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Greens Shirts Create The Crime Of Ecocide

THE Green Shirts are coming. And they have a new crime that you are guiilty of. It’s called “ecocide”.

Among the ideas currently gaining currency is adding a crime of ecocide to the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC).  If this idea is accepted, ecocide would join war crimes, aggression, crimes against humanity and genocide as a fifth crime against peace.

The rationale behind the campaign for a crime of ecocide is similar to that of other ecological legal initiatives; namely, that addressing environmental imperatives requires a seismic shift in attitudes, practices and culture, in both the corporate and political spheres.  Catastrophes such as Deepwater Horizon highlight the failure of existing mechanisms to ensure that the commercial world’s financial and economic prowess is matched by a duty of care for the planet on which it operates, and the rights of both its current inhabitants and those yet to come.

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Posted: 3rd, June 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment

Ecocide Is Genocide And All Other Crimes

POLLY Higgins wants to tell you about ecocide. Polly is the voice for the indigenous people’s who she says don’t have one. But aren’t we all Earth’s idigenous people, apart from Tom Cruise, obviously? Her new ecocide law would prosecute “climate deniers”…

…who distort science and facts to discourage voters and politicians from taking action to tackle global warming and climate change.

Higgins knows:

Ecocide is in essence the very antithesis of life.”

Anyone reading care to say what the antithesis of life is? Yes, you with the big sythe and hoodie..?

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Posted: 12th, April 2010 | In: Reviews | Comment