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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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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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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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September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters is online

News & Letters, Vol. 57, No. 5 September-October 2012 You may view this issue of News & Letters in pdf form here Lead Reactionary U.S. election shows capital’s contradictions “We built it!” roared the delegates at the Republican Party convention … Continue reading

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Readers’ Views (Jan.-Feb. 2011)

From the Jan.-Feb. 2011 issue of News & Letters: Readers’ Views THE OPPOSITE OF WAR IS NOT PEACE BUT REVOLUTION Your Statement, “War threat over Korea,” issued on your website on Dec. 9 had it just right! “The continuing threat of … Continue reading

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Hazel Johnson, environmental justice and freedom fighter

Hazel Johnson, one of the most important fighters against environmental racism in the U.S., died Jan. 12. She began organizing in 1979 with other African-American residents of the Altgeld Gardens public housing project on the South Side of Chicago. Initially, … Continue reading

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