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  Alliance '90/The Greens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A bicycle-taxi (velotaxi) in front of the German Bundestag in Berlin with the Alliance '90/The Greens livery for the German federal election, 2005.
The Greens gained a record 13 of Germany's 99 seats in these elections, particularly on the back of the perceived competence of Green ministers in the federal government and the unpopularity of the SPD.
In early 2005, the Greens were the target of the German Visa Affair 2005, instigated in the media by the CDU.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/German_Green_Party   (1737 words)

  
 Daniel Cohn-Bendit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Both were later to become leaders of the Realo wing of the German Green Party, alongside many former communist, and non-communist libertarian leftists.
Later in 2001, he was accused of pedophilia in the context of a political campaign against Joschka Fischer as German minister of foreign affairs, and in the wider context of conservative movements seeking to undermine the cultural legacy of May 1968.
The treaty was considered by a large part of the Left as the European version of globalization, and Cohn-Bendit became loathed by the campaigners against the treaty as one of the symbols of Center-Left leaders collaborating with neo-liberalism through international institutions, along with Pascal Lamy from the Socialist Party.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Daniel_Cohn-Bendit   (1384 words)

  
 BBC News | EUROPE | German Greens face war dilemma
The Green Party's co-leader, Claudia Roth, told the BBC she was unsure how the delegates would vote.
Her task is to integrate the pacifist left of the party whilst ensuring the Greens remain fit for government.
Green leaders are hoping the victory of the Northern Alliance may now take some heat out of the debate, not least because it should allow proper humanitarian deliveries to resume.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/1673003.stm   (607 words)

  
 <www.geocities.com/jimgreen3>   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The German coalition government, comprising the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and the Greens, was narrowly re-elected in the September 22 election.
Consequently, for the first time since German reunification in 1990, the PDS failed to achieve either of the requirements for proportional party representation in the new parliament — five percent of the national party vote or three directly-elected MPs (Germans cast two votes — one for a local candidate, another for a party).
About 80% of Germans oppose a war against Iraq, and the government's position also reflected corporate concerns about direct and indirect economic impacts of a war, the potential impacts of an oil crisis in the event of war, and the social and political fallout in Germany and Europe of a war on Iraq.
www.geocities.com /jimgreen3/germanelect02.html   (2370 words)

  
 German Greens conference supports eastward expansion of European Union
The party conference of the German Greens (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen), which convened in the city of Dresden last weekend, passed a manifesto and decided on its candidates for the European elections next June.
In typical Green fashion, the manifesto combines support for the basic strategy of European capital with a sundry compilation of modestly progressive demands, which can never be fulfilled under these political preconditions and which the Greens will sacrifice to their brand of realpolitik with absolute certainty.
The phoney election campaign of the German and European Greens illustrates the necessity of a new social movement that bases itself on the lessons of history, is able to differentiate between opposing class interests, and counterposes to the European Union a democratic and social Europe of the working people.
www.wsws.org /articles/2003/dec2003/grns-d06.shtml   (1135 words)

  
 Germany - The Greens
The success of the Greens at the federal level--which continued in the 1987 national election with the party winning 8.3 percent of the vote--led to a "greening" of the established parties, with environmental awareness increasing across the political spectrum.
The West German Greens chose not to form an electoral alliance with their eastern counterparts, Alliance 90 (Bündnis 90), prior to the 1990 elections because of their opposition to union.
The devastating loss for the West German Greens in the 1990 election brought the conflict between Realos and Fundis to a head, with the pragmatic wing emerging as victor.
countrystudies.us /germany/163.htm   (906 words)

  
 Alliance '90/The Greens -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Numerous anti-war party members resigned their party membership when the first deployment of German troops in a military conflict abroad occurred under a Green government, and the party began to experience a long string of defeats in local and (Click link for more info and facts about regional) regional elections.
The Greens gained a record 13 of Germany's 99 seats in these elections, particularly on the back of the perceived competence of Green ministers in the federal government and the unpopularity of the (Click link for more info and facts about SPD) SPD.
The Greens are currently the target of the (Click link for more info and facts about German Visa Affair 2005) German Visa Affair 2005, a discussion instigated in the media by the (Click link for more info and facts about CDU) CDU.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/al/alliance_90the_greens1.htm   (1277 words)

  
 TAP: Web Feature: The Greens' War:. by David Glenn. December 10, 2001.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
For many Greens, especially veterans of the antinuclear campaigns of the 1970s, the thought of supporting militarism, on no matter how small a scale, was acutely painful.
But by tying the vote on German military aid to a general vote of confidence -- and thus threatening the dissolution of the government -- Social Democratic Chancellor Gerhard Schröder successfully pressured four of the eight doves to change their votes.
Complicating all of this is the looming German federal election scheduled for September 2002, in which the party is intensely concerned with reminding voters that its politics are still distinct from those of the Social Democrats.
www.prospect.org /webfeatures/2001/12/glenn-d-12-10.html   (1299 words)

  
 germangreens.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Greens are holding a delegates conference in Bremen on 18 October to approve the coalition agreement.
The argument most frequently trotted out by the German Greens and their apologists is that it would be irresponsible and ‘nimbyish’ for Germany to refuse the return of nuclear reprocessing wastes from Cogema’s reprocessing plant at La Hague, France, or from the British Nuclear Fuels Limited (BNFL) plant at Sellafield.
Laughably, the German Greens not only opposed the mass protests which aimed to stop the waste shipments, but they urged people to ‘protest’ in support of the ‘consensus agreement’ and thus, by implication, the waste shipments and the state violence against anti-nuclear campaigners.
www.geocities.com /jimgreen3/germangreens.html   (12670 words)

  
 An Open Letter to the Green Party of Germany
The Green Party USA expresses its support for the 70% of German Greens opposed to the war against Afghanistan and to the 11 of 16 regional Green Party organizations in Germany critical of sending 4,000 combat troops.
The GPUSA urges German Greens to stand strong against this war regardless of the political consequences.
Before participating in the Social Democratic led government, German Greens had strongly argued that such transportation bolstered the nuclear industry and must be opposed.
www.greenparty.org /letter_germany.html   (930 words)

  
 German Greens Propose Muslims Shura Council--Ummah.comGeneral   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Green's parliamentary bloc has worded a six-point proposal outlining an official policy to deal with Muslims and issues of concern for them, the party said in a statement, a copy of which was obtained by IslamOnline.net on Wednesday, July 21.
According to the Green Party's initiative, the elected chairman of the Muslim Shura Council will be the legitimate representative of Muslims in the state and deal on their behalf with the administrative, legislative and legal authorities.
The Green Party said their initiative would guarantee a long-standing official policy towards Islam in the state that would not be subject to changes according to circumstances.
www.ummah.net /forum/showthread.php?t=41083   (795 words)

  
 From Yahoo News: Enfeebled German Greens rethink strategy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
German Greens will meet here from Friday night to rethink strategy after a year of coalition government with Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder that has left them enfeebled.
Kerstin Mueller, joint chairwoman of the Greens group in the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, said the record of a year in government was nothing to be ashamed of, even though she conceded some "mistakes" had been made.
Green militants believe they have been entrapped by the SPD, which has forced them to swallow their principles -- in particular adjourning for the foreseeable future the abandonment of nuclear energy, even though it was clearly featured in the government programme, and the party was divided over German participation in the Kosovo conflict.
www.greens.org /s-r/gga/gruenen1.html   (628 words)

  
 German Greens: better than nothing, or worse than useless?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
There is some awareness within the Greens that their German partners have sold out, especially on its policy on nuclear power, but a majority of the Green party contributors to the e-mail debate still side with the German Greens.
Backing the German Greens, some argue that the “consensus agreement” is better than nothing: “Would Schroeder's Social Democrats have agreed to ANY [nuclear] phase-out without pressure from the Greens?”, argued one member of the Australian Greens on the e-list.
The key lesson is that the incorporation of the German Greens into the political establishment is not an aberration but a logical consequence of their politics.
www.greenleft.org.au /back/2001/452/452p14.htm   (1782 words)

  
 German Greens Open Party Congress with Coalition at Stake Over Terror War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Germany's Greens opened a weekend party congress Saturday with the coalition government hanging in the balance over the planned deployment of German troops in the war on terrorism.
Parliament's decision November 16 to offer German troops to the operation is disputed within the party, born out of the pacifist and environmentalist movements of the 1970s and now junior partner in government to Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's Social Democrats.
The move is aimed to put pressure on rebel Greens who were pushing for a motion to condemn parliament's approval of the deployment by making it clear that such a declaration would signal the demise of the center-left government.
www.commondreams.org /cgi-bin/print.cgi?file=/headlines01/1124-05.htm   (482 words)

  
 German Greens' Changing Colors
That vote marked the first time the Green Party had approved sending German soldiers anywhere and seemed to starkly contradict the pacifist convictions on which the party was founded in 1979.
Established in 1979, the Greens rode the wave of the country's peace and anti-nuclear movements, which were energized by the Cold War tensions of the time.
In the German system, any party gaining over 5 percent of the national vote wins a share of the seats in the federal parliament -- an easier threshold to cross than that of the American system, where each Congressional seat must be won district by district.
www.motherjones.com /news/feature/2001/11/greens.html   (1168 words)

  
 S/R 27: German Greens Off to War Again (Jim Green)
The German Greens, junior partner in a coalition government with the Social Democratic Party (SPD), voted to support the deployment of 3900 German troops for the United States-led “war on terrorism” in the German parliament on November 16, 2001 and again at a national Greens conference on November 24—25.
And eight Green MPs issued a statement over the November 10—11 weekend—just before Schroeder’s announcement that the vote on military deployment would double as a vote of confidence in the government—saying that the war was not serving its intended purpose and was hurting the Afghan people.
The Greens came up with a quaint solution to their dilemma—the eight Green MPs on public record as opponents of German military deployment agreed to “split” their vote and thereby secure a majority for the government in the confidence motion.
www.greens.org /s-r/27/27-11.html   (1907 words)

  
 Paul Hockenos: The Chameleon
Green critics blasted the compromise as a sellout and a “pseudo-measure” that ultimately upgrades existing reactors and leaves huge loopholes for the industry to backtrack the day the Greens leave office.
The angry response of the Greens’ grass roots to the nuclear compromise is characteristic of the intense internal battles that have accompanied the party’s transformations over its 24-year history.
In Green circles it is said that Fischer didn’t have the backbone to stand up to the United States: he feared that a German veto in NATO would have shattered the young red-green coalition and deprived him of his precious office.
www.bostonreview.net /BR29.3/hockenos.html   (5441 words)

  
 No BMD, eh?: German Greens Okay MEADS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Germany's Green Party has decided to sign off on the MEADS missile defence program, after months of opposing a system they considered costly and unnecessary, according to Deutsche Welle:
The Greens seem to have accepted this argument, but by way of compromise they are insisting that other defense costs be reduced.
It's less likely to be defending German, Italian or American territory against these threats than it is to be protecting troops deployed in future coalitions of the willing (and reliable).
nobmdeh.blogspot.com /2005/04/german-greens-okay-meads.html   (525 words)

  
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Tomorrow, the Greens are holding an emergency party conference on Kosovo, one that could push the government to the brink of collapse.
A flurry of motions are circulating among Green delegates, not one of which approves the current course of the war.
The majority of Greens supported Nato's air campaign in the first weeks, and still a staggering 92 per cent of Green party members approve his handling of the Kosovo crisis so far.
www.blythe.org /nytransfer-subs/99env/german_Greens_rebel_on_Kosovo   (934 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Germany - The Greens | German Information Resource
The Green movement had been gaining support steadily since the late 1970s, and by the end of 1982 the G reens were represented in six of West Germany's eleven Land parliaments.
The success of the Greens at the federal level--which continued in the 1987 national election with the party winning 8.3 percent of the vote--led to a "greening" of th e established parties, with environmental awareness increasing across the political spectrum.
The West German Greens chose not to form an electoral alliance with their eastern counterparts, All iance 90 (Bündnis 90), prior to the 1990 elections because of their opposition to union.
reference.allrefer.com /country-guide-study/germany/germany134.html   (1031 words)

  
 ipedia.com: German Green Party Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, the Green Party is a political party in Germany whose regional predecessors were founded in the late 1970s as part of the new social movements.
The German Green list for these elections was headed by Rebecca Harms (currently leader of the Green parliament party in Lower Saxony) and Daniel Cohn-Bendit, previously Member of the European Parliament for Les Verts, the French Green Party.
The Greens gained a record 13 of Germany's 99 seats in these elections, particularly on the back of the perceived competence of Green ministers in the federal government and the unpopularity of Chancellor Gerhard Schröder.
www.ipedia.com /german_green_party.html   (1060 words)

  
 Party Politics Vol. 4, Issue 1, p. 33   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The East German ecology and civil rights movements and the West German Greens were not only agreed on concentrating on similar political issues, they also shared a distinct lack of enthusiasm for German unification.
Meanwhile, their West German counterparts were engaged in factional conflict about the question of whether or not Green Party congress decisions (which had acknowledged the existence of two German states) could be swept aside by historic developments (Kleinert, 1992: 351ff.).
In view of the fast and almost complete evaporation of mass mobilization, it appears at the very least doubtful that the citizens' movement fraction of the party was indeed in the vanguard during the political turmoil of late 1989.
www.partypolitics.org /volume04/v04i1p033.htm   (451 words)

  
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The German Greens, while certainly enjoying a taste of power, and providing Europe with its only interesting foreign minister, are coming face to face with real power, as your remarks on the non-phaseout of Swedish nuclear plants point out (Note 00020).
At the grass roots level, many German Greens believe that technology is inherently dehumanizing, and they pretend that they can just say 'nein danke' to the whole thing.
Greens are good at picket signs, and they're getting better at parliaments, but they're not going to invent anything that changes the world.
www.io.com /~stack/viridian/notes/00025.txt   (798 words)

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