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One Head of State is all that is needed to call for an amendment to be tabled. That Head of state needs to be an existing signatory to the Rome Statute; he or she can demand it be opened for amendment and call for a review Conference where the amendment c
For the survival of all life, people and planet must be put before profit and Ecocide (i.e. large-scale industrial damage to people and the environment) must be stopped by law.
By speaking up at Rio to call for the signing of a new international law,“Ecocide the fifth “crime against peace”- alongside genocide and crimes against humanity can be made law.
Nationwide community letters of songs, music, drawings and poetry, written on rolls of white wallpaper lining, are rolling across the country on their way to Downing Street in May to demand Cameron hears the voice of the world community and goes to the G20 Summit in Rio. You can encourage your country to do the same. Join us on a roll to Rio by writing or drawing your views and concerns on an existing community letter or start one yourself.
My new home is in Stroud where I organised and hosted a one-day conference in March 2012 "What will our Legacy be?", inspired by the International campaign to make Ecocide a crime. This event brought 200 people together and spawned, through the conversation cafe, at least 7 community based initiatives.
I am Ambassador for multi-cultural partnerships across streets and cities in Uk and Ireland, an International trainer and pioneer of Nonviolence Communication, and Super Host for Film Conversation Cafes (see links below).
My moral code is : " We must put people and planet before profit". Not that we shouldn't make profit, but protecting all life must come first. The spiralling circle of destruction is out of control (like the Titanic going towards the iceberg), but I believe we can co-create a much better world and turn the problems into solutions.