The European elections last month had positive outcomes for the Green Party. The Greens had the second highest total in Germany with ~21% of the vote. They broke double digits in Finland and France. Some party members credit concerns about global warming as leading voters to recognize that Greens are serious about the issue. However, Greens are not a one-issue party. As recognized by the Guardian,
And more recently they have consolidated a manifesto that puts social justice and human rights at the heart of the fight for the planet…
Greens recognize that our Four Pillars (Ecological Wisdom, Social Justice, Non-Violence, and Grassroots Democracy) are intertwined. Destruction of the planet reduces resources, such as clean water and clean air, needed for healthy communuties. Conflicts arise over scarce resources, potentially leading to violence. State powers that limit participation in governance and economic development make it possible for privatization of public services and corporate control of natural resources. These natural resource are exploited for corporate profit, and the cycle continues.
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Map to Green Party Seats in European Union