Once Ago There Was a Party...

Johannes Schneider Johannes.Schneider at SPAMgmx.net
Tue Jan 23 00:11:51 MST 2001


... opposing the transports of nuclear waste.

Actually the agreed phase out of nuclear power in Germany is a guaratee for
decades of continued usage. Now the Greens have gone a step further by even
opposing protests again nuclear waste transports. Today's function of the
German Green party can only be seen in containing any protest in society.

As in the case of the bombing of Yugoslavia the Green party is does not do
it below the highest principles: Green party chairman Fritz Kuhn called the
transports 'necdessary because of morality and international law.'
cf: http://de.news.yahoo.com/010122/71/1ajye.html

The (German) text of Greens's Parteirat decision referenced belowed is here:
http://www.gruene.de/archiv/pm/2001/01/PM01_005.htm

Johannes

>From todays's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung ( www.faz.com )

Green Leaders Accept Nuclear Waste Transports

F.A.Z. BERLIN. The party leadership of Alliance 90/The Greens approved on
Monday a resolution that will allow the party's national organization, the
junior partner in Germany's coalition government, to go along with a
resumption of "essential" Castor transports of nuclear waste. Leading
Greens, anticipating internal party critics, said the compromise was
appropriate since the government had agreed to phase out nuclear power.

The transports have often required massive police escorts to stop
protesters, and the outgoing party coleader, Renate Künast, the new German
minister of consumer affairs and agriculture, said it "was a given" that
there would be future protests. But Germany has "a moral and legal duty" to
allow the transports in order to take back waste material from German plants
that has been stored at a French reprocessing facility, she said.







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