An example of U.S. style global democracy?
MONEY RULES! If you don't exempt us from your justice system, you'll be left off of the payroll.
This is similar to the way the U.S. federal government enforces national standards on things like speed limits and blood alcohol content standards for drunkness. The Feds have no power to enforce these things directly, but they have the almighty power of financial inducement: don't comply, and you'll get no federal grants for highways.
This is also related to the way the World Trade Organization flexes its power. There are no WTO police, exactly, but the rulings made in its secret court are enforced by punitive financial trade restrictions which can be very damaging, especially to poor countries.
GREAT article on the American Empire
Compares Clinton vs. Bush Imperialism, and puts it all in historical perspective. Draws from several sources.
Hope and Joy
I'm back after surgery. Still worn down. Here's a retrospective to earlier times: photographs during the Civil Rights Movement.
The lies that led us into war ...Glen Rangwala shows how the UK and the US manipulated UN reports - and conjured an anthrax dump from thin air