Frederick Douglass

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them..." Frederick Douglass

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Syntagma experiment: democracy from the bottom up

What we are witnessing here in Athens is a genuine experiment in democracy for and by the people — without representation, hierarchy or borders.

“But,” he adds hopefully, “if we succeed in decentralizing the movement and spreading the assemblies to the neighborhoods, we can truly build an inclusive democracy based on the local concerns of real people. We may even create a political party that will answer only to the decisions made by the popular assemblies. That’s the idea.”

nice piece.!+Mail