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Our Democracy Is Dying

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In case anybody hasn't noticed, democracy in America is dying now. This isn't an overstatement; it's a fact. Corporate interests dominate our politics so much at this point that our government, for all intents and purposes, is merely its handmaiden.
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This 82-year-old cardinal says he'll face jail for democracy

This 82-year-old cardinal says he'll face jail for democracy | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
One of several leaders of Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement to surrender to police after months of pro-democracy protests, Cardinal Joseph Zen has said he is ready to go to jail.
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Obama Reaffirms Support for Myanmar’s Democracy Leader

Obama Reaffirms Support for Myanmar’s Democracy Leader | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
President Obama met with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday in a show of support for Myanmar’s reform process, despite evidence of backsliding in its transition from military dictatorship.
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Hong Kong democracy protesters clash with police

Pro-democracy protesters have again clashed with police in Hong Kong as recent demonstrations stretch to their 40th consecutive day. The scuffles broke out in the Mong Kok financial district,...
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Bill O'Reilly Says Many Americans Are 'Simply Dumb' Ahead Of Elections - Huffington Post

Bill O'Reilly Says Many Americans Are 'Simply Dumb' Ahead Of Elections - Huffington Post | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
Bill O'Reilly is starting to get really worried about what might happen in the upcoming 2014 midterm elections.
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Chinese Democracy: A 'Nightmare' Scenario for US - The Diplomat

Chinese Democracy: A 'Nightmare' Scenario for US - The Diplomat | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
The Diplomat Chinese Democracy: A 'Nightmare' Scenario for US The Diplomat “I have no doubt that doubt China as a liberal democracy would be a much more nationalist, much more dangerous country” because “200 years of pent up anger” would explode,...
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Direct democracy in danger? - SWI swissinfo.ch

Direct democracy in danger? - SWI swissinfo.ch | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
In Switzerland, young people vote less than older people: is this a threat to direct democracy? (RTS,  swissinfo.ch) Abstention among young ...
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Hong Kong leader says democracy protests have 'almost zero chance'

Hong Kong leader says democracy protests have 'almost zero chance' | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
Hong Kong leader says democracy movement has 'almost zero chance' http://t.co/9xicUxL1ed http://t.co/MZeJHN2f0l
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These charts answer an age-old question—can money win you elections in India? - Quartz

These charts answer an age-old question—can money win you elections in India? - Quartz | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
Even before the heat and dust had settled, it was clear that the 2014 general elections was going to be the most expensive in the history of India.
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A Really Small Slice of Americans Get to Decide Who Will Rule the Senate

A Really Small Slice of Americans Get to Decide Who Will Rule the Senate | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
A Really Small Slice of Americans Get to Decide Who Will Rule the Senate
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Lesotho brings elections forward by two years

Johannesburg - In an effort to ease political tensions, Lesotho has brought its elections forward by two years. Instead of in 2017, the poll will now take place in February next year.
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The 'Inside Politics' forecast: Up to 30% of midterm votes could be cast early ... - CNN

The 'Inside Politics' forecast: Up to 30% of midterm votes could be cast early ... - CNN | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
The 'Inside Politics' forecast: Up to 30% of midterm votes could be cast early ...
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Germany Loses Patience with America, Edges towards Russia - Russia Insider

Germany Loses Patience with America, Edges towards Russia - Russia Insider | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
Beneath the surface warmth the US and Germany have an uneasy (Germany Loses Patience with America, Edges towards Russia http://t.co/dwUJoIGfIN)
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Monsanto Sues Maui for Direct Democracy, Launches New PR Campaign

Monsanto Sues Maui for Direct Democracy, Launches New PR Campaign | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
Residents of Maui County, Hawai'i voted on November 4 to ban the growing of genetically modified (GMO) crops on the islands of Maui, Lanai, and Molokai until scientific studies are conducted on their

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Oil, Sanctions And Russian Politics - Forbes

Oil, Sanctions And Russian Politics - Forbes | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
Three weeks ago, I forecast that the Russian ruble would continue to fall as long as the oil price was falling – provided that politicians did not interfere.
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How Direct Democracy Makes Switzerland A Better Place

How Direct Democracy Makes Switzerland A Better Place | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
Source: www.telegraph.co.uk | Original Post Date: May 18, 2007 – Modern representative democracy has, in most countries across the globe, just recently become an essential part of political life.
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What Americans could have bought instead of a $4 billion election - CNN

What Americans could have bought instead of a $4 billion election - CNN | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
Tuesday's elections are projected to be the most expensive midterms in history - costing almost $4 billion, according to Center for Responsive Politics, a non-partisan group that tracks money in politics.
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Stanford classicist, political scientist Josiah Ober on democracy

Josiah Ober, a professor of classics and of political science, discusses how a reexamination of democracy's ancient origins sheds light on the values and limitations of democracy in contemporary...
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Dark Day for Democracy: SCOTUS Allows Racially-Motivated Disenfranchisement of Texas Voters

Dark Day for Democracy: SCOTUS Allows Racially-Motivated Disenfranchisement of Texas Voters | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
Despite uncontested findings of purposeful discrimination in the GOP law, strict new Photo ID restrictions allowed to take effect.
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Claims 'External Forces' Behind Pro-Democracy Protests!

http://www.undergroundworldnews.com Hong Kong's leader has claimed that "external forces" are participating in student-led pro-democracy protests that have occupied parts of this financial...
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Media is the biggest obstacle in creating a ‘direct democracy’ - YouTube

Watch the full Keiser Report: Thursday In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the ‘do nothing spirit’ standing in the way...
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Tunisia's Uncertain Elections - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Tunisia's Uncertain Elections - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
Talk of Tunisia’s elections has focused on parties and individuals, not issues, leaving many citizens unsure for whom to vote.
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Princeton Study: U.S. No Longer An Actual Democracy

Princeton Study: U.S. No Longer An Actual Democracy | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
A new study from Princeton spells bad news for American democracy—namely, that it no longer exists.
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Hong Kong pro-democracy protests spread – live updates

Hong Kong pro-democracy protests spread – live updates | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters continue to hold key Hong Kong streets as China’s National Day celebrations begin.
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Drone Footage Reveals Massive Scale of Hong Kong Protests

Drone Footage Reveals Massive Scale of Hong Kong Protests | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
Drone footage shows exactly how massive the protests in Hong Kong have been in the last couple of days.
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