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The Atrocity of Syria: What to do?

Syria is the world’s current agony. The civil war is five years old. That is too long for a civil war. Ideally they would not occur at all. Once they occur, they should not be allowed to continue. What went wrong? The global structures for handling conflict are undeveloped. The structures, principles and methods we have for handling conflict date from last century – born in 1920, revised in ‘45. Those were the days of the primacy of the nation-state, with the principles of sovereign equality and non-interference in domestic affairs. In the 21st century, the world is a global village, where we tear each other apart.
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The Atrocity of Yemen – What to do?

By: Kennedy Graham MP, Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand

Last week I commented on the atrocity that was occurring in Syria, and asked what the world, and we here in New Zealand, might do.

An associate-atrocity is occurring in the same region, in Yemen, but with less global scrutiny. The same questions need to be addressed.

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The dinosaur awakes – How quickly will it move; how clearly can it think?

By Kennedy Graham MP, Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand

Disclaimer: this blog was written prior to the results of the US election.

Humanity has woken, after a quarter-century of fitful slumber, to the fact of climate change.  Dangerous climate change.

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Reflexiones a las "Once Propuestas Desde El Ambientalismo Colombiano Para Los Equipos Negociadores de La Paz de Colombia"

De la lectura del documento y sus claros contenidos solo puedo decir con mucho respeto, a Colombia, que esta se debe animar en las siguientes líneas directrices que están inspiradas en las mismas propuestas:
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Reflexiones sobre la política Verde en Nicaragua

I. SOBRE LA REALIDAD NACIONAL: Los principales problemas que el país enfrenta en el ámbito económico son el desempleo, la caristia de la vida, la pobreza y la falta de inversión. II. CRITERIO BÁSICO COMPRENDER EL QUEHACER POLÍTICO III. LIBERALES, SOCIALISTAS Y VERDES IV. NOTICIAS DEL DÍA
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Borderless Ideology and the Road to the Emerging Democracy: The Asia Pacific Greens Federation Study Tour

This Study Tour was under the gracious guidance by the Australian Greens from May 15 to June 26, 2016. Naturally, I have been looking forward to this trip for both the personal and institutional development at the end of my study tour. My itineraries were distributed into three (3) parts: (1) May 15-24, 2016 is devoted for Study Tour which comprise most of my narratives here; (2) May 25-26, 2016 for the Face-to-Face meeting of the Council which I belong too (Asia Pacific Greens Federation); and (3) May 28 to June 25, 2016 is the extensive part which involves technically working in Sen. Lee Rhiannon’s office (on the 1st week), in the New South Wales Australian Green’s office (for two weeks) and to the Parliamentary office of David Shoebridge, MP, NSW Greens (last week). My itineraries were designed with the intention of comprehensively understanding the process undertaken during the formulation and the implementation of the Greens agenda in the different governance level among the Greens branch and to the community in general.
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Winning the Votes with Local Issues

"I did not come as a politician or a politian candidate, I came because I had to help people in my area who suffered injustice in environmental issues, I’m not fighting for myself, I have been an environmental activist for 25 years, and there is no reason for me not to care and pretend to do not know what is experienced by people of my region." (Jenny Leong-Parliamentarians Sydney who received 45% votes).
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Strengthening Community Participation in Reducing Deforestation in 8 Provinces of Indonesia Green union’s (SHI) work areas

Sarekat Hijau Indonesia (SHI) works in 8 provinces of Indonesia: (1) South Sumatera (2) Riau (3) Jambi (4) North Sumatera (5) Aceh (6) Lampung (7) West Java (8) Central Borneo; to address the problems of deforestation by: Strengthening local institutions to support green village development through green political school and activities; Improving the community’s capital through sustainability integrated farming and biodiversity; and empowering program effectiveness.
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Healing a Nation After a Season of Vitriol

In a genuine crisis, in moments of existential threat, “people rise to their best, and it inspires nobility,” says Krista Tippett, host of “On Being”. “But the hallmark of this moment is uncertainty, and uncertainty, on a creaturely level, makes human beings a little bit crazy. Anger is often what pain looks like when it shows itself in public.” Ms. Tippett, lists questions that would transform political debates: “What is it in your own position that gives you trouble? What is it in the position of the other that you are attracted to? Where do you have doubts?”
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