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The elite agenda for social transformation, by Richard Moore

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www.NewDemocracyWorld.org

Revolution for a more equal and democratic world is both necessary and possible. We are based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

 

 

HERE IS HOW YOU CAN BUILD THE REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT IN THE UNITED STATES--STARTING TODAY: VISIT PDRBOSTON.ORG

 

This I Believe (Yo Creo en Esto)

People are signing this statement (online or hard copy) to let others know they are not alone in wanting a revolution for an egalitarian world with real equality--no rich and no poor--and real, not fake, democracy. 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.

Thinking about Revolution(pdf)

A pamphlet by John Spritzler and Dave Stratman, with supplementary articles here

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.

 

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BLOGS

TURN THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN: John Spritzler's blog #1

END CLASS INEQUALTY: John Spritzler's blog #2

REAL DEMOCRACY = ORDINARY PEOPLE MAKE THE LAWS: a blog to replace the state Legislature with 100 randomly selected adult residents of the state serving terms of just one year, designated the Commonwealth Jury, that will have all the legislative and other powers of the current Legislature. [This was an attempt in 2008 to use a ballot question to promote discussion by the general public about the lack of real democracy in our current fake democracy. The solution it proposes is not as good as what is discussed in "Thinking about Revolution" written more recently. On December 2, 2012 the Boston Globe promoted the idea of a randomly selected legislature, as discussed here.]

 

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Click here to read about the inspiring Christmas Truce during World War I

Some thoughts about the Christmas truce

Evidence of another WWI Christmas truce between Canadian and German soldiers

 

 

Global Revolution is Possible!

Click the tree to read about the amazing WWI Christmas Truce

 

 

German and Russian soldiers fraternise on the Eastern Front 

German and Russian soldiers fraternise on the Eastern Front

 

 

SPECIAL INTEREST :

Thinking about Revolution (pdf)

by John Spritzler and Dave Stratman

with important supplementary articles here

IN MEMORY OF DAVE STRATMAN

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People for Democratic Revolution at PDRBOSTON.ORG

PDR leaflets:

What is Democratic Revolution?

Should We Pay Back the Debts? (use this version outside of Massachusetts)

Contact PDR at PeopleforDemocraticRevolution@gmail.com

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KEY ARTICLES:

 

Socialism and Communism? NO! Democratic Revolution? Yes!

The Billionaire

How Progressive Ideas Protect Inequality

Old-Fashioned Political Activism Doesn't Work

The Despicable Values in Obama's State of the Union Speech

A Misunderstanding about Democracy

True or False: An Injury to One Is an Injury to All?

Drones Create Hatred of the U.S., Which Is Their Real Purpose

A Realistic Solution to Illegal Immigration

What Should American Workers Do About Illegal Immigration? (.pdf) A New Democracy leaflet

Guns and the Working Class

A Misunderstanding about "Patriarchy"

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Misandry: An Obstacle to Solidarity Between Men and Women

Israel/Palestine: "It's Complicated!"...Or Is It?

Three articles on Palestinians' Right of Return

 

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

The Debt Resistors Manual

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/Palestine: "It's Complicated!"...Or Is It?

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
by Dave Stratman

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

"Two State Solution" Equals Racism: Palestinians and Jews CAN Live Peacefully as Equals in One Democratic State 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

Help Put Question X for Real Democracy on the Ballot in 2008 (pdf)

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

Why Israeli Anti-Zionists do NOT “recognize the right of the State of Israel to exist as a Jewish state" by Henry Lowi

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)
See related background articles: SHOULD THERE BE A JEWISH STATE?

Albert Einstein Quotations Opposing a Jewish State,

SHOULD PEOPLE OPPOSED TO BIGOTRY AND ANTI-SEMITISM SUPPORT ISRAEL?

RIGHT AND WRONG RESPONSES TO PALESTINIAN SUICIDE BOMBERS,

Rocket Attacks on Israeli Civilians

Why "Pick On" Israel? Here's Why

What about the Israel Lobby?


Bibliography on this topic, with pro- and anti-Zionist authors