Monthly Archives: August 2011

The road to Europe: movements and democracy | openDemocracy

Europe’s crisis is a crisis of democracy. The ‘democracy of the experts’ cannot deliver: representative democracy is incapable of channelling demands in the political system. More participatory and deliberative democracy is needed, as argued in Europe’s public spaces by the movements of ‘ indignados’. Read more…

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Filed under Democracia Real Ya/Indignados, Democracy, Democracy movements, Direct and participatory democracy

Multi-agency armed raid hits Rawesome Foods, Healthy Family Farms for selling raw milk and cheese |

A multi-agency SWAT-style armed raid was conducted this morning by helmet-wearing, gun-carrying enforcement agents from the LA County Sheriff’s Office, the FDA, the Dept. of Agriculture and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control). Read more…

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Filed under Food and agriculture, Public health, Trade

More than 2,000 charities and community groups face cuts | Blog | False Economy

A new study by the United Kingdom’s False Economy has revealed that the most vulnerable in society face significant cuts in vital services that allow them to live independently. The research — based on hundreds of freedom of information requests — found that more than 2,000 charities and community groups which provide services to the elderly, abused women, vulnerable children and people with disabilities will have their funding reduced or eliminated. Read more…

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Filed under Economism and neoliberalism, Human rights