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A daily independent global news hour with Amy Goodman & Juan González. The Olympic torch in Rio de Janeiro has been extinguished, and the global spotlight has left Brazil. In the shadow of the games, an extraordinary event has taken place, largely ignored in the U.S. media: a coup d’etat against Brazil’s democratically elected president, Dilma Rousseff. Donate Democracy Now! is a 501(c)3...
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Whether you’re running for Congress or Sheriff, now every candidate can have a presidential presence online. Quick set-up. Easy online donations. And it’s FREE. We give every candidate and organization a free website and every citizen the ability to make a difference through quick online actions. Voters, this is where you help your candidates slay the giants, change the world, get elected....
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The shared belief that every one of your fellow citizens could and should be listened to is the corner stone of the philosophy of Democracy. The Greek city-states, specifically Athens, were the first societies to promote the fact that individualism is good and that each person is an equally...
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This site is devoted to the exploration of how the True Democracy should work, what the people currently understand under the term 'Democracy', and what type of government they want. By definition means the government by people. That means that all the people should be able to have their say in...
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Democracy Federal Credit Union helps members succeed financially by providing personal banking & financial services. Your Democracy FCU membership includes access to over 30,000 surcharge free ATMs nationwide including many in retailers such as 7-Eleven, Costco and Walgreens and many that accept...
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We asked all sorts of people, including Rev. Jesse Jackson, Pelé and Vivienne Westwood, ten tough questions about democracy and filmed their answers. Watch them here. Documentaries have an unrivalled power to use human stories to make us think about much broader issues. The films at the centre of Why Democracy? do just that…. Does gender really make a difference in politics? Are women more...
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Representative Democracy in America: Voices of the People is a national project designed to reinvigorate and educate Americans about the critical relationship between government and the people it serves. The project introduces citizens, particularly young people, to the representatives, institutions, and processes that serve to realize the goal of a government of, by, and for the people. The...
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Democracy for Houston is dedicated to educating Houston area Democrats about political issues, candidates, and effective communication techniques. Democracy for Houston was originally part of the Dean For America presidential campaign of 2004. It consists of a small executive steering committee that meets monthly and hundreds of regular members who show up at events. To educate Houston area...
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Democracy Prep Public Schools, a network of open- enrollment, high performing, 'no excuses' public charter schools operating in Harlem, New York. Welcome to Democracy Prep Public Schools, a network of open-enrollment, high-performing, "no excuses" public charter schools operating in New York City, Camden, New Jersey, the District of Columbia, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The mission of Democracy...
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​“The Democracy Council founded the Palestinian Transparency & Accountability Project… to promote financial and governance reform. The group’s work was largely credited with revealing a $900 million gap in the PA budget.” -Signed by Members of Congress. The Democracy Council was founded in 1998 on the belief that good governance, economic opportunity, human rights, the rule of law,and the free...
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Welcome to globaldemocracy.com where your ideas and your vote can influence the world. This site uses social media to identify popular solutions to world problems. It is a not for profit venture designed for the benefit of all people, and is not linked to any government, organization or corporation. All. Registration is necessary for the One Person One Vote process. We've made it easy and safe....
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In the run up to Uganda’s elections this week, a great deal of attention has been focused on the country’s Crime Preventer Program. Here, Rebecca Tapscott argues that Uganda’s Crime Preventer program is not just another manifestation of African electoral violence. It is a day-to-day strategy of governing and controlling one of the most threatening segments of the population—young, unemployed...
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Finally, when a country reaches income level of more than $10,000, then it is definitely free. By this time, democratic system is established and a civil society is vibrant. There is no way to turn it back to any form of dictatorship. One good example is the United States. Right after "9-11", there was a hush on any voice that is criticizing the government. People were supposed to unite around...
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Democracy Web is composed of an interactive world map and an online study guide developed by the Albert Shanker Institute and Freedom House for use by teachers, professors, and their upper secondary- and lower college-level students. The study guide and map offer an overview of the basic architecture of democracy, give historical background information, and provide a framework for comparing the...
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For almost a decade, Freedom House’s annual survey has highlighted a decline in democracy in most regions of the globe. Some analysts say this shows that the world has entered a "democratic recession." Others dispute that interpretation, emphasizing democracy’s success in maintaining the huge gains it made during the last quarter of the twentieth century. For more than twenty years, the Journal...
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In his State of the Union address, President Obama was as clear as he could be: “We have to reduce the influence of money in our politics, so that a handful of families and hidden interests can’t bankroll our elections – and if our existing approach to campaign finance can’t pass muster in the courts, we need to work together to find a real solution.” There is a temptation to dismiss Obama’s...
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DemocracyMap is an initiative to better coordinate local boundary information and offer simple interfaces to discover and understand all the civic entities for a specific location. In the United States it can be very difficult to navigate or discover relevant civic information – particularly information associated with local government jurisdictions. This is true even on the most basic level....
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Majority Decisions: Principles and Practices Edited by Stéphanie Novak (Hertie School of Governance, Berlin) and Jon Elster (Columbia University, College de France) Published by Cambridge University Press (June 2014) Description: This book presents the most complete set of analytical, normative, and historical discussions of majority decision making to date. One chapter critically addresses the...
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Our ultimate goal is to create positive community change that includes everyone, and we believe that our tools, advice, and resources will help foster that kind of change. Find downloadable handouts, activities, discussion guides, and more to use in your community change efforts Learn more ». See what it looks like to create spaces for people’s voice and participation at the state, regional,...
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“If you don’t like the growth of giant corporations, stop giving them your money,” said Jeff Milchen (Reclaim Democracy’s Executive Director at the time) in 1997. While this does not suggest exercising our power as consumers is sufficient by itself to solve the problem of runaway corporate power, we too often find the importance of our […]. The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) may sound...
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