News from the CELDF headquarters, press releases, and recent staff updates.
Press Releases & Updates Recent Posts
Guest Blog: American Propaganda
Propaganda is key to controlling our political landscape. Media literacy is crucial to our social activism – we must understand the elite’s control of mass media and how it distorts reality if we are going to stop the corporate state.
Blog: Matters of State Concern: The Tyranny of Preemption
The corporate state justifies obliterating local democracy through claims to be protecting the interests of residents across the state. We can no longer tolerate this tyranny.
PR: Ecosystem and Residents File Motion to Intervene In Federal Lawsuit
Crystal Spring Ecosystem and residents of Highland Township, PA, filed to intervene in a lawsuit today. Parties are fighting to block Seneca Resources’ plans to site a frack wastewater injection well in the Township as a violation of their Home Rule Charter.
Blog: Relying on Undemocratic Mechanisms to Achieve “Democracy”
Our system to elect the President is undemocratic – and so are efforts to use the electoral college to block President-elect Trump on inauguration day. We need systemic change if we are going to realize a democracy.
Blog: From Standing Rock to Million Women March and Beyond…if There is One
From North Dakota to Washington, D.C., people are gathering to protect water, air, and soil, and to make a stand for justice and equality. What’s next?
Community Rights Lane County Receives 2016 Community Service Award
Community Rights Lane County is the recipient of the Eugene Springfield Solidarity Network (ESSN) 2016 Community Service Award for their “faithful and dedicated service in the fight against injustice.” Congratulations!
PR: Cease and Desist Letter Issued to Highland Township Supervisors
Highland Township, PA, supervisors concede they don’t have the authority to remove the Township’s Water Authority Board after receiving a cease and desist letter. Supervisors have been harassing the Board as the community fights an injection well.
PR: Lafayette, CO, Residents Introduce Climate Bill of Rights and Protections
Lafayette, CO, residents introduce a law codifying the right to a healthy climate, and protecting and enforcing that right through non-violent direct action.
Community Rights Paper #15 – Stopping Climate Change: The Slow Train to Nowhere
The Paris Agreement will not stop climate change – most experts agree on that. What will? Only we, in our communities, can achieve the changes necessary to protect our communities and the planet.
Community Rights Paper #14: Democratic Rights Matter
There is a corporate state crack down on communities governing themselves and taking action to protect future generations. The crack down is evidence that these communities’ strategies are working, and striking at the power wielded against people and nature.