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Bolivia Gives Legal Rights to the Earth

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Bolivia is to become the first country in the world to give comprehensive legal rights to Earth. It was developed by grassroots social groups and agreed to by politicians in an effort to halt climate change and the exploitation of the natural world, and to improve quality of life for the Bolivian people. Once fully approved, The Law of Mother Earth will provide the Earth with rights to: life and regeneration; biodiversity and freedom from genetic modification; pure water; clean air; naturally balanced systems; restoration from the effects of human activity; and freedom from contamination.

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No human being can exist alone.   ... by Anthony Henry Smith on Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012 at 3:05:06 PM
In my opinion, if Bolivia can hold the line on thi... by Kyle McDermott on Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012 at 6:46:38 PM
IS AWESOME!... by J Hart on Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012 at 3:20:15 PM
Bravo for Bolivia.  It will be interesting to... by Jim Miles on Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012 at 4:43:15 PM
At last a beginning. For this I hold Bolivia to be... by Tommy Wright on Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 at 9:28:48 AM