The Community Rights Movement in the United States

Our existing system of law is aimed at constant growth, development, and extraction – and conventional environmental advocacy works around the edges of this system, rather than takes it on directly. Unsurprisingly, more than forty years after our major environmental laws were passed – from species loss, to toxins in the environment, to global warming – things have gotten worse. It’s time to change our activism to focus on changing the system itself, rather than continuing to work around it. This month, PM Press published CELDF’s White Paper – on how we are changing our activism – building a new people’s movement aimed at fundamental, systemic change.

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