Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Occupy Democracy Demands | OCCUPY DEMOCRACY

Occupy Democracy Demands | OCCUPY DEMOCRACY


Occupy Democracy is a social movement for a democracy free from corporate control that works for people and planet.
At an open, day-long strategy meeting on 22nd February, we produced a list of six core demands for our movement to focus on. We chose demands that involved systemic changes intended to limit the control that corporations have over our democracy. These were chosen from the longer list of demands which were agreed by consensus at our occupations in Parliament Square.
Our six core demands are as follows:
  • reform of party funding so that members of parliament act in the interests of  those who elect them rather than the 1% who bankroll them
  • major democratic reform of the media to break the stranglehold of vested interests
  • a fundamental overhaul of lobbying and the way powerful economic interests inhabit the corridors of power within government
  • the introduction of proportional representation so that everyone’s vote counts
  • that MPs should not have conflicts of interests from either paid employment or corporate shareholdings
  • a citizen-led constitutional convention for real democracy.

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