Short Pieces

Call for Submissions – The Sustainability Review’s Final Issue of the School Year (March 27)

The Sustainability Review (TSR) [], an online sustainability journal, is seeking submissions for its last issue of year, Spring 2012. TSR facilitates sustainability dialogue through four sections: art, opinion, features, and research.  We are an online journal edited and published by graduate students at Arizona State University and hosted by the university’s School of Sustainability.

Our publication welcomes short pieces that integrate environment, society, and economy to explore a better way forward for humankind. Please review the guidelines for word limits:

Submissions for this issue will be accepted until March 27, 2012 and will be published starting April 16, 2012. We look forward to hearing from you over the coming weeks.

Natural Rights

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Philosophically speaking ‘natural rights‘ is an element of an argument about the basis of the rights that individuals have in society.

What if nature had rights?  What if there was a Ministry of Mother Earth?  What if the experiences of people living with land were given priority?  Remember that capitalisms roots are in the extraction of value from land ownership.  The most fundamental challenge to capitalism is to challenge underlying historically based assumptions of nature’s use.  Give nature the same rights as humans.

That’s what the Bolivians are in the process of doing.  That’s provocative.  You can find a number of short pieces, including this one, and if anyone can point me to a longer discussion it would be appreciated.

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