Demonstration “Freedom not Fear 2010 – stop surveillance mania!”

I was today on the demonstration „Freiheit statt Angst“ (Freedom not Fear) in Berlin with approx. 15.000 other people, friends and comrades. It was a very peaceful and coloful demonstration against th increased surveillance in Germany following the 9-11 attacks in the U.S.A. Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6I9VwI1aAmo The english call: Demonstration “Freedom not Fear 2010 – stop […]

Global Young Greens Cancun Paper

This is the GYG Cancun Paper, approved by the Congress in Berlin on August, 13th, 2010. Introduced by: FYEG (Federation of Young European Greens) We, the Global Young Greens (GYG), are deeply disappointed, dissatisfied and frustrated by the outcome of the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Copenhagen in December 2009. Many of us, who have […]

Cabinet of Mongolia Meets in the Desert…

This is the english echo of a Blog already posted in German on my department’s blog at the Böll Foundation. Prior to the Copenhagen Climate Disaster Conference, Mohamed Nasheed, President of the Maledives created rabblement. He invited his entire Cabinet to a Underwater-Meeting. In doing so, he wanted to show the dooming prospect of climate change […]

Can Citizens Action Save the World?

The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation in Sweden has published a new report, asking the basic question any young green activist has in his heart: can we change the world? It was written by someone who probably has some more experience with this than we folks: the boss of Greenpeace International, Kumi Naidoo. It is not only […]

Bonn III – revenge of the bad deal

The divide between supporters of the Copenhagen Accord (CA) and those countries, who favour the Bali Action Plan (BAP) became once again visible to all in Bonn. Further, the negotiation discourse was tried to be changed, again between these rival groups. One side tried to work more on a conceptual change to provide their positions […]

GYG celebrates International Year of Youth

The Global Young Greens (GYG) are part of the international youth. As a network we are one part of a big movement to bring together young activists and professionals alike. Our focus is on green issues like ecological sustainability, social justice, equality and democracy. While we aim at young greens in particular, we are aware […]

Cap and Dividend or Cap and Divide?

As the battle over a „cap-and-trade“ bill in the U.S. Senate went from hot to dead-cold after Dems showed signs of putting politics over policy and fencesitting Republican Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) left John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joe Liebermann (I-Conn.) alone with their „American Power Act“, a new sign of hope where one could go emerged. […]