Exploring Green Politics And The Peace Pillar
So what actually do we mean by Green politics? And what’s the story with the peace pillar?
I’m delighted to be participating in and co-presenting a couple of fantastic conversations in the coming fortnight exploring these questions, and I’d love it if you came along to take part in the discussions.
On October 10, as part of the Asia Pacific Greens Federation’s AGM, I’ll be part of a wonderful panel entitled “What Is Green Politics”, alongside Nada Zarour, former President of the Green Party of Lebanon, Ade Zuchri, Chairperson of the Indonesia Green Union, and Ricky Adachi of the Japanese Green Party.
This conversation will dig into what makes Green politics different, looking at processes as well as outcomes, and how our political thinking draws so many issues together. It promises to be a really interesting exchange among people with convergent ideas from very different backgrounds and perspectives.
You can register to come along, free, at 4pm AEDT on Sunday week, here.
And at 7pm AEDT on October 4, the Green Institute, ACT Greens and Medical Association for the Prevention of War are co-hosting “a conversation about peace and nonviolence in international relations“.
Following the Morrison government’s decision to buy nuclear submarines, taking a far more explicitly interventionist approach to Australia’s relationship with China and the region, we felt it was a crucial moment to have a serious conversation about what we mean when we say we Greens are committed to peace and nonviolence.
For this conversation, I’m excited to have brought together Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Dr Sue Wareham, from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons and Medical Association for the Prevention of War, our wonderful former Senator and global peace campaigner, Scott Ludlam, Margaret Pestorius from activist group Wage Peace, and our own Green Agenda co-editor and both academic expert in and practitioner of nonviolent conflict resolution, Felicity Gray.
This is a discussion that would be great at any time, but in the current circumstances, it’s not to be missed. Register to come along, free, here.
Looking forward to seeing you and discussing these issues with you!