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You turn to Democracy Now! for ad-free news you can trust. Maybe you come for our daily headlines. Maybe you come for in-depth stories that expose government and corporate abuses of power. Democracy Now! brings you crucial reporting from the front lines of protests around the country like the standoff at Standing Rock, as well threats to education, refugee and immigrant rights, the environment...
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We’re asking all citizens to join us by crowdfunding the launch of our next generation platform. With your support, we’ll have the new platform up by summer 2017. Please sign up below to join the campaign and we’ll send you an email when it launches. And please don’t forget to share this page on Facebook or Twitter. Our democracy needs every citizen to get more involved on the issues and...
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People were right to loudly protest Trump’s appalling Muslim ban. But a better refugee policy requires more than opposition to blatant cruelty. Repealing two taxes on high-income earners would provide a windfall for millionaires and put Medicare and Medicaid at risk. Does a deal now gaining...
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Democracy Federal Credit Union helps members succeed financially by providing personal banking & financial services. In observance of Presidents’ Day, Democracy FCU Branches and Call Center will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017. Although our offices will be closed, at any time you can use...
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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. : In Canada we are all taught that our electoral system is democratic. During elections we have delegates that...
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Mediterranean journeys in hope seeks to humanise the debates on migration and question the delineation of refugees from other migrants by taking 'hope', a basic pathway for survival in the context of human mobility, as our starting point. Our aim is to reposition human rights as legal and political priorities, and to open a space for treating human mobility as both a symptom and a feature of...
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Send emails to members of the United States House and Senate in just a few easy steps. First, we want contacting your elected officials to be easy. Then more people will do it. And that’s good for democracy. We also want to show off the functionality of the tools EFF has been creating over the last several years. We are working from the contact-congress dataset originally created by the...
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Right now, as the national election takes center stage, Americans of all ages, faiths, political perspectives, and walks of life have brought the popular cry for change to Washington in a way that's been impossible to ignore: with nonviolent civil disobedience on a historic scale. When we arrived in DC on April 11th, we gave Congress a simple choice: either take immediate action to end the...
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Democracy for America (DFA) is a member-driven, people-powered political action committee founded by former presidential candidate and DNC chair Gov. Howard Dean. Our mission is to build and empower the progressive grassroots to take our democracy back from corporations and the wealthy few and aggressively combat growing income inequality. Donald Trump's misinformation is a unique and direct...
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In its quarterly newsletter, International IDEA takes a closer look at direct democracy. “Our aim has been to disentangle the term direct democracy, by showing the variety of instruments that can be used, by governments or citizens, to provide input to policy-making and decision-making at the local and national levels,” Secretary-General Yves Leterme states in his introduction. + READ MORE....
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In October 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted rules giving internet users control over how broadband providers use and share their personal information. Groups representing telecommunications companies have petitioned the FCC to weaken or rescind the rules and have asked Congress to roll them back. Rolling back the broadband privacy rules would put consumers at the mercy...
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On January 21, 2010, with its ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy elections and run our government. Human beings are people; corporations are legal fictions. We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United and other...
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Reports and analysis of the day’s political, economic and sports news from across Africa. View Programme information. Radio Democracy New England Ville, Freetown Sierra Leone Telephone: +232 76 603 285 E-mail: info@radiodemocracy.sl. Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) 31 Murray Town Road,. Automatically get program update notifications to your email.
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A detailed analysis on charter schools published by the Economic Policy Institute noted that, “Numerous analyses have found chartering to lead to an imbalanced distribution of students by race, income, language proficiency, and disability status.” Furthermore, “pension and health care costs are systemwide concerns that cannot be ignored by shifting students and public dollars across sectors.”...
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In the waning days of the Obama administration, James R. Clapper Jr., who was the director of national intelligence, and John Brennan, the CIA director at the time, shared Yatess concerns and concurred with her recommendation to inform the Trump White House. They feared that Flynn had put himself in a compromising position and thought that Pence had a right to know that he had been misled,...
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Welcome to my website. Democracy where? In reality, nowhere. There is no true democracy anywhere. What we have is a polluted democracy, a deluded democracy, a deceitful democracy, an artificial democracy which in reality amounts to no democracy but only to a democratic appearance. It fools the public while supporting the interest of the economic elite. Through my publications you are going to...
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TAMIL NADU witnessed the mammoth struggle for Jallikattu which was not only spontaneous but also attracted each and every section of the people of the state. Never before in the recent memory there was such a massive struggle. The depth of the struggle can be gauged from some interesting manifestations. The Muslims and Christians also took part in large number giving the clear message that...
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Trumpism can be defeated. But it will take grassroots organizing to do so. As the authors of the influential document, Indivisible, have argued, we will have to aggressively attack every retrograde policy that the new administration initiates. This includes the likelihood that Muslim-Americans will be singled out and scapegoated, under the pretext that they represent a terrorist threat. We will...
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Our country is seriously divided, but there is great power and potential in listening, involving everyone, and sharing stories of courage and hope. Everyday Democracy's Executive Director, Martha McCoy, shares thoughts on how and why to move forward. What does civic courage mean to you in this time? Our ultimate goal is to create positive community change that includes everyone, and we believe...
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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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