The idea for the Declaration of Accountability arose spontaneously in May 2010 from a dozen concerned citizens from the U.S. and Canada, who met at a retreat near Santa Cruz, California, following the “Understanding Deep Politics Conference.” The Declaration is based loosely on the format of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. It is intended to reach out to and resonate with as broad an audience as possible, both inside and outside the U.S. For this reason, we have chosen language and concepts readily recognizable to average citizens, and we have adopted the word “governments” to reflect the hoped-for appeal of this document to citizens around the world.
In addition, we have also worked on proposed solutions under such headings as “Electoral Accountability,” “Financial Accountability,” etc. on the Problems and Proposed Solutions pages. Although the Declaration, itself, cannot be changed since it is a signed document, this website is interactive and evolving, and we encourage and welcome your contributions. These contributions will be considered for the Problems and Proposed Solutions pages or the links or Blog sections.
For example, if you have worked on, or are at present working on, a strategy for holding officials accountable in your country and you think your experience would be valuable for others, we encourage you to share this experience by emailing us. Please read the Mission Statement to discover more detail on how you can contribute to this website.
Please sign the Declaration of Accountability here, and add a one-line bio or comment.
Drafting Committee of The Declaration of Accountability Group
Robert Bows is a television producer/writer/director, playwright, theatre reviewer, political economist, instructional designer, yogi, and pseudonymous author of www.SolomonsProof.com and Solomon’s Proof: A Psycho-Spiritual Journey to World Consciousness.
Charlotte Dennett is a lawyer and investigative journalist. She wrote about the accountability movement and her 2008 candidacy for Attorney General in Vermont in The People v Bush: One Lawyer’s Campaign to Bring the President to Justice and the National Grassroots Movement She’s Encountered Along the Way (Chelsea Green, 2010). She is also the co-author with Gerard Colby of Thy Will be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon: Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil (HarperCollins, 1995).
Frances Shure is a retired business owner and a Licensed Professional Counselor. A longtime peace and environmental activist, she is also co-founder of Colorado 9/11 Visibility.
Barrie Zwicker of Toronto, Canada, has worked in newspapers, radio, magazines, and TV for 60 years (he started very young!). Media criticism has been his specialty since 1970. He’s the author of Towers of Deception: The Media Cover-Up of 9/11, winner of the Independent Publisher 2007 Gold Medal Award in the Current Events category, and is the producer of the DVD, “The Great Conspiracy: The 9/11 News Special You Never Saw.”
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