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Germany's Green Party Emerges as the Center-Left Opposition 26.10.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Its impressive showings in state elections suggest reports of the far right’s rise were exaggerated.
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Minnesota voter guide: Where the U.S. Senate candidates stand on the issues 13.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Incumbent Sen. Amy Klobuchar is running for re-election against state Rep. Jim Newberger, the Republican-endorsed candidate, Green Party candidate Paula Overby and Dennis Schuller of the Legal Marijuana Now Party. Here's where they stand on the issues.
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Which U.S. Senate candidate do you agree with most? 13.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Sen. Amy Klobuchar is running for re-election against Republican Jim Newberger and two third-party candidates. If you're still not sure who you're voting for, try out this quiz to see which candidate most aligns with your thinking.
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Hey, Ford! Wellington county's water is not a commodity, it's a human right 19.9.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Doreen Nicoll Wellington Water Watchers (WWW) has a number of campaigns underway, including their most widely recognized campaign Say No To Nestlé! encouraging the provincial government to phase out bottled water extraction over the next 10 years. Wellington Water Watchers acknowledge that water is a basic human right. Their campaign, Water for Life, Not Profit, focused on Nestlé's Aberfoyle plant which has pumped more than 1.1 billion liters of water since its permit expired 24 months ago. This is only one of two permits Nestlé has in the area. Erin's permit expired almost a year ago but Nestlé continues bottling water from that well too. Together, these two permits allow Nestlé to draw up to 4.7 million litres of water daily from Wellington county's aquifer -- the same aquifer residents depend on for all of their water needs. Nestlé purchased a third well in Elora after outbidding the local community of Centre Wellington. A moratorium currently prevents Nestlé from pumping water from this well. And, ...
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Hot Pink Paper turns gender lens on Vancouver municipal politics 14.9.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Tania Ehret As municipal parties and independents gear up for the 2018 Vancouver municipal election on October 20, local women's organization Women Transforming Cities launched their Hot Pink Paper on September 11. The Hot Pink Paper, first introduced during the 2014 Vancouver election campaign, seeks to encourage municipal candidates to commit to women-friendly policies, and ensuring all platform issues to reflect a women-friendly and intersectional lens. The Hot Pink Paper was prepared by Women Transforming Cities, together with self-identified women and girls, and community allies. Candidates have an option to opt in by filling out the commitment form . Members of the public can view the Hot Pink Paper online and better acquaint themselves with how issues of housing, health care, child care, the environment -- and many more -- impact self-identified women specifically, with special attention to Indigenous and immigrant women, and all women facing marginalization. Despite the grey drizzle that morning, ...
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From Delhi air to Bengaluru lakes, will environment finally be an election issue in 2019? 7.8.2018 Citizen Matters
Environment has been a part of manifestos of the major national parties over the last few years. But will the growing pressure from young voters and the urban middle class finally force them to go beyond lip service to issues like pollution, tree cutting and waste?
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Parting Thoughts: Minnesota historian and Green Party co-founder dies at 91 31.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The longtime activist, who once ran for lieutenant governor on the Green Party's ticket, died earlier this month.
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A court has ruled in favour of Trans Mountain Pipeline, but power of social license is yet to be tested 28.3.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
David J. Climenhaga The Federal Court of Appeal's decision Friday not to hear an appeal by the government of British Columbia and several B.C. municipalities opposed to a ruling of the National Energy Board that allows Kinder Morgan Canada to ignore local permits and bylaws undoubtedly illustrates the strength of Alberta's legal arguments. Whether or not that turns out to be the slam-dunk political victory many people in Alberta are now declaring it to be is far less clear. "It wasn't that we won the decision, it was the court wouldn't even hear it," Alberta NDP Premier Rachel Notley rejoiced Monday. "So it was a pretty definitive victory for the pipeline and for the people of Alberta and Canada." This is fair enough as far as it goes. But whether Albertans like it or not -- and we can safely assume that by and large they don't -- Notley nevertheless got it right back in the day when she argued that winning social license from our fellow Canadian citizens was a necessary part of Alberta's efforts to ...
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Wellington Water Watchers make water an election issue 1.3.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Doreen Nicoll Mike Nagy is a natural wonder. His formative years were spent in southern rural Hamilton where he lived a uniquely angelic childhood. Walking home from school each day included stopping to drink natural spring water bubbling  from rocks at the "Jolly Cut," a little oasis in the woods. As Nagy recalls, "Kids hung out there every afternoon. We had freedom because there was no bus and while we walked home from school we had time to explore and have fun." This idyllic childhood abruptly ended in Grade 8 when Nagy's family moved to inner city Hamilton. Experiencing the loss of paradise gave birth to the actionist conservationist in Nagy who, despite working in private high-tech fields, has logged in excess of 20,000 volunteer hours crusading for a better local, national and international environment. Nagy has a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Geography and Political Science from McMaster as well as a master's in Environmental Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University in Eco-Certification Labeling and ...
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Top disappointments of Budget 2018, by the numbers 28.2.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Brent Patterson The Council of Canadians had a first look at Budget 2018 tabled by Finance Minister Bill Morneau on February 27 and has these initial observations. 1. $0 for pharmacare "There's a pledge for a new national pharmacare program -- but the budget says nothing about what that might cost. Eric Hoskins, who resigned as Ontario's health minister Monday, was officially named today as the chair of a new council that will hold nationwide consultations on how to proceed with a national program." - CBC After years of study and clear evidence that pharmacare would both save lives and billions of dollars, we are disappointed that the government decided to pursue consultations rather than taking immediate action to implement pharmacare. The advisory council's report isn't expected until the spring of 2019, just prior to the October 2019 federal election. 2. $0 for Trans-Pacific Partnership compensation "[Ontario Finance Minister Charles] Sousa said he was disappointed there weren't more transition ...
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Pa. just made it easier to run as a third-party or independent. Will people do it? 10.2.2018 Philly.com News
After a years-long lawsuit, the requirements to get on the ballot in Pennsylvania have been greatly lowered. What happens now?
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Senate investigating Green Party candidate Jill Stein in Russia probe 19.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Senate intel committee investigating Jill Stein campaign for possible collusion with the Russians 19.12.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The inclusion of the Green Party candidate suggests the committee’s probe is far from over, even as lawmakers worry the House Intelligence Committee is winding down.
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Angela Merkel has few options left to govern Germany 20.11.2017 Washington Post
Angela Merkel has few options left to govern Germany
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The Latest: Marshal Islands urges Merkel to halt coal use 15.11.2017 Washington Post: World
The Latest on the global climate talks taking place in Germany (all times local):
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No, New Zealand is not in the 'poisonous grip' of the far right 10.11.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
No, New Zealand is not in the 'poisonous grip' of the far right
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German Greens signal flexibility in coalition talks 7.11.2017 Washington Post: World
The leaders of Germany’s Green party are signaling that they may drop demands for a 2030 deadline to phase out combustion engines and shut coal-fired power stations as Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government-building efforts intensify.
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Building Momentum: How Grassroots Organizers Redefined and Rebuilt UK's Labour Party With Jeremy Corbyn 31.10.2017 Truthout - All Articles
The results of UK's general election last spring took many by surprise, but not so much the activists on the ground who created Momentum, the organization behind the massive mobilization in support of Jeremy Corbyn's bid for Labour Party leadership. Organizer Rachel Wood talks about how Momentum revived and redefined Labour. The People's Assembly Against Austerity, Friends of the Earth, Green Party and other organizations gathered in Parliament Square to protest Chancellor George Osborne's "emergency" budget in London, July 8, 2015. Jeremy Corbyn MP, running for leadership of the UK's Labour Party, made a wildly popular speech opposing the austerity agenda. (Photo: Jasn / Flickr ) We're now several months into the Trump administration, and activists have scored some important victories in those months. Yet there is always more to be done, and for many people, the question of where to focus and how to help remains. In this series, we talk with organizers, agitators and educators, not only about how to ...
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Gary Johnson is back, and he's never running for office again 28.10.2017 Washington Post: Politics
"I don't aspire to be president of the United States anymore, because Trump holds the office, the Libertarian said. “Politics is just toxic."
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Austrians vote on Sunday. Will they turn to the right again? 12.10.2017 Washington Post
Austrians vote on Sunday. Will they turn to the right again?
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