Global Justice Movement

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The term Global Justice Movement was introduced by the journalist George Monbiot in his 2003 book The Age of Consent. He uses it as an umbrella term for all those individuals and organisations seeking justice on a global scale. Others have called this the anti-globalization movement, but as Monbiot points out that movement uses global organising skills to get its message out.

He argues for a new world government or world parliament on a one person one vote model. He suggests 600 representatives are elected democratically to the world parliament, thus with some 10,000,000 votes per representative. Some representatives would be elected from a collection of several small neighbouring countries. This world parliament would have real power to rein in national governments, specifically to stop them from acts of aggression against others.

Monbiot argues for democracy as the only real and viable alternative to communism and anarchy. He also argues for world trade, citing the damaging effects of trade embargoes against Cuba and Iraq as evidence against the contrary position.

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