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Re: [DFRI-listan] FW: Next steps and data politics

This is an excellent entry and since the EU Parliament election is occurring this Sunday 25/05/14 it couldn't be a more acute subject.

>>> I have no clue on how to do that yet...

Me neither, but my personal view is that politics and political parties must be grounded in some sort of idea (it was used to be called ideology), however, more importantly politics must be visionary and always act in the peoples' best interest.

>>> ...nor what role the political parties can do making it happen.

The political parties are the ones having representatives that wields the legastive power. There are 766 elected seats in the EU parliament and they ones elected represent some 500 000 000 individuals (including you, me and most if not all on this list), and as you rightly pointed out this a direct consequence of our democratic system, and according to me the best we've devised so far.

I thank you and let's all exercise our right to vote the 22-25th (in Sweden voting day is a Sunday)!

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On 2014-05-22 16:36, JOSEFSSON Erik wrote:
Dear all,

We need to have a conversation on how to base politics in facts.

Please read Xavier's invitation below.


*From:* Xavier Dutoit [xavier@xxxxxxxxxx]
*Sent:* Thursday 22 May 2014 16:20
*Subject:* Next steps and data politics


As I have probably hammered it quite a few times too many, I am tired on
how politics and advocacy run on slogan. Given than 60% of my fellow
citizen aren't going to vote, I'm likely not the only one, for once, I'm
in the majority.

So my hope is to anchor politics in facts. I have to say that the green
meps have done an impressive job using http://score-ep.org for instance
as a campaigning tool aleady, so I'm cautiously hopeful.

I want more of that. I want to tell stories with data, I want to have
fact based politics with grown up citizen. We have 350.org
<http://350.org>, queers.de <http://queers.de>, ilga, friend of the
earth and dozen media from the guardian to stuff in sweden I don't
understand that wants it too.

I have no clue on how to do that yet, nor what role the political
parties can do making it happen.

Want to brainstorm about it?


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