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How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.

The Demand for the Common Good The Demand for the Common Good
by Jonathan Rowe
What happens when economic growth produces more “illth” than wealth? What happens when it gobbles up the foundation of the good life—the commons?
The February 15 Peace Uprising
by Sarah Ruth van Gelder
The February 15 peace uprising is just the most visible of many efforts in which ordinary people from around the world are together making things happen that wouldn't otherwise be possible.
Etiquette for Activists Etiquette for Activists
by Michael F. Leonen
Why do so many attempts to build coalitions across race and culture result in hurt and division? These seasoned activists offer tips on what makes the difference between success and disaster.
Miami Police Violence Draws Criticism
by Rachel Milanez
Voices from across the political spectrum and around the globe are calling for investigations into police violence during the November Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) demonstrations in Miami, Florida.
Patriot II Measure Becomes Law
by Carolyn McConnell
On December 13, 2003, President Bush quietly signed the 2004 Intelligence Authorization Act, which broadens the government's power to track citizens' financial transactions.
Stakes High In Redistricting Cases
by Krista Camenzind
The U.S. Supreme Court is weighing in on redrawn congressional maps that could solidify Republican control of the House of Representatives for the foreseeable future.
Report from the World Social Forum Report from the World Social Forum
by Fran Korten
World Social Forum in Mumbai: In mid-January, more than 80,000 global activists, scholars, Nobel laureates, poets, musicians, indigenous peoples, and community organizers gathered to declare once again, "Another world is possible!". Fran Korten reports.
Citizen Action, Networks and Global Change
by Anwar Fazal
The experience of the International Organization of Consumers' Unions.
The beloved community of Martin Luther King The beloved community of Martin Luther King
by Grace Lee Boggs
Reflections on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s revolutionary ideas and what they might mean for us today.
Young Righteous - And Voting
by William Upski Wimsatt
Electoral politics and youth, League of Hip-hop voters, League of Young Voters, League of Pissed Off Voters, Young, Righteous - and Voting by William Upski Wimsatt,
Getting Out the Vote
by Megan Tady
Getting Out the Vote Guide, Voter turnout, voter mobilization
Update Voting Rules
by Robert Richie
Update Voting Rules by Robert Richie - Instant Runoff Voting, Full/Proportiona Representation, Fusion, Ballot Access. Center for Voting and Democracy
How You Can Get Involved In Transforming U.S. Politics
research camdodates, create fair elections, motivate youth, become an activist, research the issues
Visualize a Fair Election
by Greg Palast, Ina Howard
Visualize a Fair Election by Greg Palast and Ina Howard, Martin Luther King asks "do African americans have the right to vote?, computer voting and paper trails, how can we do a better job?
The Battle In Seattle Moves South
by Kim Corrigan
The Battle in Seattle Moves South by Kim Corrigan
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