Annette Groth

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Annette Groth in 2012

Annette Groth (born 16 May 1954 in Bielefeld) is a German politician from Baden-Wuerttemberg.

Career[edit]

From 1974 to 1979, she studied at the Free University of Berlin, in development sociology, economics and business administration and international politics. She passed her diploma in sociology.

From 1981 to 1984, she worked as a research fellow at the European Research Institute of Ecumenical Research Exchange (ERE) in Rotterdam, on migrant workers in the EC. From 1984 to 1987, she worked in the office of the Protestant Student Community Stuttgart as ecumenical officer. From 1992-1997, she was Education Officer at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR in Geneva. From 1997-1999, she worked as director of the Ecumenical Coalition on Third World Tourism (ECTWT), and editor of the quarterly journal Contours in Barbados. For many years she was active in the work of the EKD, before 2007 Research Assistant of The Left (Germany).

She was a guest lecturer at the University of Lüneburg, and was a research associate at the University of Wuppertal. She speaks English, French, Dutch and Spanish.

Party[edit]

Since October 2007, she is a member of the Left party in Baden-Württemberg, a member of the AK European integration, the BAG peace and international politics and active in the European Left Party to the feminist structures "EL-Fem". She is also a member of the Forum of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation of Baden-Wuerttemberg.

Annette Groth is co-founder of the "attacking anti-GATS campaign and the nationwide" Attac EU-AG.

Member of the Bundestag[edit]

Groth was a candidate for the German federal election, 2009 by the Left Party, for Pforzheim, reaching 6.8 per cent of first votes. She was elected to the 17th Bundestag from Baden-Württemberg of the Left party.[1] For the Left Group, she is the human rights policy officer. She is a member of the Committee for Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid, and the Committee for Economic Cooperation and Development.[2]

Gaza Flotilla[edit]

At the end of May 2010, together with Inge Höger and Norman Paech, she accompanied an international relief convoy from Free Gaza Movement.[3][4][5]

It was like war, They had guns, Taser weapons, some type of teargas and other weaponry, compared to two-and-a-half wooden sticks we had between us. To talk of self-defence is ridiculous.[6][7]

On June 1, 2010, she spoke at a protest outside the Foreign Ministry, in Berlin.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bundestag.de/bundestag/abgeordnete17/biografien/G/groth_annette.html
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-12. Retrieved 2010-06-03.
  3. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/may/31/gaza-freedom-flotilla-activists-passengers-israel
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2010-05-31.
  5. ^ http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,5644116,00.html?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf
  6. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/jun/01/gaza-flotilla-deaths-pressure-israel-inquiry
  7. ^ http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/64030,news-comment,news-politics,israeli-commandos-arrived-shooting-say-freedom-flotilla-activists
  8. ^ http://www.life.com/image/101330106
  9. ^ http://www.thelocal.de/national/20100601-27561.html