Articles by Green Papers

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)….


Media, Academia Join Forces to Downplay Dangers of Nuclear Power

by Titus North Dissident Voice March 10th, 2012 Last April 20 the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published an on-line article entitled “Short-term and Long-term Health Risks of Nuclear-Power-Plant Accidents” by Dr. Eli Glatstein and five other authors. The article was riddled with distortions and misinformation, and overall was very poor research. As the NEJM is a peer reviewed journal and has a significant letters section, I wrote a letter pointing out some of the errors committed by the authors, and a longer piece containing a comprehensive critique. The NEJM demands that letters to the journal contain material that…