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.
The seeds of a better food system. In Our Hands explores a quiet revolution that is transforming the way our food is produced and distributed. Our current industrial food system is a vast and wheezing giant that is only upheld by a stilted subsidy regime that pays out to landowners and leaves many farmers by the wayside. But from the hedge-rows and by-roads, the fields and furrows can now be heard the stirring of change! Stories from the global South have inspired farmers and food workers in our snug little island, with the idea of food sovereignty and a global movement to take back control of the food system. From the grazier reviving the art of pasture, to the grower erecting a poly-tunnel in the heart of East London or the farmer saving a handful of ancient grain, a new agricultural landscape is emerging. Here rural traditions meet modern innovations in a new food system that will bring back life to the soil, a fair wage to the farmer and a flavour to the tomato! Throughout the tumultuous summer of the Brexit referendum the Landworkers’ Alliance joined forces with two film-makers, to unearth the farms and faces that are making this change happen. We stand on the brink, the future is uncertain, but the seeds of a better food system are In Our Hands! Contact the In Our Hands team at email@example.com or go to inourhands.film. Credits Producer – Humphrey Lloyd Producer – Holly Black Director – Jo Barker Director – Sylvie Planel Editor – Jo Barker Camera – Jason Brooks Additional Camera – Nick Street Additional Camera – Matthias Ashford Illustrations – Rosanna Morris Animator – Tashina Alam Grade – Jason Brooks Original Score – Ben Osborn Sound Mix and Design – Gary Fawle Archive – Shutterstock Archive – La Via Campesina Archive – The Landworkers’ Alliance
“להביט יחדיו אל הבאות ויום אחד לשנות…” 3,000 איש ואישה שלוש שפות וחיפה אחת שרים יחד קולולם. מקווים ש one day קרוב מתמיד… ~ האזינו ל-One Day בפלטפורמת המוזיקה המועדפת עליכם! Spotify: http://ow.ly/qTTD30njPwL Apple Music: http://ow.ly/lRSd30njPys Google Play Music: https://tinyurl.com/ggloneday Amazon Music: http://ow.ly/l2GE30njPzh Soundcloud: http://ow.ly/EFRu30njPAO Deezer: http://ow.ly/vyr730njPC9 ועוד… ~ קולולם הינו מיזם חברתי-מוסיקלי ששם לעצמו כמטרה לחזק את החברה שלנו על ידי חיזוק הקשרים שבין האנשים המרכיבים אותה. הפרויקט מתמקד באירועי שירת המונים פתוחים לקהל הרחב, בהם קבוצות גדולות של אנשים ללא כל רקע מוזיקלי מתאספים יחד בכדי ליצור יצירה מוסיקלית משותפת. קולולם מזמין אליו אנשים ממגוון הקשת החברתית בכדי לעשות דבר אחד – לעצור הכל לכמה שעות ופשוט לשיר, ביחד. למידע נוסף, עקבו אחרינו בפייסבוק: https://www.facebook.com/koolulam/ עקבו אחרינו באינסטגרם: https://www.instagram.com/koolulam/ הירשמו לניוזלטר שלנו: https://bit.ly/2AxJpNv #Koolulam#MassSinging#Matisyahu
A ground-breaking new documentary about the global refugee crisis from Ai Weiwei. » SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/AmazonStudiosSubscribe » Check out more Human Flow : humanflow.com About Human Flow: Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey. Human Flow is a witness to its subjects and their desperate search for safety, shelter and justice: from teeming refugee camps to perilous ocean crossings to barbed-wire borders; from dislocation and disillusionment to courage, endurance and adaptation; from the haunting lure of lives left behind to the unknown potential of the future. Human Flow comes at a crucial time when tolerance, compassion and trust are needed more than ever. This visceral work of cinema is a testament to the unassailable human spirit and poses one of the questions that will define this century: Will our global society emerge from fear, isolation, and self-interest and choose a path of openness, freedom, and respect for humanity? Amazon Studios, Participant Media and AC Films present Human Flow, a film directed by Ai Weiwei. The producers are Ai Weiwei, Chin-chin Yap and Heino Deckert. Andy Cohen of AC Films with Jeff Skoll and Diane Weyermann of Participant Media are the executive producers. Get More from Amazon Studios: Official site: http://bit.ly/GetMoreAmazonStudios Facebook: http://bit.ly/AmazonStudiosFacebook Twitter: http://bit.ly/AmazonStudiosTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/AmazonStudiosInstagram About Amazon Studios: The goal of Amazon Studios is to turn original stories into great entertainment. Human Flow Official Trailer | Amazon Studios https://youtu.be/DVZGyTdk_BY Amazon Studios https://www.youtube.com/AmazonStudios #AmazonStudios #HumanFlow
Today we talk to Brighton’s local singer song writer Rifka Fisher Eustance about how she has written the official song for the week long campaign “Global sharing week”
Satish Kumar talks about a New Story for humanity in relationship to spirituality, consciousness, nature, education, politics, business and economics. Satish was interviewed by Rob Garrity and filmed by Rhonda Fabian on location at Findhorn’s New Story Summit in Scotland in October 2014. http://newstoryhub.com https://www.facebook.com/FindhornNewStoryCommunity https://twitter.com/FF_NewStory
*** 100% of single proceeds benefit Honor The Earth. DOWNLOAD “Sacred” song here: http://bit.ly/2xU4Wjd In light of the recent natural disasters and climate changes, now more than ever must we praise Mother Earth on a deeper level. “Sacred” is the most important piece of art I’ve ever created, and with the help of Unify we are donating 100% of the Bandcamp single proceeds to Honor the Earth supporting the preservation of sacred sites, environmental issues, and the protection of indigenous culture. Please SHARE and tag your friends, musicians, artists, change makers, activists, event producers, promoters, and all people of influence. Let’s get this message around the planet, and raise some funds for a beautiful cause! “Sacred” by J Brave feat. Kayt Pearl & Poranguí Video Directed by a mirror & Alexandra Sirocky Song Produced by JAH LEVI and Poranguí Mixed & Mastered by Daniel Konscious Krieger Acoustic Guitar by Gaetano Frankel *** Artist Links & Causes We Believe in http://JBrave.net http://www.porangui.com https://kaytpearl.bandcamp.com http://amirimage.tumblr.com http://www.jahlevi.com https://www.instagram.com/nomyogi http://konsciousstudios.com http://www.honorearth.org http://www.home.unify.org https://www.lakotalaw.org https://savetheconfluence.com http://www.run4salmon.org http://www.apache-stronghold.com/index.html