Where Democracy Lives

If 2011 will go down in history as a terrible year economically, it will also be known as a turning point year for participatory and representative democracy in many countries throughout the world. True people power, spurred on by technology, second-to-second communications, and defiance of imposing police/military power proved more resilient than even the craftiest dictators. The movements that succeeded in overthrowing one-party, one person or one-ideology governments were not always smooth, and in many...

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Egypt Puts The Obama Administration Between A Rock And A Hard Place

In it's strongest statements thus far, the Obama Administration is distancing itself from the embattled dictator in Egypt, President Hosni Mubarak. United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared on ABC's  Sunday morning news program and stated that real stability can only be achieved through a democratic process. She said; Real stability only comes from the kind of democratic participation that gives people a chance to feel that they are being heard. And by that I mean real democracy,...

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