This 3 minute video about Lane County, Oregon Community Rights activist Michelle Holman appeared in The Register-Guard, April 19th, 2018. The short video can be downloaded and viewed HERE. Katie Lyon writes this about the Lane County Community Rights activist: Michelle Holman’s activism began many years ago at the University of Oregon during the Vietnam War. [...]
Leslie Gregory Leads National Campaign to get the US Government to Declare Racism as a Public Health Threat.
Leslie Gregory is a certified Physician Assistant living in Portland, Oregon. She is a navy veteran and mother of two, and a longtime social justice activist. She is the founder of Right to Health US, a national campaign asserting that racism meets the government's official criteria to be declared as a threat to public health. [...]
Paul Cienfuegos presented the Keynote Speech at Progresstival in La Crosse, Wisconsin on February 3rd, 2018. The full text of his speech is below. To listen to it on audio, click HERE and scroll to the six-minute mark. Thank you all for inviting me to such a wonderful event today. It’s a pleasure to be here [...]
A blog posting by Thomas Linzey of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, from January 29, 2018. Here’s a New Year’s resolution before January comes to a close – let’s stop lying to each other. Let’s stop lying about the state of the planet and what it will really take to fix it. Let’s stop lying [...]
Video Interview: Protecting Lake Erie’s Right to Exist with the Lake Erie Bill of Rights GalleryCritiques of Existing Activism through a Community Rights Lens, Interviews with Community Rights People, Regulatory Agencies & Laws (Federal & State), Rights of Nature, Speeches & Presentations by Community Rights People, State & Federal Preemption, Supreme Courts - Federal & State, Video
This one hour video interview was posted on the National Community Rights Network (NCRN) website, January 29th, 2018. Tom Groover has an INCREDIBLE conversation with grassroots activists Markie Miller and Will Falk about recognizing and protecting the Rights of Nature through local law-making as a legal solution to a fixed governmental/corporate state system. This fixed system places [...]
KBOO: Ray Raphael debunks historical myths of our founding era, recognizes the common people GalleryAmerican Revolution & Our Two Federal Constitutions, Audio, Critiques of Existing Activism through a Community Rights Lens, Interviews with Community Rights People, Supreme Courts - Federal & State
This audio interview took place on January 24th, 2018 on KBOO public radio in Portland, Oregon. This 62 minute audio can be downloaded and listened to HERE. Historian Ray Raphael discusses his research and its implications with Community Rights activist Paul Cienfuegos Drawing on oral histories and in-depth research, historian Ray Raphael of Humboldt County, CA, has written over 20 [...]
A Blog Posting by Thomas Linzey of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, from November 9, 2017. While I shouldn’t be surprised anymore when someone at a conference asks why CELDF’s community organizing doesn’t take on capitalism directly, the question still startles me. The intimation is that our work nibbles around the edges, rather than being focused [...]
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 [...]
This original article by Julie Turkewitz appeared in The New York Times, September 26, 2017. Does a river — or a plant, or a forest — have rights? This is the essential question in what attorneys are calling a first-of-its-kind federal lawsuit, in which a Denver lawyer and a far-leftenvironmental group are asking a judge [...]
"For several decades, the term was a fixture of newspaper headlines and campaign speeches. Then something changed." This article was published in The Atlantic magazine. Although it covers a very significant and under-reported topic, it also misses some truly key points and context. The author starts her history lesson in the 1920's, the very first [...]