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For All to See: Bias of New Hampshire Judiciary Exposed in Rights of Nature, Healthy Climate Proceedings
In 2019, Nottingham residents passed a Freedom from Chemical Trespass Ordinance securing the rights of ecosystems and of townspeople to a "climate system capable of sustaining human societies." Now New Hampshire courts have sided with corporations who infringe on those rights, revealing a pattern of ...
Tribal nations, community and environmental groups in Minnesota have fought to stop the Line 3 Enbridge pipeline in Northern Minnesota. The pipeline violates several treaties with the Ojibwe people that establish their right to hunt, fish, and gather along the proposed route. The pipeline would cross ...
Demands to abolish the Electoral College and restructure the U.S. Supreme Court can be pegged to substantive constitutional change. It's the role of movements to demand and make changes to the "applicable law," and its interpretation.
A new democratic organizational structure for CELDF will empower collaboration and expansion into new areas of the movement.
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We invite you to join us for a three-part Earth Day webinar Q&A series as we facilitate honest and open conversations about the shortcomings and compromises of Environmental Activism and how we can be empowered to move Beyond Earth Day.
February 3, 2021
oin the conversation on Wednesday, February 3rd @ 5:30pm to 7:00pm PST
February 10, 2021
Participate in a meaningful and dynamic conversation around public health and the cost of water.
INVISIBLE HAND: Sept. 4, 2020
Immerse yourself in the fundamentals of our current legal system.
Learn how to better understand the issues of our time.
Discover the keys to affect lasting change.Learn More