What's up Eastie?
Presently, in New Hampshire, our state legislative framework is being used to favor corporate privilege and deny Community Rights. Oppressive control of this framework by commercial and property interests, subordinates the rights of community members and subjects our communities to harm. Until the state liberates local law-making to prevent our communities from being used as mere resource colonies of the state, we will continue to fight every battle in a vacuum, while being denied the authority we believe we have, subject to a corporate-driven agenda.
Growing Roots and Rights for Just Communities: Hear stories from people and activists all over Ohio about how they have gotten involved in Community Rights to create the just communities they envision. Recorded September 2018 in Columbus at the Growing Roots and Rights Conference.
Citizen Action for Exeter's Environment, NHCRN,
& 350NH hosted a Screening of INVISIBLE HAND followed by Q&A with featured guest, Thomas Linzey esq., executive director and co-founder of Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF). Thomas spoke to how people in their communities can write binding laws that legalize economic, social, and environmental sustainability.
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)