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  Scottish Green Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shiona Baird MSP and Robin Harper MSP are Co-convenors of the party, and Parliamentary co-leaders
The Scottish Green Party (Pàrtaidh Uaine na h-Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is the Green party of Scotland, and a full member of the European Federation of Green Parties.
Mark Ruskell is an MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Green speaker on the environment and fisheries, and co-convenor of the Parliament's Environment and Rural Development Committee.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scottish_Green_Party   (571 words)

 Green Party (UK) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Green Party was a green political party in the United Kingdom.
The Green Party was originally formed as PEOPLE, or the Ecology Party, in Coventry in 1973, with the first edition of Manifesto for a Sustainable Society as the party's statement of philosophy and policies.
The party was the Green Party in the 1987 general election and took 89,753 votes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Green_Party_(UK)   (441 words)

 Learn more about Worldwide green parties in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 was founded in the 1970s as the green parties and shares some green goals and values, but does work with different methods and isn't 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.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /w/wo/worldwide_green_parties.html   (3216 words)

 EFGP : Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Scottish Green Party was formed (as the Scottish Ecology Party) in 1979.
In 1986 the Ecology Party became the Green Party.
The introduction of the Scottish Parliament (in 1999), with a partly-proportional voting system and the inevitability of voting reform for local councils, mean that the impact of the Scottish Green Party is likely to grow in future years.
www.europeangreens.org /peopleandparties/members/scotland.html   (664 words)

 Scotland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1603, the Scottish King James VI inherited the throne of the Kingdom of England, and became James I of England.
Devolution, which all the UK-wide parties have supported to some degree during their history (although Labour and the Conservatives have also at times opposed it) dominated the Scottish political scene in the latter half of the 20th century.
The Scottish Reformation, initiated in 1560 and led by John Knox, was Calvinist, and throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, the Church of Scotland maintained a strict theology and kept a tight control over the morality of the population.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scotland   (5672 words)

 Green Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Green Party Provides contact details for the Stockport branch of the green party, as well as some materials promoting the green party.
Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Information about the Green Party, its MPs and campaigns, news and events, library and press releases, plus what's new and search facility.
Scottish Green Party Scotland's Green Party, represented in the Scottish Parliament since 1999.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Green_Party.html   (470 words)

 Not updated: The Scottish Green Party
Green economic policy recognises the strain that the modern economy puts both on individuals and the environment.
Green politics is the fastest growing movement in the world and Greens are active across the globe.
Greens internationally are united in calling for wealthy western banks to free third world countries from crippling debt.
www.psr.keele.ac.uk /area/uk/man/scgrn97.htm   (2383 words)

 London Green Party  
The Green Party is the only party with a thorough understanding of this issue, a vision for how to handle it, and the political will to see it through.
Green Party of Scotland Greens believe that a European strategy for energy should have reduced energy consumption and increased efficiency at its core, encompass all forms of renewable energy, and ensure a central place for public participation in energy policy development.
The Scottish Green Party is the only party fully committed to an environmentally sustainable energy strategy, and to the rights of local communities in the implementation of energy policy.
london.greenparty.org.uk /news/396   (1704 words)

 Scottish Green Party
The introduction of the Scottish Parliament, with a partly-proportional voting system and the inevitability of voting reform for local councils, mean that green-minded activists can truly see the Scottish Green Party as a route to achieving change.
Patrick joined The Scottish Green Party after the successful campaign to repeal Section 28 in Scotland renewed his political interest, and since this he has been actively involved in campaigns on climate change, nuclear power, Trident and the politics of food.
Patrick Harvie holds the Justice and Social Inclusion portfolio on the Party Council and is Convenor of the Glasgow branch of the party.
www.municipalyearbook.co.uk /index.asp?pageid=421   (1167 words)

 Scottish Green Party :: Asylum debate
The Green Party parliamentary debate on the subject this afternoon follows Children's Commissioner Kathleen Marshall's recent attack on the practice of dawn raids on families by police officers in body armour.
Patrick Harvie, Green MSP for Glasgow and speaker on Communities said, "Families who come to Scotland to flee danger and build a better life are finding themselves forced out of their homes in the early hours, detained for weeks or months in centres that are effectively prisons in all but name.
Greens also want to highlight the plight of unaccompanied asylum-seekers under 18 who often experience inadequate support, isolation and lack of legal representation and advice.
www.scottishgreens.org.uk /site/id/4774/title/Asylum_Debate.html   (791 words)

 Scotsman.com News - Green Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
GREEN Party MSP Mark Ballard is set to address a meeting of campaigners fighting the government's controversial plans for identity cards.
GREEN MSP Mark Ballard is the first candidate to put his name forward for the Edinburgh University...
SCOTTISH Greens were this weekend beginning preparations for the next council elections which they...
news.scotsman.com /topics.cfm?tid=803&id=511002003   (444 words)

 South of Scotland Green Party SGP - Welcome
The Scottish Green Party slate of candidates for the South of Scotland election on May 1st.
Scottish Green Party campaigns holistically for the quality of life - good food, good healthcare, good public transport, stable economy, social justice and a clean environment.
Green Party members are active in campaigns for social justice across the world.
www.ssgp.org.uk   (307 words)

 The Green Party in Northern Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Green Party is publicising a US Government leaflet on preparations individuals and families can make to reduce their risk in the event of a flu pandemic.
Andrews launched the Green Party campaign Saturday (3 December) to coincide with an international series of demonstrations calling for climate action, as delegates met in Montreal for the first UN Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol.
Keynote speaker at the Green Party AGM, Malachi O Doherty captured the essence of the Greens' approach to identity politics in the North.
www.greens-in.org   (745 words)

 Scottish SP & Green parties
Both parties have been refused registration and as things stand, the SSP would not be allowed to contest elections on the grounds that this would be confusing for voters as there is already a Socialist Party of Great Britain.
It is, therefore, unreasonable to refuse registration to the Scottish Socialist Party and the Scottish Green Party.
The Scottish Socialist Party and the Scottish Green Party are the largest "small" parties in Scotland outside the 4 main parties.
www.labournet.org.uk /scotvote.html   (781 words)

 Scottish Green Party :: Cathcart, Greens: Final appeal to Voters
After the often personal and abusive campaign fought by some parties over the last weeks in the Cathcart by-election, Chloe hopes that the electorate of Cathcart will use their vote to call for a genuine, fresh alternative and not plump for the politics of despair and old discredited ideas.
Chloe Stewart said: "A Green vote is a vote for our children's health and opportunities, for green spaces and clean air, for safe food and an education which promotes imagination and tolerance.
The Greens are hopeful of taking votes from across the political spectrum, and point out that in contrast to the Westminster election a vote for the Libdems is a vote for more of the same from the Scottish Executive.
www.scottishgreens.org.uk /site/id/4784/title/Cathcart_Greens_Final_Appeal_To_Voters.html   (487 words)

 [A-List] Scotland: Green Party a bit green   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Like most Green parties over the past three decades, the Germans have had their share of false starts, but they are now the most influential Greens in the world, with 8.5% of the vote and three powerful government ministers.
Mark Ballard, the second Green MSP for Lothian after Harper, was a member of Labour's Trotskyite Militant Tendency as a teenager.
In private, the Scottish Greens are relieved they don't yet have to confront the question that has divided many of their European colleagues: whether or not to join a ruling coalition.
lists.econ.utah.edu /pipermail/a-list/2003-May/025757.html   (1274 words)

 Scottish Socialist Party sow national divisions
The creation of a Scottish parliament and a Welsh Assembly follows years of agitation by the Labour Party, the Scottish and Welsh nationalists, and the trade unions while Britain was under Conservative rule, claiming that social conditions would improve with independence.
The Scottish Socialist Party, the Socialist Party in England and Wales, the Scottish Green Party, the Welsh Socialist Alliance, other regionally-based Socialist Alliances, and the Communist Party of Great Britain were all banned on this pretext.
Despite the fact that the proscriptions clearly focused on parties that were left opponents of Labour, specifically targeting former members of the Militant group, the SSP chose to fight the ban on nationalist grounds.
www.wsws.org /articles/1999/may1999/ssp-m06.shtml   (1524 words)

 Scottish Green Party:
Green Members will be there to work for you and with you on the issues which bring the environment and people's interests together.
Greens campaign for better public transport, in the country as well as in cities, which is accessible to you.
Greens believe that an investment in housing is an investment in the future: with better housing comes better health, job creation and reduced pollution.
www.psr.keele.ac.uk /area/uk/ass/other/scgrnman.htm   (2745 words)

 BBC NEWS | Election 2005 | Scotland | Scottish Greens outline pledges
The Scottish Green Party has told its spring conference that voters "should speak with their hearts" during the general election.
The party said it should be an attractive proposition to voters because it wants to promote peace, end the arms trade, increase aid, abolish VAT, develop renewable energy and introduce a Citizen's Income.
The Scottish Greens are contesting 20 seats across the country - nearly five times as many as they did in 2001.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/scotland/4424829.stm   (381 words)

 Encyclopedia: Scottish National Party
The European Free Alliance (EFA) is a grouping of various political parties in Europe who believe in either full political independence (statehood), or some form of devolution or self-government for their country or region.
In Scotland, the Scottish National Party (SNP) (Pàrtaidh Nàiseanta na h-Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is a centre-left political party which campaigns for Scottish independence.
A political party is a political organization that subscribes to a certain ideology and seeks to attain political power within a government.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Scottish-National-Party   (601 words)

 Patrick Harvie - MSP for Glasgow
Now is an exciting time to join the Greens, and be a part of the world's fastest growing political movement.
The Scottish Green Party therefore places both personal and political change at the heart of its response to the ecological crisis and is committed to creating a society in which individuals, through their ability to satisfy their basic needs more fully, are then able better to contribute to future sustainability.
This principle is reflected in the radical Green agenda both for changes in values and lifestyles, and for reformed social, economic and political structures.
www.patrickharviemsp.com /index.php?page=green_party.html   (1192 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | Greens in seven heaven
The Scottish Green Party is celebrating a place at the "top table" of Scottish politics after a surge in support at the polls.
Robin Harper, who was the party's sole representative in the first Scottish Parliament, said the party's success was a vindication of a new style of politics.
The Greens were most likely to operate on an "issue by issue" basis, he said, although they might be prepared to strike a one-year agreement with the coalition - as long as there was a pledge to introduce proportional representation for council elections.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/scotland/2996719.stm   (515 words)

 Scottish Green Party :: Home
Mr Ruskell said, "Greens are the only party brave enough to deal with the economic need to reduce congestion - which currently costs the UK economy £20 billion each year - and the fact that building more roads generates more traffic and pollution.
Greens are concerned following Culture Minister Patricia Ferguson's failure to answer a straightforward question from Green MSP Chris Ballance regarding how much of the extra investment will be spent on bureaucracy and how much will directly support artists.
Greens were today highly critical of the attitude of other parties over their refusal to face up to the reality of climate change pollution and the environmental consequences of a massive increase in air travel, following a parliamentary debate about the economic benefits of the Air Route Development Fund.
www.scottishgreens.org.uk   (541 words)

 Angling News
The Greens appear to be in a bit of a quandary as to where their policies lay with regard to angling and if they should actively promote the banning of angling.
The Scottish Green Party have made it abundantly clear as to their stance, the English Green Party, it is felt by many have to also make it perfectly clear as to how they stand.
From many factors within the angling world there is an urgent call to the Green Party, especially the English Greens to make their Position and policy’s abundantly clear with regard to Angling and become better informed as to the social and economic benefits that Angling brings to the Uk and Europe.
www.anglingnews.net /rep_detail.asp?ID=2721   (910 words)

 Party girls - [Sunday Herald]
Since both parties have just had their best results ever, it seems a strange time to think they might somehow combine and lose the individuality that brought success.
Frankly, the big parties want watching over issues like convenership of committees, seating arrangements in the chamber, time allocated for ministers' questions and the like; and the smaller parties will work together to see fair play.
This was not, as I believe is the case in some parties, that of a Òglass ceilingÓ preventing the advancement of women who wish to be elected.
www.sundayherald.com /34214   (1556 words)

 Green Tax Policy Advances in Scotland
The Scottish Green Party recently expanded its number of seats in the Scottish Parliament thanks to advocating for serious land reform policies.
The party's proposals are the latest initiative in a growing campaign to ditch the current council tax system introduced by the Tories to replace the community charge.
Green finance spokesman Mark Ballard said Labour and Liberal Democrat MSPs might back their idea, which would give it a majority in the Scottish Parliament.
www.progress.org /2004/scot03.htm   (471 words)

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