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Last updated on December 5, 2013
Revolution for a more equal and democratic world
is both necessary and possible.
We are based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
People are signing this statement (online or hard copy) to let others know they are not alone in wanting a revolution for a better world. The signatures are being displayed in public on large posters like this one and this one. Most of the people who stop and read the statement on the sidewalk outdoors, where we collect signatures, sign it. Try it and see for yourself how many people agree to sign it in your community. (Here is a version using smaller font size with room for more signatures.) Here are photos of people collecting signatures on a sidewalk.
Please download, print, share and discuss "Thinking" with your friends, neighbors and co-workers. (Also feel free to distribute these related leaflets: From Occupation to Revolution and an "advertisement" of Thinking about Revolution.)
We CAN Change the World (the book as pdf)
New Democracy works for democratic revolution. Welcome to our website! We hope you will explore it and share what you find with friends, family and coworkers.
Most Americans want a society based on real democracy and equality and on the solidarity and friendship that already exist among ordinary people. But ordinary working people do not run the show.
We live in a dictatorship of the rich. Our world is dominated by a wealthy elite who control the big corporations and the government. The elite few enjoy unlimited wealth and privilege, while the majority live in constant fear of losing their homes, their livelihoods, their health, their freedom in a growing police state. There is no such thing as democracy in a society where money is power and most people don't have any.
We need a revolution to defeat this undemocratic elite and build a better society. Revolution is possible because most people despise the values of inequality and greed and domination that characterize the powerful. Most people believe in equality and solidarity and democracy. Ordinary people already try to change the world when they defend and promote these values in their everyday lives. The constant effort of ordinary people to do the right thing--to stick together, to share what they have, to listen to and help others, in spite of the persistent messages of capitalism to just "look out for number one"-- is the realistic foundation for a new world.
Billions of people around the globe are already in motion to make a new world. The struggle for revolution will define the 21st century.
THIS JUST IN
Buncombe, by David Graeber
Golden Dawn [in Greece] and the Extremism of the Center, by Jerome Roos
NYT article about the Bahrain government's ugly repression--with the help of U.S. security advisors--of people who want democracy
Anomalies in the FBI's Account of the Boston Marathon Bombings (last updated October 21, 2013)
RECENT WORLD EVENTS
by ROAR Collective on December 4, 2013
Syria: Here's what we know for sure. 1) President Assad, whether he used chemical weapons or not, is a ruthless dictator, a bad guy, and by no means deserving of support. His support comes from Syrians of certain ethnic groups whom he protects from other Syrians of other ethnic groups as he foments fear and mistrust between ethnic groups to divide and rule, playing some ethnic groups against others. 2) Millions of ordinary Syrians genuinely want a more equal and democratic society in Syria, and they are the good guys. 3) Some foes of Assad (i.e. some of the "rebels") are no better than Assad, and they can be referred to as anti-Assad bad guys. 4) President Obama, whatever his specific intentions regarding Syria, acts in behalf of the American plutocracy (Big Money) and his aims are to strengthen the power of the plutocracy over ordinary people everywhere in the world. Obama's intervention(s) in Syria should be opposed! 5) In the spirit of international working class solidarity, we should support the millions of ordinary Syrians in their efforts to make a more equal and democratic society, and to defeat those with the opposite aims, which includes Assad and the anti-Assad bad guys. 6) The best way to support the good guys in Syria (whose organizations and, if they exist, military forces are difficult to know a lot about) is to fight the bad guys in our own nation (the Big Money ruling elite) whom we know a lot about. Why? Because the bad guys of the world, no matter what conflicts there are among them, stand together in opposing all efforts of the good guys to make a more equal and democratic world. To succeed, we need to remove the bad guys from power in every nation that they rule.
SPECIAL INTEREST :
by John Spritzler and Dave Stratman
Contact PDR at PeopleforDemocraticRevolution@gmail.com
What Should American Workers Do About Illegal Immigration? (.pdf) A New Democracy leaflet
DEAR FELLOW OCCUPIERS (articles written during the 2011-12 Occupy Wall Street days, and still topical):
Let's discuss 1) Our message to the American people, 2) demands versus no demands, 3) what to do when the cops say clear out, 4) race, 5) leaders, 6) From Occupation to Revolution and 7) persuading Republicans to support OWS, on John Spritzler's blog
From Occupation to Revolution by John Spritzler and Dave Stratman
Quick guide on group dynamics in people's assemblies (prepared by the Commission for Group Dynamics in Assemblies of the Puerta del Sol Protest Camp [Madrid])
SOME ARTICLES FROM THE PAST:
Haaretz article: Polish-Jewish Sociologist compares West Bank separation fence to Warsaw Ghetto walls [This famous academic tells the truth--that Israel's leaders are "terrified of peace" and are "taking advantage of the Holocaust to legitimize unconscionable acts." But why are they afraid of peace? See The Great Fear of Israel's Leaders for an explanation.]
Reform Congress?, by John Spritzler
Israel Charny, director of the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide in Jerusalem and former editor of the Encyclopedia of Genocide, acknowledges that Zionists committed genocidal massacres and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians by John Spritzler (this includes a copy of The Jewish Daily Forward article reporting on Israel Charny's views.)
The Lockerbie Fraud Again by Dave Stratman
Egypt and the China Syndrome, by Dave Stratman
Inside Job is an Inside Job: A Misleading View of the Economic Crisis, by Dave Stratman
The Root of the Mid-East conflict and the reason our government supports Israel's government, notes for the speech given by John Spritzler at the Watertown public library
Moral Debts and Ethical Deficits by Frank Scott
BP Lays Waste to the Gulf. Corporations Lay Waste to America
She Spoke Truth to Power, by Dave Stratman in defense of Helen Thomas
Goodbye to Social Democracy? by Dave Stratman
PTSD, infertility, and other consequences of war by Bob Nichols
Assassination by Government: An Exchange by Dave Stratman
Refuting Israel's "We don't kill civilians on purpose" argument by John Spritzler
Stop Iran's Execution of Three Gay Teenagers by John Spritzler
Whose Side Are Richard Goldstone and Bill Moyers On? by John Spritzler
Liberalism's Contempt for the Welfare of Children by John Spritzler
Race and Class in Civil War Mississippi by John Spritzler
The White Cop and the Black Professor by John Spritzler
Beware of Cost-Cutting Health Care Reform by John Spritzler
Whom Should We Support in Iran? by John Spritzler
Bank Credit Versus Solidarity by John Spritzler
Obama's Afghanistan War: Morally Wrong, or Incompetently Waged?, by John Spritzler
Is It Realistic to Demand the Right of Return of Palestinian Refugees? by John Spritzler
The Israel Lobby's Power Comes From the American Ruling Class by John Spritzler
Banning Cigarette Sales, and Class Inequality by John Spritzler
Public Comment at the Hearing of the Energy & Utility Regulation Committee of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, February 17, 2009 to accompany power point presentation: Nuclear Power – Health and Safety Issues by Morton Skorodin, M.D.
The Madoff Ponzi Theft: Schadenfreude, Not Anti-Semitism by Daniel McGowan
Addiction and Control, by Morton Skorodin, M.D.
The Great Fear of Israel's Leaders by John Spritzler
Why Israeli Leaders Love Qassam Rockets: A Reply to Michael Neumann by John Spritzler
Why Is Israel Killing Gazans? by John Spritzler
A New Path For Israel? by John Spritzler
"Why They Voted For Obama But Against Same-Sex Marriage" by John Spritzler
Paulson's Bailout and the Great Tradition by John Spritzler
Jimmy Carter: Friend or Wolf in Sheep's Clothing? by John Spritzler
U.S. Nixes Israeli Attack on Iran: Dog Wags Tail? by John Spritzler
There is no evidence that Muslims hijacked planes on 9/11 by Elias Davidsson (see this too)
"Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage: What is at Stake?" by John Spritzler
The Tactic of Calling People Anti-Semitic by Amy Hendrickson
The Israel Lobby and the "National Interest" by John Spritzler
Israel/Palestine: "It's Complicated!"...Or Is it? (pdf) by John Spritzler
Somerville Divestment Project's leaflet: Why Our Government Supports Israel's Government and Why We Shouldn't (pdf)
WHY LIBERAL REFORMERS FOR SINGLE-PAYER HEALTH CARE ALWAYS LOSE, by John Spritzler
How Can We End the U.S. Government's Pro-Israel Foreign Policy?, by John Spritzler
Unethical Media Coverage of UK Events, by Elias Davidsson
Democracy in the United States? Fugetaboutit! by John Spritzler
Azmi Bishara and Muslims Worldwide Say No to Attacks on Non-Combatants, by John Spritzler
Video of Zionist ethnic cleansing going on today in Palestine, carried out by the Israel government that once claimed to have "made the dessert bloom" but now uproots trees Palestinians depend on for their livelihood.
One State is Not Snake Oil: A Reply to Michael Neumann by John Spritzler
"Affirmative Action -- or Class Solidarity?" a New Democracy flyer
Why Our Government Supports Israel's Government and Why We Shouldn't, (.pdf) a New Democracy leaflet (intended for distribution in Massachusetts)