HB 463 – corporate state legislation to block citizen initiative – struck by Court A Press Release from the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, from October 19, 2017. BOWLING GREEN, OHIO: Today, the Ohio Supreme Court affirmed the right of Bowling Green residents to vote, ordering their first-in-the-state Right to Climate charter amendment on the November [...]
This article by Peter Kuebeck originally appeared in the Sentinal-Tribune, October 19th, 2017. Two weeks after the most recent filing in the case, the Ohio Supreme Court has denied a lawsuit by a Bowling Green resident, allowing a proposed charter amendment to remain on the ballot. MORE...
This audio and article by Luke Runyon originally appeared on KUNC October 19, 2017. few months ago Denver civil rights lawyer Jason Flores-Williams had an idea. He’s made a name for himself recently in a class action lawsuit against the city of Denver where he’s representing the city’s homeless people. “A lot of times I [...]
This article Marian Conway appeared in the Nonprofit Quarterly October 18, 2017. The Colorado River, mighty enough to have helped carve the Grand Canyon, starts in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and flows for 1,450 miles through Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California, and Baja California on its way south to Mexico. Advocates have now given the [...]
This news story by Simon Davis-Cohen originally appeared on DeSmogBlog October 18, 2017. For the first time since 2013, a group of activists in Youngstown, Ohio, has been told it cannot place an anti-fracking initiative on local ballots, due in part to a misinformation campaign from the fossil fuel industry. MORE...
Did Project Censored Miss the Biggest Story of the Year? Corporate Constitutional “Rights” that make Crises Inevitable.
This original essay was written by Paul Cienfuegos, Founder and Co-Director of Community Rights US. In early October, Project Censored released its always-newsworthy Top 25 Most Censored Stories of the past year. These are urgent and essential stories that the mainstream corporate-owned media failed to cover. There’s just one problem with this annual list, and [...]
A Blog Posting by Thomas Linzey of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, from October 17, 2017. Funny how projects that would be holocausts for Earth never seem to stay dead. Look no further than the proposed Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay in southwestern Alaska. In 2002, after deposits of copper, gold, and molybdenum were confirmed to the [...]
This audio interview with Thomas Linzey was published on the Progressive Radio Network on October 15, 2017. Thomas Linzey is the executive director and an attorney for the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, which has assisted close to 200 communities across the country in eight states to adopt binding local laws that elevate community rights [...]
Blog Posting by Thomas Linzey of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, from October 10, 2017. When former Superbowl quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem over a year ago, I don’t think anyone could have predicted what would happen next. Whether that would have been one of the singers of the anthem [...]
This audio interview with attorney Jason Flores-Williams was done by Anne Marie Tremonti and appeared on cbcradio's The Current, October 10, 2017. In March of this year, New Zealand marked a legal first: The Whanganui River was granted the same legal status as a human, with rights and protections. A few months later, on Sept. [...]