Text of "Steps Toward Abolishing War…"

TEXT WITH VISUALS for the lecture: "Steps Toward Abolishing War: Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping and A Two-Legged Democracy" (video, following item)
by David Grant

The Peace Studies Lecture
at Saint Lawrence University
4 November 2013

Towards a Two-Legged Democracy: A Trilogy

These three, stylistically different, 3-minute shorts were created for the Looking at Democracy contest.

Towards a Two-Legged Democracy
http://lookingatdemocracy.org/submissions/14994-towards-a-two-legged-dem...

Making Democracy Real – The argument for legislative juries
http://lookingatdemocracy.org/submissions/14951-making-democracy-real-th...

Making Democracy Reality
http://lookingatdemocracy.org/submissions/15129-making-democracy-reality

The question is: How to support lobbyists for “Government By the People”?

In my previous blog I talked about how to support advocates (the nice word for lobbyists) for a government by the people. Here's the link to that blog
http://commonlot.wordpress.com/author/commonlot/

The Common Lot: Take Off...

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The Common Lot: Part 1

Watch "The Common Lot: Part 1"-- a 30-minute video using docu-drama, expert testimony and random interviews to investigate the pros and cons of using sortition to choose the legislative branch.

Interview with Professor Donald Kraybill

View this short (4'40") interview with Professor Donald Kraybill on how and why the Amish have used sortition for several hundred years.