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Film Screening of Invisible Hand

Film Screening of Invisible Hand

Community Rights Lane County
The UO Climate Justice League &
Eugene Weekly

presents….

Invisible Hand

When: Tuesday, April 9th @7pm
Where: Redwood Auditorium at the University of Oregon

In the fall of 2014, for the first time in United States history, an ecosystem filed to defend itself in a lawsuit claiming its ‘right to exist’ in Grant Township, Pennsylvania. For attempting such a radical act, Grant’s rural community of 700 people were sued by a corporation, then by the state government, and are now locked in a battle to defend the watershed they call home, the water they drink, and enforce the local laws they enacted that gave legal Rights to Nature.

Half a continent away in Standing Rock, North Dakota, the same industry threatening Grant Twp. is using militarized force against indigenous tribes and allies fighting to protect Mother Earth. The two, Grant Township and Standing Rock, are joined in an international fight to protect more than just water. They fight for their community, democracy, and for Nature as a living entity unto itself.

Produced by award-winning actor Mark Ruffalo, INVISIBLE HAND takes you behind the curtain of the global economy where ‘Rights of Nature’ becomes “capitalism’s one true opponent.”

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Frank Bibeau on the Rights of Nature

Community Rights Lane County is privileged to announce that Executive Director of the 1855 Treaty Authority and Tribal Attorney, Frank Bibeau will present to the Eugene community on Friday, March 8, 7pm. at the Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High Street.

Mr. Bibeau represented Winona LaDuke’s Honor the Earth organization in the Embridge Baaken pipeline disputes. He most recently secured the Rights of Wild Rice for the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, the first Rights of Nature law to recognize the rights of a plant species.

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Community Rights in Salem – You Can Help!

We Have Two Bills Being Introduced

Staff and supporters have been working in Salem to get Community Rights Bills introduced this legislative session. We currently have two bills in play: one in the Senate, one in the House. The next step will be getting committee assignments! We’ll keep you informed on our website and Facebook. So stay tuned for more ways to help move these bills forward.

Here’s how you can help….

Now, and especially once the bill is assigned a number and to a committee, talk with your legislators. Let them know why you support the bill and why you’d like their support (and/or sponsorship) on it.

Current sponsors: Senator Monnes Anderson, Dembrow, Representative Noble, Power, Wilde
  • Find out who your legislators are here.
  • Please track any conversations you have with legislators here (or tell me about them via email or phone).
  • Here’s a general outline for conversations with legislators

Interested in meeting with your representative in person?

~Power in Numbers~

ORCRN Lobby Day: March 21st

For more details contact Corinne: [email protected] (541-731-0397)

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Year End Community Rights Action!

We’re celebrating our volunteers for our last Community Rights Action, with live music and free food. See you at the Taproom.

 

WHERE: The Taproom – 1030 Tyinn St. Suite 1

WHEN: Monday, Dec. 17th @6pm (till 9pm)

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Initiatives in Court November 5th

What are we waiting for….?
Our Court Hearing – Nov. 5th!

November 5th at 10am will be our next court hearing at the Lane County Circuit Court in Eugene.

Stay tuned for more information. We’ll want you all to wear your RED shirts and to help us pack the courtroom!

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