This article by Kayla Beard appeared in The Athens News, January 10, 2018. Athens City Council members agreed Monday evening to codify into city law two successful citizen initiatives, one for de-penalization of marijuana in the city and the other banning fracking and other oil and gas related activities in city limits. Council spent the [...]
A Blog Posting by Thomas Linzey of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, from January 5th, 2018. As I spend time with family in the Boston area, I’m no more than a mile away from what was once known as “Harmony Grove,” where the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society celebrated the Fourth of July with picnics and rallies for over [...]
This letter to the editor by Peter A. White appeared on Fosters.com, December 21, 2017. People have always risen up to right the wrongs inflicted by the ruling elite. That time has come again, and the people of New Hampshire are using Community Rights to end harmful exploitation of our communities. MORE....
This letter to the editor by board members of New Hampshire Community Rights Network appeared on Seacoast Online November 15, 2017. We are writing in support of the recently proposed State Constitutional amendment CACR19. This amendment would secure N.H. citizens’ right to self-government, thereby guaranteeing local communities the authority to protect the health, safety, and [...]
This Guest Column by Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch originally appeared in TCPalm on October 26, 2017. The article is viewable below, following a critique of it (in bold italics) by our own Paul Cienfuegos... We in the Community Rights movement would disagree with the author’s claim that the US or Florida Constitutions “protect our essential rights”. The [...]
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. It has also been published in The PeaceWorker, Oregon’s monthly PeaceWorks news magazine. Paul welcomes other media to publish it also. In early October, Project Censored released its always-newsworthy Top 25 Most Censored Stories of the past year. These are urgent [...]
Youngstown residents submit signatures for their Community Rights Fair Elections Initiative A Press Release from the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, from August 7, 2017. Today, a long-standing community rights group in Youngstown, OH, submitted over 1,900 signatures to qualify their Youngstown Fair Election Bill of Rights initiative for the November ballot. The measure is the [...]
Lincoln County passes a ballot measure banning the aerial spraying of pesticides This original article by Meerah Powell appeared in the, EugeneWeekly.Com on June 15, 2017 On May 30, Lincoln County passed ballot measure 21-177, a measure banning the aerial spraying of pesticides, making it the first county in the nation to do so. A [...]
Grant Township, Pennsylvania, population 741, has became the front line of a radical new environmental movement – and they're not backing down. Rolling Stone magazine's first-ever major story about the Community Rights movement, with a focus on the courageous residents of Grant Township, Pennsylvania, who are continuing to make national history as they defend their right to [...]
The latest local news from a corporate media slant about the breathtaking amount of corporate money being spent to defeat a Community Rights ballot initiative in Coos County, Oregon, challenging a liquefied (so-called "natural") gas pipeline. Oregonians go to the polls on May 16. More than $1 million dollars has been donated or spent to [...]