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Colorado River Dispatch #4: Lost in Canyonlands

Featured image by Michelle McCarron      by Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition In most places, Life protects the modern human’s fragile sense of self-importance by veiling the weight of time in the soft accumulation of soil, by disguising the vastness of the universe in the reassuring consistency of an undisturbed horizon, and … Continue reading Colorado River Dispatch #4: Lost in Canyonlands

Colorado River Dispatch: How Do Dams Fall?

Featured image by Michelle McCarron      by Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition Hear the white crash of her torrents on the boulders she drags through the desert, feel the unyielding red rock she pushes through, lose your balance in the impatience of her swift streams, and you’ll know: The Colorado River … Continue reading Colorado River Dispatch: How Do Dams Fall?

First Hearing in Colorado River v. Colorado

Denver, CO—For the first time in U.S. legal history, a natural entity itself will stand as a party before the court. The first hearing in Colorado River v. Colorado will address emerging legal issues in rights of nature litigation as well as the Attorney General’s Motion to Dismiss. “You can try to dismiss a complaint,” … Continue reading First Hearing in Colorado River v. Colorado

Dispatch from the Colorado River: Headwaters

The latest installment from Will Falk as he follows the Colorado River from headwaters to delta, before heading to court to argue for the Colorado River to be recognized as having inherent rights. More details on the lawsuit can be found here. You’re invited to join us in the courtroom. By Will Falk / Photo … Continue reading Dispatch from the Colorado River: Headwaters

Dispatch from the Colorado River: What Does the River Need?

     by Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition When I agreed to serve as a “next friend” to the Colorado River in a first-ever federal lawsuit seeking personhood and rights of nature for the river, I agreed to represent the river’s interests in court. On a general level, it’s not difficult to … Continue reading Dispatch from the Colorado River: What Does the River Need?

The Rights of Nature and the Power(lessness) of Law

Editor’s note: The first Rights of Nature lawsuit in the US was filed on September 25, 2017, in Denver, Colorado.  The full text of the complaint can be found here.      by Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Great Basin In the war for social and environmental justice, even the best lawyers rarely serve as … Continue reading The Rights of Nature and the Power(lessness) of Law

Invitation to Attend First-Ever Federal Rights of Nature Court Hearing

     by Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition The Rights of Nature movement has arrived in the United States! On September 25, Deep Green Resistance, with noted civil rights attorney Jason Flores-Williams, filed a first-in-the-nation lawsuit – Colorado River v. Colorado – seeking personhood for the Colorado River and recognition of the river’s rights to … Continue reading Invitation to Attend First-Ever Federal Rights of Nature Court Hearing

First-in-the-Nation Lawsuit Seeks Recognition of Rights for the Colorado River

Featured image: The 2015 Gold King Mine waste water spill in the Animas River, in southwest Colorado.  The Animas is a tributary to the Colorado River. Editor’s note: The first Rights of Nature lawsuit in the US was filed on September 25, 2017, in Denver, Colorado.  The full text of the complaint can be found here. “Contemporary … Continue reading First-in-the-Nation Lawsuit Seeks Recognition of Rights for the Colorado River

Material Support for Grassroots Long-Term Eco-Feminist Organizing

The Women’s Caucus of Deep Green Resistance is fundraising to provide a stipend to a point person who will head up feminist organizing within and on-behalf of DGR. The women of Deep Green Resistance are hard at work fighting pipelines, protecting forests, defending prairie dogs and buffalo, creating alternative media, supporting camps like Standing Rock, … Continue reading Material Support for Grassroots Long-Term Eco-Feminist Organizing

Material Support for Grassroots Long-Term Eco-Feminist Organizing

The Women’s Caucus of Deep Green Resistance is fundraising to provide a stipend to a point person who will head up feminist organizing within and on-behalf of DGR. The women of Deep Green Resistance are hard at work fighting pipelines, protecting forests, defending prairie dogs and buffalo, creating alternative media, supporting camps like Standing Rock, … Continue reading Material Support for Grassroots Long-Term Eco-Feminist Organizing