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UN Security Council Reform Proposals

"...New Zealand, he said, is determined to make a positive contribution, and, in particular, to represent the perspective of small States on the council. We agree, but such a contribution will need an aspirational world view of a kind that I doubt the Prime Minister can even appreciate just yet..."
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Women and Politics in Indonesia

Presented in Greens WA Conference, 28 September 2014
by: Khalisah Khalid
WALHI – Indonesian for the Environment Forum
Member of SHI - Indonesian Green Union
Founder of Indonesian Green Party
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NZ must use its ties with China to protect Hong Kong protestors

The New Zealand Government needs to urge China to respect human rights and the freedom to protest in Hong Kong, the Green Party said today.

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters have taken to Hong Kong’s streets in response to a ruling by Beijing that it would vet candidates wishing to run for Hong Kong's leadership in 2017.

“The people of Hong Kong deserve the right to enjoy the democracy that was promised to them by the Chinese Government in 1997,” Green Party global affairs spokesperson Dr Kennedy Graham said today.

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Leader of the Scottish Greens: "You don’t need to like Alex Salmond to vote Yes"

The co-convenor of the Scottish Greens, Patrick Harvie, on why his party supports Scottish independence, and how it's not all about the SNP.
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NZ Govt must push for fair play in Fiji elections

The New Zealand Government needs to do more to push for human rights and media freedom in Fiji as it stages its first election since the 2006 coup, the Green Party said today.

Amnesty International has released a report which documents torture, workers' rights violations and concerns about the lack of government accountability.  Amnesty International has criticised Fiji's human rights record and called on its government to play fair and respect human rights in run up to the September Fijian elections.

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2014 General Election in India: Is Democracy at work?

By Suresh Nautiyal*

MAY 16, 2014 shall be recorded as a historic day for several reasons, no matter how large section of the Indian society was disappointed! The result of the 16th Lok Sabha (Upper House of the Indian Parliament) is overwhelming but not up to the expectations of the marginalised majority.

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Participatory Democracy

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We strive for a democracy in which all citizens have the right to express their views, and are able to directly participate in the environmental, economic, social and political decisions which affect their lives; so that power and responsibility are concentrated in local and regional communities, and devolved only where essential to higher tiers of governance.

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