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"Mother Earth" to be given human rights

Posted on Friday, 15 April, 2011 | Comment icon 51 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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A new UN treaty is being drafted that would see planet Earth being granted the same rights as humans.

Bolivia are behind the move which is aimed at granting the planet itself the right to life, to clean water and to fresh air. Ambassador Pablo Salon stated that his country, which has suffered significant environmental damage over the years due to mining, seeks to achieve harmony with nature.

"Bolivia is drawing up a draft UN treaty which would give Mother Earth the same rights as humans, including the right to life, to pure water and clean air."

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Comment icon #42 Posted by Comedian03 on 21 April, 2011, 1:04
What about rights involving consent? Do I have to get permission in writing from the Earth before I mow my lawn? plant a garden? dig a hole? I understand the reason for protecting the planet but human rights? The term 'Not Applicable' comes to mind. Ummm dude, it was a joke.
Comment icon #43 Posted by Wickian on 21 April, 2011, 4:00
Treating an inanimate object like a living thing is pointless. I've never much liked the "Mother Earth" concept. Earth is just a chunk of molten/solid rock with water and air around it. It's the ecosystems and actual living organisms on the planet that we should try not to pollute and destroy, not some abstract force.
Comment icon #44 Posted by Cradle of Fish on 22 April, 2011, 9:41
when the state elevates stones and trees above the rights of people, there is enormous potential for abuse (of people) by the state. will states move populations out of the country and into compact gettos to protect "mother earth". That's probably the most unlikely scenario anyone has ever come up with. Seriously.
Comment icon #45 Posted by Little Fish on 22 April, 2011, 10:26
That's probably the most unlikely scenario anyone has ever come up with. Seriously. it was in the cancuun climate summit exective summary. bueracrats and NGOs don't need your permission, they don't even need to inform you. "Over the next few years, the resilience – or capacity for recovery – of Mexico’s economic, social and natural systems to climate change will depend on the social, political and programmatic initiatives put in place to reinforce and restore their integrity, while reorienting development towards sustainability. For this to be possible, industrial, communications and energy in... [More]
Comment icon #46 Posted by puridalan on 28 April, 2011, 1:02
This is horrible, if we are putting human rights on mother earth...we are being in TOTAL slavery...extending to rights to a dam planet, this could go to other planets..gahd the slavery would be tremendous. The earth just is, it does not need any 'rigths'....god save us all..and yes I am just using that as a phrase..but man..that is som scary crap to be thinking that they are doing this...I hate the UN..and I hope they know this and know how f'd up they are. The End.
Comment icon #47 Posted by UFO_Monster on 28 April, 2011, 1:29
Won't happen. Ever.
Comment icon #48 Posted by Torgo on 29 April, 2011, 6:00
Don't rights usually come with responsibilities? Do we get to charge her with murder when a string of tornadoes hits a small town?
Comment icon #49 Posted by J.B. on 2 May, 2011, 19:36
Ugh, FGS. The Earth isn't a person. I can see arguing to clean up our messes--nice dream but we're gonna die off in huge numbers before it happens--but human rights do not go to an Elephant, let alone a Planet. Or a Whale. Or any animal. (They went to Dolphins, but considering some of the nasty things those creatures do. . . ) This has to be a shock tactic. There is no way in anything that this is passing.
Comment icon #50 Posted by Little Fish on 4 May, 2011, 12:54
This has to be a shock tactic. There is no way in anything that this is passing.elvating the rights of of stones and trees to the rights of humans is the same as taking away human rights for humans. what better way to take away human rights from humans than to grant the same rights to trees and stones.it will "pass", it is in Steven Rockefeller's Earth Charter, UN's Agenda 21 supported by the most powerful and influential people on the planet. your disbelief is powerless to stop it.
Comment icon #51 Posted by J.B. on 6 May, 2011, 18:02
elvating the rights of of stones and trees to the rights of humans is the same as taking away human rights for humans. what better way to take away human rights from humans than to grant the same rights to trees and stones. it will "pass", it is in Steven Rockefeller's Earth Charter, UN's Agenda 21 supported by the most powerful and influential people on the planet. your disbelief is powerless to stop it. lol. You think a U.N. Resolution matters? They never have before. It will not "pass" in my country, for damn sure. Once humans see themselves reduced to dogs under the State, half will say, "... [More]


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