Video: Maude Barlow on Reclaiming the Commons and the Rights of Nature

Posted: April 24, 2011 in Environment, Winnipeg
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“What if the Gulf could sue BP?” asks Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians. “What if the ocean around Japan could sue the owners of the nuclear facility? What if the Athabasca River could sue everybody? What if Lake Winnipeg could sue for the nitrates we dump into it everyday?”

On International Mother Earth Day, April 22, 2011, Barlow spoke to a packed hall in Winnipeg, Manitoba on the international campaign for the Rights of Nature and the need to retake the Commons from corporate predators. Her appearance was sponsored by the Council of Canadians (Winnipeg Chapter) and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (Manitoba Office).

This is an excerpt from her speech that I recorded at the Fort Garry Hotel.

  1. Cornelius Froese says:

    Your readers might want to know that the Council of Canadians are putting on events for a film entitled “White Water, Black Gold”; its looks interesting. I am not connected to them, I just a saw a leaflet at the library and I saw no other promotions elsewhere and thought your readers should take note too if they have not already.

    Thanks for your blog and your time.

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