Current Community Rights around the Nation 6/15/14

Daily Kos: New Civil Rights Movement

by occupystephanieDaily Kos

June 15th, 2014

A diary from occupystephanie draws parallels between Community Rights and other rights’ movements, and describes CELDF’s work with municipalities across the U.S. to leverage those rights to protect ourselves and the natural environment from corporate harms.

The Bradford Era: Community rights gathering slated in Highland Township

by Amanda NicholsThe Bradford Era

June 15th, 2014

Communities and government representatives from across Elk County, PA, are invited to Highland Township’s community rights picnic gathering on Saturday, 6/21. The gathering will include speakers and community rights workshops.

The Bradford Era: Feds knock down Highland Township injection well appeals

by Colin DeppenThe Bradford Era

June 13th, 2014

Highland Township, PA, and CELDF are prepared to defend the Township’s Community Rights Ordinance banning wastewater injection wells as Seneca Resources moves a step closer to attempting to site a well.

The Athens Messenger: Group asks county to look at Home Rule charter option

by Sara BrumfieldThe Athens Messenger

June 11th, 2014

An Athens group partnering with CELDF recognizes 49% of Ohioans are denied local self-governing authority, and are unable to protect themselves from fracking. They urge Athens County Commissioners to explore a county Home Rule charter to codify rights to local self-governance and ban fracking.

The Athens News: Athens fracking-banners want to spread the word

by David DeWittThe Athens News

June 11th, 2014

In Athens, OH, a group of residents organizing to ban fracking through a Community Bill of Rights, is also exploring with County Commissioners and residents the possibility of going Home Rule to protect all communities within the county from fracking and injection wells.

People to People Blog: Why Mora County New Mexico is Fighting Frackers for Your Rights, too

by Kiara CollinsGlobal Exchange

June 10th, 2014

Global Exchange’s Kiara Collins explores Mora County, NM’s, fight for all communities’ rights.

EcoWatch: Residents in Colorado Town File Class-Action Lawsuit Against State and Governor to Uphold Fracking Ban

by Brandon BakerEcoWatch

June 10th, 2014

Lafayette, CO, residents move to enforce their Community Bill of Rights banning fracking as they file a class action lawsuit against the Colorado Oil & Gas Association, the state of Colorado, and its governor.

Daily Camera: Lafayette residents sue state, Gov. Hickenlooper seeking enforcement of city’s fracking ban

by Mitchell ByarsDaily Camera

June 10th, 2014

Lafayette, CO, residents assert the rights of their community to local self-governance – including the right to ban fracking – through a class action lawsuit against the state of Colorado, the Governor, and Colorado Oil and Gas Association.

RT: Colorado residents sue state, governor to enforce local fracking ban

RT

June 10th, 2014

Lafayette, CO, residents file a class action lawsuit to enforce their Community Bill of Rights banning

Community Rights – Articles on general education

*A New Civil Rights Movement: Liberating Our Communities from Corporate Control
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How communities can fight corporations
*The Right to Self-Govern
*Statement on Efforts to Amend the U.S. Constitution following Citizens United
*Paul Cienfuegos – speech from Portland Oregon’s March Against Monsanto

Community Rights – Articles from around the Country

*Rebel Towns
*Restoring Democracy in the Fight Against Fracking
*Rights of Nature on the Santa Monica City Council Agenda
*Barnstead, NH: Establishing the Community Right to Water and Self-Governance
*Pennsylvania Court Deals Blow to Secrecy-Obsessed Fracking Industry:Corporations Not The Same As Persons With Privacy Rights
*County commissioners join fight against ‘Bill of Rights’ initiatives
*First County in U.S. Bans Oil and Gas Extraction
Our Constitutions are the Avenue to Change the Injustice

Community Rights – articles on GMO

*Benton County’s Fight to Protect Our Seed Heritage: A Food Bill of Rights
*Comprehensive research database offers global picture of harm caused by GMOs
*Consumers Union statement on new long term study of feeding GE grains to pigs
*Discovery of genetically modified wheat in Oregon highlights regulatory failures: Guest opinion

Videos…

PIELC 2013 Keynote Address by Thomas Linzey of CELDF from cheryle easter on Vimeo.

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Clint Lindsey – Benton County Community Rights Coalition

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Community Rights vs GMO

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GMO Bodies– Music Video “Look what they’ve done to my body MOM” (music video)

 

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The World According to Monsanto

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Rooted Lands Trailer….

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Farmegeddon movie trailer…