FORA.tv Speaker - Bob Brown
Senator Bob Brown has been a life-long activist and has become a leading voice for human rights in Australia. Earlier this year, his "Tibet Motion," calling for the Australian Government to take reasonable action against repression of Tibetan people by China, passed the Senate without dissent.
He has long been involved in conservation, and in 1986, he was shot at and assaulted during logging protests. He became the director of the Wilderness Society, which organised the blockade of the dam-works on Tasmania's wild Franklin River in 1982, where he was arrested and spent nineteen days in Risdon Prison.
While serving in the Tasmanian parliament, he successfully campaigned for a large increase in the protected wilderness areas. Bob Brown was a driving force in forming the Australian Greens in 1992.
He has spoken widely for the rights of the Tibetan people and against human rights abuses within China.
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