News

This section contains general news about the Green-History Project.
For updates to the Articles see https://green-history.uk/articles/updates
For updates to the Library see https://green-history.uk/library/updates

Site News December 2018

Three new articles and a couple of blog posts to draw your attention to this month.

David Taylor has published a major piece on the The Green Collective - a different way of doing things.

Andrew Pearman has contributed a detailed article looking at the reasons behind the rise of the Green Party in 1989 and including some interesting reflections on lessons for today. A synopsis is available here: Out of the Blue - The Politics of the Green Party, and the full paper can be downloaded from the Document Library.

Both of these are grist to the mill of the Green School in February. A suggested reading list for the school will be published here before the Christmas holiday.

Another topic that will form background for the school is the relationship between environmentalism and ecology - David has provided a brief blog post this month as a starter for the discussion. Roger's blog for November is concerned with the problems of organising and cataloging material on the site. 

We would also like to draw your attention to the articles on our Future Plans and the related Fundraising Appeal appeal. There is a lot of work to do and you can help very easily by using the Donate button on the left. 

New documents in the Library this month include the first tranche of Steve Lambert's documents which he donated at the fundraising launch. Now the dark evenings and wet days have well set in Roger is hoping to get a lot more published before the New Year...

 

Site News February 2019

Only a couple of new articles during January as the main focus has been on uploading new documents to the archive. ALmost all of the Steve Lambert archive is now available, although indexing is, as always, far from complete. Descriptions and Contents need adding for almost all items, but initial tagging is complete.

You can find a list of the Steve Lambert material here https://green-history.uk/library/doc-archive/category/tag?tagid=68. It starts with a 1975 "Statement of Aims" document from the Ecology Party and moves through a lot of material relating to the foundation and early days of the London Ecology Party which Steve and Jean were highly involved in. 

This includes some material from the successful long term campaign against transporting nuclear waste from Dungeness by train through the capital on its way to storage in Cumbria.

Also included is a leaflet for Paul Tyler's 1976 by-election campaign in Walsall - the first national election entered by the EP and where many early activists were drafted in to help including Steve as a brand new member and David Taylor.

Undoubtably this material will generate several interesting articles. As well as London, the documents awaiting processing include some on the early days of Oxford and Bristol Eco/Green parties.

Preparing the next tranche of material has generated a short piece on the development of the party newsletter - from "Alliance" through various iterations of "Eco News" to "Green Activist" and "Green World". See articles/publications/econews-greenworld

We would also like to draw your attention to the articles on our Future Plans and the related Fundraising Appeal appeal. There is a lot of work to do and you can help very easily by using the Donate button on the left. 

 

Site News 22nd October

The site has a new look which is considerably more "mobile friendly" for those browsing on handheld devices. As part of this refresh some menu items will have moved - we hope to more logical places.

There is a new section "Blog" where the Custodians, David and Roger, can comment on the material and implications for action today and in the future without attempting to be "objective" about historical facts. We don't envisage using it a lot, but we do sometimes find ourselves wanting to express a personal opinion so this is the place where we can do that.

The News and Updates section has been broken into three - General News will appear under Home - News on the menu. Details about new and updated articles will appear under Articles - Article Updates. Details of additions to the Library will appear under Library - Library Updates. These items may also be reflected on the home page where there are significant changes.

 

Work-in-progress

Most work this month has been diverted into preparing materials for the Exhibition at the Green Party Conference on 2nd March. In doing so we have uncovered much new information in areas that we haven't really covered yet. This has included looking at the context, people, organisations and publications that existed before 1972 - the nascent Green culture. More information on the relationship between PEOPLE and Movement for Survival. More background on early developments in other countries. More on the internal development of Ecology Party. All of this will feed into new and revised articles over the coming months.

Help needed

We are specifically looking for copies of "Good Earth" magazine published between about 1974 and 1977. Copies were mailed to Ecology Party members as well as subscribers and casual sales - do you have a pile?

 

 

 

 

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