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Participatory Democracy

President Obama, my Response to Your Fourth of July Letter

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

I request that the President provide those who participate in our democracy every protection granted by our Constitution to challenge those policies with which we disagree.

E-Democracy Also Threatens Conservative Rule in Washington D.C.

Bob Fertik | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bob Fertik

The Iranian rebellion is visible to the world through digital photos and videos uploaded and forwarded through Facebook, Twitter, and other global networks.

Follow the Artists to Our New Democracy

Tanene Allison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tanene Allison

It was a poet who gave our nation, and new President, the words that led to our visioning of how this time of potential and possibility could become real.

Bloggers: Get Thee to Congressional Staffs!

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

You twenty-somethings who are reading this, if you can't take your day job after being part of such a political earthquake like last week's election, go find your local Member of Congress and apply for a job.

Getting Deep into the Convention

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Craig Newmark

This convention is a big step in the transition from big money politics to networked grassroots politics.

Denver Vlogging For Democracy

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Craig Newmark

The big reason I'm here is to stand up for participatory democracy. This election marks the serious beginning of a shift from big-money governance to networked governance.

The Permanent Town Hall: Why a President Needs to Know the Internet

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Newmark

The Internet technology isn't required to stay in touch, it's just the only way if your community numbers in the hundreds of millions.

Winning -- and Running -- the Presidency as a Participatory Democracy

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Newmark

As more of us get Net access, we're getting the tools for the kind of representative democracy the Founders envisioned. Whoever wins the presidency will be faced with an electorate that is genuinely empowered.