Thinking Green!: Essays on Environmentalism, Feminism, and Nonviolence

Petra K. Kelly, Author
Petra K. Kelly, Author Parallax Press $18 (167p) ISBN 978-0-938077-62-6
Reviewed on: 05/30/1994
Release date: 06/01/1994
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A cofounder of the German Green Party in 1979 and member of the West German parliament from 1984 to 1990, Kelly was a leader of European peace and human rights campaigns. Her mysterious death and that of her partner, Gert Bastion, in 1992 shocked social activists. This collection of her speeches and writings is eloquent testimony to Kelly's commitment to peace. Here she discusses women and power, the arms race and nonviolent social defense. She accuses Western democracies of upholding human rights only when it suits their strategies or politics. Kelly was bitterly disappointed in the outcome of German reunification because of the ensuing discontent, intolerance, fear and the rise of neo-Nazism. She condemns the German weapons industry and calls on fellow Germans to come to terms with their past. This compilation leaves an inspiring message to activists fighting for human rights, environmental safety and peace. (June)
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