When Rivers Hold Legal Rights

See full article in Earth Island Institute by Shannon Biggs of Movement Rights– April 17, 2017 New Zealand and India recognize personhood for ecosystems Winding its way through dense forest laced with hidden waterfalls, the Whanganui River is the largest navigable river in Aotearoa, the Māori word for New Zealand. With the passage of theContinue Reading When Rivers Hold Legal Rights

Seeding a transformed future

by Patricia Siemen May 12, 2015 Last month I returned from my first visit to India. I was invited to lead a week’s workshop on “Earth Democracy: Defending the Rights of People and Mother Earth” with Dr. Vandana Shiva and her sister Dr. Mira Shiva, a physician and leader in public health. The course tookContinue Reading Seeding a transformed future

Ganga’s Rights are our Rights!

Please Sign Now! http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Save_the_Ganga_River_Support_the_National_Ganga_Rights_Act/?cFmiRdb The Ganga river (known to many outside India as the Ganges River) supports some 500 million people — more than the populations of the United States, Russia and Australia combined.  This most sacred river to the Hindus is dying.  Every day, over 3 billion litres of pollution, mostly toxic chemicals andContinue Reading Ganga’s Rights are our Rights!