First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.
This piece was originally published on the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) website. The CELDF is building a movement for Community Rights and the Rights of Nature to advance democratic, economic, social, and environmental rights – building upward from the grassroots to the state, federal, and international level. Recently, New Hampshire Representative Ellen Read …
Through seizing municipal government, communities are building a bulwark of rights for human and natural communities, working to liberate our communities from capitalism.
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