Political Democracy

Centralized States & The Monopoly of Violence

Present-day "politics" is not democracy, but statecraft, where the interests of investor classes are managed by politicians, who make decisions for an alienated constituency, with the "debate" limited to what civil rights the state will strip and how it will manage the crises created by undemocratic economic systems without replacing them.

Direct Democracy & Neighborhood Assemblies

Direct democracy is simply democracy. Communities make their own decisions and individuals directly participate in the decision-making process. Instead of communities being ruled by centralized states, communities self-govern, in neighborhood assemblies, organized in a decentralized confederation.