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  Greens in Time and Space: The History of The Green Party
This was a comprehensive statement of Green politics which was widely distributed overseas and contributed to the development of Green parties elsewhere.
Green politics was being actively practised in New Zealand in the 1970s, even though the electoral climate was unfavourable.
In May 1990 the current Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand was formed from a merger of Values and the new Green groups, and contested the 1990 general election six months later, winning 7% of the total vote although it was not able to stand candidates in all electorates.
www.greens.org.nz /about/history.htm   (1607 words)

 The Greens/Green Party USA
Green Politics is the official quarterly newspaper of The Greens/Green Party USA and a free benefit to all members.
The articles printed in Green Politics are original pieces, not reprints.Ê You can submit your article or letter for GP by emailing to info@greenparty.org.
For information on purchasing Green Politics in bundles or for individual subscriptions, go to publications.
www.greenparty.org /gpbundle.php   (80 words)

  Green politics Summary
Green politics and philosophy presents a holistic vision in which monetary reform, participative democracy, meaningful work, social justice, and equality are all of a piece with renewable energy, organic agriculture, protection of wildlife, recycling, and non-polluting technologies.
Greens on the Left are often identified as Eco-socialists, who merge ecology and environmentalism with socialism and Marxism to blame the capitalist system for environmental degradation, social injustice, inequality and conflict.
Green politics is usually said to include the green anarchism, eco-anarchism, anti-nuclear and peace movements - although these often claim not to be aligned with any party.
www.bookrags.com /Green_politics   (3040 words)

 Green Horizon
In 1990, 20 Green candidates stood for office with 8 victories; in 1994, there were 85 candidates with 16 victories; in 1998, 124 candidates with 27 victories; in 2000, 283 candidates with 47 victories; and in the election cycle of 2002, the Greens ran 545 candidates in 39 states.
The latter’s political system is based on a winner-take-all voting system, one that makes it very difficult for new parties to get started; whereas in most of the world various systems of proportional representation govern the ebb and flow of political parties and make it easier for a new political party to gain a foothold.
Green Party and candidate platforms regularly call for PR; but they have not as a whole made this a truly top priority, to the disappointment of the organization leading the fight for PR in the United States, the Center for Voting and Democracy.
www.green-horizon.org /archives/000024.shtml   (8452 words)

 Charlene Spretnak - The Green Alternative
Green politics in West Germany often entails one faction's or group's temporarily conquering another, which leads to resentment and blocks the synthesis of good ideas.
Green politics attracts people who have been searching for a way to transform new-paradigm understandings into political practice, people who were previously somewhat apolitical but now realize that single- issue citizen's movements are inadequate by themselves, and political people who were dissatisfied with their old party or movement and now embrace Green ideals.
The Green organization might wish to conduct a "goals and futures project" to consider various scenarios for the future of their town, developing such policy-making tools for their local government as an agenda of long-range, intermediate, and short-term goals, along with analyses of issues and planning for legislative policies.
www.context.org /ICLIB/IC07/Spretnak.htm   (4719 words)

 ATR: Opinions/Editorials: The American Spectator 9/01
Green groups like LCV pump up their political reps by ostentatiously targeting vulnerable Republicans.
That that means is that politically there are two sorts of environmental issues: values issues, on which voters express a high level of environmental piety, but around which their votes rarely turn.
A similar political jujitsu is needed on the environment, persuading city-dwelling Americans that government mismanagement is as dangerous to the environment as any chemical.
www.atr.org /press/editorials/tas/tas0901.html   (1465 words)

 Green Political Thought   (Site not responding. Last check: )
But my understanding of the historical significance of radical green politics is that it constitutes precisely such a challenge, and that we shall lose sight of that significance if we conceive of it only in its reformist mode: a mode that reinforces affluence and technology rather than calling them into question.
At root, proposes Joe Weston, the green movement's mistake is to refuse a class analysis of society--it 'argues that traditional class divisions are at an end" and uses the concept "industrial society--to distinguish contemporary society from orthodox capitalism;.
Either way, the nascent green movement was generally presented as a blip on the screen of radical politics, which would, probably, soon disappear and which, certainly, had nothing to say to the left that was worth listening to.
www.serve.com /ecobooks/books/politics.htm   (2544 words)

 Test of Green Politics Lies Ahead
While organisers were delighted with the success of the conference that focused on the growing political force of Greens, the future success of green politics hinges how it deals with both the dilemmas of its success -- and the backlash of powerful political forces it seeks to challenge.
In Germany, the decision of the Green Minister for the Environment, Jurgen Tritten, to accept nuclear waste from a French reprocessing plant, dismayed the anti-nuclear movement he was once a part of.
Greens in prison and under threat get a great source of encouragement when they know that fellow Greens from around the world are supporting them,'' she pointed out.
www.commondreams.org /cgi-bin/print.cgi?file=/headlines01/0417-03.htm   (1018 words)

 Green Politics in Canada
Green parties are one type of response to the desire of supporters of ecological politics to make other people aware of this alternative view of the political process.
Bookchin's recent involvement with Greens in Vermont has convinced him that empowerment can be achieved through "thinking globally and acting locally." This is a catch phrase employed by the Greens to describe their sensitivity to the need for local action rather than the mere articulation of platitudes.
Greens believe that this assumption of continued economic growth and increasing material prosperity has dangerous implications in the long run, and that the only way to escape this flawed logic is to move away from our consumer-oriented culture into a Conserver Society.
www.lacieg2s.ca /law/green-politics.htm   (4789 words)

 Unsafe at Any Speed?
The Green movement is a loose network of local, state, and regional organizations that combine activism and efforts at sustainable living with on-and-off forays into electoral politics.
The particulars of Green platforms are worked up democratically, and candidates are expected to adhere to all planks as a way of demonstrating that they remain answerable to their fellow Greens.
Greens committed to elections might also benefit from a concerted effort--an effort some local groups have already taken up--to work as a fusion party in support of progressive candidates who may not identify themselves as Greens.
www.digitas.harvard.edu /~perspy/old/issues/1996/nov/green.html   (1496 words)

 The Green Party of Colorado
What makes Green politics different is a holistic, ecological outlook that recognizes the interconnection of all life and social processes, and that neither social nor environmental problems can be solved in isolation from each other.
We pursue a broad conception of politics that embraces electoral efforts, the development of alternative institutions, education for empowerment, nonviolent direct action, and ecological lifestyles.
Green Politics is dedicated to pursuing a broad range of issues from energy, transportation and environment to health care, labor issues and the rights of indigenous peoples.
www.greens.org /colorado   (503 words)

 Green Politics
The Greens wish to leave behind them an Earth at least as rich and diverse as the one we humans have inherited." The phrase "global community" does not mean the same as "human community", but refers rather to the coexistence of all living beings in the Earth's ecosphere.
Green programs in the richest countries should include proposals to help poor countries which are invaded by immigrants from even poorer countries.
It is a widespread practice to accuse politicians, and the heads of political parties, of being weak in their support of environmental matters, and of adopting Green slogans but never proposing strong actions towards solutions to the ecological crisis.
www.innerself.com /Environmental/green.htm   (1224 words)

 Books on Green Politics
Argues that ecologism should be considered as a distinct political ideology.
At the heart of the green debate are a set of basic contradictions concerning beliefs and actions.
Argues that in a world stuck in administrative and scientific gridlock, the theatrical, comic aspects of green politics are as important as other more goal-oriented aspects—offering creative ways to reconsider larger issues of political theory and action.
www.ecobooks.com /catalogs/greenpolitics.htm   (541 words)

 Green Party - One World. One Chance. Vote Green. - People
Derek Wall is an experienced Green political campaigner, published author and journalist.ent Male Principal Speaker of the Green Party of England and Wales, and writes a regular green blog.
"Green politics more than ever is vital, it's the politics quite literally of survival, we live in a world where another way of living is necessary and green politics is about making it real.
Wall teaches political economy at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and is head of social science at a sixth form college.
www.greenparty.org.uk /individual/117   (931 words)

 DSP -- Green politicss at an impasse
On the contrary, by the time the Australian Greens was formally announced as a federal party in 1992, its base was narrowing, the movements were in decline, and the Greens' political trajectory was clearly to the right.
The rapidity with which the Australian Greens have moved to the right since the expulsion of the DSP — both in their party structure and political platform — is indicative of the inherent conservative tendencies in Green politics which come to the fore clearly and quickly in the absence of counter-pressure from a left wing.
In most cases, Green parties formed both to better organise mass action and to represent in parliament a green-thinking constituency, a constituency disillusioned with "politics as usual" in the advanced capitalist countries and which saw the need for a political expression for the movements they were active in or supported.
www.dsp.org.au /dsp/lmgreens.htm   (10195 words)

 Green Politics and Socialism
Greens believe that we can meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
Greens extend the circle of compassion to other species in the realisation that humanity is not alone, that we share the planet with other life forms and are the product of the same evolutionary process.
While not a revolutionary party in the Marxian sense, the Green Party is revolutionary-reformist in that it would require a revolution, the abolition of capitalism, to implement the reforms the party advocates.
www.whatnextjournal.co.uk /Pages/Back/Wnext16/Greenpol.html   (2502 words)

 Green politics of change - Green Party of Canada
Instead of the current practice where the presumption is that most government documents are first considered secret, the responsibility would fall on the government to apply for the right to withhold documents from the public.
The Green Party would improve accountability in government by flattening bureaucratic hierarchies and facilitating horizontal communication and coordination throughout all levels of government.
The Green Party would also introduce meaningful "whistleblower" protection for government employees and commission ombudsmen who report their findings to the public to ensure that questionable actions could be reported without fear of reprisals.
main.greenparty.ca /page154.html   (884 words)

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Hughes (1989) argues that Green Politics can be seen as "the direct descendent of the social democratic movements of the last century, including anarchism and socialism and the political visions that have dominated these movements for the last sixty years: 'democratic Marxism' and Marxist - Leninism".
The fact that Green Politics seems to have taken a back seat of late perhaps reflects a trend towards indifference of the environmental movement to Green Politics and the refocussing on conventional pressure group lobbying.
Today the Greens find themselves needing to keep hold of their visionary goals and revolutionary ideals while steering a course with "an open scientific approach to what is possible" (Hughes, 1989).
www.barnsdle.demon.co.uk /pol/greenpol.html   (3064 words)

 GPCA Front Page
All across the state this week, as House members return home to their districts during the Congressional break, those opposed to the war are visiting offices of Democrats, demanding they not vote to further war funding in September.
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA (July 18, 2007) - Green Party 2006 Assembly candidate Peter Thottam, now executive director of the Los Angeles National Impeachment Center, praised the decision Monday by the West Hollywood City Council to support the impeachment of President George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.
SACRAMENTO (June 20, 2007) - The Green Party of California reacted to the Governor's announced plans for a peripheral canal by outlining the basic requirements for a sustainable water policy, and criticizing Schwarzenegger's move as a return to old solutions that have been rejected in the past.
www.cagreens.org   (1094 words)

 Green Politics - Research and Read Books, Journals, Articles at Questia Online Library
Green Party - any of the political parties established in various countries to oppose the destructive environmental effects of many modern technologies and the economic systems and institutions that drive them.
Many Green parties also advocate pacifism and strongly support human rights; the parties are typically grassroots leftist in their political orientation.
Ralph Nader was the Green party's presidential candidate in 1996 and 2000, and in the latter election the party garnered the largest vote (2.6%) of any U.S. third party.
www.questia.com /library/politics-and-government/political-science/political-movements/green-politics.jsp   (1009 words)

 Politics1 - Guide to American Political Parties
Marxist political organizer James Harris was the SWP Presidential nominee in 1996 (ballot status in 11 states - 8,500 votes - 0.01%) and 2000 (ballot status in 14 states - 7,378 votes - 9th place - 0.01%).
Marxist political organizer and journalist Róger Calero was the SWP Presidential nominee in 2004 -- ballot status in 14 states - 10,791 votes - 9th place - 0.01% -- even though he was constitutionally ineligible as a foreign citizen living in the US as a Permanent Resident Alien.
Frustrated by traditional partisan politics and the quality of national media coverage of elections, this party proposes to seek "direct input" from the public to mold this new politically centrist party into a vehicle that unifies America in the 21st Century.
www.politics1.com /parties.htm   (9514 words)

 UK Environmental Politics, Green Party Politics and Policies
Join, support and vote for the Green Party to convince the establish- ment and the public that Green politics is worth taking seriously.
Formed in 1979, the Scottish Green Party became a separate party from the party in England and Wales in 1990.
A statement of the policies needed to fulfil the Green Vision and create a society based on ecological sustainability and social justice.
www.greenphase.com /politics.html   (171 words)

 Green Institute
Green Institute Board of Advisor member reminds us that climatologists say that global warming has a severe "procrastination penalty" for inaction.
The Green Institute sponsored a seminar with David Cobb and Ben Manski on June 24 entitled "People's Rights before Corporate Rights" which described how corporations, which are artificial creations of the state, are not entitled to the inalienable rights reserved to the people in the U.S. constitution.
The Green Institute is proud to play the key role in bringing this hard-hitting history and analysis to you.
www.greeninstitute.net /subpages/Home.asp   (770 words)

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Green politics is an ecological approach to politics that links social and ecological problems.
Schumacher's work is a polemic against the "bigger is better" ethic of expanding capitalism, but he locates the cause not in the material conditions for capitalist production and reproduction, but in six "anti-environmental values" stemming from the 19th century and "which still dominate, as far as I can see, the minds of `educated' people today".
Green politics have a significant component which involves the conservation of natural and heritage values, and indeed its origins lie in what was originally called the conservation movement.
www.lycos.com /info/green-politics.html   (443 words)

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