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mark bartlett on Mon, 3 Dec 2007 14:38:44 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> <incom> Fwd: www.theglobalvote.org


i have to say that, after going to this site, i would recommend   
strongly against it because it asks for all the information that  
telemarketers do. With having even their disclosure about privacy  
rights.... all a wash in any case. Voting is based on anonymity, no?

the way this site offers itself, it could be a direct feed in to the  
US-Stassi surveillance system.

too bad, because a global vote system could be a very powerful tool  
for social change.

how does this kind of post get onto this list?

mark bartlett, phd.


On Dec 1, 2007, at 9:40 PM, martin hardie wrote:

> a little more info re global vote:
>
>  Launch and search for members for www.theglobalvote.org
>
> GlobalVote (www.theglobalvote.org ) has been launched to contribute  
> to the
> debate on decision-making processes within major international
> organizations such as the UN, the World Bank, and the International  
> Monetary
> Fund. This will be done by collecting the opinions of the  
> international
> online community, and by disseminating these polling results to
> International Organizations, universities, the media, and national
> governments.
>
> Largely unrepresentative, major international organizations have had a
> decisive impact on world policy over the past 60 years, but their
> decisions are made in an exceedingly opaque way. By utilizing  
> innovative,
> transparent polling systems GlobalVote advocates for fairer  
> representation,
> and collects popular opinion on the most important decisions affecting
> people around the globe.
>
> Although global communication has been taking place nearly  
> effortlessly for
> over a decade, the opinions of the online global community have yet  
> to be
> collected in a systematic way. With developed and underdeveloped  
> countries
> struggling with democracy on every level of society, and with these
> countries building their infrastructures more and more around the  
> internet
> and wireless communication, the future of democracy could very well  
> develop
> online. GlobalVote aims to be at the beginning of this exciting  
> future.
>
> If you want to be part of the future please go to  
> www.theglobalvote.org and
> become a member, if you have friends who are interested in global  
> issues
> please refer them to the website as well. Yesterday we have closed a
> resolution on "Sanctions on Iran?" and the results of the vote can  
> be seen
> on the website, currently a resolution on the emergency state in  
> Pakistan
> has been posted, if you want to voice your opinion please "become  
> member"
> and leave a comment in the connected form and vote! As the  
> initiative is in
> the beginning also all comments and suggestions for improvements  
> are welcome
> and can be sent to info {AT} theglobalvote.org. Your cooperation and  
> patience is
> highly appreciated!
>
> Let's vote !
>
>
> On 01/12/2007, martin hardie <martin.hardie {AT} gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> a  colleague has sent me this below. I'm (and he) are interested  
>> to see
>> what
>> people think - what else could be done with it etc etc,
>>
>> On the site working on a project www.theglobalvote.org could you  
>> take a
>> look
>> at it and let me know what you think? Voting on global  
>> issues......  At
>> this
>> moment soft launch we are having 100 members and need more, any  
>> idea how
>> we
>> can reach out more to political science people around the world?
>>
>> Martin
>>
>> --
>>
>> #+34 666519359 #
>>
>> auskadi.mjzhosting.com/
>>
>> "I was just so relieved that the toxicity of this government had  
>> gone,
>> this
>> dreadful vicious show which had been around for all these years, the
>> active
>> disparaging of particular classes and groups.
>>
>> "I felt like you know sometimes you see people at factories,  
>> they've been
>> in
>> a plant that's got toxic stuff on them and they get hosed down  
>> later. I
>> felt
>> on Saturday night like I'd been hosed down."
>>
>>
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>
>
> -- 
>
> #+34 666519359 #
>
> auskadi.mjzhosting.com/
>
> "I was just so relieved that the toxicity of this government had  
> gone, this
> dreadful vicious show which had been around for all these years,  
> the active
> disparaging of particular classes and groups.
>
> "I felt like you know sometimes you see people at factories,  
> they've been in
> a plant that's got toxic stuff on them and they get hosed down  
> later. I felt
> on Saturday night like I'd been hosed down."
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