What rights are we talking about? Listen to this reading and discussion of the Declaration of Independence.
Community Rights is not about begging or pleading. Community Rights is advancing, securing, and protecting both the rights of the people to democratically self-govern and recognizing the right of Nature to flourish and be healthy too.
A Climate Justice Perspective
The Just Transition
The Just Transition webinar, sponsored by The Climate Mobilization, with Gopal Dayaneni from Movement Generation. He invites us to envision the type of world we want for the future. Gives a clear, insightful explanation of an extractive society versus a regenerative one.
Gopal Dayaneni discusses Resilience in Organizations and Social Movements. He invites us to consider Nature’s ecological resilience mechanisms and apply them to social movement organizing and strategy.
Building Grassroots to Strengthen Movements: Gopal Dayaneni and Cindy Wiesner reflect back in 2014 on how the climate movement expanded to include Climate Justice. The video on the Black Mesa’s work for power without pollution and energy without injustice begins at 25:21.
Geoengineerings & Covid
Another interview with Gopal Dayaneni in which he talks about how COVID-19 has helped us see that we can subordinate the economic activity to rights and we can do it quickly! What would happen if we actually planned to do something like this?
Earth Law and Rights of Nature
Film: Invisible Hand – post viewing discussion
Post-viewing discussion of the paradigm-shifting film, Invisible Hand. Hosted by Virginia Community Rights Network. Guest speakers are Ben Price and Tish O’Dell, community organizers with CELDF, and the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund. “From Executive Producer Mark Ruffalo comes the world’s first documentary film on the Rights of Nature Movement, a ‘plot-twisting, eye-opening’ story about the current global battle between capitalism and democracy where the fight for our survival is at stake.”
For many years, the ownership of this New Zealand river was under dispute. Now, it “owns itself.” In what’s believed to be the world’s first, the Whanganui River has been granted legal personhood, with the same rights and responsibilities as you and me. Determining where a river ends and the rest of nature begins — that may be up for some debate.
A Letter From The Pandemic
We know where this virus came from, just as we can predict where the next will likely come from. Unless we stop it. It’s time to make our voices heard. It’s time to say enough is enough. Now that our own vulnerability has been laid bare, it’s time to demand #ExtinctionEndsHere — for all life on earth.
The Earth Is Our Mother
Peruvian spiritual teacher and ceremonial leader, Arkan Lushwala, discusses our dysfunctional relationship with the Earth.