Amid international protests, intellectuals and activists issue manifesto for global democracy

Source: UNPACampaign

Intellectuals Naomi Klein, Vandana Shiva, Noam Chomsky, Eduardo Galeano and Michael Hardt as well as mass-protest organizers and activists have issued a manifesto that includes a strong call for global democracy and, in particular, democratic rule over the international financial system. The manifesto was published in the Guardian on 14 October 2011, on the eve of international demonstrations in over 950 cities and more than 80 countries that were inspired by the Occupy Wall Street protests, the Arab revolutions and protests for “real democracy” in Spain.

The manifesto that was endorsed by activists and groups from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, United States, Asia and Latin America, among them Democracia Real Ya International, says that institutions like the G8, G20, the International Monetary Fund or the UN Security Council must be made democratic or “be overturned”.

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