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To transform our society into a democracy, we first have to dismantle the myth of democracy as currently defined.

Watch here: http://aptv.org/CapitolFieldTrip/Video/index.asp Join student reporters as they uncover the history, art and architecture that define America’s living symbol of democracy and freedom. Enjoy special behind-the-scenes access as students explore the famous Rotunda and its historical paintings; dig into the archives to discover the history of the Capitol building; and learn more about the legislative branch of our federal government housed in this storied building.

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‘Free to believe. Free to love. Free to be.’ The prepared text of John Baird’s speech to an audience in London, England today.

Never forget. War bespeaks exceptional circumstances and is also naturalized as part of the human condition: there will always be war(s). War is then awful and normal; universal and yet unique. Each war is both similar and different to a previous one; it is both changed and static. The Vietnam War is different than the Afghan and Iraq wars, and not. Each war is defined by and defines anew its racialized gender power relations. And these power relations are defined by early globa

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'Social democrats must bridge the gap between themselves and energetic social movements such as the Pirates and Occupy' Policy Network

from the Guardian

Greece is the latest battleground in the financial elite’s war on democracy

Greece is the latest battleground in the financial elite’s war on democracy George Monbiot George Monbiot From laissez-faire economics in 18th-century India to neoliberalism in today’s Europe the subordination of human welfare to power is a brutal tradition