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Principles of Earth Democracy - Part 7 - By Vandana Shiva - Earth Democracy

7. Earth Democracy is a living democracy .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      . Living democracy is based on the democracy of all life and the democracy of everyday life. In living democracies people can influ- ence the decisions over the food we eat, the water we drink, and. the health care and- education we have. Living democracy grows like a tree, from the bottom up. Earth Democracy is based on local democracy, with local communities-organized on principles ri inclusion, diversity, and ecological and social responsibility---hav- ing the highest authority on decisions related to the environment and natural resources and to the sustenance and livelihoods of peo- ple. Authority is delegated to more distant levels of governments on the principle of solidarity.  Self-rule and self-governance is the foundation  of Earth Democracy.