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“Wouldn’t You Say?”
Welcome to CELDF’s new commentary series that focuses on key concepts in our work to advance Community Rights and the Rights of Nature.
Superficially, these may appear to be separate movements for legal rights but, as we have come to understand, everything’s connected and the artificial separation of human communities from the natural communities that we refer to as “ecosystems” allows the migration of imprudent and commercially biased dogmas into environmental and political policies. Like our “Fast Facts Friday” whiteboard videos, “Wouldn’t you say?” treats key legal, political and ethical concepts with an eye to brevity and accessibility. We hope they’ll be helpful to you and all of our CELDF community.
News from the Grassroots
“Water is Us” – This Time on Webinar Wednesday…
Yamhill County, Oregon, Virtual Democracy School
Wouldn’t You Say? – Saving the Economy Means Not Saving Nature
Badges and Incidents of Slavery
Tumbled by the surf: Figuring out which wave to ride next for recognizing rights
Wouldn’t You Say? – Materialism is Substance Abuse, Literally
Our Fast Facts are quick introductions to big ideas and concepts tackled by the Community Rights Movement! Check out our Fast Facts and find resources to more information to further your knowledge on the topics! Watch them all here.