I have been very disheartened to see internal divisions within the Greens. I know Bob Brown had served the Greens for ever and a day but since he has left i simply have NOT been happy with the new leadership. As this article states:
“Bob Brown has said the Left Renewal splinter group established by unnamed Greens members looks like a hoax, warning that no member who rejects law and order should remain a member of the Greens.
“When no one will put their name to such a litany of anti-Greens policies, under the guise that it is a collective without individuals, you have to suspect the whole thing is a joke,” the former Greens leader said.
The group’s statement of principles says: “We further rejected state-mediated oppression in all of its forms and recognise that violent apparatuses like the police do not share an interest with the working class.”
Brown said the group’s statement was so out of line with the Greens movement, the environment almost fell off its agenda.
“Its central tenet of rejecting the state and the police is also a rejection of the Greens charter, which upholds the right of citizens to law and order,” Brown said. “No member of such a group could agree with the charter or remain a member of the Greens.””
I wonder if the growing ‘disenchantment’ from Greens membership will ulimately bring about some kind of positive change in the leadership of the party AND if their is a real possibility that Bob brown may yet return?