globalfrackdownallies] Chile: “announced a proposed new constitution written by a democratically elected convention, and it is likely the most legitimate constitution in the world, as it is written boldly in the context of the climate crisis. …. A stunning achievement.”
We are not the leader anymore. We have been coup-ed. Corporate owns America lock, stock and barrel and all the branches of our government, executive, legislative and judicial. It was a brilliant, clever, ingenious, insidious, devious coup. There were plenty of warnings of the impending coup that we systematically ignored and dismissed. Par for the course.
Since we allowed our precious freedom and rights to be abducted by a heartless, amoral, entity e.g. Exxon et al, Monsanto, Big Ag, Big Pharma, Industrial Complex, Gun lobby, Big media, Big god it now has everything it needs and wants to rule with absolute power and control. It is both fictitious which means you can’t file criminal charges against it for poisoning Mother Earth and killing every living thing in its wake because it is not a physical being even though it can live forever, in perpetuity.
And it is a real person with Constitutional rights to earn more money than god, money talks, for raping and pillaging our water, oceans, air, soil, trees, mountains, raw earth minerals because that would infringe on its right to earn a living. Legalize murder. It is both dead and alive and immortal all at the same time. Supercon-atural What a feat. What a coup. So we are now the United States of America, INC.
Chile, Iceland, Costa Rica, New Zealand, India, even China is kicking our butts. Corporate Oil, Pharma, Ag, military industrial complex, Gun lobby, Media don’t have an honest bone in its body, oh right, it doesn’t have a body so honesty is not an issue. We could be world leaders in making this a safer, healthier, cleaner world if we just teamed up with the right partner. Nature is the answer to all our problems and INC can’t kill Her fast enough.
Our leaders are making all the wrong choices for all the wrong reasons and that is going to get us deader, faster. We, USA,INC., are using and promoting killer chemicals and industries that at least 10 other countries have officially banned because of their known, proven deadly toxicity to all living things. WE, USA,INC., are expert at killing things and have not figured out a single way to bring something back to life. Hoisted by our own petard and the coup d’etat of the great transfer of power. Ironic isn’t it? ‘ A democratically elected convention’ formed by real people in Chile, is going to lead the way by teaming up with the most powerful force on earth that has nothing but unconditional love for Peace and Harmony as Her top Priority. Nature will have the last say. [globalfrackdownallies] Chile: “announced a proposed new constitution written by a democratically elected convention, and it is likely the most legitimate constitution in the world, as it is written boldly in the context of the climate crisis. …. A stunning achievement.”
This week, Chile announced a proposed new constitution written by a democratically elected convention, and it is likely the most legitimate constitution in the world, as it is written boldly in the context of the climate crisis. A [thread] on its inspiring climate provisions. Please note, this thread is among the most complete translations of the climate provisions into English yet, so* please share widely so people know how serious this really is.* Right wing forces are trying to undermine and delegitimize an admirable, equitable democratic process, implying their preference for a dictator's decree over the will of Chilean people. On Sep 4th, Chile will vote on this Constitutional proposal, with fierce right wing opposition. Intl solidarity is urgently needed to fend off these attacks on Chile’s popular sovereignty. Early sections of the constitution inscribe environmental protection, environmental education, and the right to clean air and a healthy environment as basic human rights. Nature is given an inherent right to exist and other rights cannot impede that. ... Chapter 3 covers nature and environment. It’s tremendous. It outlines state responsibility to protect nature’s rights and guiding principles inc. environmental justice and international solidarity. The state is mandated to work to prevent, mitigate, & adapt to the climate crisis! Ch. 3 has four sections. The first covers broadly defined natural commons, which are guaranteed for present and future generations and include water, air, the atmosphere, and underground. Ecosystem integrity is protected, including watersheds, glaciers, permafrost, oceans, etc. The second covers water. Chile is the only country on earth with a fully privatized water market and it has Latin America's highest water prices. The constitution would make water a human right equitably distributed by a Nat'l Water Agency and a participatory governance system. Sec. 3 establishes “absolute and exclusive domain” over all minerals & fossil fuels. Any mining is made to consider their finite non-renewable nature and enviro/social concerns. Glaciers, parklands, & big water bodies are excluded from mining. Companies are made liable for harms. The last section of Chapter 3 is especially creative. It establishes and outlines an autonomous body to protect the legal rights of nature, building on an Indigenous-led tradition that has been tested at smaller scales in the US, Ecuador, and India. The proposed Chilean constitution enshrines Indigenous sovereignty (Article 5), official Indigenous languages (12), self-determination (34), and representation (162). These are central pillars of its environmental legitimacy. ... In other sections, financial activities are made to consider the environment. The Central Bank, state financial activities, and any creation or change of territories to consider environmental protection as a core part of the process. ... The Chilean people have risen up and rejected a constitution written by fascist generals and US ideologues. They've proposed an alternative (linked in Spanish) that could well be the most reasonable constitution in the world. A stunning achievement.