Deep Green Declaration

Produced by a collective of Green Party members, this appeared in the Fall 2019 issue of Green Horizon Magazine. The text was written by Linda Cree and Steve Welzer based upon contributions from (in alphabetical order): Greg Gerritt, Bruce Hinkforth, Margaret Human, John Rensenbrink, Sid Smith, and Howard Switzer. We are at a critical turning point for human civilization. All around us we see a world in crisis — a world facing overwhelming environmental and social threats. Our “way of life” is literally shredding the biosphere we depend on. Greens have been in the forefront of asserting that unless we make a…


Greens should rethink our relationship with Labour after its disastrous defeat

Green World By Molly Scott Cato December 24, 2019 Labour has just suffered its worst election result since 1935; as a result we will all suffer at least a further five years of Tory rule. But it could have been so much worse for Labour had we – and the Liberal Democrats – not provided our helpful and unrewarded service of stepping aside in some seats where Labour might have made gains and mostly focused our campaigning away from Labour’s more vulnerable seats. Many Greens also voted tactically, and in some cases called on Green candidates not to stand, advocating…


Ralph Nader: Democrats have no excuse for dealing with Trump

Truthdig By Ralph Nader December 23, 2019 While attention was focused on the House of Representatives’ impeachment of Donald J. Trump, legislators from both parties were secretly huddling with White House aides to seal a $1.4 trillion budget deal to fund the government until next September. They were rushing to do this to avoid a partial government shutdown starting December 21, 2019. Had the budget been deliberated in open Congressional hearings, the media would have reported on this backroom deal and the people of this country would have had a chance to weigh in during the proceedings. Instead, a degraded…


Black Alliance for Peace condemns NATO “leadership meeting” as cabal of white supremacist militarists

The Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) condemns NATO “leadership meeting” as cabal of white supremacist militarists The meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization that is taking place in London should be seen as a threat to global humanity. However, the foreign policy community in the U.S., corporate media and both political parties continue to perpetuate the myth that NATO is a force for good. The Black Alliance for Peace, however, disagrees and has consistently called for the dismantling of NATO as a member of what the Alliance calls the U.S./EU/NATO Axis of domination. NATO, according to Black Alliance for Peace…


Trump was right: NATO should be obsolete

Popular Resistance By Medea Benjamin December 5, 2019 The three smartest words that Donald Trump uttered during his presidential campaign are “NATO is obsolete.” His adversary, Hillary Clinton, retorted that NATO was “the strongest military alliance in the history of the world.” Now that Trump has been in power, the White House parrots the same worn line that NATO is “the most successful Alliance in history, guaranteeing the security, prosperity, and freedom of its members.” But Trump was right the first time around: Rather than being a strong alliance with a clear purpose, this 70-year-old organization that is meeting in London on December 4 is a…