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Local Democracy: Building From the Bottom Up


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Source: OBSTACLES TO DEMOCRACY by Ed Kinane at

Source: OBSTACLES TO DEMOCRACY by Ed Kinane at

What is democracy, and do we have it in the United States?

On this edition, we will hear directly from people who say there’s no true democracy in the U.S., but that we can build one. Grassroots leaders from emerging democracy movements speak out about how to create democracy in the U.S. It all starts, they say, within their own communities.


Reverend Lennox Yearwood, C.E.O. of the Hip-Hop Caucus; Shannon Briggs, Director of the Local Green Economy program at Global Exchange, Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Director of Democracy Unlimited and fellow with Liberty Tree; David Cobb, former Green-Party Presidential candidate and fellow with Liberty Tree.

Senior Producer/Host: Tena Rubio
Associate Producer: Puck Lo
Interns: Samson Reiny, Joaquin Palomino and Elena Botkin-Levy

For more information:

Liberty Tree: Foundation for the Democratic Revolution – Madison, WI

Hip-Hop Caucus – Washington, DC

Global Exchange – San Francisco, CA

Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County – Eureka, CA

The United States Green Party – Washington, D.C.

The Institute for Local Self Reliance – Minneapolis, MN

Democracy Watch – Ottawa, Canada

Additional informat

Stand Up To Corporate Power-Yes Magazine # 43,– Bain Bridge Island, WA

Author: Radio Project

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