“This is powerful and very heartening. Pass this on to those seeking to network with local communities and all concerned, a terrific two-part interview with very important information on how to exercise our authority. – Zen”
“Community Rights educator Paul Cienfuegos explains how “We The People” are exercising the authority to govern ourselves and dismantle corporate rule. When small farmers in rural Pennsylvania wanted to say “no” to a corporate factory farm coming into their community, they learned they couldn’t, because it would violate the corporation’s “rights” and state pre-emption laws. So they did something technically illegal – their town passed an innovative ordinance banning corporate factory farming. It worked! The corporation left town. Pittsburgh upshifted the approach: Rather than define what we don’t want, define what we DO want. Their “Right to Water” stopped natural gas fracking in the city. Ordinances like this have been passed in over 150 communities in 9 states. Tune in to learn how this works. Episode 258. [paulcienfuegos.com, celdf.org, YouTube channel “Community Rights TV” and communityrightspdx.org]
[Hat tip: Renee – tx!]“
Laura again: I found these videos just at the perfect time after trying to convince some local people to do this very thing — explicitly protecting our rights to organic farming and seeds, to save and grow heirloom/heritage seeds on both private property and in community gardens, our rights to collect water from our roofs, and food sovereignty for our community so that “responsible regionalism” cannot force us to comply with backdoor ways of outlawing heritage seeds like the EU has managed to do. We’ve got “sustainable development” barreling down our communities and being steered in the shadows by some very unsustainable and unethical corporations with tentacles in government and NGO’s. I would love the poetic justice of these Agenda 21 spin-off plans actually implementing protections for truly sustainable sovereignty. May it be so!