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Common Dreams: Biden’s Executive Order on Climate Crisis Exposes Need for Constitutional Change
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.
Common Dreams: ‘It Is Like Satire’: Prince Charles’ Terra Carta Is a Manifesto for the Status Quo
The ecological crisis demands we protect the Rights of Nature from being watered down. A opinion piece by CELDFs Ben Price.
Grant Township sued again over refusal to allow fracking water
Coverage on the ongoing Rights of Nature efforts in Grant Township – see the full original article by the Indiana Gazette.
Truthout: The American Petroleum Institute Is Working to Kill Voting on Local Measures
Over the past five years, organizers in seven Ohio communities (three cities, four counties) have qualified ballot measures to recognize enforceable rights of ecosystems and human rights to water. All take the historic and bold step of elevating these basic rights above the legal privileges currently enjoyed by private corporations in the United States.
Coast Range Radio Interview with Kai Huschke
Coast Range Radio interviews Kai Huschke of CELDF and Oregon Community Rights Network. They discuss the community rights movement and Kai provides exciting examples of Oregon communities leading efforts to protect their local environment and community health by confronting corporate power.
Common Dreams: Rights of Nature Debate Reaches New Heights
A bill was just proposed in Missouri to ban Rights of Nature litigation, the American Petroleum Institute just filed a brief to oppose local Rights of Nature laws, as the Democratic Party shows interest in the concept.
Lisa Burroughs for Ashtabula County Water Watch interviews CELDF’s Tish O’Dell on the Rights of Nature Movement in an October 2020 edition of North Coast Voice Magazine.
Reuters: ‘Dramatic’ global rise in laws defending rights of nature
From Bolivia to New Zealand, rivers and ecosystems in at least 14 countries have won the legal right to exist and flourish, as a new way of safeguarding nature gains steam. This new legal route to protect the planet – overriding the long-held human right to harm – bring fresh arguments to court, rally communities and shift local politics.
Earth Defenders Warn Against Democrats Undermining ‘Rights of Nature’ Movement With Watered-Down Approach
Rights of Nature advocates caution against handing over Rights of Nature oversight to the Democratic Party.
COMING SOON: World Premiere of ‘Invisible Hand’
From Executive Producer Mark Ruffalo comes the world’s first documentary film on the Rights of Nature Movement. Attend the virtual world premiere followed by a panel discussion around the Rights of Nature Movement.
100 Years Later: Reflections on the 19th Amendment
One hundred years ago, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, purporting to grant women the right to vote in the United States. In reality, this right applied only to white women; explicitly racist laws during and beyond the Jim Crow era categorically prohibited Black people from voting, and kept Indigenous and many Asian, Middle Eastern, and Latinx people from obtaining citizenship.
Rights of Nature with United Church of Christ Pastor
The UCC hosts CELDFs Tish O’Dell for a Rights of Nature presentation. Watch the full webinar here!