Articles by Jim Shultz

September 2014: International Climate Activism – The Second Coming

Dear Readers, Later this month dozens of the world’s Presidents and other leaders from across the planet will gather in New York for a special summit on the global climate crisis convened by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. On September …

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International Climate Activism: The Second Coming

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NYC – Lima – Paris 2015. How can the climate movement build strategy while the world refocuses on climate talks?

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May 2014: Climate Activism, the Case for Hope

Dear Friends and Readers, It has been a good while since our last Democracy Center Newsletter. Given the volume of material flying into our email inboxes every day, I think it is best to add to that only when we …

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Citizen Action on Climate: The Case for Hope

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Jim Shultz responds to a recent article about Paul Kingsnorth’s politics of climate ‘despair’, and makes the case for hope and activism.

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

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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

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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

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It begins after the votes have been counted.

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September 2012: Getting Action on Climate

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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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