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Anti-Racism Workshop In Reading

Anti-Racism Workshop In Reading

Anti-Racism Workshop In Reading Green Party Still Has A Long Way To Go, Say Participants by Diane F. White and Isabelle Buonocore, Green Party of Pennsylvania “Attendees at the workshop shared their experiences of how people of color and white people are treated when the need to address racism is brought up in predominantly white organizations like the Green Party.” At a workshop on dismantling racism Greens determined that the Green Party straddles between being a “passive institution” and a…

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Japan: First National Level Election Win

Japan: First National Level Election Win

Japan: First National Level Election Win Optimism For Forming National Party by Satoko Watanabe Kagawa Prefecture MP, Co-Spokesperson of the Rainbow and Greens Japan “In the most recent municipal and prefecture elections, candidates from the Rainbow and Greens and the Greens Japan together won 122 seats in local assemblies out of the 159 races they contested.” The history of the Greens Japan and the Rainbow and Greens Japan For many years going back to the early 1990s, there have been…

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Green Party of Canada Shadow Cabinet

Green Party of Canada Shadow Cabinet

Green Party of Canada Shadow Cabinet The Shadow Cabinet of the Green Party of Canada is an alternative Green cabinet to that of the Canadian Federal government. Its role is to shadow and provide critical opposition to the government’s positions on key policy matters. It features spokespeople on 27 different issue categories: Aboriginal Affairs; Agriculture; Arts, Culture and Heritage; Climate Change; Democratic Reform; Energy; Environment; Employment and Social Issues; Finance and Ecological Fiscal Reform; Fitness and Sport; Health Promotion; Health…

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SPP Security Pact Proceeds In Secrecy

SPP Security Pact Proceeds In Secrecy

SPP Security Pact Proceeds In Secrecy Canadian Greens Take Notice By Janet M Eaton, PhD, International Trade Critic, Green Party of Canada with contributions by Mike Feinstein, Green Party of California “Rather than increasing security through sustainability, the SPP compromises ecological limits and bypasses democratic accountability.” If you ask the average person if they’ve ever heard of the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) of North America, they are likely to look at you blankly and say “No.” Sometimes identified as…

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A North American Alliance Tackles The SPP

A North American Alliance Tackles The SPP

A North American Alliance Tackles The SPP Greens Join Forces In An Effort To Stop Partnership Between Governments By Janet M. Eaton, PhD, International Trade Critic, Green Party of Canada “For now at least the SPP is more out in the open and Greens across North America hope to make it even more so.” Greens from Canada and the United States have joined together this past March in opposition to the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP). The SPP, like its…

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Getting Ready For 2008 Campaigns

Getting Ready For 2008 Campaigns

Getting Ready For 2008 Campaigns Political Director’s Address To The Annual National Meeting By Brent McMillan [Excerpt] Challenge 2008: What would it look like if Greens ran 1,000 candidates in 2008? One of the lessons learned by Cuba after the collapse of the Soviet Union was in order to have political autonomy; there must be economic autonomy and energy autonomy. These issues need to be major focuses for the 2008 Green Party campaign. On energy policy, the connections between wars…

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The Color Of Green

The Color Of Green

The Color Of Green Getting To Know People Of Color Across The Country Active In The Green Party Ms. Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry “From a long-term view, Greens will have to deal openly and honestly with white privilege.” Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry (SKCM Curry) is currently a vice presidential nominee for the 2008 Green Party of the United States national slate. She has five years of involvement in the Green Party at the local, state and national level. SKCM Curry…

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Greens Join Soldiers In Protest Against Iraq War

Greens Join Soldiers In Protest Against Iraq War

Greens Join Soldiers In Protest Against Iraq War By David Doonan, Green Party of New York State More than three thousand Greens and other peace activists participated in two rallies and a march through Syracuse, New York on September 29. Not only was this the largest anti-war rally in up state New York since the Vietnam War, but also active-duty soldiers from nearby Fort Drum initiated the event. This was a unique example of outspoken anti-war sentiment among the troops….

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People Of The Dome

People Of The Dome

People Of The Dome Questions Of Neglect Remain For Hurricane Katrina Victims by Mitchel Cohen, Green Party of New York State Attempting to starve civilians into leaving an area is a war crime under the Geneva Conventions. As Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf States, many organizations kicked into high gear to send relief to local groups in Mississippi and Louisiana, with no help from the government or formal relief agencies. Tons of donated supplies were trucked to Jackson Missis sippi,…

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The Drug War Is Meant To Be Waged, Not Won

The Drug War Is Meant To Be Waged, Not Won

The Drug War Is Meant To Be Waged, Not Won Clifford Thornton, Green Party of Connecticut Because of the drug war and the collateral damage that ensues, the black and Latino communities are in a devolutionary state. Minorities have been continually singled out even though whites out number blacks and Latinos as sellers or users. The real problem is not drug usage, but the drug policies. We as a people, and as a country have to be thoroughly educated on…

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