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Democratic Cities: Collaborative Transnational Networks « Democratic Cities

Democratic Cities: Collaborative Transnational Networks « Democratic Cities | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The global meeting “Democratic Cities: Commons Technology and the Right to a Democratic City”, held in Madrid from 23 to 28 May, produced a meaningful international dialogue between some of the world’s most outstanding players on issues surrounding technology, democracy and participation. Extracting Twitter data for hashtags #CiudadesDemocráticas, #DemocracyLab and #DCENTMadrid shapes a network that reveals vital details about the event.

 

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Democracy Commons Project

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The Democracy Commons Project (DCP) is a platform to publish resources, articles, videos, collaborative networks, to act as a catalyst in stimulating the social innovation of new democratic forms and projects. We live in a time where a new generation of political activist call for participatory democracy, and where a new generation of technologies potentiate…
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"The corollary of the derivative is the border": visions for the democratic control of movement

Democracy is created in the seizing of it: those who are democratizing movement are those who, in their actions, are implicitly or explicitly demanding the abolition of borders.

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This Is the Scariest Sentence You Will Ever Read About the Internet

This Is the Scariest Sentence You Will Ever Read About the Internet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A hacker claims to have maintained an army of 30,000 fake Twitter profiles that helped candidates win elections in Latin America.
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Democracy Spring

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Join us in D.C. from April 11th to April 16th to sit-in at the US Capitol demanding Congress take immediate action to end the corruption of money in politics and ensure free and fair elections for all!
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#YoSoy132 and the ‘Mexican Spring’ of 2012: Between Electoral Engagement and Democratisation - GUN CUNINGHAME - 2016 - Bulletin of Latin American Research - Wiley Online Library

#YoSoy132 and the ‘Mexican Spring’ of 2012: Between Electoral Engagement and Democratisation - GUN CUNINGHAME - 2016 - Bulletin of Latin American Research - Wiley Online Library | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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Boycotts are vital to democracy. So that’s why the Tories will ban them | Owen Jones

Boycotts are vital to democracy. So that’s why the Tories will ban them | Owen Jones | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Ministers will stop councils boycotting unethical companies. How can they claim to believe in localism?
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The Bitcoin of politics: Flux Party offers radical new model for democracy | Poll - Analysis Bitcoin

The Bitcoin of politics: Flux Party offers radical new model for democracy | Poll - Analysis Bitcoin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Analysis Bitcoin - The Bitcoin of politics: Flux Party offers radical new model for democracy | Poll

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Eclectic Bibliography of World Democracy: Ancient Democracy in India

The material on ancient democracy in India is not easy for a non-specialist to work with. My own interpretation of the evidence and its significance can be found in Democracy in Ancient India. However, the reader may want to check this essay against the ancient sources and other modern interpretations.


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Democracy is dead: Long live democracies!

Democracy is dead: Long live democracies! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Building a real democracy in the face of corporate and financial power will require a rethinking of power and agency, unleashing the creative, experimental, knowledge-sharing and emancipatory approaches of social movements.

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Is it time for Digital Citizenship?

Is it time for Digital Citizenship? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Digital Citizenship: From Liberal Privilege to Democratic Emancipation 'Government founded ... on a system of universal peace, on the indefeasible hereditary Rights of Man ... interests not particu...
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Elon Musk talks Democracy and Anarchy with German Minister of Economy & Energy (9.24.15)

Elon's Idea For A New Democracy: The introduction of the internet made direct democracy possible that is more advantageous than the current representative de...
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How Civic Technology & Citizen Initiatives Reshape Democracy In France

How Civic Technology & Citizen Initiatives Reshape Democracy In France | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“Future of Democracy” Conference — Reykjavik, IcelandOn May 21st, I had the great honor to give a lecture in Reykjavik on the democratic experiments curren…
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Faced With a Fracking Giant, This Small Town Just Legalized Civil Disobedience

Faced With a Fracking Giant, This Small Town Just Legalized Civil Disobedience | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Grant Township had seen what happens when people nationwide take to the streets to protest bullying corporations: Arrests. Lots of them.

So Grant Township planned ahead. Two weeks ago, it passed a law that protects its residents from arrest if they protest Pennsylvania General Energy Company’s (PGE) creation of an injection well.

Residents believe this law is the first in the United States to legalize nonviolent civil disobedience against toxic wastewater injection wells. Township Supervisor Stacy Long said. “We’re doing it to safeguard the residents and protect as many people as possible,” she said.

Long said legalizing direct action is a response to the ongoing problem of rural residents seeing their voices excluded from discussions between state governments and big corporations on issues that have local ramifications."

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Reinventing Democracy

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reinventingdemocracy.org  is a website dedicated to documenting and compiling experiments and experiences in the reinvention of politics. While theories of politics and democracy have value, and commentary on the political problems we face is also important, this website seeks to be a platform for documenting the solutions, innovations, inventions and experiments that are happening across the…
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My Democracy Spring–a report from a Tikkunista at the D.C. Demonstrations for Money Out of Politics

My Democracy Spring–a report from a Tikkunista at the D.C. Demonstrations for Money Out of Politics | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It started with an email many months ago about protesting the fact that what the people want has no influence in legislation, while money very much does. If we could get 1000 people willing to risk arrest for a protest of this sad state of affairs, then let’s do it! We got well over 1000 within 2 weeks, and 3000, ultimately.

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300+ arrested at ‘Democracy Spring’ sit-in at US Capitol (VIDEO)

300+ arrested at ‘Democracy Spring’ sit-in at US Capitol (VIDEO) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Over 300 of “Democracy Spring” protesters have been arrested on the steps of the US Capitol. Thousands of activists arrived in Washington DC, after a 10-day, 140-mile (225km) march from Philadelphia, to protest the role of money in politics.
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'We are building a strange left': towards a democratic modernity?

'We are building a strange left': towards a democratic modernity? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Some reflections from Berlin on the launch of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25) on 9 February, 2016.
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Major Breakthrough in Online Democracy: Loomio ❤ Emojis!

Major Breakthrough in Online Democracy: Loomio ❤ Emojis! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

OMG! They’re here! We’ve been having a Mad Science kind of summer. One of our most exciting experiments has just bubbled out of the lab and into the wild. Announcing... EMOJIS!

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Blockchain-Based E-Voting Systems - P2P Foundation

Blockchain-Based E-Voting Systems - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

RT @mbauwens: Blockchain-Based E-Voting Systems - P2P Foundation https://t.co/BW1q4qdtWJ

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Film: Can we do it ourselves?

Film: Can we do it ourselves? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Excellent Swedish film looking at economic democracy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfaFriFAz1k https://twitter.com/EnricDuranG/status/687700412800040960 We do not have political democracy, we have fake democracy.  Political parties who do not represent us, different factions of the Establishment, who  impose their candidates on us every few years and we be allowed to tick a box on a ballot paper, is not democracy.…
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Manifesto For Economic Democracy and Ecological Sanity | Professor Richard D. Wolff

Manifesto For Economic Democracy and Ecological Sanity | Professor Richard D. Wolff | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A new historical vista is opening before us in this time of change. Capitalism as a system has spawned deepening economic crisis alongside its bought-and-paid for political establishment. Neither serves the needs of our society. Whether it is secure, well-paid and meaningful jobs or a sustainable relationship with the natural environment that we depend on, our society is not delivering the results people need and deserve. We do not have the lives we want and our children’s future is threatened because of social conditions that can and should be changed. One key cause for this intolerable state of affairs is the lack of genuine democracy in our economy as well as in our politics. One key solution is thus the institution of genuine economic democracy as the basis for a genuine political democracy as well. That means transforming the workplace in our society as we propose in what follows.

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Interview Pia Mancini

VOICES OF THOUGHT LEADERS RECORDED IN AN INTERVIEW SERIES DURING THE 3. OUISHAREFEST (20.-22.05.2015). WWW.OuiShare.NET IS A GLOBAL COMMUNITY AND THINK AND DO-TANK. OUR MISSION IS TO BUILD AND NURTURE A COLLABORATIVE SOCIETY BY CONNECTING PEOPLE, ORGANIZATIONS AND IDEAS AROND FAIRNESS, OPENNESS AND TRUST.

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