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Monday, December 31, 2007

Greenman's Occasional Awards 2007

So, another year is ending and a new one about to begin, just the time for Greenman's Occasional Awards of the Year.

Services to Green Blogging Award : Jim, Daily (Maybe) (for consistently interesting posts and his Top Green Bloggers Poll.)

Best Lefty Group Blog : Socialist Unity Blog

Best Labourist Blogger : Dave's Part

Farewell to Blogging Awards :
1.Matt Sellwood
2. Metaphysics As A Guide To Lunch

Best Spoof Blog Article : Paul Kingsnorth as Brendan O'Neill

Most Welcome Political Exit : Tony Blair

Most Dramatic Political Exit : Benazir Bhutto

Most Dramatic Brit Lefty Split : Respect/Respect Renewal

Most Welcome Brit Political Split/Difficulties Award : The Fash

Most Avoidable/Regrettable Left Electoral Collapse : SSP/Solidarity in Scottish Parliamentary Elections.

Sadly Inevitable Lefty Defeat Award : John McDonnell, Labour Leadership Campaign

Rampant Sectarians Award :
1. Commenters below Socialist Unity Blog (SUB)articles

Highest number of annoying rightwingers and trolls commenting on an allegedly "left of centre" discussion site award
: Guardian Comment Is Free

Interminable irrelevant debates on religion award
: Guardian Comment Is Free

Most Boring/Predictable Election: Clegg/Huhne Lib Dem Leadership

Most Politically Important Domestic Electoral Victory : SNP, Scottish Parliament

Award for Canny Political Positioning : Scottish Green Party for "Confidence and Supply" model.

Footshooters Award For Green Blunders:
1. European Greens' Statement on Lisbon Treaty
2. Irish Greens voting to go into Government With Fianna Fail
3. English and Welsh Greens Voting for a Leader and Deputy model

Most Promising Green/Left Development : Ecosocialist International Network.

Most Creative Environmental Protest Award : Camp For Climate Action, Heathrow.

Wettest Protest Award : Campaign Against Climate Change, London, 8th December.

A Happy New Year To You All!

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At 5:21 pm, Blogger Jim Jay said...

Nice awards list, made me laugh out loud. Of course it was made that bit more special by having my name at the top of it - thanks!

At 5:22 pm, Blogger Louisefeminista said...

Aw shucks, Greenman, thanks for voting SU blog as best lefty blog.

And for the Rampant Sectarians Award...ahh, what would we do with out the commenters ;)

Happy New to you comrade!


At 5:26 pm, Blogger Louisefeminista said...

Sorry...Happy New Year to you, comrade!

And it was nice to see John McD. referred to for the Inevitably Screwed Over by the PLP and Campaign Group" Award

At 7:48 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Greenman! Happy New Year!

A favour, please. You kindly link to Climate and Capitalism, but it is linked to my old URL. I would be grateful if you could change it to

Much thanks ...Ian Angus

At 7:54 pm, Blogger Darren said...

Shouldn't Derek Wall's blog be under the WBD category?

At 11:58 pm, Blogger Renegade Eye said...

Daily Maybe did great covering Pakistan.

I find the UK left, to be well schooled. They are better at Polemics than the USA left. Unfortunately for the most part they talk to, and fight amongst themselves too much.

Above all holiday greetings

At 10:18 pm, Blogger greenman said...

Thanks all, Hope you all have a good 2008.
On the address change, consider it done, Ian.


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