Friday, May 27, 2011

Take a stand to change the course of history

Para Pamama ~ Spirit of Earth has been a proud associate organisation of 4 Years Go and is empowered by the energies that are joining up with this great calling upon all of humanity. We hope as a visitor or Member you'll join this cause and take a stand. It is time to get Real, time to Act and time for Changing things within ourselves so our outer world can change. 4 Years Go is all about enabling positive change to take root and grow with the speed of light.

http://www.fouryearsgo.org/commit/
Take a stand to change the course of history
.Humanity is on an unsustainable path, headed in a direction that no one wants—and there is limited time to turn things around. At the same time, the solutions and technologies to address this crisis already exist. What is missing is the commitment and will to act. FOUR YEARS. GO. is about generating that will.


I stand for a new dream ~

A Thriving, Just and Sustainable
Way of Life for All.


I am committed to galvanizing the collective will that makes this new dream the guiding principle of our time by the end of 2014.


This is my vow to myself and all beings.




As an expression of my participation, I will:
✥ Communicate with others and invite them to join in this commitment
✥ Adopt lifestyle practices and take actions consistent with my stand
✥ Educate myself about the issues and solutions
✥ Create my own form of participation
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Saturday, May 21, 2011

VOTE for Mother Earth help end and Eradicate Ecocide

I have an important request of you dear wonderful wise women and men. Please would you help me on this? It will take about 2-4 minutes in total, including reading this message. Then could you pass this on to all your wonderful wise women and men friends. Poly Higgins' - Eradicating Ecocide - has been entered for the People’s Book Prize.

How wonderful would it be - if her book won? Not for her, but for all of us, and for THE EARTH. I ask you to help make this happen...

A prize like this will help energize her proposal to have Ecocide made the 5th Crime Against Peace, just as we had to do with Genocide...do you know that it is only a crime to destroy large tracts of the planet during war? In peace-time there is no law against it, and so it is that the Earth is being destroyed at ever faster rate and level than before... the UN says we are at the tipping point...and her book shows how we can stop from going over the edge.
So... would you lend your shoulder to this wheel.. at this moment..for us all? Please help us all take a different route from the one we are on...one that moves away from war to one of peace....

The voting mechanism is rather clunky. You have to become a member of People’s Book Prize first, so it will take you a couple more minutes (from reading thus far!) - but the big prize – eradicating ecocide - is surely worth it.
Click here to register: http://www.peoplesbookprize.com/register.php
Thanks so much in anticipation...and please do pass this on to your wonderful networks.
http://www.peoplesbookprize.com/book.php?id=599

About Eradicating Ecocide
Polly Higgins, author of Eradicating Ecocide, barrister and international environmental lawyer proposed to the United Nations in April 2010 a law of Ecocide to be classed as an international law alongside Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, Crimes of Aggression and War Crimes as a 5th Crime Against Peace. In 1948 the United Nations created the crime of Genocide in response to the mass killings which arose out of World War Two. Now we have mass destruction of the planet. We have no adequate crime to address this injustice. Polly has proposed a definition of Ecocide as the mass 'damage, destruction to or loss of ecosystems of a given territory, whether by human agency or by other causes, to such an extent that peaceful enjoyment by the inhabitants of that territory has been severely diminished.'

In 2008 3,000 corporations caused $2.2 trillion dollars of biodiversity ecocide; in 2009 the figure is $4 trillion. 2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity and the destruction of our ecosystems is expected to be exponentially higher. "Our ecosystems are at the tipping point" say the United Nations; world systems are at risk of "rapid degeneration and collapse." Polly argues that we need now more than ever to implement the crime of Ecocide to halt the march of destruction of our ecosystems and impose upon governments a legal duty of care to assist those suffering or at risk of non-ascertainable (climate change driven) ecocide.

Implementation of the crime of Ecocide would stem the flow of destruction at source and create a pre-emptive duty on corporate activity to prohibit the mass damage and destruction to ecosystems from the outset. In so doing the crime of Ecocide becomes a powerful preventative measure that would render those in a superior position of responsibility - CEO's, heads of state and heads of financial institutions - at risk of being prosecuted where they are responsible for taking decisions that lead to, support or finance mass damage and destruction. By levying responsibility on persons, not legal fictional entities (the corporate body), successfully breaks the cycle of destruction and accrual of silent rights to destroy. In this way we can shift the protection of interests from those few who have ownership to the many who are at risk of suffering.

By legally defining Ecocide, we can also re-open the UN Trusteeship Council. In so doing, an international mechanism based on trusteeship principles can be activated to impose a legal duty of care for those communities adversely affected by ecocide. This and more about how the UN can implement the crime of Ecocide is set out in Eradicating Ecocide: Laws and Governance to Prevent the Destruction of our Planet. The book is a finalist for the Book of the Year (environment) and is a nominee for the People's Book Prize. It sets out in full the written proposal to the UN for Ecocide to be made the 5th Crime Against Peace.

For more information on the book, the proposal and about Polly see:
http://www.pollyhiggins.com/
http://www.thisisecocide.com/
Eradicating Ecocide: Laws and Governance to Prevent the Destruction of our Planet, published by Shepheard-Walwyn, London 2010.
Please vote for it here: http://www.peoplesbookprize.com/book.php?id=599 but be sure to register first here: http://www.peoplesbookprize.com/register.php
(Voting closes on the 31st of May)
Buy it online at www.thisisecocide.com

About Polly Higgins:
Polly has a track-history in creating the Earth laws we now need to change the course of history. In 2008 she proposed to the United Nations the need for a Universal Declaration of Planetary Rights, which Bolivia is now taking into the UN as the renamed Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth. Just as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was implemented at the same time as the crime of Genocide to protect the Human Right to Life, so now she is proposing the necessary crime of Ecocide to support the Earth Right to Life.
Polly has been a vocal spokesperson on Earth Jurisprudential matters for a number of years and is recognised as an expert in this field. She also loves the Earth and all who live here.
http://www.peoplesbookprize.com/book.php?id=599

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Para Pachamama Launches New initiative - Awakening the Dreamer


Para Pachamama has launched the Awakening campaign on Facebook as to facilitate the development of an online fb community group that will be focussing their intend on Awakening the Dreamer and staying awake. It is just so easy to doze of in this time and yet it is during this time that we are to fully rise to who we truly are. That's hard when we are actually half way asleep and most of the people won't even know or acknowledge that they are.

The AWAKENING THE DREAMER and STAYING AWAKE campaign will be one in  series of a follow up campaigns to keep the flame a live. Para Pachamama ~ Spirit of Earth is stepping up an octave to ensure that our responsibility in the awakening process is strong enough and taken up by those who have come to this earth to be the change.

DREAMER?
Have a look at the inside of your fridge, how much of it did you grow? How much is organic? How much isn't really real food? You are, every day, supporting a Paradigm with you choices through purchase and those paradigms are soon to be taken away, are your ready, are you truly awake? What are you doing? Where is your garden? How deep is your connection with Earth if your food is so unreal?

This is for most not a nice feeling and that is ok. We can no longer afford to be so sweet and gentle about our unconscious actions. If you are here on earth to assist we might truly start with our closest relationship to all life. What do we eat, what do we vote for to be totally ok?

SACRED ORIGINS:
PachaMama means Mother Earth in the Ancient Quechua language, Para is Spanish for "For". Bridging the Ancient and New World  languages to form the foundation of our work.

if you'd like to join this campaign go to: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=203825716322762

Email:info@parapachamama.org
Official Website: http://parapachamama.org