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Re: Gen X,Y,Z: 2 Urgent NH Events on Local Self Government Aug 19 & 25
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2016, 10:59:44 am »

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POLITICS

LIBERTY NEEDS
Government of, by and for all of the people
OR
Mutual Self-Help of, by and for all of the people

We have freedom to define words for our convenience and to most people ideal government means mutual self-help.

REALITY
Knowledge is consciousness1 and subconscious2 (1. perception, emotion, thought; 2. memory, will, reason)

Caring is the most important aspect of reality and the cause of reality.

Physical reality is virtual reality to our consciousness.
The physical is known only via consciousness. Outside of consciousness, nothing physical is known or knowable.
The spiritual is similar to the physical, but possibly more stable.
The physical is preparation for the spiritual.

CONTROL
As beings of limited consciousness, we do not have total control of ourselves.
We have partial control.

Malevolent or overly selfish beings seek to control others besides themselves. That is moral immaturity. All are morally immature and the nature of the immature is to mature.

Maturation increases caring and happiness.

PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
Reaching our true goals brings us happiness.
Most people don't know their true goals. They're accustomed to letting others or events guide them through life. This leaves them more or less unhappy.

Immorality or moral immaturity means seeking to control others without helping them learn to control their own destinies. Immorality does not lead to true happiness.

Reaching our destination requires that we know what our desired destination is. Most people hop aboard any old vessel that looks good without knowing its destination, or if it has one.
It makes sense to choose a specific destination, which is our true goal, in order to have a realistic pursuit of happiness.

DISCOVERING TRUE GOALS
A writing exercise can help us know our true goals.
We write in detail what an ideal routine day, not a vacation day, would involve.
We select the essential elements of our ideal routine day writing and those become our true goals.
We make plans to reach each goal by starting with the goal and deciding what subgoal may be needed to reach the goal, and doing the same for each subgoal, until we come to a subgoal we can do immediately.
Then we start to accomplish each subgoal in reverse order.
When we come to obstacles, we ask others for help to overcome them, or we revise our chain of subgoals.

MY TRUE GOAL
1. to have a compatible woman companion
2. and to play a major role in the most effective nonprofit organization/s etc for making the world an increasingly better place for all

Besides FSP, I'm looking into http://CELDF.org , which is Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, because it seems to help local communities defend themselves against big government and big corporations (which own most government).

What other idealistic orgs are there?
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Re: 2 Urgent NH Events on Local Self Government Aug 18 & 25 (Gen XYZ)
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2016, 01:42:56 pm »

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Two Important Liberty Events for Local Self-Government #1. Aug 18 Plymouth and #2. Aug 25 Concord.

#1. AUGUST 18) Pease Library in Plymouth, NH

RSVP at https://wtp2-peaselibrary-plymouthnh.eventbrite.com

WHEN
    Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

WHERE
    Pease Public Library – 1 Russell Street, Plymouth, NH 03264

Free parking available.
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#2. AUGUST 25) Red River Theatres in Concord, NH

RSVP at https://wtp2-rrt-concordnh.eventbrite.com

WHEN
    Thursday, August 25 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

WHERE
    Red River Theatres Inc – 11 S Main St # L1, Concord, NH 03301

Free parking at the Capitol Commons Parking Garage
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Re: Thursday Aug 18 Plymouth, NH on Local Self Government (Gen XYZ)
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2016, 09:24:45 pm »

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Please read the latter part of the previous post, which shows that liberals are already working effectively to draft legislation that forcefully acknowledges the right of all local communities to self-government, that outweighs other laws of states and national governments, except for civil rights.

If at all possible, attend the event tomorrow (Thursday 6pm) in Plymouth, or the one next week in Concord. Locations are shown above.

I will post further info here about what CELDF has been doing in NH and a few other states to promote meaningful local self-government. I'll post some ordinances and charters that they have helped communities draft and pass into law, which have been effective in ending abuses by large corporations. Some of the language is very libertarian and should serve as templates for Free Towns and for New Hampshire as a Free State. CELDF is already thinking ahead and thinking holistically. They have a feasible plan for changing the state constitution as well as the U.S. Constitution. They have also helped another country adopt similar language in their constitution, i.e. Ecuador.

CELDF seems a bit extremist about the "rights" of the ecosystem, although perhaps not too extremist, and they seem a little naive about "democracy" and majority rule. Republics are more viable than democracies. I would urge them to favor supermajority rule, rather than simple majority rule. I would say simple majority rule is 50+% rule, while supermajority rule would be at least 75+% rule, where there is a simple majority plus a majority of the remaining minority. This would help reduce hasty and unwise legislating and help prevent majorities from abusing minorities.

Right?
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Re: URGENT: Aug 25 (Thur 6pm) Concord, NH on Local Self Government (Gen XYZ)
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2016, 10:46:38 pm »

FYI, there's a Garry Johnson rally  in Concord on the courthouse steps at 6:30 on August 25th

https://www.johnsonweld.com/new_hampshire_rally


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Re: URGENT: Aug 25 (Thur 6pm) Concord, NH on Local Self Government (Gen XYZ)
« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2016, 07:29:39 am »

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URGENT: Aug 25 (Thur 6pm) Concord, NH on Local Self Government [Free States, Free Towns, etc.]

RSVP at https://wtp2-rrt-concordnh.eventbrite.com

WHEN
    Thursday, August 25 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

WHERE
    Red River Theatres Inc – 11 S Main St # L1, Concord, NH 03301

Free parking at the Capitol Commons Parking Garage

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About the Events

New Hampshire Community Rights Network (NHCRN) is hosting a sneak preview of We the People 2.0 – The Second American Revolution.

The documentary, presented by Tree Media and the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF), tells the story of people across the U.S. who have faced decades of environmental assaults – such as fracking and sludging of farmland – and what they are doing about it. These communities, like a growing number of communities in New Hampshire, recognize ecosystems at home and around the globe are collapsing under inherently unsustainable laws and governing structures – what many have called a “corporate state”.

Projects such as Northern Pass, industrial wind projects, sludging, corporate water withdrawals, and fracked gas infrastructure threaten Granite State communities. The film shares how people here, and abroad, are working with CELDF and organizing to stop these assaults in their own communities through rights-based laws, which ban the harms as a violation of rights.

New Hampshire communities are joining together to lay the foundation for the sustainable future they envision. Through the power of the vote, we want to codify our right of local community self-government through a proposed Community Rights amendment to the state constitution. Further, we are joining together across states to advance democratic and environmental rights, building the next people’s movement through Community Rights.

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About New Hampshire Community Rights Network

Since 2006, CELDF has been assisting the people of New Hampshire to build a grassroots movement advancing community rights and protecting themselves from corporate water withdrawals, unsustainable energy development, and gas pipelines. Through codifying community rights and banning harmful activities as violations of those rights, these Towns are elevating the rights of communities and nature above the claimed “rights” of corporations.

CELDF supported the founding of the New Hampshire Community Rights Network (NHCRN) by Granite Staters in 2013, to educate residents and elected officials in New Hampshire about the right of local community self-government. Residents gathered from across the state to seat the Board of Directors in Barnstead, NH – where the Community Rights people’s movement began. In 2006 at Town Meeting, Barnstead enacted a first-in-the-nation rights-based local law, prohibiting water extractions by asserting the rights of residents to water and to local self-government, and rejecting the corporate claimed right to take community water.

NHCRN has grown to include more than fifteen NH communities who understand that, as important as it is to change law locally, those changes must be driven to the state level. NHCRN members are calling for state level change, such that every community is freed from the oppression of assumed corporate “rights,” as well as from state, federal, or international preemptions carried out on behalf of corporations. Such preemptions unjustly override local authority and deny people’s fundamental rights.

The state is charged with protecting citizen’s rights – the most fundamental of all being a self-governing people, and the right to change government – particularly noted in the New Hampshire State Constitution, Part First, Bill of Rights, Article 10, the Right of Revolution –

Government being instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security, of the whole community, and not for the private interest or emolument of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, whenever the ends of government are perverted, and public liberty manifestly endangered, and all other means of redress are ineffectual, the people may, and of right ought to reform the old, or establish a new government. The doctrine of nonresistance against arbitrary power, and oppression, is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind.

To remedy the present illegitimate use of government to deny community rights, CELDF has partnered with NHCRN to draft the NH Community Rights Amendment HCACR 14, adding Article 40, Right of Local Community Self-Government to the New Hampshire State Constitution’s Bill of Rights. NHCRN proposed the amendment to legislators. Representative Susan Emerson of Rindge sponsored the amendment, which has gained bi-partisan support from both the House and Senate.

If the measure is approved by the legislature and adopted by New Hampshire voters, the New Hampshire state constitution will specifically recognize the right of communities to ban unsustainable development, and put in place stronger environmental protections than in state and federal law.

http://nhcommunityrights.org

http://celdf.org/join-the-movement/where-we-work/state-national-networks/new-hampshire-community-rights-network/
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Re: Change(ing) the Damn System (Gen XYZ)
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2016, 09:19:00 pm »

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Why we must amend the NH Constitution
(See whole article at:) http://www.fosters.com/news/20160914/why-we-must-amend-nh-constitution

As we can see, there should be no shyness about the right and authority of the people of New Hampshire to change their constitution and style of government when the living generation finds that old ways and new wrongs have the effect of depriving them of their unalienable rights and their ability to govern their own communities.

Systemic errors in our current state and national governments result in violations of the right of local community self-government. It is beyond argument that these violations are real, constant, and have gone without remedy by elected representatives and the court system of the state. It has been left to the people to take corrective action, by demanding constitutional change that will guarantee in specific, unassailable terms that it is the people who govern, that they have the authority, power and right to enact and enforce laws in their own communities that prevent the state from empowering corporations to violate community rights under color of state law.

In the name of the people, the state creates corporations by issuing charters. Corporations are therefore creatures of the state, and governable in their existence and in their actions by the people. But a long train of abuses and usurpations, in which courts and legislatures have elevated corporate power over general community rights suggests an unspoken plan to reduce our democratic rights to proportions manageable by a corporate minority. It is, as our state constitution enumerates, "the people may, and of right ought to reform the old, or establish a new government. The doctrine of nonresistance against arbitrary power, and oppression, is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind."

The peaceful remedy for these wrongs is for our state legislature to support the New Hampshire Community Rights Amendment and allow the people of the state to decide whether or not to adopt it as part of our constitution. This amendment has been drafted and proposed by the New Hampshire Community Rights Network (NHCRN). Contact NHCRN at info@nhcommunityrights.org.

Michelle Sanborn is the New Hampshire Community Rights Network (NHCRN)coordinator. She lives in Alexandria.
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Re: Prep to Amend NH Constitution (Gen XYZ)
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2016, 12:16:14 pm »

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(See Why We Must Change the NH Constitution in previous recent post)

Local Self-Government:
Local Communities Dismantling Corporate Rule, part 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Prylnj4NQ8
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. [ http://paulcienfuegos.com, http://celdf.org, YouTube channel "Community Rights TV" and http://communityrightspdx.org ]

Local Communities Dismantling Corporate Rule, part 2
- "I'm not aware of any other social movement going on in the US today that has the power to challenge and win against corporate rule, push back and dismantle corporate rights, and enshrine rights for actual human beings," asserts Community Rights educator and organizer Paul Cienfuegos.
- Local Community Rights ordinances are not only stripping "rights" from corporations, but asserting that nature has rights. Two Oregon counties have submitted a "Right to Local Food Systems" ordinance which forbids genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and protects heritage seeds. Even more, it asserts the right to fully-functioning natural communities, even requiring a corporation to restore whatever it has disrupted.
- Are these ordinances being challenged? Yes they are, but Paul explains how corporation leaders who want to sue are forced to do so on the community's terms - a brilliant strategy. Episode 259. [paulcienfuegos.com, celdf.org, YouTube channel "Community Rights TV", communityrightspdx.org]
- Peak Moment TV exists because of viewers like you. Subscribe to news and donate at http://www.peakmoment.tv , right side. Thanks for being in the Peak Moment community.

The Right of Local Self-Government: This is What Democracy (Actually) Looks Like
http://paulcienfuegos.com/right-local-self-government-what-democracy-actually-looks
- The colonists struggle with British rule illustrates how community self- government took shape as the foundation of the American system of constitutional law.
- [Error:] We believe that if a local community majority cannot exercise its authority to protect its own health and welfare, then we cannot honestly claim that we live in a democratic society [Error: We live in a Republic, not a Democracy; majorities have no more right to rule than minorities; Supermajority Rule is best for all].

Home Rule Charters as Models of Enshrining Community Rights into Local Law-Making
http://paulcienfuegos.com/home-rule-charters-models-enshrining-community-rights-local-law-making

The Cancer Industrial Complex & the Profitable Misery It Causes – Here’s What We Must Do (Part 6 of 6)
http://paulcienfuegos.com/cancer-now-1-killer-22-states-%E2%80%93-here%E2%80%99s-what-we-must-do-part-6-6

The Supreme Court: Acting as our King & Inventing corporate "rights" (Part 6)
http://paulcienfuegos.com/supreme-court-acting-our-king-inventing-corporate-rights-part-6

Why do We the People allow corporate crime to be regulated instead of being outlawed?
http://paulcienfuegos.com/why-do-we-people-allow-corporate-crime-be-regulated-instead-being-outlawed

'Demand Progress' falls short in its defense of Net Neutrality
http://paulcienfuegos.com/demand-progress-falls-short-its-defense-net-neutrality-0

Labor Must Challenge Corporate Rule
http://paulcienfuegos.com/labor-must-challenge-corporate-rule

State Preemption vs the Right of Local Governments to Protect Our Health & Welfare: Colorado Makes History
http://paulcienfuegos.com/state-preemption-vs-right-local-governments-protect-our-health-welfare-colorado-makes-history

Why is Corporate Destruction of Our Planet Fully Protected Under Law, While Our Opposition is Either Ineffective or Illegal?
http://paulcienfuegos.com/why-corporate-destruction-our-planet-fully-protected-under-law-while-our-opposition-either-ineffecti

Imagining a MASSIVE Shift of Activism from National to Local
http://paulcienfuegos.com/imagining-massive-shift-activism-national-local

Taking OUR Local Mass Media Back From Large Corporations
http://paulcienfuegos.com/taking-our-local-mass-media-back-large-corporations
[M]ost Americans, regardless of their political party, age, gender, or location, are extremely concerned about the corporatization of our society and its media, and are capable of working together - across ideological boundaries - to insist that our local mainstream media in every American community become responsive to the people of that place, or be replaced by a locally controlled institution better suited to meet their needs.

Imagining a City Where Renters & Property Owners Enjoy Fully Equal Rights Under Law
http://paulcienfuegos.com/imagining-city-where-renters-property-owners-enjoy-fully-equal-rights-under-law

Reclaiming Our Historic Authority: How "We the People" Once Defined and Controlled Corporations…
http://paulcienfuegos.com/node/27

Paradigm Shift: Challenging Corporate Authority 2000
http://paulcienfuegos.com/node/19

An Interview with Don Wedll about Native American Lawmaking
http://paulcienfuegos.com/interview-don-wedll-about-native-american-lawmaking

An Interview with Winona LaDuke about Real Native Sovereignty
http://paulcienfuegos.com/interview-winona-laduke-about-real-native-sovereignty

Imagining What We Might Achieve if Conservation groups & Labor unions & ...
http://paulcienfuegos.com/imagining-what-we-might-achieve-if-conservation-groups-labor-unions-social-justice-groups-neighborho

Let’s Start Thinking About "Law" in a Whole New Way in historical Indigenous societies, laws that were unjust or illegitimate were not even considered law at all
http://paulcienfuegos.com/let%E2%80%99s-start-thinking-about-law-whole-new-way

Tired of fake organic food and phony eco-forestry lumber? Get ready for marijuana – brought to you by Monsanto Corporation!
http://paulcienfuegos.com/tired-fake-organic-food-and-phony-eco-forestry-lumber-get-ready-marijuana-%E2%80%93-brought-you-monsanto-cor

A Community Bill of Rights TEMPLATE for Portland, Oregon
http://paulcienfuegos.com/community-bill-rights-template-portland-oregon

The Community Rights Movement and the Arc of Nonviolent Social Change
http://paulcienfuegos.com/community-rights-movement-and-arc-nonviolent-social-change

Organizers Training for the Community Rights Movement
http://paulcienfuegos.com/organizers-training-community-rights-movement-0

The Mondragon Cooperative Experience: A Model for Richmond, California?
http://paulcienfuegos.com/node/60

Monroe, Maine rejects corporate personhood on June 14th at its annual Town Meeting
http://paulcienfuegos.com/node/52

(Model) Resolution to Free Democracy from Corporate Control
http://paulcienfuegos.com/node/47

A Core List of Books for Dismantling Corporate Rule
http://paulcienfuegos.com/node/37

The day some Seattle teachers said "NO" to standardized tests
The teachers at Garfield High School in Seattle continue to refuse to administer an absolutely ridiculous test to their students. The story about the teachers' unanimous decision has spread like wildfire to other schools across the country. In New York, 150 school principals co-signed a letter saying they are in full agreement. The Student Union's of many cities are organizing walk-outs on tests. The Garfield teachers cannot afford to lose this high-stakes battle for the future of public education. Shall we have corporate-run charter schools? Or can we somehow manage to reverse this ugly trend? Here's a very impressive 21-minute documentary to watch and share widely: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/03/13/the-day-some-seattle-teachers-said-no-to-standardized-tests/. And then ask yourself: can we afford to continue to resist one corporate/state assault on our public education system after another, or is it perhaps time for us to draft, city by town, a legally-binding locally-enforceable Community Bill of Rights that frees our public schools from ALL corporate influence, and puts ALL key decision-making back in the hands of the parents, teachers, students, and local government? No, this is not a pipe dream. The Community Rights PDX group has drafted just such a plank as part of our Community Bill of Rights template.
These Seattle Teachers Boycotted Standardized Testing—and Sparked a Nationwide Movement
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/education-uprising/pencils-down
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Earth At Risk part 4 - Thomas Linzey of the CELDF Explains why the constitution is for Rich People
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjYT-RObWv4

CELDF Community Rights Primer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTr3lr2GQTY

Legal Community Rights To Stop Corporate Exploitation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_inFgYUsKA
1:04:xx States can expand on the Bill of Rights. CELDF promotes similar local expansion and drafts wording of ordinances to prevent challenges from corporations, the state and the federal government. CELDF countersues corporations for seeking to deny a community self-government. Communities are forming Community Rights Networks. A 7 State network is seeking just change at the federal level.
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Re: Change the Damn System (Gen XYZ)
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2016, 11:45:43 am »

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(Previous post explains that NH should change its constitution. Support Community Rights.)

Waterville Residents Ban Pipelines and Compressor Stations through Adopting Community Bill of Rights
http://celdf.org/2016/11/pr-waterville-residents-ban-pipelines-compressor-stations-adopting-community-bill-rights

November 8, 2016

CONTACT:
Tish O’Dell, Ohio Community Organizer
440-552-6774
tish@celdf.org

WATERVILLE, OH: Today the voters in Waterville overwhelmingly approved the Waterville Community Bill of Rights Charter Amendment by a vote of 60% to 40%. Waterville joins a growing number of communities throughout Ohio and the U.S. that are codifying their right to clean air, water, local democratic decision-making, and sustainability. The City’s Charter Amendment prohibits the Nexus pipeline and a proposed compressor station as violations of these rights.

Both projects threaten residents and local ecosystems. The pipeline risks leaks and explosions, and the compressor station would cause harm through polluting emissions and noise.

Residents sought a remedy to stop these threats through their local elected officials, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the Ohio EPA. Finding none, they requested the support of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) to help protect themselves.

As residents came together to safeguard their own health, safety, and welfare, opposition from the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development groups came out in force. Some were from outside the City. Residents were undaunted and understood no one else was going to protect them.

According to Cheryl Bourland, a member of the community group Protecting Air Waterville (PAW), “Once we heard the facts at an Ohio EPA Air Permit hearing about the chemicals that would be released annually into the air we breathe, we knew we had to stop this. What we were shocked to learn was that all levels of government told us we didn’t have the right to stop the pipeline. We disagree. That is why we advanced our Community Bill of Rights. A pipeline company’s profits should never be considered above the health and safety of the people in a community.”

Kelly Jacobs, a mother and member of PAW, stated, “I was astounded when I heard our Community Bill of Rights referred to as ‘unconstitutional.’  I was taught that in a democracy the power came from the people and that we do have the right to pass laws.  Complacency will not facilitate change. I wanted to show my children that we have a voice.  Sometimes you have to be the match that starts fire – perhaps Standing Rock is just the beginning.”

 
Ohio Communities Not Alone

Ohio residents are advancing Community Rights as part of the broader Community Rights Movement building across the United States. Local communities and state Community Rights Networks are partnering with CELDF to advance fundamental democratic and environmental rights. They are working with CELDF to establish Community Rights and the Rights of Nature in law, and prohibit extraction, fracking, factory farming, water privatization, and other industrial activities as violations of those rights. Communities are joining together within and across states, working with CELDF to advance systemic change – recognizing our existing system of law and governance as inherently undemocratic and unsustainable.

 
Additional Information

For additional information on Waterville, contact CELDF at info@celdf.org. To learn about the Ohio Community Rights Network, visit ohiocrn.org. To learn about the Community Rights Movement, visit celdf.org.

About CELDF — Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund

The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit, public interest law firm providing free and affordable legal services to communities facing threats to their local environment, local agriculture, local economy, and quality of life. Its mission is to build sustainable communities by assisting people to assert their right to local self-government and the rights of nature.

CELDF
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Re: Change the Damn System (Gen XYZ)
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2016, 11:56:23 am »

(See Ohio town Community Rights success in previous post.)

Highland Township PA Bans Injection Wells, Rebukes Corporate Rule
http://celdf.org/2016/11/pr-highland-township-bans-injection-wells-rebukes-corporate-rule

Nov 8, 2016
Voters make history, adopting Home Rule Charter despite industry allies’ threats and intimidation

CONTACT:
Chad Nicholson
207.541.3649
chad@celdf.org

Highland Township, Elk County, PA:  Tonight, voters in Highland Township (pop. 500) approved a historic measure, adopting a rights-based Home Rule Charter by a vote of 55% to 45%. The Charter – akin to a local constitution – prohibits frack wastewater injection wells, ensures fair taxation, and allows Township residents to democratically enact laws through an initiative process if the Township Supervisors fail to adequately represent the people.

Residents have been fighting to protect themselves from a frack wastewater injection well proposed by Seneca Resources since 2012. Seneca has a long history of permit violations, and injection wells have been linked to earthquakes and water contamination. Residents requested help from the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF). In 2013, the Township adopted a Community Bill of Rights ordinance banning injections wells.

The battle since then has been complex. Earlier this year, under pressure from Seneca, Township Supervisors repealed the Community Bill of Rights ordinance. Anticipating that their Supervisors would cave, residents sought other ways to expand local control, resulting in their adoption of the Home Rule Charter tonight. The Charter was written by the elected Government Study Commission (GSC), with CELDF’s assistance, over the summer. The people’s decisive vote to adopt their Charter is the latest volley in this epic fight between a community and a massive gas corporation, and is a direct rebuke to local elected officials who have refused to serve and protect the community.

GSC Chairman John Guras said, “The Government Study Commission has worked tirelessly to draft a new Charter that would serve our residents. We attempted to include as many voices as possible in the Charter’s drafting, and with tonight’s vote, our work has paid off.”

Township resident Marsha Buhl stated, “It’s been a difficult few years for our Township, as we’ve been fighting to keep our water safe and to have our rights protected. Tonight’s vote represents a great new chapter for our community, and will ensure that it’s the people who live here, not a gas corporation, who make the decisions for our community’s future.”

Pennsylvania Communities Part of Growing Movement
For additional information, contact http://CELDF.org at info@celdf.org. To learn about the Pennsylvania  Community Rights Network, visit http://pacommunityrights.org . To learn about the Community Rights Movement, visit http://CELDF.org .

About CELDF — Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund
The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit, public interest law firm providing free and affordable legal services to communities facing threats to their local environment, local agriculture, local economy, and quality of life. Its mission is to build sustainable communities by assisting people to assert their right to local self-government and the rights of nature.
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Somaliland a Great Role Model (Gen XYZ)
« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2016, 01:15:08 pm »

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(See also previous two posts on Local Governments Rejecting Corporate Rule)

In Somaliland, less money has brought more democracy: Unable to access foreign aid, Somaliland's government has had to negotiate with citizens and business leaders for financial support – and provide stability and democracy in return
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2011/aug/26/somaliland-less-money-more-democracy
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Message to Trump & America (Gen XYZ: Change System)
« Reply #25 on: December 25, 2016, 03:52:02 pm »

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Former CIA Spy Has A Christmas Message For Trump
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Re: Intelligence Report on Ending Corruption (Gen XYZ: Change System)
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2017, 10:08:35 pm »

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(UPDATE: See last link below for more good info.)

« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2017, 10:44:25 pm »

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This next video interview is from April 2015 and seems to have good ideas on how to end corruption.

Interview 1024 – Tjeerd Andringa Exposes the Kakistocracy
https://www.corbettreport.com/interview-1024-tjeerd-andringa-exposes-the-kakistocracy

The Permission Society: How the Ruling Class Turns Our Freedoms into Privileges and What We Can Do About It
https://www.libertarianism.org/media/free-thoughts/permission-society-how-ruling-class-turns-our-freedoms-privileges-what-we-can-do

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« Reply #27 on: January 16, 2017, 07:34:10 pm »

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(Something to add to the above intelligence report)

Utilizing The Blockchain & Smart Contract Technologies To Create a Decentralized Government
https://www.deepdotweb.com/2017/01/04/utilizing-the-blockchain-smart-contract-technologies-to-create-a-decentralized-government

Blockchain Voting & The Future Of Democracy
https://www.deepdotweb.com/2017/01/11/blockchain-voting-future-democracy

Cryptocurrencies – Financial Systems With The Highest Cybersecurity Standards On The Planet
https://www.deepdotweb.com/2017/01/12/cryprocurrencies-financial-systems-highest-cybersecurity-standards-planet

Ecosystem and Residents File Motion to Intervene In Federal Lawsuit Claiming a Corporate “Right” to Inject Frack Wastewater in PA Township
http://celdf.org/2017/01/pr-ecosystem-residents-file-motion-intervene-federal-lawsuit

Matters of State Concern: The Tyranny of Preemption
http://celdf.org/2017/01/blog-matters-state-concern-tyranny-preemption

From Standing Rock to Million Women March and Beyond…if There is One
http://celdf.org/2017/01/blog-from-standing-rock-to-million-women-march-and-beyond-if-there-is-one

UPDATE:
How to Fix America's Corrupt Political System. Awesome plan circumvents dirty politicians using bi-partisan, citizen-driven ballot initiatives
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhe286ky-9A
+ http://anticorruptionact.org
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Re: Intelligence Report on Ending Corruption (Gen XYZ: Change System)
« Reply #28 on: January 25, 2017, 08:08:51 pm »

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ECONOMICS

(See also the previous recent posts with important links.)

[Very Important] Beyond Banksters is an eye-opening exposé of a ravenous financial system
http://behindthenumbers.ca/2017/01/16/beyond-banksters-eye-opening-expose-ravenous-financial-system

[Ditto Important] Infrastructure Build-Up Using Sovereign Money
http://www.opednews.com/articles/Infrastructure-Build-Up-Us-by-Uli-Kortsch-Budgets-Funding_Congress-War-Funding_Debt_Deficit-170118-691.html

Here are the last 3 paragraphs of the review. The whole review is well worth reading. We need inspiration like this to help us put an end to globalist greed and genocide.

When the banks in Iceland collapsed and its economy went belly up in October 2008, “the Icelanders were in no mood to take a post-meltdown prescription from the same sources that had sickened them in the first place,” Geoff Olson of Common Grounds reported. “They nationalized one bank, put three others into receivership, and instituted capital controls.” Over the next seven years, they put 26 banksters behind bars, serving terms of two to five years, for crimes including market manipulation, embezzlement, and breach of fiduciary duties.”

Icelanders took to the streets in 2008, banging pots and pans, chanting “Bailouts no! Jail-ins yes!” They refused to pay for the crimes and corruption of the bankers through tax increases and social program cuts. Instead, they insisted on the arrest and prosecution of dozens of bankers responsible for the financial collapse, forced their entire government to resign, and created a citizens’ committee tasked with writing a new constitution protecting the country from corporate greed — all the while actually expanding their social safety services.

This is what should have happened in Canada and every other country devastated by voracious and irresponsible international banks and investment companies. One of the reasons it didn’t, apart from civil passivity, is that the story of the Icelanders’ revolt against their financial overlords went virtually unreported in the mainstream media. Most people outside Iceland didn’t get to learn about it, except through the social media.
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Re: Intelligence Report on Ending Corruption (Gen XYZ: Change System)
« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2017, 10:30:18 pm »

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POLITICAL ACTION

A brief excerpt:
The Electoral Reform Act of 2017 is a must:
“My personal feeling is that if Trump does not pass an Electoral Reform Act in the next 90 days, he will not finish his term. He will leave. The Electoral Reform Act does a number of things but one of the most important things is that it free the members from the bribery and blackmail that is pervasive in U.S. politics. I think Trump has the capacity to free the members from their dependency on foreign money, particularly Saudi Arabian, Israeli and Wall Street money. It destroy’s the 2-party tyranny. I have tried for over 3 years to get the mainstream media to cover Electoral Reform. They won’t touch it.”

UPDATE:
LET'S DO THIS!
A Top Thinker Says: All Anti-globalist Ideologies Should Unite in a De Facto Sense
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5AErCAszkc
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