Tag Archives: environmental justice

Tour the world’s most polluted places

Few people relish pollution tourism and fewer still can so appropriately express their disgust and delight as Andrew Blackwell in “Visit Sunny Chernobyl: And Other Adventures in the World’s Most Polluted Places.” Continue reading

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Canada’s First Nations against fracking

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) attacked men and women of the Mi’kmaq and Elsipogtog First Nation for blocking a New Brunswick highway in protest of Southwestern Energy doing seismic testing to determine whether local shale gas deposits merit fracking. Continue reading

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Fake Burmese reforms

From the January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters: Fake Burmese reforms When highly lauded Burmese human rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi doubted whether the Rohingya Muslims really belong in Burma, the incipient racism and ethnic chauvinism echoed personally. … Continue reading

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Idle No More

From the January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters: ‘Idle No More’ Winter is often seen as a quiet time in Canada. In one area, however, there is a major event right now: the emergence of a new and powerful … Continue reading

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Shifang protest

From the September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters: Shifang protest Chinese officials in Sichuan province bowed quickly to mass protests and withdrew plans on July 3 for construction of a $1.6 billion molybdenum copper processing plant in Shifang town. … Continue reading

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Workshop Talks: Chevron refinery’s ‘acceptable risks’

From the September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters: Workshop Talks Chevron refinery’s ‘acceptable risks’ by Htun Lin On Aug. 6, a huge toxic plume, caused by a massive fire from a leak at the Chevron refinery, spread over Richmond, … Continue reading

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Wangari Maathai

From the November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters: Wangari Maathai “By planting trees, my colleagues in this grassroots movement and I planted ideas. The ideas, like the trees, grew.” —Wangari Maathai (1940-2011) Dr. Wangari Maathai never forgot the power … Continue reading

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