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PEOPLE POWER

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

Clean Elections
by Micah Sifry
clean elections: How can we rid our election system of the corrupting influence of big money and welcome in third parties?
Resource Guide for Democracy
Living Economies resource guide
Women, Citizenship, and the End of Poverty
by Hilkka Pietila
Nordic welfare society, Finland, Martha Organization,
Deliberation Day
by Carolyn McConnell
voting is the bottom line to democracy, deliberative poll , neighborhood meetings, James Fishkin and Bruse Ackerman propose "Deliberation Day.
Porto Alegre's Budget Of, By, And For the People
by David Lewit
The people of Porto alegre, Brazil, get to decide how to spend their city's budget, and the benefits are evident in neighborhoods rich and poor.
Belgium Leads Push for US Regime Change
by Phil Lebovits
Political Satire by Phil Lebovits
Voices from the Valley
by Jonathan Lawson
KDNA Radio Cadena: radio for the Latino community
Erosion of Liberty Since September 11
by Ann Benson
Erosion of Liberty Since September 11, DOJ allows detenton without charges, US Patriot Act
Discussion Guide for What Would Democracy Look Like?
by Carolyn McConnell
Questions such as: What ways do you stay hopeful in dark times? What keeps you acting on what you believe when success seems distant or unlikely? What can (or do) you do to help friends and co-workers keep their spirits up?
Broadband Democracy
by Jeff Chester, Gary O. Larson
center for Digital Democracy, open access to the internet, electronic commons
Citizen Panels
by Tom Atlee
Convening a cross section of the population in high-quality dialogue, with full access to whatever information is vital to their deliberations, and helping them find common ground, and then publiicizing their work to the public and its representatives.
Study Circle Democracy Study Circle Democracy
by Cecile Andrews
Deliberative democracy through study circles.
Let Every Voice Be Heard
by Steven Hill
Cumulative voting and instant runoff, Voting revolution, Alternative voting systems
Readers Take Action
Democracy's Conversation, High Noon for Sprawl
The Creative Commons The Creative Commons
by Molly Van Houweling
Public Domain for creative works by Molly Van Houweling
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