Established the Participatory Direct Democracy Association, PDDA, and
became a founding member of the Worldwide Direct Democracy Movement, WDDM,
and its Firs elected Spokesperson. I am one of the originators of the Action
Plan Renewal of WDDM.
In addition to my above DD activities, occasionally I write literary,
socio-political, and scientific and technical articles. I am member of the
Manitoba Writers Guild and the Canadian Authors Association.
George's proposals for the WDDM renewal:
Call for WDDM Renewal, WDDM Action Plan
I am Bruce Eggum, age 62, from Gresham, Wisconsin.
Bernard recently also brought this for your consideration: discussion of options for the WDDM structure
Do we need a long initial basic document with many rules, or just a few sentences will do?
No, we do not need the 'many rules'.
'Many roads lead to democracy', WDDM can not/should not presume an 'only way', example - I support the principle of I&R, yet I do not support the I&R that is most used.
WDDM must be open to originality.
Mission Statement -
WDDM is a worldwide hub for DD advocates to exchange information, experience and ideas from different parts of the world.
Individuals are encourage to join, or form, sub-groups in their own countries, the fundamental rule is that the people are sovereign and that all systems should be verifiable by the people.
I am a member of the Czech Movement for Direct Democracy, see
To whom it may concern
I have delivered pamphlets and proselytized for years on the need to
switch to proportional representation and governance by referendum in
Canada. I am a board member of the www.vivelecanada.ca website. I have
worked on the world game (when Buckminster Fuller was alive) where we
planned to to take care of 100% of humanity without destroying the
planet in the process. Needless to say we have not been successful in
this endeavour. I am currently working as a carpenter in Edmonton,
Alberta. My educational background includes national diplomas from the
British Columbia Institute of Technology in Computer Systems and
I firmly believe that we should all have a say in how our planetary
activities are carried out and what our goals, as a race, should be.
My publishing work is done as a professional hobby on
subjects that are of interest to me. Profits from
books sold go towards funding direct democracy international.
Tony Adeney age 42
2004 - Published of 24.1 The Case for Direct Democracy
- looking at corruption within the UK government and
asking whether the electorate would be better served
with a limited form of direct democracy. Published by
dot one publishing
2004 - Set up http://www.directdemocracyinternational.com/
- a forum relating to direct democracy and linking other
2001 Published Life Shouldn't Be A Pain - an analaysis
of psychoanalitical counselling techniques and drug
therapys for dealing with stress and depression.
Published by dot one publishing.
Other projects including films, video and TV scripts
for various film and television companies.
1995-2005 Owner of a marketing advertising company
based in London with clients in the UK, Spain and the
1985-1995 Art director and copywriter working at
Saatchi and Saatchi Advertising London Including
clients as diverse as British Airways to Avis Cars and
Degree in animation from Newcastle Art College,
various. School education Gilligham Grammar school ,
My DD site: http://democracy.mkolar.org/
Page on consensus
My bio: http://www.mkolar.org/CV/
I have volunteered to be WDDM webmaster
3 Route du Bourg
+33 (0)2 98 73 65 51
Over 4 years of cicdd membership.
Experience pertinent to DD
Concept and creation of the first 3-phase IDV
(Initiative, Debate, Vote) Prototype DD Platform,
accessible at http://126.96.36.199/
Several DD workshops supported by this Platform,
starting with research of compromise solution of
the Israel/Palestine conflict with a mixed Arab/Jewish Forum.
Experience in DD procedures in IMO unique DD
communities, Israeli Kibbuzim.
Using DD procedures creation of experimental
schools destined to develop responsibility,
independent reasoning and resistance to
conditioning and manipulation. (IMO, the
established education favors bandwagon attitude,
the worst enemy of DD)
Coordination of my village citizen Association,
run on DD principles and having succeeded in
several actions such as:
-Saving local area from deforestation,
-Banning chemical herbicides in the local area
-Promoting round-abouts to slow down wild traffic
-Debate on ecology, Kyoto and windmills
-Following debate conclusions, action against
1.Stopping of a windmill project in our village
2.Helping other Associations in their fight
3.Publishing our arguments and conclusions.
Two of our arguments were used in the recent
Parliament debate which finished with a serious
decision against windmills in France.
I personally don't believe in prefabricated
constitutions, as IMO they should be conceived,
debated and decided by the DD Forum on the go.
In particular, a DD party makes me think of a
brothel campaigning for virginity.
I believe that first tasks of DD promoters are:
Conceive and implement adequate DD logistic support,
including, but not limited to informatic platform.
Learn themselves the principles, rules and conventions
of a decent, adequately structured debate and help the
Forum to adopt them.
Inform the public and assemble the Forum.
School of Philosophy
University of Tasmania
I am currently tutoring in Philosophy and Government
and am a fellow at one of the attached Colleges of the
University of Tasmania.
My Master's studies concentrated on democracy in local
government in Victoria, Australia. I undertook the
research as a participant-observer, being an elected
LG representative at the time.
My current attention, as far as engaging with
'democracy' is concerned focuses on democracy in
inter-personal relationships, theoretical construction
of concepts of democracy, and particular mechanisms
for enabling direct democratic involvement in local
polities (including residential communities).
Good luck with the re-launching,
I am member of the social-democratic party in Romania since 2000. I work
with the Ministry of European Integration of Romania. I am 50 years old.
Web site: http://frontpage.auburn.edu/tann/
Dear friends of WDDM,
I am an active member of the Spanish groups:
1. Another Democracy Is Possible, AnotherDem: otrademocraciaesposible.net
2. Demopunk Net: www.demopunk.net
Recently, we are managing to set up an open DD forum, WDDF, hosted in the same server as AnotherDem
Hello world citizen friends.
I was born in 1954 in Spain, but have lived since 1978 in Andorra, a tiny
country between Spain and France, in the Pyrenees. I am a psychologist, and
have worked most of my professional life in special education. For the last
few years, I have been working as a financial director.
For many years, I have been educating myself about global injustice,
environmental problems and serious innovative solutions, including
democratic global governance. As a "world citizen," I believe that loyalties
to the planet and humanity must come before national loyalties. I created a
wiki site to promote convergence among the many individuals and groups
striving for world citizenship, justice and global governance, and I am
developing a net of open share world citizen resources. Recently, I became
president of the Consultative Assembly of the Peoples' Congress.
I am certified yoga teacher, like horse riding and science-fiction. I am
married to Carmen, and have two sons, Eduard and Gerard.
I look forward to working with the Worldwide Direct Democratic Movement.
I would like to see a national electronic participatory democracy set up in Canada.
My suggested approach would be to have a Civic Net, separate from the internet, exclusively for the civil interaction of individual citizens, political parties and other interest groups.
Individual citizens would have a data base with their beliefs on their computer which could be queried by the central Civic Net computers, and decisions on any given question would be a composite of the results of those queries.
(There is also an entry from David at DD Meeting Place message board.)
17. Mike Hollinshead
CV Re: Direct Democracy Designed Vision 2020 for the Minister of Municipal Affairs, Province of Alberta Canada. Over 200 municipalities used a guidebook and resource materials to envision their future. The concept was for the Ministry to rewrite the Municipal Act so that the municipalities would have the powers needed to achieve their visions. The Minister moved to another portfolio and the visions were not used as intended. Designed, produced and directed an Electronic Town Meeting for a Royal Commission on the future of health care in Alberta. In a 90 minute television program the commissioners reported their main findings and answered questions from a studio audience of experts. A random sample voted on the main recommendations by telephone during the program. Designed, produced and directed three 60 minute Electronic Town Meetings for a major hospital in which a studio audience and the viewing audience at home were able to ask questions of the senior management of the hospital and the manager of the unit under discussion - the subjects were birthing, emergency services and death and dying. Short videos were produced on each subject. A stratified random sample of viewers were able to vote on the issues, pioneering the use of a new telephone switch and computer for this purpose. The voting occurred in real time in less than 90 seconds and was statistically significant. Designed and was executive producer for an Electronic Town Meeting on physician assisted suicide in Calgary, Alberta for the Members of Parliament representing consitutencies within the city. The moderator was one of the MPs who was also a party leader. There was a panel of two for and two against. About 200 people were in the audience offering opinions and asking questions. A pre-selected random sample of about 2,000 people voted on the concept and the conditions under which it might be permitted, based on mailed out materials and watching the program. The sample was stratified by consitutency, age and gender. The votes were counted in 90 seconds using the same new telephone switching system and computer as in teh hospital ETMs. The results of the polls were fed back into the program. The polls by constituency were significant at the 5% level or higher. About 20,000 people watched the program. The vote was overhelmingly in favour and a consensus on conditions was identified. The MPs and the party leader undertook to be guided by the vote when the Federal Government brought enabling legislation before the Federal Parliament. Unfortunately it failed to do so. In partnership with Ron Thomas, designed and produced a video and guidebook for the American Planning Association on how to do Electronic Town Meetings.
Instead of a CV, Filia sent the description of the current project she is involved in: Citizen's EU Constitution
Jiri is the editor of the well-known DD Newsletter
(End of the list of initial members)
I am the founding member of the original WDDM at the Athens-Delpi 2nd CICDD conference, June 2000.
I specialize in studying Dialectic Communication and especially the relation between language patterns learning in earliest child's age under parenting feed-back and the self-fixing of brain framework, either rigid-conservative or flexible and suitable for autonomous, aware and active participation into society.
Website: Flexible Learning