[act-ma] Why Land Use Matters to Social Justice, March 12, 7 pm, Boston

Wes Nickerson wn at wesnick.com
Sat Mar 9 14:06:50 PST 2013

Why Land Use Matters to Social Justice
Presented by the Greater Boston Chapter of the Green-Rainbow Party
Presenters: Terra Friedrichs and Elie Yarden

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 7pm

Tent City, Dow Room (first floor)
Across street from Back Bay T Station on Orange Line, next to parking  
garage ($8).
130 Dartmouth St
Boston, MA 02116

RSVP Requested (Event is Free): http://tinyurl.com/b3qy44m

Contact for more info: Mike Heichman · mikeheichman at verizon.net ·  

Increasingly our communities are held hostage by interstate commerce  
laws which value corporate rights over human rights, and force our  
communities to permit factory farms, fracking, big box stores, etc,  
which we do not want.  Federal courts increasingly rule in favor of  
corporations, effectively subjugating human rights, with land owners  
not paying the true cost of development, passing on such costs, like  
pollution cleanup, to our communities. Terra Friedrichs will  
illustrate how this "system of value extraction" works, how the money  
works, and how this affects public services.

Serious reforms are taking place at the local level to push back, to  
provide for "the commons," human needs, like: clean water, clean air,  
and a living wage. Our presenters will share tools that people are  
using across the nation to change the way that property rights are  
viewed under the law, in order to provide a more sustainable future  
for our communities, fiscally, socially, and environmentally.

Elie Yarden will present the Green-Rainbow program for change and  
discuss what is involved in implementing that agenda by organizing,  
developing tools to combat resistance to change, and electing Green- 
Rainbow Party candidates to public office.

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