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Can Anyone Stop Facebook from Poisoning Democracy?

Written by on October 17, 2019 in Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
Can Anyone Stop Facebook from Poisoning Democracy?

While the social media giant wraps itself in the banner of free expression and political speech, it serves more as a scrim to hide its continued spread of political disinformation to tens of millions of voters in advance of the 2020 elections. #facebookpolitics

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America’s Real Divide Isn’t Left vs. Right. It’s Democracy vs. Oligarchy

Written by on July 10, 2019 in Corruption, Government, Politics with 0 Comments
America’s Real Divide Isn’t Left vs. Right. It’s Democracy vs. Oligarchy

In reality, the biggest divide in America today runs between oligarchy and democracy. When oligarchs fill the coffers of political candidates, they neuter democracy. #wealthinequality #governmentcorruption

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Eight Ways to Strengthen Our Democracy Beyond Voting

Written by on November 3, 2016 in Government with 0 Comments
Eight Ways to Strengthen Our Democracy Beyond Voting

Let’s pledge to strengthen our democracy with these eight resolutions to focus our intentions and keep us moving forward over the next four years.

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Chris Hedges & Sheldon Wolin: Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist?

Written by on October 26, 2014 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Chris Hedges & Sheldon Wolin: Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist?

Democracy has been, in effect, turned upside down. It’s supposed to be a government by the people and for the people and all the rest of the sort of rhetoric we’re used to, but it’s become now so patently an organized form of government dominated by groups which are only vaguely, if at all, responsible or even responsive to popular needs and popular demands.

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Join the Rolling Rebellion for Democracy, July 5 to 12

Written by on June 23, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
Join the Rolling Rebellion for Democracy, July 5 to 12

Government will not fix itself unless the people organize and mobilize to end the ‘rule of money’ and replace it with the real ‘rule of people.’ ’ This week of a “Rolling Revolt” is the first stage of an ongoing campaign to create real democracy in the United States.

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From Elections to Mass Movements: How Wealthy Elites Are Hijacking Democracy All Over the World

Written by on May 29, 2014 in Corruption with 1 Comment
From Elections to Mass Movements: How Wealthy Elites Are Hijacking Democracy All Over the World

Mass street protests are usually seen as a hallmark of democratic aspirations. And elections are meant to be a culmination of such aspirations, affording people the opportunity to choose their own leaders and system of government. But in country after country these days, the hallmarks of democracy are being dangerously subverted and co-opted by powerful elites. The question is, are we recognizing what is happening under our noses? Three examples unfolding right now are indicators of this trend: Thailand, Ukraine and Egypt.

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