Ep 60: What Does Democracy Look Like?

This time I do a deep dive into Direct Democracy, starting with some musing and a look at the DSA convention and the optics and politics there. Then on to policies for more and better local democracy, what the long goal for a movement might be, and a real life application of leftist revolutionary struggle with news from the Zapatistas.

Music Used: Hymn of the Zapatistas, by
See it Through (live version), by Ryan Harvery

Sources Used

Criticism of DSA and other procedure dependent organizations
https://www.leftvoice.org/dsa-convention-2019-this-is-not-what-democracy-looks-like
The Case and Parts of a movement for local direct democracy
https://roarmag.org/essays/us-anti-fascism-municipalism
Exploration of policies for direct democracy
http://new-compass.net/articles/what-would-real-democracy-look
The Case for MicroStates
https://www.currentaffairs.org/2019/08/every-state-should-be-a-microstate
The Zapatistas Announce the doubling of their Microstate.
https://roarmag.org/essays/zapatistas-announce-major-expansion-of-autonomous-territories

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