Socialist platform launched in the Green Party
Green Revolution has been launched as socialist platform
within the Green Party of England and Wales, the Headcorn declaration was put
together by Joseph Healy (secretary of the London federation of Green
parties), Cllr Penny Kemp and Cllr Sarah Farrow (Kent local councillors), Tim
Summers (Green Party candidate Vauxhall) and Derek Wall (Green Party NEC and
General election candidate Windsor).
They will be holding a fringe event on green socialism in Venezuela on Saturday 18th March at the Green Party conference in Scarborough.
Green Revolution has been launched as a network for socialists and other radicals in the Green Party of England and Wales. It will act as an outreach body that will communicate the Parties radical policies to socialists and other anti-capitalists outside of the Party.
GR supports the democratic structures in the party and encourages transparency, accountability and engagement in all organs of the party. We also see the Green Party as a 'bottom up' political organisation where the principles of the membership are paramount and not a 'top down' one where a self-designated political elite decide on policies and principles.
GR aims to raise the international links of the Green party building globe links with radical greens and ecosocialists across the planet. It will work closely with members of other European Green Parties to reform the workings of the European Green party structures that must be democratised. Green politics must realise the slogan 'think globally, act locally' by linking practical local campaigns to global issues of ecology, democracy, justice and liberation.
GR aims to act as a ginger group within the Green Party
so as to raise Green Party politics to meet its radical policies. Green
politics needs to be based on dynamic campaigning and hard intellectual ground
work to create workable alternatives.
GR aims to build regional campaigns and contribute to coalition building through coherent alignments and open discussion with progressive anti-capitalists. It is vitally important that the Green Party works to develop the climate change campaign and the continuing movement to stop the war. GR will work to enhance Green Party contributions to demonstrations, marches and other solidarity events.
GR is based on the assumption that capitalism is a system that wrecks the planet and promotes war. A green society must be based on social justice. GR in short works to promote ecosocialism as a solution to our planetary ills.
While GR is keen to build fraternal links with Muslim
activists and other faith communities it will not compromise on of human
rights including issues of gay and lesbian rights and women's liberation.
Since William Morris created the Democratic Federation in 1880, there has been an ecosocialist tradition in Britain, Green Revolution believes that ecosocialism provides an alternative to a society based on alienation, ecological destruction and war. Such an alternative demands that we 'educate, organise and agitate'
Sarah Farrow, Joseph Healy, Penny Kemp, Tim Summers and Derek Wall.
To sign up to the declaration contact Joseph Healy
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