Consider the Green Party

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1. Ecological Wisdom

How can we operate human societies with the understanding that we are part of nature, not on top of it?

2. Grassroots Democracy

How can we develop systems that allow and encourage us to control the decisions that affect our lives?

3. Social Justice

How can we respond to human suffering in ways that promote dignity?

4. Non-violence

How can we, as a society, develop effective alternatives to our current patterns of violence, at all levels, from the family and the street to nations and the world?

5. Decentralization

How can we restore power and responsibility to individuals, institutions, communities, and regions?

6. Community-Based Economics

How can we redesign our work structures to encourage employee ownership and workplace democracy?

7. Feminism

How can we replace the cultural ethics of dominance and control with more cooperative ways of interacting?

8. Respect for Diversity

How can we honor cultural, ethnic, racial, sexual, religious and spiritual diversity within the context of individual responsibility to all beings?

9. Global Responsibility

How can we be of genuine assistance to grassroots groups in the Third World?

10. Future Focus

How can we induce people and institutions to think in terms of the long-range future, and not just in terms of their short-range selfish interest?

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Ellen Keim

Ellen is a freelance writer, essayist and copy editor, living with three cats and a husband in Columbus, OH.

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