Green Bob takes a stand for real democracy

Bob Brown - Leader of the Australian Greens

Big respect for Bob Brown – leader of the Australian Green Party – who took a stand for borderless democracy in their senate a couple of weeks ago.

In a senate debate in support of the United Nations Parliamentary Assembly, he said:

“We go to war over supporting democracy in countries elsewhere around the world. The opposition certainly supported the invasion of Iraq on the basis of extending democracy to that country. When it comes to a principle of democracy being given to the near seven billion people on the planet, it seems that there is no willingness to support that ethic of democracy whatever.”

No surprises that the two main parties in Australia refuse to even debate the topic. That’s the same situation in the US, UK, France … and pretty much every other country that stands to lose in a rebalance of the global system.

Is it only the Greens who these days can think beyond national interest?

Email bob at senator.bob.brown@aph.gov.au or tweet him @senatorbobbrown

Thanks to TWIGG for spotting this one.

2 Responses to “Green Bob takes a stand for real democracy”


  • And he`s done it before!

    “Bob Brown tabled a motion on 16 June 2003 for the Australian Senate to support global democracy”
    from http://globaldemo.org/wiki/2623

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    yes the greens really give it a go!

    This weekend the federation of german young greens is including support for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly in their manifesto.

    The leaders of the official party of the german greens support the campaign since summer this year.

    The Canadian Greens have it in their Manifesto.

    etc.

    #noborders

  • “The opposition certainly supported the invasion of Iraq on the basis of extending democracy to that country. When it comes to a principle of democracy being given to the near seven billion people on the planet, it seems that there is no willingness to support that ethic of democracy whatever.”
    How much is it possible?

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