Friday, January 24, 2014

Challenges Facing Mars One and Colonalization of Mars

Zac Trolley was shortlisted for the Mars One Project. He is an engineer from Canada who has a passion for space and space travel.

In this FDA World Democracy Discussion podcast, Mr. Stephen Garvey, Executive Director of the Foundation for Democratic Advancement, interviews Mr. Zac Trolley, who has been shortlisted by the Mars One Project for the first mission to Mars in 2024. Zac is an engineer, and he has a passion for space and space travel. In the podcast, he discusses the challenges facing the Mars One Project and colonization of Mars, including governance and democracy-related issues. In addition, Zac shares his expertise and perspective on the overall mission to Mars. This podcast sheds light on the human condition and issues facing democracy here on Earth, and provides an avenue for hope in a better existence for all. Sit back and enjoy this interesting and at times fascinating interview. For non-mainstream, insightful, and provocative discussion from people working in the field of international politics, listen in or download the FDA podcasts.

Self-introduction of Zac Trolley (Source:

I am an engineer, technician, futurist, policy critic, video game enthusiast, athlete and future mars colonist. The Mars One mission is a perfect fit to my goal of furthering the human race. I want to put humans on Mars because it is a stepping stone to catapult humans to other solar systems and unimaginable heights. I am hard working, technically competent, emotionally intelligent, physically fit and 100% ready to live my life on Mars.


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Thursday, January 2, 2014

DAPC First Elections: January 31, 2014

Democratic Advancement Party of Canada's website; launched on January 2, 2014
We are pleased to announce that the FDA's new associate organization, the Democratic Advancement Party of Canada (DAPC), website has been launched. This is a second major step of the DAPC; the first being the completion of the DAPC founding document in December, 2013. Mistake not, the DAPC is the Canadian political arm of the FDA. The FDA provides ideas and policies to the DAPC; and the DAPC is working towards implementing federally these ideas and policies.

Please take a look at the DAPC website to learn more about this new, yet-to-be registered, Canadian federal political party:  DAPC website

There is no obligation for any FDA persons to become involved in the DAPC; and yet, FDA persons are invited to become involved in the DAPC as well. If you are interested in more democracy activism and implementing the FDA's ideas and policies, then the DAPC may be a good fit. The DAPC is an opportunity to walk the talk and gain valuable experience at the same time.

On January 31, 2014, the DAPC is holding its first leadership elections. An interim leader and three interim party officers (administration, marketing, and finance officers) will be elected. In order to participate in these elections, you need to be a member of the DAPC and be at least a resident of Canada. The first 250 members of the DAPC must not be members of any other Canadian federal political party. This restriction on membership is currently in effect.

In order to participate in the January 31, 2014 DAPC Elections, you need to become a member by January 27, 2014. If you want to run in the first DAPC Elections, you need to be a member by January 15, 2014 and submit your nomination by January 17, 2014.

How to become a DAPC Member

DAPC Membership

DAPC Membership Forms
Key DAPC Election Dates

Key Dates for January 2014

If you have any questions, please contact the DAPC directly: