Real Power: Reflections On Participatory Budgeting

By Eric Dirnbach, , www.publicseminar.org -

By Eric Dirnbach for Public Seminar. Participatory Budgeting was first used for the municipal budget in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1989, and since then the PB movement has grown to over 3,000 [...]

Participatory Governance, Of, By And For The People

By Ruth Needleman, www.portside.org -

By Ruth Needleman for Portside - Here in the states, we know what it means to see our democratic rights attacked. But do we have a vision of what an expansion of democracy and popular [...]

The Kurds Liberating Themselves Through Grassroots Democracy

By Joris Leverink, www.roarmag.org -

By Joris Leverink for ROAR Magazine - The developments in Kurdistan — and especially in Rojava, the Kurdish region in northern Syria — have tickled the radical imagination of activists around the [...]

Formerly Homeless Man Threatens Lawsuit Over St. Louis Stadium

By Travis Waldron, www.thinkprogress.org -

A St. Louis resident who was formerly homeless and wants to see the city devote more money to social services and homelessness this week threatened a lawsuit against the city of St. Louis if it [...]

We The People Have A Few New Ideas About Governance

By Kosmos Staff, www.kosmosjournal.org -

It might surprise you to know that most states do not emphasize civic education, which includes learning about citizenship, law, and governance. So it is not surprising many US citizens believe [...]

Participatory Democracy In El Salvador

By Beverly Bell, www.otherworldsarepossible.org -

It is completely rooted in the people. There is a lot of wisdom in people, and so what leaders have to do is be with the people, listen to the people, and address the issues that the people [...]