‘Re-Imagine Democracy – towards a
Citizens Convention on the Constitution’
Saturday, November 14
10.45am to 4.30pm (registration from 10.15)
Waterloo Action Centre
14 Baylis Road
London SE1 7AA
Jointly called by Assemblies for Democracy & Occupy Democracy at the
Runnymede Festival for Democracy on the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta
with John McDonnell MP, shadow chancellor
Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party
John Hendy QC, Institute of Employment Rights
Liz Davies, Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers executive
Stuart White, openDemocracy
plus speakers from Occupy Democracy, Agreement of the People and others
The Assembly will discuss the case for a new constitution as a framework for a real democracy and make plans for a Citizens Convention on the Constitution in 2016.
- Why do we need a new constitution? How would it address our democratic deficit?
- Austerity, corporate power and finance as democratic issues
- Beyond the “dis-united kingdom” – federalism, independence & other models
- Ecology, climate change and democracy
- Republicanism: a way forward?
- Refugees, racism and democracy
- Human/trade union rights and democracy
- The European Union and democracy – are they compatible?
- Beyond representation: direct/participatory democracy
Supported by: Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers, Occupy Democracy, openDemocracy, Unlock Democracy, Assemblies for Democracy , Involve, Agreement of the People, Republican Socialist Alliance, A World to Win, Oxford Democracy Builders, NatCAN