Northern Ireland Green Party Conference 2011

The Green Party in Northern Ireland’s conference took place in the Ramada Encore Hotel in Belfast’s trendy Cathedral Quarter last weekend – five minutes’ walk away is Writer’s Square, where Belfast’s fledgling local chapter of the Occupy Movement have set up their tents. Delegates, of course, went down to show support. Conference can tend to [...]

Lower Than Vermin

Maggie, Maggie, Maggie! Die, die, die! This was one of the most enthusiastic chants I heard outside the Tory party conference on Sunday; two decades later, protesters in Manchester haven’t forgotten what happened under the governments of the 80s and 90s. But then Manchester has a very long history of resisting Tory policies, and to [...]

Lib Dem conference protester remanded in custody after banner drop

The three men remanded in custody for three days over the weekend, after a banner drop at the Liberal Democrat conference, appeared in court today. The men were remanded as their membership of an “organization” showed that they could not be trusted not to cause danger to the public. At court all three men pleaded [...]

“Unrestrained capitalism eats away at the fabric of our society” – Caroline Lucas’ conference speech

The full text of Caroline Lucas’ keynote speech to the 2011 Green Party Autumn Conference at Sheffield Hallam University.

Reinvigorating the Student Movement

Last Saturday the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts (NCAFC) held a ‘reinvigoration conference’ at Birmingham university to debate its future direction and the need for an elected steering committee. For those who don’t know already the NCAFC was founded almost two years ago, but probably came to most people’s attention during the student protests [...]

Bright Green Fringe at the Green Party Conference

This weekend’s Green Party Conference, featured a new fringe organised by Adam Ramsay – Bright Green (named after the very excellent blog of the same name). I was asked to speak as part of a panel, alongside Murray Worthy (of WDM & UKUncut) and Adrian Ramsay, deputy leader of the party. Before I spoke, Murray [...]

Green conference – monetary reform and citizens’ income

Green Party Spring Conference is this weekend in Cardiff. This is some continued coverage from this afternoon. The first big debate of the afternoon was between Bright Green co-editor Alasdair Thompson, and regular contributor, and Norwich Councillor, Rupert Read. Rupert was proposing reforms to the monetary system, banning banks from creating credit. Claiming support from [...]

Video – Caroline Lucas attacks Cameron’s gunrunning trip

Caroline’s Speech: we are ready to fight these cuts

Lucas slams cuts and privitisation Caroline Lucas has addressed Green Party spring conference today by slamming the government over spending cuts and privatisation. Calling the Green Party “the true opposition to the Conservatives”, she highlighted the complicity of the Liberal Democrats with the government’s cuts, and the previous Labour government’s support for the same policies. [...]

Griffiths: Long term jobs, not ‘here today, gone tomorrow’

Welsh Green Party leader Jake Griffiths opened up the Green Party Spring Conference in Cardiff today by outlining his manifesto for the Welsh Assembly. He promised to fight the ‘here today, gone tomorrow’ jobs that the Labour/Plaid Welsh Assembly government are tying to attract to Wales through flirtation with big corporations and pledged instead to [...]

keep looking »