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The People’s Assembly Against Austerity London 22 June

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DEMOCRACY AND DECISION-MAKING: FIXING OUR BROKEN POLITICAL SYSTEM

Session: 12.45pm – 2pm

EMMANUEL CENTRE
9-23 MARSHAM STREET
LONDON SW1P 3DW

Social movements such as Occupy have recently brought alternative models of decision making and an anti-systemic critique into the public eye. As a complement to resisting cuts, privatisations and all out attacks on the welfare state this sub-assembly will examine how the People’s Assembly might develop a programme of demands to fix our political system while also building a participatory alternative. Its format will be a combination of brief presentations on key reforms and a more participatory discussion about how to take forward a democracy reform programme and building local People’s Assemblies.

The planned structure for the session at this stage is as follows:

Part 1 12.45pm – 1pm
Invited presentations (3-5mins per speaker) and feedback on

(1) What reforms are necessary to fix our broken political system ?
(2) How can grassroots People’s Assemblies ( ie in local communities, workplaces, places of study etc) make these demands and an alternative system into a reality ?

Part 2 1pm-2pm

Faciliated Open Assembly discussion on questions

(2) How can grassroots People’s Assemblies ( ie in local communities, workplaces, places of study etc) make these demands and an alternative system into a reality ?
(3) How are we to build local Peoples Assemblies?
(format TBC)

Speakers: Mark Barrett (Peoples’ Assembly Network) – Natalie Bennett (Green Party) – Loz Kaye (Pirate Party UK) – Naomi Colvin (City Reform Group) – Corinna Lotz (Agreement of the People, Campaign for a 21st Century Constitution) – Bill Greenshields (Peoples Charter)

 

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