Open Democracy

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A huge, multi-author site with thousands of articles.

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"Free thinking for the world"
Started: May 2001

Owner: openDemocracy Foundation for the Advancement of Global Education
In its own words:
"openDemocracy is committed to human rights and democracy. We aim to ensure that marginalised views and voices are heard. We believe facilitating argument and understanding across geographical boundaries is vital to preventing injustice."

Funded by individuals, but also philanthropic organisations such as the Ford Foundation, the Open Society Foundations the Atlantic Philanthropies, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and others.[1][2][3][4]

Open Democracy does by their own admission influence the media: "We receive daily information or interview requests from leading global media outlets including BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, Washington Post, The New York Times, Bloomberg, NPR, Russia Today, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Le Monde Diplomatique, El Mundo, Sky News, ITV, CBC, ABC, Channel 4, Islam Channel and USA Today."[5]

Call for the abolition of family

In March 2020 the Open Democracy website has published an article that called for the abolition of the family and for an end to private property.[6][7] Cited for the abolition of family is an article on Communemag[8] and a Tweet by one of its editors.[9]


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Documents sourced from Open Democracy

TitleTypeSubject(s)Publication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Cruel Britannia - A Secret History of Torturebook reviewCruel Britannia: A Secret History of Torture4 December 2012Nicholas Mercer
Document:Russia, Novichok and the long tradition of British government misinformationarticlePropaganda
Skripal Affair
12 April 2018David Miller
Document:The American Jewish scholar behind Labour's "antisemitism" scandal breaks his silenceInterview"Antisemitism"
"The Holocaust"
Tony Blair
Jonathan Freedland
Jeremy Corbyn
Sadiq Khan
Bernie Sanders
Ken Livingstone
Jill Stein
Naz Shah
John Mann
Hajo Meyer
3 May 2016Norman Finkelstein
Jamie Stern-Weiner
Norman G. Finkelstein is clear: "It’s time to put a stop to this periodic charade, because it ends up besmirching the victims of the Nazi holocaust, diverting from the real suffering of the Palestinian people, and poisoning relations between the Jewish and Muslim communities. You just had an antisemitism hysteria last year, and it was a farce. And now again? Another inquiry? Another investigation? No."
File:Britain's Israeli Lobby.pdfbookletUK/Israel lobby13 November 2009Peter Oborne
James Jones
A hard look at the influence of Israel in the politics of the UK
File:How the BBC betrayed the NHS.pdfreportBBC
27 September 2012Oliver Huitson
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