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Fracking in Bolivia – the fracturing of Mother Earth

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This translated article from the Bolivian press sheds light on the current situation vis a vis fracking in Bolivia and Argentina.

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There’s Something About Water

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What could Cochabamba in 2000 tell us about Ireland’s present battle over water privatization?

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Democracy Center in the Press

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All our latest reporting and other media outings, from corporate conquistadors to TTIP and more…

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COP20 Gender Day – What does genuine, legitimate participation by women look like?


Leny Olivera writing from Lima, where the Democracy Center is hosting a photo exhibition at the People’s Climate Summit, based on our photo-documentary Climate Change is About…Women.

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On The Ground And In The Boardrooms – Strategies For Connecting Frontline Struggles With Corporate Capture Of Climate Policy

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LATEST REPORT Corporate Conquistadors: The Many Ways Multinationals Both Drive and Profit from Climate Change

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Democracy Center team at the COP20 and the People’s Summit in Lima this week


On-the-ground coverage from around the COP20 all week from the DC team in Lima. Stay tuned to this blog page and follow/connect @DemocracyCenter

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Getting Action: Frackdown 3 – a few updates


A snapshot of the fracking situation in the UK, Ireland, and Bolivia

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Fracking, Free Trade Agreements, and the Mechanisms of Corporate Power

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TTIP and fracking activists came together on the Oct 11th days of action. It is crucial they continue to do this, and challenge the system of corporate entitlement that stands in the way of both movements.

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Getting Action Beyond New York: Shifting the Focus to the South


There is an opportunity afoot to strengthen justice and global South representation in the climate movement (and here are a couple of resources to help us do it)

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Getting Action: What Does Climate Change Mean to You?

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We were at climate mobilizations in five locations across the US, Europe and Bolivia on Sept 21st, asking people: “What does climate change mean to you?”

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