City officials bumped the planned removal of more than 105 trees. But bird harassment efforts at Brackenridge are continuing.
Tag: rights of nature
VIDEO: Full Brackenridge Park Tree Tour Preceding Critical HDRC Vote
San Antonio’s Parks & Recreation Department got an earful from dozens of residents joining a weekend site tour of proposed bond project construction at Brackenridge Park. They have one last shot at stalling the project.
Honor All Life: Make Ecocide an International Crime
To stop the destruction of life on this planet, international criminal codes must expand beyond human-focused war crimes and genocide to include ecocide—recognizing non-human life has inherent value. Heather Alberro & Luigi Daniele A movement of activists and legal scholars is seeking to make “ecocide” an international crime within the […]
‘Terrified’ Pennsylvania General Energy Company Seeks to Destroy Local Rights of Nature Law
‘PGE throwing another lawsuit at us to try to bring us to heel, when our community has overwhelmingly said “hell no” multiple times.’ Jessica Corbett/Common Dreams In a clear signal of how the fossil fuel industry feels about efforts to enact Rights of Nature protections that safeguard communities and the […]
EP13: Charles Roundtree Bloom Project; Rights of Nature in SATX, Yanawana Herbolarios
Deceleration.Live Episode 13 comes after a month-long break at the broadcast. In it we weave together several critical conversations on emerging movements and thought rising in San Antonio, including a talk with Ki’Amber Thompson of the Charles Roundtree Bloom Project, a nascent initiative connecting kids of incarcerated parents with the […]
PODCAST: Rights of Nature Arrives in San Antonio
Deceleration · 14: Rights of Nature Movement Reaches San Antonio Marisol Cortez In Spring of 2012, at the tail end of my time teaching in Lawrence, Kansas, I had the privilege of attending the Rights of Mother Earth Conference at Haskell Indian Nations University. I’d found my way to Haskell […]
On the Rights of Wild Rice
The White Earth Band of Ojibwe Legally Recognized the Rights of Wild Rice. Here’s Why. Editor’s Note: Originally published last year in YES! Magazine, this piece by Indigenous writer, scholar, and environmental justice thinker Winona Laduke lays out an important framework that has greatly informed our work at Deceleration–namely, the […]
Can Ecuador’s ‘Buen Vivir’ translate in the United States?
San Antonio’s PR teams are advancing a particular vision of sustainability. And they’re tapping into the language of “buen vivir.”