North America (hell, Europe too but I'll stick to our side of the ocean). Our democracy is not the problem, the fact that our democracy has sold its soul to capitalism is the problem; transnational corporations have extreme amounts of control and their grip on earth and its people is strengthening (If you get a chance to watch THE CORPORATION then do so, it explains this all very well and why it is terrible).
The idea that capitalism has hijacked our democracy is evident through the actions our governmental leaders
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The World Trade Organization (WTO www.globalexchange.org/campaigns/wto/") is a prime example of this, along with trade "agreements" like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA http://www.canadians.org/documents/NAFTA_at_Ten.pdf) and the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas (FTAA www.globalexchange.org/campaigns/ftaa/topten.html"). With the WTO, NAFTA and FTAA (not to mention CAFTA, the IMF/World Bank...) we see government
"representatives" from many countries gathering behind closed doors holding meetings in secret about trade policies that directly and/or indirectly affect every human being in the countries represented; millions of people who have no input into policies that will decide their future. They'd rather us all just shut up, or better yet, to not even know of this. When you hear in the news, IF you hear in the news, of large protests at say the FTAA ministerial meetings the articles will focus on protestor/police clashes, which are usually rather biased, but never seriously address the question of WHY tens of thousands of people deemed it of importance to travel from their homes in