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lildreamer316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-11 01:18 AM
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Bolivia Set to Pass ‘Law of Mother Earth’ - gives Nature 'personhood' or rights!
"In a political move that would make John Locke’s head explode, Bolivia is poised to pass a law that would grant nature equal rights with those afforded humans. The Law of Mother Earth is expected to usher in a radical new conservation policy against pollution and exploitation.

Perhaps most beautifully, the law would enshrine nature’s right “to not be affected by mega-infrastructure and development projects that affect the balance of ecosystems and the local inhabitant communities.” —JCL


The Guardian:

'Bolivia is set to pass the world’s first laws granting all nature equal rights to humans. The Law of Mother Earth, now agreed by politicians and grassroots social groups, redefines the country’s rich mineral deposits as “blessings” and is expected to lead to radical new conservation and social measures to reduce pollution and control industry.'"

MORE AT LINK...


http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/bolivia_set... /


This is SO COOL.
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Howler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-11 08:49 AM
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1. YAY!!!!!!! n/t
n/t
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-11 01:55 PM
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8. My sentiments exactly.
I had a Bolivian nanny in my childhood when I lived in South America and she lit candles in her room and prayed to the Pachamama and often told me to pray to her when I was troubled. Although she was Christian, she also believed in the ancestral gods of her people.
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Ricochet21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-11 10:31 AM
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2. So much for a "puncture in the collective mind..."
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Flying Dream Blues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-11 10:50 AM
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3. Beautiful!! It's coming!
Error: You can't recommned threads from this forum.

:hi:

:hug:
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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-11 12:45 PM
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4. Beautiful!
And SOOOO much better than granting personhood to corporations. Ugh. x(
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felix_numinous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-11 01:30 PM
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5. K&R!
What a powerful idea, wouldn't it be great if it caught on??
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FirstLight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-11 01:37 PM
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6. , i'm moving
that sounds wonderful!!!! :bounce:

wonder how stable the govt and economy are there...? no, i mean it...
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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-11 01:42 PM
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7. Wonderful!

:applause:

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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-11 07:56 PM
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9. It's about time! Now if we can just end corporate personhood....
:woohoo:
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PADemD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-11 06:24 AM
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10. Made me smile.
Are you going to also post this in GD so we can recommend it?
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