On March 23, I was on a panel at the UBC Museum of Anthropology with the five remarkable people in the photo. We were discussing a stimulating and moving exhibition called The Rights of Nature, focussed on artifacts from the Amazon basin — and on the recognition by some regional governments of the legal rights of Pachamama, the complex and sophisticated Andean conception of Mother Nature.
The Green Interview has recorded more than a dozen marvellous conversations in recent weeks, and we’ll be releasing them over the coming months as they’re edited and completed. Some of these people are famous – David Suzuki, Atossa Soltani, Tzeporah Berman, Alberto Acosta.
January 21, 8:00 PM
Chris Beckett and I are in the air en route from Quito to Buenos Aires after a fantastic week in Ecuador. We spent our first three days at the Hacienda Pinsaqui in Otavalo, an hour’s drive from Quito.
Help us choose a thumbnail. And: Warrior Lawyers is published!
We need to choose a thumbnail for Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World. Here’s the photo I’ve been using:
That’s an actual shot from the film, but I don’t know how well it communicates for us.
The whole idea of promotion is to get people to pay attention to your project. For a while, not much happens – and then the project roars off like a rocket sled, and you’re frantically hanging on. Here’s some of what’s going on with the Green Rights project.
Our first full-length documentary, Salmon Wars. A new Green Interview. And the Order of Canada for your humble scribe here.
It's been busy, friends. And wonderful.
You haven't heard much from The Green Interview over the last few weeks, which I regret.
As our faithful followers know, The Green Interview strives to post one new interview every month – but if we don’t tell you we’ve done that, how would you know? And we haven’t recently told you what we’ve been up to.
The odd thing is that you can go to jail for smoking the wrong kind of cigarette or swiping a sweater from a store – but you can get away scot-free after demolishing a forest, destroying a mountain or poisoning the water that thousands of people (and other creatures) rely on for their very lives.
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“If you was twenty years younger,” snapped a union wife, “you’d fuck your way through it like you did with the crew of that fourteen-dory Yankee longliner that was in here them days.”
As Father Ron Parsons listened with amusement, a woman behind him in the picket line turned to her companion.
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Most of us finish a book and put it aside, perhaps with a cursory comment to a spouse or companion: “Great story! Interesting characters. Learned a lot.” Few ever think of writing a book review, let alone posting one.