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On April 15 #ExtinctionRebellion will shut down London, demanding a sane response to the climate crisis, guided by citizen assemblies.

If you support this plan, you need to know about #vTaiwan - the world's most advanced citizen participation process.

Mini history: 2014 Taiwan political crisis triggers Sunflower movement (cf #brexit). Students occupy parliament for 3 wks to demonstrate what modern deliberative democracy looks like (excellent facilitation + total transparency + meaningful participation for all stakeholders).
This sparks a massive peaceful transfer of power from parties to unaffiliated citizens (many leading political figures are independent).

Taiwan is probably Earth's most open, participatory, digital, post-party democracy.
They have years of experience experimenting with direct citizen participation in lawmaking, most notably through the vTaiwan process.

Very few Westerners are paying attention. Now is a good time to catch up!

Here's the best links for you... 💝
📺 Video: process facilitator @audreyt spoke at a conference organised by @enspiral (before she became Digital Minister)

📰 Article: @lizbarry wrote the best English-language story explaining the context and process of vTaiwan

📱 App: most interesting software used in vTaiwan is Pol.is: simple interface + machine learning + 1000s of participants = visualisation of opinion groups for consensus building.

Check the link and talk to @colinmegill for more: pol.is/gov
🔈 Podcast: Most recently @fluxjon interviewed @shuyanglin in great depth exploring the success factors that enabled equitable collaboration between citizens, public service, and corporations:

📰 Case study: Uber responds to Taiwan's coherent blended volition

📄 Paper: vTaiwan -- An Empirical Study of Open Consultation Process in Taiwan

For background on @ExtinctionR, check @gailbradbrook speaking on @dthorson's podcast and see why I believe @ExtinctionRebellion has a good shot at flipping UK politics on April 15

Been paying attention since 2011 and I believe this is the best opportunity I've seen for an English-speaking country to shift power away from dysfunctional parliament into citizens assemblies.

UK govt is at a standstill. #Brexit = stay still or go backwards? People are fed up.
10 weeks til XR shut down London again. 1st vTaiwan prototype took 2 weeks. Who's ready to make a citizens assembly for the 21st century? The time is now!
I'm in NZ, get to UK Apr 1. I can curate & matchmake but not much help til then. Who's already in action on this?

Let's do the cool internet thing and fix/fork/fuck the government already!
Short video explaining #sortition, which is like a jury system for randomly selected citizens to make laws thru informed deliberation

1 unique factor of vTaiwan is it is an alternative legitimacy, not in opposition to govt, nor deriving authority from it. Anglo activists usually make demands of the gov, or directly oppose it. The collaborative DIY approach is much more interesting to me. Alter not counter.
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