Articles by Green Papers

Green Veterans Speak Out

by Gail Dixon November 11, 2011  Veterans Day, for many Americans, means parades, speeches, flags, and the usual political theatrical displays of patriotism. Those who have never experienced war itself can never truly understand the effect on the lives of those who have endured the horrors of warfare. Since the advent of industrialized warfare in World War I, working people have too often served as cannon fodder in wars for the profits of the ruling class. The dawning understanding of this dynamic has birthed anti-war protests and resistance movements like Occupy Wall Street, which continues to draw veterans and others…


Dear Occupy Wall Street: ‘Move to Amend’ (the Constitution)

News Times by Justine McCabe October 21, 2011 The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement is thriving, spreading from New York City to hundreds of cities around the country and to the world. Its evolution is remarkable given initial disregard or criticism from corporate media, and demeaning characterizations by congressmen (“mobs”) and presidential contenders (“unpatriotic”). Initiated largely by young people, this vibrant movement resonates with people of all ages, political affiliations and virtually all socioeconomic classes — the “99 percent” of the U.S. population who are economically disenfranchised by the “1 percent” who control at least 40 percent of U.S. wealth,…


Davis case indicts death penalty

Columbus Georgia Ledger Enquirer September 25, 2011 by Theresa El-Amin All of the prayers for Troy Davis have been answered. And the answer is: “Troy Davis is a martyr in the struggle to end the death penalty in Georgia.” As a veteran of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, I will do all that I can to honor Troy and the millions around the world who worked to save his life. Troy Davis understood that he is not the first innocent man to be killed at the hands of the state. His last words forgave his killers. Can DA Chisolm and…


Jobs for All with a Green New Deal

by Jill E. Stein September 5, 2011 President Obama’s new job proposals are intended to send a political message that the President cares about the dismal state of the economy. But America needs a decisive and immediate solution, not a limited gesture for the unemployment emergency facing 25 million workers in need of full time jobs that aren’t there. We need a Green New Deal that will establish government’s responsibility to guarantee the right to a job for every American willing and able to work. The roots of this lie in the Employment Assurance concept that the Roosevelt administration used…


Charlene Spretnak

How the WORLD Works

by Charlene Spretnak Green Horizon Magazine Spring/Summer 2011 A WELL-EARNED “WE TOLD YOU SO!” is not what comes to mind whenever Greens are proven right about numerous ecological, economic, and ecosocial issues because it means that problems the Greens identified long ago have now grown into crises causing untold suffering. Fromthe early 1980s, for instance, Greens insisted that the only way to shed our dependence on foreign oil – by which we would increase our national security and avoid the horrendous casualties and maiming resulting from oil wars – would be to seriously focus on converting our economy to energy…