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Legalizing Sustainability? Santa Monica Recognizes Rights of Nature

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy on 11th April, 2013 | 8 Comments

In a water-poor community, recycling water is part of sustainable living.First-in-California law seeks to make sustainability legal: On April 9, the City Council of Santa Monica voted 7-0 to adopt the state’s first ever Bill of Rights for Sustainability, directing the city to “recognize the rights of people, natural communities and ecosystems to exist, regenerate and flourish.” Santa Monica joins dozens of U.S. communities, the nations of Ecuador, Bolivia, and New Zealand in the fast-growing movement for Nature’s Rights.
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Beyond Personhood: Why Corporations Love the Constitution More Than You do

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 16th January, 2013 | 16 Comments

Got rights?January 21st marks the 3rd anniversary of the SCOTUS Citizen United ruling that opened the corporate-funded floodgates. While criticizing corporate personhood has hit the mainstream, questioning the Constitution remains the ultimate taboo.Shannon Biggs and Randy Hayes ask, “What do you love about the U.S. Constitution?” and explore what the Constitution is…and isn’t.
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This Election’s 4 Deepest Democracy Victories You Missed

Posted by in Community Rights, Elect Democracy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 12th November, 2012 | 5 Comments

susan bWhat does Susan B. Anthony have in common with voters in Montana, Ohio and Pennsylvania? What you probably missed in the glare of the pundits flashy graphics and Wed-morning quarterbacking were the real victories by and for people actually asserting their rights on Election Day. And regardless of political affiliation; against the dollars and scare tactics of huge corporations; sometimes against their own elected officials; AND against the mighty Robed Nine of the Supreme Court—they WON.
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