Articles by Jim Shultz

February 2013: Celebrating the Democracy Center’s 20th Birthday


Dear Readers, By my calculation this is the 95th issue of The Democracy Center Newsletter, a publication we started on a lark in early 1997 with a few hundred readers and which has grown in the sixteen years since to have more …

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How Do We Take Effective Citizen Action on the Climate Crisis? A Debate Across Three Continents


In December, I wrote an article that appeared in Climate Progress, Yes Magazine, AlterNet and elsewhere, which took a hard look at citizen action on the climate crisis.  The article raised some pointed questions about the value of global summitry …

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December 2012: Democracy Here, There, But Not Quite Everywhere

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2012 has been a big year for the Democracy Center following our ‘relaunch’ in late 2011. Here’s a look back at our projects and publications from the year – and a heads up on what’s to come in 2013…

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October 2012 Newsletter: Real Democracy

Photo by Keith Bacongco

It begins after the votes have been counted.

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September 2012: Getting Action on Climate

KOSOVO beyond coal campaigners

September Newsletter from the Democracy Center brings you up to date with new projects on climate campaigning, teenagers making videos, and what about Rio+20?

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Rio+20 and Green Economics

The DC team were in Rio. Here’s Jim Shultz on the ‘green economics’ debate.

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Follow our Reporting from this Week’s UN Conference in Rio!

Dear Friends, This week the Democracy Center team, myself included, will be in Rio de Janeiro for the United Nations Global Conference on Sustainable Development. Tens of thousands of heads of state, government leaders, UN officials and environmental and social …

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May 2012: Climate Change and Captain Underpants

Third grade ends this week. While I will be grateful for a three-month respite from making my daughter late to school most every day, there are many things about the school year I will surely miss.

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Launch of ‘Climate Change is About…Water’ microsite

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What is climate change really about for Bolivia? Check out the microsite in English or Spanish.

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March 2012: Beating Corporate Goliaths


Our latest newsletter looks at three strategies that worked when fighting corporations.

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