Betrayal of Kurds involves UK arms

Ross Greer MSP Mon 28 Oct, 2019

The only beacon of hope in Syria is on the brink of destruction.

While civil war raged across the rest of the country between the Assad regime and largely Arab rebel groups, the Kurdish population in North Eastern Syria were abandoned, left to face the brunt of ISIS alone. Not only did they repel that vicious death cult, at the urging of the US, UK and others they led the counter-offensive, eventually destroying the so-called ‘Caliphate’.

Johnstone calls for action on raptor persecution

Alison Johnstone MSP Mon 7 Oct, 2019

The Scottish Government’s attempt to tackle the continued illegal killing of birds of prey by introducing vicarious liability has failed and the provision needs urgent review, Alison Johnstone MSP has said today.

Vicarious liability was introduced in 2012 as a “strong response” to the continued illegal poisoning of birds of prey. It allows for a landowner or sporting agent to be held responsible for the criminal actions of an employee, and it was hoped that it would act as an effective deterrent for wildlife crime.

Ross Greer: Climate strikers know we need system change

Ross Greer MSP Mon 23 Sep, 2019

I’ve been ‘doing politics’ for a decade now but I’m clinging to the label of ‘young person’. Like the thousands of young people who took to the streets on Friday, I’ve come to realise that my adult life will now be defined by a series of overlapping crises caused by climate breakdown.

This year alone we’ve seen the Amazon burn, wildfires in the Arctic, hurricanes, flooding and the mass displacement of people.

Peace and Disarmament are still key for Greens

John Hardy Thu 5 Sep, 2019

We face not only a climate emergency but also increased nuclear insecurity in our world today. The Scottish Greens have a consistent and recognised history of campaigning on both across Scotland, in Holyrood and internationally. 

Green SCND is a network of party activists campaigning for peace and disarmament. We need to act now on these critical threats we face together, and so:

  • We support the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition on Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)

Power is still linked to land in Scotland

Andy Wightman MSP Wed 17 Jul, 2019

At the heart of environmental concerns is the question of power - who has it, how they exercise it and to whom are they accountable.

Although the Scottish Government make great play of recent moves to empower communities, the reality is quite different.

The Community Empowerment Act was passed in 2015 and was designed to give communities a voice and enable citizens to have a greater say over their local area.

Scotland's drug deaths are a national emergency

John Finnie MSP Tue 16 Jul, 2019

It is shocking to see Scotland with the one of the worst drug death rates in the world.

From tackling heroin and the AIDS threat in the 1990s to minimum unit pricing on alcohol, Scotland has a track record in harm reduction, which prioritises the health and safety of our people over moral judgement.

It's needed now more than ever.

We have seen London take an interest in Scotland’s approach to knife crime. Hopefully now the UK Government will take notice of progressive thinking on drugs policy, but I have my doubts.

Why We Must Support Trans and Non-Binary People’s Rights

Women's Network, Rainbow and Young Greens Tue 2 Jul, 2019

As members of the Scottish Green Party Women’s Network, Rainbow Greens and Young Greens, we have been deeply saddened over the last year to see the things that have been said and done in the name of women’s rights, which have marginalised, stigmatised and denied legitimacy to our trans and non-binary siblings. Particularly so as our trans and non-binary siblings have stood shoulder to shoulder with us, campaigning for gender, social and environmental justice. We are richer, more caring and more inclusive in our policies thanks to our trans and non-binary members.

Don’t let Pride give in to hate

Patrick Harvie MSP Mon 1 Jul, 2019

My first Pride march was in London nearly 30 years ago, during my first year at University.

Still reeling from the culture shock of moving from Dumbarton to Manchester with its vibrant queer community, I was both overjoyed and bewildered to be part of an event so huge that it transformed the city.

An estimated 100,000 people – lesbians, gay men, bisexual people, trans people and more – marched, chanted and partied together long before the acronym LGBT had ever been coined.

Scots deserve a choice before any Brexit transition period is over

Alison Johnstone MSP Mon 3 Jun, 2019

The outstanding success for the Green movement across Europe in last week's European elections is truly a cause for optimism.  Green parties finished second in Germany and Finland, made major breakthroughs in France and Ireland, polled 11% across the continent, and increased the Greens/EFA bloc in Brussels from 51 to 70 MEPs.

ICYMI: Scottish Greens win the weekend!

Scottish Greens Mon 13 May, 2019

What a weekend!  As well as all the sunshine, things started to hot up in the campaign for the European elections on 23 May. And it was the Scottish Greens making all the positive headlines with our message to choose hope over hate. If you missed any of it, here’s a wee round-up.
 

Sunday Mail endorses Scottish Greens

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