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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Spain: Can Citizens save the right? - Green Left Weekly

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Spain: Can Citizens save the right?
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However, in March, with greater speed than even Podemos had shown after winning five seats in last year's May European elections, a new political force has burst onto the national political stage.
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Greens pledge to 'end austerity'

Greens pledge to 'end austerity' | real utopias | Scoop.it
Green Party leader Natalie Bennett has called for a "peaceful political revolution" at May's election to end the "failed experiment of austerity".
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Finnish Green Party confirms its support for basic income

Finnish Green Party confirms its support for basic income | real utopias | Scoop.it
Ahead of the next general elections next April, the Green Party of Finland has reiterated its support for a basic income policy and updated its model.
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Greens urge 'peaceful revolution'

Greens urge 'peaceful revolution' | real utopias | Scoop.it
A big general election turnout could trigger a "peaceful revolution" in British politics, says Green Party leader Natalie Bennett.
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Must read take on activism in the age of climate change - Green Left Weekly

Must read take on activism in the age of climate change - Green Left Weekly | real utopias | Scoop.it

Too many supposedly radical books are written by academics for academics, apparently competing to see who can produce the most incomprehensible prose.

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Greens are a party of a different colour - Regina Leader-Post

Greens are a party of a different colour - Regina Leader-Post | real utopias | Scoop.it


Issues like participatory democracy, health care, education, agriculture and the sustainability of rural Saskatchewan will be equally important.

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The Green Books That Moved Me | Green Future Solutions

The Green Books That Moved Me | Green Future Solutions | real utopias | Scoop.it

Read! Fest 2014 by the National Library Board is happening this month with the theme ‘The Books that Moved Me’. The reading festival wants to re-kindle your love of reading and encourage you to re-discover books that delighted and inspired you.

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Changing the political conversation: a Green manifesto - Slugger O'Toole

Changing the political conversation: a Green manifesto - Slugger O'Toole | real utopias | Scoop.it

‘I used to think I was not interested in politics, just in human rights, animal rights and social justice.  It turns out that is politics’.  So said Steven Agnew, leader of the Green Party in Northern Ireland, at the launch of the party’s election manifestos on Thursday 1 May (see the link below).

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Heading for another great leap backwards - Green Left Weekly

Heading for another great leap backwards - Green Left Weekly | real utopias | Scoop.it

As David Harvey reminds us, capital never solves its crisis tendencies, it merely moves them around. Since the turn to neoliberalism in the 1980s there has certainly been a lot of movement.

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Beyond Green and Beyond Capitalism - Socialism or Your Money ...

Beyond Green and Beyond Capitalism - Socialism or Your Money ... | real utopias | Scoop.it

“Our best scientists are telling us that to save the humans, for a start, we need to virtually shut down the coal industry, drastically reduce production of fossil fuels and phase out many toxic chemicals as quickly as possible. But, how can we do this under capitalism?...

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A Very Public Sociologist: Are the Greens Progressive?

A Very Public Sociologist: Are the Greens Progressive? | real utopias | Scoop.it

Are the Greens a progressive party? Are they enemies of the labour movement that need combatting alongside the Tories, UKIP, LibDems and the rest? I ask because, as Graun readers may have seen, Ian Sinclair posed the question last week; "why does the left ignore the Green Party?" It's a fair enough question to ask. Ian provided a list of policies most Labour types wish we would take on board. Wild ultra-leftist promises like renationalising rail and public utilities, which also happen to be backed by the public at large. All progressive, all would go some way to making Britain a better place to be. Yet the reasons why the left and the labour movement don't treat the Greens favourably is only partly thanks to the enduring image of sandal-wearing, lentil-snorting hippy-types. The main reason, which is occasionally articulated by the far left, is that the Greens are anti-modernist and mainly based on an "alien" class force - the petit bourgeoisie. Or so we're told. Is that really the case? Are the Greens an organisation the left should shun, despite their demonstrably centre-left political programme?

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Green Party - 10 Key Values

Every human being deserves a say in the decisions that affect their lives and not be subject to the will of another. Therefore, we will work to increase public participation at every level of government and to ensure that our public representatives are fully accountable to the people who elect them. We will also work to create new types of political organizations which expand the process of participatory democracy by directly including citizens in the decision-making process.

 
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Green Party - News - Green Party proposes basic income model in Pre Budget submission

Green Party - News - Green Party proposes basic income model in Pre Budget submission | real utopias | Scoop.it
And provides for an additional half a billion new capital investment plan.
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation