Steve Eggleston reports:
Hippity Hip Hooray for Seed Sovereignty
Sandwiched between Thanksgiving and Christmas last year, a wonderful thing happened. On December 17, 2018, 121 members of the United Nations showed some courage and foresight: they approved (over 8 nays and 52 abstentions) the Declaration of the Rights of Peasants and other People Working in Rural Areas.
Important film from The Inspiration Journey with narration by Jane Goodall
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” Jane Goodall
Source: The Inspiration Journey
More than three million women formed an over 600-km long unbroken human chain ‘Vanitha Mathil’ (Women’s Wall) on Tuesday linking Kasargode in North Kerala to Ayyanakali square near the Governor’s residence in Thiruvananthapuram, to defend gender justice and values of renaissance in the society. Men formed another human chain parallel to the Women’s Wall throughout the state in solidarity.
We here at Positive TV are loving the latest series of films from Satish Kumar and The Resurgence and Ecologist Magazine.
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Satish Kumar, long-term peace and environmental activist and Editor Emeritus of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine, shares his wisdom on Peace and Nature.
“We must make peace with Nature. If we fight a war with Nature, we will be the losers,” says Satish Kumar.
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Resurgence & Ecologist, the longest-running environmental magazine in Britain, publishes positive, informed and original perspectives on ecology, activism, social justice, ethical living, and the arts. Satish Kumar, who features in these films, edited the magazine for 43 years sharing his unique perspective and wisdom through its pages. These ideas continue to flourish in this unique magazine today.
WHERE DO HUMAN RIGHTS BEGIN? IN SMALL PLACES CLOSE TO HOME. Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. [continue reading…]
British Barrister calls for new Criminal Law
to protect People and Planet
“COP negotiations cannot address climate breakdown until
Ecocide is recognized as an international crime.”
On the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, British Barrister, Polly Higgins says it’s now time for a new Criminal Law of Ecocide to protect the rights of the Earth. As COP24 negotiators squabble and fail to accept the recent IPCC report that they themselves commissioned, Ms Higgins proposes a more muscular approach to the global environmental crisis.
We were very blessed to meet Philip last year and his wonderful project Otepic.
Philip needs some help buying some bricks at 1$ a brick for his amazing project Otepic in East Kenya.
OTEPIC was established in 2008 as a grassroots community project in Kitale, a city in Western Kenya.
From the start, @Philip Odhiambo Munyasia mobilized young people and women’s groups from Kitale’s slums. The aim was to grow their own food, plant trees for reforestation, ensure sustainable water supply, use renewable energies, develop community building and to find peaceful solutions for (tribal) conflicts.
When the Rome Statute, one of the possibly most powerful and important documents in the world was drafted, environmental crimes where on the list of possible crimes against peace and security of mankind.
But it was removed without vote and without any reason given. This was possible because it has not been in the public domain. But these times have changed.
Red Sand Project is an activist artwork created to raise awareness of modern-day slavery. Participants are invited to fill sidewalk cracks with red sand or other materials, and then share an image of their transformation with the global community using the #RedSandProject.
These installations remind us that we can’t merely ‘mind the gap’ and walk over the most overlooked and marginalized populations in our communities – those who fall through the metaphoric cracks. These populations are most at risk of being enslaved, spending their lives being exploited for the profit of others.