Posted by Mato Ska at Green Party Watch, a discussion of which focus should be primary for the Greens. Here is a portion of the essay; the rest is on the linked site.
At the Green Party National Convention there was a panel discussion on the foundation strategy and politics of the Green Party. Panelists focused on democracy, ecology and social justice as the major underlying issues that the Green Party has actively worked around. I donâ€™t want to try and characterize the discussion but would present my own case here for a greener Green Party. There is a distinction here for me that distinguishes my own position from that of environmentalism that comes from my political background. Unlike many others who are focused on ecological issues, I did not come to the Green Party from environmentalist work or an advocacy group. The first time I worked with a Green campaign was in Las Cruces, NM in support of Roberto Mondragonâ€™s campaign for Governor.