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Global Democracy Statement - October 15th

The statement has already been endorsed by Sol General Assembly and a number of others networks and was, in its original form (for the G20) endorsed by Noam Chomsky, Vandana Shiva, Michael Hardt and others.

Global democracy statement

On 15th October 2011, united in our diversity, united for global change, we demand global democracy: global governance by the people, for the people. Inspired by our sisters and brothers in Tunis, Cairo, Bengazi, Daraa, Palestine-Israel, Spain and Greece, we too call for a regime change: a global regime change. We will not come to global institutions, hat in hand, begging for policy change. In the words of Vandana Shiva, the Indian activist, today we demand replacing the G8 with the whole of humanity - the G 7,000,000,000. These  are our global Mubarak, our global Assad, our global Gaddafi: the IMF, the WTO, global markets, multinational banks, the G8\G20, the European Central Bank, the UN Security Council, the World Bank, the Basel Committee on bank regulations and other undemocratic international institutions.

Like Mubarak and Assad, these institutions must not be allowed to run people’s lives without their consent. We are all born equal, rich or poor, woman or man. Every African andAsian is equal to every European and American. Our global institutions must reflect this, or be overturned. Today, like the Mexican Zapatistas, we say "Ya basta! Aqui el pueblo manda y el gobierno obedece": Enough! Here the people command and global institutions obey! Like the Spanish Tommalaplaza we say "Democracia Real Ya": True global democracy now!"Today we call the citizens of the world: let us globalize Tahrir Square!

Let us globalise Puerta del Sol!

 

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- United for global change demonstration. The reasons:

http://www.fse-esf.org/spip.php?article718

 

- The map of mobilizations on the 15th October:

http://15october.net

 

 

 

 
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