Tag Archives: rights of nature

People’s Tribunal against the Criminalization of Protest in Ecuador

By Sofía Jarrín
Upside Down World

The current government of Ecuador, under President Correa, is driving an aggressive development program that is fueling social conflicts all around the country, mostly around mining and oil industries and the control of water sources. Protesters are charged with terrorism, writes Sofia Jarrin.

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Vandana Shiva on biopiracy and the Rights of Nature (video)

By Communication for Sustainable Social Change

Physicist, philosopher, environmental activist and author, Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental leader. In this 30-minute interview, she discusses in detail biopiracy, where seed giants survey the genome of plants developed over thousands of years by indigenous farmers, and claim intellectual property rights under patent laws. “All humans have equal rights to all the bounties of nature.”

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