Is This Election Inspiring a Democratic Awakening?
A citizen-centered view of democracy emphasizing the agency of the people was widespread in the civil rights movement and is emerging again in the 21st century.
Laboratories of Democracy
Perhaps it's time to for the Democrats' strategic geniuses and the rest of us to pay a bit more attention to state rep/senate races.
An Open Letter to the People of Brazil
“In the struggle to make this world the place of peace, justice and environmental sustainability that it could be, the people of Brazil have been playing an inspirational role.”
Ed Norton Occupies the World
“Empires fold up when either they get overrun or their citizens have had enough.”
Invasion of the Empire’s Pods
“The empire’s pods have subjugated our populace into believing in this Amerikan Exceptionalism that allows it to get away with phony pre-emptive wars and occupations.”
Democracy in America Is a Useful Fiction
The civic, patriotic and political language we use to describe ourselves remains unchanged. But the America we celebrate is an illusion.
In Clinton Case, Obama Administration Nullifies 6 Criminal Laws
“If we are a nation “of laws, not of men” (as that old basic description of democracy phrased it), then Ms. Clinton will be prosecuted, at least through the grand jury stage, on (at least) those grounds.”
Four Ways To Fight For Democracy
Following the demonstrations in Washington for voting rights and campaign finance reform, Moyers & Company asked activists to describe how they are carrying the fight forward. This is part of the series.
The Violent Image That America Projects To the World
“That respect and admiration that America once received is being steadily eroded largely because of the policies that the U.S. government is pursuing foreign affairs and domestic matters.”
Merchandised Consumer Democracy: The Cause of the Economic Cancer in the...
Young people have the energy and vision to seek a national virtual referendum of, by and for the People, recognizing and acknowledging that people are unrepresented by their Congress and government, and demanding that the time for change is now.