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Greens at World Social Forum 2013, Tunisia

Greens at World Social Forum 2013, Tunisia

The World Social Forum took place in Tunis, Tunisia, March 26th–30th, for the first time in the Arab world. The Maghreb, and in particular the Tun­isian social movements offered to organize the event, and Greens from every Fed­er­ation around the world participated, standing with Tunisian Civil Society and contributing to the organization of several Greens Events in the frame of the World Social Forum. Among others: Le Gaz de Schiste au Maghreb et en Europe, co-organized by Malika Benarab (Green…

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Greens gather from around the world

Greens gather from around the world

Global congress convenes in Senegal By Mike Feinstein, International Committee of the Green Party of the United States More than 400 Greens from 76 countries gathered in Dakar, Senegal from March 29 through April 1 for the third Glob­al Greens Congress. The Con­gress featured workshops, plenary sessions and the kind of international networking that re­minds us that the Green Party is clearly a global movement. Dakar was chosen to highlight the growing presence of Green Parties in Africa, and the…

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Global Greens Congress 2012

Global Greens Congress 2012

Greens from around the world are warmly invited to Global Greens Congress 2012 from 29 March to 1 April 2012  Global Greens Congresses are exhilarating, empowering and vital. People come from all over the Green world with different cultures, diverse histories and many languages but united by a sense of global citizenship and committed to common political values and ideals. It is particularly exciting that Global Greens 2012 will be held in Africa, a continent that exemplifies both the hope…

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Announcing Global Green Chronological History Project

Announcing Global Green Chronological History Project

Want to find out when and where the first Green Parties in the world were founded? Or who were the first Greens to run and be elected on municipal and national levels? What were the themes of major Green national and international meetings in the last 30+ years, and who were the most influential Green figures on every continent? The answers to those and many more questions will be found on the Global Green Chronological History project now being developed…

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Ingrid Betancourt Dedication

Ingrid Betancourt Dedication

One of the more spellbinding moments of the Global Greens Congress was the Friday morning special plenary session dedicated to former Colombian Green Presidential Candidate Ingrid Betancourt, who has been held captive since February 23rd, 2001 when she was kidnapped in the Colom bian jungle by the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). Betancourt was a plenary speaker at the First Global Greens Congress in 2001 and a tape of her speech was replayed to this yearís Congress attendees. Then…

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Global Greens meet in S„o Paulo

Global Greens meet in S„o Paulo

Second Congress focuses on climate change By Mike Feinstein, Advisor, International†Committee†of the Green Party of the United States For the second time ever, Green Parties from around the world gathered together for a decision-making Congress. The first Global Greens Congress took place in April 2001 in Canberra, Australia. This time, with 625 delegates and observers participating from 88 countries, the Second Congress took place May 1-4 in S„o Paulo, Brazil. In 2001, one of the key objectives of the Congress…

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U.S. Greens participate

U.S. Greens participate

Sixteen Greens from the United States were in. The Green Party of the United States was formally represented at the Congress by three delegates: Mike Feinstein (California), Marnie Glickman (Oregon) and Julia Willebrand (New York); and three alternates: Justine McCabe (Connecticut), John Rensenbrink (Maine) and Bahram Zandi (Maryland). Fein stein and Willebrand also participated for the last two years in the Global Greens Congress Steering Group, which planned the Congress. Bruce Gagnon (Maine) of the Global Network Against Weapons gave…

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Global Greens Declaration for Bali

Global Greens Declaration for Bali

Global Greens Declaration for Bali 6th of December 2007 Time for Commitments Alarmed by the speed of climate change and the insufficient action, particularly of those countries that bear the greatest responsibility for emitting greenhouse gases, Global Greens call for the Bali meeting to agree on a negotiation mandate to establish, by 2009 at least, a binding regime for global greenhouse gas reductions that is consistent with avoiding dangerous climate change. Global Greens call for the Bali mandate to: build…

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