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Drawing Democracy Worldwide
Featured Community Voice: Global Democracy Day In 2007, the Global Democracy Day Initiative, an organization devoted to creating an International Day of Democracy, staged a competition for youth around the world to illustrate what democracy means to them. The three entries chosen as winners explore different applications of democracy from gender equality in the home to the importance of individual participation...
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Egypt: We Are Watching You
In 2005, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced the country's first multi-party elections. Three professional women with no experience in political activism decided to make sure the elections were really fair and free through their own initiative and the power of the Internet. In the documentary Egypt: We Are Watching You, directors Shereif Elkatsha and Jehane Noujaim give us a glimpse of democracy in Egypt through the lens of this firebrand trio and their Web site, Shayfeen.com...
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Democracy starts in Bed
I want to find democracy in Bed Not in the World –first in my Bed If Charity begins at home Shouldn't Democracy start in bed? We have been partners for so long Let’s discuss Our conflicting views In our bed You are a Capitalist I am a Socialist You believe in Bush I hate your trust in Bush Let’s talk politics Let’s talk what happens in Iraq Without us fighting each other Bed is not only a place to sleep Bed is not only for making love Bed is not only to release the tiredness Shouldn't bed be a place for Democracy? Life is not a Bed of Roses Marriage is not complete silence My mind is full of views and opinions Let’s talk politics Let’s forget sex for a moment Tell me Do you believe in Democracy in Bed?
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Señora Presidenta
Good afternoon, palace guards! Good afternoon, Mrs. President! On March 11, 2006, Dr. Michelle Bachelet, daughter of a renowned Chilean general who died in prison under Dictator Augusto Pinochet, marched gracefully before the presidential palace guards in Santiago, Chile. She stopped, expertly turned on her heels and called the guards to attention...
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Political Art in the Female Form
Featured Community Voice: Anahi DeCanio Anahi DeCanio uses collage and the female form to encourage her audience to piece together the political questions of the day...
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Dictating Democracy
Can art act as a catalyst for social change? In the United States, where freedom of expression is protected by the first amendment of the Constitution, New York-based artist Sheryl Oring encourages U.S. citizens to take advantage of that freedom with her ongoing performance piece I Wish to Say.
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Can there be democracy without women?
The Roman and Greek civilizations, viewed as modeling modern day democracies, placed men as central public figures, although women appeared influential as goddesses in their respective mythologies. Their counterparts in Africa, Asia and the Pacific are said to have placed real women, and not just goddesses, in positions of genuine power, although it's not evident that those roles have translated into gains in modern day polities...
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Reflections of Iraq
Guided by candlelight, she performed 22 emergency cesarean sections during Iraq's first Gulf War. She helped young widows build the skills to start their own businesses. She jumped into politics as one of three women on Iraq's 25-member interim Governing Council. OBGYN, activist and politician, Dr. Rajaa Hadid Al-Khuzai has devoted her entire life's work to women's rights, putting herself and the security of her family at risk...
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Kuwaiti Women’s 1st Election Day
Until June 26, 2006, women were not allowed to vote or run for election in Kuwait. On that historic day, thousands of Kuwaiti women waited in sweltering 102-degree heat to cast their vote for the first time in their country's history. Unfortunately, out of 28 women who ran for parliament, not one was elected, although many fared well...
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A Satire on Voting in Iran
At the start of the 2001 Iranian film Secret Ballot (Raye Makhfi), elements of the story miraculously come together to fulfill a mission by orders of the government . First, a box containing ballots, a list of candidates and instructions for voting falls from the sky. It lands on the shore of a remote island where an armed border patrol officer just happens to be stationed...
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