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Court decision in youth climate lawsuit against Ontario government ignites hope

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com In the midst of unprecedented spring wildfires and anticipation of more record-breaking summer heatwaves, climate litigation...

Lessons from England: the state of local government and the case for the re-invigoration of local democracy

Click here to view original web page at www.local.gov.uk Government should consider accelerating work to devolve greater legal and fiscal powers to local government, moving...

Barcelona’s Experiment in Radical Government

Click here to view original web page at www.dissentmagazine.org The activists who took over City Hall have made lasting gains while also confronting the limits...

Community Radio and Social Power

Click here to view original web page at www.resilience.org Editors Note: This piece was originally published in Spanish in La Jornada, Translated into English by...

Shaping the Climate Of Democracy

Click here to view original web page at www.noemamag.com Inviting the broader civil society into governance can cool the polarized political atmosphere and lead to...

No to Public-Private Partnership Scams: Yes to a Future that is Public

Click here to view original web page at www.commondreams.org Last month, we joined more than 1000 representatives from all sectors of civil society who came...

15 movement victories in 2022 you may not have heard about

Click here to view original web page at breachmedia.ca All around us, ordinary people are fighting together to improve their lives and the world, and...

Profits wrecked the media—public interest journalism can save it

Click here to view original web page at breachmedia.ca Trust in Canadian media has reached a new low. A new study from Reuters Institute found just...

How citizens’ assemblies are revitalizing democracy

Click here to view original web page at wagingnonviolence.org Threats to our democracy are two-fold: a growth of support for authoritarianism by some and the...

For a democratic, egalitarian and feminist constitution

Click here to view original web page at socialeurope.eu Chile’s constitutional convention is a fascinating example of how citizens’ representatives can refound a contemporary democracy....

A citizens’ Europe?

Click here to view original web page at socialeurope.eu The Conference on the Future could lead to a new European constitution. Citizens’ panel two in...

To Plan the Green Transition, We Need to Democratize the State

Click here to view original web page at jacobinmag.com A fleet of delivery workers weave their electric-propelled bikes between the cyclists along a boulevard divided...

Civil society’s shrinking space

Click here to view original web page at socialeurope.eu Amid the argument over the rule of law in certain EU member states, civil society needs...

Building Public Trust Through Collaborative Governance With Communities and Civil Society

Click here to view original web page at ssir.org For a more equitable, inclusive, multiracial, and multi-ethnic democracy, we must invest substantive, resourced, and long-term...

The Battle of Billings Bridge

Click here to view original web page at breachmedia.ca The metal latches on the megaphone stuck to my hands as I loaded it into the...

From Budapest to Helsinki – how cities are the new torchbearers of democracy

Click here to view original web page at www.swissinfo.ch Around the world, democracies are under attack. In Europe, progressive cities such as Budapest, Amsterdam, Helsinki...

Nine Short Arguments for Deliberative Democracy

Click here to view original web page at www.resilience.org Nine Short Arguments for Deliberative Democracy In a democracy, being a citizen is essential work.—George Packer The United...

What Youth-Led Movements Teach Us About Democracy

Click here to view original web page at www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu Youth-led mass mobilisations in recent years have challenged the argument that young people have no...

Reinventing Commons Governance in Modern Times

Click here to view original web page at www.resilience.org David Bollier gave the following remarks about commons governance on September 27, 2021 as part of...

The African Earth Jurisprudence Collective: Navigating towards a Resilient Future

Click here to view original web page at globaltapestryofalternatives.org A new, uniquely African hope is emerging to counter threats to the continent’s most precious...
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