Thomas Linzey

Thomas Linzey is a Senior Legal Counsel at the Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights (CDER)

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A young girl plays with colorful rose petals during the Inti Raymi celebration in the village of Pesillo, Ecuador. The highland Indians, wearing beautiful costumes, dance, drink and sing with no rest. Colorful processions in honor of the God Inti (Sun) pass through the mountain villages giving thanks for the harvest and expressing their deep relation to the Mother Earth (Pachamama). (Photo by Jan Sochor/Latincontent/Getty Images) Views
Friday, July 10, 2020
Rights of Nature: One Big Step for Nature, One Small Step for Humankind
Between the forest fires, plagues, and locusts, it’s beginning to look like humanity has finally breached the “seventh seal,” initiating a showdown of biblical proportions. Unlike the holy version, however, this time humankind has only itself to blame. In a statement released in June, leaders at...
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Given our seemingly imminent demise, it is time we dial up the type of radical change these prior movements delivered. (Photo: Flickr/ChrisA1995/cc) Views
Tuesday, July 02, 2019
The Meek Be Damned on Global Warming
In May, an international group of scientists warned that over a million of the Earth’s species are being driven to extinction; before that, researchers reported the climate was warming faster than even the most pessimistic projections. Worse yet, another report gave humanity just over thirty years...
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Wednesday, January 04, 2012
A Bill of Rights for Occupied Communities
When communities try to keep corporations from engaging in activities they don’t want, they often find they don’t have the legal power to say “no.” Why?
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