New Internationalist

Action And Worth Reading On Democracy

Issue 324

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ACTION ON DEMOCRACY

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Australia
Direct Democracy Forum,
15 Landry Ave, Highton, VIC 3216;
Tel: 3 5243 2530.
www.ao.com.au/ddf

Greenpeace Australia
www.greenpeace.org.au/getactive
A new broad-based site of news and networks on community activism.

Committee for Workers International,
PO Box 1015, Collingwood, Vic 3066. Tel: 03 9417 0805;
Fax: 03 9650 3689;
E-mail: sp@mira.net

Britain
Charter 88,
16-24 Underwood St, London,
N1 7JQ; Tel: +44 207 684 3888;
Website: www.charter88.org.uk
Broad-based campaign to reform the centralist Westminster system.

Protect the Local, Globally,
11 Park House Gardens,
East Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 2DF; Tel: +44 208 892-5051;
Fax: +44 208-892-5051;
E-mail: chines@dial
Champions of local power and citizens’ initiatives everywhere.

Canada
Democracy Watch,
PO Box 821, Stn B,
Ottawa, Ont. K1P 5P9;
Tel: +1 613 241- 5179;
Fax: +1 613 241 4758;
E-mail: Dwatch@web.net 
Naderite watchdog group.

Participatory Direct Democracy Association,
304-365 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg, Mb;
Tel: +1 204 284 6564;
Fax: 204-284-6564.

United States
Center for Voting and Democracy,
6930 Carro Ave, Suite 901,
Tacoma Park, Md 20912;
Tel: +1 301 270 4616;
E-mail: cudusa@aol.com
Information and strategies on the malaise of US democracy and how to combat it.

The Center for Living Democracy,
289 Fox Farm Road, Brattleboro, Vt 05301;
Tel: +1 802 254 1234;
Fax: +1 802 254 1227.
Resources to rebuild a relevant democracy.

International
Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA),
Stromborg, S-103 34, Stockholm, Sweden;
Tel: +46 8 698 3700;
Fax: +46 8 20 24 22;
E-mail: info@idea.int
A major institution that works with Southern democrats (through an annual international forum) to build vital and fair democracies North and South.

Movement for Direct Democracy,
Bellova 15, Brno 623,00, Czech Republic;
E-mail: Binka@phil.muni.cz
Website: www.Auburn.edu/tann/prague
International movement whose next convention is in Athens, the cradle of democracy.

ON THE WEB
http://flag.blackened.net/liberty has an astounding number of links with anti-authoritarian groups all over the world.

www.australiaconnects.net creating democracy from the bottom up.

WORTH READING ON DEMOCRACY

BOOKS
Street-Level Democracy, edited by Jonathan Barker, Between The Lines, Toronto, 1999. Democracy, Anthony Arblaster, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 1987. Imagine Democracy, Judy Rebick, Stoddart, Toronto, 2000. Models of Democracy, David Held, Stanford University Press, Stanford, 1996. Radical Democracy, C Douglas Lummis, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 1996.

MAGAZINES
AMPO: The Japan-Asia Quarterly Review, PO Box 5250, Tokyo Int'l, Japan; E-mail: parc@ca.apc.org Subscriptions $28. Covers the struggle for people's power in Asia. Review of African Political Economy, Rankine Road, Basingstoke, Hants RG24 8PR, Britain; Tel: +44 1256 330245. For Rates and addresses elsewhere e-mail: sales@carfax.com Covers the blockages both internal and external to the evolution of popular democracy in Africa.


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