America is changing too much. We are beginning to lose our core values, all so we can say we support change. Americans should take a step back, and fully assess the situation before making uninformed decisions on what we support.
LGBT People and Democracy articles on Democracy Chronicles
Since the end of the 19th century, there has been a global movement towards increased visibility, recognition, and legal gender rights including a focus on LGBT people and democracy. Also check out our section on World Democracy.
Before Bernie Sanders, There Was Seattle’s Kshama Sawant
Sawant’s successes in Seattle have implications for whether a self-avowed socialist, such as Bernie Sanders, can win in a national election. Their organizing strategies of invoking a “political revolution” have several parallels
The Movement and Elections
We are in desperate need of grassroots rebellion and empowerment on many fronts and for many reasons. And, the social movements remain the best source of people with the capacity to undertake electoral work as transformative project.
Transformative Movement Culture and Inside/Outside Strategy
The search for the “right line” or debates about the “agent of history” continues to shape the inner life of radical movements and consumes tremendous energies better spent organizing.
Single Women Most Focused on Women’s Empowerment
Study examines why most married women aren’t as focused on female empowerment as are single women
What is the Inside/Outside Strategy (IOS)?
The inside/outside strategy is a way to understand how the disparate currents of the labor and social movements could converge, making the whole greater than the sum of its parts.
Be the Change You Want to See in the World: Be Freedom
Be Freedom is dedicated to movement activism and social transformation in the US. Are you active in the labor, environmental, womens, student, anti-war, or LGBQT movements?
Things Don’t Always Get Better
Will we wake up in time and join forces against our common enemy before the pendulum swings back? Or will we continue on this insane roller coaster ride? Cause it looks like a big dip is coming. At least for some of us.
Ted Cruz Still Backing Supreme Court Retention Elections
Presidential candidate keeping up his support for contentious Supreme Court retention elections
Measuring Progress on Civil Rights Act’s 51st Anniversary
51 years later, the 1964 Civil Rights Act is reevaluated in minority communities across country