written by: Fred – Egality Berlin
We stand with protesters all around the world that are calling for real democracy!
Only if we are united in solidarity we will be able to not only change democracy on the local level, but also make international institutions democratic, which is extremly important, because for the most part it is the democratic deficit on the global level that destroys our democracies. As a recent article in The Guardian explains, it might be the lack of democracy at the global level that will bring down the arab spring. I strongly recommend reading ”The IMF versus the Arab spring“.
Photo: Spanish Revolution by Mauro A. Fuentes Álvarez via Flickr
And would it not be possible to write a similar article “The IMF versus the Spanish Revolution“? Don’t we almost always face the power of the global financial market when we go and fight for democracy at the local or national level?
In the Guardian article the author quotes a tweet by Paul Kingsnorth: “Could someone please arrest the head of the IMF for screwing the poor for 60 years?”
I personally would not necessarily say that it was the head of the IMF that is responsible for currently more than 1.000.000.000 people going to bed hungry every day. In my opinion it is the whole system of global governance that is to blame. And it is not only to blame for “screwing the poor” in the Global South, but also for destroying the middle class in western countries. It urgently needs to be reformed and democratized!
Here a nice video based on a lecture given by George Monbiot
Video: Photocopy Democracy by T.D.
Egality activists are currently involved and help organize pro-democracy protests world-wide: in Cairo, Palestine, La Havre, Madrid, Berlin and London. Wherever they happen, we support democratic revolutions, and couple our support with a call to globalise them. If you want to take part: get in touch!