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Youth and the Rights of Nature

Posted by in Community Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 13th October, 2011 | No Comments

Students-with-ShoshoneThis guest blog was written by Debra Weistar, co-director of Finding the Good Traveling Semester Program. “This was the most amazing day ever.  I learned more today than in all the years of my education.” –Wyatt Maniarrez, Oct. 6, 2011, after attending a court hearing between the Western Shoshone and the Bureau of Land Management […]
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Community Rights vs. Corporate Rights: What School Did Not Teach Me Pt. I

Posted by in Community Rights on 16th August, 2011 | 1 Comment

HANNAH POST 1 IMAGEThe following is the first of a two part series written by Hannah Zucherman about her experience working as the Community Rights Program intern at Global Exchange this summer. Hannah will be starting her third year at Sonoma State University next week. As an intern to the Community Rights Program at Global Exchange this summer, I learned a lot —and most of what I learned is not in line with what the public school system taught me growing up.
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See Nature in a New Right – Ecuador GAIA Reality Tour

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange News & Events on 15th August, 2011 | 3 Comments

Tungarajua VolcanoYOU can go to the Amazon! Apply now for Founders Tour to Ecuador Global Exchange & Green Festival Co-founder Kevin Danaher & Rights of Nature expert Shannon Biggs. Here’s more about the trip from Shannon, who went on a similar trip 2 years ago, and will be going on this one too.
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G.E.L.T.: Week 2 Project Development

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 11th June, 2011 | No Comments

operationwesquatKate Powers shares her experiences as a participant in Global Exchange’s Leadership Training program. Read what she and others are doing to address a major problem in post-industrial cities– abandoned, rundown houses.
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Faces of the 2011 Human Rights Awards Gala

Posted by in Community Rights, Fair Trade, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 7th June, 2011 | 1 Comment

Ben Cohen, Tex Dworkin, Kevin Danaher, Jerry Greenfield Photo Credit: Natalie MottleyThe Ninth Annual Human Rights Awards was a great success! The sold out event included inspirational speeches by three incredible honorees, witty banter by event emcees Ben & Jerry (in tuxedos!), and the participation of the entire Global Exchange staff, board, and community. All in all, a great success. But don’t take my word for it; check out the pics!
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Vision: How to Change Our Laws So That Corporations Don’t Trump Communities

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange News & Events on 24th May, 2011 | No Comments

blogimage_acidminedrainage.jpg_thumbs_600x943_310x220The following originally appeared on Alternet. — Our environmental laws and regulations, rather than put in place protections for the environment, instead seem to be written to exploit it. Here’s what can we do about it. The following is excerpted from the recently released book, The Rights of Nature: The Case for a Universal Declaration […]
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Pablo Solon on Rights of Nature

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange News & Events on 5th May, 2011 | No Comments

Pablo Solón at the UNIts been a whirlwind of activity since we launched the book The Rights of Nature: The Case for a Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth, during Earth Day week with our partners at the Council of Canadians and Fundacion Pachamama, in time for the first ever United Nations dialog including Rights of Nature. The emerging conversation around nature’s rights was elevated to a whole new level.
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VIDEO: Shannon Biggs & Maude Barlow on Recognizing the Rights of Nature

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events on 26th April, 2011 | No Comments

Image Credit: GRITtvThe following video originally aired April 20th on GRITtv. In it, Shannon Biggs & Maude Barlow speak about recognizing the Rights of Nature.
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Nature Stands Up at the United Nations

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 19th April, 2011 | No Comments

RONWildlawLaunch_smallThis week, at the apex of the anniversary of the Gulf oil disaster and Earth Day, a bold question is being asked at the United Nations for the very first time: What if nature had rights?
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Upcoming Rights of Nature Book Launch Events

Posted by in Community Rights on 15th April, 2011 | No Comments

RON-CoverAs this year’s Earth Day approaches, can we envisage for ourselves a future based not on exploiting nature as property but upon recognizing the nature has inherent rights to exist, thrive, and evolve? A growing number of people involved in the Rights of Nature movement are saying, “yes, we can – and we must. “ Global Exchange is excited to announce the release of a new book next week, Rights of Nature: Making a Case for the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth, co-developed by Global Exchange, the Council of Canadians, and Fundacion Pachamama.
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