Party Ten Key Values
We recognize that the Earth sustains all life processes. Green ecology
moves beyond environmentalism by understanding the common roots of the
abuse of nature, the abuse of animals, and the abuse of people. Whatever
we do to the web of life, we do to ourselves.
We want to replace the worldwide system of poverty and injustice with
a world free of all oppression based on class, sex, race, citizenship,
age, or sexual orientation.
We believe in direct participation by all people in the environmental,
political, and economic decisions that affect their lives.
We reject violence as a way of settling disputes -- it is shortsighted,
morally wrong, and ultimately self-defeating. We work to create a world
where war is obsolete.
Power and responsibility must be restored to local communities within
an overall framework of ecologically sound and socially just values and
We seek a new economics based upon the natural limits of the Earth
which meets the basic needs of everyone on the planet under democratic,
localized community control.
The Green movement is profoundly inspired by feminist values. The
ethics of cooperation and understanding must replace the values of domination
and control over others.
We honor the biological diversity of the Earth and the cultural, racial,
sexual and spiritual diversity of the Earth's people. We aim to reclaim
this country's finest ideals: popular democracy, the dignity of the individual,
and liberty and justice for all.
and Global Responsibility
We are committed to global sustainability and international justice
through political solidarity. We strive to create personal lifestyles
based upon sufficiency and living lightly.
Like the Iroquois, we seek a society where the interests of the seventh
generation yet to come are considered equal to the interests of the present
generation. We must reclaim the future for ourselves and for our children.