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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... Read more
Gaza flotilla
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.The Global Greens demand an... Read more
Antanas Mockus
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... Read more
OVERVIEW: 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. The threat of climate change might have prompted the scientists to come out with conclusions... Read more
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. The movement has become a success without any grants from any quarters. Suresh Nautiyal spoke to Vijay Jardhari on his movement and current controversy surrounding... Read more
CLIMATE CHANGE: MELTING GLACIERS AND DRYING RIVERS IN HIMALAYA India Peace Centre, Nagpur, 15-16 November 2009 By Suresh Nautiyal, Member, National Steering Committee of Citizens Global Platform, India Dear and respected Panel Members, CGP India Convener, NSC Members, State Coordinators, Ladies and Gentlemen! Before talking about the melting glaciers and drying rivers due to climate change in the Pan-Himalayan Region, it is important to take note of the view that the process of global warming... Read more
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. The Global Greens are deeply concerned by the news arriving from Rwanda indicating that the founding Congress of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda (DGPR) was violently disrupted by... Read more
Iran election 2009
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.Those responsible... Read more
Bagua violence. Photo: powless
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. Read more
The hapless people of the Kosi flood plain in northern Bihar were told that the Kosi embankment project would usher in a new era of prosperity and hope for them. These areas are submerged under water for many months each year. Suresh Nautiyal reviews DK Mishra's book, which traces the history of this engineered tragedy Even as the relief contributions continued to pour in from the various quarters for the victims of the Kosi floods in the northern districts of Bihar, the spate of horror stories... Read more
On Tuesday 5 August 2008, Ms. Saruul Agvaandorj, Leader of the Mongolian Green Movement, and Mr. Arslan Gombosuren, Leader of the Just Society Front, were arrested while taking part in a peaceful protest. They have been detained for 14 days but what happens after that is unknown. Saruul recently attended the Global Greens Congress in São Paulo, Brazil. Background. The Mongolian elections were held on Sunday 29 June 2008. Violent clashes followed, with protesters alleging fraud, and on... Read more
Ingrid libre! Photo Julian Orgega Martinez
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. Ms. Betancourt participated in 2001 as leader of the Colombian Green Party (Partido Verde – Oxigeno) in the first ever Global Greens Congress in Canberra, Australia. In Canberra she expressed... Read more
São Paulo, Brazil  3 May 2008 Thank you Global Greens for inviting us to Brazil to take part in this very important conference. Many of you may not know that Brazil does not recognize Taiwan passports, and that our delegation was only able to obtain visas to join this conference on account of the intercession of the Brazilian Green Party. We therefore give our special thanks to the Brazilian Greens and all members of the organizing committee. On account of the efforts of the United States and... Read more
By Thomas Dietz Twenty years ago, in June 1979, the first elections to the European parliament were held. The results for the few, at that time only loosely organised green lists contesting the elections were already considerable, but not good enough to send any representatives to the European Parliament. Ten years later the greens could achieve an almost sensational breakthrough. In 1999, they could even top this success, although, after the mixed results in 1994, almost nobody had believed... Read more
By: Suresh Nautiyal This monsoon, as we moved closer to Gangotari from the holy town of Uttarkashi, the hum of demon-sized machines, bulldozing sounds of construction vehicles, and dynamite explosions became as perennial as the river Bhagirathi down below the serpentine and muddy road. The dusk was already drawing its dark shades amidst uninterrupted drizzling. The bewildered driver of our vehicle was silently and fearfully negotiating the sharp and unexpected bends even as the friends (two of... Read more
By Suresh Nautiyal TRANSLATING grave environmental issues into ecological democracy movement is an enormous task before us all in the era of forced globalisation and chosen globalised warming. In fact, the subject is already dried out recipe of modern technologising world even as we wish to move forward in search of ecological sustainability that has been the object of fierce debate in the midst of emblematic North seeing nature as an indiscriminately exploitable resource for their consumption... Read more
Re-thinking the relationship between Southern and Northern civil societies in enhancing ecological democracy: A case of South Asian Dialogues on Ecological Democracy IN SEARCH OF SUSTAINABILITY Defining ecological democracy is one of the tasks before us in this seminar. The concept is a new one and has to be debated and defined in fora like this seminar where people from different cultures and movements have come together. New concepts such as ecological democracy need to evolve so that we can... Read more
Paper compiled by: Suresh Nautiyal For the Seminar on Uttarakhand Issues Organised by: Centre for the Study of Developing Societies On August 24, 2001 at the Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi Even as the G-8 nations (Russia, France, the US, Japan, Germany, Britain, Italy, and Canada) prepare themselves to meet in Kananaskis, a remote Canadian mountain resort near Calgary, Alberta, for the next year’s Summit after having failed to resolve sharp differences over global warming during this year’... Read more
By Suresh Nautiyal A people with a satisfactory literacy rate of over 70 per cent, a good percentage of them with higher education, do not deserve for themselves the impoverished conditions just because they are placed in a difficult topography and are compelled to bear the hostile geographic characteristics. Even the formation of a new state of Uttaranchal in November 2000 and the BJP dispensation at the helms of affairs in the hill state have failed to effect a spin in the local economy. Also... Read more

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