Can Local Law Enforcement Be Democratized? Above Photo: From Theleap.thischangeseverything.org In Medina County, Ohio, the local prosecutor, sheriff and judge are not behaving the way the fossil fuel industry has come to expect.
A pipeline venture known as NEXUS is seeking to move 1.5 billion cubic feet of fracked gas per day across Ohio, angering and galvanizing residents along the route. However, despite not yet receiving a critical permit from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Houston-based Spectra Energy and Detroit-based DTE Energy Co. have forged ahead with highly controversial surveying on private land. While most Ohio counties have streamlined access for NEXUS surveyors, Medina officials are cautiously resisting. The project is caught in a Catch 22, and Medina County knows it.
NEXUS requested temporary restraining orders against resisting property owners in Medina and several other Ohio counties. Most counties quickly granted the restraining orders—despite no FERC permit. Exarchia, The Town In Athens Greece That Is Keeping The Government Out And Starting Anew. As the economic and political systems continue to crumble and collapse in Greece, a district in Athens is growing in strength and independence after large numbers of individuals began to keep the government out and empower their own community.
Although Exarchia is in the shadow of the country’s capital city, it has become a hotbed of freedom and mutual aid programs during a dark time for the whole country. Due to the rising freedom in the area, people from all over have begun to move in and help to build the community. Nullification for thee, but not for me. Pruitt and Bruning, have got themselves all lathered up about the decsion of voters in Colorado to legalize marijuana. they're so worked up, in fact, that they've filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S.
Supreme Court. They claim that the law is unconstitutional and that their states are suffering - more marijuana, they assert, is finding it's way into their otherwise pristine states - because of Colorado voters exercise of democracy: Bruning, along with Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, argue that under the U.S. Constitution's Supremacy Clause, Colorado's legalization of recreational marijuana is unconstitutional because marijuana remains illegal under federal law.
The clause states that in general, federal law takes precedence over state law. National Liberty Alliance. Tennessee Leaders Call on the FCC to Axe State Broadband Restrictions. Without gigabit connectivity, small towns will suffer economic hardships in the coming years, according to elected officials speaking at a rally on high-speed broadband expansion on Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Chattanooga, Tenn.
State representatives, mayors and private-sector leaders all gathered in “Gig City” to support recent petitions to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that would vacate state restrictions on community broadband operations in Tennessee and North Carolina. The pundits stressed that rural areas with limited or no access to broadband will be unable to develop, attract and retain bright young minds and new businesses unless cities are free to operate publicly owned networks. Tennessee Sen. International Rights of Nature Tribunal. “We the people assume the authority to conduct an International Tribunal for the Rights of Nature.
We will investigate cases of environmental destruction, which violate the Rights of Nature.” Prosecutor for the Earth, Ramiro Avila declared during the opening of the world’s first Tribunal on the Rights of Nature and Mother Earth. The Tribunal held its inaugural session on Friday January 17, 2014 in Quito, Ecuador. Dr. Vandana Shiva, internationally renowned author, physicist and environmental activist presided over the historic Tribunal together with nine other distinguished judges from seven countries and five continents. Tribunal Judges Prosecutor on Behalf of Mother Earth and Tribunal Secretariat Opening Expert Statements Case Presentations Rights of Nature Press Conference – Quito 17 January 2014 View Videos of Press Conference For a library of Articles submitted by Rights of Nature Summit and Tribunal Participants visit Rights of Nature Reference Articles.
Democracy Denied in Small Town, USA — Read The Dirt. By: Mt.
Shasta Community Rights Project, Molly Brown Posted on: February 17, 2013 Photo: Daniel Schwen, Wikimedia Commons Editor’s Note: Read the story of the inner workings of Mt. Shasta, California’s effort to pass a Community Water Rights and Self-Government Ordinance. Hear how the citizens of this small town were, as our author states, “denied their right to vote on this admittedly controversial measure.” California County Passes Historical Law Declaring Right to Self-Governance. James Lee, ContributorWaking Times “The sacred rights of mankind, are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records.
They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of divinity itself, and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.” ~ Alexander Hamilton. Nullify Indefinite Detention Pennsylvania. Last year, SB999 was introduced to take a first step towards protecting people in Pennsylvania from the indefinite detention provisions of the NDAA.
It has been lying dormant in the Intergovernmental Operations Committee ever since where it will need to pass by majority vote before the full Senate can consider it. YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED NOW. It doesn’t matter where in Pennsylvania you live, take these actions today.