As TEG fights against the Gross Dam project, We the People 2.0 reveals how the regulatory and legal system we must engage with are historically rigged by corporate influence. It explains how, and why we must change this corrupt system by a revolution from the grass roots of our communities, declaring the rights for Nature, and for our communities.
We the People 2.0 (A film by Leila Connors) is an eye opening film that reveals a history of our legal system of which most of us are unaware. It reveals why we have no rights against these corporate abuses, and what we can do about it. To realize the depth of corporate power beginning with the founding of the nation, and even before, to British Common Law, and finally, to understand why corporations have taken over our government, come and see this film. You will be profoundly enlightened, and motivated for bringing change, real change, from the grassroots of our communities. If you care about democracy … You don’t want to miss this film.
Gilpin County Public Library
Saturday, April 21, 2018 @1:00 p.m.
Film starts at 1:00, so please arrive a little early.
Nederland Community Center
Thursday, April 26, @ 7:00 p.m.
Film starts at 7:00, so please arrive a little early.
About We the People 2.0
Around the country corporations assert their power in destructive activities of extraction, and dumping. They do this in our communities, under the law of the nation, and authorized by the Constitution. Communities are bound by laws to allow these activities no matter the harm they cause to the land, water, air we breathe, or to the people who live in those communities. If communities intervene to stop the corporations they get sued, and they are required to compensate the corporations for profits they may have made. That’s the law!
Regulatory agencies, supposedly charged with protecting the public, determine the allowable amounts of toxic pollutants that can be in our food, our soil, water, and air, and even in our bodies. These regulations are influenced, or actually written by the corporations they are to regulate. Isn’t an appropriate question we should ask, “Why should we have “any” toxins in our environment or in our bodies?” We shouldn’t, but that’s the law!
Others agencies such as the EPA, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or the U.S. Forest Service use Environmental Impact Statements to make citizens believe their concerns are being addressed. These EIS’s create an illusion of public participation and government responsibility, when the reality of their effective use is to offer corporations a clearer understanding of how they can sidestep any valid regulatory impediments. Rarely, does an EIS stop a project from happening.
The oil and gas industry is fracking in east Boulder County, the U.S. Forest Service is engaged in a huge deforestation project in Boulder and Gilpin counties, Martin Merrietta is developing a strip mine near Lyons, and Denver Water is attempting a devastating five year construction project to raise the level of Gross Reservoir Dam. The regulatory agencies are all engaged, and the people who live where this is happening are run in regulatory circles while trying to stop the destruction and toxification of the natural environment in their communities.
The system is “fixed”. It needs to be broken! Come and meet (in the film) the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, a pro-bono non-profit, legal community, helping communities change the system.
There is a “legal” revolution underway to bring democracy to our communities, to give needed rights to our exploited natural environment, and to the people who share that space.
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