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Latest in Media
May 2015: Climate Change is About…Women – check out the project microsite
- Anders Vang Nielsen writing for Common Dreams about how fracking license processes in rural Denmark expose cracks in the country’s supposedly robust democratic credentials.
- Leny Olivera writing in Upside Down World about the connections between patriarchy, violence and climate change, and how women in Bolivia and beyond are rising to meet these threats and challenges. (Este artículo esta también disponible en Español)
- Carey Averbook’s essay about climate change, Bolivia, women, vulnerablity and resilience was published by System Change not Climate Change.
- Leny Olivera and Carey Averbook, who jointly produced the Climate Change is About…Women photodocumentary, in Resilience.org reflecting on some key lessons they learned about resilience from their time spent with the women featured in the project.
April 2015: Special reporting on the 15th anniversary of the Cochabamba Water Revolt and its legacy in the world today. Check out the Newsletter too.
- Jim Shultz was in Foreign Policy in Focus and The Nation looking at the lessons to be drawn from the battle against Bechtel after the Water Revolt and how they inform our current struggles against TPP and TTIP.
- Aldo Orellana was in Narco News asking what happened in Bolivia after the water war, and what was the legacy for the global water movement.
- Philippa de Boissière discussed, in Upside Down World, how the same old dynamics that saw Bechtel trying to take over Cochabamba’s water in can be seen current cases of corporate conquistadors in Peru and Colombia.
- Thomas Mc Donagh was in Rabble reflecting on the Water Revolt and the current battle over water in Ireland.
- Jim Shultz had a letter published in the New York Times about the threat of ISDS contained in the TPP trade deal.
- We translated this piece from Los Tiempos on the potential for fracking in Bolivia.
- Thomas Mc Donagh appeared in print and online in Red Pepper writing about the potential threat that investor state protection clauses in the TTIP agreement could pose to efforts to ban fracking
Climate Change is About…Much More than Climate Change
A short and powerful video featuring women in resistance and resilience in Latin America, that also illustrates how climate change is about so much more than climate change.
The Democracy Center’s Digital Media Projects
- Getting Action – our blog and forum
- Climate Change is About…Women – photodocumentary project on climate change and gender in a Bolivian community (VERSION EN ESPAÑOL)
- Climate Change is About…Water – microsite on the impact of climate change in Bolivia (VERSION EN ESPAÑOL)
- Democracy Center News – our monthly newsletter
- Democracy Center TV – our YouTube channel (incluye contenido EN ESPAÑOL)
- Facebook – check out The Democracy Center page
- Twitter – follow us: @DemocracyCenter
Recent reporting from the Democracy Center (2010 -)
- Fracking with the Happy People (Common Dreams, 1st July 2015)
- In the Heat of the Pacific Trade Battle (Published letter, New York Times, 22nd May 2015)
- Latin America: Women in Resistance and Resilience (Upside Down World, 17th May 2015. Also on the Earth First! Newswire and the Global Justice Ecology Project)
- La tierra y las mujeres no somos territorio de conquista ni de explotación (Kaosenlared, 11th May 2015. Also on Upside Down World)
- Women, Violence and Climate Change (Resilience.org, 14th May 2015)
- Bolivia: 15 Years After the Cochabamba Water Revolt, Echoes in New Cases of Corporate Abuse (Upside Down World, 27th April 2015)
- The Case that Blew the Lid off the World Bank’s Secret Courts (FPIF, 24th April 2015 – also published in The Nation)
- Bolivia, 15 Years on from the Water War (Narco News, 23rd April 2015)
- There’s Something About Water (Rabble.ie, 20th April 2015)
- Fracking in Bolivia – the fracturing of Mother Earth (translation of Los Tiempos article, 22nd April 2015)
- TTIP: the corporate trump card (Red Pepper, Feb 2015)
- Oil giant takes aim at indigenous groups in Peru (New Internationalist, 19th Jan. 2015)
- El Quimbo, Colombia: Enel-Endesa’s ‘low carbon’ hydroelectric racket (The Ecologist, 13th Jan. 2015)
- Glencore Xstrata and corporate power in Peru (The Ecologist, 27th Dec. 2014)
- UN Climate Negotiators Drop the Ball in Lima—Now It’s Up to the Grassroots to Pick It Up (Yes! Magazine, 11th Dec. 2014)
- Bolivian women fight back against climate of violence (New Internationalist, 25th Nov. 2014. Also published in Upside Down World)
- Sembrando dignidad en plena batalla (ALAI.net, 25 de nov. 2014)
- Time for a New Containment Strategy? What Climate Marchers can Learn from the Cold War (Yes! Magazine, 29th Sept. 2014)
- Interview with Jim Shultz in New York for the People’s Climate March (Democracy Now!, 21st Sept. 2014)
- Estrategias del movimiento por justicia climática rumbo a la COP20 de Lima [RADIO] (Radio MundoReal, 16th Sept. 2014)
- El retorno del movimiento climático de base al escenario internacional (p19 of ALAI magazine, issue 498 Sept. 2014)
- Strategy conversations: From protest to proposal – Launch of alternative proposal to the global investment regime (bilaterals.org, 14th Sept. 2014)
- Bolivia, climate change and community resilience (STAND, 2nd Sept. 2014)
- Climate Comeback: A Grassroots Movement Steps Back into the International Arena (Yes! Magazine, 26th August 2014)
- To My Friend the Climate Defeatist: Here’s Why I’m Still in the Fight (Yes! Magazine, 29th April 2014). This piece also appeared in Common Dreams, Alternet and Resilience.org
- Allowing corporations to sue governments for changing their laws may be common, but it’s not good (OpenDemocracy, 24th April 2014)
- Bolivia and Britain: A Tale of Two Floods (The Ecologist, 11th March 2014)
- TPP – Power to the Corporations at the Expense of the Planet (The Ecologist, 17th Feb. 2014)
- Fracking for Energy Independence and Court in a Trap (Interviews with Democracy Center’s Thomas Mc Donagh by journalist Clare Speak)
- Bolivia: harshening climate meets traditional knowledge (The Ecologist, 30th Dec. 2013)
- Following Massacre, Bolivians Demand Extradition of Former President Residing in U.S. (Alternet, 21st Oct. 2013)
- Obama-Backed Trans-Pacific Partnership Expands Corporate Lawsuits Against Nations for Lost Profits [VIDEO] (Democracy Now! 6th June 2013)
- How Corporations are Subverting Attempts to Rein in their Power (AlterNet, 23rd May 2013)
Climate Adaptation: Saviour or False Hope? (New Internationalist 10th Dec. 2012)
- From Doha to Divestment: The Search for a Real Strategy to Combat Climate Change (Think Progress, Dec. 18th 2012) This piece also appeared in Yes! Magazine and Alternet
- Doom at Doha, but Hope Outside (Red Pepper, Dec. 2012)
- Why Care About COP 18? (New Internationalist 22nd Nov. 2012)
- We Have to be On Guard About False Solutions for Climate Change (Alternet, 29th Nov. 2012)
- Hometown Heroes: Three ways to win climate fights at the local level (Grist, 10th Sept. 2012) This piece also appeared on Alternet
- Rio+20: 5 Key Takeaways (Interview, Christian Science Monitor, July 2012)
- ‘What Should be Done About Water Scarcity in Latin America?’ (Latin America Advisor, Aug. 2012)
- Will ‘Green Economics’ Help Save the Environment or Just Sell it off to Corporations (Alternet, 15th June 2012) This piece also appeared on Salon.com
- Three Ways to Beat Corporate Giants (Yes! Magazine, 9th March 2012)
- Will Programs to Off-Set Carbon Emissions Fuel Further Conflict in Bolivia’s Forests? (Alternet, 21st Nov. 2011)
- Protests erupt in Bolivia and the U.S. targeting ‘progressive’ presidents failing to protect the environment (Alternet, 6th Sept. 2011.) The same piece also appeared in ‘Yes!’ Magazine
- Latin America finds a voice on climate change: with what impact? (NACLA, June 2010)
What others are saying about us…
Reviews of and reporting on our work
‘Democracy Center releases guide on corporate campaigning’
A review of our resource, Beating Goliath, from Rabble.ca
‘REDD at a crossroads in Bolivia’
Article from Mongabay about our 2011 report on forests and climate change in Bolivia
Profiles of the Democracy Center
Top Ten for Internet Activism
Video made in 2009 to celebrate the Democracy Center being named by Politics Online as one of the top ten groups using the internet to support activism
Armed with Democracy
Profile of the Democracy Center’s executive director, Jim Shultz (Sacramento News and Review, June 20, 2002)
Catchy Title, Solid Advice
Profile of Jim Shultz (Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, October 10, 2002)
Archived Media 2000-2010
The Blog from Bolivia
- Searchable database of over 600 posts from 2004-2010 on Bolivian politics, economy, society and culture, from our popular ‘Blog from Bolivia’
Voices from Latin America
- Archived microsite from our collaborative project that ran 2007-2010 aimed at bringing Latin American voices into foreign policy debates in the US
Jim Shultz interviewed about ‘Dignity and Defiance‘
(Democracy Now, April 19, 2010)
Evo Morales Accuses Right-Wing Governors of Trying to Stage Violent Coup
Jim Shultz as in-studio guest (Democracy Now, Sept 17 2008)
Chicago Public Radio interview with Jim Shultz
A New Alliance for the Americas?
Jim Shultz in a filmed panel discussion on U.S./Latin America relations (Grit TV , Feb 17, 2009)
IMF Policies Seen Firsthand in Bolivia
Interview with two Democracy Center volunteers (Seattle Times, April 9, 2005)
The Politics of Water in Bolivia
Editorial by Jim Shultz (The Nation, Feb 14, 2005)
Bringing it all Back Home
Article by Jim Shultz (New Internationalist, Jan 5, 2002)
Public pressure forces Becthtel to drop water case
Interview with Jim Shultz (Business News Americas, January 19, 2006)
Bolivian President Evo Morales Wins Critical Referendum on His Presidency
Interview with Jim Shultz (Democracy Now, Aug 12, 2008)
Autonomy Vote Threatens to Pull Bolivia Apart
Interview with Jim Shultz (Democracy Now, May 5, 2008)
Four of Bolivia’s Wealthiest Regions Declare Autonomy in Protest of New Constitution
Interview with Jim Shultz (Democracy Now, Dec 17, 2007)
Bolivia Country Profile:
Bolivia country profile (New Internationalist, May 2004)
Bloody Chaos over California Gas Deal
Opinion column (Sacramento Bee, Oct 2003)
An extended article from 1997 looking back at Proposition 13 and how it was still shaping the basic outlines of California government and politics nearly two decades later.
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