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Interview with Maxine Burkett

Posted on Jul 7, 2017 | 1 comment

Maxine Burkett is a professor of law at the University of Hawaii and passionate advocate for climate justice, which essentially addresses how the most vulnerable human communities should be treated with dignity and fairness in the era of climate change. Through her work she explores the issue of climate-induced displacement and how already vulnerable communities in...

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Thumbnail, Kindle and Calendar

Posted on Sep 11, 2016 | 0 comments

You spoke. We listened. You told us overwhelmingly that you preferred the photo that showed me talking with Mi’kmaw canoe builder Todd Labrador, beside the Wildcat River. But some of you found the people lost in the background. So we cropped it closer, clarified the text, and we’re using it as our thumbnail. Thank you! Here it is: Meanwhile, Warrior...

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Marjan Minnesma

Posted on Mar 7, 2016 | 0 comments

Marjan Minnesma, the co-founder and director of the Urgenda Foundation, speaks with Silver Donald Cameron in this exclusive Green Interview about the ground-breaking Dutch Climate Case, a suit her foundation, along with 900 Dutch citizens brought against the Netherlands to a successful conclusion in 2015. In an unprecedented verdict the District court in The Hague...

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Roger Cox

Posted on Feb 14, 2016 |

Roger Cox is the Dutch lawyer who initiated the successful, historic suit brought against the Dutch government known as the Dutch Climate Case. In this exclusive Green Interview, Cox discusses the details of the case, how the impending oil decline threatens human rights, and his 2011 book,Revolution Justified: Why Only the Law Can Save us Now.

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Thomas Linzey and Mari Margil: The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund

Posted on Mar 7, 2015 | 0 comments

What do you do if an oil company wants to frack in your village, or an agri-corporation wants to set up a pig feedlot (or a salmon feedlot) next to your property? What legal right do you have to object? Almost none. And your community probably has no right to object either. If the state or the province approves, the corporation is entitled to proceed. Enter the...

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South American Stories (3): Quito: Trials and Tribunals

Posted on Feb 10, 2014 | 0 comments

QUITO, ECUADOR The odd thing is that you can go to jail for smoking the wrong kind of cigarette or swiping a sweater from a store – but you can get away scot-free after demolishing a forest, destroying a mountain or poisoning the water that thousands of people (and other creatures) rely on for their very lives. The Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature wants to...

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Let’s Make a Film Together! says Silver Donald Cameron

Posted on Jan 6, 2014 | 0 comments

Imagine if the Earth had rights. Imagine if you yourself had the right to clean air and water, the right to a healthy environment. You don’t, you know. In 177 countries around the world, people do have those rights. But Canadians don’t, and Americans don’t. Getting those rights into the North American legal system may be the most important single...

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Fifty Interviews — and much, much more!

Posted on Nov 16, 2013 | 0 comments

That’s right: since launching the site in 2010, we’ve published fifty interviews – and three special presentations as well, a concert and two documentaries. You haven’t heard much from us lately not because we had nothing to say, but because we’ve been too busy to say it. The fiftieth interview, just posted on the site, is with John Borrows,...

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