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Online Experiment with Practical Democracy

I just had the great pleasure to reconnect with Fred Gohlke. I re-read his Practical Democracy paper, and I since then, I keep thinking about ways to implement a small scale experiment, to see what it would give in practice.

My own resources are very limited so I have not much to offer. However, I am the owner of this web site and, with some help, I could get something organized to have a first, limited trial run, with a few interested members.

BBOG: What strategy after one year?

One year after the kidnapping of the Chibok girls, I am going to post a series of 3 short blog posts about our strategy for the future.

In short:
- Support core activists and coordinate global campaign
- Provide information that highlights what can be done (as opposed to mere "infotainement").
- Act in ways that our individual efforts build on each other's work.
- Not rely on Twitter, as it has proved to be a very poor platform for activism.

The Chibok girls

The issue of the Chibok girls speaks a lot about the incompetency of our government and our government forgetting the issue to focus on election matters speaks a lot about the misplaced priorities of our government and lack of value for human ĺife.The life of those girls are very important and should have been given every attention than all these political matters....Those girls are people's daughters and sisters and as well citizens who should be protected by the country.Yet the government has failed to do everything possible yo bring them back.the failure of the government to bring them back

About @BringGirlsBack and the Forgotten Ones project

People who have been regularly following me since the beginning of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign last year, know who I am. I have often communicated (via twitter or otherwise) about the reasons of my involvement in the campaign. But I still get new followers who are wondering, so I wrote this blog entry to clarify a few points.

My name is augustin and I am managing the Twitter channel @BringGirlsBack. I am not Nigerian. I've never been there. I am a Frenchman who has been living in Asia for 17 years.

Meeting with the Nigerian ambassadors

I am currently aware of 2 individuals who are actively trying to have a face-to-face meeting with the Nigerian ambassadors in their respective countries, in order to discusse #BringBackOurGirls, the fight againgst BokoHaram and more generally the situation in NE Nigeria.

This blog entry is to document a little their action, the reaction (or lack thereof) of the Nigerian embassies, and to see how we can help them.

UK

# BringBackOurGirls And Nigeria blog entries

See in the menu below some of the blog entries I wrote about #BringBackOurGirls and Nigeria.

No good News coming from NE Nigeria - their plight largely forgotten: we can still do something!

In reply to an email I received from a UK BringBackOurGirls supporter, I highlighted a few priority items I will be working on during the new few weeks/months:

> Has there been any
> progress with the effort to find the Chibok schoolgirls?
> And how are the families coping?

Fun tweets

I am starting a collection of fun tweets.

https://twitter.com/justintarte/status/556572168113643520

corruption

Dadaab Refugee Camps

Dear friends, life in Dadaab is becoming miserabe day after day and world is pouring billions of dollars in form of assistance but lttle reaches the beneficiaries. the rest goes to the wrong pockets of ngos that pose to be helpers.
Lets contribute our ideas and raise this issue so that available resources are utilised accordingly.

One-day soon the truth will prevail and the world will talk!
Keep the ball rolling...

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