Alternate Democracy Events20 November 2004
$600 to get into a Democracy Conference! Can't something be done?
Six-hundred dollars to get in the door of a Democracy conference? Holy budget-busters, Batman! With a price tag that excludes most of the community from entering, we started to wonder if this is a celebration of the Eureka and Rebel Spirits or the high-rollers room at Crown? We thought this sky-high price-tag was a bit over the top, so a few of us have got together to do our own thing- an Alternative Democracy Event.
This will be a democracy conference that is sure to examine, test and act within the processes of Democracy!
The Alternative Democracy Open Forums:
25-26-27 November 4 pm to 8 pm
Open Microphone- Challenging Minds, - Passionate Voices, Loving Hearts.
Beyond alienation and dis-enfranchisement in reaction to the high cost of attending the Eureka 150 Democracy Conference thes low cost events have a life of their own - a space for concerns and analyses not taken on fully or "being stamped out" by dominating cultures ISSUES: more than Structural creation of poverty, suppression of dissent, destruction of nature and the dangers of "anything goes" capitalism.
Hosted by Culture Lab
From 8 am on Friday 26th Other groups [Contact Jon 5368 9194] are organising a DIRECT DEMOCRACY RALLY outside the Caro Convention Centre, Mt Helen Campus, Ballarat University
Frank Castle, a fictional character, stated "sometimes the law is inadequate and one must shame its inadequacy by pursuing a natural form".
Dr Joseph Toscano, a noted political critic, claims that "If we don't reclaim the radical spirit, the 150th anniversary celebrations could degenerate into a soulless exercise that marks the event but doesn't acknowledge the radical spirit behind the rebellion".
THE IMPORTANT DATES!
Early 8:30 am, Friday 26th of November, till 1 pm. A PEOPLES'a SOAP BOX FORUM at Mt. Helen University Campus, outside the CATO conference centre, organised by Jon Lawrence and mates in Anarchist network.
Watch this space - now updated every couple of days.
Graeme Dunstan and Graham Bird
Ph: +613 5338 4641
Fax: +613 5338 8681
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