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Participatory Democracy

The Case of the Missing White House Petitions

J.H. Snider | Posted 12.31.2011 | Technology
J.H. Snider

Given that We The People does in fact enhance the values of democratic deliberation and accountability, it may be unfair to emphasize the ways it fails to reach its potential.

Mic Check: Can You Hear Us, America?

Randall Amster | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

We find these views to be mutually relevant... that all people, by virtue of their basic humanity, deserve the opportunity to live, work, and associate according to the dictates of their own consciences and capacities

Listening to Occupy Wall Street

John Fullerton | Posted 12.25.2011 | Business
John Fullerton

I'm a former banker, a one percenter, and I'm mad as hell too. Beyond my anger is a real concern for democracy, for America, for the people of the world, for the planet upon which we all depend, and for my children's future.

And the Children Shall Lead -- New Jersey Students Fight Back

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

New Jersey high school students are at the forefront of the battle against budget cuts and to save education in the United States.

Truth to Power

Peter Samuelson | Posted 07.07.2011 | Media
Peter Samuelson

This video blogosphere is a rising tsunami that is changing America, changing the world, and making both a whole lot better.

Step Up to Mike's Challenge

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

Despite all we've learned from Sicko, Fahrenheit 9/11 and Roger and Me, we continue to take abuse. Our pal Mike is now asking us to act.

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 | Home
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.