CELDF

Democracy School Online

For the first time, we’re very pleased to offer our full-length Democracy School online, for free! The School was recorded February 2017.

Democracy School Online is a stimulating and illuminating course that teaches residents and activists how to reframe exhausting and often discouraging single issue work (such as opposing fracking, pipelines, GMOs, etc.) in a way that we can confront corporate control and state preemption on a powerful single front: people’s inalienable rights.

Our educational initiative explores the limits of conventional regulatory organizing and offers a new organizing model that helps citizens confront the usurpation by corporations of the rights of communities, people, and earth. Lectures cover the history of people’s movements and corporate power, and the dramatic organizing over the last decade in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Ohio, Colorado, Washington, and Oregon by communities confronting agribusiness, the oil and gas industry, corporate hegemony over worker rights, and others.

The initiative is intended to help people see clearly through the fog, to understand their own history, and to drive change to the very basic foundations of this country. Such understanding builds momentum to unite, to resist, and to build anew.

Presenters are Kai Huschke, CELDF’s Northwest Community Rights organizer, and Brad Read, teacher and Community Rights proponent in Spokane, WA.

Thank you to Dancing Crow Media for recording and editing.

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The real safeguard of democracy, is education.
— Franklin D. Roosevelt