The Resource On community civil disobedience in the name of sustainability : the community rights movement in the United States, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, (electronic resource)

On community civil disobedience in the name of sustainability : the community rights movement in the United States, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, (electronic resource)

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On community civil disobedience in the name of sustainability : the community rights movement in the United States
Title
On community civil disobedience in the name of sustainability
Title remainder
the community rights movement in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This short primer from the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund explores and describes the philosophy and underpinnings of the community rights movement that has emerged in the United States-a movement of nonviolent civil disobedience based on municipal lawmaking. Humanity stands at the brink of global environmental and economic collapse. We have pinned our future to an economic system that centralizes power in fewer and fewer hands, and whose benefits increasingly flow to smaller and smaller numbers of people. Our system of government is similarly medieval-relying on a 1780s constitutional form of government written to guarantee the exploitation of the natural environment and elevate "the endless production of more" over the rights of people, nature, and their communities. But right now, people within the community rights movement aren't waiting for power brokers to fix the system. They're beginning to envision a new sustainability constitution by adopting new laws at the local level that are forcing those ideas upward into the state and national ones. In doing so, they are directly challenging the basic operating system of this country-one which currently elevates corporate "rights" above the rights of people, nature, and their communities-and changing it into one which recognizes a right to local, community self-government that cannot be overridden by corporations, or by governments wielded by corporate interests
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
361.2
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
PM Press pamphlet series
Series volume
no. 0013
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Community organization
  • Civil disobedience
  • Sustainability
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
On community civil disobedience in the name of sustainability : the community rights movement in the United States, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, (electronic resource)
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text
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
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Isbn
9781629631424
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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11570642
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MWT11570642
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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On community civil disobedience in the name of sustainability : the community rights movement in the United States, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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Carrier MARC source
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Content type MARC source
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781629631424
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11570642
Publisher number
MWT11570642
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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