Just recently we followed Lynne Syrpe, Green Party candidate for the New York City Council on her quest to represent Astoria, Queens. We filmed interviews with Syrpe, her campaign staff, and even followed her campaign on election day to get an inside view of third party campaigning
Advancement of technology is key factor in spread of democracy and end of dictatorships. As the pace of technological change has quickened, inherently inflexible dictatorships have found it increasingly impossible to keep pace with the constant state of reform and self-criticism necessary for a functioning government.
The Arab Spring represents the opening of a peaceful path to survival for Israel. It is vitally important that even during the height of these recurring wars between the Israelis, the Palestinians, and Hezbollah that the world is not distracted from the very real possibility of producing an entirely different region in the Middle East that is shaped by democracy.
For the sake of these democratic protesters and many others like them, there needs to be a better way to criminalize the activities of dictatorship to ensure successful prosecution. It is time for an international law that makes it a crime to be a dictator or to hold high positions in dictatorships.