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PGE Sues Grant Township
Third lawsuit against the Township (pop. 700) for trying to protect its drinking water
‘The Courts Are a Sham’
New Hampshire Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Rights of Nature, Healthy Climate Arguments
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News from the Grassroots
The ecological crisis demands we protect the Rights of Nature from being watered down. A opinion piece by CELDFs Ben Price.
To advance political education in the Granite State, the New Hampshire Community Rights Network (NHCRN) has compiled an in-depth pamphlet to explore a transformation of New Hampshire's form of government.
Guest Blog: Civil Society Groups Warn Against Anti-Protest Legislation Following Siege of US Capital
The January 6, 2021 siege of the Capital by white supremacists groups showcased preferential treatment by law enforcement. The double standards are undeniable. Now, dangerous legislation threatens to stifle peaceful protests and civil disobedience against injustice and oppression.
In 2020, members of the Pennsylvania Community Rights Network engaged in a statewide support campaign for a state constitutional amendment to place the rights of people over the interests of private corporations - empowering communities to heighten state protections for civil, human and ecosystem rights.
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Register today for this virtual Democracy School in Ashtabula, Ohio! Co-sponsored by Ashtabula County Water Watch and CELDF.
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February 3, 2021
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