Hidden deep within the margins of your daily newspaper, a global struggle for free and fair elections is underway. It is time to see the world anew from a pro-democracy perspective…
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time for world democracy?
The world democracy movement is being driven forward by the relentless advances technology that have defined our era. The internet is the modern version of the printing press on steroids. With each new shipment of devices and each price reduction, the power of the underlying technological revolution is feeding calls for democracy and openness in government. Once online, anyone today has more information at their disposal than the majority of history’s most influential thinkers.
The ongoing push for democracy in Brazil, China, Egypt, India, and Russia (to name a few) have been deeply connected to each other through technology that didn’t exist a few years ago. We are living in an era of world democracy protest that rivals the largest political eruptions of people power in history, while at the same time the number of individuals taking part and the connection between political movements is on an unrivaled historical scale. The same pressures that brought down Egypt’s Mubarak and Libya’s Qaddafi will bring down more dictators until there is none of their kind left.
Yet the time is now for critical support for these fledgling democracy movements. This will be a definitive time in history that is more accurately covered by media that understands how the daily headlines relate to this global expansion of democracy. Which side are the large media companies on today?
freedom house for world democracy
There are also many great non-profit organizations and charities for international democracy that are wonderful places to support. One that is very important to Democracy Chronicles is Freedom House. Freedom House’s Freedom in the World annual reports, its international democracy advocacy and many other heroics represent the best that America has to offer. There is no better illustration of world democracy than the “Map of Freedom in the World” published annually since 1972 by Freedom House. According to Freedom House, in 2013 the world had 43% of its population living in democratic countries and only 35% in non-democratic countries.
Join the World Democracy Movement With DC!
We are actively looking for creative new contributors so please get in touch if you would like to join our team. We are expanding coverage of election reform and we want to hear from people from all kind of backgrounds and perspectives. Republican Party or Green Party, in Brooklyn or Bangladesh, we are looking for people who want to join the democracy fight. You can also take a look at our Political Art page for political artists of all kinds that highlights the original work of numerous Democracy Chronicles authors.