Tuesday, 16 May 2017

OCCUPY DEMOCRACY | Because democracy is in crisis – and we want REAL DEMOCRACY NOW!

OCCUPY DEMOCRACY | Because democracy is in crisis – and we want REAL DEMOCRACY NOW!

Occupy Democracy

Protest against the CPS:

Strong against the powerless and weak against the powerful #CpsToryFraud

  • Stop big money stealing elections
  • Sack the director of the CPS
The director of the CPS, Alison Saunders, has decided not to press charges against thirty Conservative MPs and their agents for mis-reporting their election spending in contravention of the rules governing election spending.  This is despite the extensive investigation conducted by over fifteen police forces, which took over two years to complete,
This decision raises major concerns about the accountability of those with power over us. If the Conservative Party has nothing to hide why did the Electoral Commission complain over a lack of cooperation?
We are calling for a protest gathering in response to CPS decision not to prosecute Tory election fraud. We cannot allow such blatantly biased behaviour go unchallenged with out a response from the forces of democracy. Election fraud is the theft of democracy from all of us by the rich and powerful. By making this decision, the CPS has declared which side they are on. Democracy is degraded when we fail to act on such abuses of power
Background articles and blogs

Why Occupy Democracy?
  • our democracy has been captured by corporations, banks and the wealthy,
  • our political system works in the interests of the 1% and not the 99%,
  • nobody voted for NHS privatisation, fracking, TTIP, the tripling of tuition fees, etc,
  • our parliament is a corrupted and unrepresentative institution
  • ordinary people deserve a fair say in the decisions that affect them,
  • our votes, hard won by previous generations, have little value today,
  • there is an alternative!
We demand:
  • 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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