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From the Mouths of Babes at Rio+20 “Join me in Earth Revolution”

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 28th June, 2012 | 4 Comments

Indig Ecuador signs decThe United Nations Rio + 20 Summit on Sustainable Development was a dismal, if predictable, failure. Global Exchange’s Community Rights Director Shannon Biggs reports on the news from Rio—the not so bad, the bad, and the ugly and points to some inspiring youth voices that could be heard above the din.
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RIO+20: A Defining Choice

Posted by in Community Rights, Guest Posts, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 25th June, 2012 | 1 Comment

Rio Earth Summit signDavid Korten, author of Agenda for a “New Economy, The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community”, and the international best seller “When Corporations Rule the World” shares his thoughts on the Rio+20 Earth Summit which took place last week.
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New Report on Rights of Nature Confronts the ‘Greed’ Economy Agenda at Rio +20

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 18th June, 2012 | No Comments

The new "Rights of Nature: Planting Seeds of Real Change" reportCommunity Rights Program Director, Shannon Biggs, is on the ground in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this week to launch Global Exchange’s new report, “Rights of Nature: Planting the Seeds of Change.” The report explores how recognizing the Rights of Nature provides an alternative cultural and legal framework to the official corporate-led ‘Green (or Greed) Economy’ agenda being put forward by the UN.
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A chance for youth to “right” a sustainable future

Posted by in Community Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 15th June, 2012 | No Comments

Doing GOOD this SummerShould a river have the right to flow? Do trees have the right to grow? What does it mean to give nature rights and how different would our world look if we did? These are just a few of many questions youth will come together to discuss this summer at our Rights of Nature Youth Summit — with your help.
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Twitter Storm is Brewing to Demand an End to Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Posted by in Community Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 13th June, 2012 | No Comments

Twitterstorm_FBgraphic_1-300x300World leaders are gathering in Brazil for the Rio Earth Summit next week. Global Exchange will be there, but beforehand, we’re taking part in a global online action to demand an end to fossil fuel subsidies. You can too!
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Global Exchange Brings Rights of Nature to the 2012 Earth Summit (Rio+20)

Posted by in Community Rights on 7th June, 2012 | 12 Comments

Earth Rights Now.For many activists currently packing their bags for Rio, the goal is to protest the so-called “Green Economy”, the name given to the primary agenda for the Rio + 20 negotiations. Nicknamed the “Greed Economy” by many, the theory says we can only “save” nature by putting a price tag on what nature “does” for us. But we’re not showing up just to stand up for what we’re against, but to articulate what we’re for. Rights of Nature is a movement capable of actually changing culture and law to institute new economies based on community values and Earth rights. Check out our new report just in time for Rio + 20.
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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.”
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