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Homework: Best Green Party Quotes

Can you think of, or find, some of the best or most moving quotes by Green Party activists (or others)? Green theorists, Green candidates, European or Global Greens – have you ever read something by a Green that moved you? Post it in a comment here. If you have a link or source even better (that’s the Librarian in me talking…)

Some examples:
“We do not have to accept or tolerate such glaring disparities in our society. We do not have to accept or tolerate bloated Pentagon spending, unfair tax cuts, attacks on our civil liberties, and on workers’ rights to unionize. We don’t have to accept or tolerate our children dropping out of high school, college education unreachable because tuition is so high, or our country steeped in debt.” – Cynthia McKinney, 2008

“For almost 70 years the insurance industry has been a smug sacred cow feeding the public a steady line of sacred bull.” – Ralph Nader

“We stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history, a time when humanity must choose its future. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise. To move forward we must recognize that in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms we are one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny. We must join together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace.” -The Earth Charter (2000)

“We drew a line. Just don’t mess with the rice.” – Winona LaDuke, Ojibwe

Ronald Hardy

11 Comments

  1. Yes anon yes!

    When one considers the fact that the Dalai Lama has said just that, and that he was a close associate of Petra Kelly, it is completely fair to say that he would be one of us if he could be.

  2. “If you always vote for the lesser of two evils, you will always have evil, and you will always have less.”
    -Ralph Nader

  3. “More is not better. Less is not better. Only better is better.”

    – David Cobb

  4. The Green Party is neither left nor right. We’re out in front.”-Petra Kelly

    Or at least something to that effect.

  5. I pledge allegiance to all life
    in its interdependent diversity;
    and to the Planet upon which it exists, one World, under the sky, undividable
    with harmony and balance for all.
    ~ Tom King

  6. Gregg Jocoy, the libertarians say that too. Or at least something to that effect.

  7. ” a party capable of choosing between morality and
    power, which uses creative civil disobedience to combat every
    form of repression, which combines audacious imagination with
    efficient working methods, and which recognizes the link
    between world peace and peace in every individual”

    Petra Kelly, Open Letter to the German Green Party, February, 1991

  8. I am the Coordinator of the Students Body in the Green Party of Lebanon.
    Good luck in your work.
    Hope to be in touch and I am interesting to get in touch with you!!
    God Bless’s
    Mike Safadi
    Green Party Lebanon

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