Statements of the Green Shadow Cabinet

How We're Broadening and Sharpening the Climate Justice Movement

Friday, September 12, 2014

The climate crisis is a crisis of democracy requiring a coordinated global grassroots mobilization to stop harmful policies and practices and build alternative systems that are effective and equitable. The climate crisis affects all of us and touches everything we care about. It will take a mass "movement of movements" to counter the power of money and corruption that prevents the change we need.

CODE BLACK: Murder, Mass Incarceration, Militarization and Genocide in Progress

Thursday, September 11, 2014

In these lawless and insufferable times we often find those charged with upholding the Constitution mouthing platitudes about the wisdom of the Founding Fathers, their brilliance in establishing checks and balances to ward off tyranny and their commitment to equal justice under the law. Yet while these same Constitution-quoters are bathed in pomp and applause at a podium, others in their charge or under their influence suffer force-feeding, "humanitarian bombings" and incursions—in short, abuses that the Founders would rightly have thrown off. And then some.

Islamic State and the American Way of War: The New Enemy Creation Process

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

What better gift for the War On Terror-Industrial-Complex (WOTIC) than the rapid rise and initial success of the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS?

Groups like ISIS, as Patrick Cockburn and Tom Engelhardt, have made clear, don't just appear out of thin air. They're built, constructed out of wrong-headed Western (especially U.S.) foreign policies.

Climate Alarm Bells Ring but UN and Obama Fail to Act

Friday, September 5, 2014

Effective strategy requires knowledge of the political environment, the entities involved and an understanding of real versus false solutions. The United Nations, the United States government, Big Green Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and the corporations that exert influence over them all are obstacles to effective action.

No More Cold War: Calling for a Peaceful Settlement in Ukraine

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

It is ironic that at this moment in history, when so many people and nations around the world are acknowledging the 100th anniversary of our planet’s hapless stumble into World War I, great powers and their allies are once again provoking new dangers where governments appear to be sleepwalking towards a restoration of old Cold War battles.

A barrage of conflicting information is broadcast in the various national and nationalistic media with alternative versions of reality that provoke and stoke new enmities and rivalries across national borders.

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