Direct democracy

Face 2 Face with Anna Dioguardi and Dennis Redmond

LIVE SHOW – Friday, December 10 at 11:10 AM On this show, we speak with Anna and Dennis from the Queens Community House about a just passed legislation in City Council, granting voting rights to noncitizen immigrants in New York…

Blank Vote in a Democracy

Revolution of the Mind Series By Andreas C Chrysafis A paper for debate and discussion Original article published on March 19, 2018 and revised on December 16, 2020 Preamble Following the results of several elections in western democracies, they reveal…

Cooperation is the Key for our Future

As long as humans exist on this Earth, they must cooperate with each other if they want to survive. Technical progress has made humans even more dependent on each other. This is the most important insight that must be made…

Democracy Is a Sham

By Jerome Irwin A question oft raised by journalists, writers and social scientists world-wide asks, “Is Democracy in the United States, as well as every other country in the world, dying a slow, barely visible death?” Military coups, openly fascist…

Venezuelan Communes Protect the State

Direct democracy works like a charm. Check out Venezuela’s Communes… Venezuela’s ubiquitous Communes are proof that direct democracy works. And, interestingly enough, those same Communes are powerful buffers to attempted coups, protecting the sanctity of direct democracy in their country.…

On International Day of Democracy, International Leaders Call for More Open Public Institutions

Published on www.prnewswire.com and provided by NYU Tandon School of Engineering and The Governance Lab. Sept. 13, 2018 — As the United Nations celebrates the International Day of Democracy on September 15 with its theme of “Democracy Under Strain,” The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at the…

Referendums get a bad press – but to fix Britain, we need more of them

By George Monbiot for The Guardian Voting once every five years alienates us from politics. Participatory rather than representative democracy would allow us more say in how we run the country You lost, suck it up: this is how our…

Basic Income: Voting for Freedom

This coming June 5th Switzerland is holding a constitutional referendum on whether to implement basic income policy. Swiss entrepreneur Daniel Häni and German author Philip Kovce have written a book to accompany the referendum. This book is now available in…

Thesis for a new paradigm arising from emerging movements

A collaborative effort between people of the 15M, OWS, Occupy, Indignados, and YoSoy 132 movements. These notes are an attempt to summarise some of the common points between what are known as emerging movements, that is, the various social movements…