Earth Jurisprudence

Earth Jurisprudence

Here we all are
Yet man does not exist alone
The Creation is not at his par
While man destroys its’ home

Man cries rants and raves
About the genocide of a man
While 50,000 species go to their graves
Each year simply because of man can

The symbiosis that sustains all
Is forgotten for a corporate profit
All life may soon come to fall
A tree fallen kills more than the forest

Who stands up for your right
When you are carted off to the Court
No solicitor defended an extinct mite
For a frog no war was fought

The Dodo had no High Court appeal
And the forests fall to the law
Man has broken the Seventh Seal
And the law the Beast of a corporate Whore

50,000 species ended this year
And the same or more in the next
Lose of money is mans one fear
If species man died it would save the rest.

9.37pm 6th August 2009
copyright Gregory John O’Flaherty

Earth Jurisprudence

Gregory John O'Flaherty

Maryborough, Australia

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Earth Jurisprudence is the concept that the earth has rights.

In 2008, Ecuador, amended its’ constitution to recognise that nature has the right to exist, persist, maintain and regenerate its natural cycles, structures, functions, and its procession in evolution..

In Adelaide, south Australia, starting 16- 18th August 2009, Friends of the Earth Adelaide, with, Conservation Council of South Australia, and the University of Adelaide will be hosting Australias’ first conference on Earth Jurisprudence. www.adelaide.foe.org.au
( from Arena magazine No. 100 )

P.S. 30th September 2010. News reports today have it that 1/5, that is 20% of the earths plant species are in immediate danger of going to extinction !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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