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    • Oregon Constitution, Article I, Section 1. Natural rights inherent in people. We declare that all men, when they form a social compact are equal in right: that all power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their peace, safety, and happiness; and they have at all times a right to alter, reform, or abolish the government in such manner as they may think proper.





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Catch Paul Cienfuegos every Tuesday night on KBOO Evening News from 5-6PM for his commentary on community rights.

kboo_sponsor The growing movement to limit the “rights” of corporations and rein in their destructive practices at the local level through ordinances and ballot initiatives is explored with Thomas Linzey of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund and Paul Cienfuegos of Community Rights PDX. Hosted by Paul Roland. 58:21 min Listen in.

Listen: Panel on Indigenous Sovereignty & Rights of Nature in Local Governance

Featuring Paul Cienfuegos, Aurolyn Stwyer (Warm Springs & Wasco), Marie of the People’s Water Trust, & Treothe Bullock at the 2014 Cascadia Rising: A Bioregional Confluence

klcc City Club of Eugene features a debate, “GMOs – State or Local Control?”. Ann Kneeland of the Community Rights Lane County group and an opponent with a very different view on local control of GMO agriculture debate it out on public radio. 60 min Listen in.