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PEOPLE POWER

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

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
The New Political Compass
by Paul Ray
While pundits and media remain oblivious, New Progressives are poised to forge a new American majority, whose numbers, clarity of vision, and passion could change the country’s direction
The Untold Story of America's Democracy
by Jack Weatherford
The Untold Story of America's Democracy by Jack Weathorford, YES! A Journal of Positive Futures,
How To Be a Patriot
by Sam Smith
how to be a patriot, by Sam Smith, YES! A Journal of Positive Futures,
Get Your Vote On
by Malika Sanders
In the early days of the campaign, I often wondered whether the oppressive conditions of Selma were just a figment of my own analysis because the people here seemed so uninspired to oust Smitherman. I realized later that people only needed the spirit of hope combined with inspired “people power” and the timing of “Greater power” to overcome their worst fears and make lasting changes a reality.
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