Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Democracy Center Named as One of the Top Ten for Joining the Internet and Activism

On Friday, at a ceremony in Paris, the Democracy Center will be named by Politics Online as one of the Top Ten Groups in the World Changing the Internet and Politics. Our company in that top ten includes Google, a prominent Middle East human rights organization and others. The award to the Democracy Center is based on more than a decade of work pioneering the use of the Internet for social justice activism, including the landmark global campaign that forced the Bechtel Corporation to drop its $50 million lawsuit against the people of Bolivia following the Cochabamba Water Revolt.

Due to the stellar excuse that this week also marks two of my children's birthdays, I am not able to travel to Paris to accept the award on behalf of the Democracy Center, but in my place we sent something much better – a wonderful new three-minute video chronicling the Democracy Center's Internet activism since 1997. Have a look at the video above, or at the link here!

7 Comments:

Blogger Frank_IBC said...

I'm old enough to remember when Jim had grey hair.

12:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very cool video.

9:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you The Democracy Center, really great work. I am so thankful as a bolivian to our gringo brother.

8:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

En Mayo 2009 un documento de la inteligencia de Israel acuso a Venezuela y Bolivia en que estaban conspirando con Irán para la explotación de uranio y de vender uranio para el programa nuclear iraní.

Ambos países negaron categóricamente la reclamación. Ministro Quintana denunciado públicamente las acusaciones y dijo “Creemos que (esa información) forma parte de la antología de la estupidez” y lo calificó como una “payasada”

Durante la asamblea de ALBA en Cochabamba, el presidente de Venezuela Hugo Chávez declaro que si, Venezuela estaba trabajando con Irán para la explotación de uranio.

Cuando es que nuestro presidente va declarar lo mismo, y la razón verdadera porque Irán le pago 280 mil dólares.

9:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time hasn't been kind to you,Dr Schultz.

9:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To eternal life, Dr. Schultz

9:25 PM  
Anonymous Eric Hartman said...

Good video, good work.

11:38 AM  

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