Republic vs Democracy Our system of government was never intended to be a democracy. Although many believe that we live in one, they have never been asked to vote on the decisions made by said government. Yet they believe that they are empowered just the same. We are not.
Democracy is... POSSIBLE This video made it to the final stage of the Democracy Video Challenge 2010 contest.
Prisoners of "Democracy" Produced by The Other Journalism With The Other Campaign
How Copyright Threatens Democracy Join Cory Doctorow, co-founder of the UK Open Rights Group, in discussing his dystopian vision of the growing conflict between free speech and the democratic principles of the Internet and the business aims of commercial media giants. Co-hosted by the New America Foundation's Open Technology Initiative, Public Knowledge and Copynight DC, Doctorow combines his perspective as an author, activist, co-editor of Boing Boing to outline the threats to a free and open Internet, speech, creativity and fair use, and innovation from boundless copyright protections. Looking forward, Doctorow's prediction is bleak: This means war. It is time to stop treating the industry's fight over copyright as a brush-war over creativity. The commercial media giants' business models and ambitions are increasingly incompatible with a free and open Internet, and hence a free and open society. Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger -- the co-editor of Boing Boing and the author of the bestselling Tor ***s/HarperCollins UK novel Little Brother. He is the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in London.
Hacking Democracy 9 of 9 When you can't control the Politicians or the voters, then you control the counting! Go back to paper votes and we will have a President that was voted in!
18. Democracy and Participation: Rousseau's Discourse Introduction to Political Philosophy (PLSC 114) This lecture is an introduction to the life and works of Rousseau, as well as the historical and political events in France after the death of Louis XIV. Writing in a variety of genres and disciplines, Rousseau helped bring to fruition the political and intellectual movement known as the Enlightenment. Among his most important works is the Second Discourse (Discourse on Inequality), in which Rousseau traces the origins of inequality and addresses the effects of time and history on humans. He goes on to discuss a number of qualities, such as perfectibility, compassion, sensitivity, and goodness, in an attempt to assess which ones were a part of our original nature. Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: open.yale.edu This course was recorded in Fall 2006.
People & Power - Protecting Democracy - 14 Oct 08 - Part 1 People & Power looks at the processes behind the US presidential election.
Seeding Deep Democracy - Vandana Shiva Scientist, activist, author Vandana Shiva talks about the importance of saving non-GMO seeds and her concept of 'Earth Democracy.'
Killing Joke - Democracy Title track from the 1996 album Killing Joke - Democracy [lyric] You have a choice, we are your voice Red, blue or yellow. We will blow away the green Another five lane motorway (You'll never get a referendum anyway) Funny handshakes. insider dealing Et in arcadia. arcadia ego Backhanders and salamanders A powerhouse that is morally Mechula I'm sorry democracy is changing I'm sorry democracy is changing I'm not a slogan or a badge Or a cross in the ballot box Neither values or objectives You do not represent my deepest Thoughts and wishes Education in obsolete skills Stereotyping and media projection Industrial psychologists Plan a campaign that is financed by Big business You have a choice, we are your voice Red, blue or yellow. We will blow away the green Another five lane motorway (You'll never get a referendum anyway)
Rich Media, Poor Democracy If a key indicator of the health of a democracy is the state of its journalism, the United States is in deep trouble. In Rich Media, Poor Democracy, Robert McChesney lays the blame for this state of affairs squarely at the doors of the corporate boardrooms of big media, which far from delivering on their promises of more choice and more diversity, have organized a system characterized by a lack of competition, homogenization of opinion and formulaic programming. Through numerous examples, McChesney, and media scholar, Mark Crispin Miller, demonstrate how journalism has been compromised by the corporate bosses of conglomerates such as Disney, Sony, Viacom, News Corp, and AOL Time Warner to produce a system of news that is high on sensationalism and low on information. They suggest that unless citizen activism can reclaim the commons, this new corporate system will be characterized by a rich media and an ever impoverished, poor democracy.
US is not a democracy Milton Friedman Compare the Attributes of Liberty vs. 'Soft' Tyranny at
Ancient Greece - democracy in ancient Athens No other city has contributed more to the civilization of mankind than Athens. It is the place where Socrates was born, Plato, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and many others. It is the place that humanism and democracy were born. The intellectual light that Athens created will always be alive.
Big Ideas That Changed The World : Democracy-Tony Benn Tony Benn discusses the history of democracy, how it has been undermined and how it can be won again.
Silvestro the cat / NH voting (More:see Hacking Democracy) One man's private, sole source company programs 81% of the election in New Hampshire, 100% in Connecticut, almost all of Massachusetts and most of Vermont. Never before seen video of the under-the-radar elections contractor John Silvestro as he tangles with master security expert Harri Hursti.For the full version of the hack see the 80 minute HBO film "Hacking Democracy"
Democracy What democracy means to some new york city kids.
Democracy Is... Winner from the Central and South Asian Region of the inaugural edition of the Democracy Video Challenge (2009)... Tsering Choden's entry from Kathmandu, Nepal for the Democracy Video Challenge - www.videochallenge.america.gov CREDITS Concept - Tsering Choden, Yanik Shrestha Music...
THE CORPORATION [21/23] Democracy Ltd. 21. A coup is no longer necessary for the corporation to dominate governments. Capitalism's protagonists and players are the new high priests of our day. Industry and government have become intertwined to the extent that it's hard to tell when one ends and the other begins. But citizens are resisting and protesting their dissent to the centralization of power in corporate hands. The corporation has responded by enacting programs of corporate social responsibility. Are they just a tactic responding to market pressure? For a playlist of all 23 chapters in order:
James Bamford on Democracy Now! - 10-14-2008 James Bamford describes the NSA's subcontracting to Israeli firms for mass surveillance of US-based electronic communications. Further information, and how this relates to 9/11 at 911; www.911
LEONARD COHEN LIVE IN LONDON | Democracy | PBS Leonard Cohen performs "Democracy" in the new PBS special LEONARD COHEN LIVE IN LONDON. In 2008, Leonard Cohen, the influential singer/songwriter whose career spans four decades, embarked on his first tour in 15 years. Fans and critics alike hailed the show as a once in a lifetime experience. Now, viewers have a front row seat when PBS presents LEONARD COHEN LIVE IN LONDON, recorded live on July 17, 2008, at London's 02 Arena, one of Europe's largest indoor venues. The special premieres August 1 and airs throughout August 2009 on most PBS stations. Check local listings for dates and times in your area at . You can help PBS continue to offer everyone — from every walk of life — the opportunity to experience amazing performances and explore new ideas through television and online content. To donate, please visit
Democracy 101: Pittsburgh G20 Protests and the Police Occupation of Pitt University Version 1 of a documentary about the recent Pittsburgh G20 Protests, and the Police Occupation of the University of Pittsburgh. This film is a collaboration between Pittsburgh Indymedia, Chicago Indymedia, Twin Cities Indymedia, and the Glass Bead Collective. Expect a future version with even more footage, and more ***ysis about the G20 and the Occupation of Pitt.
An Insult To Our Democracy Rep. Jack Murtha presides, ignores reality to push through his preferences without a vote. Subscribe to "EricCantor" to receive the latest Whip videos. Check out: www.republicanwhip.house.gov
Jacque Fresco: US has never been a democracy War is the supreme failure of bridging the differences between nations, according to the creator of a social model called "the Venus Project" American futurist and inventor Jacque Fresco.
Nigel Farage: a lesson in democracy ► European Parliament, Strasbourg - 6 May 2009. It is the last plenary session before the European elections, 4-7 June 2009, and UKIP leader Nigel Farage MEP gives another lesson in Democracy. The parliament's president, Hans-Gert Pöttering reacts by pointing out that the fact Mr Farage...
War on democracy - School of Americas School of Americas. Our good friend Duane Clarridge shows his true colours once again in this clip
What is Democracy? "Democracy" produced in 1945 by Encyclopedia Britannica. A look at the WW2 generation film teaches the student the of meaning of democracy; develops keen appreciation for the meaning of democracy by ***yzing 4 major concepts on which exists substantial body of general agreement. Further, the film points out that true democracy is characterized by at least 2 signs. Learn about the press. Newspaper checks: 1) Balanced presentations. 2) Disclosure of sources. 3) Competence of staff. With the teachers Union in place within America for the last several decades, you can bet that no student ever learned this stuff in a public school. Instead, they are taught the political correctness doctrine. A doctrine that in itself, will divide the very cohesion of these United States of America. Now with Obama as President, you can bet that the dumbing down will continue until that day America will rename itself the "United States Socialist Republic." A name true to it's form of governance. Don't forget to watch the film "Despotism" produced in 1946 by Encyclopedia Britannica. Learn what your government can do to YOU if not kept in check by an educated public. So ask yourself, why does the teachers Union dumb down education? Is it about money or politics, or both?
Jack Webb Schools Obama on Democracy Their best guys didn't know the Cash for Clunkers program would go through it's first billion in six days. Now they roll the dice on our health insurance with a 2000 page bill. A bill without one word on tort reform. Yeah, we trust you guys plenty. You'll be hearing from us in 2010. Jack Webb reminds the president he lives in a representative democracy, not a benign dictatorship. At is my blog. Hat tip to David H. Vowell, author of the episode "The Prophet." At http watch the original episodes.
DEMOCRACY Country: SPAIN. The main difference between Democracy and other political systems is not that democracy is more just, more free and more equal. We all know that there are democracies, and have been democracies, that are not just nor give liberty or equality. In our opinion, the essence of democracy, that which distinguishes it from other alternatives and raises it to it's pure form, is that everyone can participate in it simply by right of being human. This acknowledgment of each person as an individual, still situated in the plane of equality and compared to society as a whole, is what makes democracy what it is: A system that does not distinguish between ethnicity, religion, race or ideological. Democracy appreciates and respects all mankind for the simple fact of being human, and no other reason is needed. Therefore, all people have the right to participate in democracy, making it more complete and perfect. Every opinion counts. In this 3-minute video we attempt to explain this idea.
The War On Democracy by John Pilger DVD OUT NOW The War On Democracy is a powerful new documentary from award winning journalist and film-maker John Pilger. It was released in UK cinemas from Friday June 15th 2007 and is out on DVD now
Democracy is yet to learn (Masih Belajar) Democracy Is Yet To Learn become the winner of Democracy Video Challenge! Thank you so much for watching and supporting the film! Join our facebook page at Thank you :D Country: Indonesia Genre: Satire/ Black Humor/Comedy Description: So, what is democracy? A never-ending question that passes through generations, a question that leads to million of answers, and a simple question that asked by a teacher to her students. This short film is a representation of what is democracy from the eye of a third world country, in this case Indonesia. As a developing country, Indonesia held a great share for being a democratic country. It leads to many great triumphs, but sometimes the process of democracy had its own turbulence along the way. Social gap, poverty, and self-centered leaders still colors the life of democracy in Indonesia. Thus, this short film offers a sophisticated manner to portray the life of democracy in Indonesia: satire. Through satire, the film tries to depict a comedic approach to understand the countrys problem and whats the country dreaming for the future without becoming too preachy. Using social portrait and cinematic idioms, the film tries its best to emulate the democracy process in various momentum. Behind all the problems and challenges that the country faced, theres always a glance of hope for the future. The film offers that a civil system like democracy is belong to the youth. Its only them, that the meaning of democracy can be answered ...
Democracy The National Initiative for Democracy is a proposed law developed by The Democracy Foundation, over the past decade, along with a plan to get it enacted by the people (not by the government) creating, for the first time, a government "by you, the people." This video is the result of many months of work by many people, in cooperation with the Democracy Foundation and its staff. Make sure to visit www.ni4d.us for more information on the National Initiative. Written by Michael Grant Music (Used with Permission) Simon Mahler Voiceover: Dan Connor Video Production J. Skyler McKinley
Democracy is fair play by yaredshumete Democracy Video Challenge 2010 submission by Yared Shumete Desaledne of Ethiopia
Chinese Democracy - Guns N' Roses Lyrics: "Chinese Democracy" It don't really matter Gonna find out for yourself No it don't really matter You're gonna leave this thing to Somebody else If they were missionaries Real time visionaries Sitting in a Chinese stew To view my dis-infatu-ation I know that I'm a classic case Watch my disenchanted face Blame it on the Falun Gong* They've seen the end and you can't hold on now Cause it would take a lot more hate than you To win the fascination Even with an iron fist All they got to rule the nation But all I got is precious time It don't really matter You're gonna find out for yourself No it don't really matter So you can hear now from Somebody else Cause it would take a lot more time than you I've got more masturbation Even with your iron fist All they got to rule the nation but all I got is Precious time All they got to rule the nation but all I got is Precious time It don't really matter I guess you'll find out for yourself No it don't really matter So you can hear it now from Somebody else You think you got it all locked up inside And if you beat them all up they'll die Then you'll walk them home for the cells Then now you'll dig for your road back to hell And with your ? makes you stop As if your eyes were their eyes you can tell And you're out of time
Family Guy - Democracy Kicks In Private Stewie and Brian try to get discharged from the army.
Leonard Cohen - Democracy - July 12th, 2008 - Amsterdam Leonard Cohen Live - July 12th, 2008 - Amsterdam / Netherlands - Westerpark
Democracy is... Animation by Lukasz Szozda Democracy Video Challenge 2009 winning video. More at www.lukfilms.pl
Leonard Cohen "Democracy" One of the most fascinating and enigmatic -- if not the most successful -- singer/songwriters of the late '60s, Leonard Cohen has retained an audience across four decades of music-making interrupted by various digressions into personal and creative exploration, all of which have only added to the mystique surrounding him. Second only to Bob Dylan (and perhaps Paul Simon), he commands the attention of critics and younger musicians more firmly than any other musical figure from the 1960s who is still working at the outset of the 21st century, which is all the more remarkable an achievement for someone who didn't even aspire to a musical career until he was in his thirties.
Bruce ***burn Live . Call It Democracy "Call it Democracy" is perhaps the only song ever written about the International Monetary Fund, which ***burn accuses of fostering "insupportable debt" in Third World countries. Typically not pulling any punches, ***burn charges that the IMF doesn't "really give a flying *** about the people in misery." That earned it a few bleeps on radio and video channels, but no one seemed to notice the chorus, "IMF, dirty MF." We won't spell out here what "MF" stands for, but it can easily be imagined." Padded with power here they come International loan sharks backed by the guns Of market hungry military profiteers Whose word is a swamp and whose brow is smeared With the blood of the poor Who rob life of its quality Who render rage a necessity By turning countries into labour camps Modern slavers in drag as champions of freedom Sinister cynical instrument Who makes the gun into a sacrament -- The only response to the deification Of tyranny by so-called "developed" nations' Idolatry of ideology North South East West Kill the best and buy the rest It's just spend a buck to make a buck You don't really give a flying *** About the people in misery IMF dirty MF Takes away everything it can get Always making certain that there's one thing left Keep them on the hook with insupportable debt See the paid-off local bottom feeders Passing themselves off as leaders Kiss the ladies shake hands with the fellows Open for business like a cheap bordello And they call it democracy And they call ...
"Democracy is only the beginning..." "To our parents, for so many reasons..." I was designed in Saïgon Vietnam, assembled in Paris France, quality controlled in Mountain View USA and my maintenance has now been scheduled in Novosibirsk in Russia. With friends like Arya Ghavamian, Aurélien Chiavaroli and Philippe Abdou (and many many many other friends around the world --special thanks to Mémona Madi for her soundtrack), we founded Canaan Project, a production company that focuses its -abysmally- small resources to the ever alarming issues of our generation. Our early work (short films and photography) has been exposed in various places such as Canberra, Osaka, Teheran, Paris and throughout the Silicon Valley with an unstoppable thirst for new challenges. We are now dedicating our resources to the design of a motion controlled rotoscopy / compositing system that works at 6 times the resolution of regular HD video. The first demo test reel is coming up and its very encouraging. We participated to the Democracy Challenge because we wanted to be part of this unstoppable and ever increasing online global dialogue on social equality. The astounding number and quality brought by the other videos from the contest bring warmth to our hearts and give us even more hope on the issues that need to be solved locally and globally. We are honored by the enthusiasm that you have generated over our video and this gives us even more energy to pursue our goals. We will soon meet again, Canaanproject Big ...
'Democracy as rule by people - ridiculous' Since the birth of the idea in Ancient Greece, democracy has undergone many changes in definition but is still essential for politics and peace. That's according to historian and theorist John Dunn, who spoke with RT's Laura Emmett in London.