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  Democracy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Democracy is often implemented as a form of government in which policy is decided by the preference of the majority in a decision-making process, usually elections or referenda, open to all or most citizens.
In modern democracies, the territory is the nation-state, and since this corresponds (in theory) with the homeland of the nation, the demos and the reach of the democratic process neatly coincide.
Nevertheless, some supporters of democracy claim that statistical research shows that the fall of Communism and the increase in the number of democratic states were accompanied by a sudden and dramatic decline in total warfare, interstate wars, ethnic wars, revolutionary wars, and the number of refugees and displaced persons [3].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Democracy   (7641 words)

 Campaign for Social Democracy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Campaign for Social Democracy was a minor political party operating in the United Kingdom in the 1970s.
He formed the Campaign for Social Democracy as an attempt to build a radical non-doctrinaire social democratic movement, and at the February 1974 general election they stood four candidates against leading Labour left-wingers (including Tony Benn).
All were unsuccessful (the highest polling only 2.4% of the vote in their constituency), and the campaign was wound up when the Labour Party won the February general election, making a split in the Labour Party less likely.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Campaign_for_Social_Democracy   (210 words)

 ipedia.com: Social Democracy Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Social Democracy is a political ideology emerging in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from supporters of Marxism who believed that the transition to a socialist society could be achieved through...
Social democrats are often described, particularly by revolutionary socialists as being reformists that is in favour of change through gradual reforms in the capitalist system.
Critics of social democracy argue that individual rights suffer in favour of the rights of the community and that individual choice is not as great in systems that provide state run schools, health care, child care and other services.
www.ipedia.com /social_democracy_3.html   (1955 words)

I campaigned on it, as you are painfully aware, since you had to suffer through many of my speeches.
The principles I laid out in the course of the campaign and the principles we laid out in the recent economic summit are still the principles I believe in.
So that Social Security would run a surplus, which would be used to accumulate a trust fund, and this would tithe us over, some ways into the aging of the population.
www.democracynow.org /print.pl?sid=04/12/21/1535228   (3511 words)

 WorldNetDaily: Defining 'social democracy'
Social Democrats in both political parties are transforming America from a system of limited government, empowered by the consent of the people, to a social democracy in which the government is the supreme arbiter and enforcer of the redistribution of wealth, and the dictator of socially acceptable behavior.
The socialists are winning, not because the people have debated, considered and voted to become a social democracy, but because the people have not resisted the socialist initiatives.
In fact, the very people who would violently oppose changing our form of government to a social democracy often support socialist initiatives because they are carefully labeled "smart growth," "sustainable development," "comprehensive land-use planning," "School to Work," "campaign reform," and on and on and on.
www.wnd.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=26947   (709 words)

 European Social Forum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
But in fact the European Social Forum, which occuped the historical Fortezza da Basso and other conference buildings with its 60.000 delegates didn't provoke any accident and it ended with a huge demonstration against the war which saw the partecipation of 1.000.000 people according to the organizators.
Some anarchist groups organised a rival event in the city, at the same time, while a women's forum was held in the days preceding the social forum, in order to counteract the perceived under representation of women at the first ESF it is claimed that over 3,000 women attend.
Hence, many participants in the local social forums of the UK, for instance the London Social Forum, feel that the organisers' approach is too top-down and are instead organising "horizontally" organised fringe events.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/European_Social_Forum   (1382 words)

 Democracy: A Social Power Analysis
Democracy is best defined as a society in which all social power is held by or is effectively responsible to the people over whom it is exercised.
Democracy is indivisible; it is a condition of the whole society.
Democracy won't end humanity's history of conflict, but it can provide the institutional framework in which conflicts are settled nonviolently and in which concentrations of irresponsible power are consciously prevented before they can become dangerous.
www.co-intelligence.org /CIPol_democSocPwrAnal.html   (5081 words)

 May17   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Social democracy can complement and even strengthen capitalism by helping maintain the framework of rules and obligations that encourage the market to operate with efficiency, vigor, fairness, legitimacy and the fullest possible participation of our citizens.
Social democrats must help revive interest in and understanding of the labor movement in the broader public, and encourage support for those measures that can help unions find new strength in the changing circumstances of a new century.
Social democracy is an internationalist tradition, with entrée to labor and political communities abroad that are vulnerable to the temptations of the false left and to distorted notions about America.
www.socialdemocrats.org /newsocialdemocrats.html   (2969 words)

 Press Release (ILO/03/34): ILO Launches global campaign on social security for all - Department of Communication   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The "Global Campaign on Social Security and Coverage for All", is to be launched today during the 91st International Labour Conference currently taking place in Geneva.
The campaign reflects a global consensus on the part of governments and employers' and workers' organizations to broaden social security coverage among working people, particularly in the informal economy, and raise awareness worldwide about the role of social security in economic and social development.
In middle-income countries, social security coverage generally ranges from 20-to-60 per cent of the population, while in industrialized countries it is close to 100 per cent.
www.ilo.org /public/english/bureau/inf/pr/2003/34.htm   (657 words)

The answers to the current failure of both the labour movement and social democracy to effectively pose an alternative to capitalism, at this moment in history, is rooted in their origins, actions and goals.
Social Democracy cannot repair capitalism, it cannot make it fairer, because capitalism is not interested in fairness any longer.
Social democrats have abandoned any idea of democratic transformation of the state because becoming elected and governing is more important than changing the system.
www.geocities.com /CapitolHill/5202/CLCNDP2a1.htm   (3603 words)

 Dick Taverne -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
He was a leading social democratic thinker, writing The Future of the Left - Lincoln and After in 1972, and his political manouverings in the (The decade from 1970 to 1979) 1970s foreshadowed those of the SDP in the (The decade from 1980 to 1989) 1980s.
It was an attempt to forge a new (additional info and facts about social democratic) social democratic political force in the UK, but met with no success.
When the (A political party in Germany and Britain (and elsewhere) founded in late 19th century; originally Marxist; now advocates the gradual transformation of capitalism into democratic socialism) Social Democratic Party (SDP) formed in the early (The decade from 1980 to 1989) 1980s he joined them, serving on their national committee from 1981 until 1987.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/d/di/dick_taverne.htm   (673 words)

 Democracy (Harpers.org)
The House of Representatives voted unanimously to ban the execution of pregnant women in response to remarks by Vice President Al Gore that a “the principle of a woman's right to choose governs in that case.” British Columbia asked the Canadian supreme court to affirm the validity of gay marriage.
Slobodan Milosevic abdicated after police joined massive demonstrations that successfully overran government buildings; a four-year-old boy who broke away from his father was the first to ascend the steps of the parliament building in Belgrade; later, adult protesters urinated on the floor of the parliament's main chamber.
A study by computer scientists, mechanical engineers, and social scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the California Institute of Technology found that four million to six million votes cast last November were not counted.
www.harpers.org /Democracy.html   (4736 words)

 Blog for America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
This year, Democracy for America will be offering holiday e-cards to gently remind friends and family that you would prefer a gift to DFA rather than another novelty tie in your stocking.
Democracy for America's graphic designers have been hard at work designing several potential seasonal scenes for the cards; however, we would also like to open the design process to any DFA member who would like to submit a holiday image for consideration.
Democracy for Rochester has made big inroads into the local party and most of the volunteers were DFA community members.
www.blogforamerica.com   (3875 words)

 Extreme Democracy: Chapter 14. Campaign Tools   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The dead hand of modern democracy: Lessons for emergent post-modern democrats by Ken White
Democracy for the rest of us: The minimal compact and open-source government by Adam Greenfield
The essay collection, Extreme Democracy, edited by Mitch Ratliffe and Jon Lebkowsky, has been coming out in PDF form published via the book's blog.
www.extremedemocracy.com /archives/2004/10/chapter_14_camp.html   (350 words)

 Democracy Now! | Leaked GOP Memo: Privatizing Social Security Would Be "One of the Most Significant Conservative ...
Social Security was designed in 1935 for a different world than the one we live in today.
Social Security may be facing a challenge in the future, sometime after the baby boomers retire, because we have this trust fund that we have created, but nowhere near a fiscal collapse, and nothing like the time frame that the administration is talking about.
We have a campaign that is going to be big money on one side, and the American people on the other educating themselves about the details of the Bush plan.
www.democracynow.org /article.pl?sid=05/01/14/1519241   (2655 words)

 Democracy in Action's P2004: The 2004 Presidential Campaign
If a hopeful decides to proceed, he or she must build a campaign organization and raise millions of dollars.
In addition to the candidates and their campaigns (and consultants), the political parties, interest groups, the media, and the electorate all interact to produce a campaign.
Ultimately, the quality of the campaign depends on informed citizens such as yourself making sure that your concerns are addressed.
www.gwu.edu /~action/P2004.html   (478 words)

 PlaNetwork Journal -> Democracy Aid '04 Campaign   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Another posting suggested that perhaps our campaign could highlight the ridiculousness of American campaign financing, where a lot of money comes from multinational corporations with profits from overseas: "Corporate interests are profit motivated.
The vast majority of our site visitors were, however, still from Sweden and the U.S. We initiated talks with PR experts, democracy aid experts, and different political groups about ways to expand the campaign.
On democracy aid from a pre-9/11 U.S. perspective, see: Democracy Promotion: A Key Focus in A New World, by Thomas Carothers, at http://usinfo.state.gov/journals/itdhr/0500/ijde/carothers.htm, and, by the same author, Democracy, State and AID: A tale of Two Cultures at http://www.afsa.org/fsj/feb01/carothers01.cfm.
journal.planetwork.net /article.php?lab=klein0704   (2601 words)

 About us | Personal Democracy Forum
The Personal Democracy Forum is your place to meet the people who are making that change happen, discover the tools powering the new civic conversation, spot the early trends, and share in understanding and embracing this dynamic new force.
Brian is the editor of Campaign Web Review, a blog examining the use of the Internet by candidates, campaigns and organizations, activists and the media during the 2004 cycle.
Her populist grassroots campaign was widely praised for putting the media spotlight on the corrupting influence of special interest money on American politics.
www.personaldemocracy.com /about   (5015 words)

 The Fix Behind Fixing Social Security - Center for Media and Democracy
The "grass-roots" campaign will try to recruit more than 100,000 volunteers to voice their support for President Bush's Social Security plan at town hall meetings and rallies as well as make phone calls and write letters to members of Congress, demanding action on Social Security.
The so-called Social Security crisis is largely an invention of ideological think tanks and corporate-funded groups.
The liberal foundation funded Center for Economic and Policiy Research writes, "Social Security is more financially sound today than it has been throughout most of its 69-year history." The real problem is how the lobbyist driven campaign to privatize Social Security marginalizes and renders irrelevant actual democratic discussion on Social Security and its future solvency.
www.prwatch.org /node/3343   (1485 words)

 Democracy for Virginia Campaign Training   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Building on the phenomenal success of our first DFA campaign training in Charlottesville at the end of April, Democracy for America and Democracy for Virginia are teaming up to sponsor a second campaign training weekend in Virginia, this time in Northern Virginia!
The workshops teach the essentials of campaigning for potential future candidates and future campaign leaders.
The program has been customized by DFA and Latinos for America to address Virginia-specific training needs so this is a terrific opportunity to get ready for the upcoming 2005 Virginia elections.
www.democracyforvirginia.com /training   (699 words)

 ESR | March 25, 2002 | Defining social democracy
The Scandinavian countries, Britain, France, The Netherlands, all proudly wear the "Democratic Socialist" label.
Program after program, the government has consolidated more and more power, to dictate how people should live, by taking wealth from those who have ability, and redistributing it to those who have need - as determined by the government.
On the other hand, programs that leave land use decisions to local elected officials, that leave education curriculum to local elected school boards, and, perhaps most importantly, leave the dollars earned by individuals in the individuals' pockets - advance the principles of freedom and reject the principles of social democracy.
www.enterstageright.com /archive/articles/0302/0302socdem.htm   (745 words)

 Free Burma Coalition Mission   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The FBC was founded at the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1995 as a Burmese-led political initiative to support Burmese people's aspiration and struggle for democracy and human rights.
However, these campaign successes have not made a dent in terms of political and economic progress for our country's ordinary citizens in whose name they have been waged.
Because of their critical reasoning skills, intellectuals are obligated to raise questions of social and political importance..
www.freeburmacoalition.org   (1108 words)

 The Democracy Project . Lesson Plans - All Aboard! | PBS KIDS GO! GO!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Students should plan the campaign stops along the railway (a good collection of railroad maps is available from the Library of Congress).
Introduce students to campaign mottoes such as William Henry Harrison's "Tippecanoe and Tyler, Too" (the first campaign motto); "The Buck Stops Here" for Harry Truman; Kennedy's "The New Frontier"; "All the Way with LBJ"; "I Like Ike" for Eisenhower; "He kept Us Out of War" for Woodrow Wilson and "Don't Swap Horses" for Lincoln.
Instruct students to create a campaign program for the "Whistle Stops." Invite another class, parent or community group, town officials or senior citizens group to the Whistle Stop performance, or videotape the performance.
pbskids.org /democracy/educators/allaboard.html   (1206 words)

 Black Wings: Overcoming Obstacles—How People Cause Social Change
Once you have found a good example of how people in your community are trying to cause social change, listen and watch for this story in other media.
You may want to design a print campaign in which you use the newspaper, posters, flyers, written petitions, or cartoons to bring people's attention to the social wrong you've identified.
Or, you may want to design an online campaign for social change, using the Internet and e-mail to get the message out.
www.nasm.si.edu /interact/blackwings/hstudent/activity3step03.html   (753 words)

 The Democracy Project . Lesson Plans - Why Vote? | PBS KIDS GO!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Knows the fundamental principles of American democracy (e.g., the people are sovereign; the power of government is limited by law; people exercise their authority directly through voting; people exercise their authority indirectly through elected representatives)
Knows how the values and principles of American democracy can be promoted through participating in government (e.g., voting, keeping informed about public issues, writing to legislators, serving on juries)
Knows how people can participate in their state and local government (e.g., being informed, taking part in discussing issues, voting, volunteering their time, and understands why it is important that people participate in their state and local government (e.g., improve the quality of life in their community, gain personal satisfaction, prevent officials from abusing power)
pbskids.org /democracy/educators/whyvote.html   (1230 words)

 Supporters of Democracy: attending Democracy for America Meetups, events, clubs and groups - Meetup.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Democracy for America Meetup Group, Vancouver, Canada (Group No. 396)
Democracy for America (North Silicon Valley) (Group No. 83)
Because this topic has so many members, only the 500 most recently active members are displayed.
dfa.meetup.com /members   (445 words)

 MoveOn.org: Democracy in Action
MoveOn PAC is a proud member of this new coalition which brings together groups like the AFL-CIO, the Campaign for America's Future, AFSCME and USAction.
Together, we're matching every move made by the Republicans—sending organizers to cities Bush visits days before he arrives, highlighting local community members who are opposed to gutting Social Security, and running ads which expose what the Republican plan for Social Security would really do.
That's why we've launched Operation Democracy, a national network of neighborhood teams to take our progressive message to every town in the country.
www.moveon.org /campaigns.html   (724 words)

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