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Taking Things Into Our Own Hands PDF Print Email this article
Written by Dave Pollard   
Thursday, Aug 28, 2008
Proposing new global social and political 'system' based on personal responsibility and action at the cellular, microcommunity level
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Restoring Democracy PDF Print Email this article
Written by Bright Future Staff   
Friday, Jul 11, 2008

For most of the past 230 years the United States of American has enjoyed the status of being the World’s preeminent democracy.  Prominently featured in the US Declaration of Independence are the words: “Of the People, By the People, and For the People”.  These words were drafted by people who were fed up with the tyranny of a ruling elite that imposed their will and values on average citizens while taxing them without representation.  A look at how government officials are now elected in the US and how new legislation is created begs the question: “Is the US still a democracy?”

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Grassroots Movements Can Protect Civil Liberties PDF Print Email this article
Written by Bright Future Staff   
Thursday, Jul 03, 2008

The collapse of the World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001 sent a wave of fear and anxiety across the United States that rippled around the world – exactly the result the terrorists were hoping for.  Most people do not do their best thinking when they are terrorized and tend to overreact to whatever scared them.  The planners of the attacks are well aware of this phenomenon and this was part of their plan.  If they could prod the US and other large developed nations to overreact and create a disruption to their culture, then they have been able to multiply their results and further serve their goal of disrupting the functioning of the target countries.  In effect by creating such a far reaching result they proved that they are powerful enough to be reckoned with – exactly the status they were hoping for.

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UN Provides Leadership in Promoting Religious Tolerance PDF Print Email this article
Written by Bright Future Staff   
Saturday, Jun 28, 2008

Problem:  People with strong religious beliefs often become intolerant of those with opposing or different beliefs.  Unabated this intolerance can turn into hatred which becomes a motivation for violence against those with different beliefs.

Solution:  Promoting tolerance requires a commitment to tolerance.  The UN has adopted a landmark resolution to eliminate religious intolerance in all member countries.   The UN has recognized that relationship between religious intolerance and violence, and made a world-wide commitment to reduce and eliminate religious intolerance.

This article was reprinted from the website maintained by the UN:

Unlearning Intolerance

Elimination of All Forms of Religious Intolerance

Seeking Consensus Amid Differences

By Namrita Talwar

In a break from tradition, the General Assembly passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and Christianophobia as part of a broader text against religious intolerance.

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Last Updated ( Friday, Jul 18, 2008 )
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Credibility and Solid Record Keeping Expose Propaganda PDF Print Email this article
Written by Bright Future Staff   
Thursday, Jun 26, 2008

Problem:  Often government officials give misleading information to the press to create public impressions favorable to their positions and activities.  The public is then deprived of the truth.

Solution:  Credible experts who have meticulously documented the facts of various government media falsehoods make it difficult for PR specialists to mislead the public.

The following article was reprinted from the Global Research website:

Downing Street Memo is but the Tip of the Iceberg

by Gar Smith

This Article first published in November 2003 sheds light on the web of disinformation emanating from the White house and the Pentagon. The controversial  Downing Street Memo was just one piece of  evidence in a web of deceit, which points to the criminalization of the upper echelons of the State, not to mention the media which fed the lies on WMD and Islamic terrorists into the news chain.

See our compendium of sixty related articles at Fabricating Intelligence as a Justification for War, Selected articles and essays, Michel Chossudovsky , Editor, Global Research E-Monograph and Reports Series, No. 4, May 2005.

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Convenience Improves Voter Turnout PDF Print Email this article
Written by Bright Future Staff   
Tuesday, Jun 24, 2008

Problem: Low voter turnout in elections is a challenge to maintaining a healthy democracy.

Solution:  In the UK some districts have switched to all-postal ballots.  Voter turnout is substantially increased.  

 This article was reprinted from a website maintained by the BBC.  

New voting methods 'increase turnout'

All-postal ballots appear to have increased turnout for this year's local elections - even before polls close on Thursday.

Early indications suggest that many local authorities in the 32 pilot areas have received more votes already than at the final count in the most recent comparable elections.

In 17 other local authorities, up to 1.9m voters have been given the chance to cast their vote electronically - in the biggest voting experiment to date - by text message, internet, electronic kiosk, and for the first time, digital TV.

The Electoral Commission - the independent body responsible for promoting participation in elections - says so far the figures show that convenience enhances the voting process.

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