Thursday, June 30, 2011
French Green Party Presidential Primary won by lady lawyer, famed french prosecutor
Green Party French Presidential Primary winner Eva Joly
30 jun 11 @ 7:58 pm edt
Eva Joly's victory is a
Opinion polls showed her Green Party challenger, the
TV producer and celebrity, Nicolas Hulot, as the clear favorite. Hulot was so favored that even Green Party members
were astounded by the primary results.
Hulot received 40 Prozent, Joly 49.75 per cent, and the rest went to
two other candidates.
Joly does not want her victory to be seen as a vote against Hulot.
is still too new to the Green Party. She feels completely at home in her new Green Party leadership role. Even
if she still speaks French with a Norwegian accent. Her Story: born 1943 in Oslo. She moved to France
after coming in third in the Miss Norway contest. At 18 she was an Au-pair-for the Jolys. She then married
their already grown son. After studying law, she became a successful and famous prosecutor.
It was Green Party leader Dany Cohn-Bendit, that convinced this famed Judge Joly to join the Greens in their joint
struggle against corruption and illegal campaign contributions.
In Dany and Joly lead the French
Green Party in the European elections to a record success.
Now at an age when many retire, Joly is running
as the Green Party candidate for President in France in 2012.
Laughingly Judge Joly describes herself as a "late
The French Green Party has a new star, and a respected centrist Presidential nominee.
Green Party Senator Bob Brown at the National Press Club - Australia
30 jun 11 @ 7:12 pm edt
Green Party couple sweep county elections
30 jun 11 @ 7:51 am edt
JOY: New councillor Diane Hoy, Green Party .
Picture by Mark Cleveland
Green Party couple sweep the board at District Council
A HULLBRIDGE couple have been elected to Rochford District
Council as a new party.
Diane Hoy, of Abbey Close, joined her already
elected husband, Michael, as a councillor for Hullbridge ward after winning a by-election with the Green Party.
The 44-year-old, who works at Budgen’s supermarket, beat closest rival, Mark Hole (Conservative), by
202 votes after 757 people elected for her.
Mrs Hoy said: “Now
we have two people representing the Green Party on the council, we have in fact become a party ourselves.
“I was quite shocked on the night and I have had lots of people come up to me and congratulate me, both at work
and at home.
“I hope I can do a great job for the people of Hullbridge.”
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Green Party's Editorial from Joschka Fischer, former Vice Chancellor of Germany - Does Europe have death wish?
Does Europe have a death wish?by Joschka Fischer
29 jun 11 @ 9:44 pm edt
Editor's Note: Joschka
Fischer, Germany’s foreign minister and vice-chancellor from 1998 to 2005, was a leader in the German Green Party for
almost 20 years. You might also like to read more from Joschka Fischer at Project Syndicate (which you can follow on Facebook and Twitter).
By Joschka Fischer
BERLIN – From the start of the Greek debt crisis in 2010, the major European players should have understood the risks
and consequences that it posed for the European Union. They certainly don’t give that impression to onlookers.
The crisis was always about much more than Greece: a disorderly insolvency there would threaten to pull other
economies on the EU’s southern periphery, including some very big ones, into the fiscal abyss, along with major European
banks and insurers.
That could plunge the global economy into another financial crisis,
delivering a shock equivalent to the autumn of 2008. It would also mean a eurozone failure that would not leave the Common
For the first time in its history, the very continuance of the European project
is at stake. And yet the behavior of the EU and its most important member states has been irresolute and dithering, owing
to national egotism and a breathtaking absence of leadership.
States can go bust just
like companies, but, unlike companies, they don’t disappear when that happens. That is why states should not be punished,
and why their ongoing interests should not be underestimated. Insolvent states need help with restructuring, both in the financial
sector and well beyond it, so that they can work their way out of crisis.
This is certainly true of Greece, whose structural
problems are much more sweeping than even its financial difficulties. Thus far, the EU and the Greek government have failed
to address Greece’s structural problems. But they need to develop (and fund) an appropriate strategy for economic reconstruction,
in order to make clear to the Greeks – and to skittish financial markets – that there is light at the end of the
Everyone knows that Greece will be unable to work its way out of crisis without massive debt relief. The only
question is whether the country’s debt restructuring will be orderly and controlled or chaotic and contagious.
way, Germany’s internal debate about whether to pay for the Greek debt is risible. Refusing to pay is not a viable option,
because Germany and all other eurozone members are in the same boat. A Greek default would threaten to sink them, too, for
it would raise immediate concerns about the solvency of Europe’s systemically important banks and insurance companies.
what are the eurozone’s heads of government waiting for? Are they reluctant to come clean with their people out of fear
for their own political futures?
The European financial crisis is really a political crisis, because EU leaders are
unable to decide on the necessary measures. Instead, time is lost on secondary issues largely rooted in domestic policy concerns.
is certainly right, in principle, to argue that the banks should participate in financing the resolution of the debt crisis.
But it makes little sense to insist on it as long as losses by banks that remain “too big to fail” could trigger
a renewed financial crisis. Any chance to make this work would have required overhauling the financial system early in 2009,
but that opportunity was largely wasted.
As long as the EU’s life-threatening political crisis continues, its
financial crisis will continue to destabilize it. At the heart of resolving the crisis lies the certainty that the euro –
and with it the EU as a whole – will not survive without greater European political unification.
Europeans want to keep the euro, we must forge ahead with political union now; otherwise, like it or not, the euro and European
integration will be undone. Europe would then lose nearly everything it has gained over a half-century from transcending nationalism.
In the light of the emerging new world order, this would be a tragedy for Europeans.
Unfortunately, when the outgoing
president of the European Central Bank, Jean-Claude Trichet, proposed a step in this direction by suggesting that a “European
Secretary of the Treasury” be created, heads of state and government dismissed the idea out of hand. Hardly anyone on
the European Council seems willing even to acknowledge the depth of the EU crisis.
Resolving this crisis requires more
Europe and more integration, not less. And yes: the rich economies – first and foremost Germany – will have to
pay for the way out.
Germany and France, the two crucial players in this crisis, will have to devise a joint strategy,
because only they, working together, can push through a solution. The problem is that the French referendum on the EU constitution
in 2005 vetoed further political integration, while further economic integration may now fail because of Germany.
is required, therefore, is an open bilateral French-German dialogue about a comprehensive realignment of the monetary union.
Treaty changes are impossible; therefore, different methods will need to be found, which makes the Franco-German partnership
all the more important.
Regardless of the EU’s political crisis and paralysis, Europeans should not forget how
important its existence is and will continue to be. One has only to look back to the first half of the twentieth century to
The views expressed in this article are solely those of Joschka Fischer. Copyright: Project Syndicate/Institute for Human Sciences, 2011. www.project-syndicate.org
Colbie Caillat Joins The Green Party In Her “Brighter Than The Sun” Video
29 jun 11 @ 9:25 pm edt
German Green Party at 24%, in 2nd place
29 jun 11 @ 7:53 am edt
Green Party picks up newly elected local office holder
29 jun 11 @ 7:19 am edt
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Balance of power shifts to the Green Party in Australia
28 jun 11 @ 8:09 pm edt
Green Party Senator Bob Brown
Green Party with balance of Power
A new day dawns in Australia
and it has a distinctly Green Party hue,
writes Jessica Wright.
IN A year of extraordinary events, the nation is about to witness yet another significant
slice of Australian political history.
On Friday, 12 of the nation's newest representatives will take their places in the Senate,
heralding a new era in the upper house.
The balance of power will now belong to the Greens, which almost doubles its number of seats
- from five to nine - while the Coalition loses three of its previous 37 senators to hold 34 seats out of 76. Labor's previous
number of 32 is reduced by one.
Australian Green Party Senators
Senator Brown has dismissed leadership tensions
saying: ''We are the most stable party of the three major parties; we're the most stable in this Parliament. It's the Greens
who have the most consistent trajectory, a consistent policy basis, and I think we're predictable because we're pursuing what
we went to the election on.''
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/upper-house-gets-a-facelift-20110625-1gkk1.html#ixzz1QcRlO6TB
Greens push renewables in Australia
28 jun 11 @ 8:05 pm edt
Arlington Gazette covers Independent Green Party candidates
28 jun 11 @ 8:49 am edt
Independent Greens Field Legislative Candidates
The Independent Green Party is fielding challengers
to Dels. Bob Brink (D-48th) and Patrick Hope (D-47th).
Janet Murphy, who will take on Brink in the 48th, is described
on the party’s Web site as a Realtor, and serves on the central committee of Independent Greens of Virginia. Jennifer
Stanley has filed petitions to run against Hope in the 47th.
Their statements of candidacy and petitions have been
filed with the county elections office. General Registrar Linda Lindberg said her office has been instructed not to review
them until the state elections system is updated to reflect redrawn boundary lines.
No other challengers have emerged
to take on Brink, the most senior of Arlington’s four-member delegation in the House of Delegates, or Hope, who first
won election two years ago.
Independent Greens of Virginia is not affiliated with the similarly named but politically
distinct Green Party. Independent Greens of Virginia describes itself as fiscally conservative and socially responsible, and
largely focuses its efforts on promoting rail service in commonwealth.
The most recent Independent Green candidate
locally was Ron Fisher. Last year, running for the 8th District U.S. House seat held by Democrat Jim Moran, Fisher won 1.7
percent of the vote. In 2007, running as the lone opponent to Del. Adam Ebbin (D-49th), he garnered 19 percent of the vote.
Green Party appeal to Supreme Court
28 jun 11 @ 7:53 am edt
Monday, June 27, 2011
Alex White, Green Party candidate for City Council
27 jun 11 @ 6:53 pm edt
Reported by: Jane Flasch,
Alex White, Green Party Candidate Announces Candidacy
for City Council
Green Party vote shows Strength
27 jun 11 @ 6:49 pm edt
Green Party Vote Shows StrengthGermany's Green party dropped their demand for a nuclear phaseout by 2017 and voted
on Saturday to back Chancellor Angela's Merkel's timetable to shut all reactors by 2022. The vote shows pragmatism and is
a sign that the Greens are getting ready to return to power, commentators say. But, they add, it also helps Merkel.
Merlind Theile of SPIEGEL writes:
"If the leadership's motion had been rejected on Saturday, the party would have come across as intransigent and
far removed from power. By deciding to accept the nuclear phaseout date set by the center-right, the Greens have emerged from
the corner of naysayers and shown their readiness to be constructive. In doing so they are living up to the new role they
are growing into. The Greens have long since left their origins on the left fringes of society. They are winning more and
more supporters in the middle ground, and from conservatives which is the only reason they are so strong."
"The new voters and members expect the party to refrain from eco-niche fundamentalism.
They want policies that are shaped by what is possible and that are capable of compromise as long as the big goals are reached.
The main thing is that nuclear power is being stopped -- regardless of whether that happens five years sooner or later."
Friday, June 24, 2011
German Green Party prepares for Saturday special convention
24 jun 11 @ 11:50 am edt
Green Party in Costa Rica growing
24 jun 11 @ 11:43 am edt
Austrian Green Party conservative position on Greek Bailout
24 jun 11 @ 11:41 am edt
Austrian Green Party Chairwoman Eva Glawischnigg
Party takes conservative view of Greek Bailout
While EU leaders look forward to a multitude
of emergency meetings until July 20, when Greece has to pay back a government bond with a volume of €6.6 billion, the
fate of Greece's bailout may ultimately lie in the hands of the Green party in the dwarf nation Austria.
Austria's Green Party sent an open (German language) letter to the country's chancellor Werner Faymann on Thursday.
The letter is signed by Chairwoman
Eva Glawischnigg, budget speaker Werner Kogler and foreign policy speaker Alexander van der Bellen.
- First, the Greens demand an obligatory inclusion of private creditors (that's the banks) and the regulatory
introduction of an orderly default mode for bankrupt Euro members that shall be part of the final version of the legislature
of the moneyless €750 billion European Stability Mechanism (ESM) that shall come to life in 2013 when the current European
Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) will end. The greens explicitly noted that chancellor Faymann should inform the other
Euro governments of their intention to block a constitutional change for the ESM if such measures are not taken.
This initiative finds my full support as it is clearly written on the wall that the Eurozone will see more
defaults than Greece only. This was also indicated by Dutch central bank governor Nout Wellink last week. He proposed to double
the ESM to an almost unimaginable €1.5 Trillion. This sum may still not be enough as Greek debt currently stands somewhere between €310 billion and €467 billion.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Col. Jim Leslie files petitions and forms for House of Delegates in 38th District
23 jun 11 @ 12:16 pm edt
Realtor, and retired USMC Col.
Jim Leslie, Independent Green Party,
files petitions for House of Delegates in the 38th District.
Col. Leslie was the only Native American
Indian on the ballot for House of Delegates in Virginia in 2009.
Jennifer Stanley, Independent Green Party, files petitions and forms for House Delegates 47th District
23 jun 11 @ 12:11 pm edt
Jennifer Stanley, Independent Green Party candidate files signatures and papers for House of Delegates
in 47th District.
Jennifer Stanley founded the Green Party of Michigan in 1985. Jennifer
Stanley has lived in Arlington, Virginia since 1999. Jennifer Stanley has a Masters degree in Environmental Psychology. Jennifer
is married to Jeff Stanley.
Independent Greens Dr. Katherine Pettigrew files for State Senate in 35th
23 jun 11 @ 12:00 pm edt
Dr. Katherine Pettigrew,
Independent Green Party of Virginia files petition signatures and statement of candidate forms for State Senate in 35th district.
Dr. Katherine Pettigrew, Independent Green Party candidate for State Senate in 35th District.
Canada: Green Party Leader votes against extension of Libya mission
Canada: Green Party Leader votes against extension of Libya mission
23 jun 11 @ 11:53 am edt
Ms. Elizabeth May (Saanich—Gulf Islands, GP):
Mr. Speaker, it is my honour to rise in this House today to discuss
Canada's role in the responsibility to protect civilian life in Libya.
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973 gave us that mandate and I want to be clear that had
I been present in this House when this place first took the vote to support that mission, I would have voted with all the
members present and said, “Yes, Canada has that role”.
There is no greater obligation or moral responsibility that falls on elected representatives in the
course of any train of human events than the decision to send its fellow citizens into harm's way in a war zone; to risk their
lives and the lives of others in pursuit of a cause in which it has been determined that only military action will suffice.
In that sense, although the Green Party, not just in Canada but globally, subscribes as a fundamental principle to the pursuit
of non-violence and peace, we acknowledge that there is such a thing as a just war.
In this context, the accepted international human rights norm of the responsibility
to protect, which has been acknowledged since 2005, represents a new level of moral responsibility. Just as we might have
said ages ago, “If someone beats their children it's not our business” or “If a man beats his wife it's
not our business, we don't go into their house”, now we have an exception to those notions of national sovereignty that
we can intercede. We can go into their house because we recognize that there is a wrong being conducted, that innocent lives
are at risk and we have a right, under the responsibility to protect, to intervene.
Why, then, do I fear that I must vote against this motion? We have seen what is
now referred to as “mission creep”, an extension of the responsibility to protect within Libya to a goal of “regime
In order to meet the
goals of UN Resolution 1973, our primary goal should be a ceasefire, negotiated solutions and diplomacy. However, when the
African Union came forward with a proposal, through South African President Zuma, it was rejected. A peace proposal was rejected.
Now there may have been other flaws and I accept that. However, the only peace proposal on the table that was accepted by
the government of Gadhafi was rejected by key NATO partners because we suddenly said that a pre-condition to any ceasefire
must be the removal of Colonel Gadhafi.
I must be very clear here as well. I deeply desire the removal of Colonel Gadhafi, but not by military means in what
appears to be a civil war in which Canada has taken sides. An immediate ceasefire is needed, yes. Protection of human life
is required. However, many of the things I have heard hon. members say in this House over the course of today could apply
to other governments when we have not intervened. It is not enough to say, “We have not engaged in Syria so we should
not continue in Libya”. It is not enough to say, “We've rejected the calls of the United Nations for peacekeepers
to help end the systematic rape of women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, so we mustn't continue in Libya”.
I'm not saying that.
I am saying that
other governments have turned guns on their own peoples, whether in Myanmar or, as I prefer to call it, Burma; whether in
Syria; whether in other places around the world and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where we are not engaged.
Canada: Green Party Leader votes against extension of Libya mission
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Green Party ready for more power
22 jun 11 @ 6:51 pm edt
Joscka Fischer and wife - Germany's next Green Party Chancellor?
Chancellor Merkel, and Green Party Parliament Co-Chair Juergen Trittin
Winfried Kretschmann, Green Party GovernorThe scene couldn't have been more gratifying
for Jürgen Trittin. The German ambassador to Japan was giving a dinner party at his residence in Tokyo, and Trittin,
Green Party floor leader in the German parliament, was the guest of honor. Over a main course of marinated bonito and beef
tenderloin, one could have been forgiven for believing that a global green renaissance was just around the corner -- or perhaps
that Japan was about to embark on a German-style energy revolution.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Merkel and German Green Party coalition dancing closer
16 jun 11 @ 8:04 am edt
Berlin - The Green Party, widely
seen as poised to win a stake in power at Germany's next general election, after winning its first state Governonr race two
Winfried Kretschmann, Green Party Governor of Baden-Wuerttemberg, is a long time Green Party conservative.
"Kretsch" as Greens call the new Governor, is now suggesting he has a lot in common with centre-right Chancellor
Angela Merkel. Kretschmann noted in the same weekend interview, that for him Petra Kelly clearly is the most inspiring
of all Green Party leaders.
Egypt has new Green Party
16 jun 11 @ 7:58 am edt
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Caroline Lucas nominates Green Party's Petra Kelly for BBC's Great Lives- extraordinary personality
15 jun 11 @ 11:21 pm edt
Petra Kelly a Life for the Greens theater hit in Freiburg, Germany
Petra Kelly, "A Life for the Greens"For those who knew Petra
Kelly, she lives. Petra Kelly lives on, not only in our hearts. Petra Kelly lives in our deeds. Petra Kelly lives in
our work to build America's third major party. The light from Petra Kelly's shinning spirit lights our way.
15 jun 11 @ 9:22 pm edt
before, "The Greens, A Success Story" that started on June 10, 2011 in Freiburg, Germany Theater...in the Small
House Theater..."Petra Kelly - A Life for the Greens", from Director Jarg Pataki with Actress Uta Krause starring
as Petra Kelly.
The evening is based on Text and Video from and about
Petra Kelly. Petra Kelly was murdered in 1992.
Petra Kelly is considered by most, including the new
Green Party Governor Winfried Kretschmann, as the "most influential" of the Green Party founders.
Petra Kelly, Green Party
"The Greens, a Success Story"
Petra Kelly, Green Party founder
The Green Party's Heart and Soul
Janet Murphy, Independent Green Party candidate for House of Delegates 48th
15 jun 11 @ 7:38 pm edt
Janet Murphy, Independent Green Party of Virginia leader, mother, and realtor today filed her declaration of
candidacy and petition signatures with the Arlington County Board of Elections for House of Delegates District 48.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Catherine Martin elected new Irish Green Party deputy leader
11 jun 11 @ 6:40 pm edt
Catherine Martin, newly elected Irish Green Party deputy leader
Saturday June 11 2011
Catherine Martin, a former
Monaghan councillor, has been elected the Green Party's new deputy leader.
She was one of three candidates for the post held by former junior minister
Mary White for the past 10 years.
Ms Martin was selected by delegates at the party's convention over former Senator Mark Dearey and Northern
Ireland green activist John Barry.
Catherine Martin (G) Green Party success
Green Party leadership
Tucson Green Party primary in Mayor race
11 jun 11 @ 2:22 pm edt
Green Party Mayor in Richmond, California Green New Deal - Jobs & Sustainability
11 jun 11 @ 8:50 am edt
Gayle McLaughlin, Green Party mayor, Richmond, California
A Vision for Progress, the Arts & Sustainability in the City of Richmond
Sunday June 12, 2011 - 1pm - 3 pm
F. Whittlesey Community Room (adjacent to Main Library)
325 Civic Center Plaza - near 27th St./Macdonald Ave.
Sponsored by RPA
Arts Committee & Mayor Gayle McLaughlin
to see you there!
Irish Green Party national convention today in Dublin, Ireland
11 jun 11 @ 8:42 am edt
Eamon Ryan, Irish Green Party Chairman
The Green Party gathers in Dublin today for
its first annual convention since the General Election.
Washington Post editorial page endorses Gas Tax
11 jun 11 @ 8:37 am edt
" A bluuff and opinionated veteran of the sharp-elbowed private-equiity business, Dan Akerson has not exactly avoided
controversy since taking over as CEO at GM. So it is not surprising he would blurt out his view that the U.S. government
out to increase gasoline taxes by 50 cents to a dollar per gallong. As a means of promoting energy conservation, Mr. Akerson
told the Detroit News, a higher tax would be far more cost effiective than the byzantine fuel efficency regulations we now
Want to reduce the burden of debt on our children and grandchildgren? The Congressional Budget
Office says a 25 cent increase in gas taxes would cut the federal deficit by more than $291 Billion over the next 10 years.
Remember: The federal gas tax has remained constant at 18.4 cents per gallon since 1983 (and therefore has been declining
for almost two decades, in real terms). So, to some extent an increase would be equivalent to repealing an expensive
Want to cut air pollution, traffic, and U.S. dependence on Middle East oil? A higher gas tax is a drect
route to all three objectives. Indeed, by permanently dampening demand for gasolne in the United States, a higher tax
would exert downward pressure on the world price for crude oil, which means it would partially pay for itself. Not only
that, but a greater share of what we pay at the pump would be flowing into U.S. government coffers, rather than thos of Saudi
Friday, June 10, 2011
Clean energy jobs top Green Party platform
10 jun 11 @ 10:53 pm edt
Parry Sound-Muskoka Green Party candidate Matt Richter (left) joins
Ontario Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner in Gravenhurst last week to present the Greens’ provincial platform. Photo
by Jacqueline Lawrence
MUSKOKA - The provincial election is still more than four months away, but local Green
party supporters are wasting no time spreading their party’s message of hope for a cleaner, more prosperous Ontario.
Ontario Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner was in Gravenhurst last week to present his party’s five-point plan for
the province’s future. He was met by a small crowd of supporters on May 31 at the Gravenhurst Train Station.http://www.cottagecountrynow.ca/news/elections/article/1024750--jobs-clean-energy-top-green-party-platform
Green Party's Miller Joins State House Race
10 jun 11 @ 10:49 pm edt
Mark Miller, Green Party, announced his candidacy at the local Mass Green Party June meeting.
Party's Miller Joins State House Race
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — After reeling in 45 percent
of the vote last year, Mark Miller intends to make another run for the state House.
Miller announced his candidacy for the 3rd Berkshire District seat in the state House of Representatives on Thursday
to a crowd of about 30 at the Berkshire Greens June meeting.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Germany Green Party: ECB Must Accept Greek Restructuring - Report
Germany Green Party: ECB Must Accept Greek Restructuring - Report
9 jun 11 @ 8:12 pm edt
German Chancellor Merkel with Green Party Parliamentary co-chair Juergen Trittin today in Berlin in the Parliament (Bundestag)
FRANKFURT -(Dow Jones)- The European Central Bank must accept the reality of a restructuring of Greek debt,
Gerhard Schick, a financial policy expert representing Germany's Green political party, told German daily Handelsblatt in an interview published Thursday.
strategy of 'keep at it' is hardly convincing," Schick said in an interview.
The ECB has thus far fiercely opposed
any form of restructuring of Greek debt, on grounds it could increase contagion risks and force it to end its liquidity provision
to Greek banks, which would in turn spark a domestic banking crisis.
Schick said further aid measures for Greece should
seek to achieve a debt level for the country that is sustainable over the long-term. He said a proposal by German Finance
Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble to extend the maturities on Greek sovereign debt by seven years wouldn't be sufficient for making
Greek debt sustainable.
Newspaper website: http://www.handelsblatt.com
Cheri Honkala, Green for Sheriff receives David Cobb endorsement, Cobb 2004 Green Party nominee for president
9 jun 11 @ 7:40 pm edt
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Dr. Kent Mesplay, Phd announces third attempt for Green Party presidential nomination
7 jun 11 @ 7:12 pm edt
French Green Party 2012 Presidential candidates line up
7 jun 11 @ 6:19 pm edt
Eva Joly, Cécile Duflot Nicolas Hulot Daniel Cohn-Bendit, French Green Party
French newspapers dominated by
a congress of French Green Party.
“Daniel Cohn-Bendit slams ecologists’ election strategy”,
headlines Le Monde.
The newspaper explain why the MEP isn’t attending the first-ever joint congress
of environmentalist parties Europe Ecology and the Greens at La Rochelle this Saturday. Cécile Duflot is set
to be elected as the movement’s National Secretary.
The paper claims that Cohn-Bendit is “sulking”,
because the alliance snubbed his proposal that the leadership contest be determined through primaries.
the view upheld by La Montagne.The regional paper comments, that Madame Duflot is unimpressed by his grumbling,
enjoying the calm before the storm, and dreaming about a new free and independent Green Party.
also holds that Duflot is savouring her victory over Cohn-Bendit, her eyes now focussed on 2014 when she plans to run for
the office of mayor in Paris
La Montagne also points out that the political winds could change course and
blow in Cohn-Bendit’s direction, come 2012.
It notes however that Duflot is right to set lofty goals such as ridding France of nuclear power, oil-driven energy
and carbon dioxide while promoting cleaner energies that create green jobs and lifestyles.
takes Daniel Cohn-Bendit to task for boycotting the Greens unity congress, pointing out that he will miss the presidential
contest between Nicolas Hulot and Eva Joly.
The maverick and “self-proclaimed godfather of May 1968” has
forgotten the “slogan of his youthful days”, writes the paper, which rules that by staying away Dany acted like
Nicolas Hulot, José Bové et Eva Joly, French Green Party .
is a French TV Star, and film maker. Hulot, a Green Party centrist is considered the French Green Party's best candidate
to be elected President in 2012.
Monday, June 6, 2011
German cabinet approves closure of all nuclear plants by 2022
6 jun 11 @ 6:59 pm edt
Green Party calls for closing nuclear plants by 2017.
Claudia Roth, German Green Party Co-Chair
Party wants to double renewable energy to 40 per cent by 2017.
Portugal Green Party gets 7.9 per cent of vote in coalition
6 jun 11 @ 6:46 pm edt
Manuela Cunha Portugal Green Party
Heloísa Apolónia, Portugal Green Party
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Swiss Green Party lead by two women
5 jun 11 @ 8:08 pm edt
French Green Party votes for renewable energy
5 jun 11 @ 3:57 pm edt
Green Party gains another seat in Berlin state parliament
5 jun 11 @ 3:52 pm edt
Czech Green Party growth
5 jun 11 @ 3:48 pm edt
On the occasion of World Environment Day, Alternattiva Demokratika – The Czech Green Party, said
that one should reflect on what has been carried out, what has been omitted and on what was just done for the sake of it in
terms of environmental policy. Whilst the Environment was projected to be one of the foundations for political action of GonziPN
it is now clear to everyone that it is cracked and beyond repair.
Carmel Cacopardo, AD spokesperson for Sustainable Development and Local Government,
said that “environment responsibilities for PN is like political football with responsibilities moving on from one Minister
to another. Environmental responsibilities are fragmented in various Ministries increasing the difficulty for implementation
New Green Party leaders bring poll success
The Green Party (Miljöpartiet)
recently elected Gustaf Fridolin and Åsa Romson to be new spokespeople, as the party's leaders
are called, replacing their predecessors Maria Wetterstrand and Peter Eriksson.
5 jun 11 @ 3:46 pm edt
The move appears to have
been a positive one, as a new voters' survey shows the Greens reaching a new record high.
In the poll, recently conducted by the Demoskop polling company and published on Sunday in the newspaper Expressen,
the Green Party received 11.8 percent of the vote.
The figure represents an increase of 1.3 percentage
points since the last poll, in May, and a hefty rise from the election results of September 2010, where the Green Party received
7.34 percent of the vote.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Green Party's May first day in Canada Parliament
2 jun 11 @ 6:49 pm edt
Green Party's May begins Commons career
Elizabeth May, Green Party
As Canada's first Green Party member of parliament took her seat in the House
of Commons Thursday morning, the historic nature of the event was overshadowed by questions about what Elizabeth May —
as the lone MP for her party — can really accomplish in a majority Conservative Parliament.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
1 jun 11 @ 9:55 pm edt
Bob Kelleher - Green Party, on th left, talks with former Sen. Conrad Burns before a debate of candidates for the U.S.
Senate in 2006 at the Billings Depot. Kelleher died Sunday.
Bob Kelleher, frequent Green Party candidate
and 1972 constitutional convention delegate, dies
HELENA -- Bob Kelleher, Green Party, a delegate
to the 1972 Montana Constitutional Convention, a perennial political candidate and a longtime advocate of a parliamentary
form of government, died Sunday in Billings.
Kelleher, 88, had a lengthy career as an attorney in Billings and Butte.
of life service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Dahl Funeral Chapel in Billings.
With his wild, bushy eyebrows and flair for the
dramatic, Kelleher was among the most colorful Montana political candidates over the past four decades. He mostly ran as a
Green Party candidate and in 2008 even won the Republican primary nomination for the U.S. Senate.
From 1964 to 2008, Kelleher
was a fixture on the state ballot nearly every two years -- running 16 times. He also made a failed bid for president in 1976
in the New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Georgia primaries pitching the parliamentary system.
November 1971 he was
elected as one of the 100 delegates to the 1972 Montana Constitutional Convention.
There, Kelleher fought tenaciously, if unsuccessfully,
for Montana to switch to a one-house parliamentary form of government. Under this system, voters elect legislators as they
do now. The lawmakers whose party won a majority form the government and serve as the executive branch leaders, as is the
case in many countries.
Green Party Steamed over Rail
1 jun 11 @ 9:43 pm edt
SAVE OUR RAIL: Green Party supporters Karen Davis and Samuel Otter meet the steam train at Mt Albert station.
NEED More Trains, Less Traffic!
Philly Green Party endorses Richie Antipuna
1 jun 11 @ 9:40 pm edt
Florida Green Party calls for following German example: phase out nuclear power
1 jun 11 @ 9:30 pm edt
Soaring Green Party could lead to Conservative coalition
1 jun 11 @ 9:27 pm edt
Green Party election funding
1 jun 11 @ 9:21 pm edt
Parties get $3.2m funding for election
will get more than $3.2 million to broadcast their campaign messages ahead of the election, the Electoral Commission said
The commission sets airtime and funding allocations for political parties to
deliver opening and closing addresses, which are broadcast by the state-owned broadcasters TVNZ and Radio New Zealand.
The Labour and National parties will get $1.15m each, with 20 minutes for opening addresses
and 16 minutes for closing addresses.
The next biggest allocations went to the
Green Party, with $300,000 and a total of 15 minutes airtime, and the ACT and Maori parties, with $160,000 and nine minutes
New Zealand First and United Future both got $100,000 and 5.5 minutes in total.
Green Party confirmed by national election commission 3rd largest party
1 jun 11 @ 9:19 pm edt
As the Green Party prepare for their annual
conference this weekend, the Electoral Commission has for the first time formally recognised their status as NZ's official
third largest party, in a 'medium size' class of their own, granting them more significance than the smaller parties.
Commission's decision on party broadcasts marks a milestone for the Greens as it acknowledges the Party's unique status",
Co-leader Metiria Turei said today.
The Electoral Commission today confirmed for the Green Party a separate, second-tier category of funding
and broadcast time, separate from National and Labour and distinct from other support parties like the Maori Party or ACT.
is a minor milestone for the Greens," Mrs Turei said. "Clearly National and Labour are the largest players, but
we are significantly bigger than the other four parties in Parliament. We thank the Electoral Commission for recognising the
Petra Kelly, Green Party founder.
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