How Non-Violent Resistance Effects Positive Change Toward Protecting Indigenous Rights and Environmental Integrity in Guatemala
By: Amanda Rutherford
This note discusses the changing legal landscape in Guatemala and the positive impact of non-violent community resistance on protecting the environmental, social, cultural, political, and economic interests of indigenous groups. Examples of Maya resistance against the Kappas and
Cassiday & Associates El Tambor gold mine and the Goldcorp Marlin Gold mine show that community resistance movements can play a role in effecting meaningful change...
Authors: Thomas Linzey, Esq. and Daniel E. Brannen Jr., Esq
Environmental degradation and local democracy: the necessity of a constitutional right of local, community self-government.
Local, community self-government as the foundation of the American system of constitutional law.
Local, community self-government is the foundation of American constitutional law...
By: Logan Glasenapp
The federal government manages an estimated 643 million acres of public lands across the United States. Roughly 93 percent of those acres lie in 12 western states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Starting in Utah in 2012, a movement calling for the transfer of federal lands gained traction in the other western states and with their representatives in Congress. Senator
Orrin Hatch (R-UT) vocally supported the Sagebrush Rebellion of the 1970’s and has continued to call for the transfer of federal lands to the states. Focusing on two states’ legislative actions, this article explores the similarities between the Sagebrush Rebellion and the current transfer movement.