Universal Spiritual Awakening

Universal Spiritual Awakening
"Some of us ultimately see the world with open eyes. We recognize that the state is a Criminal Enterprise, shedding the illusion of its legitimacy" D.Shellenberger

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

EarthRights International

EarthRights International (ERI) is a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization that combines the power of law and the power of people in defense of human rights and the environment, which we define as "earth rights." We specialize in fact-finding, legal actions against perpetrators of earth rights abuses, training grassroots and community leaders, and advocacy campaigns. Through these strategies, EarthRights International seeks to end earth rights abuses, to provide real solutions for real people, and to promote and protect human rights and the environment in the communities where we work.

Here are a few highlights of what you'll find inside:
In 2013, Chevron tried to gain access to the email accounts of over a hundred activists who had criticized them for mass contamination and rights abuses in the Amazon. ERI's legal team stood up to their intimidation tactics, and successfully defended privacy rights.

In Bolivia, we are working to halt construction on a mega-highway that threatens indigenous and un-contacted peoples. In Cajamarca, Peru, we are using legal actions to uncover the truth about violence that met protesters at the site of the controversial Conga mine.

In South East Asia, our students, legal networks, and alumni are working to stop some of the most dangerous development projects in the region, including 11 major dams on the Mekong River that will threaten the food security of over 60 million people.

There is so much more, so please check out our report and see what else we've been up to.

The work that we do would not be possible without the support of committed people like yourself, so thank you for being a part of the movement and standing with us in defense of earth rights everywhere.

In Solidarity,EARTHRIGHTS INTERNATIONAL
The power of law and the power of people
in defense of human rights and the environment.

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