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Are "Democracies" Run by the People, for the People?

Constantine Tzanos | Posted 07.12.2016 | World
Constantine Tzanos

The preamble of the U.S. Constitution states: "We the People of the United States... do ordain and establish this Constitution..." This is widely interpreted to mean that "popular sovereignty - power to the people - is the foundation upon which the entire Constitution depends."

Quest for Bona Fide Democracy: Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar

Sam Sasan Shoamanesh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Sasan Shoamanesh

Aung San Suu Kyi's release is no trivial event. Her new found freedom is not only a testament to her resilience, but also to the enduring strength of the democratic movement in Burma.

A Land of Nuts and Money

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

For months the punditry and chattering classes have promised a democratic debacle on November 2. If we sit on our hands, they will be proven right, de...

Taking it to the Streets

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Reactionaries grasp a crucial truth: no dialogue, no democratic process. They seek to silence us by shouting, by blustering, by disparaging, by threat...