Italy 01 Maggio 2012
Attn “Society for Defending Press Freedom”, ICSSI, all Iraq’s journalists .
“Press freedom is the essential seed for the birth and growth of any democracy. In countries where no one can criticize the government or any entity which carries on business in it, we’re not talking about a democracy, but a regim. The regim do not always break down by eliminating the leaders, but eradicating the ideologies that have made this man a leader. Therefore, we are talking about a long and sometimes difficult process”.
Having established this, it remains to ask what we want to achieve in our country. What would be the best way to attain a full citizen participation in decisions. The answer is clear and sharp, direct and real participation, true where there is a discussion of policy choices by the community. So we are talking about, not about a such so form of government or state form, but the form of participation that is a different thing than deciding if at the government we wont one, ten or a hundred parliamentarians. We’re talking about a form of continuing participation that is not only close in the voting booth and that can be called “method of consent.” A process that is connected in several parts of the world and has as its goal the elimination of governance and the creation of an open and plural state. We must begin to adopt this method at our gatherings, managing to reach decisions is not a show of hands, but for comparison, including also the distinction in the final decision of the participants. The creation of committees or associations from the bottom rank of general decisions taken by the method of consensus, inevitably generates more informed and involved citizens in the policies that reflect on their daily lives. The creation of a coordination between all the committees, would establish a new society that can manage by itself. The fight to eliminate the current system and elimination of government’s media and the creation of a free media, is essential to create a new word. Is the duty of all free minds and civil society, if we want to call it, to develop this system until it becomes the common system in Iraq and after in all the word.
Continuing to provide our support for the liberation of peoples, especially thoseclosest to us geographically: from Iraq to Palestine, Syria to the Western Sahara.We must continue to work on our territories, remaining united, never losing the connection between people who are struggling. Keep all these struggles of resistance is up to us, which we firmly believe in freedom in all its forms, which isthe only guarantee to build the much wanted “another world”. The latter does notbuild itself, nor can we hope that other costuiscano for us, because this world wemust build us who believe in it. We must start from the relations between people,how to join in these struggles for freedom of information in Iraq, to which we sendall our sympathy.
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