Ottawa Citizen New, old notions of land title Ottawa Citizen That came later, with the Improvement and the Enclosure movements, the emergence of a modern market economy, changes in law and its jurisdiction and the writings of foundational...
About FLOW FLOW is a non-profit organization working to ensure the waters of the Great Lakes are protected now and for future generations by recognizing the Great Lakes as a Commons, building deep public awareness and engaging the public and decision-makers about the threats and abuses facing the Great Lakes, and advancing public trust solutions to protect the rights of the people and waters of the Great Lakes Basin. 2008 FLOW started as the Flow Great Lakes Coalition in late 2008. With citizen support following nine years of Nestle litigation, Jim Olson and members of the Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation (“MCWC”) formed FLOW as a nonprofit organization. The purpose of the coalition was to patch the “product exception” leak in the Great Lakes Compact and to extend public trust protections to groundwater in Michigan. Coalition members came from all regions of the Great Lakes including Canada. FLOW’s founding members and public trust work were featured in the film titled “FLOW: For Love of Water” produced by Steven Star and directed by Irena Salina. 2011 As the Coalition evolved, it began to look at all systemic threats and abuses to the Great Lakes. The coalition leadership recognized that 20thcentury regulatory solutions were no longer working. It was very apparent that the Great Lakes were once again showing signs of decline. The 2011 dead zone in Lake Erie- the size of Rhode Island and Delaware and the lowest water levels in modern history are dreadful and painful reminders. The coalition realized that a new set of solutions were required for the 21st Century. Coalition members gathered around the ideal that all waters of Great Lakes hydrologic cycle are a commons held in public trust by the states and by the Crown in the provinces for the benefit of the people of the Great Lakes. The goals changed to build deep public awareness, educate decision makers and when necessary, advocacy based upon public trust principles and solutions to protect the Great Lakes. It was late November 2011 when the coalition established FLOW as a non-profit to fulfill these new goals. 2012 Protecting the waters of the Great Lakes Basin, including the lakes, rivers, streams and groundwater that feed them, and the rights of citizens in the Great Lakes Basin require a deep understanding of a policy framework that integrates water, food, energy and climate change to address the issues, threats, and solutions that continue to emerge across the Great Lakes Basin, As a result, the Board of Directors in the spring of 2012, establish the Flow Public Trust Policy Center. Today FLOW’S policy work is focused on scientific and legal research of relevant water issues and public trust principles to guide sound analysis, policy development and decision making at all levels. Our goal is to deeply educate citizens and decision makers and to advance public trust principles as solutions for the governance and protection of the waters of the Great Lakes Basin. Through the integrity of our work and dedication, our hope is to provide ethical guidelines for decision-makers to protect these freshwaters from current and future threats and abuses.
The Guardian Asylum-seekers: thousands rally in protest against government's policies The Guardian Thousands of people rallied around the country on Palm Sunday to protest against the federal government's asylum-seeker policies.
Protesters Rally Against Supreme Court Ruling At Burbank Hobby Lobby Store CBS Local BURBANK (CBSLA.com) — Dozens of protesters Monday gathered at a Hobby Lobby store in Burbank in response to last week's Supreme Court decision that...
(Photo via The Detroit Water Brigade) Rallying on the steps of the Michigan governor's office in Detroit, activists and religious leaders on Monday called for an immediate moratorium on the city's plan to shut off water to tens of thousands of households. “This is everybody's fight, water is a human right!” the protesters chanted. In recent weeks, activists in Detroit have mobilized against the city's efforts to cut off the water supply to 120,000 delinquent accounts, or over 300,000 city residents. News of the shut-offs has spread following a statement issued last week by the United Nations that the city's plan "constitutes a violation of the human right to water." Now, with Detroit under the media microscope, activists are hoping that the state government halts its plan to deprive residents of this essential human right and instead adopt an affordable payment plan based on an individual's income. The threat has catalyzed many individuals and groups in the community to act. The Detroit Water Brigade, which has begun distributing water and information to Detroiters facing shut off, vowed: "We are prepared to take direct action to prevent shut-offs if the city does not immediately cease and desist."
The protestors marked International Workers' Day by marching peacefully while carrying banners branded with slogans such as 'Die Yuppie Scum' and 'Anti-Capitalism and Anti-State'. However, a violent minority caused trouble once the sun went day, waging running battles with police officers.
It was a surreal scene for some, a traffic headache for others, as demonstrators set up 375 desks in neat rows Tuesday on the street in front of the headquarters of the Los Angeles Unified School District.