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Real Democracy Now! Canada
On May 15th 2011 a non violent protest movement began in Madrid under the banner of Real Democracy Now! Since then, hundreds of thousands of citizens across Spain have taken to the streets to show their indignation at a tainted political system that has led the country to a distressed social and economic situation. These demonstrations have now spread to numerous European cities, and are still on the rise. Now, Canada is also joining the so-called 15-M (May 15th) movement. Because European citizens’ discontent is about something that affects us all. Both there and here, we feel that our governments DO NOT REPRESENT US. Instead of treating us as citizens, they see us as goods to be traded in the market of the financial elites. We are regular people who get up every morning to go to work or to college, or to search for a job. Some of us are more progressive, others are more conservative. Some have clearly defined ideologies, other don’t. But we are all outraged at the socioeconomic and political environment we live in. And we are tired of feeling helpless to do anything about it. If we all unite, we can change this unjust, tired system that is hurting us so badly. It’s time to get moving in order to build a better society. To achieve this goal, we have three fundamental demands: 1) THAT GOVERNMENTS PUT OUR INTERESTS BEFORE THOSE OF THE MARKETS AND THE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS There are basic rights that should be met in our society, such as the right to housing, employment, healthcare and education. Governments must stop using the financial crisis as a pretext for cutting social benefits while those responsible for the crisis keep getting richer every day. 2) PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY In a real democracy, the government belongs to the people (demos=people ; cracia=government) But most of the political class doesn’t even listen to us. Its role should be to bring our voice to the institutions, facilitating citizens’ participation through direct channels that provide the greatest benefit to society as a whole. Their campaign promises are a contract, and if they breach it, they should be fired like anyone else. 3) CORRUPTION CONTROL Laws against corruption should be amended and upheld so that fraudulent politicians, bankers and corporate executives cannot continue to enjoy immunity and impunity. We are looking for volunteers to help organize and grow our movement. Please contact. Rules for Engagement: This is your Fan Page and we encourage you to leave comments, photos, videos, and links here. However, we will review all comments and will remove any that are inappropriate or offensive. email: realdemocracynowcanada@gmail.com CANADA http://www.facebook.com/RealDemocracyNowCanada ONTARIO http://www.facebook.com/RealDemocracyNowON QUEBEC http://www.facebook.com/pages/MONTR%C3%89AL-POUR-UNE-R%C3%89ELLE-D%C3%89MOCRATIE/221433101208736 NEW BRUNSWICK http://www.facebook.com/pages/Real-Democracy-Now-New-Brunswick/181972058523266?sk=wall PEI http://www.facebook.com/pages/Real-Democracy-Now-PEI/137025326375416?sk=wall BRITISH COLUMBIA http://www.facebook.com/pages/Real-Democracy-Now-British-Columbia/123274851089921?sk=wall ALBERTA http://www.facebook.com/pages/Real-Democracy-Now-Alberta/217698231597522?sk=wall MANITOBA http://www.facebook.com/pages/Real-Democracy-Now-Manitoba/137330709677729 NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR http://www.facebook.com/pages/Real-Democracy-Now-Newfoundland-Labrador/127946517286673 SASKATCHEWAN http://www.facebook.com/pages/Real-Democracy-Now-Saskatchewan/170291543033304 NOVA SCOTIA http://www.facebook.com/pages/Real-Democracy-Now-Nova-Scotia/206919326018139 NUNAVUT http://www.facebook.com/pages/Real-Democracy-Now-Nunavut/225511154133471 NORTHWEST TERRITORIES http://www.facebook.com/pages/Real-Democracy-Now-Northwest-Territories/131435210269039 YUKON http://www.facebook.com/pages/Real-Democracy-Now-Yukon/122717611147394

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