Monday, 5 October 2015

: Re-Imagine Democracy - towards a Citizens Convention on the Constitution

: Re-Imagine Democracy - towards a Citizens Convention on the Constitution
Dear supporter

You are warmly invited to the following event [Agreement of the People is one of the initiators]:

‘Re-Imagine Democracy - towards a Citizens Convention on the Constitution’
Saturday, November 14
10.15am to 4.30pm
Waterloo Action Centre
14 Baylis Road SE1 7AA

Jointly called by Assemblies for Democracy & Occupy Democracy at the Runnymede Festival for Democracy on the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta

With John McDonnell MP, shadow chancellor
Liz Davies, Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers executive
Stuart White, openDemocracy
Plus speakers from Occupy Democracy, Agreement of the People and others

The Assembly will discuss the case for a new constitution as a framework for a real democracy and make plans for a Citizens Convention on the Constitution to take place in 2016.
Break-outs on:
  • Why do we need a new constitution? How would it address our democratic deficit?
  • Austerity, corporate power and economics as democratic issues
  • Beyond the “dis-united kingdom” – federalism, independence & other models
  • Ecology, climate change and democracy
  • Republicanism: a way forward?
  • Refugees, racism and democracy
  • Human/trade union rights and democracy
  • The European Union and democracy - are they compatible? 
  • Beyond representation: direct/participatory democracy

Supported by Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers, Occupy Democracy, openDemocracy, Unlock Democracy, Involve, Agreement of the People, Republican Socialist Alliance, A World to Win, Oxford Democracy Builders, NatCAN and others.
Twitter: @retakedemocracy
Facebook: Assemblies for Democracy

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