The G8 leaders have been confined inside their own fence. German newspaper Die Zeit has reported that no ships can land at Heiligendamm. With ten thousand protestors currently blocking the two gates into the resort, the heads of state and their baggage are effectively locked in.
This from Derek Wall, “Principal Male Speaker of the Green Party of England and Wales.” Greens are playing a important role in the G8 protests and are a model for what the US Green Party could do, when and if it resolves its incapacitating internal struggles.
The US Green Party is alone among the Green Parties of the world in not examining and criticizing capitalism. GP-US mostly takes a “small is better” view of economics which accepts capitalism as a given and is hostile to exploring alternative systems like socialism. In other Green parties, one may or not be socialist, but at least the topic is discussed (and people know what it is, unlike the US where people are mostly ignorant about it.)
This disguised red-baiting does explain some of the attacks on Peter Camejo, who ran for president on the Socialist Workers Party ticket in the 1976. In fact, he titled his brilliant exposure of the rottenness of the two party system The Avocado Declaration because an avocado is green on the inside and on the outside, and not a watermelon, which is green outside and red inside, “watermelon” being European slang for a socialist green. It was his little jest to be sure, but indicative perhaps of the hostility of US Greens to socialism.
Meanwhile, Derek Wall in London says “Ecosocialism or muerte!” as do many other Greens.