Tag Archives: democracy

The democratic sovereignty of European citizens and the reopening of political options

Next Sunday, an election of critical importance for the future of Europe will be held. No, dear French readers, this is not our “élections législatives”, it is the parliamentary election in Greece. This post aims at highlighting how offensive to democracy is the present pressure exerted on Greek voters in order to dissuade them to […]

European democracy

Dimitrios Droutsas is the rapporteur for opinion on ACTA in the LIBE (Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs) committee of the European Parliament. Below is an abstract of his draft report that demonstrates an insight and a democratic commitment that should act as an example for his colleagues and for policy makers everywhere. In particular, […]

Self-portrait of the #occupywallstreet movement

For up to date information on what’s happening in hundreds of cities in the US, check OCCUPY TOGETHER.

Video of The Future of Democracy talk

If you are jailed in the proprietary world, click on the still image above or this link to a Flash video. If your browser supports HTML5, just start playing the video. You can also view Adam Greenfield’s talk on public objects and information in the city, and the panel discussion.

The Future of Democracy

The organizers of The Future of Life conference invited me to speak about the future of democracy in relation with information technology and the Internet. The video is forthcoming. Meanwhile, you can check slides and speaking notes (note pages 18-34).

Democratic revolutions and democracies in crisis

Comments are flowing on the Arab and Iranian democratic revolutions, of which we see only the beginning. In a must read interview, Manuel Castells stated : “the popular uprisings in the Arab world perhaps constitute the most important Internet-led and facilitated change”. Beyond the direct role of the Internet and information technology in these movements, […]