Sunday, March 15, 2009

Weekending: RIP Alan Walter

It's that time again, here's this week's weekending, or perhaps I should call it weekend ending as it always seems to go up late Sunday;

  • There was some very sad news this week. Alan Walter died far too young (obit. in the Morning Star). A brilliant campaigner and thoroughly nice chap.
  • Talking of the Morning Star, here's Rupert Read on the bankers.
  • In Radio Four's Ambridge the Serious Fraud Office take white collar crime very seriously - yes - it's fiction. You can bet the Archers Anarchists want him brought to justice and the Ambridge Socialist Manifesto will need to add a new clause.
  • Think the Tories could do with a better slogan? Why not test out a few alternatives.
  • By the way, did you know that God hates figs? Thought not.
A few snippets of Green news;
  • We have a new Green blogger, Shirley Ford. Welcome to the fraternity(?), greenocracy(?), internet-o-sphere.
  • In Sweden they have pirates in the Green Party.
  • In the Czech Republic the Greens have split over the party's participation in the "centre right" coalition government.
  • Lastly the two English Green Party MEP's have issued their end of term report here (pdf). Very interesting reading.
Our video of the week is the brilliant David Mitchell on the financial crisis. Be warned, swearing.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the warm welcome, and sorry for the lack of posts in the last week. It's been a bit hectic, with getting the European election campaign up and running. And going to this past weekend's Green Party Spring Conference. This will be my first comment, and I am delighted to be doing so on such an excellent blog!

Jim Jay said...

Ah Shirley - flattery certainly WILL get you everywhere!

weggis said...

Have you flagged her up to Gordon's Green Feed? Or even Total Politics?

And BTW I also think that this blog is the Geezer of Green blogs.