Iceland after the meltdown: what we can learn from their #realdemocracy movement

Miguel Marques, maker of this interesting and recommended documentary, invites us to :

In Iceland, many citizens are now organized in associations and have substantial proposals for a society where everyone can participate. Let’s meet the Icelanders that the media refuse to talk about.

He writes:

“In Iceland, the first European country to wake up to an economic crash, people became aware that they could and should intervene in society and started demanding more democratic participation. The payment of bank debts by citizens went to referendum. The government was forced to create a Council to write a new constitution: a citizens’ group – without politicians, lawyers or university professors – who opened the discussion process to everybody and managed to approve by consensus a draft proposal.”

Watch the video:

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