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(en) Forum on Direct Democracy - February 2013 Samedi16 10h to 17h30 By Ucl Collectif de Montréal (fr) [machine translation]

Date Sun, 20 Jan 2013 21:02:30 +0200

Location: 2040 Rue Alexandre-Deseve Centre Alexander Deseve ---- followed by a party at DIRA to 20h ---- Event Description ---- The Libertarian Communist Union (UCL) wishes to invite you to a Public Forum that will focus on direct democracy. We offer a wide space for reflection to share and think freely about experiences of collective power that have been experienced, particularly in the context of social turmoil surrounding the student strike. In recent months, many-Artists are those who have lived and experienced a new approach to organizing and collective decision making. We believe it is time to look back on these experiences to fuel our visions for the construction of a comprehensive proposal on the issue of power. ---- This event will be an opportunity to address the criticisms of the current democratic structures and to reflect on experiences in activist circles.

We also hope to have the opportunity to understand these issues through a reflection on direct democracy as a mode of organization of an entire society.

The day will take the form of an open forum. To provide food for thought and stimulate discussion, we will produce a list of reflection. To this end, we invite your participation in the drafting.


We want to gather a list of texts in reflection of up to 100 pages. To fill, we need a lot of texts, including yours! The aim is to gather thoughts, suggestions and experiences to facilitate the sharing at the forum.

Texts can take various forms. For example, there may be an essay, a presentation type of journalism, a fiction or a more academic style text. Poems and pictures are also welcome. If it is a reflective long it is preferable that it be based on concrete examples of events experienced rather than imaginary scenarios.

The texts should be between 200 and 2000 words. To facilitate the installation specifications, we also thank you kindly send your texts. Doc format (Word or Open Office) recorded the title text and well put your name at the beginning of the document if you want it published. We also ask you to preface your text a short abstract (100 words + or-). The deadline is December 15, 2012 at midnight. Thank you to send your documents to the following address: ucl@causecommune.net

The text will be inserted into the book thinking that will be distributed over the Internet in PDF and printed for February 16. If you wish, you can also publish your text in anonymity. Simply specify in your email when sending. If you are also interested es to submit your thoughts through an oral presentation, please let us know.


10:00 a.m. to 12:00: Critique of current forms of democracy
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Lunch Break: Distribution of food (vegetarian and omnivorous) voluntary contribution to
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Experiences of direct democracy. Workshop choices
A) Democracy in the spring maple (Autonomous Popular Assemblies, affinity groups, student movement)
B) Democracy in associative structures (trade unions, community groups, cooperative movement)
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Direct Democracy, a project of society?
20h: Party at DIRA


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