Update Sat 28 Sept 2013: this post created some debate. An response to the article below can be found here Further comments welcome ________________________________________________ September 21st is International World Peace day, and this year the UN is also dedicating this day to peace education. Today across Europe, volunteers are trying to bring awareness of ecocide…Read more The absence of thinking – Hannah Arendt and the totalitarianism of ecocide
Success -The UN is setting a task force to look at new law against corporate ecocide. This article by Cathy Fitzgerald, examines Polly Higgin's key idea and presents the online petition against Ecocide
This is an update of a post I wrote on 20 August 2013. Found abandoned on the floor of Hollywood last weekend, two works of art... __________________________ Update Summer 2016: Fellow 9 Stone Artist Annabel Konig has developed a moving project about nests as a symbol for our many ideas about 'home'. The work of…Read more The art of Sitka spruce twigs, mud and moss: now at VISUAL Carlow
Polly Higgin's work on a 'law to end ecocide' is about standing up to injustice, this time for our collective global environment. Her global campaign to end Ecocide is gathering further momentum.Recently she went to Vienna to give a speech ecocide to Austrian leaders. The Austrian Goverment is arranging cross-party political support to change the International Rome Statute to include Ecocide as an international crime.
Not quite a month ago I presented a motion on one of my key terms for my PhD studies at the National Green Party Convention to help bring this new term into the political and public domains. I was asked to make a press statement afterward and I also wrote the following article for all…Read more Further article on ecocide; a new legal framework to prevent fracking and other pollution
Update 15. 4. 2013: This motion to end ecocide was presented by Cathy Fitzgerald, Carlow Kilkenny Green Party and unanimously adopted by the Green Party of Ireland and Northern Ireland at the 2013 Green Party annual Convention in Galway on 13 April, 2013. My thanks to all who supported this. Please do not forget to…Read more Eradicating ecocide in Ireland to make sustainability legal
http://vimeo.com/deerheartfilms/hfih-trailer I've been lucky enough to catch some new documentaries at the 2012 NZ film festival... And this one, How Far is Heaven (2012) in particular relates to my previous post (the Aotearoa-New Zealand Whanganui river has recently been granted world-leading innovative legal status as an entity in its own right). Beautifully shot, this film…Read more How far is heaven: a new film on relations between a New Zealand river and its communities