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18-09-2013
Bolivia's people must have right to self-determination
Alarming news by the Ayllus and Markas of Qullasuyu, indigenous people of Bolivia, reached Dr. Klaus Hofmann in our office in Cologne today: The premises of the National Council of Ayllus and Markas of Qullasuyu (CONAMAQ ) in La Paz were violently stormed by people who seem to...
16-09-2013
Ecuador: 'Me gusta politica - I like politics!'
When staying in Ecuador last year, I very often heard the message from people: `No me gusta politica!' – ‘I do not like politics! However, now people want to get involved in politics as they plan to collect about 584 000 signatures in order to decide themselves on the future of...
10-09-2013
South Tyrol: Democracy activists reach high mountain tops
Each year the Stelvio Pass in South Tyrol is blocked for motor traffic. Instead, the highest mountain pass in the Eastern Alps paves way to cyclists only. This year, on 31 August 2013, five activists of the “Initiative for More Democracy” climbed 2 760 metres of altitude by bike...
09-09-2013
"A successful citizens’ initiative is not the end but the beginning”
Today on 9th September the campaigners of the European Citizens’ Initiative “Water is a Human Right” start handing over the collected signatures to the competent authorities in the EU Member States, which now need to certify the signatures. Overall, about 1,9 million citizens...
22-08-2013
New democracy group in Romania
Building democratic societies and introducing effective citizens’ participation means a mammoth task to many countries of Eastern Europe. However, there are democratic approaches worthwhile pursuing, such as the work of the Slovakian democracy group...
21-08-2013
Democracy International presents EU campaign
On 21 August 2013 Democracy International presented the campaign for a more democratic EU at the European Forum Alpbach in Austria, an interdisciplinary conference for science, politics, business and culture held annually in the small town in Tyrol. Gerald Häfner, chairperson of...
20-08-2013
Walking 675 kilometres for the referendum in Germany
On 18 August 2013 Michael von der Lohe, Director of the organisation Omnibus and activists from all over Germany started a walk of 675 kilometres to cross Germany from East to West. The aim is to reach the capital of Berlin on 27 September 2013, the day the federal elections...
27-07-2013
Democracy International has a new website
On 27 July 2013 Democracy International’s new website went online. The website follows a new concept. It primarily features democracy activists and their campaigns, and it tells about their fight for more direct democracy in their countries, in municipalities and in the world....
11-07-2013
Connecting with “Ecodemocracy” from Colombia
On Thursday, 11 July 2013, Renny Rueda from Colombia visited the headquarters of Democracy International in Cologne, Germany. Renny Rueda is the founder of Ecodemocracy. He told Daniel Schily and Cora Pfafferott about the goals of his organisation that he established in 2012....
Claudine Nierth
08-07-2013
“It hurts to be a direct democrat"
Interviewing Claudine Nierth, born close to Hamburg, Germany in 1967, means speaking to an extraordinary person, led by ideals and ideas that concern the bettering of our societies through the means of direct democracy. How and why did she get active, what makes Claudine Nierth...

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