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Rachel's Democracy & Health News #842 -- Can Regulation Succeed?

Publication Date:

February 16, 2006

Abstract:

The story of Erin Brockovich centered around chromium pollution, and it seemed to tell of a great victory for people who had been harmed. But underneath that story lies a deeper tale of the systematic corruption of science for the purpose of undermining the U.S. system of chemical regulation...

Rachels Democracy & Health News #833

Publication Date:

December 15, 2005

Abstract:

{*} AP: MORE BLACKS LIVE WITH POLLUTION {*} THE 14 'MOST WANTED' CORPORATE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATORS OF 2005 {*} $20B IN DOUBT FOR GREAT LAKES FIX {*} WORLD HEALTH BODY LINKS ECOSYSTEM INJURY TO HUMAN HEALTH PROBLEMS {*} 'CLEAN COAL' DIRTY, GROUPS SAY...

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Authors:

Montague, Tim

Publication Date:

November 24, 2005

Abstract:

{*} CAN THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT REGAIN ITS MOXIE? {*} THE NEW FACE OF ENVIRONMENTALISM {*} CLIMATE, HEALTH RELATED...

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Supreme Court Abolishes OSHA, EPA

Authors:

Barab, Jordan

Publication Date:

July 6, 2005

Abstract:

Though the headline is a spoof, the article is a serious look at the issues of corporate power riding on the appointment of a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor....

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Fear of Speaking Out About Public Health Issues

Authors:

Montague, Peter

Publication Date:

April 8, 2005

Abstract:

Paper prepared for a conference of public health students, giving examples of public health professionals afraid to speak out, speculating why the "powers that be" might want to intimidate public health officials, and suggesting steps that young professionals could take to reduce the likelihood of b...

The New Political Compass

Authors:

Ray, Paul H.

Publication Date:

April 15, 2002

Abstract:

An analysis of the shifting U.S. political landscape by Paul H. Ray, who wrote the book, The Cultural Creatives....

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The New Political Compass, (PDF, 166 KB)

Neighborhood Knowledge

Publication Date:

January 15, 2002

Abstract:

Describes the development and use of "environmental indicators" as a way for residents of Oakland to measure how their community is doing, year by year....

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Neighborhood Knowledge, (PDF, 1476 KB)

Building the Bridge to the High Road

Authors:

Swinney, Dan

Publication Date:

June 15, 2002

Abstract:

In this paper, Dan Swinney contrasts a "high road" economy (businesses using modern technologies to compete successfully and to pay good wages with benefits) vs. the low road in which workers and the enviromment are exploited. Swinney says the U.S. environmental, labor and social movements have got...

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The Death of Environmentalism

Publication Date:

September 29, 2004

Abstract:

Describes the failure of the environmental movement to achieve solutions to the global warming problem as a failure to define the problem in a way that clarifies core values and thus makes possible creation of an effective political coalition. Calls for rethinking the way environmentasl work has be...

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Secrets Under the Sun

Authors:

Leiby, Richard

Publication Date:

July 20, 1997

Abstract:

Many workers harmed by exposure to chemicals during manufacture and maintenance of high-tech military aircraft at secret airbase in Nevada....

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