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  • Boulder Colorado to Pass “Nature Rights Law” Giving Flowers a “Right to Life”

    09/12/2013 2:03:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 94 replies
    Life News ^ | September 12, 2013 | Wesley J. Smith
    Anti-human radical environmentalism continues to advance with no push back in sight.Boulder, Colorado appears on the verge of passing a “nature rights” law, which give the birds and the bees, the flowers and the trees a putative right to life equal to our own. From the Denver Westword News story: Natural wonder: Boulder County has a reputation for leading the state in matters of open space, animal rights, environmental protections and all-around tree-hugging. But next week may present the acid test for local officials’ greeniness.On Wednesday, September 18, the county planning commission will listen to a presentation from staff and...
  • Climate Conversations - Turning environmental destruction into a crime against peace ['ecocide']

    07/10/2011 11:57:55 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies
    Climate Conversations - Turning environmental destruction into a crime against peace LONDON (AlertNet) - Criminalising 'ecocide' - the destruction of ecosystems - is an idea that "just has to come," says David Hart, an environmental lawyer and advocate of 'wild law'. "[Ecocide] is turning something which humans as a whole regard as an obvious crime into something that is internationally recognised," he said in an interview with AlertNet at an event held in London by Net Impact recently. At the the event, environmental lawyer Polly Higgins outlined the proposed law of ecocide, which she says should be recognised by the...
  • You have been found guilty of Ecocide. WTF?

    04/12/2010 4:52:06 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 9 replies · 464+ views
    Menzies House ^ | 12 April, 2010 | Andy Semple
    There is a proposal for the United Nations to accept “ecocide” as a fifth “crime against peace”, which could be tried at the International Criminal Court, is the brainchild of British Planetary Rights Lawyer Polly Higgins. You can watch her video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZiN6DWMsP4. You know that anyone who happens to call themselves a ‘Planetary Rights Lawyer’ is already a sausage short of a hotdog. But Polly’s Law won’t stop at mere ecocide. Oh, no, no. Supporters of a new ecocide law also believe it could be used to prosecute “climate deniers” who distort science and facts to discourage voters and...
  • New UN Proposal – Put ‘Ecocide’ and ‘Deniers’ on Par With ‘Genocide’ and ‘Crimes Against Humanity’

    04/12/2010 4:49:52 PM PDT · by 198ml · 11 replies · 293+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 04/12/10 | Anthony Kang
    Britain's left-of-center daily - "The Guardian" - has reported that former international environmental lawyer Polly Higgins has launched a new campaign urging the United Nations and the International Criminal Court to deem environmental damage on par with genocide and crimes against humanity in international courts. "Supporters of a new ecocide law also believe it could be used to prosecute ‘climate deniers' who distort science and facts to discourage voters and politicians from taking action to tackle global warming and climate change," Juliette Jowit, "Guardian's" environmental editor wrote April 9. "Higgins makes her case for ecocide to join that list with...
  • British campaigner urges UN to accept 'ecocide' as international crime

    04/10/2010 9:47:24 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies · 544+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | April 9, 2010 | Julliet Jowit
    A campaign to declare the mass destruction of ecosystems an international crime against peace - alongside genocide and crimes against humanity - is being launched in the UK. The proposal for the United Nations to accept "ecocide" as a fifth "crime against peace", which could be tried at the International Criminal Court (ICC), is the brainchild of British lawyer-turned-campaigner Polly Higgins. The radical idea would have a profound effect on industries blamed for widespread damage to the environment like fossil fuels, mining, agriculture, chemicals and forestry. Supporters of a new ecocide law also believe it could be used to prosecute...