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Reclaiming Our Future at Rio+20: The Green Economy Versus Rights of Mother Earth

Posted by in Community Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 21st March, 2012 | No Comments

La Via Campesina - Massive MarchThe international peasants and farmers organization, La Via Campesina, ends their global Call to Action for the upcoming June 16-18 Rio +20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) with ‘GLOBALIZE THE STRUGGLE!! GLOBALIZE HOPE!!!’ The stakes are high in Rio. As Via Campesina points out, “Twenty years later, governments should have reconvened to review their commitments and progress, but in reality the issue to debate will be the “green economy” led development, propagating the same capitalist model that caused climate chaos and other deep social and environmental crises.”

COP17: The Great Escape III

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, World News & Events on 8th December, 2011 | No Comments

photo: project survival mediaAfter 9 days of negotiations there is no doubt that we saw this movie before. It is the third remake of Copenhagen and Cancun. Same actors. Same script. The documents are produced outside the formal negotiating scenario . In private meetings, dinners which the 193 member states do not attend. The result of these meetings is known only on the last day.

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.

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?

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.

New Rights of Nature Book Coming Soon!

Posted by in Community Rights on 31st March, 2011 | 8 Comments

Rights of Nature book coverGlobal Exchange is pleased to announce the upcoming release on April 21st of a new book that explores these questions and more. Co-developed by Global Exchange, Council of Canadians and Fundacion Pachamama, the book titled Rights of Nature: Making a Case for the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth, begins to reveal the path of a movement that is driving the cultural and legal shift that is necessary to transform our human relationship with nature away from being property-based and towards a rights-based model of balance.

COP16 in Cancun: A Student’s Final Adventure

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 22nd December, 2010 | 2 Comments

Julianne (l) with Global Exchange's Shannon BiggsAs one of the many interns who has passed through the doors of Global Exchange, I experienced more than I expected while working there.

Getting the Message from the UNFCCC: “Just Go Home.” . . . and ORGANIZE!

Posted by in Community Rights, World News & Events on 11th December, 2010 | 1 Comment

cancun_gate_by_ShtigMonths before civil society boarded planes or hopped on busses and bikes destined for Cancun (yes, we met up with a small contingent of cyclists arriving from West Virginia) — it was clear that we weren’t really very welcome.

Rights Versus Markets: The Heart of the Debate in Cancun?

Posted by in Community Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 9th December, 2010 | 2 Comments

Respect rightsIn the middle of week two at COP16, protests have begun to erupt, both inside the halls of the Moon Palace, and outside in the streets of Cancun. When la Via Campesina, the world’s largest movement of peasant and smallholder farmers, called for a global day of action yesterday, people around the world responded. The day of action was called ’1000 Cancuns’.

December 7th…Global Day of Action-1000 Cancuns

Posted by in World News & Events on 27th November, 2010 | 1 Comment

via-campesina-1000-cancunsClimate activist from around the globe have been planning activities on and around December 7 to unite as a community for climate justice and to denounce false solutions to climate change. Get involved by participating where ever you are!

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