Utilizing Putin’s playbook, Republicans make a mockery of free and fair elections. Putin, for his part, falsified election results and “managed” the electoral process by limiting who – and which parties – could actually stand for elections.
In contrast, U.S. Republicans do their “managing” a bit more obscurely, but even more harmfully for the whole idea of democracy. They are actively engaged in a campaign to disenfranchise voters from ethnicities and geographies that are not promising “hunting grounds” for the Republicans.
Source: Why U.S. Republicans are now adopting Putin-style “managed” democracy | Salon.com
At the very heart of our capitalist economic system is something grotesque: labor exploitation. That’s immoral — and we need some form of workplace democracy to undo it.
Source: The Solution to Labor Exploitation Is Workplace Democracy
Washington: Now, that’s how to run an exclusive club. At Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago in Florida, there’s a ceiling on membership and newcomers get a look-over only on the recommendation of a current member.
Source: Volatile Trump joining Putin’s strongman club a threat to global institutions
Big government talk aside, the 1 percent’s real victim is democracy itself, Democracy Initiative experts tell Salon
Source: “Power is being shifted from the many to the few”: Report exposes scope of the 1 percent’s attack on democracy – Salon.com