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Phil Ardery Jr.
Roundtable on "Surviving Climate Change: Producing Less and Enjoying it
June 27-29, 2008, you are invited to meet at Webster University, 470 E.
Lockwood Ave., St. Louis to discuss remaking American society. The
focus will be on developing solutions, rather than repeating the
problems we all know exist. We will seek solutions that alter the
structure of US society rather than individual lifestyle changes.
The meeting will have the structure of a roundtable rather than a
conference. We assume that many participants will have as much to
contribute as speakers. For a fuller description of the roundtable and
for registration information, click here.
Green Party USA Congress/Gathering
This year's congress will be held in St. Louis, MO on Sunday June 29 and
Monday 30 at Webster University. If you are a GPUSA member who will be
attending, you are welcome to propose agenda items. Please send agenda
items with the time for presenting them or any questions regarding the
congress to .
Community Supported Energy Offers a Third Way
by Greg Pahl
We have the necessary resources to meet most of our energy needs in
the future with renewable energy. Until fairly recently one key strategy
has, for the most part, been overlooked in North America. This
innovative strategy involves the cooperative and collaborative
installation and ownership of advanced renewable energy projects at the
local, community level.
Palestine: A Letter to the Peace Movement
The peace movement cannot be concerned only with the war in Iraq. We
have to look at the bigger picture of all wars to determine what’s going
wrong in our country. This is especially true in regards to Palestine.
Many in the peace movement believe that the use of violence is
proportionately equal between Palestinians and Israelis and that both
sides are equally responsible for the bloodshed. This is not true.
Survival Tips for Hard Times
by Nancy Oden
Our country has been bankrupted by wars, corporate and political
corruption, and tax breaks for the rich. Times are getting harder and
harder. We know all this. What can we do to survive?
The Tibet Myth
Protests during the run-up to the Beijing Olympics have brought Western
media attention to Tibet, where the Chinese government has sought to
quell civil disturbances. Michael Parenti offers insights with a
shading more subtle than the sharp black vs. white images of soldiers
beating monks. He argues, "Tibetans deserve to be perceived as actual
people, not perfected spiritualists or innocent political symbols."
According to Parenti, whatever wrongs and new oppressions the Chinese
introduced after 1959, the year the Dalai Lama fled into exile, they did
abolish slavery and the Tibetan serfdom system of unpaid labor. They
eliminated the many crushing taxes, started work projects, and greatly
reduced unemployment and beggary. Read the entire Parenti article here
In an open letter to the US left from the Hawaiian sovereignty movement,
the authors write, "If you support peace and justice for the United
States and the world, please support demilitarization and independence
for Hawai'i." Read the entire letter here: