Thursday, June 30, 2011 –
FOCUS ON FREEDOM
A free public forum exploring MMP and the rise of Global Democracy.
Free Entry – All Welcome
Keith Locke MP
– Green party spokesperson for Foreign Affairs, Human Rights and more.
Dr Rebecca Sargisson
– Psychologist, Post-war recovery programmes in Afghanistan.
– Activism Support Manager Amnesty International Aotearoa NZ.
After the presentations there will be a question time for the audience followed by hot drinks and a chance to socialise.
More info on the event website:
“If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost.”
– Aristotle 322BC
“Only when the last prisoner of conscience has been freed, when the last torture chamber has been closed, when the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a reality for the world’s people, will our work be done.”
– Peter Benenson, Founder of Amnesty International
“Brute force, no matter how strongly applied, can never subdue the basic human desire for freedom.”
– 14th Dalai Lama
“Free nations are peaceful nations. Free nations don’t attack each other. Free nations don’t develop weapons of mass destruction.”
– George W. Bush