19 Jul 2016

Działacz Partii Zielonych (Green Party of England and Wales) pochodzenia polskiego potępia ataki na obywateli UE po Brexicie.

Działacz Partii Zielonych (Green Party of England and Wales) pochodzenia polskiego potępia ataki na obywateli UE po Brexicie.

Michał Chantkowski, obywatel UK pochodzenia polskiego oraz Koordynator Programu Politycznego Partii Zielonych w Sunderland (Sunderland Green Party), potępił wzrost ataków, które wystąpiły od momentu ogłoszenia wyników referendum, na obywatelach UE urodzonych poza UK.
Partia Zielonych uruchomila wlasnie nowy program członkowski dla imigrantów oraz obywateli UE, którzy nie posiadają brytyjskiego obywatelstwa a chcieliby zostać członkami partii, Michał wydał oświadczenie.
 „Wzywamy wszystkie demokratyczne siły w naszym kraju aby jasno i głośno wyraziły swoje potępienie dla rasizmu, dyskryminacji oraz ksenofobii.
Ostatnie wydarzenia mają swoje korzenie w ciągłym nakręcaniu spirali strachu, uprzedzeń oraz dezinformacji, rozpowszechnianym przez niektóre siły polityczne w tym kraju.
Partia Zielonych Anglii i Walii nigdy nie była, oraz nigdy nie będzie, częścią tego festiwalu winy.
Nasze wartości to otwartość, akceptacja innych kultur i tolerancja.
Cenimy wielki wkład kulturalny oraz ekonomiczny jaki migranci włożyli w nasze społeczeńswo.
Chcielibyśmy zapewnić obywateli UE mieszkających w naszym kraju, że wybrani przez nas przedstawiciele oraz lokalne Partie Zielonych zrobią wszystko aby zapewnić migrantom bezpieczeństwo i szacunek.

15 Jul 2016

Motion to Green Party conference Expressing Solidarity with Rojava.

Cβ 23. Expressing Solidarity with Rojava.

Proposed by Derek Wall*, Dee Searle, Kieron Merrett, Jack Mcglen, Emily Blyth. Synopsis This motion calls for Turkish government to end military assault on Kurdish communities in South East Turkey, advocates peace talks and calls for unbanning of PKK and freedom for Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan. This motion promotes solidarity with the Kurds in Rojava where they are promoting a selfgoverning ecological society,

Motion Add into RoPS

Oppose Turkish war against Kurds, solidarity with Rojava.

After a period of peace the Turkish leader Erdogen has carried out attacks against Kurdish communities in South East Turkey. This has reignited the war between the PKK and the Turkish state. We call on Turkish government to end its military assault on Kurdish community and for both Turkey and PKK to end the conflict and negotiated. The historic leader of the Kurds, Abdullah Ocalan has called for a move to purely non violent campaigns for Kurdish rights, he is currently held in solitary confinement. His release is vital on both humanitarian grounds and to promote peace with justice.

The Kurds of Syria created a self-governing territory in 2012, known as Rojava (Western Kurdistan, Syria), which includes three cantons, Kobane, Afrin and Jazire. Rojava, while predominantly Kurdish contains communities self-identifying as Syriacs, Arabs, Armenians, Christians and other groups The largest political party in Rojava, the Peoples Democratic Union (PYD), is the sister Party of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). Both political parties are inspired by the ideas of the social ecologist Murray Bookchin and the writings of Abdullah Ocalan. Rojava is being governed with attention to principles shared with our Green Party including grassroots democracy, ecological economics and social justice. Rojava promotes secularism, pluralism and feminism. Described by some as the Chiapas of the Middle East it is a beacon of hope not only in the region but globally Sadly relations with neighbour Turkey are tense and Rojava has been assaulted by Islamic fundamentalists belonging to the so called Islamic State.

It is vital that the Green Party of England and Wales shows solidarity with Rojava, defends their revolution, supports its Charter and self-autonomy based on pluralism, freedom of belief, gender equality and democracy as a model for all of Syria and learns more about this rare example of an attempt to create a sustainable,self-governing and feminist society.

1 The Green Party of England and Wales calls on Turkey to recognise Kurdish aspirations for peace and self-determination, recognising Rojava and negotiating with the Kurdish communities for a full and just peace settlement.

 2 The Green Party of England and Wales supports the campaign to delist the PKK from the list of European Union and UK terrorist organisations.

3 The Green Party of England and Wales will promote greater understanding and solidarity with Rojava.

4, The Green Party of England and Wales calls for the Turkish state to end its assault on Kurdish communities in the South East of the country, for the release of Ocalan and for Turkish state, PKK and other relevant parties to agree a ceasefire and to negotiate for peace and justice."

15 May 2016

Natalie Bennett not to stand for third term as Green Party Leader

Green Party press release
For immediate release
Natalie Bennett not to stand for third term as Green Party Leader
* Natalie has led the party through a period of phenomenal growth
Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, has announced that she will not to stand for re-election in the Leadership elections, which take place this summer and culminate at the Green Party’s Autumn Conference.
During her hugely successful two-term, four-year stint as leader, Natalie has guided the Party through a period of extraordinary growth and increasing impact.
Under Natalie’s leadership, the Party has increased its number of MEPs by 50% in the 2014 European Elections, recorded its best-ever result in a General Election in 2015 (amassing over one million votes for the first time and saving 123 deposits compared to 4 in 2010) and, most recently, recorded its best-ever performance in London elections, where Greens are now the undisputed third party.
Membership of the Green Party of England and Wales has increased five-fold under Natalie’s watch, supported enormously by her efforts to engage with and inspire local and regional parties from Stroud to Solihull, Sunderland to St Ives.
The party broke in to the televised Leaders’ Debates ahead of the May 2015 General Election and Natalie used the high-profile media opportunities to share widely Green Party values and policies.
Reflecting on her successful spell at the helm, Natalie said:
“I have been proud to lead a party through a period of phenomenal expansion and increased impact. With the support of our passionate members and supporters we have been able to achieve much in a relatively short period.
“The Green Party offers a genuine alternative to the tired status quo and I am proud that Greens do politics differently.
“There’s greatly increased public understanding that when you want the honest, caring, committed view – one that isn’t guided by the views of the latest focus group or fear of a tabloid backlash but by fundamental principles and values – you should come to the Green Party.
“Looking to the future, in which I intend to remain fully engaged in Green Party politics, I’m confident the Green Party is going to become increasingly influential on the political scene. We’re the only party with a platform that recognises the essential interrelationship between economic and environmental justice – that we must have a society in which no one fears hunger or homelessness while we collectively live within the environmental limits of our one fragile planet.”
Richard Mallender, Chair of the Green Party Executive, commented:
“On behalf of everyone in the Green Party I thank Natalie for her outstanding leadership over the past four years. Without Natalie we would not have been able to achieve all that we have achieved. I am delighted that Natalie will remain active in the party - her support will be invaluable to the new Leadership team as we continue to grow.”
Nominations for the Green Party Leadership elections open on 1 June 2016 and close on 30 June. A campaign period will run from 1 July until 24 July, at which point the one-month balloting period begins. The new Leadership team will be unveiled at the Green Party’s Autumn Conference in early September.