Imagine Democracy

Dave Johnson Campaign for America’s Future http://ourfuture.org/20131112/imagine-democracy “We the People.” How many of us have really thought through the implications of these three words? Can people today even imagine a government that is on the side of We the People, instead of being rigged to benefit the already-wealthy and crush...

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Our Invisible Revolution

Chris Hedges TruthDig.com http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/our_invisible_revolution_20131028 “Did you ever ask yourself how it happens that government and capitalism continue to exist in spite of all the evil and trouble they are causing in the world?” the anarchist Alexander Berkman wrote in his essay “The Idea Is the Thing.” “If you did, then your answer...

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The Crazy Party

Mr. Rove and his colleagues have spent decades trying to ensure that the Republican base lives in an alternate reality defined by Rush Limbaugh and Fox News. The elite now has lost control of the Frankenstein-like monster it created.

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Allende Vive: Latin America’s Left and the Reunion of Socialism and Democracy

Derrick O’Keefe Rabble.ca http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/derrick/2013/09/allende-vive-latin-americas-left-and-reunion-socialism-and-democracy Last night, Barack Obama spoke in defence of his threats to launch U.S. air strikes against Syria. In justifying his push for an attack illegal under international law, the constitutional lawyer and Nobel Peace Prize winner appealed explicitly to American exceptionalism. Obama also prefaced his case for...

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Our Democracy?

Robert Jensen Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/08/31-5 An edited version of a presentation on the panel “Our Democracy in Crisis: The Rise of the Total Surveillance State and the War on a Free Press” organized by Chicago Area Peace Action at North Park University, Chicago, Thursday, August 29, 2013. The issue-packed title...

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