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PEOPLE POWER

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

presente! a radio station barn raising presente! a radio station barn raising
by Hannah Sassaman
When farmworkers needed a way to reach one another, they invited activists nationwide for a radio barn raising.
Media That Set Us Free Discussion     Guide Media That Set Us Free Discussion Guide
Why in the midst of this information glut are we not getting the information we need? What does this mean for our democracy? More questions like these . . .
Bill Moyers Bill Moyers
by Bill Moyers
Some journalists are stubbornly pursuing the truth despite growing media monopolies, government secrecy, ideology, and public relations spin doctors—but it’s getting tougher
10 Steps to More Democratic Media
by Jeffrey Chester, Gary O. Larson
10 Steps to More Democratic Media
Media Uprising
by Josh Silver, Robert W. McChesney
Going to Where the Silence Is: Interview with Amy     Goodman Going to Where the Silence Is: Interview with Amy Goodman
by Carolyn McConnell
Interview with Amy Goodman, how she created Democracy Now
Resource Guide: Democratic Media
by Lisa Kundrat
Resources for More Democratic Media
Renewing the American Experiment: A Post Election Reflection
by David Korten
Our reform agenda:1. Voter Rights: Guaranteed right to vote for all citizens. 2. Clean Elections: Public financing of elections. 3. Fair Access: free airtime 4. Open Debates 5. Equal Representation: Introduce proportional representation. 6. Voter Choice: Introduce instant runoff voting. 7. Equal Voice: Abolish the Electoral College 8. Electoral Integrity: nonpartisan election administration. 9. Human Rights: Are for people, not corporations.
Insisting on Peace in Colombia
by Bill Weinberg
The indigenous peoples, peasants, and urban youth of Colombia are declaring themselves off limits to the region's longest running war.
A Media Movement is Catching On A Media Movement is Catching On
by Fran Korten
Here’s a question that haunts me: If we had a vibrant, decentralized media system in this country, would we have gone to war in Iraq?
A Phoenix from the Ashes A Phoenix from the Ashes
by Van Jones
Our youth, our natural world, our neighbors—all are treated as expendables. What we need is a joining of movements based on valuing all life.
One Easy Solution for Democracy One Easy Solution for Democracy
by Fran Korten
One Easy Solution for Democracy - In this nail-biter of an election, the third-party “spoiler” effect could be devastating. But there’s a simple solution: Instant Runoff Voting
Questions for Reflection: The Lake and the 'Hood Questions for Reflection: The Lake and the 'Hood
by YES! for Youth Education Program
Questions for Students: When Youth Lead
by YES! for Youth Education Program
Court Rejects Media Deregulation
by Jonathan Lawson
A win for media diversity.
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