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HI Nia, thanks for sharing this. I have just been reading ‘Rights of Nature and Mother Earth’ which has just been published by the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature, and wanted to share it with you (see link @ to coincide with the International Rights of Nature Tribunal (http://TheRightsofNature.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87ed6b2ba86c4cd4f1 c93a720&id= 8ccb162a9 4&e=7c7b6867b8) on Friday – Saturday December 4-5, 9am – 6pm, Maison des Metallos, 94 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris
Cases to be heard will include Climate Crimes against Nature • Financialization of Nature Agro-Food Industry/GMOs• Mega-dams in the Amazon • Fracking • Defenders of Mother Earth • Oil Expoitation Ecocides. In addition, six new cases will be
Click for Agenda Details (http://TheRightsofNature.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87ed6b2ba86c4cd4f1c93a720&id=4fde13b3a7&e=7c7b6867b8)
“Together we can Change Everything. Starting Now. Shifting culture and law to truly protect people is the civil rights struggle of our time and its already happening in communities across the nation. Changing the rules will require more than tinkering at the margins of the current legal, political and corporate-led economic system; it will require a system change from the grassroots. It all begins with neighbors coming together to change their community. Movement Rights provides organizing and legal support for communities to assert their right to local self governance with our partners; leadership and international movement building for the rights of nature; and connects Indigenous leadership, wisdom and analysis toward living in balance with natural systems. Are you ready to join us?
Rights of nature define legal rights for ecosystems “to exist, flourish and regenerate their natural capacities.” These laws challenge the status of nature as mere property and while not stopping development, recognizing legal rights of nature stops the kind of development that interferes with the existence and vitality of ecosystems. It provides a legal framework for an ethical and spiritual relationship to the Earth and the Sky. And its been growing at the local and national level around the world. In the last decade, three countries and dozens of communities have passed laws recognizing “legal standing” for ecosystems.
This report “Rights of Nature & Mother Earth: Sowing seeds of resistance, love and change” isn’t just a challenge to the UN climate framework. It is a call for Earth’s real revolution, a reawakening of the Sacred, and a legal framework to support real system change based on the inalienable rights of nature—of Mother Earth—of which our own human rights and the fate of humanity cannot be separated.”
Thanks again, Tim
Hi Nia, thanks for sharing this. I was just reading ‘ Rights of Nature and Mother Earh: seeds of resistance, love and change, just published by the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature ( you can find this at http://movementrights.org).
The Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature are holding events in Paris right now and they include many Indigenous voices, thought you might be interested.
** Giving Mother Earth A Voice in Paris
Friends and colleagues from around the world have converged on Paris to present viable systemic alternatives to the historic Climate Change negotiations underway at UN FCCC COP21. The following are a series of Tribunal related events scheduled for the next few days:
Click for Flyer of Tribunal related events (http://TheRightsofNature.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87ed6b2ba86c4cd4f1c93a720&id=d68f933303&e=7c7b6867b8) .
** International Rights of Nature Tribunal (http://TheRightsofNature.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87ed6b2ba86c4cd4f1c93a720&id=8ccb162a94&e=7c7b6867b8)
Friday – Saturday December 4-5, 9am – 6pm, Maison des Metallos, 94 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris
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