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Ohio Community Rights Workshop in Bowling Green February 17, 2018

WHAT’S HAPPENING? The Nexus pipeline threatens communities across northern Ohio, including Bowling Green. BGSU students and residents are organizing to stop the pipeline and protect their community from the increasing harms from climate change. As part of their organizing, they are hosting an Ohio Community Rights Workshop. In this workshop, the Ohio Community Rights Network and CELDF explore why we don’t have the power to establish protections and stop fracking, compressor stations, pipelines, and others harms facing our communities. We look at how the corporate state overrides local democratic decision-making and forces unjust practices into our communities. And we delve into what communities are doing to elevate the rights of communities and nature over the corporate state. WHEN? Saturday, February 17, 2018   8:45 AM-5:00 PM WHERE? Bowling Green State University 219 Olscamp Hall Bowling Green, Ohio 43403 JOIN US! Registration is required by February 15th (link coming soon!). Cost: $35 for non-students, $20 with valid student ID. Registration includes curriculum and lunch. Free parking! For more information, contact environmental.action.group.bg@gmail.com or call... read more
Ohio Community Rights Workshop in Medina County, OH

Ohio Community Rights Workshop in Medina County, OH

Ohio Community Rights Workshop in Medina County, OH October 14, 2017 what’s happening? Medina County residents are fighting the Nexus pipeline and compressor station. The fracking infrastructure projects threaten clean air and water, and community health and well-being. For the third year, the corporate state of Ohio has blocked residents from advancing a county charter ballot measure that would protect residents from fracking harms. As frustrations mount and growing numbers of residents are demanding answers, Sustainable Medina County and Medina County Together are hosting the Ohio Community Rights Workshop. In the one day workshop, we examine why we don’t have the power to stop compressor stations, pipelines, and others issues facing our communities. We look at how the corporate state overrides local democratic decision-making and forces unjust labor, environmental, and discriminating practices into our communities. And we delve into what communities are doing to elevate the rights of communities and nature over the corporate state. when? Saturday, October 14th, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. where? The Medina Library 210 S. Broadway St. Medina, OH join us! Register here:... read more

Ohio Community Rights Workshop in Bellbrook, OH

Ohio Community Rights Workshop in Bellbrook, OH September 23, 2017 what’s happening? Greene County Progressives and Miami Valley Progressive Caucus are hosting the Ohio Community Rights Workshop, presented by the Ohio Community Rights Network and CELDF. In the one day workshop, we examine why we don’t have the power to stop factory farms, pipelines, and others issues facing our communities. We look at how the corporate state overrides local democratic decision-making and forces unjust labor, environmental, and discriminating practices into our communities. And we delve into what communities are doing to elevate the rights of communities and nature over the corporate state. In preparation for the workshop, the groups are hosting a screening of We the People 2.0 – The Second American Revolution, on August 27th. when? Saturday, September 23, 8:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. where? Roaring Brook Experimental Farm 691 S Alpha Bellbrook Rd. Bellbrook, OH  45305 join us! The cost is $50. Brown bag lunch. Sign up... read more

Community Solutions: A Conference in Yellow Springs, OH

Community Solutions: A Conference in Yellow Springs, OH October 20, 2017 — October 21, 2017 what’s happening? The Community Solutions conference explores the creation of vibrant, local economies with a radically different paradigm: focusing on meeting real human and ecological needs through our ties to the community and nature. CELDF’s Tish O’Dell leads the breakout session, “How Do We Create a Sustainable Community When We Can’t Stop the Unsustainable?” Sustainability is illegal under our current structure of law and governance. This means that the healthy, just, and vibrant environmental and economic systems so many of us envision are infeasible. How is sustainability illegal? What does that actually mean? And – most importantly – what are we going to do about it? It’s not enough to talk about what we want long for in the places where we live. We must act. In this workshop, O’Dell explores the legal barriers that keep us from realizing what we envision for ourselves and future generations – and what nearly 200 communities are doing about it! Municipalities across the country are a part of the growing Community Rights Movement, changing the legal and governing structures we live under to elevate people, communities, and nature, over inequity, destruction, and profits. when? Friday, October 20th Saturday, October 21st Where? Antioch Midwest 900 Dayton St Yellow Spring, OH 45387 join us! For more information, contact: info@communitysolution.org or 937-767-2161. To register, refer to our conference... read more

We the People 2.0 in Xenia, OH

We the People 2.0 in Xenia, OH August 27, 2017 what’s happening? Greene County Progressives and Miami Valley Progressive Caucus are hosting We the People 2.0 – The Second American Revolution. Following the screening, CELDF’s Tish O’Dell will facilitate a Q & A session. And on September 23rd, attendees and community members are invited to attend the Ohio Community Rights Workshop. when? Sunday, August 27th, 2:00 p.m. where? Xenia Community Center 1265 W. Second St. Xenia, OH join us! For more information, contact Kim McCarthy at 937-602-2939 or... read more

The People vs the Corporate State – Medina, Ohio

Prior to EPA Public Hearing regarding Nexus Compressor Station, come and support residents of Medina County and watch the street theater of the People vs. the Corporate State. Written, performed and directed by the Ohio Community Rights Network. Performances begin at 5:00 PM at CLOVERLEAF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 8337 Friendsville Rd., Seville, Ohio Medina OH EPA... read more

Climate Crisis Solutions: Tools for Transition September 25-27, 2015 Yellow Springs, Ohio

Saturday, September 26th 3:50-5:00 Presentations and Workshops, Antioch Campus Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund and Fracking the Commons with Tish O’Dell and John Morgan “Building sustainable communities by assisting people to assert their right to local self-government and the rights of nature.” We believe that we are in the midst of an escalating ecological crisis, and that the crisis is the result of decisions made by a relatively few people who run corporations and government. We believe that sustainability will never be achieved by leaving those decisions in the hands of a few – both because of their belief in limitless economic production and because their decisions are made at a distance from the communities experiencing the impact of those decisions. Therefore, we believe that to attain sustainability, a right to local self-government must be asserted that places decisions affecting communities in the hands of those closest to the impacts. That right to local self-government must enable communities to reject unsustainable economic and environmental policies set by state and federal governments, and must enable communities to construct legal frameworks for charting a future towards sustainable energy production, sustainable land development, and sustainable water use, among others. In doing so, communities must challenge and overturn legal doctrines that have been concocted to eliminate their right to self-government, including the doctrines of corporate constitutional rights, preemption, and limitations on local legislative authority. Inseparable from the right to local self government – and its sole limitation – are the rights of human and natural communities; they are the implicit and enumerated premises on which local self government must be built. Read More... read more

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“As a people of ‘we the people’ fame we have become either ahistorical, amazingly obedient, exceedingly stupid, or all three. We can stay that way if we choose-either denying the corporate state or resigning ourselves to it-with the understanding that every day we fail to challenge the corporate state is another day that the planet falls down around us.” – Thomas Linzey

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