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Finland’s Tackling “Fake News”

Finland is taking a proactive approach to increase its citizens’ online literacy by encourage critical thinking and promoting fact checking.  Conceptually, they are looking at the– mostly Russian– disinformation as a form of digital pollution.  They are also holding social media platforms responsible for how much digital pollution they allow to spread on their platforms.…

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Direct Democracy: Part 1

Editor’s Note: It isn’t here yet, but Marc Keyser suggests that someday soon we may have the direct democracy that we should have had all along. And that would include impeaching the president by cell phone. What may come out of the ashes of Trump’s assault on America is the Direct Democracy promised us since…

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2020 Election…
Canceled

Virtual Reality2 Host and commentator Marc Keyser Millions of Americans hoping for a bigger than ever Blue Wave in 2020 to vote Trump and his Republican collaborators in Congress out of office, may be in for a shock… there might not be an election in 2020. The future of U.S. democracy will be on the…

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A Liberal Napoleon?

There is an interesting, if at times disturbing article on The Week’s site. In What American liberals could learn from France’s neo-Bonaparte, Matthew Walther argues that progressives need to learn from France’s president Macron, specifically, he says, we should copy his “his ability to put a neo-Bonapartist ideology — the improving, totalizing but intensely personal…

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Back To Politics

The West should start noticing and encouraging grassroots[1]-democracy in Ukraine: The Kyiv City Council, ruling over 3 million inhabitants has adopted exceptionally protective measures for real estate transactions, like forbidding beneficial ownership. They went as far as starting to fully inform their citizens on plenary meetings by televising their plenary meetings live. Town Hall property…

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Ruled by Fools

There was a painfully accurate oped over on the Washington Post recently, The Banana States of America by Dana Millford. In it, Millford argues that Democracy is not just under threat in America, it is already gone. But what we have in its place isn’t a ruthless, Stalinoid totalitarianism but rather the despotism of blundering…

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Following the Ukraine Week in Berlin

By Colette Hartwich-Soreau     Editor’s Note: This week we welcome a new writer to our site, Colette Hartwich – Soreau is a French citizen of Ukrainian origin who is currently a resident of Berlin. She has graciously agreed to give us her thoughts on the positive site of Ukraine, which is so often given…

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An Activist Media Needed

Fascinating article over on Truthout this week. Maya Schenwar, the pub’s editor-in-chief, argues in A Call to the Media: Let’s Go Beyond “Preserving Democracy” argues that news media needs to go beyond the traditional role of “defending democracy,” and actually start trying to build democracy. This position is a bit startling. For long generations, the…

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