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Brighton Goes Green: First Green-led city council in the UK

In the British seaside city of Brighton, Greens won 33% city wide and 23 seats in May 5th elections to achieve the first Green Party-led city council in UK history. The party's local manifesto "A Fresh Start for a Fair City" was headed by a pledge to resist the service cuts and privatisation imposed by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat national coalition government. This same area helped elect Caroline Lucas as the first Green to the House of Commons in 2010.
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Historic Greens breakthrough in Canada

In May 2011, Elizabeth May, Leader of the Canadian Greens, decisively won the seat of Saanich-Gulf Islands in British Columbia despite the archaic Canadian first-past-the-post voting system. She is the first Green elected to the House of Commons, a truly historic breakthrough.

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Baden-Württemberg: change begins

On 27 March 2011, the Greens and Social Democrats (SPD) won a historic election victory in the Germany state of Baden-Württemberg. The Greens for the first time ever emerged as the senior partner in a coalition government. They won 24.2% of the vote against the SPD 23.1% to oust the conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) after 60 years. Following the successful negotiation of a coalition agreement with the SPD, titled 'Change Begins', Greens leader Winfried Kretschmann is the new Governor.

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Kazumi Inamura receives 54% of the vote to become the first Green mayor elected in Japan

Greens candidate Ms Kazumi Inamura was elected the City Mayor of Amagasaki on Sunday 21 November with an overwhelming 54.3% of the vote. This is the first time in Japan that a Green candidate has been elected to the position of Mayor and the Global Greens congratulate Kazumi Inamura and Greens Japan on this landmark success.

Aged 38 Ms Inamura is reportedly the youngest female city mayor in the history of Japan. She defeated three other candidates to win the mayoralty.

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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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Did Australia's Minister help remove Mongolia's mining tax?

Following concerns raised by Mongolian Greens, Australian Greens MP Bob Brown asked questions to the Minister for Foreign Affairs about what representations had Australia made to Mongolia regarding mining and the taxation of mining?
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Direct democracy at village level: Obstacles and possibilities

Indian perspective with reference to the Central Himalayan state of Uttarakhand

Presentation made at the “The 2010 Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy” Summit at San Francisco, USA in July 2010.

By Suresh Nautiyal

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Melting Himalayan Glaciers

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The Copenhagen Accord set the aim of limiting warming to two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), but did not set a year by which carbon emissions should peak, nor did it spell out the aim for 2020, the important mid-term target year. Green activists and campaign groups slammed the deal for falling far below what scientists are claiming is needed to spear the threat from climate change.

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Nationwide farmers’ movement is need of the hour

Jardhari along with several other activists from Jardhargaon and nearby areas in Tehri district of Uttarakhand formed Beej Bachao Andolan (Save the Seeds Movement) in eighties. The drive not only revived traditional farming methods and rejuvenated agricultural diversity but also created awareness about sustainable indigenous seeds.

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