West Greens join "tooth and nail" fight against incinerator

28 March, 2011 - 12:26

For immediate release 28 March 2011

The Greens' top candidates for the West of Scotland regional list today spoke out against the massive waste processing plant proposed for Loganswell near Newton Mearns, and pledged to work with the local campaign against the project.

Steen Parish, the top Green candidate in the West of Scotland, said:

A nuclear election?

comms Mon 28 Mar

Astounding news from across the North Sea!

The German state of Baden-Wurttemberg is to have a Green prime minister, the first in the history of the German Greens. In the election at the weekend the Greens doubled their vote share to just over 24%, giving it enough to lead a coalition with the centre-left Social Democrats, after 58 years of rule by the conservative Christian Democrats.

Greens commit to NUS Scotland campaign

27 March, 2011 - 11:07

For immediate release 27 March 2011

Greens: £1m "land reform" fund for Scottish football fans

27 March, 2011 - 10:14

For immediate release 27 March 2011

The Scottish Greens today proposed an extension of land reform and the community right to buy to cover Scotland's football clubs, so fans would have first refusal when their club comes up for sale. The Greens also identified two sources of money to back fan buy-outs: first, from the

Greens back TUC march against Tory cuts

26 March, 2011 - 13:02

For immediate release 26 March 2011

The Scottish Greens today sent a message of support to those taking part in the TUC's march against cuts in London.

Patrick Harvie, who today attended a smaller event organised by the STUC in Glasgow, said:

Patrick Harvie condemns student arrests

25 March, 2011 - 12:13

For immediate release 25 March 2011

Patrick Harvie, Glasgow's top Green candidate for Holyrood, condemned the arrests this week of Kate Connelly, Alice Coy and Aidan Turner following the attempted eviction of the Free Hetherington at Glasgow University on 22nd March. The Free Hetherington has been occupied by students since 1st February in protest at education cuts and in support of free tuition.

On Tuesday 22nd March, University mangagement attempted to evict the occupiers and escalated the situation dramatically by involving Strathclyde Police.

Scottish Greens launch Holyrood 2011 election campaign

24 March, 2011 - 10:47

For immediate release Thursday 24 March 2011

The Scottish Greens today launched their Holyrood 2011 election campaign and introduced their top eight candidates at a press conference and photo-call in Edinburgh. The party also set out its three key campaign pledges: keeping tuition free, investing in public services through fairer taxation, and insulating every home in Scotland.

Greens slam Osborne's tax and green investment deceptions

23 March, 2011 - 16:51

For immediate release 23 March 2011

Scottish Greens dismissed George Osborne's Budget today as brimful of the wrong economic medicine. His announcements prioritise tax cuts for business while the squeeze on the public sector continues, and while households continue to suffer following his earlier regressive hike in VAT.

The deferral of the Green Investment Bank's borrowing powers until 2015 was also criticised by the Scottish Greens as another missed opportunity to stimulate green investment across the UK economy. The

No return to fees: Greens reassure students

22 March, 2011 - 15:25

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The Scottish Greens welcomed today's march to Holyrood by thousands of students aiming to ensure that higher education in Scotland - and its funding - receives top billing in the forthcoming election campaign for the Scottish Parliament.

Although both the SNP and Labour have now committed not to reintroduce tuition fees or a graduate contribution, only the Scottish Greens are going further and setting out concrete proposals to provide proper funding for universities and students' living costs.

Greens slam attempted Glasgow Uni eviction

22 March, 2011 - 15:14

For immediate release 22 March 2011

Patrick Harvie, Glasgow's Green MSP and Cllr Martha Wardrop today condemned the attempted eviction of students from Glasgow University's Free Hetherington, formerly the Hetherington Research Club. The Free Hetherington has been occupied by students since1st February in protest at education cuts and in support of free tuition. Cllr Wardrop was in attendance at the attempted eviction.

Cllr Martha Wardrop said: