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Green candidate Marina Silva receives 20% of the vote in Brazilian elections

The extraordinary result obtained in the national elections in Brazil on Sunday the 3rd October by presidential candidate Marina Silva and the Green Party, demonstrates the increasing popularity of Green ideas and proposals in Brazil and around the world. Despite the popularity of outgoing President Lula, the Greens were able to obtain a sensational result and become one of the main political forces in this huge country.
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Assassination of Rwandan Greens Vice President Mr Andre Kagwa Rwisereka

The Global Greens express their deep shock and sadness at the murder of Rwandan Greens Vice President Mr Andre Kagwa Rwisereka on 13 July 2010. Mr Rwisereka was a prominent member of the Rwandan Greens who have been systematically blocked from registering as a political party. The assassination of André Kagwa Rwisereka is a tragic event that requires a strong reaction from the Rwandan institutions. The murderers of André Kagwa Rwisereka must be identified and brought to justice.
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Global Greens mourn Floribert Chebeya

The Global Greens express their great sadness at the death of leading Congolese human rights activist Floribert Chebeya and strongly endorse the European Greens' call for an inquiry. We send our deep condolences and sympathy to Mr Chebeya's family and friends.

Mr Floribert Chebeya, a leading human rights defender in the Democratic Republic of Congo was killed in suspicious circumstances on Tuesday 1st or Wednesday 2nd June.

The Global Greens endorse the comments of European Greens Spokespersons Monica Frassoni and Philippe Lamberts.

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Global Greens condemn Israeli attack, call for blockade on Gaza to be lifted immediately

The Global Greens condemn in the strongest terms the Israeli government’s deadly attack on the flotilla of six ships carrying aid supplies to the Palestinians trapped in Gaza.

We send our deep sympathy to the families and friends of those killed and injured while taking part in an international mission whose purpose was peaceful and humanitarian.

The responsibility lies with Israel to explain its actions including the use of armed forces to intercept the flotilla.

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Declaration of the Global Greens Coordination regarding the presidential election campaign of the Colombian Green Party

The Global Green Coordination representing more than 80 green parties from around the world, greets the surging campaign for the upcoming presidential elections being conducted by the Colombian Green Party and its candidate Antanas Mockus. The spectacular support they are receiving opens a completely new and promising perspective for this country, delivering hope to overcome the dominating violence, corruption and social injustice. We call on the Colombian electorate to vote for Antanas Mockus and the proposals of the Colombian Green Party.

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Global Greens urgently call on Rwandan President Paul Kagame to remove obstacles to the creation of Green Party in his country

The Global Greens today called for urgent and clear intervention by Rwandan President Paul Kagame to assure the democratic rights and security of the peaceful, democratic, green activists who participated in the Founding Congress of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda (DGPR) held on the 30th October 2009.

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Global Greens call on Iranian regime to stop repression of peaceful protests

The Global Green Coordination has condemned in the strongest terms the brutal repression of broadly peaceful protests by the Iranian security forces in Tehran and other cities throughout Iran. The government in Iran, like everywhere else in the world, has a responsibility to respect the right of citizens to protest peacefully. The violence unleashed against protesters must cease immediately and there must be an impartial investigation into the behaviour of the security forces.

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Global Greens condemn violence in Peru

The Global Green Coordination has called for an independent investigation into the actions of police in the Amazonian region of Peru which resulted in at least 50 deaths. After the violence near the town of Bagua Grande, hundreds more people, mainly indigenous people, are missing and it is alleged that police have hidden hundreds of bodies. Indigenous people were protesting against new legislation which will mean their land can be exploited for oil and gas drilling.
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Global Greens delighted and relieved at news of Colombian Green Party leader Ingrid Betancourt's rescue

The members of the Global Greens Coordination expressed their joy and relief after learning that Ingrid Betancourt, the former leader and presidential candidate of the Colombian Green Party (Partido Verde–Oxigeno), has been freed after being held hostage by the FARC Guerrilla for more than 6 years.

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Final Statement of the First Planetary Meeting of Greens in Rio de Janeiro, 31 May 1992

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• Final Statement of the First Planetary Meeting of Greens - Río de Janeiro, Brazil 1992
"Experience teaches us that governments are only moved to take environmental problems seriously when people vote for environmental political parties."

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