Friday, April 22, 2011

The Law of Mother Earth

The Law of Mother Earth: Behind Bolivia's Historic Bill
Nick Buxton, YES! Magazine: "The 'Mother Earth' law under debate in Bolivia's legislature will almost certainly be approved, as it has already been agreed to by the majority governing party, Movimiento Al Socialismo (MAS). The law draws deeply on indigenous concepts that view nature as a sacred home, the Pachamama (Mother Earth) on which we intimately depend. As the law states, 'Mother Earth is a living dynamic system made up of the undivided community of all living beings, who are all interconnected, interdependent and complementary, sharing a common destiny.' The law would give nature legal rights, specifically the rights to life and regeneration, biodiversity, water, clean air, balance, and restoration." 
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