Articles by Green Papers

One Democratic State: A Green Solution to the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

by Justine McCabe First published in Green Horizon Magazine / Spring Summer 2012  For we belong to a single body – Arabs and Jews Tel Aviv and Tulkarem, Haifa and Ramallah – What are they If not a single pair of shoulders, Twin breasts? (Our Land by Israeli poet Aharon Shabtai in J’Accuse, 2001) As we note the anniversary of the “Arab Spring’s” revolts against repressive regimes in the Middle East, democracy remains uncertain. But a linchpin around which these regimes have long operated continues: the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Indeed, as Egypt’s revolution began, James Jones–former commander of all NATO forces,…


Finding the Green Frame: Professor Lakoff’s ‘Political Mind’ and the Green Party

A review by Scott McLarty First published in print in Green Horizon, Spring/Summer 2012 The Political Mind: A Cognitive Scientist’s Guide to Your Brain and Its Politics Book by George Lakoff Penguin, 2009 paperback reprint edition, 320 pages   This past summer, some Green Party members opened up a dialogue with economic David C. Korten, who appeared via Skype on a screen before an audience at the party’s annual national meeting in Alfred, New York. During one discussion with a few Greens, Korten said that the Green Party “must find its narrative.” People can grasp political ideas if they’re presented…


Occupy Earth Day

Occupy Earth Day An Expose of the Corporate Propaganda Systems that Undermine Systemic Change Activism April 18, 2012 | corporations.org Mike Ewall is founder and director of Energy Justice Network www.energyjustice.net This Earth Day, like so many others, we’ll be invited to pick up litter, plant trees, be reminded to recycle, and countless other personal habits we can adopt to save the earth. Corporations pitching “green” products will bust out their “Lorax-approved” logos and encourage our “green” consumption. This will be the first Earth Day since the Occupy Wall Street movement took form. How can we Occupy Earth Day – or as our…


Solve climate crisis to make economy humane

Syracuse Post Standard April 20, 2012 Despite what the junk science funded by the Koch brothers tells Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle, the scientific consensus on climate change is that humans are causing it. No matter how loud the yelling in the right-wing media echo chamber, if we don’t stop releasing heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels by the end of this decade, we are in for a world of pain. The good news is that once we accept that climate change is really happening, we can take action to stop it. Lasting solutions to the climate crisis…


The Climate of Fear

by Jennifer Sullivan It’s never enough. The greed. The downplaying. The usual. Once again the climate of fear that the Twin Powers of Politics have created to play their on going “good cop bad cop” routine has reared it’s ugly head. Trayvon Martin shot in cold blood. Part of the reason that the Green Party exists is to decry this ongoing injustice! The story isn’t new. It goes back to when people were purchased, transported & sold out of Africa. It’s the Freedom Riders and the Emmett Till (brutally slaugtered for — gasp — maybe whistling at a white woman)….