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Is Feidir Linn has not been active in its own right over the last few months, but we have been participating extensively in preparing an upcoming Claiming our Future ‘National Event’ on democratic reform.
The Event – titled ‘Reinventing our Democracy’ will take place on the 26th May in Croke Park, Dublin, and we think that many people on the Is Feidir Linn mailing list will be interested in taking part.
Democratic reform has always been central to the Is Feidir Linn agenda, and we have brought this concern to the wider coalition within Claiming our Future. Funding cuts to community groups have diminished democracy by limiting their capacity to articulate the interests of those living in poverty and inequality. The limited agenda proposed for the Constitutional Convention exposes the lack of energy in our democracy.
We need a ‘high energy’ democracy if we are to emerge from crisis and flourish as a society. We need a democracy that can raise the temperature of politics, develop alternative social and economic models, and embrace both representative and participative forms of democracy.
You can read more about the event here, and book here.
Visit Is Feidir Linn at: http://www.isfeidirlinn.org/?xg_source=msg_mes_network
- Claiming Our Future – Reinventing Our Democracy (mamanpoulet.com)
- Internet use promotes democracy best in countries that are already partially free (eurekalert.org)
- “This is what democracy looks like” (neilandreweyre.wordpress.com)