The Green Party
Date:1989 c.
Organisation: Green Party
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Commentary From The Cedar Lounge Revolution

4th July 2022

This short leaflet dates from soon after the arrival of the Green Party/Comhaontas Glas in the Oireachtas, around 1989/1990.

It notes:

The Green Party is a new political grouping allied to Green Parties all over the world. The Greens cannot be placed anywhere on the usual Left-Right axis. It is unlike all established Irish parties; it is structured differently, makes decisions differently, advocates very different policies and is working towards a very different kind of society. ecent elections gave Ireland a Green T.D.

It outlines what the party is for and against – notably it is for a basic income, peace through disarmament, Neutral peacekeeping in Northern Ireland, workers’ Co-ops and small family businesses, and notes seven principles adopted by consensus by the party.

  1. The impact of society on the environment should not be eco­logically disruptive.

  2. Conservation of resources is vital to a sustainable society.

  3. All political, social and economic decisions should be taken at the lowest effective level.

  4. Society should be guided by self­ reliance and co-operation at all levels.

  5. As caretakers of the Earth, we have the responsibility to pass it on in a fit and healthy state.

  6. The need for world peace overrides national and commercial interests.

  7. The poverty of two-thirds of the world’s family demands a redistribution of the world’s resources.

There is also an application for membership on the leaflet.

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