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- Spring 2002 On Morality and Human Dignity   by Petra Kelly. "Without honesty they cannot really call themselves politicians. All of us must learn anew every day what it means to think with our hearts and to make political decisions with our hearts. The electorate rightly demands more credibility and sincerity in politics. I believe that the voters have had enough of political media stars and of those who regard the political arena as their own stage."
- Fall 2002 Why We All Can't Just Get Along   by Marc Loveless. "For those of us who believe that fundamental change is needed in the United States and the world, there is a new development that we all need to welcome, understand, support and work with: the non-violent army."
- Fall 2000 The Non-Violent Army   by Ted Glick. "For those of us who believe that fundamental change is needed in the United States and the world, there is a new development that we all need to welcome, understand, support and work with: the non-violent army."
- Spring 2002 Daring Fishing Revelations   by David Orton. "For those seeking fundamental change, it is essential to see that fishers, like loggers, have come to have a stake in the continuation of industrial capitalist society with its destructive lifestyle."
- Winter 2002 Thoughts in the Presence of Fear   by Wendell Berry. "We do need a “new economy,” but one that is founded on thrift and care, on saving and conserving, not on excess and waste. An economy based on waste is inherently and hopelessly violent, and war is its inevitable by-product."
- Fall 2001 Campus Greens: A Call To Action   "Many members of our generation have observed the conditions they live in and asked themselves the question: How should I live?"
- Spring 2000 The Historic Significance of Seattle   Vandana Shiva: "We want a new millennium based on economic democracy not economic totalitarianism. The future is possible for humans and other species only if the principles of competition, organized greed, commodification of all life, monocultures, monopolies and centralized global corporate control of our daily lives enshrined in the WTO are replaced by the principles of protection of people and nature, the obligation of giving and sharing diversity, and the decentralization and self-organization enshrined in our diverse cultures and national constitutions."
- Winter 2000 A Planetary Alternative to the Global Economy   by David Korten. "Consider the possibility of a planetary society in which life is the measure of value and the defining goal is to assure the happiness, well being, and creative expression of each person. Well-being and progress are evaluated on the basis of indices of the vitality, diversity, and productive potential of the whole of society's living capital—its human, social, institutional, and natural capital. ... Any sign of decline evokes prompt corrective action. Leaders are trained and selected for their highly developed planetary consciousness—"think living planet."
- Winter 1998 Ecology and Consciousness   e b bortz: "The social process to radically improve health and environmental conditions will educate and convince others that our struggle is their struggle as well. The consciousness of a relative few must become the consciousness of millions in every nation. A new society, presently without models and with no vested interest in the past, is yet to be born."
- Fall 1996 Searching for a Fully Embodied Social Movement   by Greta Gaard: "Social movements begin when people see that they have an actual choice. A single candidate-even a presidential candidate—isn't enough of a choice. Electoral politics won't spark a social movement until the American public sees a wider slate of progressive candidates, running at all levels across the nation. This slate of progressive candidates (with a few celebrities for that all-American glitz) will offer a real choice."
- Spring 1996 A Strategy of Timelessness and Celebration   "We need to be more thankful and celebratory for the timeless path of radical revolution of the mind and spirit that we walk together. Our movement can go faster if it slows down a bit to celebrate more often."
- Spring 1993 Guerrilla Gardening: A Way to Oppose NAFTA   Maynard Kaufman: " Given our key values, Greens are uniquely oriented to develop these humble but necessary practical alternatives and thereby gain support at election time. "Guerrilla gardening" is more than just a metaphor for local economic activity; as the food system comes under corporate control we need to reclaim gardening, and the land, as a political activity."
[1 aug 00]
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