Legal Rights for Nature: See these videos and articles

The concept of recognizing legal rights for nature is growing worldwide.  Here are some recent resources:

 

My January 2022 TV interview makes a solid case that is easy to understand.  You may watch the TV interview video and/or read the thorough summary I typed up with links to additional information.  Here is the link:  https://parallaxperspectives.org/lets-recognize-legal-rights-for-nature

 

The progressive populist Jim Hightower wrote this article recently:  https://hightowerlowdown.org/article/give-nature-a-seat-at-the-governing-table-rights-of-nature/

 

Panama made good progress on this recently:  https://insideclimatenews.org/news/25022022/panama-rights-of-nature/?utm_source=InsideClimate+News&utm_campaign=e4567a0b00-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_29c928ffb5-e4567a0b00-329402989

 

A brief introduction to this video says this: “Western views and the legal system tend to view nature as property, and as a resource from which wealth is extracted, a commodity whose only value is to provide for human needs. But for millennia indigenous communities have viewed themselves as part of nature.”  Watch this 53-minute video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuFNmH7lVTA

 

Watch Patricia Siemen’s TED Talk about the rights of nature:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EPnSw0j5Go

 

Mumta Ito’s central theme in this TED Talk is that by enshrining Rights of Nature in law, we protect the environment that we all need for our very existence:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nZ9u2ZoIJo