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Laureate Mairead Maguire: building 'deep democracy'

Laureate Mairead Maguire spoke to Jane Gabriel about a new politic she sees arising: one in which ‘deep democracy’ is built by people, one to one, and demanding that the money be taken out of militarism.

Jane Gabriel
29 May 2009

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In the third podcast from the Nobel Women's Initiative gathering in Antigua laureate Mairead Maguire spoke to Jane Gabriel about a new politic she sees arising: one in which ‘deep democracy' is built by people standing up, building ‘personal democracy' one to one, and demanding that the money be taken out of militarism. 

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Listen now to some of the ideas discussed during three days of women ‘Redefining democracy for peace, justice and equality', and to Mairead Maguire's call to action. 

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