This world lost a dedicated eco-warrior this week.
For decades, Polly Higgins fought for ecocide to be recognized as an international crime.
Higgins, who died of cancer on April 21, believed that until we have a law to prosecute those who destroy the planet, corporations will never be called to account for their crimes.
In October, 2016, OCA joined a coalition of international groups that organized the Monsanto Tribunal, where we also called on the international courts to recognize ecocide, and hold Monsanto accountable for its role in destroying the planet.
To date, our collective efforts have so far failed to establish ecocide as an international crime. But people like Higgins remind us that we should never stop trying.
With your support, we’ll keep the fight alive. In the meantime, in memory of Polly Higgins, you can sign up here to become an Earth Protector, and carry Higgins’ work forward.