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Dec 2014 #2: What Happened at the United Nations Climate Summit in Lima

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After Lima – what we saw and heard

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December 2014: Citizen Action on the Climate Crisis – The Democracy Center Needs Your Help

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The December Newsletter is full of news about just-published projects and our activities at COP20 – as well as a request for help from you.

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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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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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June 2013: Defending Democracy from a New Attack

Dear Readers, For two decades the Democracy Center’s work has been based on one fundamental principle: that citizens everywhere in the world have the right to influence the public decisions that impact their lives. That is what real democracy means. …

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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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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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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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