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This is a film of the talk at Stroud Sub Rooms, 10th March 2012, about the campaign to make ecocide a crime. The video includes highlights of a talk by Joe Hall, Head of Campaigns for Eradicating Ecocide and a personal message from California to Stroud from Polly Higgins, Earth Lawyer. Following the talk and lunch, participants joined in with the workshop looking at how to take these ideas forward in Stroud. See photos by Ruth Davey of the event here.
You can see Polly’s whole personal presentation to Stroud at: http://youtu.be/F1lUtuOVPSc
1. Write to PM to encourage him to go to the Earth Summit and support the actions against ecocide: http://www.number10.gov.uk/contact-us/
2. If you are a woman sign a letter to world leaders:
3. Send a love letter to the Earth:
4. See more about how you can help the campaign at:
See also two live music performances from the day: http://stroudcommunity.tv/music-from-eradicating-ecocide-talk/
See a short film of the trial mentioned in the talk: http://youtu.be/_hMjGPQOUjc
“200 people gathered from the north, south and west of the UK in Stroud to see how can we leave a legacy of joy and peace for future generations, protect species and encourage business in green economics new science and agriculture. The Earth law we take to Rio in June 2012 bears this message ‘Ecocide is a crime against peace and all life on our planet’. We join with voices from across the world and demand Heads of States take responsibility by signing this and transforming the law.’ Trish Dickinson, the Stroud event organiser
“The Ecocide trial is a very important step in waking us up to the violence which is the foundation of the current economy.” Vandana Shiva, philosopher and activist
“This Ecocide law may be the only way to make climate criminals rethink their crimes of commission and omission” Nnimmo Bassey, chair of Friends of the Earth
“Unlimited growth assumes unlimited resources, and this is the genesis of Ecocide.” Maude Barlow, former UN advisor
“The object of the Ecocide Act is not just aimed at companies it is aimed at individuals… individual responsibility is the only way there will be any change.” Michael Mansfield QC, leading human rights lawyer