09 Dec
2017

What is a Revolution?

A good friend came to stay a few days ago and we spent the evening discussing revolution; what, who, when, why and how.  A fairly wide ranging discussion that continued over breakfast and then prompted a lot of thinking during idle moments over the following days.

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15 Nov
2017

Where’s The Ecology Party When You Need It?

There has been quite a lot of interesting, and I think important, “environmental” news over the last couple of weeks. Most recently there was new UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove’s opinion piece published on the government website hard on the heels of his announcements on neonicentoids and other matters. An environment minister taking action and setting policy based on evidence – surely something that the Green Party would have something to say about.

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10 Sep
2017

Vanguard and Anarchy

Been a while over the summer since I’ve written on here. Too much time spent with the natural to visit the virtual. Still someone send me a fragment of a discussion between a group of Green Party members which started on a proposed motion to conference but seems to have degenerated into some mutual misunderstanding of terms. So I thought I’d put fingers to keyboard and stir the soup. Read More

22 Jul
2017

Of Roots, Trunks and Branches

I’d really like to say something about a possible political strategy for the Ecology Movement, and the Green Party as its political wing. But first I’d like to talk about an aspect of the breadth of the green (as opposed to ecology) movement and the relationship between its various parts – its internal ecology if you like. Read More

10 Jun
2017

Onwards and Upwards

At the start of the recent election campaign I referred to 1974 for a possible lesson from history – well here we are then. Unfortunately not the full February 1974, but pretty close.

The thing to focus on now from an ecology point of view is what happened to the political Green party, and where the broader green movement needs to go now politically. Things are becoming so much more urgent on the Ecology front that we really cannot afford to mess up any more opportunities.

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