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Author Linzey, Thomas, author.

Title We the people : stories from the community rights movement in the United States / Thomas Linzey and Anneke Campbell.

Publication Info. Oakland, CA : PM Press, 2016.


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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    363.70525 LIN    Available
Description ix, 176 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
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Summary We the People offers powerful portraits of communities across the United States that have faced threats from environmentally destructive corporate projects and responded by successfully banning those projects at a local level. We hear the inspiring voices of ordinary citizens and activists practicing a cutting-edge form of organizing developed by the nonprofit law firm, the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF). Their methodology is an answer for the frustrations of untold numbers of activists who have been defeated time and again by corporate political power and legal entitlement. Instead of fighting against what we don't want, this book can teach us to create from the ground up what we do want, basing our vision in local control and law. This work is about finishing the American Revolution by giving up the illusion of democracy and forging a system of true self-governance. In addition, this is about recognizing in law, for the first time in history, that nature possesses legally enforceable rights of its own.
Subject Environmental protection -- United States -- Citizen participation.
Environmental policy -- United States -- Citizen participation.
Community organization -- United States.
Community power -- United States.
Political participation -- United States.
Added Author Campbell, Anneke, author.
ISBN 9781629632292 (paperback)
1629632295 (paperback)

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