When Democracy Becomes Controversial: Climate Change and the Corporate State

source: Simon Fraser University    2016年10月27日
The 2015 Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy winners were Stephen Collis & Lynne Quarmby
Our democratic system is vulnerable and has been slowly dismantled by those in power, most egregiously while under the Harper Conservatives. Citizens today must wrestle with the contradiction of participating in a broken system - voting, supporting parties and candidates, participating in public debate, even running for office — at the same time, recognizing that the most pressing issues we face (such as climate change, the geographical displacement of populations, and Indigenous rights and land claims), require us to take direct action outside of the electoral and representative apparatus of governance.

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