rainbow coalition


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rainbow coalition

A term referring to a coalition of political groups with disparate philosophies and agendas which unite for a common goal or against a common enemy.
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Consequently, the "rainbow coalition" emerged as Sri Lanka's anti-status quo saviour, at least optically.
"The closure with the Rainbow Coalition came late last fall-early winter," says Jay Werth, Southern Skies general manager, "so Triathlon decided to wait to digest us in their new fiscal year, which begins April 1.
Most third party efforts in the United States have already endorsed the idea, as have Jesse Jackson and the National Rainbow Coalition. So have former presidential candidate and Republican Congressman John Anderson, conserve fives Kevin Phillips and Michael Lind, and the editors of USA Today.
If he declared he was joining the Republican Party today, he would not get the nomination." Jackson once again cites the Sister Souljah incident, when a campaigning Clinton breezed through a Rainbow Coalition conference in June 1992 and ripped into the controversial rap star, who had participated in a Rainbow event the previous evening.
Last February, the CBC, the Rainbow Coalition and several civil rights groups called a joint press conference.
Use them to build and broaden the Rainbow Coalition. For, in the final analysis, it will not be the progressive programs, but the political power to implement our agenda that is most important in keeping hope alive."
Vicente Narvarro is Co-chair of the National Health LCommission of the National Rainbow Coalition.
In Denbigh where there is a majority of Labour councillors, Plaid shares power with the Tories and Independents (Plaid has the Deputy Chair) thus keeping Labour out of power, whereas in Conwy there is a "Rainbow Coalition" of Plaid, Tory, Labour and Independent.
Hopefully, they may well be part of the Rainbow Coalition who will govern us.
However, Anglesey Labour MP Albert Owen dismissed talk of a Labour-SNP coalition, perferring to have a Ukip/Tory government instead of a rainbow coalition with Labour, the biggest party.
He was Minister for Social Welfare between 1994 and 1997 in the Rainbow Coalition before securing a seat for a second time in European elections in 1999.
The Plaid leader passed up the chance to be first minister in a 'rainbow coalition' to join a Labour-led Government.