1. Lecture by Brian Holmes - Beyond Neoliberal Developmentalism - Rights of Nature Art and Ecology in the Americas


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    What alternatives exist to the paradigm of Western development discourse, focused on endless growth, the exploitation of “natural resources,” and possessive individualism? How do we rewrite “sustainable development” as “ecological sustainability,” based on egalitarian, post-anthropocentric, and limits-to-growth principles? How can we turn, ‘the passions and aspirations of grass roots movements into levers that can move the larger society?’ Rights of Nature Art and Ecology in the Americas Nottingham Contemporary → March 2015 http://www.nottinghamcontemporary.org/art/rights-nature Curated by TJ Demos and Alex Farquharson, with Irene Aristizábal.

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    • The Politics of Rights of Nature in Ecuador: Natalia Greene


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      Natalia Greene, Consultant for Rights of Nature & Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature Fundación Pachamama (Ecuador) Rights of nature, while having a long history in the ethical practices of a variety of societies, has recently become a matter of state policy in Ecuador and Bolivia, which have enshrined “rights of nature” in law (in Bolivia) and in the state constitution (Ecuador). Natalia Greene, a participant in the Ecuadorian constitutional process, traces the uses and misuses of the rights of nature in Ecuador since the passing of the constitution in 2008. Further, her talk explores the issues of securing rights as compared with securing livelihoods through non-legal means.

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      • Yes 2-89


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        200 communities in nine states have already passed locally enforceable laws that strip corporations of their so-called constitutional "rights" in order to protect their communities from harmful corporate activities. Benton County Community has stepped up to the plate with their own Bill of Rights with Measure 2-89, giving rights to Natural Communities necessary for a Local Food Systems health and well being. Find out more at BentonCCRC.org, stay updated through Facebook.

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        • Rights Of Nature Tribunal. Closing Statements 2014 Lima, Peru


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          Lima, Peru. Dec. 2014. Rights of Nature Tribunal. Tom Goldtooth of IEN shares closing statements.

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          • Vandana Shiva "Rights of Nature" at Navdanya Farm (Global Exchange)


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            Dr. Vandana Shiva addressed a Global Exchange delegation during the middle part of our visit to India in early November, 2013. We had come from Delhi and were happy to settle into the sanctuary of Navdanya Farm (http://www.navdanya.org) near Dehra Dun, where the plains meet the foothills of the Himalayas. This was part of the "Rights of Nature" Reality Tour organized by Shannon Biggs through the auspices of Global Exchange (http://www.globalexchange.org).

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            • 'The Baobab' Thundafund Campaign


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              'Within every tree, every river and every creature on this Earth, each of our stories are infinitely told. They whisper our names in the wind and ask that we listen more closely to what we used to know but have recently forgotten...' For the very first time, Well Worn Theatre Company, Seka Theatre and Jungle Theatre Company collaborate across Southern Africa to bring you 'The Baobab': a site-responsive eco-play in the Botanical Gardens for the National Arts Festival in 2014. And we need your help please! In order for this project to happen, a cast and crew of 5 need to travel between Zambia, Venda and Grahamstown in June/July 2014. We have set up a Thundafund.com - Online Crowdfunding Cafe page to help us raise the cash required for our travel plans. Now I know what you are thinking. Oh MAN! Not ANOTHER crowdfunding plea! And we hear your cries. However, please know that making a new play from scratch is an expensive business. And though we have happily already managed to secure a chunk of cash for other aspects of the project thanks to the wonderful folk at Pro Helvetia, the travel aspect of the project is crucial to the success of the play and also, naturally, the most expensive. If you could see your way to pledging as little as R50 to help us along, we would be eternally grateful. Please go here: www.thundafund.com/thebaobab To see what we need and how you could get involved. Let the growing begin!

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              • CELDF's "New Frontiers: Building a Grassroots Movement for Community Rights and the Rights of Nature"


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                The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund's slideshow describing our organizing to achieve community and nature's rights.

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                • Natalia Greene for We the People 2.0


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                  Hear from Natalia Greene of the Pachamama Foundation in Ecuador. This interview footage is from one of the first shoots for We the People 2.0. Natalia tells how the Pachamama Alliance worked in Ecuador with other groups to pass the rights of nature at the constitutional level in Ecuador. Hear from Natalia about their work there, why it is so important and the global alliance of this work that includes CELDF. To contribute to our film We the People 2.0 in which Natalia appears, please go to http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/we-the-people-2-0-the-2nd-american-revolution/x/2246363?c=home

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                  • John Perkins on Ecuador's President Correa and rights of nature


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                    John Perkins, a board member of The Pachamama Alliance, shares his thoughts on the roles of Ecuador's President Correa and the "rights of nature" law. http://www.pachamama.org

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                    • Charlotte Pritt Stands Up for West Virginia


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                      Charlotte Pritt, who served as State Senator and House Delegate of West Virginia and was the first female gubernatorial nominee in her state, offers this video statement to her progressive supporters and friends upon her decision to register as a member of the Mountain Party of West Virginia. In a state where the Democratic Party fails to support its progressive candidates and instead campaigns for a cadre of politicians who have placed corporations over the health and well-being of its citizens and land, Pritt sees no alternative but to stand up and fight with the one party willing to implement environmental regulations over fracking, (which exposes workers and residents to radioactivity along with a host of other water contaminents) and mountaintop removal which is destroying communities throughout West Virginia. The Mountain Party of West Virginia endorses progressive candidates outside of its own party as well as promoting their own. It advocates job initiatives that benefit West Virginian residents, rather than encourages out-of-state importation of labor. The party backs sustainable use of coal for manufacturing rather than burning and encourages that West Virginia lead in the use of renewable energy sources. It seeks to limit corporate dominion over communities and save West Virginia from its current path towards annihilation.

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