A new movement have been launched on March 3rd called Leadnow.ca. Their slogan is “people powered change”. From its website:
Leadnow brings generations of Canadians together to take action for our future and hold politicians accountable.
We’re building an independent community that works together to help set the political agenda, take effective action on important issues, and shift elections.
I wish them luck and success in their endeavour.
Our democratic values could use some much needed boost as they are increasingly being eroded by partisan politicians. The politicians are increasingly impervious to people’s demands. More people are feeling alienated and are starting to tune out from the electoral process. People’s apathy are not because they don’t care. Instead, it is because they feel powerless and had resigned themselves to the fact that one partisan party is not more accountable than the other.
Speaking of citizen’s movement, here is a video from the ongoing Wisconsin protest where the crowd broke out in songs. The protesters sang the Les Misérables song “Do you hear the people sing?”, also called the people’s song. The video is from February 27, 2011.
The original song with lyrics: