Can Mother Earth hold the same rights as people?

With Rose Aguilar and Sandip Roy
Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Is it possible to grant Mother Earth the same rights as people? And what does that mean? On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation on a new law in Bolivia, which redefines natural resources as blessings and gives nature the same rights as human beings. How does it translate into policy? Is it possible to curtail climate change and environmental destruction by giving Mother Earth the same rights as humans? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you. Guests: Dr. Wilma Subra, founder and president of the Subra Company of New Iberia and an accomplished environmental scientist who has been on the frontlines fighting for the rights of local communities in Louisiana following the Gulf Spill. Pablo Solon, Bolivia's Ambassador to the United Nations. Martin Wagner, the managing attorney at Earth Justice, an organization that works through the courts on behalf of citizen groups, scientists, and other parties to ensure government agencies and private interests follow the law. Click to Listen: Can Mother Earth hold the same rights as people?


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