Property Rights vs. Democracy
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The Battle for Brooklyn: The Abuse of Eminent Domain
Levine, Bruce E.
An article about the documentary Battle for Brooklyn, which chronicles the fight waged by residents and business owners of Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights neighborhood facing demolition of their property ...
Democracy Against Capitalism
Wood, Ellen Meiksins
Wood provides a brilliant explication and defense of the key theoretical concepts relevant to socialism, understood to be the most radical social and economic democracy.
Democracy for the Few
How does the U.S. political system work and for what purpose? What are the major forces shaping political life and how do they operate? Who governs in the United States? Who gets what, when, how, and ...
Empire of Capital
Wood, Ellen Meiksins
Capitalism makes possible a new form of domination by purely economic means, argues Ellen Meiksins Wood. So, surely, even the most seasoned White House hawk would prefer to exercise global hegemony in...
The History of Democracy: A Marxist Interpretation
Roper, Brian S.
Roper traces the history of democracy from ancient Athens to the emergence of liberal representative and socialist participatory democracy. He argues that democracy cannot be understood separately fro...
How not to grow a new town
For years the governments of Peru, and the municipality of Lima, had a working deal with rural migrants who flocked to the city: we'll plan the place, you build it, amenities will arrive. Then came th...
John Locke Against Freedom
John Locke's classical liberalism isn’t a doctrine of freedom. It's a defense of expropriation and enslavement.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 8, 2015: Elections
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Richwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Elections are the topic of the week, with items related to the October 19 Canadian federal election, and also to broader issues of parliamentary democracy, voting and whether voting can bring about ch...
Robot Cops Are Racist, Too
As an institution, the police is racist through and through -- irrespective of whether or not particular cops harbor racist views. This is because, among other reasons, as an institution the police is...
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The World Turned Upside Down: Radical Ideas During the English Revolution
Hill looks at radical groups such as the Diggers, Levellers, Ranters, and others, whose ideas threatened to overturn the established order in the mid-seventeenth century.
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Cory Doctorow Rejoins EFF to Eradicate DRM Everywhere
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Leading digital rights champion and author Cory Doctorow has rejoined the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to battle the pervasive use of dangerous digital rights management (DRM) technologies tha...