The Arab Spring and the Occupy Wall Street movement have become prominent expressions of the desire for democracy held by peoples throughout the world. In recent years, increasing numbers of activists around the globe have begun advocating for a participatory democracy that provides people with a meaningful voice in all of the major decisions that impact their lives. But what exactly is a participatory democracy? Is it attainable under capitalism? And if not, what sort of social transformation would be required to achieve it?
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By Garry Leech
“A gripping tale of savagery and terror, but also of tenderness, compassion, and renewal.” —Noam Chomsky