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October 2011

Bolivia gives legal rights to the Earth

By: 
Seán Dagan Wood - Positive News

Law of Mother Earth sees Bolivia pilot new social and economic model based on protection of and respect for nature

Bolivia is to become the first country in the world to give nature comprehensive legal rights in an effort to halt climate change and the exploitation of the natural world, and to improve quality of life for the Bolivian people.

Developed by grassroots social groups and agreed by politicians, the Law of Mother Earth recognises the rights of all living things, giving the natural world equal status to human beings.

Posted Date: 
2 October 2011

Young Dev gets walk-on part as 'latter-day martyr'

By: 
Miriam Lord, The Irish Times

 

IS ÉAMON Ó Cuív trying to become a political prisoner, just like his grandaddy, Éamon de Valera? On Tuesday, the High Court was told the Fianna Fáil deputy leader had been protesting at Ashford Castle “in flagrant breach” of a court order.

Posted Date: 
1 October 2011