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Latest in Media

  • Democracy Center director Jim Shultz in Yes! Magazine reflecting on the People’s Climate March, the need for hope and strategy, and the applicability of Cold War thinking to the climate crisis.
  • Voices of climate marchers in five cities on three continents are captured on our blog answering the question: “What does climate change mean to you?”
  • Thomas Mc Donagh and Aldo Orellana of our NJGI programme on, in conversation with two Argentinean activists about an ‘alternative proposal to the global investment regime’
  • Researcher Sian Cowman reflects on the themes of climate change and community resilience encountered in her fieldwork in Bolivia, on the STAND website.
  • Jim Shultz outlines, in Yes! Magazine, the key strategy approaches that the climate movement should be developing around COP20, according to interviewees for our new report.

Latest Video

Seeds of Resilience is a beautiful video filmed in the Bolivian Andes illustrating how seed diversity strengthens climate resilience among local populations exposed to the impacts of climate change.



The Democracy Center’s Digital Media Projects

Recent reporting from the Democracy Center (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

‘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

On Globalization

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
(Downloadable Mp3)

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)

Water Fallout
Reporting from Jim Shultz for ‘In These Times’ on the Water Revolt – a Project Censored winner in 2001

On Bolivia

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)

Leasing the Rain
Film on the Cochabamba water revolt (PBS, July 5, 2002). For the transcript of the entire program click here.

On California

How Big Corporations Became Proposition 13′s Biggest Winners

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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