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!