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Democracy Is Not a Spectator Sport

Communities Mobilize Around the Presidential Debates
All too often presidential debates are reduced to glorified news conferences in which the candidates merely recite prepackaged sound bites. This fall, communities across the nation will declare independence from passively watching this take place. We will create real dialogue on issues which truly matter and we will exemplify the just, democratic and sustainable world we want to create.

At each location the candidates will meet, communities have already mobilized to shift the spotlight. On September 30, the Broward Anti-War Coalition [ http://www.antiwarbroward.org/] is calling for an anti-war presence outside the debates in Coral Gables, Florida, beginning at 7pm. On October 5th Cleveland residents will march on the Vice Presidential debates saying Don't Just Vote! [ http://www.kleveland.org/] and We Are #1 [www.clevelandfoodnotbombs.org/flyers/no1-flyer.pdf] in poverty and racial segregation. In early October the St. Louis October 8 Coalition [ http://www.antiwarbroward.org/] is calling for an anti-war presence outside the debates in Coral Gables, Florida, beginning at 7pm. On October 5th Cleveland residents will march on the Vice Presidential debates saying Don't Just Vote! [ http://www.kleveland.org/] and We Are #1 [www.clevelandfoodnotbombs.org/flyers/no1-flyer.pdf] in poverty and racial segregation. In early October the St. Louis October 8 Coalition [ link to www.restech.wustl.edu] is organizing a week of events demanding Democracy for a Change and will including forums, panel discussions, trainings, demonstrations, and a march to the debate site on October 13.

The Beyond Voting Campaign [ http://www.beyondvoting.org] is calling for our election year debate to expand beyond Democrats versus Republicans to the larger issue of whether the U.S. will be a Democracy or an Empire. We will be helping communities mobilize from the ballot boxes on November 2nd to the streets on November 3rd with a national campaign of mass non-cooperation if Bush is elected, if the elections are canceled, or if there is overt election fraud again. No matter who wins, we will be uniting to open up a new political space to define democracy as grassroots and participatory.

If we want to live in a real democracy voting at the ballot box is not enough! We have to vote with our feet, our hands, our voices and our imaginations every day of the year. What can you organize in your community?
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Beyond Voting Campaign
 info@beyondvoting.org

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slavery was democraticly legal 22.Sep.2004 15:40

TheTroll

Democracy is majority rules, which is why America is not a democracy. The USA is a constitutional republic. You can vote for whoever you want, and the one you vote for might get elected. But the constitution prevents much of what is dmocraticly popular. An example would be the USA democraticly funding the ZIonist's bloodsoaked crusade. The constitution says that we are to have freedom of religion. Well, forcing us to finance your offensive god's promiss to your god's chosen murderous thieves is to establish Jehovah (Moses' Jehovah. Not Jesus' God Johovah Sabaoth) as America's god.

When congress passes unconstyitutional laws, and a president signs them into law. It is the Supream Court's job to strike down the law as unconstitutional. the majority democraticly forcing thier god onto us real Christians and Real Jews is against the constitution. But when all 3 branches of government break down in thier duties, democratic rule becomes the official US action, even though it is still unconstitutional, illegal, and since whore politicians selling out America's peace for Zionist enabler votes and campain contributions has been getting Americans targeted by the hatred created when whore politicians by special intrest support with the blood of our Palestinian neighbors, it is also treasonous.

Screw democracy. It was through the democratic proses that the old fuckers dumped thier taxes onto young and future generations of Americans and also promised themselves the future generations taxes with social security.

Never sustainable 22.Sep.2004 16:02

B

I would like to point out that no democracy, anywhere in the world, at anytime, from nation state to municipality has ever been ecologically sustainable or socially just.

Our social hierarchy, civilization, is to blame. We've run this experiment over and over and over and the results are always the same: Benefits for the few, crap for the masses, environmental degradation.

100% of the time.