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TAKE ACTION: Join The Coalition to End Citizens United!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Citizens United, Corporate Money, coalition, finance system, democracy )

Dandelion
- 9 days ago - citizens-against-citizens-united.com
Sign the petition demanding Congress restore transparency and accountability to our campaign finance system.
Robert Reich: American Democracy Is Diseased
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, elections, ethics, Robert Reich, Martin Gilens, Benjamin Page, Lippman, democracy )

Lynn
- 10 days ago - alternet.org
Put simply, most Americans feel powerless, and assume the political game is fixed. So why bother?
July 4th - Learn the Story Behind The Story - The Great Law   video
Society & Culture  (tags: July 4th, Haudenosaunee, The Great Law, Injunuity, Deganawida, Benjamin Franklin, Hiawatha, Democracy, philadelphia )

Dandelion
- 59 days ago - youtube.com
When settlers arrived in the New World, they encountered the Haudenosaunee, a confederation of tribes that had already been practicing representative democracy for hundreds of years. How much influence did that existing democracy have on us today, a lot.
America's Form Of Capitalism Kills Free Enterprise And Democracy
Business  (tags: capitalism, free enterprise, democracy, greed, corporations, regulation )

Freya
- 79 days ago - occupy.com
Many believe that Capitalism is synonymous with free enterprise and democracy. Capitalism is neither free enterprise nor democracy. After-all, China is now a capitalist country. No one believes that China is a democratic country.
The World's Largest Democracy Might Also Be Its Worst
World  (tags: India, corruption, politics, democracy, world, society )

Cal
- 106 days ago - globalpost.com
India's month-long election kept the police and corruption investigators working overtime.
Democracy Vs Oligarchy - Writing and Video By Bernie Sanders
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Democracy, Republic, Oligarchy, Bernie Sanders, 2010 Supreme Court ruling Citizens Unite, Billionaires, ordinary Americans, USA, political power )

Dandelion
- 129 days ago - sanders.senate.gov
The great political struggle we now face is whether the United States retains its democratic heritage or whether we move toward an oligarchic form of society where the real political power rests with a handful of billionaires, not ordinary Americans.
Chomsky: The Trans-Pacific Partnership Will Lower Wages And Increase Insecurity
Business  (tags: TTP, TransPacific Partnership, democracy, trade, free trade, corruption, americans, dishonesty, money )

Roseann
- 229 days ago - alternet.org
The political theorist and linguist slams the agreement that has little to do with free trade.
Why Is Environment Canada Shutting Out the Media?
Science & Tech  (tags: research, Canada, Harper, science, scientists, muzzling, democracy, environment, Environment Canada )

Michael
- 260 days ago - huffingtonpost.ca
In June 2013, the University of Victoria released a report cataloging "systematic efforts by the Government of Canada to obstruct the right of the media -- and through them, the Canadian public -- to timely access to government scientists."
Chris Hedges: Let's Get This Class War Started
Society & Culture  (tags: chris hedges, democracy, economy, government, greed, history, money, oligarchy, politics, rich people, wall street, wealth )

Judy
- 313 days ago - truthdig.com
"We Americans are not usually thought to be a submissive people, but of course we are," Wendell Berry writes. "Why else would we allow our country to be destroyed? Why else would we be rewarding its destroyers?
International Day of Democracy!
World  (tags: Democracy, Peace )

Ben
- 350 days ago - un.org
Democracy is a universal value based on the freely expressed will of people to determine their own political, economic, social and cultural systems and their full participation in all aspects of their lives...
Chomsky: The U.S. Behaves Nothing Like a Democracy, But You'Ll Never Hear About It in Our 'Free Press'
Society & Culture  (tags: usa, world, free press, Chomsky, plutocracy, democracy, really existing capitalist democracy, RECD, capitalism, Wall Street, Jobs, deficit, austerity, Europe )

Lynn
- 379 days ago - alternet.org
... Chomsky lays out how the majority of US policies are practically opposite of what wide swathes of the public wants. ... American power is diminishing, as it has been in fact since its peak in 1945, but it's still incomparable. And it's dangerous. ...
Foreign NGOs Must Close in Egypt, Court Rules
World  (tags: Egypt, kairo, courts, NGOs, closing, Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood, democracy, Konrad-Adenauer Foundation )

Angelika
- 453 days ago - dw.de
A court in Cairo has sentenced 43 non-profit workers, among them Egyptians and at least 15 foreign employees of several non-governmental orgs to jail sentences. It has also ordered the permanent closure of branches of several NGOs includiding KAS
Free the Press, Buy the Tribune Company ! The Biggest Fundraiser Ever
Society & Culture  (tags: Tribune, press, newspapers, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Koch Brothers, Rupert Murdoch, The Other 98%, Indiegogo, fundraiser, democracy, free press )

Angelika
- 467 days ago - indiegogo.com
Your ONE chance to buy democracy back, help make the Tribune community owned! See the details at site and in comments.
Hidden Power Grab Stops Communities From Deciding Their Own Futures
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: local politics, state politics, democracy, ethics, government, elections, media, lies, usa, americans, freedoms )

Cal
- 477 days ago - alternet.org
Increasingly states are quashing the power of local governments--and thwarting innovation.
 

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