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  GREEN PARTY : Encyclopedia Entry
Green Parties are part of, but do not exclusively represent, a larger political movement to reform human governance to better fit the constraints of the biosphere — usually called the Green movement to contrast it from the electoral participation of the legally-registered Parties.
Many people also confuse Green Parties with Greenpeace, a global NGO prominent in the ecology movement, which like the Green political movement was founded in the 1970s, and shares some green goals and values, but works with different methods and is not organized as a political party.
Green Parties are often formed in a given jurisdiction by a coalition of scientific ecologists, community environmentalists, and local (or national) leftist groups or groups concerned with peace or citizens rights.
bibleocean.com /OmniDefinition/Green_Party   (4387 words)

 Green Tea, White Tea: Health Cancer
Green tea extract in water was shown to inhibit cancer in rodents in such organs as the stomach, duodenum, colon, liver, and pancreas.
Green tea catechins are among the phenolic compounds known to suppress the formation of tetracycline amines and antihistamines, known to be potent carcinogens.
Partial tumor regression or > 90% inhibition of tumor growth, as measured by changes in tumor volume per mouse, was observed in 5 experiments, and marked inhibition of tumor growth (46-89%) was observed in 5 additional experiments.
www.greentealovers.com /greenteahealthcancer.htm   (8220 words)

 Green Party (Sweden) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Green Party (Swedish: Miljöpartiet de Gröna, literally "Environment Party the Greens", and usually simply referred to in Sweden as Miljöpartiet: the "Environment Party") is a green political party in Sweden.
The party was founded in 1981 emerging out of the movement opposing nuclear power in a referendum held 1980.
The party does not have a formalized leadership, instead having chosen a system with two party spokespersons (always one male and one female as a promotion of gender equality).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Green_Party_(Sweden)   (308 words)

 The U.S. Green Party: Challenges and Prospects
Green parties have elected local and national representatives in Germany, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Austria, Italy, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Portugal, Bulgaria, Rumania, East Germany and the former states of the Soviet Union, to the European Community Parliament, and in New Zealand and Australia.
The worldwide rising of Green parties is seen as the political expression of a "new paradigm" of values appropriate for meeting the challenges of living on this planet in the 21st Century.
Green citizen-based organizations (the "anti-party" as some put it) are supposed to be characterized by (1) a low degree of formalization, (2) dominance of the grassroots over higher-level functionaries or elected officeholders, and (3) a strong emphasis on linkages with grassroots social movements.
www2.hawaii.edu /~irohter/USGreenPartyArticle.htm   (4076 words)

 CNN.com - Left looks to hold on in Sweden - September 15, 2002
A Social Democrat win in Sweden, which belongs to the European Union but has not joined the euro single currency and is not a NATO member, would put the country at odds with nations such as France, Denmark, Italy and Portugal which have moved to the right in elections in the last two years.
The Social Democrats' central campaign theme is that Sweden's taxes, among the highest in the world, are needed to maintain and improve public services such as health, care of children and the elderly, education and crime prevention.
In Sweden, one political party with a mildly anti-immigrant platform came from nowhere to win more than five percent of the vote in 1991, but crashed out of parliament in 1994.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/09/14/sweden.poll/index.html   (702 words)

 S/R 16: Swedish Greens: Our Basic Ideas
Underlying the ideology of The Green Party of Sweden (GPSw) is the awareness that life itself is threatened by modern civilization.
Sweden should pursue a generous policy towards refugees and make available more resources for international aid to development efforts which are environmentally and socially sustainable.
Sweden may not accept the convergence criteria of the EMU as a goal for Swedish economic policy and may not join the third stage of the EMU (i.e.
www.greens.org /s-r/16/16-18.html   (2591 words)

 Green Party of the United States
The BÜNDNIS '90 party was built from the various opposition groups which had existed in the East German GDR (DDR).
Stana Zelenych na Slovensku (SZS) (Green Party in Slovakia) http://www.greenparty.sk/ (Slovak)
Party of Greens of Ukraine (Partija Zelenykh Ukrainy, PUZ) (in Ukrainian)
www.gp.org /international.shtml   (183 words)

 Platform 2006: Renewing Democracy - Green Party of Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
In Sweden's last election, voter participation was at a forty year low with 80 per cent of registered voters casting ballots.
The Green Party's vision also encompasses citizen participation in government decision-making by greater use of popular consultations and referenda.
Move from the current partial ban on corporate and union donations to political parties to a full ban on such donations, modeled on Québec and Manitoba provincial legislation.
www.greenparty.ca /renewing_democracy.html   (344 words)

 Eurosceptic Sweden
Sweden is not the only country whose citicens consider that the EU hasn't benefitted them.
Sweden is no longer so fervently in favour of enlargement as we once were.
Sweden has won yet another medal in the EU-wide competion about which country is to pay the most.
euroscepticsweden.blogspot.com   (1218 words)

 Interview with a Kurdish candidate for the Swedish Parliament (KurdishMedia.com)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
He is an active member of the Green party of Sweden, and is now a candidate to become the Kurdish member of the Swedish parliament.
Frequently delegations of the Green Party went to Kurdistan with the aim to witness with their own eyes what was going on in Kurdistan.
That is why I call all Kurds and other ethnic and religious groups in Sweden to vote for me. I want to bring the problems and difficulties of Kurdish community in Sweden to the attention of the Swedish authorities, and put the Kurdish question on the world’s agenda.
www.kurdmedia.com /articles.asp?id=13193   (933 words)

 NZ Greens Campaigns: Tertiary Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Greens are committed to ending barriers to education - a vibrant tertiary education sector is crucial for the future.
Green Party initiatives to reduce student debt would include introducing a universal student allowance, phasing out student fees and adopting a debt repayment scheme that rewards New Zealanders for staying and contributing to the community.
While the Green Party supports the apprenticeship scheme in principle, it has been set up in a way that means women, Maori and Pacific Islanders miss out.
www.greens.org.nz /campaigns/tertiaryeducation   (1471 words)

Sweden's party of power par excellence, the left-of-centre architect of the Swedish model of universal cradle-to-grave welfare funded by one of the highest tax rates in the world.
The former Communist Party, it is also a supporter of the Social Democrats in parliament.
Current leader Maud Olofsson has dropped party calls for the abandonment of nuclear power as she seeks to maintain the opposition's united front against the Social Democrats.
astro.temple.edu /~bstavis/courses/52-sweden-election-parties.htm   (575 words)

 Green Focus | News Clips
Greens around the world have been encouraged by the noticeable increase in voters’ confidence in Green parties.
The two fundamental themes of Green politics in Germany, the environment and anti-militarism, are the elements that seem to have pushed their support to new heights.
The coalition of Latvian Greens and the Farmers’ Party obtained nearly 10% of the votes in the October elections, thus obtaining 12 MPs in a Parliament of 100 MPs.
www.cagreens.org /greenfocus/clips_winter_03.html   (760 words)

 Social Democratic party - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY [Social Democratic party] (SDP), former British political party founded in 1981 to offer a centrist alternative to the more extreme positions of the then ruling Conservative party on the right and the opposition Labour party on the left.
The party joined in an electoral alliance with the Liberal party in 1981 and merged with the Liberals in 1988 to form the Social and Liberal Democratic party, now the Liberal Democrats.
Sweden's Green Party puts up a hurdle in Social Democratic plans to form minority government
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-socldemoc.html   (327 words)

 CNN.com - Victory for Sweden's ruling party - September 15, 2002
Led by Prime Minister Goran Persson, the Social Democrats garnered 40.1 percent of the vote and remain the largest party in the Scandinavian country.
The environmentalist Greens received 4.6 percent and the ex-Communist Party of the Left won 8.4 percent, giving the ruling left-wing coalition a clear majority.
The main issue facing the newly confirmed government is Sweden's adoption of the euro.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/09/15/sweden.election/index.html   (405 words)

 Planet Ark - Swedish Greens threatening to oust a Persson government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Persson's Social Democratic party has ruled for the past four years in a minority government relying on support from the ex-communist Left Party and the Greens to legislate.
The Greens, who made their debut in parliament in 1988 but have never been in government, campaigned on a pledge not to support any cabinet constellation they were not part of.
Persson's one saving grace is that the Greens have admitted they would prefer a coalition with his party to joining forces with the centre-right.
www.planetark.org /avantgo/dailynewsstory.cfm?newsid=17935   (569 words)

 Green Party | Sir Humphrey's   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Yesterday the Green party issued a press release: The smell of uranium on the Government’s breath in which they decryed the Government Super Funds investments in BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto because of the involvement of these companies in Uranium mining.
Sweden recently announced it plans to be the first country to be oil-free by 2020.
Sweden was the first country in the world to ban all forms of physical punishment, in 1979.
www.sirhumphreys.com /taxonomy/term/170   (6817 words)

 S/R 9: Standing on the Threshold of a Third Party Dream
That is because it is virtually impossible for minority parties or candidates to win a seat in a majoritarian winner-take-all system, no matter how small the district, since by virtue of our being a minority, we can not normally attract a majority of votes.
The Greens would decide who fills the seats by having a party caucus prior to the general election, in which they would elect their party's list.
As voters realized that voting for third parties was not a "wasted vote," more of them might stop selecting the "lesser of two evils" and pick their top choice.
www.greens.org /s-r/09/09-16.html   (1866 words)

 Global Greens
The Global Greens is the international network of Green parties and political movements.
Ukraine: Partija Zelenych Ukrajiny/Party of Greens of Ukraine
Moldova (Republic of): Partidul Ecologist "Alianta Verde" diu Moldova/Ecological party "Green Alliance" of Moldova
www.globalgreens.info   (444 words)

 Globalization & It's Discontents
We Greens refuse to watch silently as the members of the World Economic Forum toast their latest "humanitarian" gestures: A pittance here, a crumb there, while serving up cluster bombs and depleted uranium and tear gas and destruction for all who would oppose their control.
We Greens refuse to be silent as these "pillars of society" feast on their billions and enjoy the finest health care, as people right here in New York City are thrown off even the most minimal Medicaid coverage.
To their system of exploitation and profits über alles we Greens say, "Another World IS Possible" based on human need, creativity and love, not corporate greed.
www.greenparty.org /global_release.html   (467 words)

 Prostitution Reform Bill - Green Party
In the UK, laws criminalising the client have been tried for 17 years, and there is no sign whatsoever that prostitution is dying out, even though this is the main rationale for this type of law.
While on the Select Committee we heard evidence from a sex worker in Sweden who talked about the much greater physical dangers she and others now face as a result of the law change there.
Finally, I am pleased to advise the House that in line with our Green Party women’s policy, all nine of our MPs will be voting in support of decriminalisation.
www.greens.org.nz /searchdocs/speech6050.html   (1169 words)

 Green Left - Green Party launch set
Rice said that the Victorian branch of the Green Party would be launched at the end of September, obviously too late to contest the state elections.
A meeting to select a steering committee to work on the Victorian Green Party launch was set for September 12 at the Collingwood Community Health Centre from 2 p.m.
She said that the national Green Party would be federalist, with the state groups deciding on their own activities, with an emphasis on state branches working at a local level.
www.greenleft.org.au /1992/66/2692   (425 words)

 Four Lakes Green Party: May 2003 Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Last week, the Wisconsin Green Party Coordinating Council passed a resolution in support of the striking UFCW Local 538 workers at the Tyson plant in Jefferson, Wisconsin.
Green Party members and supporters are called upon to boycott Tyson products -- such as pepperoni & chicken -- in solidarity with the workers who have been denied livable wages & fair benefits by a company whose gross profits were more than 2 billion dollars last year.
The Greater Milwaukee Green Party and Southern Kettle Moraine Green Party have organized protests at QPS, a staffing service currently providing the plant with non-union workers, who cross the picket lines daily to continue operations at the plant.
www.wisconsingreenparty.org /blogs/4LGP/archives/2003_05.shtml   (2371 words)

 Green Party of Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
A Green Party government would implement fiscal tools through the Finance Department - measures once endorsed by Paul Martin himself before becoming Finance Minister.
"The Green Party's gradual tax shift will ensure that those who fail to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality will be forced to pay the additional costs through increased taxation, thereby making sustainable practices more competitive."
Germany and Sweden have used fiscal tools to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower pollution levels.
www.greenparty.ca /announcement16.html   (411 words)

 Miljöpartiet de Gröna
Miljöpartiet de Gröna (Ängelholm) The Green party of Sweden (Ängelholm)
Miljöpartiet de Gröna (Jämtlands län) The Green party of Sweden (Jämtlands län)
Miljöpartiet de Gröna (Örnsköldsvik) The Green party of Sweden (Örnsköldsvik)
www.politicalresources.net /se-gro.htm   (408 words)

 Greens, Green Party Meetups, events, clubs and groups in your area
Greens, Green Party Meetups, events, clubs and groups in your area
Meet other local members of the Green Party to discuss today's hot issues.
The London Green and Ethical Startup Meetup Group
green.meetup.com   (85 words)

 The Green Party Congratulates the Peace Agreement in Iraqi Kurdistan (KurdishMedia.com)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
This is a big triumph, not only for the two parties themselves, but also for the entire population of Iraqi Kurdistan.
-The Green Party would like to congratulate Jalal Talabani (Secretary General of PUK), Masoud Barzani, President of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the entire Kurdish population for this triumph.
Peace is not only a means to achieve a better society, it should also be an important goal, said Peter Eriksson, Spokesperson for the Green Party.
www.kurdmedia.com /articles.asp?id=2970   (247 words)

 Citizens for Legitimate Government
For example, one of the higher female speech-men for the green party in Sweden, was beaten up while talking on a mobile phone beside a toilet.
At this time, 4 police and 5 demonstrators have been moved to the hospital, no one with serious injuries.
Bush left Sweden at 08.05 Swedish Time this morning.
www.legitgov.org /front_Sweden_violent.html   (173 words)

 Four Lakes Green Party: Meeting Notes 4/28/03   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
John Peck suggested to mark pamphlets given out at the Farmers' Market with a dot to track how successful this activity is for the party.
But we as a Party do not have to submit to those rules, so the FLGR can adopt a resolution to boycott Tyson.
They have already been invited to a GP meeting in Milwaukee and they travelled up to Green Bay on Monday with David Cobb.
wisconsingreenparty.org /blogs/4LGP/archives/000085.shtml   (881 words)

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