The following is an excerpt of an interesting, and brief, editorial from a Finnish news site about how the political choices of their own country’s Green Party compares to those of Green Parties in neighboring nations:
The core of the Green movement is concern over the environment. However, environmental questions are no longer the sole property of the Greens.
The party welcomed the ITV Wales/YouGov poll which gave the Greens 10% in the South Wales Region.
Under the proportional voting system, that would be enough to elect a Green on the regional ballot…If a Green AM was elected in May, it would follow the election of their first national MP when Caroline Lucas won Brighton Pavilion in last May’s General Election.
Thanks to Green Party Watch for the tip. At GPW, there are excerpts about the three, green women mentioned in the story.
At Newsweek, there is a story with title and tag-lines: “Empowering Women and Saving the Environment. Mothering the Earth. Grassroots activists are showing women how to clean up the environment while empowering themselves.”
The story has interviews with the following Green Party leaders: Renate Künast who is a member of the German Green Party and a high-profile German politician; Kenya’s Wangari Maathai who is a co-founder of the Green Belt Movement and 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner; and, Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada.… Read more ...
In a step that may restore the oft-doubted credibility of the Irish Green Party, due to its presence in and necessity for a coalition government which presided over the financial crisis in Ireland, the party has called for an election, which will be held in January. A very, very brief summary from the Christian Science Monitor:
Green Party calls for January election
The leader of the Green Party and Minister for the Environment John Gormley this morning announced his party’s intention to push for an election in the second half of January.
Chalk this one up as a victory for the Greens, along with their performance in Britain, Colombia, and Australia this year, and how they are expected to do in Germany (and with the Greens poised to possibly win several state legislative seats here in America, they could do better in this election than ever before, as well). … Read more ...
An interesting article from Der Spiegel about a combination of news on the Green front, particularly their polling as high as 20 percent nationwide while, at the same time, launching anti-nuclear protests that could ruin their chances of a coalition with the party in power now:
The good news for Germany’s Green Party just keeps on coming.
Recently, the British Green Party released their new manifesto in anticipation of the May parliamentary elections. The Greens are said to have a greater chance of winning a seat in Parliament this year than ever before, especially in the Brighton seat where their leader Caroline Lucas is running, and they are running a record number of candidates. … Read more ...