Thursday, 10 November 2016

Australia should ditch the US alliance - Greens

Australia, New Zealand, US alliance logo 1951
A fiery Richard Di Natale of the Greens putting a motion forward for the Australian senate to debate the future of the Australia US alliance. He goes through what Trump has done and asks how can we be allied with this man when we have no shared values with him?

He's not the first politician in the Federal parliament who's called out Trump. Bill Shorten called Trump "Barking mad" some months ago, and most recently senator Derryn Hinch called Trump a "sexual predator" not deserving of the apologists who were defending him.

The Greens have also put up a site where you can sign and stand with them in rejecting Trump:
Like millions of Australians, we’re appalled at the election of Donald Trump. We share your feelings of anger and devastation that a man who ran a campaign of unbridled racism, division and fear – a man who lied and joked about sexually assaulting women – has been elected President of the United States.

Back home, the old parties have wasted no time in acknowledging Trump and are preparing to work closely with his regime. We will not be joining them. From today, and for as long as it takes, we make the commitment to standing against Trump’s politics of fear and division.

We pledge to you that we will act as Australia’s antidote to Donald Trump, to stand against the corruption, complacency and incompetence that has led to this deeply troubling moment. We will be your voice inside Parliament, fighting like hell to ensure nobody like Trump occupies power in Australia.

To every Australian who feels disgusted, shocked and let down by America and our political leaders’ response: you are not alone. We hear you. The Greens hear your voice. Now, join with us in opposition to the politics of racism, anti-Semitism, misogyny and nationalism that Donald Trump represents. Support them in rejecting Trump here.