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Launch of the Global Ocean Commission
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The Global Ocean Commission, an independent body of international leaders, launched in London on 12th February with the aim of reversing degradation of the ocean and restoring it to full health and productivity.


Chaired by former Costa Rican President José María Figueres, South African cabinet minister Trevor Manuel and former UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband MP, the Commission brings together senior political figures including former Heads of State, Foreign Ministers and Finance Ministers from around the world, alongside business leaders and development specialists.

Published on Feb 13, 2013

EarthSayers José María Figueres; Trevor Manuel; David Miliband
Date unknown Format Instructional
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Equal Rights Agendment (ERA)
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The attempt through an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to grant equal rights to women. The Equality4women website, the EqualRightsAmendment website are two resources of many to reference in learning about the ERA.

The ERA: A Brief Introduction

  • Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.

  • Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

  • Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.

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Polar Bears Drowing in Arctic (PSA 2014)
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Global warming is killing polar bears. As their sea-ice habitat disappears, bears are drowning, starving to death, and in some desperate cases, even eating each other.

It doesn't have to be this way. With your help, the Center for Biological Diversity can educate and inspire 100 million people to take action to save polar bears.

In 2010 the Center won the Top Ten Award for our polar bear public service television ad, reaching a record 90 million people. This year we have a powerful new ad, and we need your help to inform 100 million people about the polar bear's plight.

Help us get the message out while polar bears still have a chance.
We've been top-rated by the American Institute of Philanthropy, and you can trust us to make the most of your tax-deductible donation. Please call toll-free (866) 357-3349 x323. You can also mail a check to: Center for Biological Diversity, PO Box 710, Tucson, AZ 85702

Date unknown Format Advertisment Public Service
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Climate Justice by Mary Robinson
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Speech by Mary Robinson, President, Mary Robinson Foundation  at the BSR Conference, November 2013 in San Francisco, California on climate justice.

Mary Robinson served as President of Ireland from 1990 through 1997 and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997 through 2002. She is a member of the Elders and the Club of Madrid and the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom from U.S. President Barack Obama.

EarthSayer Mary Robinson
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Forest Keepers - Guarda Bosques in Español w/English Subtitles
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"Guarda Bosques" (Forest Keepers) 45 min.

On April 15th 2011, when organized crime thugs teamed up with the logging industry and different government agencies to pillage precious and sacred forests at gun-point, the indigenous Purepecha community of Cheran, Michoacan, Mexico rose up with sticks, rocks, and bottle rockets against what can only be described as their local narco-government. Since then, they have taken the authorities offices, weapons, and pick-up trucks, ousted all political parties and all local and state police, and have re-established a traditional form of self-governance that includes its own council of elders, a community "police", known as a "ronda", and its own forest defense team, or forest keepers, known as the "Guarda Bosques."

El 15 de abril de 2011, después de que los matones del crimen organizado se habían unido con la industria maderera y distintas agencias del gobierno para saquear los bosques preciosos y sagrados con la fuerza de las armas, la comunidad indígena Purépecha de Cherán, Michoacán, México, se levantó con palos, piedras y cohetones contra lo que sólo se puede describir como su narco-gobierno. Desde entonces, han tomado control de las oficinas de las autoridades, sus armas y sus camionetas para luego echar fuera a todos los partidos políticos y todos los policías locales y estatales. Han re-establecido una forma de auto-gobernación tradicional que incluye su consejo de ancianos, su "policía" comunitaria, conocida como "la ronda," y su propio equipo para la defensa de los bosques, conocido como los "Guardabosques."

EarthSayer Simon Sidello
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Wild Law by Peter Burdon
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Do we have enought time?  What is driving the environmental crisis?   Wild Law – In Practice aims to facilitate the transition of Earth Jurisprudence from theory into to practice. Law perpetuates the ecological crisis and needs to be radically reconfigured to facilitate a viable human presence on the Earth. Peter Burdon is a Senior Lecturer at the Adelaide Law School. His PhD was in the field of ecological law and won the Bonython Prize and a University of Adelaide Research Medal for best original thesis. Since 2005 Peter has worked with Friends of the Earth Adelaide in the Clean Futures Collective.  Published on Aug 25, 2013

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Climate Change Summit by State of Maryland
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The Governor, Martin O'Malley talks about State's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan and reducing emissions by 2020 and emphasized the need for collaboration between public and private sector.

EarthSayer Governor Martin O'Malley
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Nuclear Power Plants and Global Warming by Helen Caldicott
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On March 14, 2013 Dr. Helen Caldicott spoke to over 150 people at an event Sponsored by the Princeton Coalition for Peace http://www.peacecoalition.org/ and several other organizations at the Princeton United Methodist Church.

In this her passionate 60 minutes discussion Dr. Caldicott touched on areas of abolishing all nuclear weapons and power plants, the dire impacts of global warming, new updates on the effects of radiation releases at Fukushima, Japan and the need for people to become more politically active.Published on Mar 15, 2013

EarthSayer Helen Caldicott
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Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection High Risk Energy Sources More Details
And They Just Find Climate Change a Snooze by Marty Kaplan
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A video quote from Bill Moyers' interview with Marty Kaplan, Distracted from Democracy, as published by Bill Moyers and Company on YouTube, July 12, 2013.  Be sure to now listen to the President's speech here on EarthSayers.tv.

EarthSayers Marty Kaplan; Bill Moyers
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The Hypocrisy of 'Justice for All' by Bill Moyers
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Bill reports on the hypocrisy of "justice for all" in a society where billions are squandered for a war born in fraud while the poor are pushed aside. He draws particular attention to the failing legacy of Gideon vs. Wainwright, the landmark Supreme ruling that established the constitutional right of criminal defendants to legal representation, even if they can't afford it. Turns out true justice -- not just the word that comes from our lips when we recite the Pledge of Allegiance -- is still unaffordable for those who need it most. Published on Mar 29, 2013

EarthSayer Bill Moyers
Date unknown Format Essay
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