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Cautionary Tales of Fracking Tour in California: March 15th-22nd

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Featured on 25th February, 2014 | No Comments

uprising croppedJoin us and all of our statewide and national allies as we hit the road again this March for the Cautionary Tales of Fracking Tour in California, spurred by the Stop the Frack Attack Network (STFA), of which Global Exchange is a steering committee member.
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New Release: A Call to Action for Nature’s New Economy

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange Community, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 20th February, 2014 | 1 Comment

RON-300x262Last year a wise counsel of 32 leading global thinkers came together to discuss the power and promise of The Rights of Nature in transforming the “endless more” economy to living Earth economy. The Stillheart Declaration on Rights of Nature and the Economics of the Biosphere was released on February, 20, 2014 —appropriately, it is also the World Day of Social Justice. We hope it will inspire as much imagination, new energy, collaborative work and attention as those who wrote it.
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A Summit on the Equator, Seeking New Rules for Nature

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, Global Exchange Community, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 3rd February, 2014 | No Comments

The following post was co-written by Osprey Orielle Lake & Shannon Biggs.  — A Summit on the Equator, Seeking New Rules for Nature Hosted by the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature (GARN), leaders of the emerging Rights of Nature movement gathered for an international summit in Pensaqui, Ecuador from January 13-17, 2014. We […]
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Welcome to ‘Frackland’: Does a River Have the Right Not to be Polluted?

Posted by in Community Rights on 28th January, 2014 | No Comments

Toxic waste water cannot be treated.
http://www.nofrackingway.us/2012/12/17/frackin-andys-house/Hydraulic fracturing for natural gas or ‘fracking’ is one of the dirtiest forms of energy on the planet. Halting its destructive impact requires regulation and community control, but also something much deeper: the transformation of relationships between society and nature.
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Planting Seeds with Vandana Shiva & Prince Charles: Reality Tour to India’s Earth University

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, Featured, Global Exchange Community, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Reality Tours on 11th December, 2013 | 2 Comments

Prince Charles VandanaOver a billion people live in India. High levels of poverty and pollution met our Reality Tour in the cities, just as environmental degradation could be spied throughout the countryside. Yet India is equally a land of peaceful, transformative revolution and a cultural and spiritual legacy of dignity for people and sacred respect for the Earth. Along with spending time with world renowned Vandana Shiva, it is this dichotomy that we are here to explore in the age of climate chaos, corporate globalization and its quest for endless growth on a finite planet. Rights of Nature, which, as put forward in the Constitutions of Ecuador, Bolivia and New Zealand, and a growing number of U.S. communities—defines legal rights for ecosystems to “exist, flourish, and regenerate their natural capacities.” What is the promise of Rights of Nature in a place like this?
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Can Rights of Nature Help Us Rewrite Our Human Story?

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights on 7th November, 2013 | 3 Comments

RONThe 2013 Rights of Nature summit brought together top minds from across the globe to put forward a new vision for integrating rights of nature into diverse movements.
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Getting Down with the Global Frackdown, Year 2

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Featured, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 22nd October, 2013 | No Comments

Tayelyn and Elise Hill say no to fracking.The second annual Global Frackdown showcased the breadth and depth of the opposition to fracking, in California and across the planet.
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A One-Man Fracking Ban

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy on 30th September, 2013 | 3 Comments

3fda5cd1d9b6c221448fd6a7164ec25bWhen J. Stephen Cleghorn realized his certified-organic farm was at risk of being “fracked” for shale gas extraction, he became the first private property owner in the United States to use a “Rights of Nature” deed easement banning all activities that would do systemic harm to the ecosystem both above and deep below the surface of his farm.
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There Is No Planet B: Update on Rights of Nature at the United Nations

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Guest Posts, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 28th August, 2013 | 1 Comment

earth--there is no planet bThe goal of the UN’s new “high-level political forum” (HLPF) is to keep “sustainable development” high on national agendas. But is “sustainable development” our end goal — and by whose definition? We cannot separate what we do to the Earth from what we do to ourselves. Yet, every element of our current, neoliberal economic system is intertwined with the idea that the natural world is property. We trivialize the fullness of life and diversity of natural world by labeling its elements “resources,” We must change this in our communities and through institutions like the United Nations.
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The Bay Area Turns Up the Heat!

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Featured on 25th July, 2013 | No Comments

GXAug3KXLHere in California, people of the Bay Area will rise up at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, CA on August 3rd. Just days before the one year anniversary of the Chevron Refinery explosion, we’ll join the Summer Heat Richmond coalition and say No to Chevron, No to Tar Sands Oil, Stop Climate Chaos and Yes to Green Energy.
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