News Updates

Is it possible to grant Mother Earth the same rights as people? And what does that mean? On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation on a new law in Bolivia, which redefines natural resources as...
With Rose Aguilar and Sandip Roy
June 1, 2011
UNITED NATIONS - An international coalition of academics and environmental activists has launched a global campaign for the creation of a new U.N. convention to protect "mother earth".
May 24, 2011
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.
By Shannon Biggs and Mari Margil
May 20, 2011
If the Supreme Court had never granted “personhood” rights to corporations, would they still be trammeling the rights of citizens and riding roughshod over communities and nature?  Would we have...
Shannon Biggs
February 2, 2011
Mt. Shasta, a small northern California town of 3,500 residents nestled in the foothills of magnificent Mount Shasta, is taking on corporate power through an unusual process -- democracy.
By Allen D. Kanner
December 20, 2010
This article was originally posted on the Global Exchange Climate Justice blog. Months before civil society boarded planes or hopped on buses and bikes destined for Cancun (yes, we met up with a...
By Shannon Biggs
December 12, 2010
Today a federal court in San Francisco dismissed in its entirety a lawsuit Chevron Corporation filed against Cristobal Bonifaz, a human rights lawyer who had previously lost a case he filed against...
October 8, 2010
For the second day running, business activities at the Chevron Nigeria Limited headquarters in Lagos were paralysed due to the protest of Ilaje Women in Ondo State.
Mohammed Shosanya
October 8, 2010
On Monday September 20, the Siskiyou Superior Court ruled to keep the controversial water rights initiative, Measure A, off of the Mt. Shasta ballot this November. Last month, proponents filed an...
September 21, 2010