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Green Party beer pledge 'as a bearded real ale drinker....'

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As Green Party European Election candidate in the SE European elections I have been getting lots of emails about beer.
CAMRA and the Green Party have some shared goals and personally I am a bearded real ale drinker so this is what I have communicated.

Dear ,
The Green Party supports the aims of CAMRA and works hard to promote them.
I am a beer drinker and enjoy a pint in my local pubs the Squirrels, Duke of Edinburgh and Winning Post in Winkfield where I live.
Our leader  Natalie Bennett has supported the Save George IV pub campaign.  http://greenparty.org.uk/news/2013/01/09/green-party-leader-campaigns-for-local-businesses/
Our South East MEP Keith Taylor gave a beer award to The Jolly Anglers in Reading, noting “I think it’s important to support local pubs and the production of local beer and cider in the region. For this reason I have long supported the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) in its mission to promote community pubs as a safe and sociable place to enjoy a pint. The Jolly Angler…

No to #TTIP Yes to Take Back the Power!

I have replied to several hundred requests for the Take Back the Power Pledgeas a Euro election candidate! Yep I have signed. No to TTIP! Dear Roger, I have signed the Take Back the Power pledge (and had over four hundred emails asking me to!). You can see that it is mainly Greens who have signed if you look here http://www.tjm.org.uk/take-action/candidates-who-have-signed-the-pledge.html The Green Party opposes TTIPAnd as Green Party International Coordinator I served on the European Green Party TTIP working group and spoke up for rejection of this dangerous treaty that will destroy the NHS and smash environmental/labour protection. Trade must be about economic benefits not corporate control. thanks for getting in touch, Derek Wall
South East Green Party European Candidate http://www.segreens.com/
Follow me on twitter @Anothergreen Dr Derek Wall South East - Green Dear Dr Wall, RE: Make trade work for people and planet. Request to sign Take Back the Power pledge …

Fracking Insanity meeting, 8pm 10th April, Windsor Leisure Centre

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Fracking Insanity meeting, thursday 10th April, Windsor Leisure Centre, Clewer Mead, Stovell Road, Windsor, SL4 5JB

Speakers:
KEITH TAYLOR, MEP
DEREK WALL, Green Party Parliamentary Candidate for Windsor
PAUL MOBBS, environmental author and campaigner

The meeting will be in the Shallows Room.

With more than enough conventional coal, gas and oil to bring about extremely dangerous levels of climate change, why would any responsible government allow the extraction of even more fossil fuels by unconventional methods?

And especially when these methods carry significant pollution risks of their own.

Politically, The Green Party is virtually alone in opposing fracking in the UK. Come and hear why we cannot afford to be complacent about the threat, and how resistance has been taking shape across the world.

The speaker presentations will be followed by a Q&A session.

This public mee…

'Land Grabs' Mumia Abu-Jamal

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Transcript of prison radio talk from http://mumiapodcast.libsyn.com/land-grab#.Uz6UZVdHdYE

With the annexation of Crimea to the Russian Federation, U.S. politicians have gone coo-coo, raising Cain about it, likening it to Hitler’s seizure of Poland, with Americans snarling about violations of international law, and “land grabs.” Almost immediately, Americans and Europeans, citing threats of “regional destabilization,” announced sanctions on Russian officials.
For Americans to crow about “land grabs,” is above all, an assault on U.S. history. For how did America come to be, if not for vast land grabs from the so-called Indians, and later, Mexicans? Was it illegal? Yep. Did it violate international law? You betcha!
Treaties are pacts between nations. The U.S. violated so many treaties with Native nations that it’s almost embarrassing to recount.
Remember Texas? It was part of Mexico, until the Americans rebelled. For almost 10 years it was its own country (The Republic o…