Listen to CELDF’s radio program – Democracy Matters – every Thursday at 10am Eastern/7am Pacific at   You can also podcast the show each week at, click on “Democracy Matters.”

On this week’s program we interview CELDF Organizer Shireen Parsons about mountaintop removal mining, have a roundtable discussion on what good it does or doesn’t do to change our lightbulbs and recycle (we cite Derrick Jensen’s article ‘Forget Shorter Showers’, and we discuss the Civil Rights Cases in which the U.S. Supreme Court found that ‘private actors’ such as inns and theatres did not have to uphold the constitutional rights of the freed slaves and thus how corporations today can violate your constitutional rights at will.

Each week we bring you stories from the frontlines as communities bring rights-based organizing to their communities – asserting their local self-governing authority to make the critical decisions that affect their lives and their community.


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