Stories by Jim Shultz

 Jim Shultz is the founder and executive director of The Democracy Center based in San Francisco and Bolivia. For two decades he has supported and trained thousands of citizen activists across five continents. He tweets at @jimshultz. subscribe to Jim Shultz's feed

Posted on: Dec 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The most significant and irreversible threat that our generation poses to the future is marked by an almost complete political incapacity to act.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Around the world, citizens are organizing and winning urgent local battles against oil barons, the coal industry, and other powerful interests hell-bent on blocking meaningful environmental and climate action.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet

What we need most at the Earth Summit in Rio is not a superficial battle over a phrase, but a deep discussion about what it must mean.

Posted on: Sep 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Together these two actions highlight important, universal lessons about what it takes to press for protection of the planet, in countries both wealthy and impoverished.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2002, Source: Pacific News Service

Two years ago, rioters protesting increased water rates forced the U.S. company in Bolivia to pack its bags and leave. Now the corporation is using secret World Bank proceedings to get revenge.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2000, Source: Pacific News Service

The U.S. war on drugs is at the very center of one of the worst political crises to rock Bolivia in decades. Protests over U.S.-bankrolled military bases in coca-growing regions, among other hot political topics, have resulted in at least 10 deaths and hundreds of injuries.