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  1. 1. PEOPLE POWER WITHOUT PARTIES what it means for politicians Mary Joyce | Ciudadano 3.0 | Mexico City | September 20, 2011 EGYPT SPAIN INDIA USA MÉXICO Images: globalexchange.org, pasotraspaso/Flickr, Gigi Ibrahim/Flickr, Fibonacci Blue/Flickr, wewantcorruptionfreeindia.blogspot.com
  2. 2. IN THE PAST POLITICIANS HAD ALL THE POWER THEY SET THE AGENDA THEY MOBILIZED VOTERS
  3. 3. NOW WITH DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CITIZENS ARE TAKING BACK SOME OF THIS POWER THEY ARE SETTING AGENDAS THEY ARE MOBILIZING THEMSELVES Image: Hammoud_/Flickr
  4. 4. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR POLITICAL PARTIES? WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR POLITICIANS? Image: Hammoud_/Flickr
  5. 5. LET’S LISTEN TO THE VO I C E S O F T H E S E CITIZENS AND SEE HOW LEADERS RESPOND
  6. 6. EGYPT There isn’t one of us here on a high horse leading the masses....The revolution belonged to the Internet youth. Then it belonged to the Egyptian youth. Then it belonged to all the people of Egypt. - Facebook page administrator Wael Ghonim on the leadership of the Egyptian revolution television interview, February,7 2011
  7. 7. Ex-President Mubarak The events of the last few days require us all as a people and as a leadership to chose between chaos and stability. -televised speech, February 1, 2011 Image: virtacore.com
  8. 8. SPAIN Es una noticia preocupante la increíble distancia - blogger Ignacio Escolar que se está creando entre los políticos y el resto Público blog, May 17, 2011 de los ciudadanos. El 15-M no es el único síntoma de que esta democracia está enferma, de que no podrá sobrevivir si se mantiene la injusticia, la corrupción y la impunidad. Cuántos decían que no era posible un cambio? Cuántos creían que siempre viviríamos así? Cuántos? Esto es solo el comienzo. #acampadabcn - @LaKylaB Twitter, May 20, 2011 Image: Pedro Armestre/AFP/Getty Images
  9. 9. Prime Minister Zapatero "It is a peaceful protest that deserves our respect... While it is hard for young people today to see the results of the reforms, the results will come.” -speech in La Coruna, May 20, 2011 Image: PSOE.es
  10. 10. INDIA “Why should we fight? The funds in government treasuries are ours. The treasuries are not threatened by thieves but by those who guard it. The country is not betrayed by enemies but by these traitors.” -Anna Hazare (no date) Image: howzzit.com
  11. 11. Prime Minister Singh "I acknowledge that Anna Hazare may be inspired by high ideals.... However, the path that he has chosen, to impose a draft of the bill on parliament, is totally misconceived.” -speech to Parliament, August 17, 2011 "We are together in this fight against corruption.” -letter to Anna Hazare, August 23, 2011 Image: Brittannica.com
  12. 12. USA “The mask is off, the curtain drawn back - we h ave a FA I L U R E O F L E A D E R S H I P, i n b o t h parties. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! This is no longer about Democrats or Republicans. This is about the future of America.” - teapartypatriots.org August, 2011 Image: Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman
  13. 13. Tea Party Politicians: Bachmann, Paline, Armey "It is just so inspiring to see real people. Not politicos. Not inside-the- beltway professionals. Come out and stand up and speak out for common sense conservative principles.” - Facebook post February 6, 2010 Lower taxes. "The Tea Party is a dynamic Less government. force for good in our More freeedom. national conversation.” - FreedomWorks slogan, 2011 -response to State of the Union January 25, 2011 Image: mainfo.blogspot.com, Wikipedia
  14. 14. MÉXICO No soy historiador, más bien soy un Experto de Nada, pero me parece que el intercambio que tuvo verificativo entre representantes de la sociedad civil sin partido político y sin bandera electoral, con el titular del Poder Ejecutivo y miembros de su gabinete en un acto público no tiene precedentes en el país. - Manuel Robles Experto de la Nada blog, June 23, 2011 Image: La Tecera
  15. 15. The Options The Options Respect without Co-opt Results = Win? = Lose Ignore Criticize and then Engage Attack Placate = Win? = Lose = Lose
  16. 16. WHAT IS THE BEST WAY FORWARD FOR MÉXICO? EGYPT SPAIN INDIA USA MÉXICO Images: globalexchange.org, pasotraspaso/Flickr, Gigi Ibrahim/Flickr, Fibonacci Blue/Flickr, wewantcorruptionfreeindia.blogspot.com

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