade of the 21st century as they did during the previous three decades. Much of that rise was due to the […]
In 2012 a group of local assembly members, citizens groups, and activists met in Tokyo to launch the Midori-no-to, also referred to as the Greens/Japan — focusing on the issue of ending nuclear power. The party was formed a little more than a year after a 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit Japan in March of […]
A fierce campaign against nuclear power and then a referendum in Sweden in early 1980 started it all – or perhaps released all the built-up political frustrations. The set-up of the referendum was meant to give a “yes” or “no” to continued use of nuclear power plants in Sweden, but was seen by many as […]
“A Global Green New Deal (GGND) will deliver sustainable growth with huge benefits for both humans and nature, with clean air and water, organic food, meaningful employment and more free creative time for all on this planet. Green sustainable growth will be a transition to a steady-state global solar economy in the 21st Century.” By […]