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Daily Camera: Merrily Mazza: Why we need a Lafayette Climate Bill of Rights
Lafaytte, CO, City Councilwoman Merrily Mazza co-sponsors the Lafayette Climate Bill of Rights and Protections, calling for nonviolent civil disobedience to end unjust laws under the corporate state.
Akron Beacon Journal: LTE – Right to Local Control
The Ohio legislature adopted HB 463, further stripping communities of local control. Portage County residents speak out, vowing they will press forward with a county-wide rights-based charter.
Akron Beacon Journal: How lame ducks narrowed the right of Ohioans to take issues to the ballot
The editorial board speaks out against the Ohio legislature’s stripping residents of their right to initiative.
Kane Republican: Former water/sewer board is back in Highland
Highland Township Supervisors in Highland, PA, abandon their efforts to illegitimately remove the Water Authority board. Highland residents are fighting to protect themselves from an injection well, while their Supervisors ally with the fracking industry.
Daily Camera: Lafayette considers legalizing civil disobedience against fracking operations
City Council in Lafayette, CO, advances a Climate Bill of Rights and Protections ordinance that legalizes nonviolent direct action to protect against oil and gas drilling.
94.1 KPFA: Community and Ecosystem Rights
CELDF’s Thomas Linzey discusses how people are able to protect and preserve the places they call home – especially when governments fail to do so.
Yes! Magazine: As a Trump Administration Fast Approaches, Cities and Towns Gear Up for Political Resistance
Community Bills of Rights are a tool to protect rights at the local level, such as Barnstead, NH’s prohibition on religious identification requirements, and Grant Township, PA’s, ban fracking activities to protect clean air and water.
The World: Local control can replace 19th-century energy thinking
Coos County, OR, residents aim to transform their community through Community Rights, democratizing energy development and creating sustainability. They’re willing to challenge unjust laws to do so.
Oberlin News-Tribune: We must oppose unjust laws
An Oberlin, OH, resident urges resistance to unjust laws forcing the Nexus pipeline into the City. It is a call for courage and to follow in the footsteps of prior rights-based movements, such as the Abolitionists, Suffragists, and Civil Rights Movement.
Democracy Journal: Nature and the Law
While President-elect Trump appoints climate change deniers to office, Earth is hurtling towards ecosystem collapse. Communities are working to protect our environment through the recognition of its fundamental rights.