Nenning, Günther

Austrian Günther Nenning was an author, journalist, and political activist. He was a writer and vice chief editor of the Neue Zeit, a socialist daily newspaper, before becoming the co-owner of the FORVM in 1958. He eventually changed the name to NEUES FORVM. In 1960, after connecting with the socialist faction of the Austrian Trade Union Federation, he became the chairman of the Austrian's Journalist's Union.

From the 1970s on, Günther was a columnist for many major Austrian publications. He established a youth journal in 1973, but it had to be shut down in 1975 because of legal and financial issues. He also was a TV movie director, TV host for the show Club 2, and host of the talk show III nach 9. He edited a 21-volume anthology of Austrian literature after the year 1945 and wrote numerous books.

Günther was considered one of the most influential people when forming the Austrian Green Party. His environmentally driven outbursts towards Members of Parliament caused him to be removed from the Austrian socialist party in 1985. After this, he joined the Swiss socialist party. His activity as one of the principal protestors in opposition to the Danube power plant at Hainburg earned him the nickname Auhirsch, or meadow deer.

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