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Sunday, June 03, 2007

Successful Green Left AGM Sets Out Tasks For The Year Ahead

The AGM of the Green Party of England and Wales' Green Left group was held in London on Saturday and was a good forum and rallying point for left activists in the Green Party. We heard several interesting papers from members and supporters on leadership, democratic changes and party renewal. A new member with a long history in the Labour movement gave an excellent talk on the position of radicals in Britain and the lessons of the Twentieth Century socialist movement for Green Left.

Motions were agreed and signed up for to be put to the next party conference. Amongst the topics of motions were the minimum wage, migrant workers and housing. Motions were also put forward to oppose the actions of some Green Councillors who have risked the Party's principled reputation by doing right-of-centre deals with the Tories and Lib-Dems in exchange for meagre 'green' promises.

The forthcoming Eco-socialist international meeting in Paris was discussed, as were various worrying developments in the European Green Party. Calls were heard to mobilise for the coming "Enough" demonstration on the Israel-Palestine situation and also for the large NHS Support demonstration being planned for the Autumn.

New officers were elected with pledges to increase the visibility and contacts of Green Left and to maintain the good work of the first year.

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At 9:15 am, Blogger tim said...

Hey Greenman. I'm sporting an iron-on-made t-shirt featuring your ecosocialist flag out here in Los Angeles.



At 11:50 pm, Blogger greenman said...

Thanks Tim!

Here it is again for any other keen ecosocialists out there!

Fly the flag for people and planet!


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