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Nature's Law: The Rights Of Nature To Exist
We have endowed ourselves, as humans, with rights considered inherent and fundamental - but did we ever consider granting Mother Nature any of those rights? Today, some are.
Published: 8:46 AM EDT September 9, 2018
Michelle Sanborn (New Hampshire Community Rights Network) & Mary Ellen Welch (East Boston Community Leader) join What's Up Eastie? to discuss community rights, the way governments infringe upon those rights, and how communities can fight back.
Listen here: wue-5-30-18_communityrights2.mp3
Merrily Mazza, COCRN
Lafayette, CO, city council member discusses how they passed the first Climate Bill of Rights to stand up to corporate power in Eugene, OR.
Heard on Fresh Air with DAVE DAVIES
Law professor Adam Winkler says that in the past 200 years, businesses have gone to court claiming constitutional rights that were originally intended for people. His new book is We the Corporations.
Corporations are taking more and more of our commons, even to the point of taking our water. Thomas Linzey Esq joins us to talk about how we can take back control.
Thomas Linzey is the executive director and an attorney for the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, which has assisted close to 200 communities across the country in eight states to adopt binding local laws that elevate community rights to sustainability over corporate rights and powers.
Tell Me a Story: Community Activist
Community Rights Lane County founder Michelle Holman talks about the importance of fighting for the health, safety and welfare of Lane County residents. (Kelly Lyon/The Register-Guard)