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Community rights over corporate rights. How?

Posted by in Community Rights on 10th February, 2011 | No Comments

democracyschoolIn the face of corporate power today, the struggle for real, lasting change and the efforts to assert real people’s rights over corporation’s ‘personhood’ rights is being championed by some very special communities throughout the US.

Holy Frack! Pittsburgh Bans Gas Drilling Through Rights-based Ordinance

Posted by in Community Rights on 18th November, 2010 | No Comments

Fracking FairytalePittsburgh has taken a stand against corporate power and has just become the first major U.S. city to adopt a rights-based ordinance that includes the legal rights for nature. Communities like Pittsburgh are discovering their lack of decision-making power in their own communities and are taking a stand through a rights-based approach. Pittsburgh’s ability to take on corporate injustice says a lot about the future of communities to truly stop unwanted harm rather than just postpone it.

Community Rights VS Corporate Power: What Would Rosa Parks Do?

Posted by in Community Rights on 3rd June, 2010 | No Comments

shasta city council meetingOK…technically, Rosa Parks took a seat for rights, but when it comes to corporations citing unwanted and dangerous projects, communities are taking a stand for rights.  A stand for their right to determine what happens in the place where we live. A stand for the right not to be a sacrifice zone for corporate profits. […]