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What’s an Effective Tactic to Reverse Climate Change and Inequity? Directly Engage Rich Kids like Ireland Baldwin to Pay What They Owe.

Both the climate crisis and the massive gap between rich and poor fundamentally derive from the same thing: Family policies that exploit the nonhuman world as a human resource, and which do nothing to ensure all children equality of opportunity. Those policies prevent human freedom, subjecting us to the will of companies like Exxon through our environment, and creating a hierarchy of power based largely on whether we were born rich or poor. Is this fair? Wealth was built by externalizing costs...

The #FamScam: An Open Letter to the Board of the Animal Legal Defense Fund

Dear Board Members, Many charities, funded by wealthy persons more interested in protecting their wealth than doing good, push distracting campaigns that do little in the face of things like massive inequity and a climate crisis set to kill millions. These groups base their planning and work on the assumptions behind the Cairo Consensus on reproductive rights, which - in what might be called the #famscam - was fundamentally exploitative of future generations and the nonhuman world, and only...

The #FamScam: An Open Letter to OxFam

Dear Gabriela Bucher, Many charities, funded by wealthy persons more interested in protecting their wealth than doing good, push distracting campaigns that do little in the face of things like massive inequity and a climate crisis set to kill millions. These groups base their planning and work on the assumptions behind the Cairo Consensus on reproductive rights, which - in what some are calling the #famscam - was fundamentally exploitative of future generations and the nonhuman world, and only...

The Fair Start Movement is the convergence of
social, eco, and reproductive justice to ensure every child a fair start in life as the first and overriding human right.

The climate crisis and worsening inequality are a threat to children everywhere – with effects being felt most by those communities least equipped to endure it. 

We can change course. Children deserve equitable conditions, right from the beginning. 

Fair Start helps shift unjust concentrations of wealth and power towards funding policies that instead empower all children with equal opportunities in life and a natural, biodiverse environment, by incentivizing and entitling well-planned, well-located, sustainable and more equitable families. In short, we promote fundamental justice and freedom by actually accounting for, and improving, fundamental power relations between people, and between people and their ecologies. This is not charity – this is fundamental justice, or ensuring that the true costs of wealth are paid back into communities in the most effective way possible.

This is something almost no other group does, and it’s the best way to avoid failed families and parental regret

Per our Newsweek piece and multiple peer-reviews, it is physically impossible for us to orient our lives and actions from a just and empowering place – or for governments to create obligations like property rights – without first ensuring through Fair Start planning truly fair, inclusive and participatory communities that can actually consent to such rules.

Fair Start family planning entitlements, which empower children, get us there. 

Starting Upstream:

THe Most Effective APproach 

 A fair start in life is the first human right – it overrides all others. It is what children are entitled to under the Children’s Rights Convention, and what allows them to eventually be free from the power of others, and truly self-determining.

Ensuring a a fair start is the most effective and just thing we can do with impacts well beyond downstream alternatives. Let’s take back the wealth women and children deserve to make the best future for all. It’s time for truly comprehensive reproductive justice. Family planning entitlements that ensure children ecologically and socially equitable conditions of development are the first and overriding human right.  

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The #FamScam: An Open Letter to OxFam

The #FamScam: An Open Letter to OxFam

Dear Gabriela Bucher, Many charities, funded by wealthy persons more interested in protecting their wealth than doing good, push distracting campaigns that do little in the face of things like...

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