Articles by Green Papers

‘No Impact Man’ Runs for Office

The Atlantic by Colin Beavan November 16, 2012 My unlikely course in activist politicking started with a May call from a member of the executive committee of the Green Party of New York State. The call came, I understood, because of the notoriety of my very-publicly performed 2007 experiment in extreme environmental living in the middle of Manhattan. The project had been intended to question and look for alternatives to the typical American’s consumption-based way of life. It was also a vehicle to help bring broader public attention to the range of our environmental crises — from ocean depletion to…


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People have the power to make necessary changes

Move To Amend by Andy Douglas November 12, 2012 A few weeks ago I attended a conference on Economic Democracy in Madison. It’s a subject I consider intensely important — everyday people’s control over their own economic destiny. The conference inspired, informed and provoked, and I wanted to share some highlights. Keynote speaker John Nichols, correspondent for The Nation and CNBC commentator, called economic democracy the great moral struggle of America. It goes back to the founding stages of our country (when only 4 percent of the population could vote). The founders knew slavery was a sin, he said, but…


Voting Green in a Swing State

Counterpunch by B. SIDNEY SMITH WEEKEND EDITION OCTOBER 26-28, 2012 “You’re Doing WHAT???” I live in a purple part of the country (Virginia) and move in academic circles, so of course I know many, many people who will be voting for Obama. It is impossible to know, but if I sodomized the Easter Bunny in front of their children the look on my Obama-voter friends’ faces could scarcely be much different than the look they get when I say I am voting for Jill Stein. “But this is a swing state…you have to vote for Obama…what if Romney wins?!?” The…


Green Party Populism

CounterPunch by STEPHEN LENDMAN OCTOBER 26-28, 2012 “An Unjust Society is Unsustainable” Imagine a political party wanting America governed progressively. Imagine its platform stressing social justice, human and civil rights, peace, disarmament, and other populist policies America’s duopoly spurns. More on this below. On October 23, Russia Today and C-SPAN broadcast 90 minutes of debate by third party presidential candidates Jill Stein (Green Party), Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party), Virgil Goode (Constitution Party), and Rocky Anderson (Justice Party). Scoundrel media coverage was scant. Broadcast and cable news networks ignored it. Chicago’s Hilton and Towers served as venue. The Chicago Tribune headlined “Third-party…


Obama Has Promoted An Anti-Climate Change Agenda

OpEd News October 24, 2012 by Mark Dunlea Green Party’s Stein Climate Change Agenda ignored by national environmental groups Environmental groups have been complaining in the media that the words “climate change” were not mentioned in the recent Presidential debates. What the environmental groups should be complaining about is what Obama and Romney have said about climate change. And they should be concerned enough about climate change to publicize that there is a national Presidential candidate talking about climate change, the Green Party’s Jill Stein. The Green New Deal, the cornerstone of her campaign, calls for a massive investment in…