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Blocking Progress: Consensus Decision Making In The Anti-Nuclear Movement
Howard Ryan maintains that consensus is wrong in principle and in practice: "The problem is not so much that individuals are being irresponsible or somehow abusing the consensus process. The problem l...
Consensus decision-making: Connexipedia Article
Article about the group decision making process known as consensus decision-making.
Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite
Levine, Bruce E.
Levine offers insights into the epidemic of political passivity in America and analyzes how major U.S. institutions have created helplessness and fatalism. He proposes ways of recovering dignity, ener...
How the Media Manipulated the Democratic Primary
Though it might not always seem like it, the news media is composed of human beings. Humans aren't, can’t be, and possibly shouldn't be, objective. Still, there's a reasonable expectation among consum...
The Illusion of Consumer Sovereignty
I tend to see the issue as social, economic, and political. I simply refuse to blame us consumers.
The need to protect the internet from 'astroturfing' grows ever more urgent
The tobacco industry does it, the US Air Force clearly wants to ... astroturfing – the use of sophisticated software to drown out real people on web forums – is on the rise. How do we stop it?
One Vote for Democracy: Consensus vs. democracy
Makes the case that the democratic model is better than the consensus model for activist group decision-making.
These astroturf libertarians are the real threat to internet democracy
As I see in threads on my articles, the online sabotaging of intelligent debate seems organised. We must fight to save this precious gift.
The Tyranny of Structurelessness
Contrary to what we would like to believe, there is no such thing as a "structureless" group. Any group of people of whatever nature that comes together for any length of time for any purpose will ine...
A sockpuppet is an online identity used for purposes of deception. The term — a reference to the manipulation of a simple hand puppet made from a sock — originally referred to a false identity assumed...