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Left Archive: Green Party leaflet, c.1989 July 4, 2022

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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/ tes from soon after the arrival of 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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