IFJ Calls on United States to Withdraw "Perverse" Bar on Colombian Journalist
International Federation of Journalists
International Federation of Journalists calls on the United States to lift a travel ban on a leading Colombian journalist who has risked his life to expose terrorism, warning of a "grave injustice" th...
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America Likes Democracy, Except In Venezuela
Chavez in the Crosshairs
Venezuelans can be sure that their vote counts. The government in Venezuela has done everything to increase voter registration and participation.
Canada's Distorted Electoral System
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Canada's electoral system is undemocratic
Article about the group decision making process known as consensus decision-making.
Destroying the Commons
How the Magna Carta Became a Minor Carta
Our rights and liberties and under ever-increasing attack.
Extremism goes mainstream
Across Europe far-right parties are gaining power by forming coalitions while liberals have failed to find a coherent response
Right wing extremist parties that attempt to stir up racial and ethnic prejudices have been gaining support during the recession in Europe. In Denmark, the Netherlands and Italy liberals already form ...
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Fascism is a radical and authoritarian nationalist political ideology. Fascists seek to organize a nation according to corporatist perspectives, values, and systems, including the political system and...
Fascism and ideology
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Fascism and ideology is the subject of numerous debates. The position of fascism on the political spectrum is a point of contention. Various scholars have sought to define fascism, and the consensus i...
A freedom that we can't afford
Rightwing thinktanks profess a love of freedom, but their refusal to reveal who funds them is deeply undemocratic
Freemarket thinktanks vastly outnumber those arguing for public spending. The author suggests that these thinktanks allow corporations to exert influence on public life without showing their hand, he ...
On Translating Securityspeak into English
In the Land of False Cognates
The Security State has its own language: Securityspeak. Like Newspeak, the ideologically refashioned successor to English in Orwell’s “1984,” Securityspeak is designed to obscure meaning and conceal t...
The Secret Secret
Of Wikileaks and Literacy
Only those with proper clearances can participate in discussions that affect significant aspects of our lives. Certain technological achievements, our collective ethical decisions (torture, secret pri...
A Short History of Black Voter Suppression
The Right's organized movement to suppress the votes of African Americans and Latin Americans, and the urban and rural poor by means of the passing of voter ID (Poll Tax) laws in states receives no me...
The Two Souls of Socialism
Socialism from Above vs. Socialism from Below
It was Marx who finally brought the two ideas of Socialism and Democracy together, because he developed a theory which made the synthesis possible for the first time. The heart of the theory is this p...
Taking the Risk Out of Democracy
Corporate Propaganda versus Freedom and Liberty
The twentieth-century history of corporate propaganda practiced by U.S. businesses and the ways in which such corporate propaganda was exported to, and adopted by, other western democracies especially...
Who Will Tell The People
The Betrayal Of American Democracy
An exploration of the undermining of U.S. democracy, starting with the basic issues of who gets heard, who gets ignored, and why.
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