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A Magazine of Green Social Thought

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December, 2004

Dear Green or greenish friend,

Actions undertaken in 2004 will affect the Green Party for years to come. But what exactly will be the long-term consequences of adopting a "safe states" approach of not running a campaign when there was a close race between Democrats and Republicans?

The Winter 2005 Synthesis/Regeneration (No. 36) carries the widest range of Green views in print on the 2004 elections. Authors argue that "safe states" set a precedent for staying out of any close race between Democrats and Republicans, that "safe states" reflected wisdom and maturity, or that "safe states" reinforced a decline to irrelevancy. Some authors maintain that Greens should have been even more heavily involved in supporting the Democratic candidate and that backing radical candidates is na´ve and divisive. Others counter that Greens cannot build a party by being invisible and that lesser-evilism is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Authors express views that Rhode Island Greens benefited from the 2004 strategy, that it is time to form a new caucus for Green democracy, that derailing third parties has a very long history in the US, that 2004 reaped victories for proportional representation, that it is times to bid farewell to the electoral college, that Greens must reorient to ecology, and that ecocentric justice transcends human justice.

No. 36 is the first issue of S/R to devote a section to the Plight of Forests around the world. The Biodevastation section of S/R 36 addresses industrial longline fishing, fluoride, rice wars, organic farming, bioweapons, and mobile phones.

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In solidarity,

Don Fitz, Editor, Synthesis/Regeneration

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