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Houston Greens host Pakistani Green leader

The Harris County Green Party (TX) is sponsor of a local cable TV program titled GreenWatchTV. Harris County is home to Houston, and the program, shown Wednesday nights from 9 to 10 PM, recently featured Liaquat Ali Shaikh, co-chair of the Pakistani Green Party, in their show titled South Asia Geopolitics.

Many of their programs are available here. The online videos are low resolution webcasts.

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Gregg Jocoy

I'm gonna be 51 in August. Married for 28 years. Two wonderful daughters, two wonderful grand daughters. Microbusiness owner, committed Green, and eternal optimist.


  1. Green Ferret Green Ferret May 2, 2009

    The Czech situation, in a nutshell:
    The Czech Greens were the junior coalition partner for the center-right Civic Democratic party. The Green faction in parliament split over the issue of a US missile defense system being based in the Czech Republic; the party leader backed the plan, while several Greens who opposed it left to form the Democratic Green Party.
    Recently, there was a vote of no-confidence in the government, so the coalition with the Greens was removed from government. Notably, the members of the opposition from the Democratic Green Party cast the deciding votes to dissolve the government.

  2. Gregg Jocoy Gregg Jocoy April 30, 2009

    Ross is apparently incorrect. Iceland’s Green Party is linked at the above provided European Greens page. Their website, in English, is linked here.

    Also, while not a real student of international Green parties, I believe the Czech Greens left the government over principles, but I could well be wrong.

  3. Ross Levin Ross Levin April 30, 2009

    I think the Green Party in Iceland isn’t affiliated with the Global Greens, and is called the Left-Green Party or something like that. And in the Czech Republic the Greens just got thrown out of a coalition government.

  4. d.eris d.eris April 30, 2009

    thanks for all the info!

  5. Green Ferret Green Ferret April 30, 2009

    The Green Party of Canada has been growing a great deal recently. Although Canada has a winner-take-all election system like the US and UK, it already had 3 established national parties before the Greens entered the scene. Apparently, the New Democratic Party and Liberals vie for seats in the more progressive areas, while the Conservatives and Liberals split votes elsewhere.

    The decline of the GOP in the US could create an opportunity for the Greens, like the NDP in Canada, to strike a new balance with the Democrats in areas where the GOP is shrinking.

  6. Joe in California Joe in California April 30, 2009

    A Catholic Trotskyist post that’s not insane? Perish the thought!

  7. Catholic Trotskyist Catholic Trotskyist April 30, 2009

    You’ll probably be disappointed to hear, Fischer is working for Madeleine Albright in Washington DC, according to his Wikipedia article.

    Iceland has the most prominent Green Party, it just won third place in the elections, and in that kind of parliamentary system, third place means something, like about 14 of 63 seats, up from 9. It is in the governing coalition with the Social Democrats now.

  8. d.eris d.eris April 29, 2009

    The Germans, of course. Whatever happened to Joschka Fischer?

  9. Gregg Jocoy Gregg Jocoy April 29, 2009

    One of the best sources of information about international Green Parties is

    The world-wide Greens have met twice, once in Canberra Australia, once in São Paulo Brazil. More, including video of the events in Brazil, can be found at Global Greens.

    The global Green Party movement is broken down into Meso and South America, North America, Ocenea, Europe, Asia and Africa. The next world-wide Green gathering was scheduled for Africa, but apparently has been replaced by a gathering of West African Green Parties.

    Wangari Muta Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of the Kenyan Green Party and the African Green Belt Movement will hopefully be one of the keynote speakers.

  10. Trent Hill Trent Hill April 29, 2009

    There are many. I believe Germany and New Zealand are two countries where the Green Parties are quite prominent.

  11. d.eris d.eris April 29, 2009

    I was just wondering what kind of connections the Greens have with their counterparts in other countries. Anyone know of others?

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