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THESIS: Anticapitalism and Environmentalism in the American Rights of Nature Movement
Canadian honors student, Camylle Lanteigne, unpacks the connection between anticapitalism and ecocentrism in the Rights of Nature Movement. Her research focuses on CELDF’s philosophy as a framework for her arguments.
Virginia Network Launched to Challenge Corporatism and Dillon’s Rule, Advance Rights of Nature
The Network has been initiated by residents who worked to protect Buckingham County, Virginia from a proposed large-scale fracked gas compressor station for the now-defeated Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
Webinar: Expanding Rights-Based Organizing During a Crisis
A live Q&A with CELDF organizers on Expanding Rights-Based Organizing During a Crisis.
Corporate Actors Challenged in Lincoln County, OR: Ecosystem, Petitioners Defend Ordinance
Press Release: Petitioners in Lincoln County, OR filed a detailed appeal to a court decision that overturned a local law banning aerially sprayed pesticides as a violation of people’s right to clean air, water, and soil and natural ecosystems’ rights. The Siletz River ecosystem was denied intervention in the case.
New Hampshire Supreme Court: Allow People to Defend Against Corporate Lawsuits
Nottingham, New Hampshire residents appeal Supreme Court to defend their Freedom from Chemical Trespass Ordinance. Adopted in 2019, this ordinance secures the right to a climate system capable of sustaining human societies, bans all corporate activities that infringe that right, and grants residents the right to defend the law in court.
CELDF REPORT: Corporations Are Suing Cities Across the USA
A new Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund report details a standard operating procedure of how corporate interests, and the politicians who serve them, retain power.
Stand With George Floyd: Life > Property
When violent police forces rooted in white supremacy defend property rather than human beings, then property destruction becomes a collective act of self-defense. CELDF stands in solidarity with protesters outraged by racial injustice and violence. #BlackLivesMatter
A Closer Look: Exploring the Rights of Nature on June 3
A Live Q&A Session with CELDF organizers taking a Closer Look at the Rights of Nature.
Common Dreams: Abolish Earth Day
For 50 years, environmentalists have celebrated the illusion that the law is on their side. Earth Day’s laws have systematically failed to guard against mass species die-offs, the climate crisis, deadly air pollution, the corporatization of freshwater, and the largest loss of biodiversity in human history.
50 Years of Earth Day – What Are We Celebrating?
This year CELDF will be hosting an online Q&A with organizers who have been engaging communities across the country in paradigm-shifting work for decades.
Rights of Nature Interview on KB00 Radio!
Pacific Northwest organizer, Kai Huschke, details how COVID-19 has opens timely conversation about the Rights of Nature as a legal framework for protecting Nature.
People Power in a Time of Pandemic
In this interview, Kai speaks on the current state of community rights, gives an explanation of the events taking place in Grant Township, and talks about how we must take this time during Covid-19 to progress forward in the movement.