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WARNING!
BEWARE OF THE GREEN TROLL

The Green Troll lives under a bridge along the Roanoke River in the mountains of the Blue Ridge in Virginia.

If you live above the surface of the earth, don't ignore the threat that your domination of the planet will be undermined by subterraneans demanding full civil rights.

Critical of human customs, the Green Troll often provokes arguments to expose hypocrisy. Although this vexing interference in human affairs can occur at any time of year, it is most likely to occur at Yuletide, at the peak of materialistic consumption.

Don't be caught by surprise. Prepare for unexpected encounters. Read the Green Troll's discussions of

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CREATION OF A NATIONAL PARTY WOULD DISTORT THE GREEN AGENDA
"Where nationalism is the main issue, the demand for democracy always takes second place."
--Fouad Ajami

The earth has oceans and continents. On the continents are plains, mountains, plateaus, and rivers. There are different climate zones and soil characteristics creating biological provinces and habitats. These, and their interaction, create energy and material cycles, the basis of economy.

Greens can legitimately organize along the lines of natural boundaries or by proximity. We can establish Green organizations by continent, region, metropolitan market, or neighborhood. These are grounded in reality. However, organizing by nation seems to ignore the natural structure of the world in favor of legitimizing artificial, temporary political arrangements reflecting the current score in the game of human warfare. A "national" Green party may be an oxymoron. In any case, it is a political step backward to a time when nationalism was an important political value--and frequently a destructive one. (Hitler, Mussolini, and Franco were all nationalists.) While nations and nationalism can never be ignored, they should be balanced against other important concerns. They should certainly not be the basis of association of a pacifist party.

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Lee Anna Schaefer, 1947-2006

Lee Schaefer died at her home in Bowling Green on 30 April 2006.

Lee had been an original member (since 2000) of the Information Technology Committee of the Green Party of Virginia. Her dedication and good humor were an inspiration to those of us who worked with her.

Lee's leadership in the Sena foundation was mentioned in a newspaper in her hometown of Sheboygan, Wisconsin.


Jane Jacobs, 1916-2006

Civic activist Jane Jacobs died 25 April 2006. In The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961), Jacobs provided observations about the fabric of city life that challenged conventional faith in urban renewal.






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