The Democracy Project

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He sees OWS and its sister movements in Europe and the Mideast as important experiments in rediscovering the potential of a real democracy, and a society which retains real freedoms, even at a cost. What is democracy, in its essence? Democracy was never really “invented” at all.

A couple of musings on democracy

Chris Corrigan

Two links in the feed this morning had me thinking about democracy, participation and local governance. Duncan Green provides a review of the new book How to Rig an Election , by Nic Cheeseman and Brian Klaas. But democracy is not simply about voting.

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Stealing the promise of democracy

Chris Corrigan

Last fall, the Conservatives won their long sought after majority and this gave the Prime Minister the power to enact his intention to remake Canada so that we would “not recognize it.” Repealing the definition of an “insured person” under the Canada Health Act. The complete construction of a new government department called Shared Services Canada. Democracy is not about voting once every four years and living with the results.

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April 30, 2007 An Open Source Legislative Process I ve been a member of the Green Party for many years,but Ivefrequently duelled with them over their preoccupation withgettingcandidates elected rather than getting good legislation passed. If that worked, such that instead of debatingvague and emotionally-charged policy planks we were debating reallegislation, we just might find that this becomes the way a true 21stcentury democracy operates.

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Farewell electoral reform

Chris Corrigan

Many progressive voters were lured to the Liberals in the last election on a powerful premise: first, the only we could defeat Harper was not to split votes between the NDP, Greens and the Liberal Party. I often waver between voting Green and NDP. Democracy

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This photo is one of a series depicting spontaneous play between a bear, who wandered into a camp inNorthern Canada, and a sled dog team tied up there overnights, over thecourse of a week. Global Democracy · The Political Process.

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July 31, 2007 Workarounds for Oligopoly I nthe last year, Canadas largest brewery, largest retailer, three of itslargest mining companies, one of its largest steel companies and two ofits largest forestry companies have been sold to foreigners. UntilTuesday, that is, when Thomas Caldwell, the combative head of a largeCanadian securities firm, took out full-page open letter ads in thebusiness section of Canadas three largest newspapers headed "TheSellout of Corporate Canada".

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Canadas Cops Continue to Slide into US-style Corruption and Brutality: For the last year, starting with the report of how the RCMP wascomplicit in the US arrest and deportation to Syria for torture ofCanadian businessman Maher Arar, there has been a depressing litany ofreports of bad police behaviour at every level: the beating and murderof First Nations people, widespread corruption, kickbacks, theft andextortion, the use of excessive force in making arrests andextracting confessions, and more.

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July 13, 2007 If You Were the President A colleague asked me the other day, what I would do if I were,magically, the Prime Minister of Canada, with a supportive legislature.I July 2007 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Jun Aug SEARCH BLOG How to Save the World Subscribe to this blog by MADE IN CANADA trust yourinstincts HOME E-mail Me. Global Democracy · The Political Process.

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July 18, 2007 Plenitude on Any Terms I n todays NYT ,Verlyn Klinkenborg laments the lack of attention to the fact thatCalifornias population (like Canadas) is expected to nearly double to60 million by 2050 (both populations, barring crisis, will reach 100million by 2100, with US total population expected to remain about tentimes that amount, one billion by 2100). Go green, with the help of Monsanto. Global Democracy · The Political Process.

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He was so unhappy with Bush he announced plans in 2004 to moveto Canada and renounce his US citizenship. Nationalmedia inboth Canada and the US were holdinga bit of a circle jerk over the patriotic American who was ready tobecome atraitor to his country. Global Democracy · The Political Process. BLOG TOOLS Salon Blog Rankings Salon Blog Recent Updates Technorati Cosmos Bloglines My RSS Subscribers Flickr: My Photos GeoURL World as a Blog BlogStreet Blogs Canada.

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September 10, 2007 Natural Enterprise: The Book, The Title, The Web Tools, and the Journey A syou probably know, my book on creating sustainable, responsible,joyful, community-based businesses will be published in the Spring byChelsea Green. Chelsea Green has challenged me to revisit the original title (or something close: The Natural Entrepreneur ) and to condense or change the subtitle to something shorter and punchier. Global Democracy · The Political Process.

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May 2, 2007 Joe Bageants Personal Liberation Green Turtle at home in Tortuguero, Costa Rica, described in David Ehrenfelds book Beginning Again M y friend Jon Husband sent me the latest Joe Bageant article this morning. May 2007 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Apr Jun SEARCH BLOG How to Save the World Subscribe to this blog by MADE IN CANADA trust yourinstincts HOME E-mail Me.

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July 8, 2008 Help Me Design the Natural Enterprise Toolkit M y first book, Finding the Sweet Spot: The Natural Entrepreneurs Guide to Responsible, Sustainable, Joyful Work will be published next month by Chelsea Green. Global Democracy · The Political Process. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

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September 3, 2007 The Next War of Independence: Natural Community, Natural Enterprise, Natural Economy T heindependent media have been telling us for several years now that theUS is no longer a free country, nor is it any longer a democracy. So how could we take back our land, our resources, our civil freedoms, our democracy, our economic and education systems? Global Democracy · The Political Process.

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Links of the Quarter: September 29, 2015

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Unlike the progressives who see a democracy perverted by moneyed interests, [philosopher Dale] Jamieson suggests that America’s inaction on climate change is the result of democracy. A NYT editorial explains what this means for Canada.

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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

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What the Green New Deal Really Means: It’s been deep-sixed by the Democrats as too radical, and is being discussed in more liberal countries , but it’s inevitable, and the sooner it’s embraced the better. Na Pali coast, Kaua’i — photo by me, taken two weeks ago.

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Introducing Social Networking Tools and Social Networking Analysis to Business: What To Do

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September 27, 2007 Introducing Social Networking Tools and Social Networking Analysis to Business: What To Do I attended a meeting yesterday of a self-managed KM group facilitated by the Conference Board of Canada. September 2007 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Aug Oct SEARCH BLOG How to Save the World Subscribe to this blog by MADE IN CANADA trust yourinstincts HOME E-mail Me.

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More on Plan C: A Clear, Actionable Platform for Those Who Care About Earth’s Future

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And while we’re at it, forgive struggling nations’ debts: These nations will only be able to achieve self-sufficiency and democracy if we give them back the land and resources we’ve stolen from them, and let them make a fresh start. Cartoon by Barry Deutsch of Alas, A Blog fame, in ZMag.

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Links of the Month: Sunday, June 8, 2014

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Things Are a Little Different in Canada: Some things you’ll only see in the Great White North. _. ” From Dmitry Orlov : In case you missed it, the US is not a democracy.

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Links of the Quarter: December 2016

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There is now no true pro-environment party in Canada. Ironic search result from the non-duality.one website. As they say “The paradox is that the ‘me’ cannot help but search, but what it’s looking for, a return to oneness, can never be found by the separate self.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

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image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page. Sometimes I feel as if I’m in possession of a great and important secret, but I live in a world where (almost) everyone else speaks a strange foreign language, so no one can understand me. “Hey!”,

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Knowledge in the Workplace: Have It Your Way

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A Methodology for Web 2.0 Collaboration Experiments (in Reluctant Organizations)

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Thanks to thewonderful women who pointed these articles out, and who, just to be onthe safe side, I wont publicly identify here: Polyamorism in the news Polyamorism weekly blog Polyamorism - livejournal (just rich conversations, and so, extremely useful) Monogamy vs Polyamorism - a startlingly candid view from a guy whos living it The Green-Eyed Monster - managing jealousy in polyamorous/open relationships Stephen Downes on the Reality of Virtual Learning: This guys just brilliant.

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This photo is one of a series depicting spontaneous play between a bear, who wandered into a camp inNorthern Canada, and a sled dog team tied up there overnights, over thecourse of a week. Global Democracy · The Political Process.

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September 5, 2007 Finally, a Comprehensive Green Shopping Guide -- for Canadians A dria Vasils terribly-named book (and Now Magazine column ) Ecoholic , is one of the most important reference books to appear on the newsstands in this decade. Its subtitle describes it better: Your guide to the most environmentally friendly information, products and services in Canada. Global Democracy · The Political Process.

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