Democracy

Jake Johnson, staff writer
"Lula has been subjected to a political prosecution and conviction, ignoring evidence of his innocence, and triggering a crisis of confidence in the rule of law."
Jon Queally, staff writer
"My friends tell me it is dangerous to criticize the Russian government the...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Naomi Klein delivering her Sept. 20, 2017 TED Talk "How shocking events can spark positive change." (Photo: screengrab/TED)
In recent TED Talk, author and activist talks about need to "picture the world...

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Sick of our electoral debacle? Check out Iceland, where the radical Pirate Party is improbably poised to win their election with a quarter of Icelanders' support, more than any other party. Riding a wave of post-Panama-Papers rage at corrupt business as usual, the Pirates would reject the two governing parties to form a coalition with small progressive ones to work for direct democracy, free speech and transparency. Their rubric: “We are not here to gain power. We are here to distribute power.”