Protecting our shared inheritance

The elections are over. After much thinking, many complex issues have been condensed into a single vote. Mining is one such issue which few people are impacted by or care to understand. Everyone knows deep inside that something is wrong, but what is it and how do we solve it?

Basic Income News: Goenchi Mati Movement gains political support

Genevieve Shanahan from BIEN writes about the Goenchi Mati Movement and the political support it gathered before the run-up to the Goa Assembly Elections that took place on 4 February, 2017.

Intergenerational Equity Case Study: Iron-ore Mining in Goa

In an ongoing public interest litigation (PIL) around iron-ore mining in Goa, the Supreme Court is examining how to implement the intergenerational equity, that is, the principle that future generations must inherit at least as much as the present inherited. The petitioner, the Goa Foundation, an environmental non-profit organisation, is advocating a comprehensive framework for intergenerational equity.

Goa Citizens’ Manifesto 2017 gets support from candidates

GOA (2-Feb-2017):  At the Goenche Mogi Citizens Meeting in Panaji on Republic Day, fifty five organisations and civil society groups from across Goa came together to voice their priorities and issues for the Assembly Elections on 4thFebruary.  Their issues were heard, discussed, and compiled into a Citizens’ Manifesto, that is intended to guide voters and to pressure candidates standing for election to make their stance …

Press Release: Vote only for candidates & parties that endorse the Goenchi Mati Manifesto

GOA (1-Feb-2017): On Saturday 4th Feb, people from across 40 constituencies will be casting their precious vote for a new Government. As it is our right to vote, we also have a duty to vote justly, and the responsibility to hold our elected leaders accountable to their commitments.  

PRESS RELEASE: Goenchi Mati Movement pleased with Government of India consideration of its proposal

GOA (31-Jan-2017): The Goenchi Mati Movement is pleased with the Government of India’s serious consideration of the ideas in its proposal based on Public Trust Doctrine and the principle of Intergenerational Equity. The Economic Survey of India (2016-17) released by the Finance Minister in Parliament today recognises the implications of the Supreme Court judgement in the Goa Mining case: that natural resources …

PRESS RELEASE: Goenchi Mati Movement announces support from GSRP & AAP

GOA (17-Jan-2016): The Goenchi Mati Movement (GMM) welcomes the support and endorsement by the Go Su-Raj Party (GSRP) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for the Goenchi Mati Manifesto, which rests on the fundamental principle that the minerals belong to the people, our children and future generations of Goa. The support from GSRP and AAP symbolizes courageous commitment to be responsible custodians …

PRESS RELEASE : British MP and Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer meets Goenchi Mati Movement (Goa)

GOA (12-Jan-2017): Many voters of his constituency originally hailing from Goa had contacted Mr. John McDonnell, British MP and Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, to study and consider exciting proposals emanating from Goa, India, which deal with the conservation of natural resources in the interest of future generations, respecting the principle of intergenerational equity.

PRESS RELEASE: Goenchi Mati Movement supports all India petition by mm&P

GOA (11-Jan-2016): A petition was recently launched by mines, minerals & People (mm&P), “This is the future we need”. The petition points out that since minerals are a shared inheritance, it is our duty to protect it for all generations to enjoy. Provided we have done that, we may enjoy the fruit of our shared inheritance.

Press Release: Archbishop’s statement, Judith Almeida’s endorsement welcomed by the Goenchi Mati Movement

GOA (3rd-JAN-2017): The Goenchi Mati Movement welcomes the statement of the Archbishop at the recent Annual Civic Reception endorsing the idea of intergenerational equity in mining. As was rightly pointed out, minerals are a shared inheritance. And the existing system is leading to enormous corruption and mis-governance. Update: The relevant section of the speech by the Archbishop of Goa can be viewed …