Runnymede “Festival For Democracy” ends under the Ankerwycke Yew tree with call for citizen-led constitutional convention

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June 16, 2015 by socialaction2014

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MAGNA CARTA 800th vs RUNNYMEDE FESTIVAL FOR DEMOCRACY

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Runnymede “Festival For Democracy” [1] ended on Monday evening under the 2,500 year old Ankerwycke Yew tree where the Magna Carta was sealed 800 years ago to the day. Participants called out the official celebrations as “hollow” and “hypocritical” and called instead for a citizen-led constitutional convention to create a new constitution that is written by and for the people.
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At Ankerwycke people shared examples of charters that could help refresh and upgrade our democracy [2]. Julie Timbrell a spokeperson for New Putney Debates – one of the organising groups along with supporters of Occupy Democracy and the members of the Runnymede Eco-village community – said:

“We need a new constitution or charter that protects our ecological commonwealth, one that enables us to…

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