Meet on March 11
Make a Difference
On March 11 2004 ten bombs exploded on four commuter trains in Madrid, killing nearly two hundred people and injuring thousands more. In the days that followed the world was inspired by the people of Spain as millions took to the streets, refusing to be silenced by terror.
A year on this spirit of resistance is still alive.
From the Ivory Coast to Ireland, India to Iran, people will be Meeting on March 11 to remember victims of terrorism from around the world, and think about ways in which things can be different in future.
Take time out on March 11. Sit down with friends, colleagues, or family.
Eat lunch or supper, and while you do:
Remember the many victims of terrorism around the world
Reflect on how we can deal with this threat to our way of life
Respond to the Madrid Agenda, a set of guidelines drawn up by respected international scholars and senior politicians, aimed at shaping democratic responses to terrorism.
After your meeting, make your thoughts count by taking a few minutes to share your ideas and conclusions with us and the rest of the world.
That way we can let the political leaders know what the people think.
Find out more and register your meeting at: http://meetings.safe-democracy.org/meet/
And help us get the message out by sending this email on to your friends and colleagues.
The Meetings on March 11 are being organised by openDemocracy.net, the online magazine of global politics and culture, in support of the Madrid Agenda and the International Summit on Democracy, Terrorism and Security. The Summit is organised by the Club de Madrid and will take place in Madrid, March 8-10 2005. See http://www.safe-democracy.org/