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THE GREEN Party are proud to announce that they are standing over 1000 candidates

Green Party County Elections Launch to take place in Oxford at County Hall on April 19th at 11am.

THE GREEN Party are proud to announce that they are standing over 1000 candidates are standing in May’s County Elections, with over 60 candidates standing across Oxfordshire.

The Green Party’s key campaign issues for 2013 include:

: • No to Welfare Cuts — The Green Party believes that cuts to essential welfare programs like jobseekers’ assistance benefits, NHS services, and disability living allowances will only harm the economy further. The Government’s failed austerity measures have done nothing to bring Britain out of the recession and only served to line the pockets of banks and big business, leaving those who are most in need of assistance helpless. Green led Brighton and Hove Council has paved the way in declaring “No evictions for the Bedroom Tax”.

Yes to a Living Wage — The Green Party believes that all people deserve a living wage, rather than a …

Hugo Blanco. TO SURVIVE, WE MUST GO BACK TO OUR ROOTS

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TO SURVIVE, WE MUST GO BACK TO OUR ROOTS Hugo Blanco
[The original of this important historical essay and polemic appeared in Servindi http://servindi.org/actualidad/51290 in September 2011.  This translation is not copyrighted, and permission is given in advance to reprint it in part or in full.  Hugo Blanco's first-person account of the peasant struggle in Peru in the 1960s was published as Land or Death (Pathfinder, 1972).  C.K. Starr]
Peru: An agrarian country Ours is an agrarian culture that developed over ten thousand years.  Among other things, we live in one of the world's eight great centers of the domestication of food plants.  Our ancestors domesticated 182 species, including 3000 varieties of the potato. This comes not from any superior intelligence on our part but from our good fortune to live in an area with very diverse climates and microclimates.  These include a part of the Amazon, the world's most extensive tropical rain forest.  We have the Andes with their g…